off-grid wind News

  • Off-shore wind power set to expand

    In South Korea, wind power would be a likely resource to help the world's tenth largest energy consumer meet government goals to lower fossil fuel dependency through greater investment in renewable energy. Yet efforts to build wind turbines in South Korea have met fierce opposition, even among environmentalists, due to the lack of open land in the densely populated country. Only about 100 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Ayitepa wind farm secures grid connection with Ghana Grid Company

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power announces the signing of a Grid Connection Agreement for the 225 megawatt Ayitepa wind farm in Ghana. The agreement was signed at the Headquarters of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) in Tema and is a very significant step towards preparing the project to commence construction early next year. Set to become Ghana’s first ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Energy answer: Blowing in the wind?

    When the federal government approved the Cape Wind project in April, allowing 130 power-generating turbines to be placed in the waters off Cape Cod, it gave a significant boost to the prospects of wind energy. The comparatively high costs of wind power, however, remain a problem. But in a study, MIT researchers have concluded that some of the price problems associated with wind power can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How a Wind Turbine Works

    This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on Energy.gov: How Energy Works. Join us today on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET for our How Energy Works live Q&A answering everything you want to know about wind turbines. Use #HowEnergyWorks to submit questions and follow the live discussion. From massive wind farms ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Wind – green energy for Europe

    Opening speech at the European Wind Energy Conf. by Andris PiebalgsMarseille, 16 March 2009 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be here at the opening session to welcome you to the 2009 edition of the European Wind Energy Conference in Marseille. I would like to thank EWEA for organising this major event, and for inviting me again this year. I really appreciate this yearly ...

  • Iberdrola connects first offshore wind turbines to grid at West of Duddon Sands wind farm

    The company is carrying out this project via its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables and in cooperation with Danish firm Dong;  WODS, the first offshore wind farm complex to be commissioned by a Spanish company, will have a capacity of 389 megawatts (MW) and require a total investment amounting to  £1.6 billion; IBERDROLA has already installed 42 of the 108 wind turbines ...


    By Iberdrola Renewables LLC

  • Offshore wind & transmission forum

    Last week the EU council agreed to allocate EUR 576 million to offshore wind projects within the EU, as part of the stimulus package. Nearly half of the allocation is earmarked for offshore wind transmission infrastructure projects which will provide a huge boost to the offshore wind industry and help open up the private sector investment opportunities.Green Power Conferences’ Offshore Wind and ...


    By Green Power

  • Research and Markets: Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind Industry

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p5mdjn/grid_connectivity) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind Industry" to their offering. Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind ...


  • New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities

    The Energy Department today released the first National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study (NOWEGIS). The NOWEGIS investigated the key economic and technological factors that will influence the integration of offshore wind energy onto the national ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • A legal discussion on wind energy

    There are several issues affecting the future of the US wind industry but what could be most important are the passage of a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and the future of the grid. Can the wind industry thrive or even survive without an RES? Who is going to control siting decisions for new transmission lines – federal, state or local authorities? And who is going to pay for these ...

  • 2006 Wind Power Barometer

    The European Union reached a record installation figure in 2006 with an additional 7,613.3 MW, bringing total installed EU capacity up to 48,042.3 MW. The year was marked by some pleasant surprises and confirmations, like the return to growth of the German market, the take off of the French market, the confirmation of the firmness of the British market, as well as ...

  • Wind Power goes Urban

    While wind turbines are a clean, green way to generate power, they can be a bit of an eyesore and require quite a bit of room meaning, more often than not, they need to be located in sparsely populated areas far from where the generated power is actually needed. Nevada based Mariah Power, combats the large footprint problem with their Windspire by employing a propeller-free design that makes it ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Noupoort wind farm erects first wind turbine

    Noupoort Wind Farm (80MW), in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has announced that it has completed the erection of the first of its thirty-five wind turbines. This is a pivotal point in the construction of the wind farm, with the next major construction milestone being the energisation of the substation. All the wind turbine foundations were completed ahead of schedule last month and the main ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Offshore Wind Energy Sector off to Slow Start in US

    When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation's first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast. That project, Cape Wind's wind farm off of Cape Cod, has stalled. And construction has only just begun for another, much smaller, offshore wind farm near Block Island. Deepwater Wind's Rhode ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nation`s First Off-Shore Wind Farm Wins Court Battle

    BOSTON, Massachusetts (ENS) - A Massachusetts court today ruled in favor of the nation's first off-shore wind farm planned for Nantucket Sound. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling that affirmed the May 2005 decision of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board approving the construction and operation of undersea transmission lines to serve the Cape Wind ...

  • Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S.

    The Energy Department today recognized the nation’s first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine. Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world – strengthening American leadership in innovative clean energy technologies that diversify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life “flow” battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid. The research, led by Yi Cui, a Stanford associate professor and member of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy answer: Blowing in the wind?

    MIT researchers have concluded that some of the price problems associated with wind power can be remedied right now, given a couple of changes to the electricity ...

  • Power Electronics for Wind Turbines

    In 2011, almost 44GW of wind energy has been installed in the world and half of it was in China. Each years’ results are greater than predictions, and it has been so for the last 10 years. But we envision a slow down in this growth, fully explained in this report: 22% annual growth is huge. Based on the history, we believe the market will stay between 15% and 20% growth until 2015. Compared ...


  • Wind Energy - China

    Wind Energy - China Wind Energy Market In China Description The wind energy market in China has been growing dynamically and is expected to grow further. It has been pegged at the ...


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