Wind Energy

Wind energy from micro level field trials to macro level resource assessments.


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Title: Offshore Wind Energy in Egypt Researcher: Mostafa Mahdy Supervisors: Prof AbuBakr Bahaj and Prof David Richards Abstract Planning for an offshore wind farm (OWF) is a multi-discipline planning scheme. First is to study the feasibility of deploying this kind of renewable energy in a certain part of the sea, or to locate the most suitable […]


Serg Energy Saving Trust Report
17th July, 2009

Within the UK microwind trial research project funded by the Energy Saving Trust members of SERG have produced a report integrating issues of domestic wind speed prediction, measured performance results of the field studies, the potential market for small-scale wind turbines, customer feedback and recommendations for domestic consumers. Energy Saving Trust


Micro wind turbine sites in the UK, white dots: turbines  5 kWp and
< 10 KWp (Image mapping courtesy of Google Earth).

The UK has the best wind resource in Europe and this is now starting to be harnessed through both on-shore and off-shore multi-MW scale wind farms. Micro wind power technology, which is essentially the installation of small scale, 1-10 kW wind turbines on buildings or pole mounted as shown in Figure 1, is a rapidly […]


Micro wind generation modelling tool developed by the Sustainable Energy Research Group, turbine performance component.

Within the framework of a research project funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) a micro wind modelling tool has been developed by SERG prompted by the imminent arrival of the technology. The tool allows the user to define a particular micro wind turbine and simulate its performance at various locations in the UK. Various […]