Wind energy and other renewables can now supply electricity at highly cost effective levels — and it’s happened so rapidly that public perception is yet to catch up All too often, conversations on renewable energy meander toward the same end: green technology is a nice thing, though it has to become economically viable before widespread … Read moreWind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels
Andreas Makris is a research engineer working for CRES, Greece’s national Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving. The country is considered to be ideal for the exploitation and use of renewable sources of energy due to its climate and weather. Many analysts say that these sources could be an answer to the economic crisis. To what … Read moreInnovative technologies and large machines to make wind energy cheaper – A talk with a Greek expert
Wind power is a non-polluting source of electricity. However, noise is a source of complaint and has raised health concerns for people living near wind farms. Researchers are studying the best ways to identify, measure and reduce it There are two different sources of noise in a wind turbine: aerodynamic, originating from the motion of air … Read moreAt the source of wind turbine noise
The WindTrust project is designing the wind turbine of the future to minimise maintenance costs and improve performance.
Advanced detection of wind anomalies could help prolong the lifespan of wind turbine components and reduce the cost of wind energy generation. In this context, European researchers have developed smart control software Europeans have been using the wind to generate energy for centuries. Even early wind mills were very cleverly designed cybernetic tools. And, the … Read moreA software “detective” for wind power generation