Second-hand wind turbines from Repowering
The successful implementation of wind energy in Europe since the past decade and the continuing economical support by the national legislation has lead to an upcoming market for second hand wind turbines. These plant in the range from 30 to 1000 kW often represent state-of-the-art technology with 10 to 20 years of remaining life expectancy and are available at relatively low initial costs.
This site is still under construction and will be updated continuously.
- Peters/Peterschmidt/Schmidt-Reindahl (cc)
- Selection of second-hand wind turbines
- mayor overhaul and logistics
- re-erection and integration into week grids
- www.windfair.net - the "Who is Who" of the wind energy
Online Resources & Conference Documents
- HUSUMwind 2005 Workshop REPOWERING Potentials and framework conditions in Germany and Denmark and new markets for second-hand wind turbines. Workshop flyer , Workshop presentations
- Perspectives of re-using wind energy converters in developing countries Paper for the 2nd Cape Town (Peterschmidt, Nico: Institute of Electrical Power Engineering, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany) (PDF 111 kB)
- Repowering - New Chances for Wind Power Implementation? The successful implementation of wind energy in Europe during the past decade and the continuing economical support by national legislations has led to an upcoming market for second hand wind turbines. Repowering of plant after 5 to 15 years of operation releases a large number of turbines into the market. These plant in the range of 30 to 1000 kW often represent state-of-the-art technology enabling 10 to 20 years of remaining life expectancy and are available at relative low initial costs. For some countries these plant could facilitate project implementation during the market opening period. However, when re-erecting used plant certain precautions have to be taken to ensure high availability of operation. Service and maintenance become more serious issues to be considered at an early stage of project. PDF (21 kB
Contact - WWEA Repowering Working Group
The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) has founded a permanent working group in October 2004 dealing with the global issues of Repowering. Members of WWEA join world wide knowledge and experience in the Repowering Working Group. kbb2 will actively paticipate in the activities and represent the African continent. All members of kbb2 are welcome to contact the coordinator Mr Holger Peters.
Activities of the Working group:
- best practice guideline for project realization
- selection of suitable wind turbines
Merry Christmas, and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. From ELI Family http://fb.me/5GdcY5MqPELI Africa (@ELI_Africa) 24,12,2016FollowScreenscape Studios (@ScreenscapeDSM) 20,09,2016Followcommission_COI (@commission_coi) 17,01,2017Follow
#ONEChampions are vibrant, committed group of volunteers who work to support ONE Africa’s advocacy work. Join us:… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/828136330437738496ONE (@ONEinAfrica) 05,02,2017