Image - NREL Software Tool a Boon for Wind Industry

NREL Software Tool a Boon for Wind Industry

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20% wind energy by 2030. That extra efficiency may be realized with the help of a software tool built by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). It's called Simulator for Wind Farm Applic...

Wind - Sep 29, 2014


Image - Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Market Value to Reach $7 Bn by 2020

Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Market Value to Reach $7 Bn by 2020

The value of the global gearbox market increased from an estimated $1.9 billion in 2006 to $4.0 billion in 2013 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10%, according to the new report now available on ASDReports. This growth was primarily due to the increasing number of installations that are expected to be made in the forecast period. The average cost of a gearbox unit is also expected to have declined by 2020, due primarily to the techno...

Wind - Sep 29, 2014


Image - Vattenfall Orders 9 Siemens DirectDrive Wind Turbines for Juktan Onshore Project

Vattenfall Orders 9 Siemens DirectDrive Wind Turbines for Juktan Onshore Project

Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for Vattenfall's Juktan onshore wind power plant. Siemens is to supply nine direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-113 with a power rating of 3.2 megawatts each and optimized for the climate in the north of Sweden as the rotor blades are equipped with active de-icing equipment. The contract includes also a service and maintenance agreement for a period of five years. The project is located i...

Wind - Sep 26, 2014