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Wind Energy Today - Volume 3, Issue 4 - March 3rd 2011

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ETI project shows vertical axis offshore wind turbines could provide alternative to conventional horizontal designs

Vertical axis wind turbines could provide a credible alternative to traditional horizontal offshore turbines in some circumstances, according to a project commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute....

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Fact of the Week

Wind power, also called wind energy, is power calculated by harnessing the K.E. of wind and changing it to electrical energy. Turbines are oftentimes grouped collectively, also known as a wind farm, and bring forth majority electrical power. Wind turbines can be used as stand-alone applications, or connected to a utility power grid.
 

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Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, to open Good Energy wind farm

The new turbines will have a total combined capacity of 9.2MW, enough to supply around 7,000 homes - more than double the previous output....

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E.ON welcomes award of FCS land that could power a quarter of a million homes

E.ON has welcomed the news today that it has won the exclusive right to explore the potential for new wind energy projects on two lots of land owned by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS). ...

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Red Lily Wind Project now in service

Saskatchewan's newest wind power facility is now operational. Located northwest of Moosomin, the Red Lily Wind Project is adding another 26.4 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable power to the province’s electricity system....

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Communities to benefit from windfarm boost

In a pioneering move, communities across Scotland will have the chance to invest in wind energy projects as part of a new scheme to promote renewables on national forest land. ...

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 Finance and Markets
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Gaelectric secures planning approval for 42 MW wind farm at Dunbeg, Co. Derry

Dunbeg wind farm will represent a total investment of €68 million and will generate sufficient renewable power to meet the electricity demand of 24,000 homes ...

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Policies and Legislation
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Legislative review of Missouri renewables standard highlights wind power's economic benefits

Well-crafted legislation setting state renewable energy targets spurs job creation and economic development while helping to provide consumers with stable electricity prices....

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Suspension of Wisconsin siting rules threatens to shut door on wind power industry in the state

Legislative committee vote in Madison is major setback for wind energy development....

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Evoco 10 small-scale wind turbine achieves MCS accreditation

Evoco Energy's Evoco 10 qualifies for Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs) under the UK Government’s clean energy scheme.... Full story

 

Vestas Opens New R&D Test Centre in India

Vestas has expanded its Technology R&D capabilities in India with the opening of a state-of-the-art test centre for wind turbine components in Chennai to further ensure the reliability of Vestas products. Interactive services... Full story

 

DONG Energy to build German Offshore Wind Farm

DONG Energy has decided to build the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 in the German part of the North Sea.... Full story

 

 

GL Garrad Hassan delivers wind map of Lebanon

Lebanon is planning to generate 12 percent of its electricity from renewable energies in 2020 according to official reports. ... Full story

 

 

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