Developer Plans Two Offshore Wind Projects Using 18-MW Turbines

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 17:45:02 +0000


A joint venture (JV) created to develop large-scale offshore wind projects said it plans to use what at present would be the world’s largest wind turbines at two projects located […]

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How Will Future Larger Turbines Impact Wind Project Electricity Output & Surrounding Community Sound Levels?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2023 14:00:27 +0000

New Berkeley Lab study finds a dramatic increase in estimated project output coupled with a decrease in surrounding sound levels for future turbines as compared to those installed in the past.  Multiple technological, social, and market factors of wind power are evolving rapidly. Most notably, significant wind turbine scaling in height and size is occurring […]

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NREL Scientists Find More Eureka Moments, Patent Activity Climbs in FY ’22

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 04:30:32 +0000

There must be a better way. That thought has sparked more scientific advancements, more eureka moments, more patent applications. For a quartet of researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the notion of converting woody biomass to an oil that can then be used to produce high-value, carbon-rich coproducts proved to be an environmentally […]

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Vestas Has A Solution For Recycling Old Wind Turbine Blades Into New Ones

Credit to Author: Derek Markham| Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 19:46:10 +0000

Vestas V236-15 MW wind turbineThe world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, has just announced a novel process for turning old wind turbine blades into new ones, and considering the amount of ink spilled pointing out that blades which reach their end of life (25 years or so) are “piling up” in landfills, this could be a game-changer for wind […]

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NREL Removes Initial Barrier To Distributed Wind Turbine Certification

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 15:37:01 +0000

Certification of Small- and Medium-Sized Wind Turbines Helps Increase Consumer Confidence by Verifying Technology Meets International Standards Certification is an important step before wide commercial deployment of small- and medium-scale wind turbines that produce distributed wind energy, which is used in homes, schools, farms, and remote communities at or near where it is generated. But […]

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Offshore Wind: What To Watch For In 2023

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2023 18:15:26 +0000

This year is setting up to be an important one for offshore wind in the United States. Here are five key developments to keep an eye on in 2023. More Turbines In The Water I’ll definitely be watching for more foundations, towers, and turbines in US waters. There’s a strong possibility that this year we’ll […]

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