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  • Noupoort wind farm erects first wind turbine

    Noupoort Wind Farm (80MW), in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has announced that it has completed the erection of the first of its thirty-five wind turbines. This is a pivotal point in the construction of the wind farm, with the next major construction milestone being the energisation of the substation. All the wind turbine foundations were completed ahead of schedule last month and the main ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • StatoilHydro inaugurates floating wind turbine

    “Today, we’re inaugurating the pilot facility which could help floating wind turbines to make an important contribution in the longer term to meeting the world’s big demand for energy,” says Margareth Øvrum, executive vice president for Technology & New Energy (TNE) in StatoilHydro. Hywind is a good example of the way StatoilHydro’s long experience from the offshore oil and gas business can be ...


  • `Anti-noise` silences wind turbines

    If wind energy converters are located anywhere near a residential area, they must never become too noisy even in high winds. Most such power units try to go easy on their neighbors' ears, but even the most careful design cannot prevent noise from arising at times: One source is the motion of the rotor blades, another is the cogwheels that produce vibrations in the gearbox. These are relayed to ...

  • Interaction of wind turbines and industrial plumes – new research

    Initial findings by researchers at Glasgow University suggest that deposition of particle pollution could be higher around wind turbines when they are sited near industrial sites, as they concentrate the plume. The shortage of acceptable locations for wind turbines has led developers to consider siting them near industrial plant. However this new work - in response to concerns raised by ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • New wind turbines to replace old in Germany

    Many of Germany’s wind turbine projects began in the late 1990’s and are now faced with declining output, thanks to wear and tear. Now with newer technologies surpassing old, and larger available wind turbines, it makes sense to start replacing older systems with new. As a result, Nordex will be replacing 16 legacy wind turbines with 9 newer models by the end of the year, at the ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • DNV obtains accreditation for noise testing of wind turbines

    DNV announces that its Seattle, Washington, office has been approved for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for acoustic noise emissions testing on wind turbines. A2LA has granted DNV’s Seattle office accreditation for acoustic noise testing of wind turbines in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 * for acoustic noise measurements as per IEC 61400-11 ...

  • Gamesa awards prizes for two patents related to turbine load management and onsite validation of turbine electrical systems

    Third edition of Gamesa’s Patents and Innovators competition, designed to reward employee patenting efforts Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has celebrated the third edition of its Patents and Innovators Competition, which acknowledges its employees' innovation and patenting efforts, viewed as crucial to development and protection of the company's technological ...


    By Gamesa

  • 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

  • Video: Innovations in offshore wind turbine foundations drive down cost

    Innovative Bucket Foundations on their way for first stage of construction at the world's largest offshore wind farm The innovative suction-installed foundations that represent the first stage of construction at the world's largest offshore wind farm are now on their way to the site at Dogger Bank, 125 kilometres off the UK's east coast. The structures, known as Bucket ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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

  • NIB allocates EUR 25 million to Danish Vestas for wind turbine innovation

    NIB and Danish Vestas Wind Systems A/S have signed a new 4.5-year loan agreement totalling EUR 25 million for financing Vestas' R&D programme. The loan, which is an extension of the EUR 30 ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • US Department of Energy celebrates new DOE 1.5 research wind turbine

    Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have joined industry representatives and managers from DOE’s National Laboratories to celebrate the latest tool to advance the Department’s wind energy research: a state-of-the-art wind turbine installed at DOE’s National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, near Boulder. The turbine, which is the first ...

  • RWE Innogy commences with turbine installation for the Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm

    At RWE’s base port in Bremerhaven the go-ahead was given yesterday for the installation of the 48 wind turbines that will comprise the Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm: Four 240-tonnes tubular steel towers, together with the associated hubs and nacelles, were loaded onto the installation vessel “Victoria Mathias” which will transport them for installation at sea over the coming ...


    By RWE AG

  • Alstom secures third wind turbine contract in Western part of Japan

    Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply and supervise the installation and commissioning of 29 units of the ECO 74 wind turbines. Each wind turbine will have an output of 1.67MW and will be equipped with 70m towers. The wind farm is estimated to be fully operational in 2016. The wind farm will have a capacity of 48MW and a projected annual output of 85 million kWh, enough to supply ...


    By Alstom

  • 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 ...

  • GE 1.5-Megawatt wind turbine commissioned for DOE program designed to move US wind energy technology forward

    As part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to drive new levels of performance in wind turbine technology, which will help ensure further U.S. wind industry growth, a GE (NYSE: GE) 1.5-megawatt wind turbine today was commissioned at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) in Boulder, Colo. Building off the experience of the country’s largest installed turbine base, the GE 1.5 ...


    By General Electric

  • 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 ...


  • ComRent Load Banks Help U.S. Wind Farms Meet 2012 Tax Credit Deadline

    ComRent today announced that it has developed a load bank testing solution that enables the full commissioning of U.S. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Good winds boost wind power in Brazil

    The wind market is reaching high levels in global investments in power, and currently is the component of the energy mix that is growing faster. Recently, GWEC – the global wind power council – released the statistics related to the 2013 market, which presented a cumulative capacity of 318,137 MW, which represents an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years. In Brazil, the ...


    By Alstom

  • GC China Turbines Receives Patents

    GC China (OTCBB: GCHT) announced today that it has applied for and received Chinese utility patents for passive-yaw system, a flexible drive system for support-tube structure, and a teeter-structured flexible hub, which further underpin the Company's commitment to technology leadership in the global wind energy market. Description of Technology The adoption of passive-yaw system allows ...


    By Marketwire

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