wind energy simulation News

  • Energy answer: Blowing in the wind?

    When the federal government approved the Cape Wind project in April, allowing 130 power-generating turbines to be placed in the waters off Cape Cod, it gave a significant boost to the prospects of wind energy. The comparatively high costs of wind power, however, remain a problem. But in a study, MIT researchers have concluded that some of the price problems associated with wind power can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ecotech Institute's Wind Energy Technology Program Adds New Simulators and More to Labs

    Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability, today announced that it is bolstering the wind energy training and ...


  • FLOWSTAR-Energy forecast for wind turbine

    CERC are providing forecasts of hourly power output for an operational wind turbine in a rural area near Inverurie, Scotland (see the map) for up to 4 days ahead. The predictions enable the turbine owner to plan energy usage. An example is shown in the figure. The live forecasts can be seen at the bottom of the CERC home page. The forecasts are calculated using our own ...

  • Software developer doppelintegral launches Blockset for the Simulation of Solar Energy Systems

    doppelintegral GmbH, located in Stuttgart, Germany, has released the software INSEL 8.2 including the Renewable Energy Blockset for MATLAB and Simulink. As the software has more than 300 blocks out of photovoltaics, solar thermal energy and energy meteorology, MATLAB and Simulink users can now professionally plan, monitor and control renewable energy systems. The blocks can be combined in any way ...


    By doppelintegral GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • Suntech Solar Modules Shine in Desert Simulation Test

    WUXI, China, Dec. 18, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's largest producers of solar panels, today announced that its solar modules have passed the Blowing Sand Test based on DIN EN 60068-2-68 LC2 by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The SGS test result confirms that Suntech's solar modules are ...

  • Wind-powered desalination for bahrain

    Wind-powered desalination technology is to be promoted in Bahrain under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on 31 January 2011 between Jade Consultancy of Bahrain and Synlift Systems GmbH of Germany. The MoU will enable Jade to introduce green desalination technologies for the first time in the Gulf region. The consultancy will provide advice on business opportunities and the ...


  • 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.

  • 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

  • NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities

    Two of our nation's most advanced wind energy research and test facilities have joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate more effectively with the electrical grid. Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the Energy Department's National Renewable ...

  • China to build 400 wind towers to survey wind resources

    China will build 400 wind towers of 70 meters and 100 meters high in regions where there is abundant wind energy to carry out a detailed survey and evaluation of the country's wind resources and potential.  Gansu Weather Bureau's Wind and Solar Energy Evaluation Center will be responsible for building 17 70-meter high wind towers and two 100-meter high wind towers in Gansu's Hexi Corridor, ...


  • New 2050 simulation puts power in public hands (press notice)

    How would you meet our energy demands and reduce carbon emissions by 2050? Build 50 new nuclear power stations? Build 20,000 onshore wind turbines? Reduce average home temperatures by 1.5 degrees celsius through smarter heating? Convert all cars to electric power? Put external wall insulation on every home? A new online ...

  • Romax Technology shares knowledge to solve key reliability issues at Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe

    Romax Technology will be demonstrating how to enable predictive maintenance as part of an in-depth, three-hour workshop taking place at Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe 20-21, January, Hamburg, Germany. With an increasing focus on cost reduction for the operations and maintenance of wind energy, European operators are turning to ...

  • Machine Learning in Support of Complex Wind Data Management

    EWC Weather Consult take part in the European largest and most important wind event, the EWEA 2014 Annual Event, 10-13 March 2014 in Barcelona. In Hall 6, Stand 6B42, the weather service providers and wind experts from Karlsruhe will be presenting their solutions in complex weather data management. The service portfolio includes MCP (Measure Correlate Predict) wind measurement procedures, ...


  • Possible effects of giant wind farms on the weather

    Wind power can make a large contribution towards renewable energy targets but there are concerns about their impacts on the weather. A new study models the effects of a hypothetical giant wind farm in North America on the weather. The researchers suggest that it could be possible to use these effects positively. The EU set itself the target of increasing the share of renewables in energy use in ...

  • 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

  • DOE announces nearly US$14m to go to 28 new wind energy projects

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the selection of 28 new wind energy projects for up to $13.8 million in funding – including $12.8 million in Recovery Act funds.  These projects will help address market and deployment challenges including wind turbine research and testing and transmission analysis, planning, assessments. Along with the new awards, Secretary Chu ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Report Shows New Transmission Can Help Wind Energy Supply a Third of U.S. Electricity

    The Energy Department earlier this week released a report which confirms that adding even limited electricity transmission can significantly reduce the costs of expanding wind energy to supply 35% of U.S. electricity by 2050. The report, titled Reducing Wind Curtailment through Transmission Expansion in a Wind Vision Future and authored by the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • European Commission Awards eStorage Consortium €13 Million Grant to Better Integrate Wind Energy Into Electrical Grid

      eStorage, a consortium of major European stakeholders from the entire electric power value chain, has been awarded a €13.3 million grant by the European Commission to develop a solution for cost-effective integration of intermittent renewable energy generation, such as wind, into the electrical grid. In addition to Alstom, the consortium leader, eStorage includes Elia, a transmission ...


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