Category Archives: Wind Energy

South Korean Firm Enables Development of Wind Energy in Urban Areas with a New Design for VAWT

published: 2020-12-15 18:30 | editor | category: News
The deployment of conventional three-bladed horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT) on land and sea continues to expand worldwide thanks to technological advances and support from governments. However, the development of vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWT) is quietly gaining momentum as well. Recently, ODIN Energy, a firm based in South Korea, has introduced a design for VAWT that may finally allow for the development of wind farms in densely populated urban areas. ...  more

Offshore Wind Zonal Development Bids to Be Finalized by Year-end, and Developers Urged to Start Next Year and Ensure Actual Contracting

published: 2020-10-26 18:30 | editor | category: News
The BOE had originally scheduled to officially launch the "zonal development" bidding process in the second quarter of 2021 to give priority to those who have already passed the EIA. However, due to concerns about the lack of preparation by local supply chain manufacturers, the launch has been postponed to 2022 in August. Many manufacturers have made suggestions in this regard. ...  more

Europe’s Power Generation from Renewable Energy (Wind Power and Hydropower) Surpasses Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy for 6 Consecutive Quarters

published: 2020-10-26 18:30 | editor | category: News
Renewable energy has become a prominent power source in Europe. According to the analysis of UK power industry analysis company EnAppSys, the power generation of clean energy has surpassed that of nuclear energy and fossil fuel for 6 consecutive quarters, though the research team also discovered that solar energy, which experienced a surging power generation in the second quarter, had sustained a decline in power generation during the third quarter. ...  more

This Portable Wind Turbine Generates Power While On the Move

published: 2020-10-21 18:30 | editor | category: News
We would often think about the large “fans” that measure in more than 100m in height when we mention wind turbines, though Chinese scientists have recently subverted our imagination and developed a small portable wind turbine that is able to provide electricity for low cost and small detectors as well as LED, as long as there is wind while one walks when carrying it. ...  more

Swancor Submits Proposal for a 4.4GW Offshore Wind Project off the Coast of Miaoli County

published: 2020-09-29 18:30 | editor | category: News
Swancor Renewable Energy announced on September 22 that it intends to develop a 4.4GW offshore wind project off the coast of Taiwan’s Miaoli County. This project, which is named Formosa 4, represents the latest and most ambitious undertaking by the Taiwan-based firm. Once completed, Formosa 4 will supply enough electricity to meet the demand of 4.5 million households. Swancor told local media that it already submitted its proposal to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in the week of the announcement. ...  more

Wind Tower Market Highlights the Impact of COVID-19 2020-2024: Increasing Demand for Heightened Wind Towers to Boost Market Growth

published: 2020-08-12 4:00 | editor | category: News
Technavio has been monitoring the wind tower market and it is poised to grow by USD 6.75 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. ...  more

Boralex Completes $805 Million Refinancing for its Niagara Region Wind Farm (230 MW) in Ontario, Canada

published: 2020-08-11 22:00 | editor | category: News
Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation") (TSX: BLX) is pleased to announce that it has completed the approximately $805 million refinancing over 16 years for its 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm (NRWF) in the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. NRWF was commissioned on November 2, 2016 and is held in partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River Indigenous community. Boralex operates the site and has a 50% stake in the farm. ...  more

Wire and Cable in Renewables, Part 1: Onshore wind - an essential part of the energy transition roadmap

published: 2020-08-11 12:00 | editor | category: News
 Limiting the increase in global average temperature to, or below, 1.5-2˚C versus the pre-industrial level is the ultimate goal as outlined in the Paris Agreement. To realise a low-carbon future, this requires a unified large-scale transition to clean energy and electricity generation by renewables plays a critical role in this shift. Renewables are expected to provide 30% of global electricity generation by 2024, according to the International Energy Association (IEA). ...  more