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  • Department of energy offers conditional commitment for a loan guarantee to support maine wind project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to Record Hill Wind LLC for a $102 million loan guarantee.  The loan guarantee will support the Record Hill wind project, which includes a 50.6 megawatt wind power plant and an eight mile transmission line and associated interconnection equipment near the town of Roxbury, Maine.  Developed and managed ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The impacts of large-scale Concentrated Solar Power on the local environment

    Construction of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants – electricity generation which concentrates sunlight to generate heat – can have a range of negative effects on wildlife, but these effects are short lived, new research has found. Once in use, CSP plants can even have some positive effects, reducing soil erosion, for instance. CSP uses mirrors or lenses to concentrate sunlight ...

  • WeatherBug Professional Selected to Provide Live, Local Weather Information to Support SESCAM Emergency Services Operations in Spain

    Real-time Weather Stations, Advanced Weather Visualization, and State-of-the-Art Nowcasting System based on Total Lightning Data to Help Large Regional Healthcare Organization Provide Faster 24/7 Helicopter Medevac Services GERMANTOWN, Md. - WeatherBug®, the leading provider of consumer and professional weather products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and ...


  • Wind and Solar Energy Market in Turkey – Risks and Opportunities

    The demand for electricity in Turkey is expected to rise sharply in future. Since the government is keen to avoid foreign dependency, considerably more power will be required from domestic sources. Turkey has a huge potential in wind and solar energy thanks to favourable climatic conditions. To achieve the government's target of 20 GW installed wind energy capacity by 2023, the industry will need ...


  • Alstom signs its first wind contract in Poland

    Alstom signed a contract with PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A., worth approximately €80 million , for the supply of 30 ECO110 wind turbines for the “Lotnisko 90MW” wind farm, which will be based in Kopaniewo. With a total output of 90MW and scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2015, Lotnisko is one of the largest project in the Polish wind power industry, and the first wind power ...


  • New research could solve the wind and radar problem

    New research that could solve the problem of radar interference from wind turbines starts today. Energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband will announce the £5.15 million pound research in his speech to the British Wind Energy Association conference today. The £5.15m fund is made up of £1.6m from wind companies, £2m from the Crown Estate and £1.55m from DECC. Aviation radar objections are ...


  • GMP Selects Vestas Turbines for Kingdom Community Wind

    Green Mountain Power today announced that it has selected a turbine for its renewable wind project in Lowell that is 20 percent more efficient and will lower the expected cost of power from the project for GMP customers and Vermont Electric Cooperative members. With the Vestas V112 three megawatt turbine, the forecasted energy of the facility will increase, providing power to more homes and ...


  • XZERES Wind to Present at the Cleantech Investor Forum 2011

    XZERES Wind Corp. (OTCBB: XWND), designer, developer and producer of distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind (2.5kW-100kW) market, announced today that the Company's Chairman, David N. Baker, will be presenting at the Cleantech Investor Forum 2011. The conference will be held on Monday, March 7th, 2011 at The Four Seasons Hotel 2050 University Avenue East Palo Alto, ...


  • Sauer Energy Announces Upcoming Entrepreneurial Opportunity With Wind

    Sauer Energy, Inc. ("SEI") (OTCBB: SENY), a developer of home and enterprise scale vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems, is pleased to announce its development of Community Wind Projects featuring its wind turbine products. The concept is to generate energy from a strategically placed cluster of turbines in a low wind area while remaining close to an existing grid. In response to the ...


  • DOE offers conditional commitment for a $105 million loan guarantee for first-of-its-kind cellulosic bio-refinery in Iowa

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $105 million loan guarantee to support the development of the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.  Project LIBERTY, sponsored by POET, LLC, will produce up to 25 million gallons of ethanol per year and will be located in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  POET estimates the project will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EDP Renewables Adds GE’s Wind PowerUp Technology to Increase Output for GE Wind Fleet

    GE’s PowerUp Software to Increase Output, Adding More than 420,000-Megawatt Hours of Energy Increased OEM and Developer Collaboration to Continually Introduce New Enabling Technologies 402 GE Wind Turbines at Five EDPR Wind Farms in Oklahoma, Indiana and Illinois to Receive Technology EDP Renewables (EDPR) will use ...


    By General Electric

  • Green Mountain Power Begins Construction of Kingdom Community Wind

    Green Mountain Power (GMP) has begun construction of Kingdom Community Wind (KCW), a 63 MW renewable wind energy project in Lowell, Vermont. The 21 turbine wind project can provide power for more than 24,000 homes with the lowest-cost new renewable energy available to GMP customers and the members of the Vermont Electric Coop (VEC). "We are extremely excited to start construction on this ...


  • Trade winds, sound policies push Portugal to the renewable energy forefront

    Typically, the Scandinavian countries and Germany have set the example in the European renewables field. Yet lately, a Southern country - Portugal - has attracted attention after delivering its National Renewable Energy Action Plan to the European Commission this June. Portugal has made dramatic changes in its energy policy over the last five years under the government of Prime Minister ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GE Expands Brilliant Platform with Plant-Level Wind Management Tools

    Advanced Software Applications with the Goal to Optimize Power Output at the Plant Level Capabilities Include Reduced Wake Losses of Approximately 5-10 Percent; up to 8 Percent More Profit Harnessing the Industrial Internet and GE Predictivity™ Today, GE’s (NYSE: GE) renewable ...


    By General Electric

  • Mangroves protect our coasts against wind and swell waves

    Ede, the Netherlands - A new report by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International proves that mangrove ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold in Commercial & Residential Buildings throughout Puerto Rico

    Powerful winds from tropical storms, hurricanes and thunderstorms are a common occurrence in Puerto Rico.  High velocity winds from these storms result in millions of dollars of property damage each year across the islands. Wind damage can cause everything from cosmetic or structural damage to a property’s complete destruction.  Even seemingly minor wind damage can ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • New ocean monitoring system provides safe and efficient information on water and wind

    Mariners can now get free real-time information on water and wind conditions for the Port of Gulfport, Miss., from a new NOAA ocean observing system at the port. The NOAA Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) at Gulfport provides observations of currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal at ...

  • Trade winds, sound policies push Portugal to the renewable energy forefront

    Typically, the Scandinavian countries and Germany have set the example in the European renewables field. Yet lately, a Southern country - Portugal - has attracted attention after delivering its National Renewable Energy Action Plan to the European Commission this ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • GE and GDF SUEZ Energy Romania Fuel Wind Energy Growth in Romania

    GE to Support GDF SUEZ Energy Romania with 10-Year Service Agreement - 20 GE 2.5-103 Wind Turbines Would Generate Power to Help Meet the Energy Needs of Approximately 50,000 Homes in the Country GE (NYSE: GE) finalized the installation and started the testing of 20 GE 2.5-103 ...


    By General Electric

  • Major Wind Developer Brings Remote Sensing to Projects Worldwide

    CWP adds value to its projects with Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler Formed in 2007 to finance the development of wind farms in Central and Eastern Europe, Continental Wind Partners (CWP) has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler as a part of its standard wind resource assessment practice. With a fleet of eight Tritons, CWP is using advanced remote ...


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