Company Profile: Global Energy Services
Strategically located in key renewable energy markets in the Americas, Europe, and North Africa, GES delivers service expertise to customers with complex needs.
Managing the Grid in Maui
With the increased need for clean energy on the islands of Hawaii, ramp rate control, and curtailment and capture mitigation become more important than ever.
Kiting for Wind Power
To access wind at altitudes above 200 meters, the Kite Power Research Group at Delft University in The Netherlands is capturing wind energy with Airborne Wind Energy (AWE), or computer-controlled kites.
All Wires and Cables Are Not Created Equal
When comparing life cycle costs for wires and cables in wind systems, consider the specific applications, cost per failure and dielectric losses to determine a cable’s return on investment.
Individual Pitch Control and Its Impact
Larger wind turbines with longer rotor blades and higher tower structures are creating technical challenges for turbine designers, but problems can be resolved with proper planning.
Going green doesn’t necessarily mean that you must erect an 80, 90, or even a 100-meter tower. Micro wind nacelles have a major impact while being kind to the environment.
Despite sophisticated control systems on modern wind turbines, some critical subsystems remain in the capable hands of the wind technician to monitor their integrity and safe operation.
Graphical Processing Units offer a promising solution for parallelizing computations of N-body problems and drastically accelerating computations.
Logistics planning becomes more difficult with uncertainty about the future of wind energy tax credits.
Q&A: Wayne Kilcollins
Wind Power Technical Institute/Northern Maine Community College