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  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen impressive growth in recent years as ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 rebrands as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) has today rebranded itself as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation (G+). Since its formation in 2012, the G9 has taken a leading role in facilitating health and safety improvements in the offshore wind industry. The importance of that responsibility was recognised at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • 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

  • Wind Power Beats Nuclear Again in China

    China, the country that is building more nuclear reactors than any other, continued to get more electricity from the wind than from nuclear power plants in 2014. This came despite below-average wind speeds for the year. The electricity generated by China’s wind farms in 2014—-16 percent more than the year before—-could power more than 110 million Chinese homes. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • World Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

    By J. Matthew Roney Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Energy Institute to host The Crown Estate offshore wind knowledge portfolio

    In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), The Crown Estate has brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of its strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service. This significant range of publications, developed over the last five years, aims to help mitigate, reduce, and manage risks and costs for ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

    Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Overview of Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • RTI Wins Department of Energy Funding to Research Smart Grid Security Leveraging the Data-Distribution Service (DDS) Standard

    November 8, 2016 -- Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity platform company, recently announced it received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support continuing smart grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens to cut offshore maintenance times with labor-saving drones

    Advances in battery technology, operational algorithms and data analytics are improving the business case for unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) inspections of wind turbines. Drones are becoming more autonomous, potentially creating significant cost savings while improving employee safety. Technology advancements come as wind farm operators seek new ways to lower operations and maintenance (O&M) ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Siemens offers components for distributed power generation

    Siemens Industry Inc.'s Drive Technologies Division has launched a pilot program partnership with Boston-based Eastern Wind Power to test several new solutions for decentralized power generation in the small-mid range. Siemens will provide drive train solutions for small-scale or micro power generation projects between 30kW-900kW.  "This is an extremely fast moving business segment, and our ...

  • Weather Stations Monitor Solar Panel Arrays

    Columbia Weather Systems has added two ISO second-class compliant solar radiation sensors as options for its Weather MicroServer to improve monitoring the efficiency of solar panel arrays. The Kipp and Zonen (top) and Hukseflux thermopile-based sensors can be mounted horizontally for global radiation measurement or at plane of array (POA) for PV solar applications. With high performance and ...

  • DOE Awards Support Service Contract

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to North Wind Solutions, LLC of Knoxville, TN. North Wind Solutions, LLC is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Program Participant. The contract will have a maximum value of $15 million with a five year ordering period. Firm-fixed-price and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The British appetite for renewable energy

    The UK is lagging behind the rest of Europe in adopting renewable energy sources for electricity production. However, a few key players in the most active areas of wind, solar and geothermal could by entering international markets sooner rather than later could avoid the risks associated with fickle government policies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar, geothermal projects touted at Vegas summit

    Solar projects in the desert, geothermal power in the mountains and wind energy off the East Coast were cited as examples of progress from top U.S. officials and industry leaders during a green energy conference on Tuesday in Las Vegas. But nuclear power nearly stole the show after a federal court in Washington, D.C., ruled that the Nuclear ...


    By Associated Press

  • Portfolio expansion for basic controllers

    Simatic Basic Controllers expanded to include new modules and functions SM1238 Energy Meter module for entry into machine-related energy management New firmware version 4.2 for Basic Controllers with Media Redundancy Protocol and backup/restore function Safety CPU 1212FC for safety-related applications Siemens has added a range of new modules and functions to ...


    By Siemens AG

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