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 […]

Biogas plant given a new lease of life

Nordmethan, a company in the Weltec Biopower Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Germany. The company says it will modernise the 2,2 MW plant and return it to full operation as a going concern. The original plant had been set up in 2009 for the digestion of horse manure and the sale […]

First-ever rotating solar concentrator

New Energy Update reports that Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University of Science and Technology and private company Wahaj Solar have signed an agreement to test and verify the world’s first medium-scale point solar concentrator at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) test centre. The solar concentrator consists of a 10-meter diameter high-flux solar furnace which can focus […]