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ABB Positions World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Connector

August 28th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

ABB, a power and technology group, has installed the world’s highest-voltage offshore converter station in the North Sea. Alternating current generated by three wind farms, which are off the shore of Germany, will be converted at this new station&hellip

Shhhh! New Low Noise Wind Turbine Blades Designed By GE

August 19th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

Forget about building a better mousetrap, if you could build a noise-free wind turbine the world will beat a path to your door. That’s not only on account of the annoyance factor, it’s because wind turbine noise can be a significant impediment to&hellip

GE-Powered Santa Catarina Wind Farm Goes Online in Mexico

July 25th, 2013 | by pressroom

“Thanks to this project, we will be able to supply electricity for the next 20 years and generate important saving to the counties, which currently need the money to restore their finances, improve public services and continue working on security issues in Monterrey,” stated Carlos Jinich, general manager, Comexhidro

Solar News & Wind News

July 18th, 2013 | by pressroom

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First Wind and Avista Celebrate Milestone at Palouse Wind Project

July 9th, 2013 | by pressroom

First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, and Avista today commemorated the generation of 150,000 megawatt hours (MWh) by the Palouse Wind project since its start of commercial operations in December 2012. Since the Palouse Wind project went online, it has brought significant long-term tax revenue to Whitman County while generating enough clean energy to power the homes of about 30,000 Avista customers

Wind Power Forecast: Industry Will Add Over 241 Gigawatts of Capacity from 2012 to 2017

July 3rd, 2013 | by pressroom

With the addition of 44.9 gigawatts in new installations in 2012, world wind power capacity grew to approximately 285.7 GW, an increase of 18.6 percent in the total wind power installation base. Average annual growth over the past 5 years has been 17.8 percent, achieved during the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, even with traditionally large markets for wind power in economic recession in both North America and Europe

Wind Energy Evolution

June 5th, 2013 | by pressroom

Schmitz, an Iowa State graduate student of civil, construction and environmental engineering, and Sri Sritharan, Iowa State's Wilson Engineering Professor and leader of the 's College of Engineering's Wind Energy Initiative, were trying to answer some basic questions about using concrete panels and columns to build wind turbine towers using prefabricated, easily transportable components

Cold Climate Wind Energy Showing Huge Potential

May 30th, 2013 | by pressroom

Wind energy capacity is growing rapidly in the cold climates of the world. According to the latest forecasts, between 45 and 50 gigawatts of wind energy will be built in cold climates by 2017, which would mean an increase of as much as 72 per cent since the end of 2012 and investments amounting to approximately EUR 75 billion

Largest Federal Wind Farm to Be Built by Siemens

May 15th, 2013 | by pressroom

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (Siemens) to construct the federal government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm is expected to save an average of $2.9 million annually over the 20-year contract term. The installation will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex plant in Amarillo

Introducing 3M Wind Blade Protection Coating W4600

May 7th, 2013 | by pressroom

Awareness is growing in the wind industry about the severe impact that erosion on the leading edge of wind blades can have on turbine output. Erosion can lead to a significant loss in annual energy production, costing owners and operators thousands of dollars. Blade repair and protection can help provide significant annual energy production improvements, reduce costly downtime, and protect the integrity of the blade

D.C.’s Union Station Now Powered by 100 Percent Wind Energy Provided by Washington Gas Energy Services

April 11th, 2013 | by pressroom

Union Station will transition to 100 percent wind power for its electricity load of 18,943,964 kilowatt hours annually. This is equivalent to avoiding the consumption of more than 1,400,000 gallons of gasoline or taking more than 2,700 cars off the road for one year. The world’s fastest-growing energy resource, wind power displaces conventional power, reduces carbon dioxide and helps eliminate air pollution

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