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  • Blades arrive for world’s largest offshore wind turbines

    The blades for the world’s largest offshore wind turbines have finally arrived in Belfast this past week. The giant blades were designed, tested and manufactured in the Isle of Wight especially for the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines made by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Each of the blades are and extraordinary 80m long and will be part of the Burbo Bank Extension project which has its pre-assembly ...

  • GE Successfully Proves Technology to Extend Wind Turbine Blades

    Innovative Technology Increases Rotor Diameter by 40 Percent; Demonstrated Power Output Increases by More than 20 Percent Unique Aerodynamic Insert Extends a 37-Meter Blade to 44 Meters Continued Expansion of GE’s Technology Advancements to Improve Existing Fleet Production ...


    By General Electric

  • The world’s longest wind turbine blade has been built

    Adwen and LM Wind Power have joined forces in order to create the longest wind turbine blade in the world. The blade is 88.4m long and was specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 8MW wind turbine which will have a 180m rotor diameter. The point of increasing blade length, is the ability to capture more wind, which increases overall output. The added length of this blade will allow the ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • MarketsandMarkets: Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market Will Reach $14.6 Billion With Annual Installations of 0.14 Million Blades by 2016

    According to a new market research report, "Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market by Testing, Material, Blade Size, Regulations & Outlook (2011-2016)" published by MarketsandMarkets, global wind turbine rotor blade market will grow from estimated $7.7 billion in 2011 to $14.6 billion in 2016 with a compound annual growth rate of 13.6% during the ...


  • How a Wind Turbine Works

    This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on Energy.gov: How Energy Works. Join us today on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET for our How Energy Works live Q&A answering everything you want to know about wind turbines. Use #HowEnergyWorks to submit questions and follow the live discussion. From massive wind farms ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Making wind turbines builds career interest

    The wind turbine that Louis Solis and Jose Santistevan fashioned in about 20 minutes promptly registered a 5.1 on the voltage meter in their Denver West High School classroom, tops in the class. But Solis and Santistevan, both 17-year-old juniors, were determined they could do better. So, they bent and trimmed the balsa wood, flattened the angles on the blades, and tried again. They flipped on ...

  • 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, ...

  • NECA-IBEW Contractors Rise to Challenges of Wind Turbine-Testing Facility, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While the NECA-IBEW team has special training facilities and programs dedicated to the installation and maintenance of wind turbines, the NECA-IBEW partnership is also contributing to the growth of wind power in other unique ways. To help ensure the optimum and safe functioning of these massive pieces of equipment, wind turbine ...


    By Marketwire

  • ETI unveils plans to design world’s largest open access indoor test facility for offshore wind turbines

    Plans to design the world’s largest open access offshore wind turbine drive train test rig have been announced by the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). Two companies - Converteam and HORIBA Instruments - are delivering competing designs for an indoor test-rig capable of dynamically testing a complete wind turbine drive train and nacelle with input power up to 15MW. The rig, to be built in ...

  • Energy Department Accepting Small Business Grant Applications for Large Wind Turbines

    The Energy Department began accepting applications on November 24 for its FY 2015 Phase 1 grant topics, including a Wind Program topic, under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Southwest Windpower Offers Lifetime Warranty for Small Wind Turbines - An Industry First

    Southwest Windpower, the world's largest designer and producer of personal wind turbines, announced today a new generation of its AIR wind generators with improved reliability and optimized performance. In a move unprecedented in the wind power industry, the company now offers limited lifetime warranty for its AIR 40 and AIR Breeze products and a five year warranty for the AIR 30. First released ...


  • Modular Wind Energy Enters Serial Production With GL Certification of 45-Meter Rotor Blade

    Modular Wind Energy (www.modwind.com), a manufacturer of revolutionary rotor blades for large-size wind turbines, announced today at Husum WindEnergy 2012 it received GL Certification on its prototype 45-meter modular rotor blade, signaling entry into the serial production phase of the company's growth plan. ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan releases new version of Bladed

    GL Garrad Hassan has released Version 4.4 of Bladed, the industry standard integrated software package for the design and certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The release of Version 4.4 represents a significant milestone for Bladed, with many new features, including a new pitch actuator model with additional functionality, a new external controller interface, improved moorings ...


  • Loeriesfontein wind farm turbine foundations amongst the world’s greenest

    Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that its wind turbine foundations are utilising one of the world’s lowest quantities of Portland cement in the concrete formulation.  The foundations are designed using an 89% replacement of cement, resulting in, what we believe to be, one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints for any wind farm foundation; according to research scientist, ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • GE receives US$2bn largest ever wind turbine order

    Mesa Power LLP, a company created by legendary energy executive T. Boone Pickens, has placed an order with General Electric to purchase 667 wind turbines capable of generating 1,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 300,000 average US homes. The agreement represents the first phase of the four-phase Pampa Wind Project that will become the world’s largest wind energy project, ...


    By General Electric

  • Global Wind Energy Fortunes (and Turbines) Growing Fast, at Least in Short Term

    From Brazil to South Africa, from northern Europe to the American heartland, wind is on the rise. Already among the world's fastest growing energy sources, wind technology is on the cusp of advances that could multiply a turbine's ability to transform currents of air into electricity, and at a time when global leaders are seeking ways to power the planet without greenhouse gases. So wind energy ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Wind turbine design software can help wind industry reach 2.8 terawatts by 2050

    The recently merged DNV GL has signed a contract to supply the 500th commercial license of its Bladed wind turbine design software. Bladed is trusted by manufacturers and certification agencies around the world for the calculation of turbine design loads and performance. It has contributed to the successful development and operation of thousands of turbines. In the same month that Bladed reached ...


  • First Galapagos wind turbines set to halve diesel imports

    To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Galapagos' Islands discovery, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Monday launched a program to end the use of fossil fuels on the Galapagos by 2015.  The initiative is led by the San Cristobal Wind Project, which erected three wind turbines near the town of El Progresso on San Cristobal Island.  The wind farm is on the island that suffered the worst oil ...

  • Wind Energy Update: Pushing the Design Envelope: the Emerging Reality of 10-20MW Offshore Wind Turbines

    Scott Macdonald reports according to the Offshore Wind Supply Chain Strategy Report 2011 the average size of offshore wind turbines is set to grow from its present 2 to 7MW capacity range to between 10 and 20MW in the next 10 to 15 years. Wind Energy Update writes... on the basis of a wide-ranging industry survey of offshore wind turbine manufacturer OEMs the new report finds that 40 per cent of ...


    By PRWeb

  • Evance R9000 Small Wind Turbine Receives Full Certification from US Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC)

      Evance Wind Turbines, a world leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, is delighted to announce that its 5kW R9000 turbine has achieved full certification from the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) - the US independent body that certifies small turbines that meet or exceed its performance and safety requirements. The Evance ...


    By Britwind Limited

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