Features for November 2011

Features Archive

Finance for wind farms Finance for wind farms

When it comes to financing a wind farm there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Tailoring the right funding structure for a wind development depends on where in the world you plan to build, what scale of project you have in mind, and whether it's a purely private or community endeavour.

The challenge of wind turbine blade repair The challenge of wind turbine blade repair

WITH A growing number of composite wind turbine blades now in service, rotor blade maintenance is becoming a major issue. George Marsh looks at the techniques used to inspect and repair blades, and experiences first hand a new system designed to speed up the repair process.

Greening the Appalachians Greening the Appalachians

A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION system (GIS) has been developed as a first step towards an integrated support system, which will study the impact of investments in renewable energy. It is being used in the greater southern Appalachian U.S. mountain region, which currently gets over 83% of its energy from coal.

Comment: Singapore conference documents Asia's leadership on climate change Comment: Singapore conference documents Asia's leadership on climate change

The 4th Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) was opened by a key-note speech of H.E. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore. The Minister outlined Singapore's focus on the clean energy industry as a key growth area, which is expected to attract clean energy companies to set up their operations in Singapore, encourage research and development and test-bedding in clean energy technologies, create 7000 jobs and contributing AU$1.4 billion to GDP by 2015.

Scaling clean energy innovation Scaling clean energy innovation

Clean technology is one of the great global opportunities of the 21st century, but how is technology innovation being harnessed?