Energy innovations to follow in 2017

1. DEMAND RESPONSE Balancing the supply and demand of energy across the National Grid is a constant game of careful planning and skillful execution. Add the intermittent nature of wind, solar and tidal energy into…

Wind energy jobs grew exponentially in 2014

Wind energy is growing, and along with it, wind jobs. According to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, there were 23,000 jobs added in the wind industry in 2014…

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…

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid economics – Renewable Energy Focus

By Nick Ni – Verde LLC, Massachusetts, USA Renewable energy has grown at a dramatic rate in recent years. The US Energy Information Administration has recently reported that renewable energy sources provided 9.81% of US energy consumption and…

Ethiopian Wind Farm Adds Five Percent of Country’s Total Electricity Capacity

The 120-megawatt, 84-turbine Ashegoda Wind Farm in Ethiopia opened this week in an arid region about 765 kilometers from the capital, Addis Ababa. The farm was completed in three phases and has actually been generating…