Wind Energy Projects Articles

  • The Vejroe Project

    On a small island in Denmark, green energy solutions are being developed. The transition is ambitious but necessary, both when it comes to the overall sustainability of the island as well as for the future success of a green Denmark. Besides the energy project which includes two wind turbines from Viking Wind, there is a resort on the island with a hotel, conference rooms, greenhouses, and an ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Siemens Gamesa buys 8.9 GW of Senvion service contracts; Norway to build floating wind farm at oil platform

    Siemens Gamesa expands services portfolio to 69 GW with Senvion deal Siemens Gamesa has agreed to buy 8.9 GW of service contracts from embattled turbine supplier Senvion as well as the German group's onshore blade manufacturing plant in Portugal, the companies announced October 21. The 200 million-euro ($222.8 million) deal will expand Siemens Gamesa's operations and ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Floating wind digital twin set to accelerate wave impact learnings

    A new digital twin project led by floating wind developer Principle Power will use advanced wave behavior analysis to improve load calculations critical to long-term design efficiency, project partners told New Energy Update. Last month, U.S. group Principle Power announced it would lead a consortium of public and private groups to develop the world's first digital twin software for floating ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Norway seeks major role in floating wind supply chain

    Norway is hosting first-of-a-kind floating wind projects and opening up new sea areas for technology development, aiming to turn oil and gas know-how into renewable trade exports. Two recent announcements by Norway's government highlight the momentum gathering behind Norwegian floating wind development. In August, Norwegian state fund Enova agreed to fund NOK2.3 ...


    By New Energy Update

  • US wind turbine suppliers predict extended repowering wave

    Turbine and tower advancements could sustain repowering activity into the next decade, outweighing the impact of falling tax credits, leading suppliers told New Energy Update. U.S. demand for wind repowering is surging as operators rush to maximize asset returns amid dwindling production tax credits (PTCs). Leading U.S. turbine supplier GE Renewable Energy has ...


    By New Energy Update

  • US offshore CEOs call for East Coast supply hubs to beat competition

    The U.S. offshore sector must create regional East Coast supply chains and public-private initiatives that accelerate training and port investments to ensure long-term competitiveness, leading developers told the U.S. Offshore Wind 2019 Conference. New Jersey's decision last week to select Orsted’s giant 1.1 GW Ocean Wind project for its first large-scale facility ...


    By New Energy Update

  • 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, all ...


    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.

  • Turbine suppliers invest in multi-brand services as competition mounts

    Wind turbine suppliers are investing in supply chain solutions and combining new technologies with data advantages to win service contracts for third-party turbines, leading suppliers told the Wind Operations Dallas 2019 conference. As intense price competition squeezes margins, turbine suppliers are targeting a greater share of the growing operations and maintenance ...


    By New Energy Update

  • 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

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