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Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University to lead EU-funded offshore wind R&D project

SGRE OffshoreSiemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on reducing the cost of offshore wind power. The i4Offshore project, which is based on classical engineering disciplines such as structural analysis, geotechnical engineering, production and risk analysis, will test a complete installation of a future version of a full-scale Siemens Gamesa offshore turbine.

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Field measurement of SmartBlades2 campaign on wind turbine in Colorado begins

SmartBlades2Three 20 meter long rotor blades that were developed within the context of the SmartBlades2 project will be assessed under natural weather and wind conditions in Boulder, Colorado (USA), over the next four months. For this purpose, the rotor blades, which were designed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) and built by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), have been installed in the USA at the Department of Energy's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Rovco live 3D visualisation project awarded second phase of funding

Innovate UK Phase 2 Funding RovcoRovco has been awarded further funding to develop the next stage of its integrated live 3D vision and artificial intelligence (AI) survey technology. This brings the combined total in technology to GBP 1.46 million.

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Inox Wind signs agreement with AMSC for the launch of 3MW wind turbines in India

Inox Wind has signed an exclusive agreement with AMSC to launch the 3MW wind turbine which is especially suitable for low wind regimes in India. The 3MW wind turbine platform is a globally operating platform.

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Bat deterrent system reduces bat fatalities by 54% at Texas wind energy facility

Bat Deterrent SystemNRG Systems has announced that a trial of its ultrasonic acoustic Bat Deterrent System reduced overall bat fatalities at the Los Vientos Wind Energy Facility in Starr County, Texas, by 54%.

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Goldwind unveils new offshore and onshore wind turbines

Goldwind has released four wind turbines; three for offshore and one for onshore markets. The wind turbine manufacturer has introduced the GW168-8MW offshore wind turbine which is suitable for class IEC I sites.

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