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  • New wind turbines at pixel revealed

    Grocon today unveiled new wind turbine technology atop its carbon neutral Pixel building in Carlton. CEO Daniel Grollo said there would be three wind turbines on the building's Green Roof, with the first installed only last week. 'These wind turbines have a vertical axis, meaning they spin around a pole, unlike wind turbines on wind farms with a horizontal axis,' he said. ...

  • GE expands Brazil Wind Turbine production facility

    São Paulo Facility Expansion to Add 35 Skilled Jobs Expansion an Investment for the Wind Industry in Brazil New Facility to Produce Machine Heads for GE 1.7-100 and 1.85-82.5 wind Turbines Today GE (NYSE: GE) announced the expansion of its Campinas, São Paulo, manufacturing facility and the creation of 35 new skilled jobs. Co-located with Brazilian ...


    By General Electric

  • Wind turbines may lure bats into fatal errors

    Scientists in the US might just be about to answer one of the great puzzles of biodiversity and renewable energy: why one of nature’s most agile flyers, a creature with the most sophisticated ultrasonic tracking system, should be so fatally attracted to wind turbines. Blades on the giant towers of wind turbines can rotate faster than a bird can fly, and are known to cause huge numbers of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm to be Powered by GE Turbines

    Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Power’s McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Will be Powered by 24 GE Wind Turbines McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm Will Provide 60 Megawatts of Wind Power to the Ontario Grid GE Will Provide around-the-Clock Innovative Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics and 10-Year Service ...


    By General Electric

  • Kinangop Wind Farm in Kenya to be Powered by 38 GE Wind Turbines

    One of the Largest Wind Power Generation Projects to be Built in Sub-Saharan Africa Iberdrola Engineering to Build the 61-Megawatt Wind Farm; Aeolus Kenya Developing Project Planned Energy Mix Will Give Kenya’s Population the Reliability of Supply and Contribute to the Social and Economic Development of Kenya GE ...


    By General Electric

  • Turningpoint and FreeWave Technologies Partner to Mitigate Wind Turbine Failure Through Vibration Monitoring Solution

    AWEA WINDPOWER CONFERENCE, (Booth #1209) -- FreeWave Technologies, (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced that it has been selected by Turningpoint  (http://www.turningpointwind.com/) as its wireless data communications partner for its market-leading turbine vibration ...


    By FreeWave Technologies, Inc

  • GE and E.ON sign major O&M deal for US wind turbines

    GE (NYSE: GE) and E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America have signed a seven-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement covering EC&R’s complete fleet of 529 GE wind turbines installed in the United States. The O&M deal is one of the largest wind services deals ever signed by GE. The agreement is designed to maximize turbine availability and energy production ...


    By E.ON AG

  • GE to Supply 41 Multi-Megawatt Wind Turbines for Four Projects in Germany

    GE (NYSE: GE) announced today a contract with the leading German project developer Energiekontor AG for four wind power generating projects comprised of 41 ...


    By General Electric

  • Building Turbines, Inc. Rooftop Wind Turbines Stand Up to Tropical Storm Don

    Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a developer and manufacturer of commercial building rooftop mounted horizontal axis wind turbines, reported today that their units installed in Corpus Christi, TX operated effortlessly in the gusty winds of Tropical Storm Don Friday evening. "This is exactly what our wind turbine units are designed for," said Greg Miller, Chief Business Development ...


  • Hydroelectric turbines of the future

    As a partner of the main plant operators and manufacturers in the world, PXL SEALS has chosen to organise a work group dedicated to sealing and guiding systems within PSPC Innov’Hydro (Structuring Project connected to the Competitiveness Hub). This project specifically brings together GE Renewable (former Alstom Hydro), EDF and other competent players in the hydroelectric sector. ...


    By PXL Industries

  • Wind Iris Lidar Installation at Caracoles Wind Farm

    With assistance from RNRG team member Dale Lamell, Ventus Ingenieria recently installed a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The Wind Iris is being used to monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project. Here's an overview of the trip, told in pictures: RNRG and Ventus arrive at the Caracoles wind farm ready to install a Wind ...


    By NRG Systems

  • EDPR North America Selects GE to Provide Services for 400+ Wind Turbines Located throughout the United States

    EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA) has selected GE (NYSE: GE) to service its entire fleet of 402 ...


    By General Electric

  • GE Secures Orders for 110 Megawatts of GE’s Brilliant 2.5-120 Wind Turbines in Germany

    Orders Support Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ Initiative to Increase Highly Effective, Cost-Efficient Decentralized Power Generation Capabilities in Low-Wind Regions 44 Highly Efficient 2.5-120 Turbines to be Installed at Multiple German Wind Farms GE’s Brilliant Turbines Harness the Power of the ...


    By General Electric

  • ACCIONA Windpower introduces its 3 MW wind turbine at PowerExpo 2008 Exhibition in Zaragoza

    ACCIONA Windpower, ACCIONA's wind turbine manufacturing and supply division, today introduced its AW-3000 machine at PowerExpo 2008 Exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain. The new 3 MW rated capacity wind turbine expands the company's range of products in the multi-megawatt market segment. Designed to leverage the proven strength and high reliability of the company's AW-1500 machine, the AW-3000 offers ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...

  • Winning $2.7 Billion and More than 2 Gigawatts Since May Launch, GE Demonstrates Industry Leadership with Its Advanced 1.6-100 Wind Turbine

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has recently secured more than 1,200 megawatts (MW) of commitments for its 1.6-100 wind turbine, the world’s leader in efficiency. The 750 additional turbines bring the total number of orders and commitments to $2.7 billion and more than 2 gigawatts to date. In the past month alone developers have selected the turbine ...


    By General Electric

  • 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

  • Carbon Trust calls for businesses and consumers to ‘try before you buy’ a turbine

    The Carbon Trust is launching a new online tool to help businesses and consumers considering installing a wind turbine to work out how much power it could generate alongside the cost and carbon savings.  The tool will help ensure that small-scale turbines are installed in locations where they will deliver the most carbon and cost savings. By inputting a postcode, details about the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Largest wind R&D study underway at NREL

    Strong winds are a common research partner for scientists working at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Recently, those gusting Colorado winds helped usher in a new milestone for wind technology research and development. NREL and Siemens Power Generation 'flipped the switch' starting the blades on a Siemens 2.3 megawatt wind turbine installed as part of a cooperative research and ...

  • 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

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