Anglais Energy-science Energy-science Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:09:56 GMT fr Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles - IRESEN Iron Superconductor Could Solve Key Offshore Wind Power Puzzle scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory are on the way to solving one obstacle to even more efficient and powerful wind turbines, especially for the offshore wind power sector: development of a low cost superconducting wire based on iron.

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New Blade Design Are Longest Wind Turbine Blades Ever Built The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed UK wind turbine developer Blade Dynamics to develop and demonstrate the technologies for constructing what would most likely end up being the world’s longest wind turbine blades.

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First view of Siemens 4MW turbine Siemens installed the first prototype of its 4MW SWT-4.0 offshore wind turbine at a Jutland test site for large wind turbines in Østerild, Denmark.

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GE designing lower-cost wind blade using fabric General Electric is developing a new turbine blade design using architectural fabric that it says could significantly reduce construction and assembly costs compared with fiberglass, and put wind energy on an equal economic footing with fossil fuels.

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GL Renewables Certification Certifies Wind-Turbine Gearbox Design by Chongqing Wangjiang Industria A growing number of manufactures are realising that the certification of individual wind turbine components is as important as that of the complete wind turbine.

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Vestas to focus on low to medium wind Vestas is set to focus on the development and sale of low-to-medium wind onshore products, according to the company's chief sales officer Juan Araluce who was speaking about the launch of the V126 3MW turbine.

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Wind Industry innovations: Energy cost pressure stirs creative juices Challenging market conditions have sparked heavy competition and spurred a continuous flow of innovative solutions, ranging from complete wind-turbine designs to main components and intelligent systems. Equally essential for the progress of the wind industry are the small-step evolutionary advancements, which over the years have delivered many successful optimised product designs.

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Wind Power in China Grew by 43% in 2012, to an estimated $10.2 billion

As a clean and renewable energy source,wind power is playing an increasingly significant role in power generation, ranking fourth after thermal power, hydroelectric power and nuclear power.

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Cost-cutting measures: Economic benefits of design developments

Improvements in technology, and the wealth of experience the wind industry now boasts, are playing vital roles in lowering the cost of wind energy

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Wind cheaper than gas, says E&Y The net cost of European wind power is up to 50% lower than that of its main conventional power rival, combined cycle gas (CCGT), according to a comparative study by financial group Ernst & Young (E&Y).

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Goldwind GW93/1500 Ultra-Low Wind Speed Turbine Obtains CGC Accreditation Certificate Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. A world-leading wind turbine manufacturer and a provider of comprehensive wind power solutions, announced that its ultra-low wind speed series GW93/1500 Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) turbine was awarded an accreditation certificate by the China General Certification Center (CGC), the mainland's leading accreditation institution. Which further affirms GW93/1500 now meets the domestic wind industry accreditation and national safety standard requirements.

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A timbered wind turbine tower

Timbertower has completed the world's first wooden tower for a multi-megawatt wind turbine, which now stands 100 meters tall on the outskirts of Hannover. On October 10 and 11, installation is to be completed when the nacelle and rotor blades are added. The 1.5 megawatt turbine is scheduled to start producing power before the end of the year.

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Gamesa wins first order in Finland Gamesa has been handed its first deal in Finland, a 117MW supply agreement from Finnish developer TuuliWatti.

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Wind Market Moves to Maturity When can a new industry like wind power be considered mature? One sign is surely when it rises and falls in line with the global economy, indicating that it has left the shelter of state support and is starting to make its way in a less-regulated global market. BTM Consult's recently released 17th annual World Wind Market Update picks this transformation as a headline trend.

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Feed-in Tariffs Do More for Wind at Less Cost to Ratepayers than RPS (related tendering programs) In a recent report, the German Renewable Energy Agency says that across Europe countries using feed-in tariffs develop more wind energy and pay less for it than countries using quota systems.

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Sinovel warns of loss as wind market takes turn for the worse

Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel has warned that it will report losses of up to 260m yuan ($41m) for the first nine months of the year, after worse-than-expected delivery volumes and an increase in bad debts.

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After 10 years Genral Electric goes back to DFIGs GE Energy is to return to doubly fed induction generators (DFIG's) 10 years after ditching the technology for permanent magnet generators (PMGs).

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China Development Bank to build fund with UK private equity co British private equity company Terra Firma is planning to set up a renewable energy fund with the China Development Bank (CDB), according to reports.

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market trends in wind generator selection

Permanent magnet generator (PMG) technology is mounting a challenge for dual-fed induction generators (DFID).

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IFRS for the wind industry (Ernst&young report) Wind energy is playing an increasingly important role in global and national energy markets. Governments around the world have announced strategic plans to embrace clean technologies as part of their long-term objectives.

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