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  • 26 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The global market for utility-scale onshore wind converters continues to be led by doubly fed (DFIG) converters, according to a new report entitled “The World Market for Wind Converters – 2013” from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical insight and information. DFIG converters are forecast to outpace full-conversion products by a compound annual […]

  • 2 July 2014
    R&D, Technology

    WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator) is an open source wave energy converter simulation tool being developed as a joint effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. The wave energy converter developers and researchers have informed that […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Technology

    E.ON is developing a pilot plant in Falkenhagen in the north east of Germany to convert power from wind energy into hydrogen which can then be stored in the country’s gas grid. The company is investing over EUR5 million on the pilot plant and further research into this innovative technology. Using power from renewable energy […]

  • 7 March 2014

    ABB has launched a low voltage wind turbine converter, targeting onshore and offshore utility-scale wind turbines.  The ACS880 wind turbine converter is rated from 0.8 to 8 megawatt (MW), with the highest powers being assembled using parallel-connected sub-converters. The liquid-cooled full power converter is available in in-line and back-to-back configurations and for operation with induction […]

  • 31 March 2015

    The detailed design of the Protean Wave Energy Converter (WEC) has been completed, Stonehenge Metals Limited announced this morning.  Moore Commerce Pty Ltd has completed the detailed design of the 1.5kW peak output Protean device well within schedule and within budget, opening the way for preparation for the fabrication of the first 1.5kW device ahead of schedule, Stonehenge […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Grid Connection, Technology

    With EDF set to operate a tidal energy array near Paimpol-Bréhat in Brittany, France at the end of 2015, GE Power Conversion reported that it is on track for finalization of the electrical conversion system, due for summer 2015. GE’s Belfort team is working diligently to perform relevant tests before installing the system both subsea and onshore, […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    At the Annual General Meeting in October 2010, the shareholders of REpower Systems Aktiengesellschaft (Prime Standard, WKN 617703) approved the conversion of the company to a Societas Europaea (SE). Since June 15, 2011, REpower Systems AG has been registered with the Hamburg Registry Court as REpower Systems SE, thus as a corporation under European law. […]

  • 1 December 2016

    DNV GL has awarded a component certificate to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new wind frequency converter INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000. DNV GL examined the converter according to all aspects of design and manufacture to ensure safety, functioning and quality. The certificate confirms that the INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Stonehenge Metals has signed a binding option agreement to acquire the Protean™ Wave Energy Converter (WEC) from Protean Energy Limited, which is positioned to disrupt the global renewable energy market through its potential to produce scalable cost effective energy. The Protean WEC has been reviewed and reported on by two reputable independent bodies and Stonehenge stated […]

  • 17 September 2015

    DNV GL has awarded ABB Switzerland with component certification for its latest generation main frequency converter. The PCS6000 medium voltage wind converter has been developed specifically for use in offshore wind turbines and is available for capacities up to even 12MW offering a future-proof solution. The certificate has been presented by Mike Wöbbeking, Head of […]

  • 24 March 2014
    R&D, Technology

    R115 wave energy system, installed at Punta Righini offshore Italy, successfully converted wave energy into electricity yesterday, 40SouthEnergy informed via social media. The R115 wave energy converter was installed and functioning at its operational depth on March 22. 40South Energy has partnered up with Enel Green Power to develop this wave energy system, and the […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Modularity and flexible use form the basis of a new concept for medium-voltage converters from the Siemens Drive Technologies Division. In the future, it will be possible to use different topologies in a common modular system. This opens up new areas of application for medium-voltage converters in special purpose applications, for example on ships, in […]

  • 9 October 2013

    When the ‘battle of the currents’ ended in the late 19th century with Westinghouse and the AC lobby victorious over Edison’s DC lobby, AC became the dominant means for transmission of electrical power; a method which was to remain dominant for over a century. AC, with the ability for stepping the voltage up or down […]

  • 7 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has signed a contract to equip offshore wind turbines manufactured by Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment (Sewind) with 4MW Fully Fed LV3 wind converters. Totalling 1GW, the deal is set to be one of the biggest offshore wind projects in China, GE said. The converters will be manufactured in GE’s Shanghai facility. “In a fast growing […]

  • 14 March 2012
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens AG (SIE) has revealed its intention to introduce technology in 2015 that will enable conversion of wind-turbine electricity into gas, providing wind farms with an alternative revenue stream when the grid is fully charged. Michael Weinhold, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens’ Energy Businesses, says the electrolyser, a soccer-field sized plant that converts power into […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Research and Markets added the “Global and China Wind Power Converter Industry Report, 2014-2018” report to their online library. As one of key components of a wind generating set, the wind power converter accounts for 17.9% of costs of wind power equipment automation products. It can optimize the operation of wind power system, improve the […]

  • 10 February 2015
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Over the last two years, Kvernevik Engineering AS has been working with Geir Arne Solheim, the founder of Havkraft AS and the man who came up with the idea to convert fishing vessel into power plant. Now, the first vessel of its kind is anchored offshore in the Stadthavet area west of Ålesund harnessing wave […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Grid Connection

    Under the direction of Seaway Heavy Lifting, one of the world’s largest converter platforms has been installed off Sylt, an East Frisian Island. SylWin alpha platform, built by Siemens, is so large and heavy that the ingenious “float-over method” has been used to lift it from a pontoon onto the already installed jacket base. This approach has been used successfully in […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Spain-based Ingeteam has developed a new medium voltage power converter for offshore wind turbines with the capacity of up to 15MW.

  • 17 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Rongxin Huiko Electric (RXHK) has won a contract to supply a set of converter valves for the onshore converter station of the Rudong offshore wind demonstration project in China. RXHK will supply ±400kV 1,100MW VSC HVDC converter valves for the station, including all insulators and AC-DC hardware fittings, together with the valve cooling and auxiliary […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Research and Markets has added the “HVDC Converter Station Market by Type, by Technology, by Application and by Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019” report to their offering. The rapid increase in offshore wind farms and increasing demand for efficient power transmission are some of the drivers of the HVDC converter station market. With […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Grid Connection

    The converter for 50Hertz and Energinet’s Combined Grid Solution interconnector in the Baltic Sea is ready for energization. The energization will include all converter components as well as the expansion in the substation in Bentwisch, and control technology, 50Hertz said. Developed by Denmark’s Energinet and Germany’s 50Hertz, the Combined Grid Solution is the world’s first […]

  • 23 November 2010

    Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co., Ltd., the Chinese leader in R&D and manufacturing of wind power equipments, today signed a license agreement for core components needed in manufacturing of wind turbines. According to the agreement, Goldwind gains the license to produce Infineon IGBT (Insulated Gate […]

  • 11 November 2013

    Ingeteam will exhibit at EWEA Offshore 2013, the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition that will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from 19-21 November. At the event, Ingeteam will be showcasing its electrical equipment for wind turbines up to 10 MW. The display at Stand 31D70 in Hall 3.1 will include a power […]

  • 14 August 2015

    Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), in collaboration with the Polytechnic Univeristy of Turin, has developed PEWEC (Pendulum Wave Energy Converter). PEWEC has been studied specifically for the Italian coast waves, characterized by mild intensity, small size and high-frequency. It’s a floating, raft-resembling device, to be positioned offshore, relaying on […]

  • 17 October 2014

    Research into the optimal design for ocean wave energy converters is set to enter the next phase thanks to a partnership between Perth-based Bombora Wave Power and the Australian Maritime College (AMC). In conjunction with Bombora’s financial commitment, a $256,000 Australian Research Council Linkage Program funding injection will support a significant increase in research effort, […]