(Reposted from RES Newsroom)
RES and Qubit Engineering have started collaborating to optimize some wind farm layouts in RES’ development portfolio with support from quantum optimisation technology developed by Qubit Engineering.
Qubit Engineering will deploy their optimization technology, inspired by and deployed on quantum computers, to complement the expertise of RES’ technical team of over 50 renewable energy specialists. Together, Qubit and RES will design turbine layouts to produce the optimal energy output for wind farms in development.
‘Wind farm layout optimisation is a challenging problem that can deliver significant gains in project value. We have evaluated the technology from Qubit Engineering, are impressed with the results and are excited about our collaboration’, commented Peter Stuart, Technical Director at RES.
‘We are pleased to work with a leading developer such as RES. Leveraging the power of quantum computing for complex tasks such as wind farm layout optimisation requires an innovative and collaborative approach from developers, which are qualities that RES definitely has’, says Marouane Salhi, CEO and Founder of Qubit Engineering.
Notes to editors:
- RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. At the forefront of the industry for nearly 40 years, RES has delivered more than 22GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 7.5GW worldwide for a large client base. Understanding the unique needs of corporate clients, RES has secured over 1.5GW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) enabling access to energy at the lowest cost. RES employs more than 2,000 people and is active in 10 countries. For more information, visit www.res-group.com.
- Qubit Engineering Inc. is a Knoxville, TN based startup company founded in 2018 by a team of physics researchers. The team has developed optimisation techniques that make use of quantum computers. Qubit Engineering specifically focuses on the renewable energy sector, with an initial focus on wind farm layout optimisation. For more information, visit www.qubitengineering.com