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    Of Interest

    • • All About Wind Energy (Free Download)
      The Facts About Wind Energy

      Climate Reality Project - For thousands of years, people across the globe have harnessed the power of wind in one way or another – whether to pump water, grind grain, or propel boats. But today, wind has become a powerful way of generating electricity. And better yet, it’s renewable and doesn’t pollute the air we breathe.

      Cities, states, countries, and companies around the world are increasingly turning to wind energy to power our world. But, thanks to Big Polluters, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. In this e-book, we set the story straight and give you the facts so you know what to say the next time you hear a Big Polluter talking point about wind power.

    • • 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.

    • • The Advantages of Off-Shore Wind
      Study 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.

    • • Hornsea Project Two (HP2)
      (Right Off the Yorkshire Coast)
      Hornsea Project Two, North Sea

      Sep. 19, 2017  (Power Technology) — Hornsea Project Two (HP2) is being constructed within the Hornsea Zone of the North Sea, UK. With a total capacity of approximately 1.4GW, the wind farm is expected to be the largest of its kind worldwide.

      Project developer Ørsted (previously Dong Energy) gained the rights to the project in August 2015 through the acquisition of SMartWind, a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services.

      The scoping report for the project was completed in 2012. The consent application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for examination in January 2015 and completed in March 2016.

    • • What the Top of a Turbine Look Like
      SOn 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.

    • • Nearly Half of Danish Power Comes From Wind
      Over 47% of Their Energy was

      Jan. 3, 2020(CleanTechnica),- Power generated by wind turbines at sea increased to 18 per cent last year from 14 per cent in 2018, while onshore wind accounted for 29%.

      Denmark is a world leader in renewable energy and is way ahead of its nearest rival Ireland, which generated 28 per cent of its energy from wind in 2018.


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    • • 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.

    • • Wind Systems Trends to Watch
      Advanced 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 Soap
      SOffshore 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)
      SAmerica’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 Grid
      In 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.

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

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


    Wind Power Stories (In the past year)

    • • We Can Now 3D Print Wind Turbine Blades
      GE Awarded DoE Grant
      to Research That Technology

      Feb. 8, 2021 (Renewable Energy World)-GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business were recently selected by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to research the design and manufacture of 3D printed wind turbine blades.

      The GE business units will partner with the Oakridge National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Lab on a 25-month $6.7 million project to develop and demonstrate an integrated additive manufacturing process for novel high-performance blade designs for the future of large rotors.

    • • Building an Artificial Island as a Clean Energy Hubs
      It's What's Next Up For Denmark

      Feb. 5, 2021 (ENN Network)-Denmark has approved a plan to build an artificial island 50 miles offshore in the North Sea to act as a clean energy hub that produces and stores wind energy , several news outlets reported. The island, equal in size to 18 football fields, will be linked to Danish offshore wind turbines to supply power to 3 million households, as well as to generate green hydrogen for use in shipping, aviation, and industry.

      The $34 billion project will have an initial capacity of 3 gigawatts (GW) — eventually growing to 10 GW — and is expected to be operational in 2033.

    • • South Korea Unveils Plan for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
      The Cost Will be $43 Billion

      Feb. 5, 2021 (REUTERS)- South Korea unveiled a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to build the world's largest wind power plant by 2030 as part of efforts to foster an environmentally-friendly recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

      The project is a major component of President Moon Jae-in's Green New Deal, initiated last year to curb reliance on fossil fuels in Asia's fourth-largest economy and make it carbon neutral by 2050. [S6N29P01A]

      Moon attended a signing ceremony in the southwestern coastal town of Sinan for the plant, which will have a maximum capacity of 8.2 gigawatts.

    • • Four Key Considerations for the
      Development of U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
      Recent Congressional Action Extends Tax Credits, Reach of “Jones Act”

      Feb. 1, 2021 (Renewable Energy World)-Today, the U.S. has one offshore wind project in commercial operation – the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island – but there are more than a dozen major offshore wind projects in various stages of development across the U.S. These projects have the potential to provide thousands of jobs in the U.S. and a significant amount of clean, reliable energy to many of the country’s biggest cities, given the proximity that the offshore wind installations would have to coastal population centers.

    • • Texas Now Generates More Electricity From Wind Than Coal
      Natural Gas is Still King in
      Texas, But it Could be a Tenuous Crown

      Jan. 25, 2021 (ZME Science)-Everything is bigger in Texas, and wind power is apparently not an exception. Since 2015, wind power has more than doubled in the state and, last year, Texas received 22% of its electricity from wind. Coal supplied only 18%, down from 28% just five years ago.


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    • • US Offshore Wind Is Off To The Races (At Last!)
      Now There's An Awful
      Lot Blowin' in the Wind

      Jan. 24, 2021(CleanTechnica),-This is the year offshore wind goes from learning to walk to an all-out sprint. The first two weeks of 2021 contained big news for this critical source of clean energy, and this week’s inauguration of President Joe Biden will put a stiff wind into the industry’s sails. By the end of 2021, the Biden administration will likely have approved two projects and be in the process of reviewing up to a dozen more on the eastern seaboard, stretching from North Carolina to Massachusetts.

    • • Robotic Wind Blade Repair
      BladeBUG Inspects, Resurfaces, and
      Repairs Wind Turbine Blades Remotely

      (CleanTechnica),Here’s a story about a tiny little bit of technology that could have a significant impact on renewable energy, particularly wind turbines. Efficiency is a big deal in the world of wind and solar energy. Dust, dirt, pollen and bird droppings can reduce the efficiency of solar panels, so people have invented ways to wash them in order to keep them producing electricity as efficiently as possible.

      Wind turbines have blades that can be hundreds of feet long and weigh thousands of pounds. Not only do they operate high up in the air, many are located miles offshore where accessing them is both difficult and hazardous.

    • • Spin Once and this Wind Turbine Can Power a Home for a Day
      Two Offshore Wind Parks
      Have Already Secured Their Use

      (ZME Science), Dec. 9, 2020 -Renewable energy is gradually taking over fossil fuels as their costs drop and technology improves. Now, General Electric announced the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world, with two wind farms having already secured their use. This could be big news for wind energy in the very near future and according to calculations, a single spin of the turbine can supply a day’s worth of energy for one or two houses.

      The Haliade-X 13 MW turbine can generate up to 64 to 74 GWh of gross annual energy production, saving up to 52,000 metric tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of taking 11,000 vehicles off the road.

      It has a bigger rotor, longer blades (107 meters), and a higher capacity factor, which makes it less sensitive to wind speed variations and increases its ability to generate more power at low wind speeds. GE claims the Haliade-X can capture more annual energy production than any other offshore wind turbine.


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    • • Biggest Offshore Wind Farm to Be Constructed in the UK
      Will Power Up Six Million Homes Per Year

      (ZME Science), Dec. 1, 2020 -The UK, already the world’s leader in offshore wind, is getting ready to start construction of what will be the world’s biggest offshore wind park, Dogger Bank. The British utility company SSE and the Norwegian energy firm Equinor agreed to invest $8 billion in the project, which will be used to build the first two phases.

      Dogger Bank is an isolated sandbank within the central to southern North Sea spanning UK, German, Danish and Dutch waters. The area was a landmass connecting the UK to mainland Europe. As the sea level rose after the last ice age, Dogger Bank became an island before being completely covered by water about 8,000 years ago.

      The wind farm is being developed in three phases, Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B, and Dogger Bank C, located between 130km and 190km from the North East coast of England.


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    • • World's Largest Wind Powered Vessel Has Sailed
      It Can Effortlessly Transport
      7,000 Cars Across the Oceans

      (Luxury Launches), Oct. 23, 2020 -The only way to progress sometimes is by delving into the past. That’s exactly what Wallenius Marine, a shipbuilding company out of Sweden, is doing with Oceanbird taking cues from aviation and the old-fashioned way of seafaring. Call it an outsized sailboat, but this could be the way to move ahead in a sustainability-driven world.

      This futuristic transatlantic car carrier holds 7,000 vehicles; the 650 foot-long vessel is a similar size to conventional car carriers, but it will look radically different with five wing sails that stand 80 meters high, replacing traditional fabric sails. Oceanbird will be the world’s largest wind-powered vessel, promising an average speed of 10 knots, making it capable of traveling across the ocean with a total journey time of 12 days which when compared to a carrier powered by fossil fuel takes only four days long and emits 90 percent less CO2 in the journey.


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    • • NYSERDA’s Award-Winning Offshore Wind Program
      The Progress of the New York State
      Energy Research and Development Authority

      (Renewable Energy World), Oct. 21, 2020 -Since 2016, the agency has been working to develop offshore wind in the most responsible and cost-effective way possible. Its first procurement of offshore wind power has demonstrated the success of its years of careful study, stakeholder engagement and planning. New York’s goal of 9,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2035 is a cornerstones of New York’s aggressive clean energy ambitions, reflecting unparalleled resource potential and co-benefits that will yield important dividends for New York and the neighboring region’s economies and decarbonization efforts.

      With its heavy emphasis on proactive and detailed planning, and especially stakeholder engagement, the program has given New York confidence to support the nation’s largest offshore wind mandate and buttresses the region’s aggregated offshore wind goal of 26,000 MW.

    • • Gearless Turbine Technology in South Africa
      ZEST WEG Launches
      the Latest in Wind Technology

      (Renewable Energy World), -Sept. 16, 2020, Zest WEG will be combining its new turbine technology with its established footprint in the local South African economy to develop the sector and local skill sets.

      The development of a new, direct drive, gearless wind turbine by its parent company WEG is a key factor in Zest WEG’s plan to grow a client base among wind farm developers, says Alastair Gerrard, integrated solutions executive at Zest WEG.

      “With WEG’s latest 4,2MW wind turbine solution – which augments its initial offering of a 2,1MW unit – we see considerable scope for broadening our technology offering locally and into the rest of Africa,” he says.

    • British Petroleum Now In the Wind Business
      BP Takes 50% Interest in
      Equinor’s Empire Wind
      and Beacon Wind Projects

      (Renewable Energy World), -Sept. 10, 2020, Oil major BP announced this week via its internal magazine that it has formed a strategic partnership with Equinor to develop major offshore wind farms in the US and to jointly pursue further offshore wind opportunities in the country.

      The announcement marks BP’s first venture into offshore wind and comes a month after bp announced a low-carbon investment strategy that would include growing the renewable energy generating capacity it develops from from 2.5 gigawatts (GW) in 2019 to around 50 GW by 2030.

      The deal with Equinor through which BP will purchase 50% interest in Equinor’s Empire Wind and Beacon Wind assets is worth about $1.1 billion, said bp.

    • • Painting Wind Turbine Blades Saved Birds' Lives
      Bird Deaths Down 70%
      After That Was Done

      arsTECHNICA, Aug. 25, 2020 -Something as simple as black paint could be the key to reducing the number of birds that are killed each year by wind turbines. According to a study conducted at a wind farm on the Norwegian archipelago of Smøla, changing the color of a single blade on a turbine from white to black resulted in a 70-percent drop in the number of bird deaths.

    • • Gender Diversity in the Wind Sector
      It's Vial For a Just Recovery

      Renewable Energy World, Aug. 20, 2020 -As governments around the world seek a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and look to invest in job creation in the wind and renewable energy sectors, gender diversity must be prioritized to ensure a just recovery, says the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program(WWGLP).

      To support this effort, WWGLP, a joint initiative of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), has released a guide on Best Practices for Gender Diversity in Talent Recruitment.

    • • Survey Shows: Americans Want More Wind Power
      86% In the Survey Agreed

      Renewable Energy World, Aug. 10, 2020 -The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today kicks off American Wind Week 2020, the fourth annual national celebration of U.S. wind energy leadership. During American Wind Week, AWEA, its 1000+ members, and the thousands of diverse U.S. wind supporters highlight the ways wind is helping build the future.

      Wind power is proud to be red, white, and blue, with operating wind projects or manufacturing facilities in 70 percent of U.S. Congressional districts and jobs in all 50 states.

    • • China's Expansion of Offshore Wind Capacity
      It Could grow Eightfold by 2030

      Aug. 5, 2020,(ZME SCIENCE)-Global offshore wind capacity could grow eightfold by 2030, reaching 234GW (from the 29.1GW registered last year) according to a new report. It anticipates an exponential growth of the sector over the next decade in the Asia-Pacific region as well as continued strong growth in Europe.

      The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its Global Offshore Wind Report for 2020, which provides an overview of the sector worldwide. The council revised its forecast for 2030 up by 15GW after the fastest ever growth registered in 2019, when new wind farms added 6.1GW to the global count.

    • • Higher Grid Benefits Are Blowing in the Wind
      Supersized Wind Turbines Could
      Deliver $4-5/MWh More in Grid Benefit

      July 15, 2020,(Renewable Energy World)- A Berkeley Lab study, published in the journal Wind Engineering, shows that supersized wind turbines can enhance the value of wind energy to the electricity system and provide other ‘hidden’ benefits.

      These benefits are in addition to reduction in levelized costs and illustrate the importance of expanding wind turbine design to focus on direct-cost minimization and the impact that the value of wind has on the grid.

    • • Blowin' In the Wind in Great Britain
      It Becomes Europe’s
      Second Highest Wind Producer

      June 12, 2020,(Renewable Energy World) -Britain become the second highest producer of wind generation in Europe, surpassing Spain, according to data released by EnAppSys. The new data looked at levels of European wind generation in the first 23 weeks of 2020 (January through May) and found that Britain ranked second after Germany during the period.

      Britain generated 12.2% of the overall share, a 3% increase compared to 2019, while Spain’s contribution decreased from 13% to 10.7%. The increase in GB was a result of a 4% increase in installed wind capacity coupled with a 30% increase in generation on a like-for-like basis versus 2019.

    • • It's Not Just a Lot of Wind - Or is it?
      Wind Turbines Set New Supply Record

      June 9, 2020,(Renewable Energy World) -Wind turbine manufacturers realized remarkable growth in 2019, with 22,893 wind turbines installed globally, states Global Wind Energy Council’s Supply Side Analysis 2019 report.

      According to the annual report, the wind turbines were produced from 33 suppliers and accounting for over 63GW of capacity, a new supply-side record in terms of capacity for the industry.

      Vestas continues to hold on to its place as top supplier in 2019, accounting for 18% of all wind turbines installed in 2019, thanks to its global diversification strategy with installations in more than 40 countries.

    • • Building Recyclable, Next-Generation Turbine Blades
      Recyclable Turbine Blades

      May 11, 2020 (Renewable Energy World) -We have come a long way since the first Earth Day in 1970.

      As of January this year, there were nearly 1.5 million electric cars driving on U.S. roads, we recycle and/or compost approximately 35% of our waste (Environmental Protection Agency), and roughly 20% of U.S. energy generation comes from renewable sources (U.S. Energy Information Administration).

      According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind energy generation has grown by 7.3 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity for every year of the last decade. And, as of 2019, there was approximately 96 GW of installed wind capacity in the United States and 591 GW worldwide.1

      While the expansion of renewables is undoubtedly a positive shift, not all renewable energy is renewable from start to finish.

    • • Global Wind Could More than Double by 2030
      Global Wind Expected
      More Than Double by 2030

      Mar. 30, 2020 (Wind Farm Managemwnt Blog) -In this uncertain time, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Two reports released this week suggest a massive increase in global wind power capacity. That is, even after last year's record-breaking installations.

      As noted in Wood Mackenzie’s report, ‘Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q1 2020’, 62 GW of wind capacity was added globally in 2019, which is a 23% increase from 2018 and the second-highest annual total after 2015 (63 GW).

    • • Hydrogen: The Missing Link For Sustainable Energy
      Storability Takes Center
      Stage: The Missing
      Link For Sustainable Energy

      Mar. 31, 2020 (Energy Central) - The promise of wind energy is now a reality. From Gansu, China to Hornsea in the United Kingdom wind farms are producing a larger share of energy than ever before. But there is one piece of the puzzle missing: storage. How can companies get the most out of renewable energy?

      Sustainable energy investments have looked to batteries as a means of storage during non-peak periods, but the best solution may be even greener: hydrogen. Perhaps the most common element in the universe is the key to renewable energy storage.

      Despite its abundance, hydrogen has been somewhat of a bit-part player in green energy’s rise. Producing it is carbon-based energy intensive. Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle technology has been developed but they are yet to take over our roads. In part, due to the lack of refilling stations. Storing it has also been a challenge. But with the help of an age-old science fair experiment, electrolysis, the element can be produced from wind energy and water, stored, and then used as a sustainable battery.

    • • Global Offshore Wind Installations Up 35% in 2019
      New Record Set for
      Global Offshore Wind
      Installations Up 35% in 2019

      Mar. 19, 2020 (Renewable Energy World) -According to the most recent data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), 6.1 GW of offshore wind capacity was added to the mix in 2019, a record year for the industry and an impressive 35.5% increase over the previous year, during which 4.5 GW of capacity were installed. The total installed capacity for offshore wind stands at 29 GW.

      GWEC says its preliminary forecasts show that as much as 50 GW of offshore wind capacity could be installed globally by 2024, which would bring the total installed capacity at almost 90 GW, an increase of more than 200% from today.

      Europe remained the largest market for offshore wind, accounting for 59% of new installations in 2019, while the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the remaining 41%.

    • • Germany Should Up Offshore Wind, Green Hydrogen Targets
      Germany Should Up Offshore Wind, Green Hydrogen Targets

      Mar. 6, 2020 (offshoreWIND.biz) -Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics relies on hydrogen from fossil fuels without good cause and on a large scale of hydrogen imports without planning a domestic market for “green” hydrogen that relies on wind energy and other renewables, WAB said.

      According to a recent “Agora Energiewende” report, the federal government needs to achieve 25GW to 28GW of offshore wind by 2030 and to significantly accelerate the expansion of onshore wind to meet its goal of a 65% share of green electricity in the same period.

      The Federal Ministry of Economics’ proposal to only use 20% of “CO2-free” hydrogen in 2030, which also includes hydrogen produced conventionally from natural gas and coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS), is problematic for two reasons, according to WAB...But?

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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.
     

    GE’s Haliade-X Offshore Wind Turbine

    Prototype Operating at 13 MW

     

    Rotterdam, October 22nd 2020 -- GE Renewable Energy announced today that its Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has been optimized and is now operating at a 13 MW power output. The prototype will undergo a series of tests to perform different types of measurements and obtain its type certificate in the coming months.
    The Haliade-X 13 MW, which is an uprated version of the prototype that has been successfully operating in Rotterdam since November 2019, recently secured its provisional type certificate§ and set a new world record by generating 288 MWh in one single day.
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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.

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    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.