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  • Wind Power Gets Its Day In the Sun Vestas and EDPR Install Single-Converter Wind-Solar Hybrid

    Mar. 28, 2018 - The two companies installed the demonstrator – which consists of a V112-3.0MW turbine and a new 372kW solar PV array – at EDPR’s Janda III wind farm in Cádiz, south-west Spain.

    Power from the solar PV panels is fed to the turbine as direct current, which is then converted and transformed by the turbine’s power conversion system, which Vestas upgraded especially for the project, to export power to the grid.

    By connecting wind and solar through the turbine’s electronics and using its full-scale converter, the number of converters is reduced, the two companies explained.

    Click now for the story from WindPower Monthly .

  • How Does Wind Energy Work? We Are So Glad You Asked

    Feb. 16, 2018 -It all starts with a simple technology known as a turbine.

    There are two basic types of turbines: horizontal-axis and vertical-axis turbines. A vertical-axis turbine kind of looks like an eggbeater, but you’re probably much more familiar with horizontal-axis wind turbines. These are the turbines that typically have two or three large propeller-like blades that face into the wind. Wind turbines can be built on both land and – increasingly and to great effect – offshore in large bodies of water like oceans and lakes.

    The turbine converts the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical power.

    Click to learn more from The Climate Reality Project.

  • The Advantages of Off-Shore WindStudy Finds Offshore Wind Farms Have
    Powerful Advantage Over Land Turbines

    Oct. 9, 2017  Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale, a new study suggests.

    Click now for the story.

  • Today's Wind ChallengesTop Wind Energy Challenges
    for Today, and How to Solve Them

    May 9, 2017  -Bryan Boatright, Wind Energy Technology instructor at the Laramie County Community College in Wyoming, identifies some of the obstacles that wind energy is facing in his state. Chief among his concerns is a $1.00/kWh tax levied by Wyoming's pro-coal legislature.

    As the only state that taxes wind energy in the U.S., Wyoming has effectively de-incentivized any wind energy expansion within its borders. This is to be expected of the largest coal producer in the United States, where powerful political coalitions work hard to protect their interests in fossil fuels.

  • What the Top of a Turbine Look LikeOn Top of a Wind Turbine, or On Top of the World

    Apr. 25, 2017  -Stand atop a wind turbine and you get some powerful perspective. When you’re 280 feet off the ground, your feet clinging to the deck, the breeze blowing past, you’ve got a clear view of the power of wind energy. Wath the video.

  • It's a Breeze for Dutch Trains Dutch Trains Are World's First
    to Run on 100% Wind Power

    Jan. 16, 2017  -The Netherlands, aka Windmill Country, is now operating 100 percent of its electric trains with wind energy.

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  • Wind Systems Trends to WatchAdvanced Blade Pitch
    Systems Trends to Watch

    Dec.5, 2016  -The latest developments in blade pitch technology have opened new opportunities for wind turbine manufacturers. We will look at five key trends of this rapidly evolving technology and three important insights to keep in mind to make wise pitch system decisions, avoid pitfalls, and choose the right pitch partner.

  • Wind Farm Like Ivory SoapOffshore Wind Farms See
    Promise in Platforms That Float

    Sept.29, 2016  The sun was beating down on the leafy campus of the University of Maine one afternoon last month. But inside a hangarlike laboratory, a miniature hurricane was raging.

  • Scottish Wind: (Not Bagpipes)America’s First Offshore Wind
    Farm May Power Up a New Industry

    Aug. 22, 2016  The idea of building turbines offshore, where strong, steady wind could, in theory, generate large amounts of power, has long been seen as a vital step toward a future based on renewable energy.

  • Wind Strains the Texas GridIn Texas Oil Country,
    Wind Is Straining the Grid

    Aug. 6, 2016  The Lone Star state is by far the largest state for wind power, with nearly 18,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity already built and another 5,500 megawatts—nearly equal to California’s total installed capacity—planned.

  • Offshore Choices: Oil or Wind?Energy from Offshore:
    Engineering Firm Transitions from
    Offshore Oil to Offshore Wind

    July 22, 2016  After the most recent oil production boom in the Gulf of Mexico ended, oil producers turned to small, light offshore structures to exploit the smaller reserves in shallow waters. These structures could be built and installed quickly and easily, allowing for more gas to be extracted in a shorter timeframe.

  • High-Speed Wind Turbine AssemblyRight Before Your Eyes
    Video by Mid-American Energy

    Enjoy this high-speed video showing the assembly of a giant wind turbine.


Denmark put its stamp of
approval on wind power

Wind power provided 18.9% of electricity production and 24.1% of generation capacity in Denmark in 2008, Denmark was a pioneer in developing commercial wind power during the 1970s, and today almost half of the wind turbines around the world are produced by Danish manufacturers such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power along with many component suppliers.

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Adwen

8 MW Turbines
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Adwen’s AD 5-135 turbine obtaind the first Type Certificate based on the Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines, Edition 2012 issued by DNV GL. This new guideline updates the previous version from 2005 to fully comply with GL’s Guideline for Onshore Wind Turbines, edition 2010, and to cover IEC 61400, parts 1 and 3.


AES

Emmisions-free
energy storage
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AES Energy Storage is a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, a company that has served utility customers around the world for more than 30 years, helping them to deliver safe, reliable power.


First Wind

Their slogan is, "Clean Energy Made Here"

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First Wind is an independent North American wind energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind energy projects in the United States.  Based in Boston, First Wind has developed and operates 875 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity at 15 wind energy projects in Maine, New York, Vermont, Utah and Hawaii.  First Wind is also currently managing the construction of an additional project with 105 MW of generation capacity.
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Helix Wind

Small is Beautiful:
Helix Power Sees a
Small Wind Turbine On Every Rooftop

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While many companies are still pursuing big centralized wind farm projects, such as the one near Palm Springs, CA, there’s also a movement to install smaller wind turbines in backyards and on rooftops.
Scott Weinbrandt spent 25 years working in computer technology, including 10 years as an executive at Dell, the direct-sales computer giant, as well as time as a senior vice president at Gateway, the onetime San Diego computer maker that is now part of Acer. During that time, the computer industry moved from centralized mainframes to distributed personal computers.




Nenuphar

Off-Shore Wind Energy Platforms

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Nenuphar Better balance: Vertical-axis wind turbines, like this dry-land prototype developed by Nenuphar, could make offshore wind more economical. Credit: Nenuphar Wind turbines attached to floating buoys can harness stronger, more sustained winds in the open ocean.
But the floats now used for such deep-water installations may prove prohibitively expensive because the buoys needed to keep them above water are enormous. Now a project in France is turning the turbine design on its head for what developers hope will be a low-cost alternative.
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New Wind


New Wind Wind Generators
Wind power is a 2.0 by NewWind power generation system in the form of tree whose leaves act like so many mini wind turbines. Taking advantage of the lower air flow, it can operate all types of wind 360 ° turbulent and laminar, urban and natural environment. His design of biomimetic inspiration allows seamless integration into all types of landscape, whether urban or rural. All the technology is invisible; no cables or apparent generators, everything is integrated in the branches and trunks. The silence of operation vertical axis cancels the noise of traditional wind turbines.

 

 

 

 

Siemens

Wind Turbines With Fewer Parts

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Demand for clean power generation is growing.
With highly efficient, robust and reliable wind turbines, Siemens has a demonstrated history in delivering proven solutions to onshore, coastal and offshore sites. Siemens Wind Power’s service team is dedicated to keeping the turbines running optimally throughout their entire lifecycle. Siemens also offers integrated solutions and services that meet the demands of the entire wind energy conversion chain.
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Vestas Wind


Vespa Low Wind Turbine
Vestas launches new V126-3.0 MW turbine with structural shell blade design.
The turbine is the latest variant of the 3 MW platform on which the V112-3.0 MW is built. Vestas will continue to optimise this platform in order to offer further options to the customers.

Vortex Bladeless


Vortex Bladeless LogoA technological leap forward and a revolution in wind energy. A more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to produce energy.

W.R.I.S.E.


Vortex Bladeless LogoWomen of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

Answering a call for representation for women across all sectors of renewable energy, the nonprofit organization Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has formally changed its name.

Wind Power News Stories

 
  • Wind Turbines Safe For Birds Than Thought Wind Power Results in Very
    Few Bird Deaths Overall

    Feb. 21, 2018 - Wind power critics sometimes try to say that this form of clean, renewable energy is bogus because a number of bird deaths result each year from collisions with wind turbines and towers.

    What they fail to mention is the context, so they leave out certain very key facts.

    The number of birds killed by wind turbines is relatively tiny. “Collisions with wind turbines account for about one-tenth of a percent of all ‘unnatural’ bird deaths in the United States each year. And of all bird deaths, 30 percent are due to natural causes, like baby birds falling from nests,” according to AWEA.

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  • The German Bard (not to be confused with Shakespeare) German Bard in Fine Voice

    Feb. 14, 2018 - The 400MW Bard Offshore 1 project was the most productive offshore wind farm in Germany in 2017, generating about 1.49 terrawatt-hours of electricity, according to operator Ocean Breeze Energy. Output from the project, which increased by 13% on the previous year, represented about 8% of the country’s total offshore wind output of 18.3TWh last year, the company said.

    Click now to read more from PennWell HUBS .

  • Block Island Wind is the Wind to Ride AWEA Releases Underwater Footage of
    Block Island Wind Farm’s Artificial Reef

    Feb. 14, 2018 - When the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) foundations were put in place in 2015, many fishermen were worried. How would these giant metal formations set into the ocean change the game for commercial and recreational fisherman? Would they restrict fishing, causing these small business-owners to lose money and their livelihood?

    Click now to see how it didn’t turn out
    so bad in a story from Renewable Energy World .

  • Wind Power When the Wind Doesn’t Blow Wind-plus-Storage Is Taking Shape in Australia

    Jan. 30, 2018 - As Australia begins to expand its plans for more wind farms backed up by batteries, Singapore-based Nexif Energy has broken ground on a 212-MW wind farm in South Australia that will include fast-response storage capacity.

    Click now for more of the
    story from Renewable Energy World.

  • 7 Ways to Procure Offshore Power New York’s Offshore Wind Master Plan

    Jan. 30, 2018 - New York this week released its much-anticipated Offshore Wind Master Plan, moving the state forward in its work to develop 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030.

    Concurrent with the release of the master plan, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) also filed with state regulators options for cost-effective contracts for the offshore wind projects that will drive development of the state’s first 800-MW procurement round.

    Click now for more of the
    story from Renewable Energy World.

  • Big Wind Order For GE Clean Energy ALLETE Orders PTC-qualifying
    Wind Turbines from GE

    Jan. 17, 2018 -ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., announced a 40-MW purchase of wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy. The turbines qualify for 80% of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and would create more than 400 MW of additional qualified wind projects through 2021.

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  • There’s an Awful Lot of Wind in Brazil How Big Will Brazil's
    Wind Power Market Get?

    Jan. 16, 2018 -In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity.

    Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven, featuring breezes so perfect for spinning turbines that this Brazilian region is capable of churning out more wind energy than any other part of the world. In the latest testament to the region’s wind bounty, a French renewable energy company, Voltalia SA, just won contracts to build more farms there that’ll sell the cheapest wind power Brazil has ever seen.

    Click now for more from Renewable Energy World.

  • California: Say Hello to Wyoming Wind How to Get Wyoming Wind to California,
    and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions

    Dec. 28, 2017 - Several miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming, on a cattle ranch east of the Continental Divide, construction crews have begun laying down roads and pads that could eventually underpin up to 1,000 wind turbines. Once complete, the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project could generate around 12 million megawatt-hours of electricity annually, making it the nation’s largest wind farm.

    But how do you get that much wind power to where it’s actually needed?

    Click now to find out.

  • Wind & Storage Combine Bids Are in for Massachusetts Offshore
    Wind Procurement; Storage Included

    Dec. 28, 2017 - Offshore wind power proposals were due today in response to a request for proposals (RFP) by three utilities in Massachusetts. Companies submitting their bids presented options that could help give their projects a boost in the selection process, including scalable transmission and energy storage project components.

    For more on this story from
    Renewable Energy World, Click now .

  • Global Wind Energy Insight Work Harder, Be Smarter in 2018

    Dec.20, 2017 - 2017 has been yet another tumultuous year. Cratering prices for wind and solar. The South African stand-off at the OK corral continues. The Indian market drops through the floor as procurement schemes change. On the bright side, wind and solar are hailed by all and sundry as the inevitable technology leaders going forward. And back in Washington…

    Click now to read the full
    article from Renewable Energy World.

  • What's In Store for European Wind? Wind in Europe — How Does It Blow?

    Dec. 18, 2017 - Europe maintains a healthy market but is looking forward to fresh energy and climate ambitions to add certainty over what the post-2020 landscape will mean for new wind power.

    Trade association WindEurope reports that wind power is providing over half of all new generating capacity being installed across the EU member states, with onshore providing the majority.

    Click for more from Renewable Energy World.

  • The Challenges Wind Faces A Revealing Look at Wind's Big
    Markets and Emerging Challenges

    Dec.14, 2017 - On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its energy needs to be met with clean energy by 2030 and pledging to invest US$367 billion in renewables by 2020, MAKE Consulting predicts China averaging over 25 GW of new wind capacity annually for the next decade.

    Click now for the complete article.

  • Cape Wind Project Bites the Bullet It’s over: Cape Wind Ends
    Controversial Wind-Farm Project

    Dec 1, 2017 - Cape Wind Associates announced today that it has ceased the development of its proposed offshore wind farm and is surrendering its federal lease for 46 square miles in Nantucket Sound, officially putting an end to a 16-year effort to build the controversial project.

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  • Big Pledge for Offshore Wind Research Deepwater Wind Pledges $1 Million
    to Offshore Wind Research

    Nov. 28, 2017 - In a move that would help offshore wind farms and fishing industries coexist in the U.S., Deepwater Wind recently pledged $1 million in research funding for the University of Massachusetts.

    The money would be used over five years for the Blue Economy Initiative and is contingent on approval of Deepwater Wind’s Revolution Wind offshore project by state utilities. The 144-MW Revolution Wind project, which would be sited in Deepwater’s federal lease off the coast of Massachusetts, would be combined with energy storage, according to the company. The developer submitted a bid for the project in July, and the selection of projects for negotiation is expected in January 2018.

    Click to read the Renewable Energy World article.

  • Where to Put That Next Offshore Windfarm New North Sea Wind Atlas to
    Inform Future Offshore Developments

    Nov.15, 2017 - Wind farm operators in the North Sea will have a new atlas for wind resources in the region to help them identify how much power they can generate and how robust turbines should be.

    Energy research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) last week said it is working with Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and Delft University of Technology affiliate Whiffle for the Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas project created in June. The project will run through the end of 2019..

    Click to read the Renewable Energy World story.

  • NJ Election Could Be Positive for Wind New Democratic Governor in New Jersey Could
    Ignite State’s Offshore Wind Sector

    Nov.8, 2017 - Control of the governor’s seat in New Jersey is moving to a Democrat — a shift that could be a big win for wind power in the state’s waters. Phil Murphy won the New Jersey gubernatorial election yesterday over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

    Despite having legislation in place since 2010 calling for mechanisms to support offshore wind development, including authorization of offshore wind energy credits, New Jersey never achieved any progress on that front.

    Click to read more from Renewable Energy World.

  • High Growth Predicted for U.S. Offshore Wind 4 Job Sectors You Need to Watch

    Nov. 6, 2017 - Which job sectors have the highest potential for growth under the foreseeable development path for wind projects in waters off the U.S. East Coast? A new report prepared for the Roadmap Project for Multi-State Cooperation on Offshore Wind has the answers.

    Click to read the report
    from Renewable Energy World.

  • U.S. and Denmark Agree to Share Information Positive News, But Will It
    Lead to Positive Results?

    Oct. 31, 2017 - W Despite a huge potential, only a vanishingly small part of the United States power supply comes from offshore wind. A new collaboration, which the Minister of energy, supply and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt has agreed with US Interior Minister Ryan Zinke, might help change.

    Click to read the Renewable Energy World story.

  • China Makes a Big Bet on Offshore Wind China’s Newly Added Installed Wind Power
    Capacity Accounted for 42.7% of the 2016 Global Total

    Oct. 24, 2017 - In China, the year witnessed newly added wind power capacity of about 23 GW, decreasing 24 percent from a year earlier, according to data released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association.

    The country’s total installed wind power capacity reached 169 GW. Remarkably, the installed capacity of the onshore wind power sector decreased, while offshore saw an increase of more than 60 percent. The country installed 154 wind turbines last year, with a total capacity of 590 MW, an increase of 64 percent year on year.

    Click now for the Renewable Energy World article.

  • Testing Offshore Wind Turbine Near Charleston, S.C. MHI Vestas Selects US Facility to Test
    9.5-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelle

    October 24, 2017 - wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas announced that it is making a $35 million investment with Clemson University to test its newest 9.5-MW gearbox at Clemson’s facility in Charleston, SC. The investment comes with a five-year contract and is an important first step for the manufacturer as it eyes the U.S. market.

    The company said it intends to set up a U.S. office in a soon-to-be-decided location in early 2018 to officially enter the U.S. market.

    Click to read the article
    from Renewable Energy World

  • Wind: We've Got the Power! Open Ocean Wind Turbines Could Provide
    Enough Electricity to Power the Entire World

    Oct. 10, 2017 - There is so much magnificence in the ocean, including, apparently, untapped kinetic energy. It turns out that wind turbines over open ocean could generate three times as much power—that's right: three times as much—as placing them on land. This was the major finding of a new study Monday in PNAS authored by Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institute and Stanford.

    More by clicking now.

  • Let's See: Which is Cheaper, Wind or Nuclear? Offshore Wind Prices:
    Will This Info Help US Projects?

    September 27, 2017 - Wind energy observers worldwide took notice when Bloomberg News reported the contract price (September 11) for a U.K. energy auction: £57.50 ($77.76) per MWh — a 50 percent decline in recent offshore energy costs. In contrast, Bloomberg noted the U.K. will pay £92.50 ($125.09) per MWh for electricity from the Hinkley Point atomic plant.

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  • Can Offshore Wind Benefit Sealife? First Evidence That Offshore
    Wind Farms Are Changing the Oceans

    Sept. 22, 2017 - Offshore wind turbines are huge—much bigger than their land-based counterparts. They can be over 200 meters tall—twice the height of the Big Ben clock tower in London—and generate up to nine megawatts of power. But most of their mass is in the concrete and steel bases that sit underwater.

    Naturally, these bases become home to complex ecosystems. In the North Sea, where most of the European farms are being built, these ecosystems are dominated by blue mussels. These feed by filtering phytoplankton from the water. Mussels are also a food source for other marine animals, such as fish and crabs, and this has the potential to significantly alter the food web.

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  • Political Change Blowing in the N.J. Wind Change in Leadership Could Help N.J.
    Fulfill Its Offshore Wind Potential

    September 21, 2017 - New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy has an environmental plan for the state that includes setting an offshore wind target of 3,500 MW by 2030.

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    not stay home on Election Day.

  • World's Largest Offshore Windfiarm Slated for China DONG Energy To Build World’s Largest
    Offshore Wind Farm At 1,386 MW

    Sept. 12, 2017 - The Danish wind energy giant is making news once again after being awarded the contract to build what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 1,386 MW Hornsea Project Two, at a record UK-low strike price of £57.50 per MWh.

    On Monday the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced the results of its latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) competitive auction, which has garnered much attention for new record low offshore wind prices that subsequently made offshore wind cheaper than gas and nuclear energy.

  • Offshore Wind Working Group Ordered for Delaware Delaware Governor Orders Creation
    of Offshore Wind Working Group

    August 28, 2017 - Delaware Gov. John Carney today authorized the creation of an Offshore Wind Working Group (OWWG) to advance offshore wind for the state.

    An executive order establishing the OWWG says the group will study how Delaware can participate in developing offshore wind; identify ways to leverage the related economic opportunities; and make specific recommendations for engaging in the development of offshore wind for Delaware.

    The OWWG, which will have 17 members, including at least three from the energy industry, will meet before the end of September.

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    they will be considering.

  • Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Not Just a Lot of Hot Air

    August 11, 2017 - Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States.

    As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm. The Block Island Wind Farm, off the coast of Rhode Island, is expected to produce enough electricity to power about 17,000 homes—and that’s just the beginning. According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) more projects are underway as four significant trends are emerging in this growing energy market.

  • American Wind Week Teaches Us About Wind Power 'American Wind Week' Launches to
    Teach America About the Power of Wind

    July 31, 2017 - Invenergy and announced the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which will link more than 1.1 million residents in the south central portion of the country with wind energy harvested from what will be the second-largest wind farm in the world, located in Oklahoma.

    Almost simultaneously, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released Q2 2017 figures that showed a 40% increase in wind project development over the previous year.

  • Jiminy Peak (Mass) Now Reducing Carbon Footprint 10 Years After Launch of its Wind Turbine,
    Jiminy Peak Now Reducing Carbon Footprint

    July 25, 2017 - In 2007, when Jiminy Peak installed a $4 million, 1.5-MW wind turbine on the western flank of its mountain, many thought the 70-year-old resort was taking a huge financial risk.

    This month, 10 years after the switch was thrown, Brian Fairbank, chairman of The Fairbank Group, which runs the resort, looks back at a risk worth taking. The 253-ft. high turbine paid for itself in seven years, and today, combined with a 12-acre, 2.3-MW solar field and 75-kWh cogeneration unit, the slopeside Country Inn at Jiminy Peak can claim to be one of the few resorts in the U.S. powered 100 percent by renewable energy.

  • Economics Push Utilities into the Wind Major Utilities Buying
    More Wind as Economics
    Drive US Energy Transformation

    July 19, 2017 - Across the nation, smart business leaders are doubling down on wind power because new business realities are driving an energy marketplace that is more diversified and flexible.

    Clean power sources, such as wind, solar and natural gas, are now customers' preferred energy choices. And this new energy mix is actually improving America's grid, adding resilience and reliability, along with more than half a million U.S. jobs, while saving U.S. energy customers and ratepayers billions of dollars in electricity costs.

  • The U.K. Wins Offshore Wind Contest Contract Wins and Acquisitions Further
    Growth of Global Offshore Wind Industry

    July 17, 2017 - The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country, meeting 5 percent of total national demand. That figure is likely to grow, with the sector predicted to be worth just under £3B [US $3.9B] to the UK economy by 2030.

  • Hey, Cleveland. Welcome Back to the Future Thank Offshore Wind

    July 13, 2017 - Today, Cleveland is becoming one of the most livable cities in America as well as developing sustainable practices that attract young and old residents alike.

    In fact, in 2016, Forbes magazine named Cleveland the “Hottest City in America.” However, Cleveland is now 51st in population among U.S. cities, and many of the industries from the glory days are shadows of themselves, have closed, or moved away.

    So, how does the Hottest City in America attract the best and brightest millennials as well as leverage its legacy of industrialization, entrepreneurship, and innovation to generate jobs of the future?

  • Like Ivory Soap, Windpower that Floats Floating Wind Plan Could
    Crack California’s Offshore Market

    June 30, 2017 - Until recently, offshore wind simply didn’t make economic sense along the West Coast, because the steep continental shelf makes it prohibitively expensive to build the normal underwater foundations. But the ability to erect increasingly large wind turbines on floating platforms has presented new possibilities, particularly in California, where state renewable-energy mandates must be met even if the electricity prices aren’t as cheap as fossil-fuel options.

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  • Even a Big Oil Company Gets in on Windpower Shell Sees Ability to Manage Risk
    as Benefit in Offshore Wind Development

    June 14, 2017 - Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s most valuable oil company, expects its expertise in managing risk will make it a market leader in developing the clean energy industry.

    Offshore wind projects are attracting billions of dollars of investment and will become “the energy backbone” for European countries from Germany to the U.K., said Mark Gainsborough, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s head of new energies.

  • Advancing Storage for Windpower Integration UK Energy Companies to Advance
    Storage for Wind Power Integration

    June 13, 2017 - A collaborative initiative from London-based Carbon Trust will bring together a group of energy companies to investigate use cases for energy storage that will help cut costs associated with integrating wind energy into the UK power grid.

  • What Lessons Can Be Learned from the Dutch The 600-MW Gemini Offshore
    Wind Farm is Up & running

    May 26, 2017 -Earlier this month, the Netherlands completed one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, as an accelerating wind boom finally helps the country make real progress on its renewable energy goals.

    The 600-megawatt Gemini wind park, operating 150 turbines in the North Sea, will serve some 1.5 million citizens. Several other major offshore wind farms are under development as well, which will collectively push total wind capacity to nearly 4.5 gigawatts by 2023.

  • A New Technology is Blowing in the WindTwo Irish Companies Teaming
    to Develop Hydrokinetic Turbines

    Mar. 21, 2017 - DesignPro Ltd. and GKinetic Energy Ltd. in Ireland are collaborating to develop a new range of run-of-river hydrokinetic turbines.

    GKinetic previously engaged DesignProDesignPro secured the opportunity to develop 25-kW and 60-kW devices. DesignPro applied for EU’s Horizon 2020 SME instrument and has now secured Horizon 2020 Phase 2 funding to commercialize river turbines up to 100 kW using GKinetic’s technology.

  • Close to 1/4 Million Wind Jobs Possible by 2020Wind Energy Rise Makes 248,000
    Jobs Possible By 2020

    Mar. 10, 2017 - As the largest renewable resource in the U.S. grows, so will wind-related job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans.

    That was the news released yesterday as AWEA joined Navigant Consulting to release new analysis showing the U.S. wind industry will drive over $85 billion in economic activity over the next four years while wind-related employment will grow to reach 248,000 jobs in all 50 states.

  • Drones Inspect Wind Turbines for Damage And They Get it Done FAST!

    Mar. 9, 2017 - SkySpec's automated drone inspects wind turbines for defects in just 20 minutes.

    By collecting images and data required for maintenance at a quick pace, it drastically streamlines the whole data collection process. Using a drone to inspect wind turbines is also considerably safer. Currently, humans conduct maintenance checks of turbines, which involves climbing more than 300 feet into the air and other safety risks.

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