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New Future for small and medium size wind turbines in Belgium!

‘More wind turbines in a shorter period of time’, those were the main principles in the ‘Windpower 2020’ wind plan by Flemish Minister of Energy Bart Tommelein and his colleague Joke Schauvliege from the department ‘Environment (CD&V)’. Steps have already been taken to remove a number of obstacles for the construction of wind turbines. Minister […]

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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 […]

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The sustainable and profitable path forward for owners of aging wind turbines

The wind energy sector is set for a development boom for the coming years. Nations around the world are gearing up for a substantial expansion in renewable energy to offset concerns over energy security and to meet strict environmental targets and timetables. When it comes to wind power most of the focus is being put […]

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Land use efficiency dramatically increases through dual use

The joint project “Agrophotovoltaic – Efficient Land Use Resource” (APV-Resola) has been testing solar power production and agriculture, in an efficient way, on the same area for more than two years. Solar modules with an output of 194 kW were installed at a height of five meters above a 0.3-hectare field on Lake Constance (German: Bodensee). […]

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Optimale efficiëntie, bij dubbele functie landbouwgrond

Het gezamenlijke project “Agro-fotovoltaïk – Efficiënte landbouwgrond” (APV-Resola) test zonne-energieproductie en landbouw op een efficiënte manier Deze test vindt momenteel al twee jaar plaats op hetzelfde stuk land, om de uitkomst op verschillende gewassen onder de zelfde omstandigheden goed te onderzoeken. Zonnepanelen met een vermogen van 194 kW zijn geïnstalleerd op een hoogte van vijf […]

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De belangrijke rol van de landbouw in de transitie naar 100% groen.

Welke rol spelen agrariërs in de levering van duurzame energie? Zelfvoorzienend zijn is één, maar kunnen zij ook als producent van duurzame energie een voorname rol gaan spelen? De mogelijkheden zijn er zeker, echter moet er wel steun komen wanneer men deze rol ziet weggelegd voor de gemiddelde landbouwer. Naar schatting leverde de agrarische sector […]

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The essential role of agriculture in the transition to 100% green.

What role do agriculturists or farmers play in the supply of sustainable energy? Being self-sufficient is one thing, but can they also play a major role as a producer of sustainable energy? The possibilities are available, but support must be provided when the average agriculturists has to become an energy supplier. It is estimated that […]

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Solar and Wind energy, the perfect match

Combining wind and solar energy, the big picture Solar panels are very popular and are becoming cheaper by the day. Not only are they easy to place on roofs or vacant pieces of land, they are one of the least intrusive renewable technologies available on the market at the moment. When placed on top of […]

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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. […]

BLOG 210912 – Feed In – Italy

Wind in Italy: A Window of Opportunity

A beautiful country well known for its automotive and design industry, a land with great industrial tradition, of course we are talking about Italy.

What is underexposed is Italy’s commitment to develop renewable energy projects. There have been many renewable initiatives over the last decades, whereof most of them relate to solar pv projects […]

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Why and How Microgrids prevent ‘the big hidden losses’

In the last few years we faced extreme weather conditions and a growing number of storms and hurricanes. This change has a big impact on ‘daily life’ and more specifically, the energy supply. The number of grid failures is growing and a big group of experts is developing solutions. One solution is […]

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Community Funding, the perfect way to launch local and renewable energy-projects in The Netherlands. 

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WES developed a carefree renewable program

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WES attending Wind fair Hamburg

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Off Grid Test Center on the Afsluitdijk