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  • Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

    Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2 One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Offshore wind assessment to provide certainty

    Offshore wind energy in Scottish territorial waters will undergo strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to establish a clear and consistent approach to future development. The Scottish Government study will ensure the significant offshore wind resource is developed consistently. The move follows a strong response from developers to The Crown Estate’s call for applications for offshore wind ...


    By The Crown Estate

  • Bay State Wind Receives First Offshore Wind Site Assessment Plan Approval in the United States

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its first approval of an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan (SAP) to Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project in Massachusetts located 15 nautical miles south of Martha's Vineyard in the Atlantic Ocean. Bay State Wind is a joint venture between DONG Energy - the global leader in offshore wind with 22 commercial-scale offshore ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • A new web site for wind energy and climatology solutions

    http://meteodyn.com/en/   Meteodyn is proud to launch its new website about wind engineering: find all the solutions to benefit from wind energy, make safe your rojects and use clean and renewable resources (wind, sun...). Meteodyn provides software and consulting services to assess wind, solar potential, forecast wind production for large and small wind projects, optimize sun gain and ...


    By Meteodyn

  • XZERES Launches UK Web Site and Online Site Assessment to Begin Active Marketing of Its Small Wind Power Systems to the UK Market

    XZERES Wind Corporation (OTCBB: XWND), designer, developer and producer of distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind market (2.5kW-100kW), today announced the launch of its United Kingdom website www.xzeres.co.uk. The new site includes site assessment for England, Scotland and Wales and is a part of the XZERES WindRx™ ( ...


  • DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, 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

  • Stantec to conduct landmark ecological study for offshore wind siting

    Environmental consulting and engineering firm Stantec has announced its plans to launch a significant pilot study focused on evaluating bat and bird movements off the coast of Maine. The project, the first phase of which will run from late July through October this year, will collect data on migration patterns of bats and birds in the Gulf of Maine and represents the first such study of its kind ...


  • Wind Power: Integral Ecologists Present New Approach to Assessing Wildlife Risk from Wind Turbines

    Harnessing wind power involves many factors that can affect the siting of wind energy facilities, including potential adverse effects on wildlife. These potential wildlife impacts are primarily associated with habitat disruption and mortality of birds and bats due to turbine strikes. Impacts on wildlife are most readily assessed by simple enumeration of the incidents of wildlife encounters over ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Scandinavian wind farm optimisation

    Many Scandinavian wind farms face a number of challenges including high levels of turbulence and wind shear from surrounding forestry and the impact of blade icing, and this wind farm was no different, experiencing these effects also.  The owner approached SgurrEnergy to deliver SgurrOptimiser services to the wind farm. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Workshop: Wind Power and Biodiversity

    The documentation of the workshop “Wind Power and Biodiversity: Tools to Measure, Avoid and Compensate Impacts” held on June 29, 2012 in Lisbon is now available. About 40 participants discussed how impacts on biodiversity by wind energy projects could be decreased. The speakers showed the participants practical solutions to real world problems. The workshop was organised together with ...

  • 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 ...

  • Best marine energy sites could be cost competitive with nuclear and onshore wind by 2025 with accelerated and targeted innovation

    Major three-year Carbon Trust marine energy R&D programme sets course for future growth New in-depth analysis published today by the Carbon Trust shows the UK’s best marine energy sites could generate electricity at costs comparable with nuclear and onshore wind1.  With continued and targeted innovation this could be as soon as 2025, once cost reductions from deploying ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • CERC applies new FLOWSTAR-Energy model to assess impact of proposed wind farm

    CERC was recently commissioned to carry out an assessment of the impact of two proposed large wind turbines on the wind energy yield of an existing smaller wind turbine in the neighbourhood of the proposed site. The assessment used FLOWSTAR-Energy to model the impact of the proposed wind turbines on the local flow and turbulence including the effect of the local topography. The picture shows ...

  • Environmental Protection UK urges joined-up thinking and sound guidance on wind turbine noise assessment

    Environmental Protection UK welcomes guidance published today by DEFRA, which aims to help local authorities investigate complaints about noise from wind farms. his comes after the publication of DECC commissioned research last week, that highlighted the need for clear, up to date guidance on how wind turbine noise impact is assessed in development proposals, which is urgently needed to reduce ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • WRG expands into wind energy sector

    Waste Recycling Group, together with its Spanish parent company FCC, is planning to build wind turbines on its landfill sites. Investing £100 million into the project, WRG and FCC expect the wind turbines will produce 80MW of electricity once they are built. WRG development director Andy Ryan said: “[We looked] at our closed and operational landfill sites around the country and carried ...

  • Wind energy testing is a breeze for Vestas

    To increase their efforts in providing environmentally friendly power sources, Vestas has expanded its wind turbine testing capabilities. The Danish-based company recently purchased its second Hand Held Sound Analyzer (Type 2270) from Brüel & Kjær, which contains real-time analyzers, with 1/1 and 1/3-octave. These are supported by Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) analysis for tone ...

  • Meteodyn to attend 2014 Mexico Wind Power!

    Barlovento (EQ2 company) is the official distributor of meteodyn WT and meteodyn Forecast in all Latin America. Céline Bezault, wind energy expert from Meteodyn, will be on site with the local Mexican team to show the numerous benefits to use Meteodyn CFD software.   Software demo on the stand: CFD software ...


    By Meteodyn

  • Bigger is better when it comes to wind turbines

    A new study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology explores the question of whether larger wind turbines have made wind energy more or less environmentally friendly. As larger turbines require more resources to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Wind and Solar Energy Market in Turkey – Risks and Opportunities

    The demand for electricity in Turkey is expected to rise sharply in future. Since the government is keen to avoid foreign dependency, considerably more power will be required from domestic sources. Turkey has a huge potential in wind and solar energy thanks to favourable climatic conditions. To achieve the government's target of 20 GW installed wind energy capacity by 2023, the industry will need ...


  • Entec helps secure consent for Middleton Wind Farm

    Entec has supported RWE npower renewables in its successful bid to secure planning approval for a proposed 15 megawatt (MW) wind farm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Entec was responsible for preparing the environmental statement, planning application and supporting statement as well as carrying out a carbon assessment to support the application, which was submitted in February 2008.If all goes ...


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