At the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Dublin, GL Garrad Hassan has release WaveDyn, the first independently developed wave-energy converter design tool made commercially available. WaveDyn lets users model a range of wave energy conversion devices. The developer says its flexible, multi-body modelling approach, coupled with a hydrodynamic flow solver, and a range
GE showcased its local manufacturing leadership for Ontario’s growing wind industry at the CanWEA 2012 annual conference and exhibition, Canada’s largest wind energy trade show. Ontario’s Green Energy Act mandates that wind farm developers across the province meet local content requirements, benefiting the Ontario economy. “Our strengths in Ontario are a differentiator for our wind
The success of the North American offshore renewable energy industry will depend as much on future, sustained investment in technological innovation, as it will on backing offshore power projects. A provider of underwriting services for renewable energy projects, GCube, has collaborated with Seattle-based renewable energy technology developer, Principle Power, to underwrite the firm’s pioneering floating
Intertek has signed a deal to evaluate and assess the offshore turbine design for a major European manufacturer to ensure compliance with U.S. and Canadian electrical safety requirements. The project comes at a critical time for Cape Wind, as it moves towards installation. The work therefore forms a key part of the manufacture, preparation, and
TradeWind Energy, LLC and the Alabama Power Company have entered into a long-term energy purchase agreement that provides for the delivery of low-cost electricity from wind-rich Kansas across five states to communities in Alabama. The 20-year power purchase agreement for 202 MW and all associated renewable energy credits (RECs) was approved by the Alabama Public
Endurance Wind Power, manufacturer of advanced distributed wind turbines 5 to 50kW in size, is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with Norwin A/S – a Danish medium wind turbine company with over 25 years of experience in the wind industry. The partnership provides Endurance select exclusivity rights to manufacture Norwin
Watching slow turning turbines on a prairie wind farm may convey a sense of serenity. But there is more going on than meets the eye. Some of that is revealed in the stunning images of air flow and turbulence generated by Postdoctoral Scholar Raymond Chow and Professor C.P. van Dam at UC Davis in California.
In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released its “Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines,” which are intended to help wind energy project developers avoid and minimize impacts of land-based wind projects on wildlife and their habitats. These Guidelines are the culmination of work that began nearly five years ago with then-Secretary of the
This webinar is available on-demand below. North America’s wind power industry has developed an unfortunate reputation for producing energy at levels less than those predicted by pre-construction energy assessments. Five factors are major contributors to over-prediction in energy assessments. These include flow-modeling bias, wake-model bias in some conditions, project availability, atmospheric stability, and long-term adjustments.
Two studies commissioned by Vestas show 67% of U.S. consumers prefer renewable energy among all energy sources. Also, 51% of American consumers would be more willing to buy brands for products made with renewable energy, while corporations are continuing to show preference for investing in renewables. The Corporate Renewable Energy Index Report (CREX) 2012 conducted