Wind Power Modeling News

  • Scandinavian wind farm optimisation

    Many Scandinavian wind farms face a number of challenges including high levels of turbulence and wind shear from surrounding forestry and the impact of blade icing, and this wind farm was no different, experiencing these effects also.  The owner approached SgurrEnergy to deliver SgurrOptimiser services to the wind farm. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Wind energy accounted for 5.5 percent of U.S. demand in 2016

    Wind power accounted for 5.5 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States in 2016, up from 4.7 percent in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the EIA data shows that Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016. At least 14 ...

  • Natural gas and wind are cheapest clean generation technologies, Texas study finds

    Natural gas and wind are the lowest cost options for new electricity generation in the vast majority of the United States when health and environmental impacts are factored in along with traditional costs, according to a University of Texas study. Wind energy dominates in the core of the country—home to a high-wind corridor—from north Texas to North Dakota—as well as in parts of ...

  • DNV GL Introduces Power Cybernetics

    New software-driven power electronics, which are quickly becoming the norm in the electricity system, are currently not always adequately tested by the electricity industry. This leads to an increased risk of failures in the power network, according to a new position paper from global technical consultancy DNV GL. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

    A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The analysis considered scenarios of up ...

  • Scottish Firm Claims Commercial Tidal Power Breakthrough

    Guardian: World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Augusta Fiberglass plans for the possibility of a renewed need for stack liners and fiberglass vessels for American power plants

    Augusta Fiberglass, a pioneer in the construction, fabrication and erection of Jet Bubbler Reactor Vessels and Stack Liners has initiated an internal review of those projects so that the company will be ready to meet possible future needs as the winds of change in governmental attitudes driven by necessity appear likely. The Jet Bubbler Reactor Vessels are the largest fiberglass vessels ever ...


    By Augusta Fiberglass (AFC)

  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

    A building boom is underway offshore in Europe. Up to 400 giant wind turbines are due to be built off the northeast coast of the UK in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind development. Output from the Dogger Bank project will be 1.2 Gigawatts – enough to power ...


    By Climate News Network

  • High Altitude Wind Power Generation Marks a New Milestone in the Renewable Energy Roadmap, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    High altitude wind energy, if developed and executed effectively, has the potential to replace a significant percentage of the power generated from oil and traditional wind turbines. Turbines in conventional windmills are located at heights ranging from 100 meters to 200 meters; however, wind flow is more consistent and quicker at altitudes above 500 meters. Therefore, winds at this altitude ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • GP2 Data Logger and Controller – now SDI-12 enabled

    The powerful GP2 Data Logger and Controller from Delta-T Devices has been upgraded to support SDI-12 sensors. From March all new GP2s will come with SDI-12 as standard, and earlier GP2s can now be easily upgraded via a free software download: (www.delta-t.co.uk/gp2-sdi-12.asp). The addition of SDI-12 communications protocol to the GP2 allows it to ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

    One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable - even on cloudy days or when the wind isn't blowing. These types of technological solutions will be one of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

    The dream of a home battery – cheap, durable, safe, and as big as you like – that could store solar or wind power is a step nearer reality. Researchers from Harvard University in the US report that they have tested a “flow battery” that uses cheap and abundant chemical elements, can be operated with plastic components, will not catch fire, and can operate at 99% ...


    By Climate News Network

  • “Grey swan” cyclones predicted to be more frequent and intense

    Original story at MIT News “Grey swan” cyclones — extremely rare tropical storms that are impossible to anticipate from the historical record alone — will become more frequent in the next century for parts of Florida, Australia, and cities along the Persian Gulf, according to a study published today in the ...

  • Advocacy Group: Wind Turbine Rules Needed to Protect Birds

    The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...


    By Associated Press

  • INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a ...

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Powerful Wind Blows through US Energy Sector

    The wind turbines are turning across America, and a majorreport by the US Department of Energy (DOE) says the wind energy sector now supplies 4.5% of the nation’s electricity. Given the right energy policies and investment in infrastructure, that figure could increase to 10% by 2020 and to 35% by 2050, the DOE predicts. That will not ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The Spanish Wind Energy Association launches the wind power barometer to show that wind energy reduces electricity price

     It´s a fact that wind power reduces the price of electricity: the more the wind blows, the lower the pool or wholesale electricity market price is, which benefits consumers and companies in their electricity bills. To make this lowering effect of wind power on prices more evident to consumers, the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has launched its wind barometer, ...

  • New Predictor-LimA Software Suite Type 7810 Version 10

    Brüel & Kjær and Softnoise are proud to announce the release of version 10 of Predictor-LimA Type 7810 environmental noise calculation software offering the market’s most powerful and intuitive software for Environmental Noise Calculation.  The new version 10: has a modernised platform 64 bit support, enables faster handling of large models ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • Smart CHP could plug electricity supply gaps

    Smart networks of combined heat and power  (CHP) units could provide a solution to the UK's possible winter power capacity constraints. The National Grid's Winter ...


    By ENER-G

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