Posts tagged as Wind

Unleashing renewable power for African economic development

South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), demonstrates the country’s commitment to a more sustainable future growth path. The State’s support of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures simultaneously aims to encourage skills development and stimulate job creation. The Windaba conference and exhibition (8 – 9 October 2019, CTICC, Cape Town) under […]

Pairing solar and storage challenges gas peakers

Gas peakers have been around even before the recent rise of renewables made them even more indispensible. How else could grid operators fill in the void created by the vanishing solar generation when the sun sets at the end of the day or when wind stops spinning the wind turbines’ blades? And with natural gas […]

Nuclear power in a clean energy system

The International Energy Agency (IEA)  says wind and solar energy need to play a much greater role in order for countries to meet sustainability goals, but it is extremely difficult to envisage them doing so without help from nuclear power. Nuclear power today makes a significant contribution to electricity generation, providing 10% of global electricity […]

SA ready to embrace modern electricity generating technologies, minister tells conference

South Africa is ready to embrace modern electricity generating technologies to improve security of supply and increase access to electricity to all its citizens.  In his keynote address at the opening of the 2019 Africa Utility Week and Powergen Africa 2019 in Cape Town, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, said the conference offered a […]

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 […]