Floating meteorological data monitoring system

LiDAR systems measure wind speed and direction by comparing the light from a laser beam, reflected by microscopic dust particles in the atmosphere, to a reference light source

Wind turbine energy testing is a breeze

To increase efforts in providing environmentally friendly power sources, Vestas has expanded its wind turbine testing capabilities

Moving the UK solar market past the ‘boom and bust’ stage

International solar 'visionaries' discuss future of UK solar market. The Solar Future: UK ’13, will take place on 16th July 2011 in London

New technologies ensure demand for wind generation remains high

Demand for wind generators remains high, particularly as new technologies can be optimised for lower-wind situations. Sean Ottewell reports

Cost pressures for wind turbine bearings

Even higher expectations regarding service life and reliability twinned with pressure on costs: this is the picture currently emerging for bearings in the wind energy industry

Elements of success in hydro plant construction

As interest in hydroelectric power increases, all signs are pointing to growth in the construction of plants, especially small projects to add generating capacity to existing dams. Scott McDonald explains

Turning up the heat on energy from waste

Energy from waste (efw) facilities must utilise their heat potential to maximise both efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions savings

New generation biomass power plant

Control technology helps deliver green energy as innovative biomass power plant goes on stream in Italy

Wind turbine efficiency grows in line with demand

Investment continues to grow in wind power generation as new and more efficient technologies are emerging. Sean Ottewell reports

Training for thermo solar power plants engineers

Torresol Energy will use Honeywell’s UniSim OTS to train the plants operators and engineers

Construction completes on wind turbine blade test facility

Designed to test the longer blades being developed for larger offshore turbines

Under pressure to reduce power

Sterling-SIHI launches another multistage pump to reduce whole life cost

World first for full scale autoclaving with wet AD

A sustainable waste treatment facility in the UK is set to become the first in the world to apply full scale autoclave processing to wet advanced anaerobic digestion. Stephen Barnes reports

Assessing the impact of waves

Fluid-structure interaction allows designers to assess the impact of waves on freshwater and offshore systems, Richard Grant reports

A place in the sun

Digital prototyping solutions enable users to design, visualise and simulate products both rapidly and cost-effectively through digital models and prototypes

Growth predicted at 12 per cent for world wind turbine market

Predictions of healthy investment in wind turbine technology are being borne out by the number of major projects being both commissioned and ordered

Are tariff changes forcing the sun to go down on the solar industry?

Vicky Kenrick looks at the impact of the UK government's Feed in Tariff (FiT), which aims to increase the level of renewable energy used in the UK by businesses and households



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