Entries by Wim Joosten

How many blades are best for wind energy production?

The vast majority of wind turbines currently being installed have three blades. Why not four? Or two? Or a lot more to catch as much wind as possible? The quick answer is that a two bladed wind turbine is already great for great efficiency. With two blades you need significantly less material, construction and maintenance […]

Europe: A phenomenal start for wind energy in 2019

Mid-March 2019, the milestone of more than 100 billion kWh of generated wind power was reached in Europe. This milestone was never reached this early in the year. Pertaining to the same period in 2018, that was an increase of 15%. The distribution between Onshore / offshore was respectively 90 billion kWh (88.7%) and 11.5 […]

Community Microgrids – the hard return on soft factors

A microgrid is a complex technical system. Good technical engineering is of great importance in developing a project as well as financial engineering. After all, financing methods and interpretation of the proposition (buying, renting or a PPA) determine the feasibility of funding. These are the main hard factors of executing developing a facility on land. […]