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On-shore wind

On-shore wind

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    Product
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    Wind power is an endless and renewable source of energy that has been used for thousands of years. It plays an important role in Umeå Energis investment in renewable energy and is in line with the company’s aim to be completely carbon neutral by 2018. In total, the municipality owned company Umeå Energi owns ten wind turbines, which provide significant climate benefits. These turbines are situated in the towns of Hörnefors, Holmsund and Robertsfors. Hörnefors wind power plant consists of eleven turbines with an output of 2 MW each from two different manufacturers, Vestas and Enercon.

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    Technology
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    The conversion of kinetic energy in wind into electrical power is known as wind energy. There are a number of ways in which this conversion can be done but the design dominating the market is known as the horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) with its archetypal three-bladed rotor. Wind energy is actually a form of solar energy; the temperature differences caused by the sun shining on the earth act, along with other factors, to cause large bodies of air, winds, to move across the face of the planet.

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Africa
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) was registered as a non-profit company in November 2000 and with implementation of the new Companies Act in 2011. Sustainable Energy Africa promotes the development of an equitable low carbon, clean energy economy throughout Southern Africa. Through their work they promote the more efficient use of conventional energy, the transition to more sustainable energies such as solar and wind power, access to safe and affordable energy for all, and a holistic view of sustainable development.
     

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    Publication
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    This case study examines important changes known to be either in the system or being considered at this time. Many aspects of the Egyptian energy sector are currently in the process of changing or change has been proposed. This includes, inter alia, elements relating to the costs of electricity transmission and distribution; new laws relating to the incorporation of wind power; pricing of gas, electricity and other energy carriers; whether wind components will be constructed in Egypt and how new wind plants will be tendered.

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    Publication
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    Renewable energy has clearly become mainstream since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997, with investment flows exceeding $100 billion in 2007. This summary report provides an update on the current status of renewable energy globally. In particular, the report provides figures on current trends in solar, geothermal, biomass, wind and hydroelectric development. The main highlights from the report include: