in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy has completed the installation of two meteorological masts in Malawi as part of a program to accelerate wind energy technologies in the southeastern African country.

SgurrEnergy says its team installed and commissioned two 70-meter masts, including instrumentation, data logging, communication and power systems, using local plant and haulage companies in Malawi. A satellite communication system feeds the data back to SgurrEnergy’s team in Glasgow, Scotland, where detailed analysis will reveal the wind conditions on-site over the next 12 months.

The service provider notes that the overall scope of the project is extensive and includes wind resource mapping, site selection, met mast supply and installation, as well as data download and analysis. Additional stages of the project include detailed feasibility studies, capacity building and energy yield assessments.

The program, funded by the Scottish government’s International Development Fund and led by Scotland’s University of Strathclyde, represents a strengthening of ties between the two countries.

IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.


Getting A Grip On Grinding Gearboxes: Why Such Events Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.


How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015