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Vestas uses supercomputers to improve efficiency of wind power

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by Ron Stone | 11.14.11

Vestas Wind Systems is looking to improve the efficiency of its wind farms by using supercomputers to optimize site location and operation, with a goal to make wind power cost-competitive with fossil-fuel power generation. The Danish energy company partnered with IBM to use Firestorm supercomputers to analyze petabytes of data, including weather reports, tidal phases, [...]

AES pairs wind turbines and battery packs

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by Judy DeMocker | 11.06.11

AES Energy Storage, part of energy titan AES, has created a renewable but stable 32-MW power grid in the mountains of West Virginia. By siting containers of lithium-ion batteries alongside 80-meter-tall wind turbines, the company is effectively stabilizing electrical output from a renewable resource and providing electricity on-demand to the electricity grid that serves 13 [...]

GE Invests in Quick-and-Easy Rooftop Solar

GE Invests in Quick-and-Easy Rooftop Solar

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par Judy DeMocker | 11.01.11

General Electric (GE) wants to cut the cost of rooftop solar in half by standardizing rack and other system components that make up a typical photovoltaic (PV) installation. As global price competition ratchets up for the solar panels themselves, the company is investing nearly $6 million to research how to streamline and simplify installations so [...]

Energy Storage: McPhy Energy signs its first reference in Britain

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by Stéphane Parpinelli | Cleantech Republic | 09.05.11

“This marks our first foray into the dynamic UK renewable energy market,” said Pascal Mauberger, CEO of McPhy Energy. The french company specialized in solid hydrogen storage technology has just announced that Nottingham University has chosen the company’s solution for mid-term storage of renewable energy in a residential micro-grid. And that, as part of its [...]

Brazilian wind power on ascending winds

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by Stéphane Parpinelli | Cleantech Republic | 09.05.11

Current efforts of the Brazilian government to exploit the country’s vast wind power potential are bearing fruit . Wind power in Brazil is set to exceed 5,000 MW by 2013, a five-fold increase from the current installed capacity. Here’s the forecast from a study ‘Analysis of the regulatory framework for wind power generation in Brazil’ [...]


Open data is certainly the next innovation field for self-service citizen applications and it will create transparency and responsibility.

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