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Technology could cut cost of offshore wind electricity by 15%

Signalling an important step in lowering the cost of power delivered from offshore installations, GE Power Conversion has announced the successful trials of PassiveBoost - its technology to allow remote power networks to go DC. The technology also paves the way for increasing the electrical output delivered from renewable energy sources in distant, inhospitable places.
4th March 2014

PCIM Europe 2014 to focus on wind and solar energy

Held from 20-22 May 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, PCIM Europe 2014 will present the latest trends in power electronics components and systems for use in the wind and solar energy sector. As well as the products and solutions on display at the exhibition, visitors will be able to attend vendor presentations and contribute to expert discussions on the latest developments in wind and solar energy at the free industry forums.
3rd March 2014

Crowbar resistors boast industry-high energy capability

Crowbar resistors boast industry-high energy capability
A new series of stainless steel braking/crowbar resistors have been announced by Vishay. Featuring industry-high pulse energy capability up to 3.46 MJ and pulse current capability up to 12 kA, the Vishay Draloric resistors can be optimized for frequency converters for three-phase generators in wind power plants and pumped-storage hydro power stations.
10th December 2013

PB filters feature 21µs reactive power compensation

PB filters feature 21µs reactive power compensation
Schaefer have released the new PB Series of three-wire and four-wire active harmonic filter modular systems. Meeting IEEE-519, the Power Balance (PB) family is scalable and offers a practical solution for improving power quality for tower buildings as well as automation, wind turbine and a wide range of industrial applications.
10th December 2013

Strain sensor solution for the wind energy industry

Strain sensor solution for the wind energy industry
Avago Technologies introduce an industrial-grade strain sensor solution which is based on Avago's patented optical phase interrogation technique. Enabling the readily available polymer optical fiber to be used as a high-precision strain sensor on par with current fiber Bragg grating based strain sensors, the sensing solution is unique and cost-effective.
26th November 2013

Inductive components for wind turbines and PV inverters

Inductive components for wind turbines and PV inverters
SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus offers inductive components for drive technology applications. Featuring low-loss, good EMC characteristics and a space-efficient design, target applications for the components include frequency converters for automation tasks, wind turbines, photovoltaic inverters, medical engineering, railway engineering and many other drive and power electronics applications.
11th November 2013

World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Launches With 175 Siemens Wind Turbines

Today marks the inauguration of the world's largest offshore wind power plant, London Array. Siemens supplied the 175 wind turbines and the grid connection for London Array. Together with Dong Energy, Siemens will also be responsible for the service of the wind turbines through a long-term agreement. The wind power plant owned, developed and built by a consortium consisting of Dong Energy, E.ON and Masdar has a total capacity of 630 megawatts (MW) and will generate enough power to supply 500,000 British households with clean electricity. London Array will reduce annual CO2 emissions by approximately 900,000 tons, which equals the emissions of 300,000 passenger cars.
10th July 2013

Semikron launch SKiiPX IGBT modules for wind turbines

Under harsh climatic conditions, secondary damage caused by moisture ranks among the most common causes of failure of power electronics modules. Therefore, a module specified to allow for condensation will offer a significantly increased lifetime. Semikron’s new SKiiPX IGBT module is designed for extreme climatic conditions and allows for condensation during operation. It meets the specific requirements for wind turbines in the 1-6MW power range.
1st July 2013

Improving the Efficiency of Wind Turbines with an Intelligent Measurement and Control System

Wind Energy Development: As energy consumption soars, where are the fuels that will meet the demand? Fossil fuels are a finite resource. The natural replacement is sweeping freely around the earth—wind. Wind is renewable, predictable, fast to install, clean, and commercially viable.
17th April 2013

New Belden Wind Tower Cables Deliver Maximum Uptime

Belden has introduced a range of fiber-optic data transmission cables designed for use in on-shore and off-shore wind parks in the EMEA region. New torsion resistant Belden Optical Wind Tower Cables are suited for use in extremely harsh environments and energy-dense areas, where they deliver superior data transmission performance for maximum reliability and uptime of wind parks.
27th March 2013

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