Wind Energy Articles

  • 500kW Wind Turbine for AG Barr - Case Study

    From their production facility in Cumbernauld, AG Barr Plc produces some of Scotland’s favourite drinks. This includes Irn Bru, Strathmore Water and Rockstar. Wishing to upgrade the site and expand, AG Barr faced either a substantial upgrade fee from Scottish Power in excess of £1,000,000 or to think outside the box and find other ways of delivering additional power. ...


    By Absolute Solar and Wind Ltd

  • Solar farm for Mackies Ice Cream - Case Study

    The Mackie family have been farming at Westertown farm since 1912 and Mackie’s of Scotland is now a well-known Scottish food brand. Mackie’s were formerly a milk retail company and in 1986 began making ice cream. They have an ambition to be the greenest company in the UK. In 2014/2015, Absolute successfully won a tender against SSE to install Scotland’s first solar farm. It was ...


    By Absolute Solar and Wind Ltd

  • Diagnosing wear faults - High-throughput screening of wind-turbine gearbox samples using the LaserNet 230 and automatic sample processor (ASP).

    The major issue for premature failure in wind-turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind-turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from around the bearings. The LaserNet 230 particle counter and ferrous debris monitor has been shown to be an excellent analytical tool for end users to ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Forecasting Exercise - Case Study

    Objective: In 2005, AEE promoted a project related to the prediction of wind farm energy production, known as the Prediction Exercise. The project was financed by AEE and by companies that own the parks, as well as by a subsidy from the PROFIT programme of the ...

  • SKILLWIND - Case Study

    Objective: SKILLWIND was the result of the desire of several European countries to create a standardised training programme for the wind energy sector, with the aim of standardising training content and thus facilitating the mobility of workers between different countries. The result of the SKILLWIND project was an interactive game or 'serious game' for smartphones that ...

  • TOWERPOWER - Case Study

    Objective: TOWERPOWER was focused on the development of a real-time remote monitoring system to diagnose the aging of the metal structure of offshore turbines. The ultimate goal was to reduce maintenance costs in offshore wind energy. ...

  • SIMULWIND - Case Study

    Objective: SIMULWIND came into being as a result of the training needs of new professionals in the wind energy sector to face the challenges posed by the digitalisation of wind farms in industry 4.0. The scope of the project consists of the development of a computer simulator designed for training in maintenance and risk prevention in wind farms, with the aim of reproducing the ...

  • The future of Solar Power

    When you think of renewable energies, what do you think of? Hydro power? Wind energy? In fact, they have proven to be the most popular in recent years. Hydro power in its current form is the cheapest of the renewable energies. Wind power is the fastest growing. However, there is a renewable energy that is far more versatile ...

  • 800 kW Rooftop PV System Install St. Maarten Case Study

    The Westin Hotel, located in beautiful Sint Maarten has decided to install the islands largest rooftop PV system to help offset the expensive energy provided by the utility. The 900 kW system was installed by SXW Wind Power and utilizes Sollega’s FR5 ballasted hybrid racking system. The project was finish quickly and under budget. ...


    By Sollega, Inc

  • Self-Closing Safety Gates for Regulating Platform Access - Case Study

    Semco Maritime is a project engineering company and they needed a safety solution to secure access to specific platforms. These platforms were used as a means by which semco Maritime would transport wind turbine blades.  Kee Safety's Self-Closing Safety Gate served as the perfect method of access protection that would keep workers safe and stand up against the elements for the long ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Tidal power - A different perspective

    Kepler Energy is taking a different approach to tidal power, applying a design that can be used in benign sea conditions in a location closer to end-demand and which could generate utility-scale quantities of power, as Peter Dixon explains.The physical environment of tidal turbines is clearly very different to that of wind turbines, not least because water is a lot denser than air! However, ...


    By Kepler Energy

  • Energy revolution: This is how intelligent technology supports upheaval

    It is no longer a secret that fossil fuels such as hard coal and lignite are harmful to the environment. Germany would like to become greener and continue to rely on renewable energies as a result of the energy revolution. Intelligent technology in particular should support people in this and make power generation more eco-friendly. The problem of climate change Phasing ...

  • Bolton Broiler Growers Extend Solar PV Installation to 200kw

    Background The Robinson family from Blackrod, Bolton, are broiler growers – a business which uses a large amount of electricity. Like many businesses, their energy costs were steadily increasing which prompted the decision to look into ways of reducing their energy bills. After looking at several options, they opted for alternative, renewable energy as the way forward . After ...


    By Noble Green Energy

  • Grid Integration of Renewables

    Facts : A large European system operator must connect 9 MW of new wind power on its 63 kV grid. Contraints : Building a new HV line will cost € 24 M with a 5-year delivery time. Ampacimon solution: ADR Sense was installed in 3 months, allowing a 50% increase in capacity, thus avoiding line congestion. ...


    By Ampacimon s.a.

  • Renewable Energy Systems - Case Study

    Overview Generating renewable electricity is an important way to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and many countries are installing wind and solar power plants to help meet targets for cutting CO2. One drawback of these energy sources is their ...


    By Fuel Cell Today

  • University of Nations - Kona Hawaii - Case Study

    Rooftop (Commercial) - Size: 226KW - GxB 360W The University of Nations located in Kona, Hawaii is a professional commercial project that helped us earn our place in the sun — installing our systems in a University will potentially lead to the awareness of clean, renewable energy in young students who attend the Kona campus. The Situation The ...


    By Sunpreme, Inc.

  • Spin Doctors: How GE’s Service-Savvy Approach Squeezes the best from a fleet of 900 Wind Turbines

    Over 150 years ago, a budding English economist named William Stanley Jevons warned that a policy of energy efficiency might not be sufficient to conserve Britain’s dwindling coal reserves. His argument, now known as the Jevons paradox, was simple: Squeeze more energy from less coal, and people will just want more coal. ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • UK power prices finally drop

    Stay updated on energy market changes over the last 7 days with Haven Power’s market report. UK seasonal power prices finally dropped on 30th August Downwards movement on fuels complex weighed on power prices Regulatory reform in the carbon market put further pressure on contracts Strong start to the week for renewables didn’t persist; average ...


    By Haven Power Ltd

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