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  • Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly wind energy

    Gearbox failure is the primary reason for downtime in a wind turbine and is extremely costly to replace. One of the main and most damaging causes of gearbox failure is ferrous metal contamination under 10 microns in size which leads to bearing failure. Metal contamination, the primary contaminant produced by gear wear, suspends in the lubrication oil causing premature bearing failure as it ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly wind energy

    Gearbox failure is the primary reason for downtime in a wind turbine and is extremely costly to replace. One of the main and most damaging causes of gearbox failure is ferrous metal contamination under 10 microns in size which leads to bearing failure. Metal contamination, the primary contaminant produced by gear wear, suspends in the lubrication oil causing premature bearing failure as it ...


  • GE Software Powers Research on Efficient Wind Energy Production

    GE today announced that it is working with Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) to investigate ways to improve wind farm productivity and efficiency. The results of the study will directly contribute to future product and service designs. The project is part of a larger Department of Energy (DOE) investment of $9 million to an IIT-led consortium to enhance the ...


    By GE Intelligent Platforms

  • 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

  • Wind energy projects in Bulgaria

    Wind energy projects in Bulgaria In  this issue we present exhibitors in the SEE Exhibition ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • A new algorithm improves the efficiency of small wind turbines

    In recent years, mini wind energy has been developing in a spectacular way. According to estimates by the WWEA-World Wind Energy Association, the level of development of the mini wind energy industry is not the same as that of the wind energy industry, although forecasts are optimistic. The main reason is that the level of efficiency of small wind turbines is low. To address this problem, the ...

  • Global Wind Energy Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global Wind Energy Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Wind Energy in Canada – 2015 Update

    Canada became one of only seven countries in the world to surpass 10,000 MW of wind power capacity when the 270 MW K2 Wind project near Goderich, Ontario came on line earlier this year. Industry leaders meeting in Toronto this week for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s 31st annual conference agree that the technology’s growing cost-competitiveness has set the ...

  • Free webinar: Calculate efficiently the wind flow in urban areas

    Meteodyn is offering its know how to assess the wind microclimate. Our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations take into account effects of all kind of build environements on the wind at every time and spatial scale. UrbaWind is a CFD software devoted to predict the wind in urban places. Learn how to: assess the urban climatic pedestrian ...


    By Meteodyn

  • GE Introduces 2.5-120, the World’s Most Efficient High-Output Wind Turbine—the First Brilliant Wind Turbine

    Today, GE (NYSE: GE) announced the 2.5-120, the world’s most efficient high-output and the first brilliant wind turbine. The 2.5-120 is ...


    By General Electric

  • Google to join good energies in offshore wind consortium

    Good Energies, a leading global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, today announced an investment in the $5 billion Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) backbone transmission project, with a significant but unspecified contribution by Internet giant Google inc. The transmission backbone will provide approximately 6,000 MW of offshore wind capacity, enough power to serve 1.9 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GE Stimulates Wind Energy Growth in the UK

    More than 40 Megawatts of Cleaner Energy Capacity to be Installed at Chelveston Wind Farm and Burton Wold Wind Farm Extension in Central England Two Wind Farms to Provide Power Equivalent to the Required Energy Needs of Approximately 30,000 Homes in the Region Orders Highlight GE’s Presence in the United Kingdom and GE’s Commitment ...


    By General Electric

  • Sail-inspired turbine promises cheaper wind energy

    A Tunisian invention that harvests wind energy through adesign inspired by sailboats promises cheaper, more efficient wind energy. The bladeless wind turbine, the Saphonian, named after the wind divinity that was worshipped by the ancient Carthaginians, also promises to be more environmentally friendly than existing wind turbines that produce noise and kill birds through their blade rotation. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Wind Energy to Power GM’s Texas Assembly Plant

    General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power from turbines whose blades span the length of a football field in diameter. Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. The 115 million kilowatt hours of ...


  • Research and Markets: European Wind Energy Markets

    Research and Markets ...


  • Record Setting Year for Wind Energy in Canada

    For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centred in Ontario (850 MW), Quebec (439 MW) and Alberta (350 MW). Canada ended 2014 with nearly 9,700 MW ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GE Celebrates 10 Years of Advancing Wind Energy

    GE (NYSE: GE), a global technology leader and supplier of wind turbines and related services, is celebrating 10 years of industry leadership in wind energy. Since GE entered the industry through the acquisition of Enron Wind in 2002, it has installed 18,000 ...


    By General Electric

  • WTEC: Total Solar and Wind Energy Solutions

      The Company Overview WTEC and its affiliates is an engineering, manufacturing, procurement and construction  company dedicated to the alternative energy market. It designs and produces products to move energy from the generation point to utility interconnect for both wind and solar energy. The Company's approach is to offer a comprehensive package of electrical ...


    By WTEC srl

  • Uruguay to develop as much wind energy as possible

    Uruguay, South America's third-cleanest country in terms of carbon emissions, plans to develop as many wind farms as its electricity grid can support to diversify energy supplies beyond fossil fuel and hydropower. The country has 500 megawatts of wind projects in the works, and Ramon Mendez, director of energy at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, said Uruguay may generate 25 percent to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

    A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm - five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell ...


    By Associated Press

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