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      Windpower MonthlyClick the logo above to read the latest windpower news stories from this monthly magazine.

    Wind Power Stories - In the Past 6 Months
    (Latest News First)

    • • Giant Wind Farms Arise Off Scotland
      Easing the Pain of Oil’s Decline

      NYT

      Nov. 27, 2022 -Oil and gas workers, losing their jobs as fossil fuel investment wanes, find work in the wind energy business.

    • • Are Bladeless Wind Turbines the Future of Wind Energy?
      Making Wind Energy More Efficient

      Greener Ideal

      Nov. 3, 2022 -Wind power is one of the most promising options in renewable energy. Unlike solar power, which relies on the strength and reliability of the sun, wind turbines can generate electricity even when the wind isn’t blowing very hard.

      And unlike fossil fuels, which release harmful emissions into the atmosphere, wind turbines have a minimal environmental impact.

      But what if there were a way to make wind turbines even more efficient and environmentally friendly? That’s where bladeless wind turbines come in.

    • • Wind Turbines Could Help
      Capture CO2 While Providing Power
      Most Human-Produced CO2 is High in the air. Turbines Could funnel it to the Ground For Removal

      SN

      Oct. 31, 2022 -Wind turbines could offer a double whammy in the fight against climate change.

      Besides harnessing wind to generate clean energy, turbines may help to funnel carbon dioxide to systems that pull the greenhouse gas out of the air (SN: 8/10/21). Researchers say their simulations show that wind turbines can drag dirty air from above a city or a smokestack into the turbines’ wakes. That boosts the amount of CO2 that makes it to machines that can remove it from the atmosphere.

    • • Offshore Wind Jobs Are Set to Rocket
      This According to NREL Study

      RE World

      Oct. 18, 2022 -The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published a study that examines future U.S. offshore wind workforce growth and identifies future workforce development needs.

      The report estimates that the offshore wind industry will need an average of between 15,000 and 58,000 full-time jobs every year from 2024 to 2030, depending on the amount of American-made content used. That is an expected increase from fewer than 1,000 jobs today, NREL said.

    • • Tiny Oregon Town Hosts 1st
      Wind-Solar-Battery Hybrid Plant
      Combines Solar and Wind
      ower, and Massive Batteries
      to Store Generated Energy

      RE World

      Sep. 28, 2022 -The project, which will generate enough electricity to power a small city at maximum output, addresses a key challenge facing the utility industry as the U.S. transitions away from fossil fuels and increasingly turns to solar and wind farms for power. Wind and solar are clean sources of power, but utilities have been forced to fill in gaps when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining with fossil fuels like coal or natural gas.

    • • Offshore Wind is 125 Times Better for Taxpayers
      As Compared to Oil and Gas

      Grist

      Sep. 23, 2022 -Not only is offshore wind power better for the planet compared to oil and gas, it’s also better for taxpayers. That’s according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan policy research institute.

      “Americans are getting significantly more return on investment from offshore wind energy lease sales than they are from oil and gas lease sales” per acre, said Michael Freeman, a conservation policy analyst for the Center and author of the report.

    • • Dutch Set 70GW by 2050 Offshore Wind Target
      70 gigawatts of Power
      is a Very Ambitious Goal

      RENB

      Sep. 16, 2022 -The Dutch cabinet has today set a 70GW offshore wind target for 2050 in its aims to ramp up sustainability and increase hydrogen production in the country.

      These plans are based on the assumption of generating about 50GW of wind power in 2040 with the cabinet already working towards delivering 21GW by 2030, which is about 75% of the current electricity consumption in the Netherlands.

    • • Floating Platform Plans Are Blowing in the Wind
      Expanding Wind Power Off Shores of Oregon, Other States

      OPB

      Sep. 15, 2022 -The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to develop floating platforms in the deep ocean for wind towers that could power millions of homes and vastly expand offshore wind in the United States.

      The plan would target sites in the Pacific Ocean off the California and Oregon coasts, as well as in the Atlantic in the Gulf of Maine.

      Biden hopes to deploy up to 15 gigawatts of electricity through floating sites by 2035, enough to power 5 million homes. The administration has previously set a goal of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030 using traditional technology that secures wind turbines to the ocean floor.

    • • Is Climate Change Slowing Down the Wind?
      As CO2 Levels Rise and Poles Warm, Researchers Predict a Decline in Wind Speeds

      Yale CC Communication

      Sep. 13, 2022 -Last year, from summer into fall, much of Europe experienced what’s known as a “wind drought.” Wind speeds in many places slowed about 15 percent below the annual average, and in other places, the drop was even more pronounced.

      It was one of the least windy periods in the United Kingdom in the past 60 years, and the effects on power generation were dramatic. Wind farms produced 18 percent of the U.K.’s power in September of 2020, but in September of 2021, that percentage plummeted to only 2 percent. To make up the energy gap, the U.K. was forced to restart two mothballed coal plants.

    • • US Offshore Wind Industry Ramps Up
      Workers Taught Safety

      RE World

      Sep. 6, 2022 -At a 131-year-old maritime academy along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, people who will build the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills to stay safe while working around turbines at sea.

      Some take to the tasks fairly easily since they’re veterans of marine fields or construction. For others, it’s totally new to be using fall protection and sea survival equipment, climbing from a boat onto a ladder to get to a turbine and learning how to work hundreds of feet in the air.

    • • Long-Duration Energy Storage Is
      Key to Harnessing UK’s Wasted Wind
      From September 2021 to May 2022, Wind Turbines in the UK Produced 1,300 GWh of Energy that Went to Waste

      RE World

      Aug. 29, 2022 -Over the past decade, the UK has been positioning itself as a global model for harnessing wind energy. The Office for National Statistics reports that electricity from wind generation increased by 715% from 2009-2020. Due to an abundance of offshore wind resources, more than 75,000 GWh of wind energy was produced in 2020, accounting for 20% of the nation’s total generation. That’s enough to power 8.4 trillion LED light bulbs.

    • • 10 Major Wind Projects in Development in 2022
      In 2021 Over 17 GW of Wind
      Capacity Came Online in the U.S.
      What's Happening this Year?

      RE World

      Aug. 23, 2022, -According to the World Economic Forum, wind power makes up nearly 8.5% of US power generation and is the country’s most productive renewable energy source. States generating the most wind power are Texas, Iowa, and Oklahoma, so it does not come as a surprise that 5 out of the top 10 wind projects in development in 2022 are coming from Iowa, New York, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, and N.Dakota.

    • • MIT Tool Boosts Wind Farm Output… at Almost No Cost
      Modeling Wind Flow of the Entire Array of Turbines and Optimizing the Control of Individual Units

      RE World

      Aug. 19, 2022, -The output can be increased without the need for equipment upgrades, the researchers said.

      They said that the increase in energy output from a given installation is about 1.2% overall, and as much as 3% at optimal wind speeds.

      But if their algorithm were applied to all the world’s existing wind farms, it would be like adding more than 3,600 new wind turbines and a total gain to power producers of almost $1 billion year.

    • • Next US Energy Boom:
      Wind power in the Gulf of Mexico?
      Coming Soon to
      Texas and Louisiana

      The Conversation

      Aug. 16, 2022, -With passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains US$370 billion for climate and energy programs, policy experts are forecasting a big expansion in clean electricity generation. One source that’s poised for growth is offshore wind power.

      Today the U.S. has just two operating offshore wind farms, off of Rhode Island and North Carolina, with a combined generating capacity of 42 megawatts. For comparison, the new Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma has 356 turbines and a 998-megawatt generating capacity. But many more projects are in development, mostly along the Atlantic coast.

    • • Topside Installation Complete at 500MW Fecamp
      Wind Project Off
      France’s NW Coast has
      Been Successfully Installed

      RENB

      Aug. 12, 2022, -DEME Offshore’s Orion jack-up lifted the topside into place following installation earlier this month of four jacket foundations at the substation, which is located around 17km offshore.

      The operation took place over “a few hours” on 11 August, according to an update.

    • • Dutch Firm Develops 500MW
      Offshore Hydrogen Platform
      Iv-Offshore & Energy Says 500MW of Wind Power Can Be Converted into 85 kilotons of Green Fuel

      RENB

      Aug. 5, 2022 -The dimensions of such an offshore hydrogen production plant are comparable to the 1.3GW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) platform Iv-Offshore & Energy designed for the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, the company said.

      The company said it provided the complete design of this offshore hydrogen platform, from the process design and the integration of the electrolyser systems to the Balance of Plant, jacket design and auxiliary systems.

    • • Sandia Eyes Next-Gen Direct-Drive Wind Turbines
      There's a Technology ‘Twist’

      RE World

      Aug. 2, 2022 -Researchers working at the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratory said they developed a new type of rotary electrical contact that promises to end the need for rare earth magnets in wind turbines.

      Sandia said it it ready to partner with the renewable energy industry to develop what is said would be the next generation of direct-drive wind turbines.

    • • Gov. Newsom Wants California’s
      Offshore Wind Target Raised
      He's Wants Regulators to Increase the State’s Offshore Wind Target to At Least 20GW by 2045

      RE World

      July 25, 2022 -Newsom is asking the California Energy Commission (CEC) to implement the goal as part of the Assembly Bill 525 process.

      “California is home to one of the world’s best offshore wind resources in the world,” Newsom said in a letter to the California Air Resources Board. “The challenges of our time demand bold action today and rigorous and inclusive planning to maximize our potential over the long-term.”

    • • Wind-Driven Cargo Ships?
      Wind Power Returning to
      Open Seas, Now With AI

      CT

      July 22, 2022 -A 20% savings in fuel efficiency for a two-day retrofit is nothing to sneeze at, and that explains why the leading cargo shipper Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. is adding more wind power punch to its existing roster of cargo ships.

      The company has just ordered another three Seawing sails from the company Airseas on top of a previous order. Better yet, from a carbon-cutting perspective, “K” Line also expects to leverage artificial intelligence to squeeze even more clean power from centuries-old seagoing technology.

    • • Wind Turbines Are Set to Rise Where Dali Once Painted
      A Tense Debate Over
      Where to Locate New Renewable
      Energy Projects Across Europe

      NYT

      July 19, 2022 -Moises Tibau clambered aboard his small wooden boat at dawn, pushing off from a craggy outcropping in front of the house where Salvador Dalí composed some of his most famous Surrealist paintings.

      Mr. Tibau, one of the two remaining fishermen in this speck of a Mediterranean town about 100 miles north of Barcelona, was hoping for a haul of lobster, langoustine and scorpionfish. But as he slowly motored into an otherwise deserted bay, Mr. Tibau was preoccupied by the looming threat of modernization.

    • • Record-Low Price For UK Offshore
      Wind is Four Times Cheaper than Gas
      Gas Prices are Expected to Remain Elevated For a Number of Years

      CB_Logo

      July 8, 2022 -A UK government auction has secured a record 11 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity that will generate electricity four times more cheaply than current gas prices.

      The projects are all due to start operating within the next five years up to 2026/27 and have agreed to generate electricity for an average price of £48 per megawatt hour (MWh) in today’s money. This is four times cheaper than the £196/MWh current cost of running gas-fired power stations.

    • • Offshore Wind Reaches All-Time High
      It Has Hit 21.1GW of New Capacity

      ZME Science

      July 1, 2022 -Governments are turning to the offshore wind industry to bring down their greenhouse gas emissions and achieve further energy security, according to a new industry report. Because offshore wind energy has become increasingly cheap and reliable, new installations of offshore wind capacity hit an all-time high last year, with 21.1GW connected to the grid and reaching 56GW of total capacity. Basically, the entire sector increased by more than a third last year.

    • • The Race to Build Wind Farms
      That Float on the Open Sea
      There’s Huge Potential
      to Generate Renewable Energy
      Far Out in the Ocean

      ICN

      July 1, 2022 -In their endless quest to capture the most reliably energetic winds, engineers are now moving further out into the ocean, to areas of deeper water where especially strong winds are known to blow. For offshore wind turbines—whose fixed-bottom foundations can only extend down 60 meters—such areas have long been off-limits. But a new generation of floating machines looks set to change that.

    • • New Jersey Offshore Wind Construction Plan
      The Bureau of Ocean
      Energy Management (BOEM)
      Releases a Draft

      RE World

      June 21, 2022 -The proposed Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Ørsted and PSEG, would be sited 15 miles southeast of Atlantic City. Ninety-eight wind turbines would provide up to 1,100 MW of generating capacity under the plan, which also calls for three offshore substations within the lease area.

      BOEM's release of the environmental assessment launches a 45-day public comment period. The agency said it would use the report, as well as public feedback, in its decision to approve or deny the project plan.

    • • Norway is Building the World’s Largest Wind
      Farm – to Power Oil and Gas Fields
      Talk About Irony!

      ZME

      June 14, 2022 -We are all rooting for the expansion of solar and wind energy around the world — but only when it replaces polluting fossil fuels, not when it fuels it. Norway, for instance, still has a very complicated relationship with oil and gas and now, the country will inaugurate the world’s largest wind farm, which will be used to power offshore oil and gas fields in the country.

    • • The First Large Offshore Wind
      Project in the United States
      Dominion Energy has Proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

      EC

      June 8, 2022 - CVOW would be a 2.6 GW wind farm consisting of 176 15 MW wind turbines, 3 offshore electric substations, underwater and onshore power delivery cables, a collector station and an interconnection to the existing Dominion grid.

      The estimated cost of the project is $10 billion, or approximately $57 million per wind turbine. The 15 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines are the largest commercially available wind turbines and will be mounted 800 feet above mean sea level, approximately 27 miles offshore of Hampton, VA.

    • • Offshore Wind Jobs Targeted as Union Positions
      Growing Offshore Wind is Touted as a Boon for Job Creation,
      but Who Will Do the Work?

      HT

      May 31, 2022 -The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union workers to build offshore wind farms to dot the U.S. coastlines – the building trades workers who could otherwise be left out of a transition to renewable resources.

    • • Robots Can Help Build Off-
      shore Wind Turbines More Quickly
      Here's How That's Possible

      BCL Logo

      May 22, 2022 -Trying to attach a million-dollar, 60-ton wind turbine blade to its base is challenging in any circumstance — getting the angle wrong by even a fraction of a degree could affect the machine’s ability to generate power. Now imagine trying to do it in the middle of the North Sea, one of the world’s windiest spots, with waves swelling around you. It’s like tying a thread to a kite at the beach and then trying to put it through the eye of a needle.

    • • U.S. Has Potential for 1,400 GW
      Distributed Wind Energy
      Conclusion Reached by The National Renewable Energy Lab

      RE World

      May, 20, 2022 -The U.S. has the potential to profitably provide nearly 1,400 GW of distributed wind energy capacity today.

      NREL researchers set out to analyze the role that distributed wind energy could play in reaching the U.S. goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035.

    • • Bringing Taller Wind Turbines to US Southeast
      Spiral Welding Could
      be the Answer

      CT

      May 16, 2022-Wind energy fans have been eyeballing vast swaths of the US southeast for new opportunities, only to be thwarted by relatively thin wind resources and unfavorable political winds, too. Not too much can be done about the latter, but the former problem could be resolved by taller wind turbines that can harvest more optimal wind speeds at higher altitudes. After that, it’s only a matter of time before the political cookie crumbles.

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    • • Windpower From Kite Turbines
      Low-Cost Renewable Energy
      Concept For Wind Turbines

      May, 2021, (SOLARIMPULSE FOUNDATION)-Using kites flying at higher altitudes, the kite turbines are accessing better wind resources. They provide clean energy in a more stable pattern than other renewable energy solutions. Thanks to the kite principle, they require 90% less material resources and hence they are more economically attractive. Kite turbines take off like drones using four propellers.

    • • 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.

    • • 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
      Generated by Wind Turbines in 2019

      Jan. 3, 2020(CleanTechnica),- Power generated by wind turbines at sea increased to 18% last year from 14% 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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    • • A New Approach to Capture
      the Power of Offshore Wind
      It's Called “Wind Catching”

      June 2, 2021, (WindCatching.com)-Designed to optimize energy production for a floating wind power plant for easy operations and maintenance.

      • Elevator based turbine installation – all heavy operations performed on deck

      • No need for specialized vessels or cranes

      • 50 year design life

      • Power to X – production and storage

    • • 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.

    • • 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: (Bagpipes Not Included)
      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.

    • • 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.

    • • How Wind Turbines Work
      What You Need to Know

      July 23, 2021 (ZME Science) -They look like airplane propellers running circles on the spot, spinning round and round all day long. Wind turbines take the kinetic energy from the wind and use their giant rotors to capture some of it turn it into electricity, and they may play a key role in saving us from catastrophic climate change. Let’s take a closer look at how wind turbines actually work.

      Wind turbines are based on a simple principle, in essence: the wind turns the blades, which causes the axis to rotate, which is attached to a generator, which produces electricity. The stronger the wind, the more electricity is generated. That’s why we usually see industrial-scale wind farms with high towers and large blades across the world: larger blades can gather more power and are more efficient. But while the basic principle is simple, the technology is complex.

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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


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    A 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.