Introduction Access to clean water is of paramount importance for ensuring necessary levels of sanitation and health. According to the World Health Organization over 844 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 159 million people who are dependent on surface water. Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated[…]
Test, test, test and test again Recent tests at the REIDS micro-grid demonstrator demonstrated the capability of the XANT M turbine to act as a controlled power source. Together with the teams of Schneider Electric, ENGIE Lab Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University the firsts tests were performed with in an all-renewable configuration of the[…]
The Port of Ostend has become a leading wind energy hub providing training and accommodation for the maintenance crews and serving as sail-out port for the installation of the offshore farms in the North Sea. In a setting where each square meter of ground surface is an asset that can be rented out, the choice[…]
This year XANT will broaden its product portfolio with the new XANT L platform, taking the XANT USP’s to the 250-330kW power level. The XANT L extends the suitability of the XANT turbines into the MW-size range and for larger off-grid projects that require more installed wind capacity, the XANT L will be a more[…]
Apart from cost-efficient remote-power plants, XANT wind turbines also become assets on a balance sheet. Larger projects consisting of multiple turbines, or projects in rural areas of the south are often debt-financed. Understandably banks ranging from international development aid agencies to the branch office of your local bank like to see an independent review by[…]
Societal change as our most precious achievement Triggered by the frustration of seeing too many hybrid-power projects fail because of inadequate technology, the XANT team set out to design robust wind turbines for the off-grid power market back in 2008. We have come a long way since and XANT turbines have now spread across the[…]
When one of the biggest utility companies in the world turned to XANT to find a repowering solution for an older mid-size wind turbine, our design department gladly accepted the challenge. Raising the bar even higher, they wanted a gearless turbine as replacement of the current machine to be installed on the existing tower. And[…]
REIDS The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is leading the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator – Singapore (REIDS) project, which will be the largest hybrid microgrid test and research platform in the tropics. XANT was selected by ENGIE Lab, one of REIDS’ partners, to supply a XANT M turbine with tilt-up tower for the Phase 1 of[…]
A few decades ago the rural electrification market was caught in a Catch-22: those with the need (for clean affordable electricity) did not have the money to pay for it, those with the money don’t want to invest in the technology, and those with the technology did not have access to those who have the[…]
Introduction The location is an island in the Atlantic Ocean and one of the more remote places on this earth. The local utility company has put out an RFP for the installation and operation of renewable power plants on the island grid. Applicants should act as Independent Power Producers (IPP) and propose a Power Purchase[…]
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