The importance of sensors in wind turbine O&M

The subject of wind turbine maintenance is becoming increasingly important, especially as growing numbers of turbines are now falling outside of the original manufacturers’ warranties. Ideally, wind farm operators want to minimise maintenance costs and…

Renewable Power Generation – 2012 figures

Special report. Part six: US dominated the electricity from biomass world market in 2012 About the article: This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation focus previews REMIPEG’s latest update, carried out in the first four…

Solar PV in perspective – from 2012 to 2014 – Renewable Energy Focus

The ongoing economic crisis and regulatory changes in several countries, such as Italy and Germany, continue to cause problems for the global solar photovoltaic (PV) market. 2012 was an especially difficult year for the solar…

ABB supplies drives to turbine drive train test facility – Renewable Energy Focus

ABB has supplied a drive system to Project Nautilus, the world’s first drive train test facility for tidal turbines and marine renewable technologies. ABB’s system powers the drive train and comprises a 3.2 megawatt water-cooled…

juwi Shizen Energy completes third solar park in Japan – Renewable Energy Focus

juwi Shizen Energy has completed its third solar project in Japan – a free field solar park on Kyushu island. The utility scale solar power plant commissioned by a joint venture between the German juwi…

€6 million funding for French biomass project – Renewable Energy Focus

DEINOVE, a developer of chemical compounds from biomass using Deinococci bacteria, has announced that its plant chemistry development programme will receive nearly €6 million from the French government. The DEINOCHEM programme aims to produce a…