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EU funded project develops future offshore DC grids

EU funded project develops future offshore DC grids
Having made some important advances towards future offshore DC grids, a European Union-funded project that has trained the next-gen of offshore wind experts has just concluded. ‘MEDOW’ was an ‘Initial Training Network’ funded by the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme. It aimed to provide a ‘training through research’ approach to the exciting new field of multi-terminal DC grids for offshore wind power by appointing and training 17 promising young power systems engineers.
26th May 2017

Five TE sensors that make wind turbines possible

TE is a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor based systems, providing support to wind engineers in both the development and operation of wind turbines.
22nd May 2017

A change is in the air for offshore wind turbines

A change is in the air for offshore wind turbines
A new offshore windfarm capable of meeting the electricity demand of well over 230,000 homes, Burbo Bank Extension, was officially opened at a ceremony in Liverpool on 17th May. The wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group (25%). It is the first offshore wind farm in the world to make commercial use of the MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbines.
19th May 2017


Using drones to harness the power of the wind

Using drones to harness the power of the wind
A new report has been published by IDTechEx Research into the feasibility of Airborne Wind Energy (AWE), a system that uses UAVs, or drones, to capture wind energy at heights higher than standard wind turbines. The concept began with kites flying in a figure of eight trajectory to create electricity from heights where winds are much stronger and more consistent than those tapped by conventional wind turbines on land or even offshore. 
13th April 2017

Solution provides effective wind measurements in complex terrain

Solution provides effective wind measurements in complex terrain
In order to produce a packaged 'white box' solution, where the different stages of processing are clearly visible to the user, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) provider Meteodyn has collaborated with wind lidar company ZephIR Lidar. This addresses the challenge of taking lidar wind measurements in complex terrain. Data from lidars are now widely considered as being bankable for use in wind resource assessment campaigns.
11th April 2017

GMS UK wins contract for world’s biggest wind farm

GMS UK wins contract for world’s biggest wind farm
In order to provide offshore accommodation for workers on what will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, DONG Energy has chosen Gulf Marine Services UK, based in Aberdeen. Hornsea Project One will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of well over one million homes. It will be located 120km off the Yorkshire coast, so when work begins offshore in 2018, the team will stay out at sea rather than make the journey back and forth each day.
10th April 2017

Size does matter when it comes to wind farms

Size does matter when it comes to wind farms
A team of Danish researchers have developed a method to assess the efficiency of different sized onshore and offshore wind farms. The team investigated whether the farm power density - the power per unit area - of very large wind farms was limited, and related this to their efficiency and annual energy production. The study used regional atmospheric model simulations to assess the power production and wind speed through the farm area.  
24th March 2017

IEC standard sees acceptance for wind lidars

IEC standard sees acceptance for wind lidars
  The international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), has published a standard to deliver the technical basis for the acceptance of lidar measurements for wind turbine power performance testing and wind resource assessments.
15th March 2017

EU team announces superconductivity breakthrough

EU team announces superconductivity breakthrough
European researchers said they had developed a cheaper and more efficient superconducting tape which could one day be used to double the potency of wind turbines. Eurotapes, a European research project on superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to channel electricity with zero resistance and very little power loss—has produced 600 metres (1,968 feet) of the tape, said the coordinator of the project, Xavier Obradors, of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona.
15th March 2017

How to minimise outages for onshore renewables

How to minimise outages for onshore renewables
2017 is, arguably, a pivotal year in O&M strategy for the UK wind power industry, with many long-term service contracts reaching the end of their term. Here, Andrew Baggaley, Aftermarket Manager, Dana Brevini UK, considers the elements of gearbox inspection for onshore renewables.
17th February 2017


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POWER & ENERGY 2017
22nd November 2017
Rwanda Kigali