Wind Energy Projects Articles

  • Stand-alone project in Argentina - Case Study

    With great success, Viking Wind has delivered wind turbines for a stand-alone project in Chorriaca in Argentine. The purpose of the project is to supply vital and renewable energy to Patagonia, which is the southernmost and isolated region in Argentine. Today the three Viking wind turbines deliver energy to a hybrid solution, which supplies electricity to the small village Chorriaca, ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Coopers Gap Wind Farm - Case Study

    A$850M: Project Cost 1,510,000MWh:  Expected low Emission Contribution 123: Turbines installed 453MW: Generation capacity Coopers Gap Wind Farm is a 453MW wind energy project to be located at Cooranga North, approximately 180kms north-west of Brisbane, Queensland. Upon completion in 2019, ...


    By Windlab Systems Pty Ltd.

  • Bull Creek Wind Project - Case Study

    422,472 MWh: Low Emission Contribution 29MW: Generation Capacity 17: Turbines installed Bull Creek Wind Project, in western Alberta, represents the first of Windlab’s projects to reach operations in North America. ...


    By Windlab Systems Pty Ltd.

  • Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm - Case Study

    255,672 MWh: Low Emission Contribution 20MW: Generation Capacity 6: Turbines installed A$50M: Project Cost The Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm is a small wind energy project located 90 km north-west of Bendigo, Victoria. The site represents the competitive ...


    By Windlab Systems Pty 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

  • Zayed Sustainability Prize Oceania Finalist – Tension Woods College Case Study

    The Zayed Sustainability Prize is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability recognising the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools. A number of Australian and New Zealand schools have become Oceania finalists and winners in the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy

    I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about 700 people, Unalakleet is large by rural Alaska standards and serves as a regional hub. The village is located on a sandy spit of land where a clear river meets the turbid water of the Bering Sea. Out the plane window the sun shone bright, glittering off the wind-tossed whitecaps of the sea. To the east, the rolling Nulato Hills, clad ...


    By Ensia

  • Offshore wind installation vessel capacity to tighten after 2020

    The existing fleet of turbine and foundation installation vessels is well suited to serve the European offshore wind market in the short and mid-term but it will not be sufficient to support installation demand after 2020, Michael Guldbrandtsen, senior consultant at MAKE Consulting, told Wind Energy Update. The next 2-3 years will continue to be dominated by orders for jack-up ...

  • Measuring Offshore Wind Resources

    To select the right offshore wind site, estimate the future energy output of a wind farm, and determine the best layout for the turbines, project developers must conduct wind resource assessment (WRA) campaigns on site. This is a critical phase of the successful development of wind farms. WRA campaigns on terrestrial sites have traditionally been performed using meteorological towers equipped ...


    By NRG Systems

  • We learn how to finance a renewable energy project

    At the 12th annual Canadian-German wind and solar energy conference, it's all about dollars and cents It’s no secret that the Germans have done a lot right when it comes to renewable power. They have some of the highest renewable capacity in the world! So, for a fledgling renewable market like Alberta, the 12th Annual Canadian-German Wind and Solar Energy ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • How can we ensure the race for clean energy doesn’t leave the world’s poorest citizens behind?

    As in other places around the world, Mexico’s wind boom runs the risk of bypassing the poor, which is why we need new global standards. Wind power is booming in Mexico. With more than 3,200 megawatts in operation, the country is on par with Japan. By 2018 it expects to have ...


    By Ensia

  • Animation: How Wind Turbines Work

    The windmill, which converts wind into rotational energy to mill grain or pump water, has been around since antiquity. It’s even been claimed that Ancient Babylonians planned to harness wind as early as almost 4,000 years ago, as part of a scheme for one of Hammurabi’s ambitious irrigation projects. By the end of the 19th century, wind energy took on a whole new meaning as engineers ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Record 13bn euro invested in offshore wind in 2015: 3GW new capacity

    Offshore wind investments in Europe doubled in 2015 to €13.3 billion in a record year for financing and grid-connected installations.   A total of 3,019 MW in new offshore wind capacity came online in European waters in 2015, more than double what was connected to the grid in 2014. Europe's total offshore wind capacity is now 11,027 MW. A further 3,034 MW of capacity - spread across ten ...


    By WindEurope

  • How 5 Global Brands Use Renewable Energy

    According to the Renewable Energy Policy Network, about 22.1% of the world’s energy needs are satisfied by renewable energy. Hydro power accounts for most of this (16.4%) and the remainder (5.7%) comes from solar, wind, biomass, and other renewable sources. While many governments are undertaking initiatives to keep the percentage share of renewable energy sources increasing, there are also ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Over 170 Non-State Actors Have 80-100% Climate Commitments

    A report by CDP and The Climate Group reveals that over 170 major companies, states, regions, and cities around the world have committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-100%, or procuring 100% of their power from renewable sources. ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • The price of wind energy in the U.S. hits an all-time low

    States hoping to increase their share of renewable energy to achieve the emissions reduction goals set forth in the President’s recently-announced Clean Power Plan may have just received an unexpected boost from wind energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ...


    By Ensia

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