MingYang Launches World’s Largest Offshore Hybrid Drive Wind Turbine

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 01:25:14 +0000

The offshore wind power market is one of the most untapped, high-potential markets. Much of the world could be powered by offshore wind turbines, and I expect we’ll see massive growth in this arena in the coming few decades. Across the wind industry as a whole, including this offshore wind market, one key way to […]

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Bird Protection System In Operation At Wind Farm In Tasmania

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 23:44:09 +0000

I expect that when the large oil companies transition into energy companies and buy up all the renewable generation — thus continuing their oligarchy — the FUD will cease around wind turbines. Very few people cared that birds died from the pollution caused by coal-fired power stations, but one sparrow gets hit by a turbine […]

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Lightning No Match for Wind Turbine Blade Protection System

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2021 03:40:53 +0000

Standing hundreds of feet above ground, wind turbines — like tall trees, buildings, and telephone poles — are easy targets for lightning. Just by virtue of their height, they will get struck. Lightning protection systems exist for conventional wind turbine blades. But protection was needed for blades made from a new type of material—thermoplastic resin […]

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Engaging Autopilot: NREL Explores Automation To Build Better Blades, Lower Costs, & Transform Wind Technology Manufacturing

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 14:35:00 +0000

In the world of utility-scale wind turbines, bigger blades are better. And yet, the production of these massive structures — the largest dynamic, rotating machines in the world — can pose engineering and manufacturing challenges. Targeted automated solutions can help overcome some of these challenges. For instance, when a wind turbine blade is removed from […]

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Siemens Gamesa Typhoon-Proofs Turbines for Japan

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:00:09 +0000

The increasing winds of storms, especially for typhoon-prone Japan, has led to some changes in the wind industry. A wind farm cluster on the Hokkaido island of north Japan, the Dohoku wind farm cluster, is taking measures to deal with the problem. Siemens Gamesa developed turbines especially designed to secure stability in the wind and […]

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New Recycling & Energy Storage Plan Claps Back At Wind Turbine Critics

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 16:35:02 +0000

A new wind turbine blade recycling strategy deploys gravity-based energy storage technology for maximum circular economy impact.

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Most U.S. Wind Capacity Built Since 2011 is Located in the Center of the Country

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:23:08 +0000

Wind capacity in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade, from 40.1 gigawatts (GW) in January 2011 to 118.3 GW at the end of 2020. This wind capacity growth was mostly concentrated in the middle of the country. The Texas, Midwest, and Central regions — home to some of the country’s most prolific […]

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Portable Wind Turbine Charges Handheld Electronic Devices Off-Grid

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2021 16:27:27 +0000

Off-grid travelers and backyard campers, take a look at this useful product for small-scale wind generation. It could put low-cost wind generation into the hands of thousands of people. Along with your solar cooking gear, this could be a great power generation source to pack. It is also easily packable. I love solutions that are […]

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With Floating Offshore Wind Turbines As Weapons, Former POTUS Backstabs US Coal Miners Again

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 17:05:54 +0000

A Trump-era Energy Department project aimed at cutting the cost of floating offshore wind turbines, and it is still alive and kicking.

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