Wind Energy Articles

  • Waterworld: In the European Union, Hydropower is the key to a renewable energy future

    In September, the European Commission in Brussels proposed an ambitious new goal for renewable energy in the region: a 55% reduction in greenhouses gases by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) to put Europe on track toward climate neutrality by 2050. To get there, EU countries are going to have to accelerate their efforts around renewable energy. Much of that will be in the form of solar panels and ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Pump It Up: How an Alpine Lake Became a Massive Battery Ready to Feed the Grid on a Moment’s Notice

    Two crystal-clear blue lakes in the Swiss canton of Valais, Lac d’Emosson and Lac du Vieux Emosson, look at first glance like any number of local glacier-fed tarns, surrounded by mountains and crystalline air blowing down the slopes of nearby Mont Blanc. But first impressions can be misleading: The twin bodies of water are central components of Nant de Drance, one of the world’s most ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Data Centers’ Energy Use Rises - What’s Next for Efficiency?

    We’ve often heard that for companies to lessen carbon footprint and become environmentally friendly, they must go online or put their papers and process in the “cloud”. But that’s not really the case, as storing files in the cloud also translates to renting a physical space where those data will be stored and accessed when needed. These places are called data centers. They ...


    By AKCP

  • British Sea Power: New Transmission Technology is Helping UK Offshore Wind Farms go Bigger, Farther

    When the English playwright Thomas Heywood used the phrase “as common as coals from Newcastle” - pointing out something that was just plain ordinary - his London audience knew exactly what he was talking about, even in the early 1600s. For centuries, the abundance of coal around Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northeast England not only helped shape English idioms, but it also fueled the ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Homespun Wisdom: This Breton Factory is Making Powerful Turbines for France`s 1st Offshore Wind Farm

    If you’ve ever flown over the coast of Western Europe and marveled at the view of giant offshore wind farms breaking the monotony of the sea, then one thing is certain: You weren’t flying over France. The country may boast a long coastline, incorporating the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Riviera, but France has not tapped offshore wind, unlike its European neighbors such ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Fulcrum3D Sodar - Clarke Creek Wind Farm - Case Study

    Fulcrum3D treats all information regarding monitoring sites in the strictest of confidence. Below is a case study from monitoring sites that we are at liberty to discuss with express permission from our clients. Clarke Creek Wind Farm Lacour Energy is an Australian renewable energy development company focused on developing premium wind and solar projects across Australia. Goldwind Australia ...


    By Fulcrum3D P/L

  • The Highs and Lows of Renewable Energy in 2020

    IFS Vice President of Energy, Utilities and Resources, Colin Beaney, discusses the highs and lows of the renewable energy sector through 2020, and looks at the factors at play influencing its future It’s been an up and down year for the renewables sector In my recent IFS Mindfuel presentation, I talked about the global growth in the demand for energy, and how the share of this demand met ...


    By IFS

  • This Turbine will Power the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

    Last December, when Time magazine listed the Haliade-X among the best inventions of 2019, it was just one in a series of milestones for the mighty machine — the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today. Following its moment in the media spotlight, the Haliade-X proceeded to set a world record by generating 288 megawatt-hours of electrical energy in a single day. Now it’s ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Tarawa solar ybrid farm Republic of Kiribati, Central pacific island

    Production: 500 kWp of photovoltaic production with Vergnet’s Hybrid Wizard® Total power: 500 kWp Commissioned: September 2015 Operations and Maintenance: Vergnet SA Solar Hybrid Solutions and Cost Savings for Tarawa The projects form part of the UAE’s support for economic and social development of Pacific island nations, while also showcasing the ...


    By Vergnet Eolien

  • Nouadhibou wind farm mauritania, West africa - Case Study

    Customer: SNIM Wind Turbine: 16 Vergnet GEV MP-C, 275kW, 32m rotor diameter, 55m hub height Total power: 4.4 MW Commissioned: 2011 Operations and Maintenance: SNIM Vergnet GEV MP Wind Turbines Deliver Energy and Cost Savings for SNIM Iron Mine Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM), Africa’s second largest producer of iron ore, ...


    By Vergnet Eolien

  • Aleipata wind hybrid farm independent state of samoa - Case study

    Wind Turbines: 2 Vergnet GEV MP C 275 kW, 32m rotor diameter, 55m hub height Total power: 550 kW Commissioned: August 2014 Operations and Maintenance: Vergnet S.A Vergnet GEV MP Wind Turbines Deliver Energy and Cost Savings for Aleipata The Aleipata Wind Farm is the first wind farm to be commissioned in the Independent State of Samoa. The Vergnet project was ...


    By Vergnet Eolien

  • Concentrated Solar Power 101 – A Solar Setup in the Makes

    Have I ever told you about my love for Morocco? Easily one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to. The aromatic spices, the lovely hospitality, the beauty of the country, and yes, I’ve tried but I cannot make couscous as good as I’ve had there. Add concentrated solar power to this mix, and won’t it just be too good to be true? So yeah, it wouldn’t be incorrect to ...


    By Powerhub

  • Covid-19, Blackouts and Wildfires Demand New Energy Policy Initiatives

    Covid-19, blackouts and increasing wildfires put CA residents at extreme risk. Dramatic steps to modernize our power grid with distributed customer-sited generation and storage are needed to mitigate these growing hazards Covid-19, rolling blackouts and the potential for a far more extreme wildfire season are putting Californians in danger. We need to take dramatic steps to ...


    By Simpliphi Power, Inc.

  • Subsidy Independence – A Step Closer to Energy Asset Management Transformation

    The marathon renewable energy assets have been running for more than a decade seems to be approaching the finish line. Where we started off with handmade #gogreen slogans, and a wishlist of subsidies; today, clean energy asset management has come a long way. Hence, it has become competitive enough to add subsidy independence to its ever-growing list of strengths. Across the world, renewable ...


    By Powerhub

  • The Successful Wind Asset Management Services Playbook

    Effective asset management has become a buzz word in wind. We talk about it a lot. We peer at it from various lenses. And we pick at it from dawn to dusk. We get it. As renewable energy developers, managers, and consultants, we want answers: what really makes for effective wind asset management services? Today, as we round up a decade of actively campaigning for renewable energy, onshore wind ...


    By Powerhub

  • Clean Energy in Rural Areas

    The environmental and economic benefits of clean energy have been well documented. However, not everyone experiences these benefits equally. As discussed in our July blog post, racial discrepancies have an impact on who is more likely to receive the benefits of clean energy, but geographic location also plays a role in determining who benefits. The five most populated counties in North Carolina ...

  • A Low-Tech Approach To Energy Storage: Molten Metals

    The ability to store energy promises to revolutionize the way we generate, transmit and use electricity — making renewable sources such as wind and solar cheaper and more dependable. Get up to speed on the coronavirus outbreak and other news Boston is talking about. Add our daily newsletter to your morning routine. Sign up now. Massachusetts is one of just three states requiring ...


    By Ambri Incorporated

  • Wind Turbine Asset Management – Repowering Old Fleets

    A talk on efficient wind turbine asset management is incomplete without answering the question; ‘what happens to turbines after their useful life?’ Dismantling them is easy. And yes, it is an option. But with this great weather, why would you?! As most of the world’s first-generation turbine fleets reach their end of life, the great minds in wind want to make sure they have a ...


    By Powerhub

  • Producing Green Hydrogen with Renewable Electricity

    Hydrogen is an essential component of fuel cells. Sure, we all know that. However, did you know that all types of the gas are not created equally? Green hydrogen has gained a lot of momentum in renewable circles today. Hydrogen is produced by electrolyzing water. The process involves passing an electric current through water (under regulated conditions) to break its chemical composition. A ...


    By Powerhub

  • Presenting the Leader in Wind Project Installations – Asia

    Wind power has shown great potential in the last decade. And Asia has been leading the mandate for wind project installations, both onshore and offshore. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s Future of Wind report makes a number of predictions about wind asset management in the region. According to their analysis, Asia’s traditional, onshore power capacity could jump to ...


    By Powerhub

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