Tag: wind turbine

Where is renewable energy heading?

At the end of last year, an event occurred that is probably more important for renewable energy than various recent technological advances

Lift-off: energy storage brings renewable energy to the mainstream

In the past, a severe shortcoming of renewables has been that they are intermittent: the power stays on only as long as the wind blows or the sun shines; if the wind blows too hard, the turbines must stop turning in order not to overload the grid. Newer and more efficient storage techniques are changing the equation. It is now possible to store excess power and tap into it during periods of power shortage. This article outlines some of the many technologies employed.

REpower concludes contract with Zuidlob

REpower Systems has concluded a contract with Zuidlob Wind B.V. for the delivery of 36 wind turbines. The turbines of the 3.4M104 type are to be installed in a wind farm near Zeewolde, Flevoland. With a total output of approximately 122MW the project is the largest wind farm in the Netherlands to date held by a single owner.

Alstom wins wind farms contract in Brazil

Alstom has signed a contract worth almost EUR 200 million to build and service three wind farms in Brazil for Brasventos S.A., a company made up of J. Malucelli Energia (51%), Eletrobras Eletronorte (24.5%) and Eletrobras Furnas (24.5%). The wind farms, to be situated in Rio Grande do Norte State