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01.12.2016

I’m angry

Volker Buddensiek

Our editor in chief is upset! He constantly stumbles across people who complain about crowing roosters, power lines, wind turbines, and virtually anything else that might disturb their view from the breakfast table.

22.09.2014

Photovoltaic micro-plant market in Poland in 2018

Year 2018 was another consecutive year of dynamic development of photovoltaics in Poland – particularly in the field of micro-plants, whose number exceeded 27k, with total power of more than 160 MWp. This is an impressive result. Information gathered by Stowarzyszenie Branży Fotowoltaicznej Polska PV (SBF Polska PV, PV Poland Society for Photovoltaics), in cooperation with the Globenergia editors, shows the dynamics of photovoltaic industry development in all fields.

15.03.2019

Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers

Only includes onshore wind capacity. Total fully commissioned onshore wind capacity in 2018 was 45.4GW. SGRE is Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Source: BloombergNEF)

Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark’s Vestas, China’s Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the U.S. and Spain’s Siemens Gamesa.

14.03.2019

Siemens Gamesa will supply 567 MW to ReNew Power for two wind projects in India

(pict.: Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP). The scope includes the supply of 270 units of the SG 2.1-122 wind turbines, with a total capacity of 567 MW, to two wind power facilities.

31.01.2019

Husum Wind 2019: New concept for the fair

Husum Wind 2019: New concept for the fair

Following WindEnergy Hamburg, the industry is now looking expectantly towards Husum, where Husum Wind, the leading national wind trade fair will be held from 10 to 13 September 2019.

28.01.2019

Versatile monitoring for rotor bearings: Critical operating conditions identified, bearing damage prevented, and operating costs reduced

Schaeffler now offers its FAG flanged rotor bearing as a matched system comprising a bearing unit, lubricant, and sensors (pict.: Schaeffler)

How can typical rolling bearing damage in wind turbines, particularly in their rotor bearing supports, be identified early and even prevented altogether? Schaeffler has a solution to this complex challenge: A combination of sensors that are capable of monitoring the critical influencing variables for these types of damage.

17.01.2019

ZF’s first wind turbine gearboxes equipped with a Schaeffler cloud connection go into operation

Schaeffler and ZF use jointly developed expert models to analyze and predict the condition of wind turbine gearboxes based on the actual loads that occur during operation

ZF Friedrichshafen and Schaeffler are collaborating to develop new solutions for predicting the operating life of wind turbine gearbox components based on the actual loads that occur during operation. Since September, the first wind turbine gearboxes equipped with sensors and condition monitoring systems have been supplying operating data to a cloud-to-cloud solution to enable this to happen.

17.01.2019

Alpha Offshore success provides boost to Sparrows Group in first year

Stewart Mitchell and Mikkel Lund

Sparrows Group has seen its position in the renewables market strengthened one year on from the acquisition of Alpha Offshore Service. The company confirmed that Danish-based Alpha’s revenue has increased by 46% in the past 12 months.

18.12.2018

Thermal Energy Storage Market Size to exceed $55bn by 2024

Thermal Energy Storage Market

Favorable government initiatives toward renewable energy based power generation along with increasing demand for uninterrupted power supply will augment the thermal energy storage market. In addition, increasing customer focus toward energy efficiency coupled with the implementation of energy storage plans will further complement the industry landscape.

11.12.2018

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