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Aussie Media Gets Facts Way Wrong On Wind

Murdoch media gets it hopelessly wrong on wind energy. Again. Giles Parkinson, July 20, 2016 (ReNew Economy) “…[The latest] Murdoch media attack on the Australia wind industry…suggests that South Australia’s wind turbines were producing...Show More Summary

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Driving northeast along Route 23 toward the Smålandian city of Växjö, wind turbines and golf courses give way to horse farms and dense stands of oak, pine, and silver birch. Sluggish logging trucks bring traffic to a crawl as you travel deeper into the lake-studded woodlands of southern Sweden. Show More Summary

With GE’s Big Turbines on the Way to R.I., N.Y. Jumps into the Offshore Wind Game; Plus, Utilities Feel the Winds of Change

This week's news includes some big news for the nascent American offshore wind industry and more calls for updates to the utility business model. Come along with us to the shores of Rhode Island for this week’s news round up. This is...Show More Summary

DNV GL Commissions OVRT Test Unit for Wind Turbines

 DNV GL adds to its service offering  offers in the field of electrical measurement for renewable energy producers with a mobile test laboratory for carrying

How To Build A Wind Turbine

There is something remarkable in watching a wind turbine capturing the energy of the wind and converting it into clean electricity. For those unsure of a wind turbine’s workings, the Department of Energy provides this overview: “Wind turbines operate on a simple principle. Show More Summary

South Australia reaps 83% of electricity in one day from 'wild' wind

South Australia recently had a "wild" windy weekend. While the severe weather led to power outages for some, there was a side benefit: wind turbines generated a huge amount of energy, providing over two-thirds of electricity needs over the weekend. Show More Summary

Massive turbines and blades for America's first offshore wind farm land in Rhode Island

Although the United States is not new territory for wind farms, Deepwater Winds’ Block Island Wind Farm will be the first in the nation to be located offshore. The project calls for construction to take place through late summer, with the wind farm generating renewable energy for the local community by the end of the year. Show More Summary

Vestas Offshore Wind To Provide 406 MW To Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3

Vestas Offshore Wind has been awarded the contract to supply 406 MW of wind turbines to Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3 wind farm being developed off the west coast of Denmark. Swedish power company and developer Vattenfall placed the order...Show More Summary

Siemens Awarded Wind Turbine Contract For 324 MW In New Mexico & Texas

Siemens has been awarded a wind turbine contract to supply 324 MW to adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Siemens will provide 141 of its SWT-2.3-108 turbines to Pattern Energy Group, which is developing the 324 MW Broadview Wind project, combining two adjacent wind projects in New Mexico and Texas. Show More Summary

Gamesa Receives 298 MW Wind Turbine Order From Avangrid Renewables

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has been awarded one of its largest wind turbine supply contracts to supply 298 MW to the El Cabo wind farm in New Mexico. Gamesa announced the new contract on Friday, calling it one of the largest orders the company has ever been awarded. Show More Summary

Bats take dangerous flight into the wind farm

Wind turbines attract bats. They seem to appear particularly appealing to female noctule bats in early summer. In a pilot study, researchers noticed this when they tracked the flight paths of noctule bats using the latest GPS tracking devices. The bats managed to take even seasoned experts by surprise.  

Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Work Underway Again

The wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), MPI Discovery, has recommenced work at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm off the south coast of England. Working closely

Wind Readies To Win Political Support

Turbine industry aims to keep tailwind blowing Bill Loveless, July 5, 2016 (USA Today) “The U.S. wind energy industry is the fastest-growing new source of electricity in the country. But it’s not resting on its laurels, especially in...Show More Summary

GE, Senvion prepare bids for French wind group Adwen: sources

FRANKFURT/MADRID (Reuters) - General Electric and German wind turbine maker Senvion are preparing bids for French windpower group Adwen, which is jointly owned by Spain's Gamesa and France's Areva, people familiar with the matter said. Show More Summary

Wind Turbines Sustain an Aquatic Garden on a Whitney Museum Terrace

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Three circular pools are flourishing with aquatic plants on the fifth floor terrace of the Whitney Museum of American Art, part of Virginia Overton's exhibition Sculpture Gardens.

Vestas shakes up wind power with a 12-blade turbine tower

It's expensive to transport wind turbines, which adds to the cost of wind power. Seeking to bring those costs down, Danish wind turbine company Vestas decided to tack on more rotors to get the most out of a turbine tower. They're currently testing a multi-rotor design at the Technical University of Denmark that has four rotors and 12 blades. Show More Summary

Siemens Unveils New 8 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

German manufacturer Siemens has unveiled its new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SWT-8.0-154, which it hopes will play a significant role in achieving grid parity for offshore wind. The new SWT-8.0-154 is part of Siemens’ direct drive...Show More Summary

Vestas Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine: 3 Blades Good, 12 Blades Better

Vestas is so excited about its new multi-rotor wind turbine that it announces successful test on Facebook, couldn't wait for the press release Vestas Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine: 3 Blades Good, 12 Blades Better was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Vestas’ Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine Produces First kWh

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that its multi-rotor concept wind turbine has generated its first kWh. Earlier this year Vestas announced that it was installing a multi-rotor concept wind turbine at the Risø test site near Roskilde, Denmark. Show More Summary

China Can Harness the Winds of Change

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network Strategically siting wind turbines where their energy can most easily be fed into the national grid could help meet over a quarter of China’s massive electricity demand.

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