Innovative technology evaluation
GL Garrad Hassan's experts have been at the forefront of developments in wind energy technologies for the last three decades and have well-structured, tried and trusted processes for evaluating innovation.
GL Garrad Hassan’s experts have been at the forefront of wind energy technologies for the last three decades and have well-structured, tried and trusted processes which are typically applied in two phases. The preliminary evaluation aims to establish the credibility of the new technology and usually includes fatal flaw review, scope for energy production and efficiency of device and components, as well as a qualitative evaluation of the proposed system characteristics. Where there is a positive outcome from the preliminary evaluation, a more detailed study is undertaken to assess performance, loads developed, system mass properties, capital cost and cost of energy.