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  • GE and Southern California Edison Debut World`s First Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid

    GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) recently unveiled the world's first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California. This is the first of two units that GE has delivered for SCE only months after announcing initial deployment plans of this innovative technology. The system, called the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT)* supports SCE's increasing renewable energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Wind-powered landmine detector developed

    An Afghan designer has developed a wind-powered device that could substantially lower the risk to human life and financial cost of clearing landmines. The 'Mine Kafon' was created by Massoud Hassani, who is based at the Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Built out of inexpensive, prefabricated materials, the device consists of a heavy plastic core containing a GPS (global positioning ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • enXco Acquires Texas Wind Development Assets From Cielo Wind Power

    enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, and Cielo Wind Power, LP (Cielo) announced today that enXco has signed a purchase agreement to acquire from a Cielo affiliate the development assets for the Spinning Spur Wind Project. The 161 megawatt (MW) Spinning Spur Wind Project spans 28,426 acres in Oldham County, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Amarillo. The project, consisting of 70 ...


    By Marketwire

  • Uruguay to develop as much wind energy as possible

    Uruguay, South America's third-cleanest country in terms of carbon emissions, plans to develop as many wind farms as its electricity grid can support to diversify energy supplies beyond fossil fuel and hydropower. The country has 500 megawatts of wind projects in the works, and Ramon Mendez, director of energy at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, said Uruguay may generate 25 percent to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

    The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the key challenges currently facing offshore wind energy and the Wind Program’s implementation of the Energy Department’s ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • Blowin` in the wind

    MIT students and staff worked together last month to install wind-monitoring equipment on a lighting post in the west campus athletic fields to evaluate whether to erect a wind turbine there in the spring. The planned turbine, a Skystream 3.7 with a rated output of 2.4 kilowatts, about enough to power an average home, is a gift from Philip Deutch as a tribute to his father, Institute Professor ...

  • Kliux unveils first Vertical Wind Turbine developed exclusively with Spanish Technology

    The President of the Autonomous Government of La Rioja, Pedro Sanz, has visited today the first installation of renewable energy destined to the point of consumption and that includes a vertical axis wind turbine. This hybrid installation, a mini wind-solar turbine developed by the Rioja-based company Kliux Energies, can be found on the premises of Talleres Morte – an industrial partner of ...


    By Kliux Energies

  • DOE announces more than $5 million to support wind energy development

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding more than $5 million to support U.S. wind energy development. Two projects receiving a total of $3.4 million over two years will improve short-term wind forecasting, which will accelerate the use of wind power in electricity transmission networks by allowing utilities and grid operators to more accurately ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The UN registers two ACCIONA wind farms in India as a Clean Development Project

    The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), an organization dependent on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has agreed to register as a CDM project two wind farms owned by ACCIONA in India. Already in operation, these wind farms are the first installed by the company in this country. They are located in the state of Karnataka, in the south of the ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

  • Abengoa to develop new 70 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Uruguay

    Abengoa will be responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining the wind farm for 20 years; The project involves a total investment of US $165 million, of which Abengoa will contribute US $6 million in equity, and revenues of US $500 million over a 20 year period Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability ...


    By Abengoa

  • MidAmerican Energy Company Recognized by Platts for Leadership in Wind Project Development

    Last evening, MidAmerican Energy Company was honored with the Green Energy Supplier Award at the 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards ceremony in New York, N.Y. The company received the award for its 2011 and 2012 wind expansion projects in Iowa, which add another 1,001 megawatts of renewable energy to the company’s generation portfolio. The awards ceremony was attended by energy executives ...


    By MidAmerican Energy

  • 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 ...


  • enXco Acquires Texas Wind Development Assets From Element Power

    enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, and Element Power US, LLC (Element) announced today that enXco has closed on the purchase of the Bobcat Bluff Wind Project. The project, which spans approximately 14,000 contiguous acres, is located approximately 20 miles south of Wichita Falls in Archer County, Texas. In the coming months, enXco intends to deploy up to 150 megawatts (MW) of GE 1.5 sle ...


    By Marketwire

  • French Developers and GE Fuel Wind Energy Growth in France

    GE to Provide 27 Advanced Wind Turbines to Meet Europe’s Highest Reliability, Availability Standards Developers Boralex and InnoVent Invest in GE Culture of Health, Environment and Safety for New Wind Farms in France 77 Megawatts of New Wind Energy Will Help France Reach Renewable Energy Goal of 23 Percent by ...


    By General Electric

  • Development of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest wind farm begins in Ethiopia

    Located near city of Mekele, the farm has an estimated annual production of 400 GWh and will save 300,000 tonnes of CO2 per year as well as provide a source of renewable electricity for nearly one million people annually. 84 wind turbines will make up the farm, which is being built by the French firm Vergner SA who assert that Ethiopia has one of the most impressive investment plans in renewable ...


    By Climate Action

  • Mainstream South Africa named “Lead Developer 2014” by Wind Energy Association

    The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has named Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa “Lead Developer 2014” at its annual awards ceremony in Cape Town. The “Lead Developer 2014” accolade is in recognition of Mainstream South Africa being awarded more megawatts than any other developer under the Government’s Round 3 Renewable Energy Independent Power ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Silencing wind turbines - active damping system developed to cut noise

    Wind power is one of the world's fastest growing energy technologies and proponents say the electricity generated by wind turbines is clean and environmentally friendly. But opponents are quick to point out a number of drawbacks including noise pollution. Due to the humming noises they emit, these turbines operate partially to keep residents happy. Partial use, however, cuts power output. A group ...

  • Texas farmers sign lease agreement with wind energy developer

    Wind energy developers are entering into agreements with local farmers in Texas for their wind projects. Alan Schaffner, who is a farmer in Petrolia, Texas said he wasn’t bullied or taken advantage of and told the ...

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