A new year has just begun and with that comes some new exciting figures over last year's development in wind energy. Our friends at the Global Wind Energy Council just released wind energy statistics for 2014 and we have of course updated our beloved Evolution of Wind Power map accordingly. It is safe to say that a lot has happened in the last 12 months.
Ilmatar Windpower PLC aims to build 300 MW of wind in Finland within the next few years. To manage the growing portfolio of wind farms Ilmatar choose Breeze Production to harmonize wind farm monitoring and reporting.
This fall we are excited to start a new master thesis project together with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The purpose of the project is to get a understanding of where the industry is heading in terms of increasing power output from existing wind farms.
With more than 60 wind technicians Maia Eolis is a well established and independent full service wind power producer operating in France. Impax Asset Management is a Specialist Investment Manager investing globally in resource efficiency.
The team behind Breeze has just released an interactive infographic showing the cumulative installed wind power capacity per country, continent and the world as a whole between 1997-2013. Building 300 GW of capacity in 17 years is an amazing accomplishment for an alternative* energy source and there is more to come! But don't take our word for it, try it out for yourself. *Alternative energy was the term energy experts used to dismiss renewable energy sources as experimental.
You read right, the Breeze team has whipped together a list of the 15 most effective ways to increase risk in Wind Resource Assessment. Give it a read to discover common pitfalls you can easily avoid by doing everything right from the start.
Since it's founding more than twenty years ago, over 40 companies have joined AECOM, and in 2007, it became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. Today, listed on the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest companies, AECOM now serve clients in more than 150 countries around the world.
GDF Suez is one of the biggest power and gas companies in the world. For the past few years, GDF Suez is investing more and more in wind power, both onshore and offshore. Understanding the wind resource is an integral part in finding and selecting the best projects in which to invest. The Breeze software system helps automate wind data quality control processes, provide scalable organization and improve communication within multi-national companies.
Measuring the wind is an obvious first step to developing a wind farm. Unlike a conventional power plant where fuel is transported to it, the fuel for a wind farm must be discovered and quantified. This is why many refer to the early stage as wind prospecting.
A handy case study guide for established wind power developers, start-ups and consultants. A wind resource assessment is the vital first step in every wind project, yet it remains one of the most challenging tasks.