Renewable Energy In-depth Technology

Jussi Puranen - April 21, 2014

The Big Wind Energy Drive Train Technology Debate

In the wind power industry, the debate on which generator and converter option makes for the best modern wind turbine drive trains is still raging. Numerous technology experts and industry...

Eize de Vries - April 08, 2014

Wind Technology: Developing the New Medium-speed 3-MW+ Class

Rostock-based German engineering consultancy W2E Wind to Energy installed a 3-MW and 3.3-MW sister prototype of its medium-speed flagship model in 2013.

John Papageorge - March 19, 2014

What’s Powering the Future of Clean Tech?

Population growth, pollution, and limited natural resources have created an urgent need for innovative clean tech solutions that are smarter, cleaner, and more efficient. However, energy...

Javier Marcos - March 10, 2014

Predicting PV Plant Power Fluctuations and Optimising Energy Storage

The ability to accurately predict and prevent power fluctuations is of considerable importance to solar PV (photovoltaic) plant operators in terms of sustaining profitability, estimating...

Rachel Denton - March 06, 2014

Smart Grid Evolution: A New Generation of Intelligent Electronic Devices

The idea of a “smart grid” has taken center stage — an evolution of advanced technologies that make the availability of a smarter, more efficient electrical power grid possible. These...

Eize de Vries - February 28, 2014

Lagerwey Wind: “Humble Start with Wider Ambition”

Lagerwey Wind BV of the Netherlands re-entered the wind market backed by an experienced design team that developed a range of innovative lightweight direct drive turbines. At the 2.6-MW...

Mohammed Safiuddin - February 19, 2014

Global Renewable Energy Grid Project: Integrating Renewables via HVDC and Centralized Storage

The global energy and environment challenges cannot be addressed through a local, regional, or even a national approach. They require a global outlook and a much broader vision, a Global...

Iqbal Pittalwala - January 28, 2014

Creating a Magma-enhanced Geothermal System in Iceland

In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters...

Guofu Chen - January 20, 2014

Designing and Achieving Geothermal Power Plant Performance with Confidence

The design and the actual performance of a geothermal air-cooled power plant utilizing a supercritical refrigerant of R134a as the working fluid are discussed. A supercritical Organic...

Thomas Stringfellow - January 13, 2014

An Independent Engineering Evaluation of Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Waste-to-Energy (WTE) or energy-from-waste is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the incineration of waste. In the U.S., some cities primarily...

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