Offshore wind farm turbines in the Mersey estuary near Liverpool.

Energy Renewable energy

At Strathclyde we bring together a vast array of industry knowledge and cutting edge R&D to deliver solutions to the renewable energy sector.

Low wholesale electricity prices mean that to achieve good financial returns, utilities must extact every possible ounce of performance from their data and assets, and the need to achieve cost reduction for renewable technologies has never been greater.  Strathclyde research and innovation can support renewable project developers and asset owners to manage the entire project lifecycle in innovative ways, in order to stay competitive and ensure good returns for investors.

Our collaborators comprise Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and utilities, all the way down to SME start-ups. Our projects range from fundamental research to helping customers commercialise and operationalise our research.

Key expertise includes:

  • Novel device design
  • Forecasting and resource assessment
  • Site design optimisation
  • Control systems
  • Site installation optimisation
  • Operational decision support
  • Structural integrity, fatigue and safety
  • Condition monitoring and prognostics
  • Asset life extension