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Wind power puts more dollars in rural county residents’ pockets

A first-of-its kind government economic-impact study showed that wind power installations in 130 U.S. counties accounted for an aggregate increase in county-level personal income of $11,000 and employment of 0.5 jobs per megawatt. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Lawrence Berkeley … Continue reading Wind power puts more dollars in rural county residents’ pockets

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Endurance Wind Power forms strategic partnership with Norwin

Endurance Wind Power (EWP), manufacturer of advanced distributed wind turbines 5 to 50kW in size, is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with Norwin A/S – a Danish medium wind turbine company with over 25 years of experience in the wind industry. “Our expertise and background lies in the design of … Continue reading Endurance Wind Power forms strategic partnership with Norwin

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Siemens begins field test of 154 metre rotor blade in Denmark

Siemens Energy has begun field-testing the new 154-meter rotor for its 6 MW offshore wind turbine in Osterild, Denmark. According to the company the blades, measuring at 75 metres in length, are the world’s longest. In addition, they have a record rotor diameter of 154 metres and can produce 25 million kWh of clean electricity … Continue reading Siemens begins field test of 154 metre rotor blade in Denmark

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Vision 2030 Endorses Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) aims to provide 300MW of reliable, low cost wind power to the Kenya national grid, equivalent to approximately 20% of the current installed electricity generating capacity. The Project is of significant strategic benefit to Kenya, and at Ksh75 billion (€582 million) will be the largest single private investment … Continue reading Vision 2030 Endorses Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

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The 4th International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum REF-2012 Kyiv will take place in Kyiv on October 16-17

The key topics of REF-2012 Kyiv will include the improvement of the legal framework for the development of renewable energy in Ukraine, a place of sustainable energy in the updated Energy Strategy, “green tariff” and “local component” in the projects of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the industry. A major business event on renewable … Continue reading The 4th International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum REF-2012 Kyiv will take place in Kyiv on October 16-17

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Wind energy and lithium ion batteries

Southern California Edison Co. is testing the use of utility-size lithium-ion batteries to help store and transmit energy generated in eastern Kern County by wind and solar projects.   Funded by SCE and the U.S. Department of Energy, the demonstration project is being constructed east of Tehachapi..   The SCE’s battery energy storage system will … Continue reading Wind energy and lithium ion batteries

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E.ON and Danish pension fund PensionDanmark agree on wind energy deal

The German energy group E.ON has sold 50 per cent of three US wind farms– two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania – to the Danish pension fund PensionDanmark. This is the first transaction of its kind between the two companies. “This transaction is an important step to implementing our strategy to generate more value … Continue reading E.ON and Danish pension fund PensionDanmark agree on wind energy deal

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Wind energy in Peru: Vestas receives wind power order for delivery of 114 MW

Vestas has received an order from ContourGlobal for a total capacity of 114 MW for the Cupisnique and Talara wind farm plants in Peru consisting of 45 wind turbines of the V100 platform and 17 units of the V100-1.8 MW, respectively. The contract is a turnkey contract, which means that Vestas will provide the entire … Continue reading Wind energy in Peru: Vestas receives wind power order for delivery of 114 MW

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Deepwater Wind working to build first U.S. offshore wind farm

Reuters is reporting that Deepwater Wind is working to build the first U.S. wind farm off Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind is racing to build the first U.S. offshore wind farm off Rhode Island and hopes to parlay that into a string of East Coast farms. The privately held U.S. wind power developer plans to begin … Continue reading Deepwater Wind working to build first U.S. offshore wind farm

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Offshore wind energy, a massive boost for the economy

District council leader James Page warmly welcomed the announcement by E.ON that Newhaven Port would be used to support the Rampion Offshore Wind farm, subject to E.ON being granted a development consent order. Cllr Page said: “This is fantastic news for Newhaven and a tribute to the excellent work and vision of Newhaven Port and … Continue reading Offshore wind energy, a massive boost for the economy

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Test center for mega wind turbines opens in Denmark

An answer to the world’s need for more renewable energy is to develop larger wind turbines that produce significantly more energy. To achieve exactly this, Denmark inaugurates a test centre that can make the next generation of mega wind turbines a reality. The first wind turbine to be tested measures 197 meters, but the facility … Continue reading Test center for mega wind turbines opens in Denmark

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Wind energy would generate thousands of jobs in South Carolina

A report by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs details the extent of South Carolina’s wind-energy industry in 2012 and illustrates how the state’s financial landscape could look after development of an offshore wind farm. A wind farm off South Carolina’s coast could generate thousands of jobs and … Continue reading Wind energy would generate thousands of jobs in South Carolina

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Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Provides Update on Previously Filed Patent Application “Atmospheric Energy Extraction Devices & Methods”

The application covers, including  other claims, the appropriately shaping of the external walls of the Tower so that the wind blowing upon the Tower may be captured and directed to conversion tunnels at the base of the Tower where the wind turbines may convert the mechanical wind energy to electrical energy. Clean Wind Energy Tower, … Continue reading Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Provides Update on Previously Filed Patent Application “Atmospheric Energy Extraction Devices & Methods”

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Wind energy bearing maker to close South Carolina plant, citing PTC delay

A manufacturer of wind turbine bearings said yesterday that it will close one of three plants in Sumter, S.C., that make parts for the wind energy and military ground vehicle markets. In doing so, Kaydon Corp. cited “continued regulatory uncertainty in the United States, including the impending expiration of the [federal wind energy] Production Tax … Continue reading Wind energy bearing maker to close South Carolina plant, citing PTC delay

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Study highlights U.K. farmers’ need for small wind energy as price hedge

It’s as true in the U.K. as it is in the U.S.  It’s also just as true about small wind as it is about the utility-scale segment of the industry: clean, affordable wind power provides a hedge against notoriously volatile fossil-fuel prices. Gaia-Wind, a leading U.K. small wind turbine manufacturer (and AWEA member), recently highlighted … Continue reading Study highlights U.K. farmers’ need for small wind energy as price hedge

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Wind energy in Ukraine: DTEK commissions its first wind farm

Integrated energy holding DTEK (DTEUA) completed the construction of 20 wind turbines with a total capacity of 60 MW at its Botievo Wind Farm. The company said it is going to commission another 10 wind turbiness by the end of October to increase capacity to 90 MW, and further to 200MW by end-2013. At its … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine: DTEK commissions its first wind farm

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Suzlon wins repeat wind power order from Surat Municipal Corporation

Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine supplier, announced its second consecutive order from Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) to set up, operate and maintain a 8.4 MW wind energy project in Gujarat. SMC holds the unique distinction of being India’s first civic body to set up a wind power project in the country and … Continue reading Suzlon wins repeat wind power order from Surat Municipal Corporation

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Wind energy could create 30,000 jobs in Ireland by 2020

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) have claimed Ireland’s wind power market has the potential to create 30,000 jobs by 2020 – that’s if the Government brings about some reforms to the industry. The IWEA is holding its autumn conference in Killarney, Co Kerry, today, where it launched a new policy paper on exports and a … Continue reading Wind energy could create 30,000 jobs in Ireland by 2020

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