We postulate as the energy company of the future, defending the use of clean and renewable energy. Wind energy is key in climate change, being one of the sources that has developed a highest growth over the last decades.
The uncertainty surrounding how wind behaves is the main handicap when building a wind farm, especially in places with a complex orography. Where and how can wind turbines be installed to maximise the production of wind power? Supercomputing has the answer.
East Anglia ONE (United Kingdom) and Wikinger (Germany) have been selected to analyse the potential of the Romeo project. This initiative, backed by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Programme, intends to reduce operating costs and maintain offshore wind farms to achieve maximum efficiency and drive renewable energy production.
According to the review of Strategic Perspectives 2018-2022, launched in February, in London, renewables are still among the group's mainstays, with 39% of a total €34,000 million investment will be allocated to this business area. Within renewables, the company is investing heavily in offshore wind generation.
Denmark covered 95.8% of its demand for electricity on 22 February 2017 with wind power. A month later, on 21 March, Germany reached a 53% rate of coverage.
The concept of wind power is already well known to all but, do we actually understand how wind is transformed into energy?