Posts tagged as Wind

High power wind turbines ordered

The French multinational company Quadran International has through its subsidiary Quadran Brasil, placed an order for the 206 MW Serrote wind park to be located at the municipality of Trairí, in the state of Ceará. The contract includes the supply and installation of 49 V150-4,2 MW wind turbines with a 125-meter hub height. The power […]

To monitor wind turbine blades

Up to 23% of wind turbine failures can be caused by blade damage, with up to 25 to 30% of wind farm operation costs spent on operation and maintenance. Current damage detection options are limited and are used on an ad hoc basis at each turbine. The new ping monitor is an innovative acoustic solution […]

Renewable energy business focus to accelerate growth

GE says it intends to intensify its focus on the growing renewable energy market by consolidating all of the company’s renewable and grid assets into a single, simplified renewable energy business. Global demand for renewable power generation and the associated grid integration continues to increase globally with renewable capacity additions of 178 GW accounting for […]

Wind lidar measurements from a drone

Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has demonstrated the use of drone wind lidar for vertical and horizontal profiling to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and above or ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally. The company has now achieved accurate […]

Renewables O&M, asset management and energy storage market outlook 

In recent years the renewable energy industry in the US has gone from being a bit player to a rising star in electricity generation. At a time when many conventional forms of generation, including coal and nuclear, are finding it increasingly hard to attract investment, wind and solar are seen as safe bets by financiers. […]

Wind farm changes hands

Enertrag South Africa has acquired 100% of the shares of Darling Wind Power from Clean Energy Africa Investments, adding 5,2 MW of operational wind assets to its existing pipeline of projects under development, including the partnership agreement signed earlier this year with a local renewables company to jointly develop 1800 MW of wind energy projects […]