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  • Timken Online Intelligence System to Monitor Wind Turbines in Minnesota

    The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced it has reached an agreement with Northern States Power-Minnesota,  an Xcel Energy Company, for remote monitoring of wind turbines at Xcel Energy's Nobles Wind Farm in southern Minnesota. Timken will supply 134 of its Online ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • A new algorithm improves the efficiency of small wind turbines

    In recent years, mini wind energy has been developing in a spectacular way. According to estimates by the WWEA-World Wind Energy Association, the level of development of the mini wind energy industry is not the same as that of the wind energy industry, although forecasts are optimistic. The main reason is that the level of efficiency of small wind turbines is low. To address this problem, the ...

  • Wind turbines may lure bats into fatal errors

    Scientists in the US might just be about to answer one of the great puzzles of biodiversity and renewable energy: why one of nature’s most agile flyers, a creature with the most sophisticated ultrasonic tracking system, should be so fatally attracted to wind turbines. Blades on the giant towers of wind turbines can rotate faster than a bird can fly, and are known to cause huge numbers of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Kinangop Wind Farm in Kenya to be Powered by 38 GE Wind Turbines

    One of the Largest Wind Power Generation Projects to be Built in Sub-Saharan Africa Iberdrola Engineering to Build the 61-Megawatt Wind Farm; Aeolus Kenya Developing Project Planned Energy Mix Will Give Kenya’s Population the Reliability of Supply and Contribute to the Social and Economic Development of Kenya GE ...


    By General Electric

  • Turningpoint and FreeWave Technologies Partner to Mitigate Wind Turbine Failure Through Vibration Monitoring Solution

    AWEA WINDPOWER CONFERENCE, (Booth #1209) -- FreeWave Technologies, (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced that it has been selected by Turningpoint  (http://www.turningpointwind.com/) as its wireless data communications partner for its market-leading turbine vibration ...


    By FreeWave Technologies, Inc

  • Toto Costruzioni Selects GE Wind Turbines to Power Italy’s Puglia Region

    First Order for GE’s 2.85-Megawatt Wind Turbines in Italy Toto Costruzioni’s Inaugural Wind Farm in Ponte Albanito Project Marks Sixth GE-Powered Wind Farm in Puglia, Italy GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply Toto Costruzioni S.p.A. with eight ...


    By General Electric

  • Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

    The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC. If constructed, the project would be the first commercial-scale offshore wind facility in the U.S., with a capacity of more than 360 megawatts (MW) of clean energy off the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Energy Update: Electrical systems faults No.1 cause of offshore turbine downtime

    Scott reports failures of electrical and controls systems are the root cause of wind turbine repairs in 50% of cases, and operators should expect an electronic or electrical subassembly failure every 2 to 2.5 years, according to Wind Energy Update’s Offshore operations and Maintenance report 2011, released today. According to the report’s authors, while the failure rate event of electrical ...


  • Hydroelectric turbines of the future

    As a partner of the main plant operators and manufacturers in the world, PXL SEALS has chosen to organise a work group dedicated to sealing and guiding systems within PSPC Innov’Hydro (Structuring Project connected to the Competitiveness Hub). This project specifically brings together GE Renewable (former Alstom Hydro), EDF and other competent players in the hydroelectric sector. ...


    By PXL Industries

  • 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 ...


  • Frost & Sullivan Lauds GE`s Bently Nevada Line for Creating Enhanced Customer Value Through the Development of Sophisticated Condition Monitoring Systems

    Based on its recent analysis of the condition monitoring market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes GE's Bently Nevada® product line, a unit of GE Measurement & Control Solutions, with the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. The company leverages more than 50 years of ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • ACCIONA Windpower introduces its 3 MW wind turbine at PowerExpo 2008 Exhibition in Zaragoza

    ACCIONA Windpower, ACCIONA's wind turbine manufacturing and supply division, today introduced its AW-3000 machine at PowerExpo 2008 Exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain. The new 3 MW rated capacity wind turbine expands the company's range of products in the multi-megawatt market segment. Designed to leverage the proven strength and high reliability of the company's AW-1500 machine, the AW-3000 offers ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

  • GE Applying MRI Magnet Technology to Cost-Effectively Scale-Up to 15MW Wind Turbines

    With the wind industry moving toward larger wind turbine platforms in the future, GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced it has begun work on the first phase of a 2-year, $3 million project from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a next generation wind turbine generator that could ...


    By General Electric

  • Analyzing the US Wind Power Industry

    Analyzing the US Wind Power Industry  US Wind Power Industry Market The rise of wind energy is no longer being looked upon as an alternate source of ...


  • Largest wind R&D study underway at NREL

    Strong winds are a common research partner for scientists working at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Recently, those gusting Colorado winds helped usher in a new milestone for wind technology research and development. NREL and Siemens Power Generation 'flipped the switch' starting the blades on a Siemens 2.3 megawatt wind turbine installed as part of a cooperative research and ...

  • Renewable Energy Market Opportunities: Wind Testing

    This research service covers the Global wind energy test systems market. For the purpose of the research both non-destructive test equipment and condition monitoring equipment product segments have been considered. Sub-segments such as ultrasonic, radiography, surface and visual inspection, thermal analysis, oil analysis and vibration analysis are included in the analysis. The research looks into ...


  • Sauer Energy Completes Asset Purchase of Helix Wind

    Sauer Energy, Inc. ("SEI") (OTCBB: SENY), a developer of the patented WindCharger™ vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), announced today that on Friday, May 11, 2012, in San Diego County, California, it purchased 100% of the assets of Helix Wind Corporation ("Helix"), manufacturer of small vertical axis wind turbine systems. This acquisition has transferred the complete Helix assets and Helix is ...


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