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New reports

February 15, 2011

Since the beginning of this program, we made many reports and assignments. I don’t want to upload all of them, but I would like to share the articles that I personally wrote:

Improvements in the transmission grid network for a succesful wind power integration: In this report I analyzed how the wind power development can be improved in Europe. j

Spatial planning in the region of Galicia. This region in Spain has a lot of installed wind power capacity. Why?

Spanish Wind Power Policy: A brief and simple diagram.

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Leassons learned at Gotland University

February 15, 2011

From the last time I posted, we have learnt many things about the wind power industry. Here is a short summary of what we studied on this Master:

  • Principles of wind turbines: Components of wind turbines and the differences between synchronous and asynchronous generators must be known to understood the basic principles.
  • Climatology and Boundary Layer Theory: Kinetic energy from wind moves the blades, and thus electrical energy can be produced.
  • Aerodynamics: The shape and chord of blades are optimized by using formulas. Lectures provided by some accademics of Risoe and Uppsala universities were useful to understand these phisical principles.
  • Measurements Methods: Linear, non linear, CFD (Computational Fluids Dynamics) are useful to predict the wind resources at a determinated place by using MCP (measurement correlate and predict) techniques. Hence, software such as WindPro or WinSim are useful tools.
  • Wind Power potentials: Places located in cold climates or offshore wind farms have high potential in future but there are some considerations they must be valorated.
  • Grid Network: Before starting a new wind power project four words must be considered: Wind, wind, wind and infrastructure/grid network. Hence, it is important to know the point of common coupling (PCC) to connect the wind farm to the grid network.
  • Logistic: The other leg of the four words is obvious; roads, docks, and so on.
  • Public acepttance and environmental impact: Visual impact, flicker shadows, noises, consequences to the wildlife are other important aspects.
  • Policy and Legal Planning: Incentives and subsidiaries from administrations, legal frameworks… These frameworks can explain why some countries as Germany has such installed wind power capacity.

First reports.

September 16, 2010

Master is running fast. After the Power Point presentations which were useful to know the rest of students and analyze the energetic situation in our countries, now it is time to write the reports. I must recognize writing technical reports in English is more demanding as I had expected.

However, I am proud of my work with the few time we had to write them. Here are posted:

Spain: Energy Situation: Briefly report about the Energetic situation in Spain with personal comments.

Spain: Wind Power Situation: Wind Power policies, forecasts, present situation, so on.

Spain Wind Power Development

September 6, 2010

Today Monday, we had another presentation. This time we had to speak about the Wind Power industry in our countries. As you can guess, Spain holds a privileged position in the world with our fourth place.

Again, here is the presentation I have just shown to teachers and the rest of students. Now we need to write the reports and they must contain further information. So, let’s start as soon as possible. :-)

Spanish Energy Comsuption & Production.

September 4, 2010

Finally, we started our Master on Wind Power at Gotland University. After the student presentations, we had some lectures, readings and homeworks. A lot of homeworks.

In our first week, we need to introduce our country and the present situation related to the Energy Comsuption and Production. Here is my presentation.