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  • Renewable Energy Monitoring

    ENMAT has a large range of Renewable Energy Monitoring charts to choose from. View Renewable Energy Consumption and set targets by various types of graphs including: ...

  • 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 ...

  • seebaWIND Service Monitors World’s Northernmost Wind Park

    The independent service provider seebaWIND Service GmbH has been monitoring 15 Nordex N80 wind turbines with a total nominal power of 37.5 megawatts since the beginning of May. Since they are around 50 kilometres south of the North Cape, these turbines are commonly subject to wind speeds of 35 to 40 metres per second and quickly changing wind direction; for this reason, this wind park, ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Blowin` in the wind

    MIT students and staff worked together last month to install wind-monitoring equipment on a lighting post in the west campus athletic fields to evaluate whether to erect a wind turbine there in the spring. The planned turbine, a Skystream 3.7 with a rated output of 2.4 kilowatts, about enough to power an average home, is a gift from Philip Deutch as a tribute to his father, Institute Professor ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • GE and GDF SUEZ Energy Romania Fuel Wind Energy Growth in Romania

    GE to Support GDF SUEZ Energy Romania with 10-Year Service Agreement - 20 GE 2.5-103 Wind Turbines Would Generate Power to Help Meet the Energy Needs of Approximately 50,000 Homes in the Country GE (NYSE: GE) finalized the installation and started the testing of 20 GE 2.5-103 ...


    By General Electric

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Vestas Wind Systems Turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for Smarter Wind Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Danish energy company Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for ...


    By IBM 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

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