Turbine tip extension offers energy output boost

Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production boost of up to 10%.   Shane Bermingham, Engineering Design Lead at Natural Power, said: “As we move to a subsidy free market, any increases asset owners can see in production is a very attractive…

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Consent for Pant y Maen Wind Farm

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has secured consent on behalf of Pany y Maen Wind Ltd for a seven turbine site in Denbighshire, North Wales. The initial application was refused by Denbighshire County Council on the grounds of landscape and visual impact, impact on local dwellings and on the historic environment, however the decision was appealed, and the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs agreed that the benefits of the scheme outweighed any potential negative impacts. John Woodruff, Head of Projects, Planning and Environment at…

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Schneider Electric launches a partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

With SEforALL, Schneider Electric is pursuing its commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 The Group and SEforALL share a vision of universal energy access and an ambition to boost energy efficiency through specific programmes London, (UK), January 26, 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is pursuing its commitment to help reduce energy poverty and provide universal access to environmentally friendly energy, by entering into a partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), a global non-profit organisation. The aim is to…

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Life Is On with Schneider Electric at Houzz of 2018

Schneider Electric to present its latest Ultimate and Lisse light switches as well as its Wiser smart home heating system London UK – 26th January 2018 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is showcasing some of its latest smart home solutions at the Houzz of 2018, a pop-up, five-storey installation in Soho inspired by the most exciting 2018 design trends. Schneider Electric will promote its partners in the domestic electrician industry and inspire homeowners with interior design solutions and stylish wiring accessories for residential and…

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Research from Schneider Electric Reveals Companies Unprepared for New Energy Economy

Survey of 236 companies shows that organisations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape; but action doesn’t match perception Lack of integrated energy and sustainability planning and execution, and data management create barriers London (UK), January 25, 2018 – While global business leaders are gathering at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos this week to talk about energy and environmental challenges, a new study released today by Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy and carbon management, and automation, reveals that most organisations…

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Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in the UK

Project marks Prysmian entry into floating offshore wind farm sector Milan, 24 January 2018 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract by Cobra Wind International Ltd to provide the cable system to connect the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm to mainland UK. This is the Group’s first cable project for a floating offshore wind farm which foresees the design and supply of two export cables as well as inter-array cables. The cable will also be provided with all…

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Off Grid Energy to launch new Hybrid Power Unit at 2018 Executive Hire Show

The Ingenium series represents a step change in the capabilities, capacity and ease of integration for hybrid power systems without impact on cost Rugby, UK. 23 January 2018: Off Grid Energy, leading manufacturer of power solutions for the construction, marine and automotive industries, is set to launch its new Universal Hybrid Power Unit at this year’s Executive Hire Show (EHS), taking place February 7-8 in Coventry. The gridtogo™ Ingenium Series reduces generator running hours and allows for the use of smaller generators, which result in significant improvement in fuel efficiency,…

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Schneider Electric provides safety in power distribution for large, mixed-use buildings

London, UK – 15th January 2018 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched its comprehensive, 54-product distribution range for multi-occupancy buildings. Our urban centres are becoming more densely populated. Faced with a chronic lack of space and rising property and land prices in modern cities, landlords and developers are increasingly turning to multi-occupancy buildings to maximise their property use. However, this poses a significant challenge for electrical distribution. Building network operators (BNOs) can often struggle to safely and efficiently split differing units of energy…

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Schneider Electric accelerates fight against climate change at One Planet Summit

Schneider Electric executives collaborate with other sustainability leaders on how to deliver tangible actions on the most pressing global sustainability challenges London, UK – 11th December 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, will join other sustainability leaders to support and accelerate the common fight against climate change at the One Planet Summit. Two years to the day after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, and following COP23, President of France Emmanuel Macron is organising the milestone summit to convene those involved in…

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Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and reporting on its energy productivity journey

Schneider Electric reaffirms its leadership position at forefront of global sustainability efforts by committing to The Climate Group’s EP100 and RE100 initiatives London, UK – 11th December 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity. The company strongly believes it cannot go renewable without ensuring optimisation of its energy system first. Today’s commitments are yet another step-in Schneider Electric’s journey to becoming carbon neutral…

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