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  • 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 ...

  • No slow-down for global wind energy

    Global wind energy markets are expected to continue their rapid growth, with the world's wind power capacity increasing by 160% over the coming five years, according to the annual industry forecast presented by the Global Wind Energy Council today. GWEC expects that the global installed wind capacity will reach 409 GW by 2014, up from 158.5 GW at the end of 2009. This assumes an average growth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Book Explains Meteorology for Wind Energy Professionals

    The fundamentals of meteorology dictate the success or failure of wind projects, says Dr Landberg, yet many of the industry’s decision makers lack a ready resource for understanding the important theoretical concepts they need. “In Meteorology for Wind Energy: An Introduction, I have focused on the requirements of the industry, explaining the important concepts that are directly ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • US Department of Energy celebrates new DOE 1.5 research wind turbine

    Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have joined industry representatives and managers from DOE’s National Laboratories to celebrate the latest tool to advance the Department’s wind energy research: a state-of-the-art wind turbine installed at DOE’s National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, near Boulder. The turbine, which is the first ...

  • 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

  • 20% of US electricity could be produced from wind energy by 2030

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a first-of-its kind report that examines the technical feasibility of harnessing wind power to provide up to 20 percent of the nation’s total electricity needs by 2030.  Entitled “20 Percent Wind Energy by 2030”, the report identifies requirements to achieve this goal including reducing the cost of wind technologies, citing new transmission ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Wind power surges to new record

    The Global Wind Energy Council released its Annual Market Update today, with a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry at the end of 2012, along with a 5-year forecast out to 2017. Although policy uncertainty in the main OECD markets is a cause for concern, strong markets in China, India and Brazil, as well as in new markets in Latin America, Africa and the rest of Asia will drive ...

  • China Outsourcing Wind Production to Germany?

      - New wind installations in Germany grew 30 percent in 2011 - Now Chinese companies are building factories in Germany The Chinese subsidiary Jade Werke will begin production of steel fundaments for offshore wind parks in Germany as early as 2013. The company is investing EUR 50 million in a ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • DOE announces nearly US$14m to go to 28 new wind energy projects

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the selection of 28 new wind energy projects for up to $13.8 million in funding – including $12.8 million in Recovery Act funds.  These projects will help address market and deployment challenges including wind turbine research and testing and transmission analysis, planning, assessments. Along with the new awards, Secretary Chu ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Sopcawind, a Multidisciplinary Tool for Designing Wind Farms

    The SOPCAWIND tool is a piece of software that facilitates the design of wind farms, bearing in mind not only the aspects of energy productivity but also the possible impact the wind farm may have on the environment, radars or other telecommunications systems in the vicinity. It also assesses acoustic noise, the effect of shadow on nearby housing, and applies criteria for heritage protection or ...

  • Research and Markets: Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe and Reliable Operation

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4956d0/wind_energy_system) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe ...


  • US continues to lead the world in wind power growth

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2007 edition of its Annual Report on US Wind Power Installation, Cost, and Performance Trends, which provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the rapidly evolving U.S. wind power market.  Notably, the report finds that US wind power capacity increased by 46 percent in 2007, with US$9 billion invested in US wind plants in 2007 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Britain ready for huge increase in wind power as new report scuppers anti-wind arguments

    Britain's energy system is already capable of taking a large amount of wind power, according to a new report released today by a leading energy expert. The report shows that there is no technical reason why a significant amount of energy generated by wind cannot be used to supply the National Grid. And, as the report is launched, Britain's leading environmental organisations are calling on the ...


  • Juhl Wind, Inc. Announces Agreement With Zinc Air for Installation of a Mega Watt Scale Advanced Storage System at the Woodstock Hills, Minnesota Wind Farm

    Juhl Wind Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL), the leader in Community Wind Power, today announced it recently signed a Letter of Intent with Zinc Air, Inc. for the installation of a 1 Megawatt advanced energy storage system developed by Zinc Air.  Juhl Wind plans to install the system at its recently acquired Woodstock Hills wind farm located near the Company's headquarters in Woodstock, ...


    By Juhl Energy, Inc.

  • DOE announces effort to advance US wind power manufacturing capacity

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOE and six leading wind industry turbine manufacturers: GE Energy, Siemens Power Generation, Vestas Wind Systems, Clipper Turbine Works, Suzlon Energy, and Gamesa Corporation. The two-year collaboration is designed to promote wind ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • What’s next for alternative energy?

    For skeptics, alternative energy has long been more hype than genuine promise. Yet several alternative-energy technologies are approaching inflection points in their development, and the day when they could have a profound impact on the global energy landscape could come far sooner than is commonly assumed, says a new report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, released today and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Charles Hendry sets out new approach to onshore wind

    Ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on onshore wind later today, Energy Minister Charles Hendry sets out his vision for a new approach to engaging with potential host communities The recent Ipsos Mori/University of Cardiff survey on public perceptions of climate change found that one third of Britons think the science on climate change has been exaggerated. To policy makers, committed to ...

  • Europe and China Offshore Wind Power Industry Research Report

    Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the development of marine economies with thousands of new jobs. Recently, offshore wind power has been widely viewed as a feasible way to ...


  • Juhl Wind, Inc. Announces Agreement With Zinc Air for Installation of a Mega Watt Scale Advanced Storage System at the Woodstock Hills, Minnesota Wind Farm

    Juhl Wind Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL), the leader in Community Wind Power, today announced it recently signed a Letter of Intent with Zinc Air, Inc. for the installation of a 1 Megawatt advanced energy storage system developed by Zinc Air.  Juhl Wind plans to install the system at its recently acquired Woodstock Hills wind farm located near the Company's headquarters in Woodstock, ...


    By Juhl Energy, Inc.

  • 2012 Deep Research Report on Europe and China Offshore Wind Power Industry

    Single User License (PDF): 2500USD ; Global License: 4500USD ; Pages: 257 ; Tables and Figures: 77 ; Published date: Jul 19, 2012. Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the ...


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