Tag Archives: renewable energy source

Join the army of renewable power if you cannot beat it!

Wind could fight the oil

Few decades ago, renewable energy was in the middle of many local fights. Bespattered, rejected and neglected, the cause found political support and the war with the fossils became a World War.
The most valuable asset in any war is time and as Sun Tzu has wrote, several centuries ago, in “The Art of War”: “If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by”.

Hydropower equipment manufacturers

ABB – The world’s leading supplier of just about every product in the power and automation scope of supply for hydropower plants – from generator circuit breakers and power transformers to switchgear, motors, drives and plant automation systems.

Tidal Generation ltd. – TGL is at the forefront in the design, development and manufacture of tidal stream turbines for the capture and conversion of tidal energy to electrical power. Based in Bristol (UK), TGL’s core business is the provision of equipment and maintenance services to tidal power developers world-wide.

SIEMENS – SIEMENS Energy Sector is one of the world’s leading suppliers of a wide range of products, solutions and services in the field of energy technology.


GENERAL ELECTRIC – GE is a world leader in the utilization and control of water, having supplied equipment to the hydropower and water control industries for over one hundred years.

Pelamis Wave Power – Manufacturer of a unique system to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves.

Orengine International – Italian Manufacturers, Research and Development of Large Hydroelectric Turbines and Small Hydroelectric (Microhydro) Systems

Global Hydro Energy – A young, dynamic enterprise, which operates worldwide in the field of hydropower technology. It is based in Austria.

GUGLER – GUGLER Water Turbines is a global supplier of Kaplan-, Francis- and Pelton turbines as well as the complete electromechanical equipment required for the implementation of small hydropower plants on a turn-key basis.

TOSHIBA – The first manufacturer of hydroelectric generating equipment in Japan. TOSHIBA is a leading exporter and has supplied much equipment to North America, Central and South America, Africa, Oceania, Asia and Eastern Europe. The company’s dedication to excellence has ensured that TOSHIBA is world leader both in conventional and pumped storage power stations.

HYUNDAI – Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, Ltd.(HHI) has estabilished its position as one of the top-ranking manufacturer in the world heavy industry market, thereby gaining a widely acclaimed reputation and reliability.

HONGYA – Hongya Power Generating Equipment to Utilities Limited is a specialized manufacturer of medium- and small -sized water turbine generators.

Renewable energy governance

Renewable energy governance is a matter of different systems and support actions. Leaders of all countries and states on all continents are willing to encourage the implementation of renewable resource systems but each zone has its regional approach of promoting and supporting these actions.  Key decision making and planning bodies are listed here.

The International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) – A voluntary framework for cooperation between energy regulators from around the globe.
The Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker – Information for advanced energy legislation across all 50 States of America for free to any user.

Renewable energy regulators

North America

Europe

Asia

South America

Africa

Australia