Wind Energy


Current Issue:
SUN & WIND ENERGY 2/2017

The S&WE Special Edition 2 has been published. In addition to giving a preview to this years Husum Wind it features new growth markets in the area of PV and gives an overview of solar stations with integrated solar controllers.

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GE Renewable Energy unveils its largest onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy’s new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine (Graphic: GE)

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine. According to the company, it is GE's largest high efficiency turbine to date. Featuring the largest rotor in the segment and innovative blade design, the 4.8-158 is designed to offer a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP) at low to medium wind speed sites.

12.09.2017

Province of Groningen urges minister to drive forward wind farms north of the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands

(Graphic: Provincie Groningen)

Offshore wind farm conditions in the Wadden Sea Area above Groningen are excellent. That is the outcome of the report, commissioned by the province of Groningen, and presented to the Minister of Economic Affairs. Now the province calls on the Minister of Economic Affairs to facilitate the realization of many more wind farms in the area. This will contribute to a future without natural gas, a low carbon energy system and create hundreds of jobs.

07.09.2017

ABB to provide BESS for the integration of Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

The 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2007 and is capable of supplying electricity for up to 80,000 UK homes. (Photo: ABB)

The integration of wind energy is a big challenge in today’s grid management, as the power output immensely depends on the current weather situation. To help facing this challenge ABB will supply a Battery Energy Storage System to DONG Energy.

31.08.2017

US Offshore wind industry announced to build first Jones Act compliant installation vessel

Zentech and Renewables Resources International announced to build the first Jones Act compliant U.S. installation vessel. "This vessel will provide the now evolving U.S. Offshore Wind Industry with a much needed and cost competitive marine logistic solution,” stated Zentech in a press release. The U.S. Jones Act requires for all vessels that are transporting goods to and from U.S. ports, such as components for an offshore wind farm, to be U.S. built and operated. Zentech Incorporated is a marine engineering and naval architecture firm specializing in the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries.

28.08.2017

“Final sprint for all the players”

Bent Christensen is in charge of project management in the offshore business at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa is using no less than eight innovative technologies for the pilot project Nissum Bredning Vind. Offshore Wind Industry spoke to Bent Christensen about the rapid pace of development in the industry.

28.08.2017

EEW SPC has been awarded two new orders

Hornsea Project One is located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast. (Graphic: DONG Energy)

The Rostock based company EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) has been awarded two new orders for the delivery of 205 monopiles in total. 174 of the foundations are meant to be for Hornsea Project One, the world’s first wind farm with a capacity of more than one Gigawatt. 31 monopiles have been ordered by the Dutch marine contractor Van Oord.

23.08.2017

Prototype of V164-9.5 MW burned out

The preparations for dismantling the V164-9.5 MW began on 14 August. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

On 4 August, the prototype of the V164-9.5 MW caught fire at the test field in Østerild, Denmark. The nacelle burned out completely. Experts from MHI Vestas are now investigating the cause.

18.08.2017

Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC

Source: Senvion

The first prototype of Senvion’s 3.4M140 EBS has been installed in Heckelberg for the Notus energy Group. The prototype is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. Its estimated yearly power output is 10.000 GWh.

14.08.2017

An artifical tree to deliver solar and wind power

Tech meets art in a life-like ‘energy tree’ (graphic: Solar Botanic/S&WE)

Engineers from the Brunel University London have developed the concept of an “energy tree”’ with e-leaves that suck up sunshine and quiver in the breeze to produce solar and wind power. The 16ft solar/wind tree can generate nearly three times the electricity an average family uses in a year.

07.08.2017

Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

Mammoet had to deal with challenging inclines of up to 14% over a 22-kilometer long site road. (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet delivered the last wind turbine components for the extension of the Clyde Wind Farm situated near Abbington, Scotland. Energy supplier SSE is currently extending the existing 152 turbine wind farm with an additional 54 turbines. Mammoet was responsible for the transportation of all the turbine components during the construction of the extension that will be finished later this year.

21.07.2017

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