UK engineers’ virtual turbine platform to enable cost reductions

Engineers at a UK university are developing a digital platform to help cut costs at wind farms. WindTwin will use big data analytics and advanced visualisation and analysis to draw a real-time picture of the turbine’s condition, enabling live checks. It will feed data from sound sensors on the turbines’ gearbox, generator and other mechanical […]

New tech to turn houses into waste-fired power plants

A new technology could convert household waste into a clean, sustainable fuel to heat water. Brunel University London and waste management firm Mission Resources have teamed up to develop an innovative, low-temperature pyrolysis treatment which would take place in self-contained Home Energy Recovery Units (HERU). Pyrolysis is a low carbon heating process and can be […]