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Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference. This concept could be applied in heavily built-up territories or natural areas with new constructions limitations.

CANARY ISLANDS GET WIND FROM BRIDGES

Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source July 2. 2015 (PhysOrg) “Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity…[according to European researchers using Juncal Viaduct in Gran Canaria of the Canary Islands] as a reference. Show More Summary

Building works commence on Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm

Windlab's $50m north-west Victorian project to use biggest turbines in Australia.

CITY WIND RISING

Urban turbines mine wind power; Engineers are creating more efficient rooftop wind turbines, but their cost is a problem Chelsey B. Coombs, Jjne 29, 2015 (ScienceLine) “The skyline is changing in the outer boroughs of New York City,Show More Summary

Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Park Officially Inaugurated

The Westermost Rough offshore wind park was inaugurated on Wednesday, bringing into operation the first commercial offshore project based on the Siemens 6 MW turbines. The 210 MW Westermost Rough offshore wind park is located approximately...Show More Summary

Yanmar Diesel Engines for Fast New Crew Tender

The expansion of the number of wind turbines out at sea near the northern Dutch coast was reason enough for Ubels Offshore to expand its fleet with a fifth ship last year.

Innovative Clean Energy Technologies — From Concept to Market

By Amanda McCrum Transformative technologies are fundamentally driving the acceleration of the clean energy field. From more efficient solar photovoltaics and larger wind turbines, to grid-scale energy storage and small, high-capacity...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 1: AVATAR DIRECTOR GOES SOLAR; U.S. KEEPS WIND TURBINE BUILDERS BUSY; VW ENTERS THE RACE FOR THE 200 MILE EV

AVATAR DIRECTOR GOES SOLAR James Cameron’s Plan to Fix Solar Panels Alissa Walker, June 30, 2015 (GizModo) “…[Avatar director, deep-sea explorer, NASA advisor, and all around badass James Cameron has turned his attention to solar. Panels]...Show More Summary

Vestas To Supply 150 MW To Texas Wind Farm

Vestas has confirmed that it will be supplying 150 MW worth of wind turbines to the Salt Fork wind power plant in Texas. EDF Renewable Energy placed the order for 75 of Vestas’ V100-2.0 MW turbines to go towards the Salt Fork wind power plant, located in the Donley and Gray Counties of Texas. Show More Summary

Wind farm noise complaints made when turbines switched-off

SA EPA highlights to Senate Inquiry doubts over wind farm infrasound causing health problems.

Wind of Change: China's 2nd Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturer Eyes Russia

The Chinese company Goldwind, the world's third-largest wind turbine manufacturer, is interested in the Russian market, according to company spokesman Tan Yin.

Australia slashes its renewable energy target by nearly 20%

Will appoint a "wind farm commissioner" to field complaints about turbines, too.

This Pacific Island Is Now Powered By Solar Panels And A Sideways-Hourglass Wind Turbine

Palmyra Atoll is part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, the largest marine reserve in the world. The post This Pacific Island Is Now Powered By Solar Panels And A Sideways-Hourglass Wind Turbine appeared first on ThinkProgress.

India Expects 52% Jump In Annual Wind Energy Capacity Addition

Bullish on the changed economic and regulatory environment, the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association expects a 52% jump in capacity addition this year. The association expects that 3.5 GW worth of wind energy capacity will be added in the 12 months between April 2015 and March 2016. Show More Summary

Aussie government slashes renewable target

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Abbott government has dramatically slashed the Australian renewable energy target, from 41,000 GWh / year, to 33,000 GWh / year. The leaked appointment of the new Wind Turbine Commissioner is also now official. According to Sky News; A bipartisan deal – agreed to last month after a lengthy…

Open thread for night owls: World's largest wind offshore turbine unveiled in Fukushima, Japan

The world's largest floating wind turbine, the machine has a capacity of 7 megawatts. It was made by Mitsubishi Manufacturing and will be placed 12 miles off Japan by the end of this month. Cole Mellino at EcoWatch writes—World’s Largest...Show More Summary

Owl wings inspire quieter wind turbine blades

Scientists are working to harness the secret of owls' silent flights to build quieter wind power technology.

Orkney Islands: From diesel power to 100% renewables

Huge wind turbines, solar, wave power, battery storage and a lot of electric cars—these remote Scottish islands may provide a glimpse of the future.

Engineers mimic owl wings to reduce wind turbine noise

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Aeroacoustics expert Nigel Peake of Cambridge University leads a group of engineers mimicking owl wing feathers to reduce noise on wind turbines. Read the rest

This Huge Wind Turbine Floating on Water Is Fukushima's Energy Solution

A mere 12 miles from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will soon sit a 620-foot, 1,500-ton windmill atop a 5,000-ton podium. It’ll be the biggest floating wind turbine on Earth, and it could usher in a new age of green energy for a region largely fed up with nuclear energy. Read more...

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