Bloomberg reports that Vestas has made its first sale of their 8MW wind turbine model - Vestas Wins First Order For Biggest Offshore Wind Turbine. Vestas Wind Systems won its first commercial order for the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, pending buyer Dong Energy’s final investment decision in a U.K. Show More Summary
Got another THP entry for ya’ll that didn’t quite make the cut, but is worth sharing. This time we are featuring an airborne wind turbine that, as the project description states, ‘can harvest strong and expansive wind safely and efficiently.’ Ram air kites spin a parachute that in turn transfers torque that can be captured on the ground. Show More Summary
Newly installed wind power is a growing source of U.S. energy, but GE has an easy way to make older turbines even more efficient, too.
Story by Eric Worrall - A few years ago, I used to know a senior wind turbine engineer. One evening, over a few beers, he told me the dirty secret of his profession: “The problem is the bearings. If we make the bearings bigger, the bearings last longer, but making the bearings larger increases friction,…
Wind power isn't confined to massive turbines found in the middle of cornfields; a Polish company has developed a 3D-printed, foldable wind turbine that can generate up to 300W of clean electricity -- enough to power your smartphone. And best of all?...
A new analysis of U.S. court rulings shows that judges are rejecting claims that acoustic pulses triggered by wind turbines are making people sick. "That's a big deal, because claims about that are used across the globe…to try to slow the development of wind farms," says Gabe Elsner, at the Energy and Policy Institute. Read more...
Siemens has announced that it has received an order from Norwegian energy utilitieies Statoil and Statkraft for 67 wind turbines for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. The news comes just days after the UK installed their first...Show More Summary
One of the world’s largest wind energy manufacturers, Vestas Wind, reported healthy second quarter earnings for 2014, and is now waiting on DONG Energy’s final investment in a UK offshore wind project which would require the Vestas 8 MW turbines. Show More Summary
Claims that wind turbines cause health problems don't stand up in court
Altaeros, a start-up company created in 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, designed the BAT, which consists of a helium-filled shell made from industrial fabrics. It conveys electricity to the ground through its tethers and is operated from ground stations made out of converted shipping containers.
Frankfurt (AFP) - German engineering giant Siemens said Thursday it has won a contract worth 650 million euros ($862 million) to supply wind turbines to Norwegian power groups Statoil and Statkraft.
Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems posted much higher than expected second-quarter earnings and slightly increased its guidance for the full year, signaling
First it was the tail end of Hurricane Bertha, now it is just high August winds — either way, the United Kingdom’s onshore and offshore wind turbines met 22% of the country’s electricity demand this past Sunday, setting a new record....Show More Summary
The AirEnergy3D is an open source, 3D-printed, portable wind turbine prototype whose creators claim will be able to generate up to 300 W of power. Designed to be easily assembled and disassembled without tools, the device is intended...Show More Summary
A 3D printer can easily set you back hundreds, if not a few thousand dollars, so wouldn't it be nice to print things that can recoup that investment? AirEnergy 3D is one example: It's a printable and mobile wind turbine to create electricity. This...Show More Summary
"Importers... [said] it was hard to justify sales efforts in the United States without consistent policy support at the federal, state, and utility levels," the report read. The post As Congress Fails To Support Wind Power, More U.S.-Made Wind Turbines Are Being Sold Overseas appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The United Kingdom celebrated the installation of its first 6 MW wind turbine over the weekend, having erected the first of 35 Siemens 6 MW turbines at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The Westermost Rough offshore...Show More Summary
Portable solar power has already taken off, but what about when the sun goes down? Could massive wind turbines be scaled down for personal use? Poznan, Poland-based 3D printer manufacturer Omni3d has developed a 3D-printed, foldable wind turbine that can generate