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Particles counters: how to decrease wind turbine downtimes?

In France, 25% to 30% of the turbines are equipped with a gearbox, whose gears may deteriorate over time. Their maintenance is therefore more than crucial to mitigate downtimes, production & revenues losses. Benefits of a particles counter The wear of one of the...

Bats & wind energy

When developing a wind farm project, one criterion for the environmental acceptability concerns the avifauna impact study. Turbine positions are controlled not to be on migration corridors nor on local species’ hunting territory. In some cases, compensatory actions...

Remote solutions to measure wind

Wind turbines are getting higher and bigger every year. As a result, it is becoming more and more difficult and costly to install a met mast high enough to have representative measurements of the wind conditions at hub height and all over the rotor plane – especially...

The best technical articles of 2017

Written by our experts, our technical articles aim to deliver independent & valuable insights on challenges faced by wind & solar assets. We have gathered in this newsletter the best of our articles published in 2017. Stay tuned, more are to come in 2018. If...

Micromorph solar pannels

The Solar PV industry is full of innovation, in this article, Greensolver’s experts explore the benefits of micromorph solar panels. Micromorph modules are made of an upper layer of amorphous silicon & a microcrystalline layer at the bottom – see picture. The...

SDE+ 2018 – 12 billion available in two rounds

Launched in 2013 to compensate the renewable energy production price, Dutch 2018 SDE+ scheme is about to open. In 2018 and divided in 2 rounds, 12 billion should be made available by the Government. The implementation of the Sustainable Energy Production (SDE +)...

Snow and solar photovoltaic panels

We often tend to think that solar panels need direct radiation from the sun to work efficiently. Yet, it is not necessarily the case. Indeed, electricity can still be produced as long as the sunlight, direct of reflected, reaches them in sufficient quantity/intensity....

SDE+ Autumn 2017 – Candidacy results

Opened early October, SDE+ scheme opening hours are now closed. Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate has published candidacy results. Analysis by our experts in this article. For this round of SDE+ 5,783 applications has been submitted for a total budget of € 9.9...

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