wind farm monitoring News

  • Wind Iris Lidar Installation at Caracoles Wind Farm

    With assistance from RNRG team member Dale Lamell, Ventus Ingenieria recently installed a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The Wind Iris is being used to monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project. Here's an overview of the trip, told in pictures: RNRG and Ventus arrive at the Caracoles wind farm ready to install a Wind ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

    Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2 One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning ...


    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 Renewable NRG Systems

  • 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

  • McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm to be Powered by GE Turbines

    Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Power’s McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Will be Powered by 24 GE Wind Turbines McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm Will Provide 60 Megawatts of Wind Power to the Ontario Grid GE Will Provide around-the-Clock Innovative Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics and 10-Year Service ...


    By General Electric

  • Kinangop Wind Farm in Kenya to be Powered by 38 GE Wind Turbines

    One of the Largest Wind Power Generation Projects to be Built in Sub-Saharan Africa Iberdrola Engineering to Build the 61-Megawatt Wind Farm; Aeolus Kenya Developing Project Planned Energy Mix Will Give Kenya’s Population the Reliability of Supply and Contribute to the Social and Economic Development of Kenya GE ...


    By General Electric

  • Sweden’s Erikshester Wind Farm to be Powered by GE Turbines

    Six GE 1.6-100 Wind Turbines Will be Installed at Erikshester Wind Farm GE Continues to Play a Significant Role in Sweden’s Growing Renewables Industry Contract Includes Five-Year Service Agreement Further advancing its growth in the Nordic region, GE (NYSE: GE) will provide ...


    By General Electric

  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Renewable energy leader and wind farm operator monitors remote data using Globalstar satellite modems

    Globalstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSAT), the world’s largest provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and individuals, has announced that Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of renewable wind energy projects has signed an agreement to transmit wind measurement and other remote monitoring data from ...

  • seebaWIND Service Looks After Largest Fuhrländer Wind Farm in Germany

    The manufacturer-independent service company seebaWIND Service GmbH has taken over the maintenance of the largest single-site Fuhrländer wind farm in Germany. The 20 wind energy plants, Fuhrländer MD-77 with 85-meter hub height, are located in the municipality of Märkisch Linden (in the state of Brandenburg) and have a total power output of 30 megawatts. seebaWIND Service will ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Mainstream granted consent by Scottish Gov. to build 450MW offshore wind farm

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has received consent from the Scottish Ministers to build and operate its 450 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”) offshore wind farm in the Outer Forth Estuary in the North Sea. This will be the first large-scale offshore wind farm constructed and operated in Scottish waters to be directly connected to the Scottish electricity ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Offshore wind farm construction noise can displace harbour porpoises

    Noise caused by construction of Germany’s first offshore wind farm caused significant habitat disturbance for harbour porpoises, according to a recent study. Its results suggest that porpoises avoided areas up to 20 kilometres from the noise source during construction of the wind farm’s foundations. Development of offshore wind farms plays a major role in the shift towards renewable ...

  • seebaWIND to provide full maintenance for 40-megawatt wind farm in Saxony-Anhalt

    seebaWIND Service GmbH will provide full maintenance for the Esperstedt-Obhausen wind farm in Saxony-Anhalt. The farm boasts 16 Fuhrländer FL2500 wind turbines with a total capacity of 40 megawatts. By winning this contract the vendor-independent service provider now has 90 per cent of this turbine type in Germany under contract. The full maintenance contract begins on 1 January 2016, with a ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • seebaWIND Service to run 42-megawatt ENGIE wind farm in Brandenburg

    seebaWIND Service GmbH has been awarded the tender invited by the ENGIE energy group. The manufacturer-independent service provider has been responsible for service, maintenance, and 24/7 remote monitoring of the Karstädt-Blüthen wind farm in Prignitz County (Brandenburg) since August. With 32 Nordex N60 wind turbines and a total capacity of almost 42 megawatts, it is one of the biggest ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • All-electric Rotork valve control package selected for offshore wind farm

    Rotork is supplying an all-electric valve actuation package encompassing isolating, regulating and modulating actuators with two-wire digital control for the DanTysk offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Almost one hundred Rotork quarter-turn electric actuators will control butterfly valves on the DanTysk transformer platform, situated 70 kilometres west of the German island of Sylt. The contract ...


    By Rotork

  • PGE Energia Natury PEW Selects GE Turbines for Polish Wind Farm

    Sixteen GE 2.5-100 Wind Turbines to Power the Karwice Wind Farm Farm to produce 40 megawatts (MW) of power for Poland and region Project Further Establishes GE’s Commitment to Renewable Energy in Poland Helping to modernize the Polish power infrastructure and reinforcing its ...


    By General Electric

  • 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 ...


    By PRWeb

  • Golden West Power Partners Select 147 GE 1.7-100 Brilliant Wind Turbines to Power Colorado Wind Farm

    GE’s 1.7-100 Wind Turbine, Most Efficient in Its Class, Selected for This Project Golden West Wind Farm Will Provide Nearly 250 Megawatts of Wind Power to the Colorado Grid GE to Provide Five-Year Full Service Agreement for Golden West Wind Farm GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply ...


    By General Electric

  • First Wind Picks GE Advanced Software to Enhance Output of Two Wind Farms in Maine

    GE (NYSE: GE) will install its WindCONTROL advanced software to help maximize energy output at two First Wind projects in Maine that feature a total of 95 GE wind turbines. The GE technology will regulate curtailment by monitoring and controlling the wind turbines’ ramp rates, effectively easing power spikes and putting less strain on the turbine compared to constant starts and stops. ...


    By General Electric

  • 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 ...


    By PRWeb

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