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  • Offshore wind assessment to provide certainty

    Offshore wind energy in Scottish territorial waters will undergo strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to establish a clear and consistent approach to future development. The Scottish Government study will ensure the significant offshore wind resource is developed consistently. The move follows a strong response from developers to The Crown Estate’s call for applications for offshore wind ...


    By The Crown Estate

  • Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

    Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2 One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Research and Markets: Wind Resource Assessment - A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zxwzp7/wind_resource_asse) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Wind Resource Assessment. A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project" to their offering. This is a practical, authoritative guide to the ...


  • Where now with wind turbine impact assessment

    Environmental Protection UK's recent event 'Where Now with Wind Turbine Impact Assessment' was a big success, providing valuable insight into an often confusing area. The event brought together over 120 delegates including practitioners experienced in noise assessment, renewable energy developers, local authority officers who have dealt with or are facing applications and community neighbours of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Wind and solar core component manufacturers assess the Ontario market

    Ontario is hitting the radar screens of wind and solar manufacturers worldwide as a key destination to set up shop or upgrade existing facilities. The province's ambitious feed-in tariff (FIT) program, which guarantees fair prices for renewable energy over 20 years and includes domestic content requirements, has created exciting opportunities for renewable energy manufacturers. Now suppliers and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New tool to assess the ecological impacts of offshore wind turbines

    How do offshore wind farms affect marine wildlife? A new study outlines a systematic approach developed for Swedish waters that could also be useful for assessing wind energy impacts on the marine environment more widely. Under the 20-20-20 targets, the EU is committed to increasing the proportion of its energy that is produced from renewable resources to 20% by 2020. To address this challenge, ...

  • Wind Power: Integral Ecologists Present New Approach to Assessing Wildlife Risk from Wind Turbines

    Harnessing wind power involves many factors that can affect the siting of wind energy facilities, including potential adverse effects on wildlife. These potential wildlife impacts are primarily associated with habitat disruption and mortality of birds and bats due to turbine strikes. Impacts on wildlife are most readily assessed by simple enumeration of the incidents of wildlife encounters over ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Workshop: Wind Power and Biodiversity

    The documentation of the workshop “Wind Power and Biodiversity: Tools to Measure, Avoid and Compensate Impacts” held on June 29, 2012 in Lisbon is now available. About 40 participants discussed how impacts on biodiversity by wind energy projects could be decreased. The speakers showed the participants practical solutions to real world problems. The workshop was organised together with ...

  • Wind Turbine Payback

    US researchers have carried out an environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines mooted for a large wind farm in the US Pacific Northwest. Writing in the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, they conclude that in terms of cumulative energy payback, or the time to produce the amount of energy required of production and installation, a wind turbine with a working ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A legal discussion on wind energy

    There are several issues affecting the future of the US wind industry but what could be most important are the passage of a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and the future of the grid. Can the wind industry thrive or even survive without an RES? Who is going to control siting decisions for new transmission lines – federal, state or local authorities? And who is going to pay for these ...

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Environmental Protection UK urges joined-up thinking and sound guidance on wind turbine noise assessment

    Environmental Protection UK welcomes guidance published today by DEFRA, which aims to help local authorities investigate complaints about noise from wind farms. his comes after the publication of DECC commissioned research last week, that highlighted the need for clear, up to date guidance on how wind turbine noise impact is assessed in development proposals, which is urgently needed to reduce ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Alteris Renewables Chooses Remote Sensing Technology to Aid in Wind Assessment Study for Jamestown, RI

    Second Wind, a leader in wind measurement systems, today announced Alteris Renewables, the largest renewable energy installer in New England, will use its wind measurement technology to provide comprehensive wind resource analysis to the town of Jamestown, RI. The town is conducting the ...


  • CERC applies new FLOWSTAR-Energy model to assess impact of proposed wind farm

    CERC was recently commissioned to carry out an assessment of the impact of two proposed large wind turbines on the wind energy yield of an existing smaller wind turbine in the neighbourhood of the proposed site. The assessment used FLOWSTAR-Energy to model the impact of the proposed wind turbines on the local flow and turbulence including the effect of the local topography. The picture shows ...

  • Windlab Expands Fleet of Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers

    International wind farm developer adopts Triton for wind farm site assessments worldwide after success in U.S. Midwest SOMERVILLE, Mass. and CANBERRA, Australia - International wind energy developer Windlab has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profilers as part of its standard wind resource assessment methodology, Second Wind and ...


  • Second Wind and Dulas announce strategic partnership on advanced wind measurement systems

    Second Wind, a leading provider of wind measurement technology, software and services, today announced an expanded relationship with Dulas, one of the UK's leading renewable energy services firms, designed to offer the UK's wind industry a full range of wind measurement technologies and turnkey field services. Through the new partnership, UK-based wind developers and wind farm operators -- both ...


  • Second Wind Launches Wind Energy Operations Services Based on Triton Sonic Wind Profiler

    Second Wind, a leading provider of wind measurement technology, software and services, today announced the introduction of a suite of wind farm operations services based on the company's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler and SkyServe Wind Data Service. Triton, a remote sensing system using sodar technology to provide wind measurements across the turbine rotor sweep, and SkyServe, a cloud-based data ...


  • £10million to spur on innovation in offshore wind

    Innovators with novel ideas to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy are today being invited to get their ideas off the drawing board and into turbines out at sea with the launch of two competitions. As highlighted in the Offshore Wind Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) published by the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group (LCICG) in February this year, offshore wind has ...

  • NaiKun wind takes steps to sustain its offshore wind project

    Naikun Wind Energy Group Inc., one of the high profile wind energy developers whose project was rejected in the recent BC Hydro clean power call, has announced  a strategic review to find a new business plan. A statement issued by the company notes it has initiated a process to retain an advisory firm "to assist the Company in undertaking a review of the strategic alternatives available to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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