Suisse Eole , founded in 1998, is an association for the promotion of wind power in Switzerland. It aims at improving the site-specific framework for wind farm in the country, both ensuring project quality and providing information on the advantages of wind energy.
With the aim to exchange experience and knowledge with professional companies in the wind energy sector in Switzerland, SGS Industrial Services successfully applied for the membership in Suisse Eole, being accepted in September 2010.
As a Suisse Eole member, SGS has a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the approval and development process of wind energy in Switzerland as well as to attend vital meetings organized by the association.
In its new capacity as member, on September 14, 2010, SGS took attended the Suisse Eole meeting in Bern. During the one-day event SGS experts held a presentation on Site Assessment for Wind Farms with a special focus on energy yield calculation, wind farm planning and optimization, as well as issues of complex terrain conditions, noise, shadow flicker as well as the risk of ice throw from wind turbines.
With Site Assessment for Wind Farms, SGS Renewable Energy ensures that all site-specific requirements are taken into consideration during the design phase of a wind farm project. The ultimate objective of Wind Farm Site Assessment is to facilitate overall project development by ensuring viability, economic soundness and site optimization during wind farm project development.
Attendees of the meeting had a perfect opportunity to learn about problems and critical issues which can emerge during the initial development phase of a wind farm project as well as the thorough verification and optimization of any technical and financial issues provided by SGS.
SGS attendance at the meeting proved to be very well received, as SGS presented its wide array of renewable energy services to the key market players in Switzerland. SGS membership of Suisse Eole provides a perfect opportunity for SGS to enter the Swiss wind energy market and forge new business partnerships.
To protect wind energy project investments and assure the quality of wind farms, SGS Renewable Energy works as an independent global project surveyor carrying out inspection, testing, supervision, monitoring, management, verification and certification services for both onshore and offshore wind turbines projects.
For each phase of a wind farm project, the SGS Renewables Support Office offers a wide range of renewable energy services. SGS understands the risks involved in undertaking a wind farm project and prides itself on its knowledge of the local legal framework and regulatory requirements.
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