Ennera concludes its activity in COEWINDE project
During 2017 and 2018, ENNERA has participated in a Project to develop a new small power wind turbine with an improved LCOE.
Since 2013, ENNERA is focusing its efforts in one of the main axis of its activity: the development of solutions for energy generating plants, and therefore standing out its ambition to obtain a leadership position in the wind sector.
The main hurdle to overcome for wind turbine technology is its high LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy). This is due, basically, to the high investment costs related to its technical requirements and the lack of efficiency when it comes to getting the most productivity of wind resource.
The objective of the Project is to expand the product range of small power turbine WINDERA, through the development of new strategies to increase its power from 3.2kW to 4kW, analyzing its main components: Blades, generator and power converter. In this sense, the improvement of LCOE is palpable in the product itself.
Due to the existing environmental situation and the predictable high economic and social costs it will entail, the EU has committed itself to reduce about 80 to 95% the greenhouse gases emissions in developed countries by 2050, regarding the levels existing in 1990. In this context, the energy sector in general, and the energy technologies in particular, play a fundamental role in achieving those goals, in both 2020 and 2050, through the increase of the percentage of energy coming from renewable sources, and the improvement of the energy efficiency, as described in the SET-PLAN (The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan).
The goal of ENNERA is to increase the product range of WINDERA through development strategies that maximize its power, maintaining a lower cost of energy production.
The new improvements Will turn WINDERA into a more versatile machine, with better functions, which Will make it stand out among the competition, contributing that way to the ultimate goal of the company: sales increase.
This Project has been co-financed by the Basque Government and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).