Archive for wind turbines – Page 50

Public Comment Sought On Environmental Impact Of Wyoming Wind Project

Posted by NAW Staff on April 21, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for Power Company of Wyoming’s (PCW’s) application for a programmatic eagle take permit and avian conservation plans. The Draft EIS analyzes avian conservation measures [Read More]

Gamesa To Supply 17 Turbines For Five Developments In The U.K.

Posted by Lauren Tyler on April 14, 2016

Gamesa has announced that it will install 17 turbines at five wind farms in the U.K. and maintain them for 10 years. The company has been contracted to supply 33 MW for five wind farms being developed by REG Windpower, [Read More]

AWEA: Wind Energy Reduces Health Costs By $7.3 Billion In 2015

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 29, 2016

U.S. wind farms have reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the electric power sector by about 132 million metric tons in 2015, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) forthcoming annual U.S. wind industry market report. Those avoided emissions [Read More]

Vaisala, Pattern Energy Strike Lightning Data Deal

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 29, 2016

Vaisala has signed a three-year contract with Pattern Energy to supply access to historical and real-time lightning data for 10 wind farms in North America. The data will be used by Pattern Energy to optimize blade inspection and repair programs [Read More]

New Wind Farm Will Bring Up To 300 MW To Southwest Minnesota

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 24, 2016

Nobles 2 Power Partners is beginning permitting procedures to bring a 250 MW to 300 MW wind farm to Nobles and Murray counties in southwestern Minnesota, reports the Daily Globe. The new wind farm could have as many as 150 [Read More]

GEP, Jayme da Costa Ally On Construction Of Wind And Solar Power Plants

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 17, 2016

Power plant construction company Global EcoPower (GEP) and Portuguese group Jayme da Costa (JDC) have signed a partnership to develop wind and solar power plants in France and abroad. JDC is 100 years old this year and is primarily involved [Read More]

Eagles Used To Test Methods Of Preventing Bird And Turbine Collisions

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 03, 2016

A team of researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Auburn University has enlisted a pair of trained eagles to test radar and camera technologies aimed at eliminating bird collisions with wind turbines. The team is testing the [Read More]

Siemens To Install 54 MW Onshore Wind Farm In Western Turkey

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 01, 2016

Siemens has been awarded an order for the Kinik onshore wind power plant in the Turkish province of Kinik, located 80 kilometers north of the city of Izmir. Seventeen direct-drive wind turbines rated at 3.2 MW each will be installed [Read More]

CanWEA Opens Operations And Maintenance Summit In Toronto

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 25, 2016

The critical business of keeping more than 11,000 MW of installed wind energy capacity operating at peak performance is driving a burgeoning operations and maintenance (O&M) market in Canada. This has attracted more than 100 wind energy professionals to Toronto [Read More]

Folding Blade Design Could Allow For 50 MW Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2016

A new design for gigantic wind turbine blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50 MW wind turbines to the U.S. and the world. Sandia National Laboratories’ research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) has [Read More]