WindTrust at the Scottish Onshore Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition

The Windtrust project has presented its innovative wind energy solutions at the Onshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, organised by Scottish Renewables in Glasgow, on 29 June 2021. Wind energy is a key market for Scotland, having outstanding wind resources and a strong wind energy sector. The conference brought together key actors from this sector … Read moreWindTrust at the Scottish Onshore Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition

WINDTRUST featured in Euronews

On 25 May 2021, the Windtrust project has been featured on the “High-Tech” segment of the international channel Euronews. The broadcast featured an interview of Michael Drachmann Haag from LM-Wind Power presenting the innovative coating system developed in the framework of the Windtrust project to prevent blade erosion. As underlined by Jens Ulrich Laursen in the … Read moreWINDTRUST featured in Euronews

WINDTRUST at Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow

After presenting the project’s final results in Brussels on 14 June, the WINDTRUST partners will showcase the innovative solutions developed in the framework of the project at the Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition to be held in Glasgow on 29 June 2021. The event takes place at the premises of the University of … Read moreWINDTRUST at Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow

New erosion protection for offshore wind turbines

Danish Researchers have developed an innovative coating system which significantly increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades. The harsh offshore environment with heavy rain causes the blades to erode, leading to a significant reduction in efficiency and energy production. To overcome this problem, new technologies are being tested under the European project Windtrust. The new coating … Read moreNew erosion protection for offshore wind turbines

WINDTRUST presents innovative wind turbine technologies at EWEA Paris

The WINDTRUST project partners hosted a workshop this week, presenting their innovative turbine component designs to industry experts at EWEA 2020, a high profile wind energy conference in Paris. (check the guide here) WINDTRUST aims to lower the cost of wind energy by increasing the reliability of turbines. It focuses on three key components with … Read moreWINDTRUST presents innovative wind turbine technologies at EWEA Paris

Reducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable future

A 100% renewable energy scenario is possible in Europe, but to achieve it we need to make offshore wind more competitive and start redesigning our energy systems, says world expert Brian Vad Mathiesen In 2015 Denmark produced 42% of its electricity from wind turbines, breaking the world record of 39% that it set the previous year. But, … Read moreReducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable future

EWEA OFFSHORE 2020

The world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition is a biennial event that unites the whole of the wind energy supply chain under one roof.  The EWEA OFFSHORE conference is the leading-edge, international conference for the offshore wind industry. Get advanced learning, hear about important industry trends and network with your peers, potential clients and collaborators. … Read moreEWEA OFFSHORE 2020

Workshop | Innovative & reliable technologies for the wind energy sector

18 November 2020, 15:30 to 17:30 – EWEA 2015 Conference, Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 1, Paris, France The Windtrust project invites you to a side-event on “Innovative and reliable technologies for the wind energy sector”, organised as part of the EWEA 2015 conference. WINDTRUST is a three-year project that aims to reduce the cost of … Read moreWorkshop | Innovative & reliable technologies for the wind energy sector

Danish Energy Ministry finds wind power is cheapest energy source

An analysis by the Danish Energy Authority has found that the cheapest way for Denmark to obtain new electricity capacity is through the installation of wind turbines.  The analysis has compared the set-up costs of different electricity generation plants, showing wind power to have electricity costs of just over 30 cents per kWh for onshore … Read moreDanish Energy Ministry finds wind power is cheapest energy source

Wind of change: Turbine technology re-think aims to boost power production

Harnessing the power of wind has long been recognised as an important, alternative source of electricity generation. Now a new European project is aiming to improve the technology and make it even more competitive  Germany-based Semikron, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of power modules and systems, is setting its sights on overhauling power electronic … Read moreWind of change: Turbine technology re-think aims to boost power production

Windtrust to hold final event during the EU Sustainable Energy Week

On the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021, the Windtrust project will hold its final event on 14 June in Brussels to present its results towards enhanced cost-efficiency for European wind turbines. The event will take place at the Renewable Energy House in Brussels between 17:00 and 19:00 and include a networking reception … Read moreWindtrust to hold final event during the EU Sustainable Energy Week

WindTrust at the Scottish Onshore Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition

The Windtrust project has presented its innovative wind energy solutions at the Onshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, organised by Scottish Renewables in Glasgow, on 29 June 2016. Wind energy is a key market for Scotland, having outstanding wind resources and a strong wind energy sector. The conference brought together key actors from this sector … Read moreWindTrust at the Scottish Onshore Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition

Innovative technologies to reduce the cost of wind energy generation showcased at EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021

Technologies that increase the durability, performance and availability of both onshore and offshore wind turbines were presented during the 11th Edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, taking place between 13 and 27 June 2021 in Brussels. The highlight of the week was the mini-conference on “Reducing the Cost of Wind Energy Generation (pdf scan)”, held … Read moreInnovative technologies to reduce the cost of wind energy generation showcased at EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021

Reduction in maintenance costs to boost wind power plants profitability

Wind power production costs have fallen 66% in six years due to rising plant capacities and significant cuts in operation and maintenance costs, according to a report published by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Operation and maintenance represent a significant share of the total annual costs of wind power plants thus making it profitable … Read moreReduction in maintenance costs to boost wind power plants profitability

Innovative technologies and large machines to make wind energy cheaper – A talk with a Greek expert

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

A software “detective” for wind power generation

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