News Release from World Wind Energy Association e.V. (WWEA)

New Edition of WWEA Wind Bulletin 2-2016 now available: Small Wind Special

The new WWEA Wind Bulletin is dedicated to small wind turbines, a growing segment within the family of renewable energy technologies.

For many years now, WWEA has been supporting this technology, which calls for different approaches than the „large“ wind turbines. Small wind applications are often found in offgrid areas and hybrid systems, and also in household or "behind the meter" consumption. 

The articles in the Bulletin are based on the presentations given during the World Wind Summit for Small Wind 2016. They give us a snapshot of where small wind stands today: readers will find country specific information and case studies from Austria, China and St. Helena island, as well as articles about how to make small wind projects feasible and bankable. 

One important focus of WWEA’s work on small wind has always been on quality and reliability of small wind turbines. Without doubt, it is still difficult for consumers today to understand the small wind market and to choose the right products. Hence we are especially pleased about IRENA’s contribution on how to create a quality infrastructure, including standards and certification, to support healthy markets for small wind. 

The content of WWEA Bulletin 2-2016


  • 2016 Small Wind World Report Summary

Regional Focus

  • The Development of Chinese Small Wind Generators
  • Small Wind Power in Austria
  • Hybrid Energy on St. Helena Island – Result and Lessons Learned

 Optimizing Small Wind

  • Methodology for a Bankable Wind Measurement Program for Small Wind Projects
  • Small Wind Technology: Developing Bankable Proposals Supported by a Quality Infrastructure
  • Parametric Study of Influencing Parameters for Micro Urban Wind Turbines
  • QiLOAD, a Load Profile Assessment and Forecast Tool for Microgrid Design and Optimization

The free electronic version of the WWEA Wind Bulletin 2-2016 can be downloaded from: http://www.wwindea.org/wwea-bulletin-issue-2-2016-small-wind-special/

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