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  • GE Strengthens India’s Localization Efforts in Wind Energy

    Launches Advanced 1.7-103 Low-Wind Speed Turbine in India Developed and Engineered in India for India’s Wind Conditions GE’s First ‘for India’ Wind Turbine to Help Meet India’s Unmet Energy Needs GE (NYSE: GE) today introduced the ...


    By General Electric

  • 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 ...

  • Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. Hopes to Achieve Profitability With the Sale of Electricity at Less than 3 Cents kWh while the Local Utility Sells at 6 Cents kWh

     Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC: MMMW) today announces a goal of achieving profits contingent on the successful marketing of electricity at a deep discount in targeted geographical areas. In some local areas, Mass Megawatts can sell electricity at less than half the price offered by the local utility. Mass Megawatts is leveraging their knowledge of the wind power industry in their ...

  • Quebec to expand wind energy sector

    Quebec Premier Jean Charest has announced the installation of an additional 700 MW of wind power in Quebec. The government is pursuing the development of wind energy and ensure the preservation of jobs associated with this industry in the Gaspé and Matane RCM. "As in the previous tender, the Quebec government will ensure to maximize the economic benefits in Quebec in setting conditions of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Kinangop Wind Farm in Kenya to be Powered by 38 GE Wind Turbines

    One of the Largest Wind Power Generation Projects to be Built in Sub-Saharan Africa Iberdrola Engineering to Build the 61-Megawatt Wind Farm; Aeolus Kenya Developing Project Planned Energy Mix Will Give Kenya’s Population the Reliability of Supply and Contribute to the Social and Economic Development of Kenya GE ...


    By General Electric

  • GE’s Wind PowerUp* to Increase Power Output at Five European Wind Farms

    First Customized Software-enabled Platform PowerUp Services to be Installed in Germany and Romania PowerUp Services to Enhance Installed Base, Provide Up To Five Percent Higher Annual Energy Production (AEP) Today, GE (NYSE: GE) announced European wind farm operators ENERTRAG AG and Monsson Group have selected GE’s ...


    By General Electric

  • Consent secured for largest onshore wind farm in Europe

    Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE) has been granted consent by Scottish Ministers to develop in southern Scotland a wind farm with a total capacity of up to 456MW. The wind farm will be built in two phases and, on completion, will be the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. The wind farm, known as Clyde, is located between Biggar and Moffat. It became part of SSE’s development ...


    By Scottish and Southern Energy

  • GE Introduces 2.85-103 Wind Turbine for Japan

    Generates High Power Output for Constrained Areas Engineered for Higher Turbulence Conditions Experienced in Typhoon Class Wind Speeds and to Fit the Unique Japanese Landscape Proven Platform of More than 22,000 GE Wind Turbines Installed Globally Today, GE (NYSE: GE) announced its ...


    By General Electric

  • New way of predicting ice on wind turbines

    As wind turbines become an increasingly important source of energy, there is a growing need to better predict when ice forms on them and prevents electricity from being produced. A research project at SMHI has developed new methods for projecting ice formation on wind turbines. There is growing interest in wind turbines as an energy source in Sweden, but wintertime the turbines are affected by ...

  • 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 ...


    By Alstom Hydro

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • Meet Brüel & Kjær at Wind Turbine Noise Event

    Visitors to the Institute of Acoustics’ (IOA) Wind Energy meeting will have a chance to see noise specialist, Brüel & Kjær’s latest environmental tools. During the meeting - held on Thursday 26th January at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff - Bruel & Kjaer UK’s environmental specialists will be demonstrating the company’s kit for testing wind turbines, ...

  • Paldiski onshore wind farm officially opened in Estonia

    Eighteen GE 2.5-100 Wind Turbines to Mark Company’s Debut in the Country 45 Megawatts of Wind Power to Increase Estonia’s Renewable Energy Capacity Estonia in Pole Position to Reach the 2020 Renewable Energy Targets GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the opening of the Paldiski Wind Farm on the Pakri peninsula in ...


    By General Electric

  • Sweden’s Erikshester Wind Farm to be Powered by GE Turbines

    Six GE 1.6-100 Wind Turbines Will be Installed at Erikshester Wind Farm GE Continues to Play a Significant Role in Sweden’s Growing Renewables Industry Contract Includes Five-Year Service Agreement Further advancing its growth in the Nordic region, GE (NYSE: GE) will provide ...


    By General Electric

  • Extra finance to start flowing for wind power

    Three UK-based banks start work this week with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on a programme to lend up to £1 billion to onshore wind farms over the next 3 years. The cash, part of the additional £4 billion of EIB lending to support UK energy projects announced in the Budget, will help get building started for onshore wind projects which have been hit by the credit crunch, particularly small ...


  • 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 ...


  • China’s wind power development exceeds expectations

    A recent boom in Chinese wind power development has surpassed the government's original target and forced policymakers to set a new goal that might still be too modest. In 2007, cumulative wind installations in China exceeded 5 gigawatts (GW), the goal originally set for 2010 by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner. The Commission had set the target ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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