Wind power Features for April 2011
Although computer models of wind flow over terrain have improved dramatically in the past few years, there is still no substitute for data recorded at the site.
28 April, 2011
Critics of wind energy often charge that wind energy is too ‘unreliable’ to generate a large portion of a nation's electricity and suggest that base load needs ‘reliable’ sources of generation such as nuclear power.
28 April, 2011
GE has returned to offshore wind for full with the introduction of its GW 4.1-113 direct drive offshore wind turbine at the European Wind Energy Association’s annual conference and exhibition (EWEA 2011) in March this year.
27 April, 2011
Renewable energy can have wide-ranging social and economic benefits for developing countries, as well as contributing to the climate change agenda. But a balance needs to be struck between public subsidies, the charity sector and private investment.
18 April, 2011
The offshore wind industry is facing a massive ramp up ahead of Round 3 developments in the UK. But with few developers setting up shop in the UK and a hesitant supply chain waiting on firm orders before investing in upgraded facilities, will Round 3 deliver on time, and on budget? Renewable Energy Focus’ Kari Williamson travelled to one potential cluster in North East England.
11 April, 2011
The forthcoming March/April print issue of Renewable Energy Focus will be publishing an article on the need for wind industry players to share understanding of the Operation and Maintenance issues involved in wind farm development...
07 April, 2011