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.
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.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:JapanRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge 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:OrganisationCountry of registration:South AfricaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
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.
Roadmap for the development of wind in China. Translation from Chinese. Includes review of industry and international experience. Analysis of Chinese wind resources, market and barriers. Proposal of targets and roadmap until 2050.
The high movements of the propeller in an electromagnetic circular motion generates energy that is then stored in a battery.The battery is for surplus energy produced but the power can be used directly.
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ZONING AND LAND USE REGULATIONS PROPOSED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WIND ELECTRIC PARKS IN THE STATES AND COUNTIES OF MEXICOType:Publication
Proposal of ''zoning and land use regulations'' for the establishment of wind electric parks in the States and Counties of Mexico that aim at regulating the States' Municipalities activities and procedures to install wind electric parks to generate energy,
Report Potential of renewable energy sources usage in the Republic of Kazakhstan (based on MARKAL model) (for the RES legislative proposals in Kazakhstan)Type:Publication
A research work in ordrer to evaluate potential of usage and, above all, demand for renewable resources (wind energy and hydro) in Kazakhstan.