Converteam, a specialist in power conversion, has won a contract for electrical equipment and instrumentation for three 800-tonne capacity offshore wind turbine installation cranes from GustoMSC in the Netherlands.
Decentralized, solar-generated electricity could be answer to growth in European electricity demand in summer, particularly to deal with consumption peaks caused by weather conditions, which in turn cause supply interruptions - according to Dr Winfried Hoffmann, President of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).
The benefits to utilities of distributed generation (DG) used to be unclear, and its economic value was often uncertain. Today, there is evidence that some utilities see potential value in DG, and are beginning to explore how they can deploy it most effectively. Here, Michael Brown and Sytze Dijkstra describe some examples and anticipate how this trend may continue.