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

The Conference Was A Great Success!

A huge thanks to all of you who contributed to make Winterwind 2014 a great success; presenters, session chairs, delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, PCO and the conference centre Södra Berget. Hope to see you next year! Ulla Hedman Andrén Project manager Winterwind… Läs mer

¨For Every Rule There’s An Exception.¨

A lot has been done, but there’s still a long way to go before icing on wind turbines are under control, concludes meteorologist René Cattin in a new report. On René Cattin’s to-do-list is better forecasts, more and better measurement… Läs mer

“Wind Energy Offers Many New Jobs”

Arbetsförmedlingen, The Swedish Employment Service, has a desire to improve our knowledge and our services within the wind energy sector, says Anna-Karin Johansson and Roland Alm, from the Employment Service in Piteå, visiting the Winterwind 2012 to learn more about the area and make contacts. Does the wind power create new… Läs mer