Now that’s huge! Record-breaking wind turbine being built by Siemens

Green Blog

German manufactuer Siemens have constructed off-shore wind turbines with record-breaking rotors. Besides making it lightweight, in relation to its size of course, these construction processes also makes the wind turbine extremely strong. And this is a good thing considering that they will be hit with the energy of around 200 tons of air per second out in the sea where these wind turbines are designed to be used.

Siemens Supplying Hundreds of Wind Turbines to Dong Energy

Wind Power Ninja

OK, sorry, back to your regularly scheduled wind power news. Dong Energy is all set to erect (giggle) up to 500 offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe thanks to a recent agreement with Siemens AG. The wind turbines in question will have a total capacity of 1,800 megawatts and each will have an individual capacity of 3.6 Both Dong and Siemens made history together when they constructed the world’s first offshore wind farm at Vindeby in Denmark.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Twenty-five Percent of Denmark is Powered Exclusively by Wind

The Alien Next Door

"Denmark is no stranger to green energy, but this latest news is something special. megawatt offshore wind turbine up and running, Denmark has just stepped over the one gigawatt wind energy threshold. That''s almost enough power to send a Delorean back in time, and it also just happens to be a full 25 percent of Denmark''s entire energy needs. The government of Denmark isn''t satisfied with 25 percent.

UK lead in offshore wind confirmed

Green (Living) Review

· European Wind Energy Association 2010 stats just released, confirm UK position · Total EU offshore now close to 3 gigawatts, powering 2.9 million EU homes · 19 gigawatts consented in EU waters, sufficient to power 14 European capital cities Latest offshore wind statistics, released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), confirm that the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed.

Record year for European offshore wind, UK leads the sector

Green (Living) Review

UK has half of newly installed European offshore wind farms in first half of 2010 European total approaches 2.5 gigawatts, a threefold increase since 2006 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable UK, the trade association for wind and marine energy - Britain’s fastest growing green energy sectors – welcomed today’s announcement from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) that European offshore wind capacity in 2010 has grown faster than in the same period in 2009.

2010 121

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Approved By Government

Eco Friendly Daily

Some twenty years ago Denmark installed their first and the world’s first offshore wind turbine. Offshore wind farms are considered an especially good source of wind energy. Subsequent countries have added their own offshore wind farms, including China recently building their first offshore wind farm in Shanghai. However, the United States has yet to establish an offshore wind farm of their own. Wind Powe

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

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. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come.

How Does It Work: Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

How Does It Work: Wind Energy. People have been capturing the power of this wind since ancient times: it’s moved sailboats for thousands of years while windmills were around in England as early as the 11 th century and in other parts of the world even earlier than that. And while modern wind energy technology is obviously very different, the basic idea remains the same: to harness the power of the wind to make clean, easy energy. How does wind energy work?

Samsø’s Success

Eco Friendly Daily

A combination of wind power, biofuels, and solar panels meets the needs of 4,000 people. Samsø boasts 11 onshore wind turbines, which supply sufficient electricity for all the homes. The government subsidizes wind power at a rate of 20-50% of the production cost. The turbines are set up in three different arrays – near Tanderup, Permelille, and Brundby. Four biofuel systems supplement the wind turbines.

Samso: The energy self-sufficient island

The Green Changemakers

As the location for next month's UN climate change summit, this comes as a huge propaganda win for Denmark, who can now boast a region that can be used by the rest of the planet as the blueprint for future green energy production. It all started in 1997 when Samso won a competition between five Danish islands to become Denmark's "Renewable Energy Island" by presenting a 10-year plan to convert its energy consumption from oil and gas to clean technology.

Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain, as a nation, is punching well below its weight when it comes to offshore wind, risking missing legally-binding targets and the opportunity to secure tens of thousands of jobs. The paper also says that more government support is needed to make Britain a global hub for offshore wind energy, with the potential to create up to 70,000 jobs in parts of the country where they are most needed. Tags: UK wind energy BWEA

After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

Green Blog

Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. China installed some 13,000 megawatts of wind in 2012, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

2013 57

Renewable Energy Business Leaders to Convene at European Future Energy Forum

Green (Living) Review

A dedicated renewable and alternative energy conference stream will then run on both days 2 and 3 of the Forum to cover the specific challenges facing off-shore wind, nuclear, biomass, solar PV, Solar CSP, wave and tidal energy. And with a new government in London promising to be the greenest ever, the time is right to dream big” Wind energy looks to be hotly debated with industry heavy-weights showcasing the advancements that have been made both in the UK and across Europe.

2010 106