wind energy monitoring News

  • NASA To Launch Ocean Wind Monitor To Space Station

    In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean-surface wind speed and direction. The ISS-RapidScat instrument will help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring, and understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence ...

  • Renewable Energy Market Opportunities: Wind Testing

    This research service covers the Global wind energy test systems market. For the purpose of the research both non-destructive test equipment and condition monitoring equipment product segments have been considered. Sub-segments such as ultrasonic, radiography, surface and visual inspection, thermal analysis, oil analysis and vibration analysis are included in the analysis. The research looks into ...


  • Sauer Energy Completes Asset Purchase of Helix Wind

    Sauer Energy, Inc. ("SEI") (OTCBB: SENY), a developer of the patented WindCharger™ vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), announced today that on Friday, May 11, 2012, in San Diego County, California, it purchased 100% of the assets of Helix Wind Corporation ("Helix"), manufacturer of small vertical axis wind turbine systems. This acquisition has transferred the complete Helix assets and Helix is ...


  • Timken Online Intelligence System to Monitor Wind Turbines in Minnesota

    The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced it has reached an agreement with Northern States Power-Minnesota,  an Xcel Energy Company, for remote monitoring of wind turbines at Xcel Energy's Nobles Wind Farm in southern Minnesota. Timken will supply 134 of its Online ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • Popular TV Programme trusts XL2 for Noise Monitoring of Wind Farms

    Eco Eye, Irelands longest running and most successful environmental documentary series recently turned their attention to Wind Energy using the XL2 sound level meter and weather protected microphone to monitor noise from one of Irelands largest wind farms. In the episode broadcast on the 10th February titled ‘Greening our Electricity’ the renowned Irish journalist Duncan ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • NRG Systems Introduces iPackACCESS for Wind Farm Forecasting and Performance Monitoring

    NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement equipment and turbine optimization systems for the global wind and solar energy industries, has introduced the iPackACCESS, a communications module for the SymphoniePLUS3 data logger that enables wind farm operators to integrate real-time meteorological data into their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Designed with both performance ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Workshop: Wind Power and Biodiversity

    The documentation of the workshop “Wind Power and Biodiversity: Tools to Measure, Avoid and Compensate Impacts” held on June 29, 2012 in Lisbon is now available. About 40 participants discussed how impacts on biodiversity by wind energy projects could be decreased. The speakers showed the participants practical solutions to real world problems. The workshop was organised together with ...

  • Wind Energy Update: Wind Farm O&M Predictive vs. Preventative Maintenance

    Wind Energy update: Maintenance practices on wind turbines are primarily either ‘preventative’ actions performed at routine intervals according the manufacturers specification...or ‘reactive’ when a turbine’s component is damaged causing the machine to shut down. New ‘preventative’ maintenance practices are now being developed, using high tech condition monitoring technologies, which aim to ...


  • Climatronics goes “GREEN” with meteorological wind sensors and systems for the renewable energy sector

    Climatronics Corporation now offers an array of meteorological instruments and systems for worldwide renewable energy (wind) applications. The Wind Energy Sonic Anemometer (WESA) can be mounted on wind turbines which use the WESA data to optimize turbine performance.  Several anemometers are available for use in wind energy site prospecting and evaluation, and can be used with Climatronics’ or ...


    By Climatronics Corporation

  • New supply partners for biggest wind energy distribution portal

    Exactly on schedule to coincide with the beginning of the repair season, the online distribution platform WINDSOURCING.COM has further expanded its position as the leading global sales portal for product and service offerings in wind energy. Its product range from components, spare parts and repair equipment has further grown to around 15,000 items. Forming part of it now is the entire wind ...


    By WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH

  • Trade winds, sound policies push Portugal to the renewable energy forefront

    Typically, the Scandinavian countries and Germany have set the example in the European renewables field. Yet lately, a Southern country - Portugal - has attracted attention after delivering its National Renewable Energy Action Plan to the European Commission this ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Wind Energy Update: Wind Farm O&M: Best Practice on Cost Containment

    O&M costs under-estimated On the basis of an exhaustive industry survey, Wind Energy Update finds that wind farm return on investment is around -21 percent. This underperformance is attributable to over-estimation of power production and underestimation of O&M costs. In the early days, the industry had costed out O&M at roughly 0.5c/kw over a turbine’s 20-year life. But as newer ...


  • Pattern Energy Completes Financing on the Ocotillo Wind Project in Southern California

    Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that it has closed the financing of its Ocotillo Wind project, a 265 megawatt (MW) wind power project that will utilize 112 Siemens 2.37 MW turbines. The financing is structured as a construction loan with a seven-year commercial bank tranche co-led by Deutsche Bank and RBC Capital ...


    By Pattern Energy Group LP.

  • Trade winds, sound policies push Portugal to the renewable energy forefront

    Typically, the Scandinavian countries and Germany have set the example in the European renewables field. Yet lately, a Southern country - Portugal - has attracted attention after delivering its National Renewable Energy Action Plan to the European Commission this June. Portugal has made dramatic changes in its energy policy over the last five years under the government of Prime Minister ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • University of Windsor establishes Wind and Renewable Energies Research Centre

    The University of Windsor today signed an agreement with Brüel & Kjær - the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement apparatus - to establish North America’s first Wind and Renewable Energies Centre of Expertise (WRECE) in the Centre for Engineering Innovation. The agreement, signed jointly by University of Windsor ...

  • Second Wind and Dulas announce strategic partnership on advanced wind measurement systems

    Second Wind, a leading provider of wind measurement technology, software and services, today announced an expanded relationship with Dulas, one of the UK's leading renewable energy services firms, designed to offer the UK's wind industry a full range of wind measurement technologies and turnkey field services. Through the new partnership, UK-based wind developers and wind farm operators -- both ...


  • Research and Markets: Wind Resource Assessment - A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zxwzp7/wind_resource_asse) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Wind Resource Assessment. A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project" to their offering. This is a practical, authoritative guide to the ...


  • Windlab Expands Fleet of Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers

    International wind farm developer adopts Triton for wind farm site assessments worldwide after success in U.S. Midwest SOMERVILLE, Mass. and CANBERRA, Australia - International wind energy developer Windlab has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profilers as part of its standard wind resource assessment methodology, Second Wind and ...


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