A new solution to anticipate and mitigate wind turbine blade risks

Exposed to environmental hazards and events (rain, ice, hail, snow...), blades are one of the wind turbine components most at risk. Their downtime doubles over the years, with blade failure often accounting for 25%...

A major improvement for legacy wind turbines with power electronics

Se estima quThere are currently more than 30,000 old wind turbines around the world that have no power electronics and whose guarantee periods have either expired or are on the point of so doing....

Wind and aviation safety

The installation of a wind farm involves countless permits and one of the least well-known, but possibly the most problematic, is the permit related to aeronautical easements. In regions with high wind power development...

European offshore wind power in 2015: record €13bn investment, 3 GW new capacity

Offshore wind investments in Europe doubled in 2015 to €13.3bn in a record year for financing and grid connected installations. A total of 3,019 MW in new offshore wind capacity came online in European...

The world powers trumpet their achievement as wind power development continues unbridled

In 2014 the top 3 countries by installed wind power capacity were China, the USA and Germany, ranked first to third in that order with cumulative installed capacities of 114,763 MW, 65,879 MW and...

The european wind service business

The European wind power market is diverse and characterised by a wide variety of players, ownership and service structures. The expectations and approaches with regard to the quality of onshore wind services vary appreciably...

Drawing up Angola’s wind and solar atlas

Ereda has been developing its engineering and consultancy activities in the field of renewables for 11 years. Despite having been active in every project phase, the two areas of greatest importance and specialisation for the...

European offshore wind energy beats new records

In the first six months of 2015, Europe fully grid connected 584 commercial offshore wind turbines, with a combined capacity totalling 2,342.9 MW. New offshore capacity installations during H1 2015 were up 200% on...

The maintenance of wind farms in operation: the big challenge facing future wind development...

The limited outlook for the construction of new wind farms and facilities in future means that the maintenance of existing installations becomes critically important. As data from the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) shows,...

PAINPER project. Making the most of existing infrastructures to incorporate renewables

PAINPER, the Plan to Use Public Infrastructures for Renewable Energy, stems from the difficulties observed when implementing new renewable energy generation systems in areas with overcrowded land infrastructures (high construction density) or that are...