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  • Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

    On February 11, 2014 the Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled "Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain." By researching the physical processes that take place in complex terrain, this funding would improve foundational weather models by developing short-term wind forecasts for use by industry professionals, specifically in the Western ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

    On April 4, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $2.5 million funding opportunity entitled “Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain.” By researching the physical processes that take place in complex terrain, this funding opportunity will improve foundational weather models by developing short-term wind forecasts for use by industry professionals, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The world`s largest wind laboratory

    In September, the National Centre for Renewable Energy (CENER) inaugurated its Wind Turbine Test Laboratory. The laboratory, in Sangüesa, Navarra, covers an area of 30,000 square metres, where it tests and demonstrates the latest generation of wind turbines. It is the only laboratory of its kind in the world in terms of the power of the machines which it is capable of testing and the large and ...

  • Wind and Solar Energy Market in Turkey – Risks and Opportunities

    The demand for electricity in Turkey is expected to rise sharply in future. Since the government is keen to avoid foreign dependency, considerably more power will be required from domestic sources. Turkey has a huge potential in wind and solar energy thanks to favourable climatic conditions. To achieve the government's target of 20 GW installed wind energy capacity by 2023, the industry will need ...


  • Millions of Euros for innovative wind energy demonstration projects

    A call for renewable energy project funding, which potentially totals tens of millions of Euros under NER300, was launched by the European Commission today. NER300 is the EU's funding programme for innovative demonstration projects for renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS). However while no CCS projects qualified for funding as part of the first call in 2011, renewables projects ...


    By WindEurope

  • Meteodyn to attend 2014 Mexico Wind Power!

    Barlovento (EQ2 company) is the official distributor of meteodyn WT and meteodyn Forecast in all Latin America. Céline Bezault, wind energy expert from Meteodyn, will be on site with the local Mexican team to show the numerous benefits to use Meteodyn CFD software.   Software demo on the stand: CFD software ...


    By Meteodyn

  • REpower commissions its tallest wind turbine

    At the beginning of July, REpower Systems SE successfully commissioned its tallest wind turbine Winnberg 4 in Sengenthal near Neumarkt, Bavaria. The turbine, with a rated power of 3.2 megawatts, a rotor diameter of 114 metres and a 143 metre concrete and steel hybrid tower, has a total height of 200 metres and is thus the tallest wind turbine that REpower has erected to date. It was built on ...


    By REpower UK Ltd.

  • Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Improve Wind Forecasting

    The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million for a new project to research the atmospheric processes that generate wind in mountain-valley regions. This in-depth research, conducted by Vaisala of Louisville, Colorado, will be used to improve the wind industry's weather models for short-term wind forecasts, especially for those issued less than 15 hours in advance. With access to better ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Alstom inaugurates a 3 MW wind turbine in Tarragona, Spain

    The President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, José Montilla Aguilera, on Friday 25 July inaugurated the first unit of the ecotècnia 100 (eco 100) wind turbine at El Perelló, Tarragona. The turbine, with its 3 megawatt (MW) output, is the most powerful model ever designed by the company. It is 140 metres high and the largest nationally manufactured wind turbine installed in Spain to date. The ...


  • RMT Completes Turbine Erection at KWP II Wind Project

    RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, completed final turbine erection and energized the electrical system at ...


    By RMT, Inc.

  • Global Wind Energy Fortunes (and Turbines) Growing Fast, at Least in Short Term

    From Brazil to South Africa, from northern Europe to the American heartland, wind is on the rise. Already among the world's fastest growing energy sources, wind technology is on the cusp of advances that could multiply a turbine's ability to transform currents of air into electricity, and at a time when global leaders are seeking ways to power the planet without greenhouse gases. So wind energy ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • CERC applies new FLOWSTAR-Energy model to assess impact of proposed wind farm

    CERC was recently commissioned to carry out an assessment of the impact of two proposed large wind turbines on the wind energy yield of an existing smaller wind turbine in the neighbourhood of the proposed site. The assessment used FLOWSTAR-Energy to model the impact of the proposed wind turbines on the local flow and turbulence including the effect of the local topography. The picture shows ...

  • WindSim AS Introduces WindSim Version 5.1 With Powerful Tools for Wind Resource & Energy Assessors, Meteorologists, and Researchers

    WindSim AS, a pioneer and leading provider of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology used to optimize wind turbine placement, wind performance, and bankable AEP, announced the release of ...


    By Marketwire

  • EDF EN Canada Commissions the 80 MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project

    EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, announces the commercial operation of its first wind project in Quebec -- Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project. Saint-Robert-Bellarmin is one of seven wind energy projects awarded to the company in 2008 through Hydro-Quebec call for tenders. By the end of 2015, EDF EN Canada will have developed and built a total of 1,003.2 MW in the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Meteodyn to attend 2014 Las Vegas Windpower!

    Meteodyn continues to expand its reseller’s network. Meteodyn develops CFD software for wind resource assessment and wind forecast. CFD methods are the most advanced and reliable ones to obtain funding and manage wind farm projects. AL-PRO GmbH & Co.KG is already distributing Meteodyn wind energy software in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Now, AL-PRO ...


    By Meteodyn

  • Meteodyn will attend the 7th Renewable Energy India Expo!

    Renewable Energy, Wind Power Expo in New Delhi – from12 to14 September 2013 – Booth No 1.6 Once again this year, Meteodyn will exhibit and give software demonstrations during the most important wind energy event in India. You are warmly welcome to discuss, share experience and ask questions to Sachin Bhandare - CFD expert - in charge of Meteodyn office in ...


    By Meteodyn

  • Gamesa Launches New G97-2.0 MW Platform for North American Market

    Turbine Designed for Low-Wind Locations LANGHORNE, Pa. - Gamesa Technology Corp., a world leader in wind turbine manufacturing, will launch its new G97-2.0 megawatt (MW) turbine platform for the North American market at the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual conference and exhibition, one of the wind energy industry’s premier events. The new G97-2.0 MW Class IIIA model ...


    By Gamesa

  • NREL to Lead One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others

    Scientists at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead an effort to model the complex and turbulent flow of wind through large wind plants as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), which is gearing up U.S. computational capabilities to prepare for the next generation of supercomputers. NREL will also provide support to three projects related to ...

  • Meteodyn to acquire MIGAL-S CFD code and exclusivity usage

    Meteodyn and Michel Ferry R&D consulting today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Meteodyn will acquire MIGAL-S solver source code and exclusivity usage. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The acquisition of MIGAL-S, the unique Fully Coupled Multi-Grid solver of the wind energy market, will enable ...


    By Meteodyn

  • Homes in West of Denver Face Soot Contamination from Raging Wildfires

    The foothills west of Denver witnessed three wildfires just yesterday.  The fires forced the evacuation of 320 homes.  The largest of the fires has already consumed over 700 acres and threatened 750 homes. The large Indian Gulch fire broke out in tough terrain west of Golden, Colorado.  Because the area has limited access it has been a struggle to battle the blaze over the rough ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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