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  • 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.

  • 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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  • A World-First: Green Hydrogen-to-Homes Heating Network
    The H100 Fife Project

    July 5, 2021 (Energy Central) -SGN's world-first hydrogen-to-homes networks will use clean offshore wind power to heat homes while cutting out carbon.

    The emergence of wind power as a large-scale source of clean energy is a key part of the hydrogen growth puzzle. It provides the scale necessary to generate large amounts of clean power needed for electrolysis – the process that creates hydrogen.

  • Largest Single Wind Project Come to New Jersey
    Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Awarded Contract to Develop 1,510 MW of Wind Power

    June 30, 2021 (ATLANTIC SHORES) -Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities awarded Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind(Atlantic Shores) a contract to develop 1,510 megawatt (MW) in offshore wind energy, enough to power over 700,000 homes. Atlantic Shores is a 50-50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US, and its Lease Area is located approximately 10-20 miles off the coast of New Jersey between Atlantic City and Barnegat Light.

    In total, the 1,510 MW project will bring $848 million in guaranteed local economic benefits to the state. This is the largest single project in New Jersey and the third largest in the United States.

  • Wind-power That Fits in Your Backpack
    A Powerful Solution to
    Your Device-Charging Problem

    June 18, 2021 (INHABITAT) -A modern problem of the off-grid and outdoorsy lifestyle is how to keep your devices powered. Battery packs are one option, but they have limited use and can be heavy and bulky.

    The team at Aurea Technologies has come to the rescue with the Shine Turbine, a compact and lightweight wind-powered turbine that offers renewable energy to outdoor enthusiasts who need to recharge electronic devices.

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  • US R.E. Giant Refuses to Pay Ransom to Hackers
    Invenergy Was Reportedly Hacked
    by a Russian-linked Ransomware
    Cartel, But Won't Be Giving
    In to Their Demands

    June 14, 2021 (WINDPOWER Monthly)-Wind farm developer Invenergy was reportedly hacked and threatened with the release of personal details of its CEO by a notorious ransomware gang over the weekend.

    The US clean energy firm does not intend to pay any ransom after discovering unauthorized breaches on some of its information systems, according to the Financial Times.

    Operations at its 12.2GW operational wind fleet were not impacted during the hack.

  • Offshore Wind Will Play a Major Role in D.O.E.'s Plans
    Collaboration Increases Reach
    and Impact of NREL R&D

    June 13, 2021 (CleanTechnica)-The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the White House have made offshore wind a centerpiece of plans to strengthen the nation’s energy infrastructure, announcing a goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030 — a huge leap from the 42 megawatts (MW) currently in operation.

    Not only could this provide enough electricity to power 10 million American homes and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 78 million metric tons, it could also support as many as 77,000 new jobs.

  • Oil & Gas Now Has a Competitor in the Gulf of Mexico
    It's None Other Than Wind Power

    June 10, 2021 (CleanTechnica)-If you are feeling a sudden frisson of excitement issue out from Louisiana, it’s not just you. Clean power fans in the Pelican State are eager to shed a generations-old oil and gas legacy in favor of offshore wind turbines, and the US Department of the Interior has just served up the opportunity on a golden platter.

  • Green Hydrogen Plant to Go Online in France
    An Offshore Hydrogen Production
    Plant Powered by a Floating Wind
    Turbine Will Launch in 2022

    June 4, 2021 (offshorewind.biz), -The hydrogen production system will be installed at the SEM-REV demonstration site, off the coast of Le Croisic in France where it will be linked with the Floatgen wind turbine. According to Centrale Nantes, this will be the world’s first offshore green hydrogen production facility to go into operation.

    The project will be set up by French renewable hydrogen project developer Lhyfe, in collaboration with Chantiers de l’Atlantique, who will install the electrolyser on GEPS Techno’s floating platform at the SEM-REV site and connect it to various marine renewable energy sources, including Floatgen.

  • Maps Show Where U.S. Wind and Solar Need to Grow
    This is So That
    America Can Meet Its Goals

    (NY Times Climate Forward), May 28, 2021 - The United States is now aiming to bring emissions down to net-zero by 2050, meaning the country would eliminate as much greenhouse gas as it emits. To reach that goal, Americans will need to get a lot more of their energy from renewable sources like wind and solar farms.

    One of the most recent studies on the subject, Princeton University’s Net-Zero America Report, charted five pathways to net-zero, and all of them required the United States to exceed the current pace of building for solar panels and wind turbines.

  • Biden Opens California’s Coast to Wind Farms
    The Idea of Erecting Wind
    Farms in the Pacific Ocean Had Long
    Been Dismissed as Impractical.

    (NY Times Climate Forward), May 25, 2021 -The notion of wind farms churning in the Pacific Ocean, creating clean energy to power homes and businesses, has long been dismissed because of logistical challenges posed by a deep ocean floor and opposition from the military, which prefers no obstacles for its Navy ships.

    But evolving technology and a president determined to rapidly expand wind energy have dramatically shifted the prospects for wind farms in the Pacific.

  • Making Wind Turbine Blades Fully Recyclable
    Wind Energy Joins
    the Circular Economy

    (NY Times Climate Forward), May 19, 2021 -A coalition of industry and academic leaders has developed a new technology to enable circularity for thermoset composites, the material used to make wind turbine blades.

    The new technology delivers the final step on the journey toward a fully recyclable wind turbine value chain and was developed by a newly established initiative called CETEC (Circular Economy for Thermosets Epoxy Composites).

  • First Big Offshore Wind Farm, Approved Near Martha’s Vineyard
    It’s a Breakthrough For the Industry

    (THE CONVERSATION), May 11, 2021 -The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays, but that may be about to change.

    On May 11, 2021, the U.S. government issued the final federal approval for the Vineyard Wind project, a utility-scale wind farm that has been over a decade in the planning. The wind farm’s developers plan to install 62 giant turbines in the Atlantic Ocean about 15 miles off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with enough capacity to power 400,000 homes with clean energy.

  • The Efficiency of Vertical Wind Turbines
    Why They're Better than Horizontal Ones

    Apr. 29, 2021 (INHABITAT)-Research carried out by Oxford Brookes University has found that vertical turbine designs could make large wind farms more effective. In the study, the researchers compared traditional wind turbines to vertical turbines to determine the effectiveness of alignment. They found that the vertical turbines were more efficient, improving each other’s performance by up to 15%.

  • Can Birds Be Kept Safe as U.S. Wind Farms Expand?
    Citizen Science Data Should Help Guide
    Where Wind Turbines are Built, Scientists Argue

    Apr. 12, 2021 (ScienceNews) -Wind energy is surging in the United States. In 2020, turbines generated about 8% of the country’s electricity — roughly 50x the share of wind-generated electricity in 2000 —according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. While the growth is a positive step toward curbing climate change, scientists say, it could be bad news for birds.

    An estimated 140,000 to 500,000 birds die each year due to turbine collisions. Bird deaths could soar to 1.4 million per year if the U.S. Department of Energy achieves its goal of expanding wind energy to 20 percent of the country’s electricity demand by 2030.

  • The US Just Set Ambitious Offshore Wind Power Targets
    What it Will Take to Meet Them

    Mar. 21, 2021 (Renewable Energy World) - The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays, but that may be about to change.

    The Biden administration announced on March 29, 2021, that it would accelerate the federal review process for offshore wind projects and provide more funding. It also set a goal: Develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind capacity this decade – enough to power 10 million homes with clean energy. To put that in perspective, the U.S. has just 42 megawatts today.

  • Major New Windfarm Port Announced - Creating 3,000 Jobs
    A New port on Teesside (UK)
    Will Build the Next Generation
    of Offshore Wind Projects

    Mar. 10, 2021 (The Northern Echo) -Teesworks Offshore Manufacturing Centre, on the River Tees, will receive up to £20 million and will begin construction later this year to update the port with new infrastructure – helping to revitalise the historic industrial heartland.

  • Coal Country Wyoming Reluctantly Pivots to Wind Farms
    The Tiny Town of Rawlins
    Will Soon be Home to One of the
    Nation’s Largest Wind Farms

    Mar. 5, 2021 (NY Times Climate Forward) -The coal layered underground helped bring settlers to this scrubby, wind-whipped part of southern Wyoming, where generations found a steady paycheck in the mines and took pride in powering the nation.

    But now, it is energy from the region’s other abundant energy resource — the wind itself — that is creating jobs and much-needed tax revenues in Carbon County.

  • 2020 Was The Greatest Year For Wind Installations
    More US Wind Power Capacity
    Was Installed in 2020
    than in any Other Year

    Mar. 4, 2021 (Renewable Energy World) -According to recent data released from the Energy Information Administration(EIA), in both 2019 and 2020, project developers in the United States installed more wind power capacity than any other generating technology.

    In its Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, annual wind turbine capacity additions in the United States set a record in 2020, totaling 14.2 gigawatts (GW) and surpassing the previous record of 13.2 GW added in 2012. After this record year for wind turbine capacity additions, total wind turbine capacity in the United States is now 118 GW.

  • NC ‘Primed for $100bn US Offshore Wind Bonanza’
    BVG Associates Forecasts State’s
    Manufacturers Can Address
    and Supply Equipment For the
    Entire East Coast Market

    Mar. 4, 2021 (reNEWS.BIZ) -North Carolina could potentially attract a $100bn market opportunity from the growing offshore wind energy industry, according to a report released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

    The report, produced by BVG Associates, forecasts the US east coast will see a total offshore installed capacity exceeding 40GW by 2035.

  • Industrial-Scale Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Spain
    Iberdrola Plans to Spend
    €1 Billion On the Project

    Feb. 19, 2021 (Renewable Energy World) -Iberdrola is planning what it says will be the first industrial scale floating offshore wind farm in Spain. The 300-MW project will cost more than €1 billion said the company. It will be located off the Spanish coast.

    The renewable facility could become a driver of the country’s industrialization and job creation, said Iberdrola, estimating that it would provide more than 2800 jobs per year in research, design and engineering before the wind farm becomes operational in 2026.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

     

     

    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.