A Glasgow-based British government energy business development agency is to hold a competition for wind power developers to ‘road-test’ their technology to find ways of bringing down costs. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult wants SMEs to compete for access to its 7MW offshore wind demonstration turbine in Fife to prove and commercialise innovative new sensing technologies. OREC is developing a digital clone of its Levenmouth turbine by fitting sensors to its blades, tower and substructure to monitor its behaviour in real-world conditions. In parallel, it will provide the opportunity to a number of emerging technology developers to demonstrate and validate their latest innovations alongside existing best-in-class products.
Scottish Energy News 29th Nov 2016 read more »