ASME - Wind Turbines Whirling In Arctic Regions

A telecommunications company providing mobile services in Scandinavia is readying a combination of systems using solar and wind power to replace its costly diesel-powered system.

The company began exploring alternative forms of energy because its 20-year-old system was supported by an unreliable grid in a highly remote location in northern Norway, and delivery of diesel fuel was becoming increasingly expensive. About six months ago, installation started on a distributed renewable energy solution as a replacement, consisting of one off-grid Urban Green Energy UGE-600 wind turbine, called the "eddy," and panels providing about 400W of solar energy.

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