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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 to allow eagle deaths to aid wind power

    Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades. The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation's wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles ...


    By Associated Press

  • Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

    On February 11, 2014 the Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled "Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain." By researching the physical processes that take place in complex terrain, this funding would improve foundational weather models by developing short-term wind forecasts for use by industry professionals, specifically in the Western ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

    On April 4, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $2.5 million funding opportunity entitled “Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain.” By researching the physical processes that take place in complex terrain, this funding opportunity will improve foundational weather models by developing short-term wind forecasts for use by industry professionals, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New study reveals wind farms do not affect tourism

    A new report released by Biggar Economics reveals that tourism in Scotland is unaffected by onshore wind farms. The study, whose findings were released last month, aimed to ‘understand the relationship, if any, that exists between the development of onshore wind energy and the sustainable tourism sector in Scotland.’ Tourism was often considered during the planning phase of many ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Britain to Construct World`s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

    LONDON, UK (ENS) - Two enormous offshore wind farms are to be built in the outer Thames Estuary, the Blair Government said Monday. When completed, the larger of the two, known as the London Array, will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world. The London Array and Thanet wind farms together total 1.3 gigawatts of green electricity, enough to power a third of London's three ...

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 Foundation

  • OWA to support state-of-the-art BEACon dual Doppler radar project to reduce cost of energy from offshore wind

    The Carbon Trust today announced its support for a state-of-the-art technology trial, through its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), to understand the viability of using dual Doppler radar to produce high-resolution dynamic maps of the wind flow through and around a wind farm. The measurement campaign is part of OWA partner DONG Energy's BEACon (Beamed Radar for Energy Assessment and Site ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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

  • DNV GL maps wind energy production potential in Zambia, Tanzania and The Maldives for World Bank ESMAP project

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has created the preliminary wind atlases for Zambia, Tanzania and The Maldives, as part of phase 1 of an Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) project funded by the World Bank. The project aims to reveal the true extent of wind energy production potential in each of the three countries. ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • WindSim AS Introduces WindSim Version 5.1 With Powerful Tools for Wind Resource & Energy Assessors, Meteorologists, and Researchers

    WindSim AS, a pioneer and leading provider of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology used to optimize wind turbine placement, wind performance, and bankable AEP, announced the release of ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Going for growth means going for green

    Deputy Prime Minister and new Energy and Climate Change Secretary to visit green homes testing site Offshore wind industry to commit to a vision that more than 50% of supply chain content should come from UK firms Community energy efficiency grants: 155 projects today awarded share of £5.1m Newly-appointed Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey will hit ...

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