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  • 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 ...


  • US Navy deploys Second Wind sodar at NWS Earle

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Port Hueneme, CA has deployed one of its Second Wind Triton SoDAR (sonic detection and ranging) instruments for a wind resource measurement campaign near the 2.9 mile pier at Naval Weapon Station Earle in Colts Neck, NJ. A certified NAVFAC technician installed and commissioned the Triton on the second stop of its five-year deployment. The NAVFAC ...


  • New floating offshore wind measurement device completes validation

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • US Navy deploys Second Wind sodar at Parris Island

    Second Wind Systems, Inc. has supplied the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Port Hueneme, CA with a Triton SoDAR (sonic detection and ranging) instrument for a wind resource measurement campaign at the Marine Corps Recruit Deport, Parris Island, SC. A certified NAVFAC technician will install and commission the Triton on the first stop of its five-year deployment. The NAVFAC ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan Commissioned for “FINO Wind” Research Project

    DWD (German Weather Service) has commissioned GL Garrad Hassan to be responsible for an extensive sub-project within the scope of the “FINO Wind” research project. This involves taking an inventory of the metadata, utilisation and collection of LiDAR wind measurement data for the correction of mast effects, as well as the uncertainty estimation and assessment of the measuring set-up ...


  • juwi and Millbrook First Nation Moving Forward With Millbrook Wind Project

    Last month, juwi Wind Canada made another positive step in entering the Canadian wind energy market when one of juwi's Community Feed In Tariff (COMFIT) eligible partners, the Millbrook First Nation, received a COMFIT award from the Nova Scotia Department of Energy for a project located in Colchester County. Over the next 12-18 months juwi Wind Canada will work with the Millbrook ...


  • BC Hydro`s site C project to undergo joint environmental assessment

    A draft agreement has been inked by B.C. and Ottawa for a joint, harmonized review panel for the proposed Site C dam. The project consists of a dam and 1,100-megawatt generating station on the Peace River in northeastern B.C. Site C would be the third dam on the Peace. B.C. Hydro said the eco-assessment for Site C ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Mainstream and DNV GL validate floating offshore wind measurement device as part of Carbon Trust OWA programme

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results[1], FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for commercial ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Metocean buoy installed in the Dutch North Sea

    Wind, waves and currents have a profound impact on the construction, the operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Therefore, the offshore windfarm Eneco Luchterduinen and RWE Innogy are testing a new and innovative metocean buoy that has been installed yesterday in the Dutch North Sea. The buoy has been deployed for a six month validation period nearby the already existing IJmuiden ...


  • Reducing costs for power curve measurements: Site calibration performed with LiDAR

    Utrecht/Lelystad, The Netherlands, 16 November 2015 – For the first time ever, LiDARs were used for a site calibration in preparation of IEC-compliant power curve certification measurements for a wind turbine prototype. Stand-alone LiDARs have been used for years to assess the wind resource for project development. The technology has global recognition within the wind energy industry and ...


    By Ecofys

  • Ammonit signs partnership with leading SODAR manufacturer AQSystem

    Berlin, 6 March 2014. Ammonit Measurement GmbH, leading supplier of top level measurement equipment for the wind and solar industry, enters global sales partnership with AQSystem, manufacturer of the best SODAR systems on the ...


    By Ammonit Measurement GmbH

  • AXYS FLiDAR first to Stage 3 on Carbon Trust Roadmap

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce we have met all of the Stage 3 performance criteria outlined in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for Floating LiDAR Technology (OWA Roadmap). Since the initial deployment of our flagship FLiDAR system in 2009, along with the acquisition of FLiDAR NV in September 2015, AXYS’ FLiDAR buoys have successfully completed or ...

  • Globe gears up for world environment day celebrations

    Hundreds of thousands of people are gearing up across the globe to take part in World Environment Day, the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. This year the main event is hosted by the government and people of Mongolia, and focuses on the new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) campaign Think.Eat.Save. Reduce ...

  • Clean Tech Revolution: The GBP 70bn race is on

    New economic analysis shows UK can profit from leading the world in offshore wind and wave power. The UK can profit from leading the world in the clean tech revolution, new analysis from the Carbon Trust reveals today, quantifying for the first time the economic benefits of investing in a range of clean technologies. By taking a bold new approach to commercialisation, the UK could generate up to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New Report: greens, unions & industry appear to be colluding to introduce green protectionism

    'Efforts by vested-interest unions, industry and green groups to introduce trade restrictions on toilet tissue will drive up the cost of living for ordinary Australians,' said Tim Wilson, Director of the Intellectual Property and Free trade Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs today. Mr. Wilson's comments follow the release of a new paper, ...

  • EPA signs an agreement with the University at Buffalo to improve environmental sustainability

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed an agreement with the University at Buffalo that will expand the school’s environmental commitments. The university has agreed to enhance energy and water efficiency, reduce waste, and use green landscaping practices. The University of Buffalo is the largest school in the State University of New York system. “The University at ...

  • Real-world monitoring of air quality using low cost air quality sensors

    The emergence of sensors capable of measuring the gases and particles that make up air pollution, especially in cities and industrial areas, has driven many academic studies which evaluate the sensors and compare performance against reference methodology. Such projects provide valuable and thorough assessment, but they currently work slower than the pace of low cost sensor system development. In ...


    By AQMesh

  • EPA and Naval weapons station earle to work together to expand environmental commitments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Naval Weapons Station Earle to achieve a number of environmentally-beneficial goals. The agreement, signed by EPA and the U.S. Navy, commits the naval facility to participate in various EPA environmental stewardship programs, and promises technical assistance and support from EPA. "With this agreement, the Navy ...

  • Helping to maximise the value of solar measurements

    Since its initial release in spring 2010, GL Garrad Hassan’s Online Data Management (ODM) service has continued to grow and is currently used by clients in 34 countries worldwide with many hundreds of met masts and remote sensing devices under management. Following on from this success, GL Garrad Hassan has added Solar Data Management to its ODM service. Comprehensive monitoring and ...


  • Warning on Bulldozing Hills for Chinese Cities

    China's campaign to shave off mountaintops and fill in valleys to make way for cities may come at too high a price in the pollution, soil erosion and flooding unleashed by the unprecedented redistribution of earth, Chinese researchers warned Thursday. Dozens of peaks up to 150 meters (490 feet) tall have been flattened to fill up valleys and create ...


    By Associated Press

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