WES National Winner of the Energy Globe Award Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha!
We are delighted to inform you that Wind Energy Solutions is the National Energy Globe Winner of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha!
All national winners were announced in the framework of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2019. Our St. Helena project is now evaluated for the International Award of 2019 too.
The St. Helena project started in 1998 when three Lagerwey 18/80 turbines were installed on the island. In 2009 WES increased the number of turbines to a total of six by adding three WES80 80kW wind turbines. In 2014 another six turbines have doubled the wind capacity on the island of St. Helena to twelve wind turbines.
Power supply on islands is most of the time generated by diesel generators. WES wants to enter this market segment with its renewable energy generation plant and save fuel costs and co2 reduction for the end user or government.
The renewable energy generation plant (REGP) consists primarily out of a WES wind turbine and secondary out of a diesel generator. This means that the WES turbine also can be fit in in an existing diesel generator configuration. The WES passive pitch system and the smart control can regulate and stabilize the mini grid without extra controls.
The renewable energy generation plant (REGP) consists primarily out of a WES wind turbine and secondary out of a diesel generator. This means that the WES turbine also can be fit in in an existing diesel generator configuration. The WES passive pitch system and the smart control can regulate and stabilize the mini grid without extra controls. Since 1998 when the first three turbines were installed, the use of electricity on the island has doubled. With the addition of 6 turbines in 2014 the target is to reach a wind penetration level of 80% or more.
The Energy Globe Award
With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the is today’s most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention – international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.
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