Visit Mörttjärnsberget During Winterwind 2014

On February the 13th we will have a guided tour 07.30-15.00 to the wind farm Mörttjärnberget, located in Bracke municipality, southeast of Östersund. The wind farm with 37 wind turbines will have an installed capacity of 100 MW and an annual… Läs mer

Swedish Windpark Can Get EU Support

The wind park Blaiken is one of four Swedish projects nominated for support from the EU NER300-program, one of the world’s largest programs providing funding for renewable energy. – “A support can mean a big step forward for the… Läs mer

Testing 150 Tonne Components At Minus 60°C

Surrounded by mist, ice-cold air and blue light, as the temperature declines a thin layer of frost is slowly building up on the transformer. It is subjected to a simulated winter, closely observed and subsequently analyzed. A newly built… Läs mer

Portrait: Jos Beurskens

The veteran Jos Beurskens is challenging the Swedish wind power industry: Devise your own technical solutions instead of waiting for the big industrial players to grasp the potential of cold climate wind energy.  But, he emphasises, don’t forget to… Läs mer

How Can Systemic Depth Enhance Cost Effectiveness?

A Retrospective Overview Of Wind Farms In Cold Climate Regions Challenges Of Cost Effectiveness Wind energy in cold climate regions (WECC) stands at the threshold of major research and development trends within onshore & offshore wind energy. It is actively… Läs mer

Vestas Presents De-Icing System

Vestas introduced a de-icing system at the wind energy conference Vind 2013 in Stockholm. The system is based on a hot air flow within the blades The long awaited system has been tested in Canada for the past winter season. Now a… Läs mer

Cool Grid Allows For More Turbines

Good news for wind sites in cold climate: new research shows that you might be able to squeeze in some more power in existing grids. Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland points out that the colder weather and… Läs mer

An Old Rocker Plugs Into The Future

He drives a big diesel truck and grew up driving old, cranky gasoline cars. Micke Elisasson from Östersund had never driven an electric car until he tried two at Winterwind. Outside the conference hall there’s half a dozen electric vehicles… Läs mer

“We´Re In It For The Surface”

YKI , partner for research and innovation in applied surface chemistry, are trying to develop surfaces for i.e. rotor blades. Kenth Johansson at YKI explains the deal with the project TopNano. ”Vi modify material in order to develop surfaces that don´t… Läs mer

Ten Percent Increase With De-Icing

De-icing systems on wind turbines can increase the yearly production of energy with up to 10 percent, according to tests made by the utility Skellefteå Kraft at the wind farm Uljabuouda in the north of Sweden. During November and December… Läs mer