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  • Tracking clean energy progress

    Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Using Lidar for WRA Campaigns: Your Questions Answered (Part I)

    In the course of conversations with wind developers new to Lidar technology, a number of questions seem to come up regularly. In this and future blog posts, I will attempt to answer these questions in some detail to benefit others who might be pondering them as well. Two very practical questions have to do with how WINDCUBE® ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Masdar Institutes integrated innovation in water and energy

    Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is a ‘living laboratory’, in the words of Professor Taha Ouarda. ‘It is a pioneering experiment whose lessons and results need to be used to duplicate the experiment in other places,’ he adds. This need is due to the focus of the experiment. ‘The elements most important in this region are water and energy,’ notes ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • `Modeling the Integrated Expansion of the Canadian and U.S. Power Sectors with the Regional Energy Deployment System` Study

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a study entitled "Modeling the Integrated Expansion of the Canadian and U.S. Power Sectors with the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)”. Funded by OE, this study documents a development effort that created a robust representation of the combined capacity expansion of the U.S. and Canadian electric sectors in the NREL ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Micropower system modeling with Homer

    The HOMER Micropower Optimization Model is a computer model developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assist in the design of micropower systems and to facilitate the comparison of power generation technologies across a wide range of applications. HOMER models a power system's physical behavior and its life-cycle cost, which is the total cost of installing and operating ...


    By HOMER Energy LLC

  • Future inside – smart environmental sensing technology

    SHM30 snow depth sensor in Antarctica (photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum Bremerhaven) A lot of sensing technologies have changed recently: Ultrasonic wind measurement replaces cups and vane systems, closed anemometer designs offer better protection from ...

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • Remote sensing estimation of actual evapotranspiration and crop coefficients for a multiple land use arid landscape of southern Iran with limited available data

    The Gareh Bygone Plain is an arid area, south of Zagros Mountains, in Southern Iran, where a floodwater spreading project has been implemented for artificial recharge of groundwater. Knowledge/mapping of actual evapotranspiration for the mainland uses (natural pasture, irrigated crops and tree plantations) is of major importance for water management in this remote area. The Surface Energy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Energy Revolution is Here

    We live in an exciting time. Yes, glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and in my new home in the Western United States, earlier snowmelts, longer summers, and hotter temperatures have made wildfires 400 percent more frequent. And yet, there are encouraging signs we are in the midst of an energy revolution that is sure to transform our climate, our economy, and our lives for the better. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Women @ Energy: Laura Riihimaki

    Laura Riihimaki is an atmospheric scientist in the Climate Physics group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her research interests focus on understanding the climate through remote sensing measurements from ground and satellite instruments that provide a unique view of the atmosphere and formation of clouds. She is passionate about science education and the need to communicate scientific ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Power losses from wind generated electricity in high voltage AC transmission: an analysis through simulation

    In this paper, we have investigated different types of losses from wind generated electricity in high voltage AC (HVAC) transmission. Wind power generation is expensive in nature and it is thus necessary to know how much power is lost in the transmission. We have simulated an HVAC transmission system with a wind power generator in Simulink. We varied different components of the system namely wind ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors

    Conversations about climate change and the insurance industry usually focus on catastrophic storms and their damaging financial ripples for insurance providers. Given skyrocketing extreme-weather losses in recent years, it’s surely a legitimate issue that should be making insurers re-think their business models. But insurers have another important role on the climate issue, which is how to ...


    By Ceres

  • Application of neural network to wind energy conversion systems

    In the previous study, the energy generation of two WECS deployed at Darling site were estimated using the statistical–based technique. A total energy generation of 178.43 MWh at 50 m and 196.17 MWh at 70 m height were estimated from both WECS for the month of January 2010. In this study, the energy generations of both WECS for the same month were estimated using a developed wind power predictor. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamics of climate change

    Climate modelling is discussed from a thermodynamic point of view, using a control volume approach in which the environment and a superficial layer of the earth form the volume, concentric spherical shell of predominantly gaseous content with a thin layer of the earth. An energy equation that includes anthropogenic heat is suggested based on the mass balance of fossil fuel introduced into the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sensitivity analysis of a concentration fluctuation model to dissipation rate estimates

    Lagrangian dispersion models require estimates of the local dissipation rate (ε) of turbulent kinetic energy (κ). In this study, we evaluate the sensitivity of a Lagrangian model to different estimates of ε in simulating passive scalar dispersion in a turbulent boundary layer over a rough surface. Two different estimates of ε are used to simulate pollutant dispersion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comparative study on the grid integrated wind energy conversion systems (WECS) using different generator models

    A huge number of wind generators are going to be connected with the existing network in the near future. Therefore, it is necessary to analyse various models of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) for the purpose of studying the impacts upon grid. This paper presents comparative study on grid connected WECS having two different wind turbine generator systems (WTGS): model 1 [WTGS having doubly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Maximum power point tracking for wind energy conversion systems based on fuzzy modelling and control

    Wind energy conversion systems (WECS) have merits as environmentally friendly and renewable sources of energy. Because of its stochastic variations, power management concepts are essential to extract as much power as possible from the wind when it becomes available. The purpose of this paper is to present a TSK fuzzy model, which represents the turbine characteristic for maximum power point ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of PSO-based robust controller for maximising wind penetration

    In this paper, a new robust controller has been proposed for attaining the maximum safe instantaneous wind penetration. Particle swarm optimisation (PSO)-based algorithm has been developed to obtain the maximum safe instantaneous penetration by the optimisation of grid parameters. The developed algorithm has been tested on modified IEEE 14-bus system. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seeking a data model to match turbine advances

    With turbines becoming more innovative, how can developers collect accurate wind data that is centered around lower heights and limited points of measurement? In order to sustain wind power’s leadership in renewable energy, developers and operators will need to build and manage wind farms that deliver competitive results over the long term. The most important driver of wind farm ...


  • Operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation systems in the microgrid

    This paper investigates the operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation (DG) systems interconnected to the utility in the form of microgrid. The developed model of the microgrid consists of microturbine generation system, converter-based DG system with stiff DC source, synchronous-generator-based DG system and wind power system with induction generator. The Simulation model of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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