Scandinavia’s largest wind farm has opened

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Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. Kriegers Flak, the largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia , has been opened by the Swedish energy giant Vattenfall. A significant increase in wind power capacity. By Anders Lorenzen. Photo credit: Vattenfall.

Floating Wind Farms

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Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity — without cluttering the view. uge turbines mounted on floating platforms could make wind power competitive with fossil-fuel-generated electricity. These advanced wind turbines, which are in development, could be situated far from the shore, too, avoiding battles with onshore residents who object to the presence of large wind farms. energy from wind, he says.

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NASA photos reveal scale of massive London Array wind farm

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The world’s largest wind farm in the outer Thames estuary has the capacity to deliver power to 500,000 homes and offset 925,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. Phase one of the project includes 175 offshore wind turbines and two offshore substations, which can generate up to 630MW of clean wind energy. And now the organization reveals what the largest and best known wind farm in the world looks like from space.

Floating Wind Farms

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Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity — without cluttering the view. uge turbines mounted on floating platforms could make wind power competitive with fossil-fuel-generated electricity. These advanced wind turbines, which are in development, could be situated far from the shore, too, avoiding battles with onshore residents who object to the presence of large wind farms. energy from wind, he says.

Meteo-Logic Gives Predictive Power to Wind Farm Weather Stations

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Already working on wind farms in Israel, this company launches a full scale solution for wind farms worldwide. Meteo-Logic, a software provider of custom-made accurate weather forecasting, launched yesterday a new service specifically designed to provide the wind farm energy industry with highly accurate localized weather forecasts. Wind farm logic. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Efficiency Israel weather wind farms

Vertical wind turbines could make wind farms more efficient

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Research carried out by Oxford Brookes University has found that vertical turbine designs could make large wind farms more effective. In the study, the researchers compared traditional wind turbines to vertical turbines to determine the effectiveness of alignment.

Court rejects Northants wind farm plan

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reacting to March 8, 2013's High Court ruling against plans to build a wind farm on farmland at Barnwell Manor in Sudborough, Northamptonshire, Friends of the Earth's Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: "It's understandable that changes to our much-loved green and pleasant land will often cause controversy, but the biggest threat by far - to people and nature - is climate change.

British wind farms have a record-breaking day

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But if you’re trying to generate more power via wind farms, there’s nothing like a blustery day in the winter. Last Friday, the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms.

Hawaii Breaks Ground On New Wind Farm

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Wind energy has become widely available across the United States, although a select few states hold the majority of wind farms. Many other states are building their wind capacity, especially in the West. Hawaii is one of the many states increasing the prevalence of wind energy in their state. In addition, Hawaii also requires that forty percent of this energy is attained locally, such as through wind and solar projects. Environment Wind Power

Conflict between Wildlife and Wind Farms

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Wind power is a great form of energy; there’s no doubt about that. Fish and Wildlife Service will publish new guidelines for wind farms. Some of these guidelines will be aimed at wind-farm operators, advising them on how to protect wildlife in conjunction with the wind farm. The reason for these new suggestions is because more and more endangered species have been killed in wind turbine blades.

Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms

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Make wind power? In a summary of the policy environment for wind power in Egypt completed after the revolution earlier this year, Reve sums up the policy background to Egypt’s dramatic new post-revolution energy plans, which we have covered at GreenProphet too. Egyptian Energy Crisis Sends Protesters into the Streets ) If successful, Egypt will get 12% of its energy from wind power. Egypt had its wind potential assessed in 2003.

Next for Enlight – a Wind Farm

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It will build and run a new wind farm on the windy Golan Heights, the site of Israel’s first wind farm, a now very outdated 10 wind turbines. Until now, these have been in small solar development in Israel ( 16 small PV facilities ) and last year one was announced in Italy, and this marks the company’s first foray into wind farm development. But this wind farm will not come close to that.

Egypt Now Contracting a Whopping 1,000 MW Wind Farm!

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Egypt is now close to awarding a contract to build a 1,000 megawatt wind farm, to be up and running in 2016, that it first announced last year. A wind farm this size has few equals worldwide. Egypt has some of the best wind power potential in the world, and its government is beginning to tap into this source of free fuel in earnest, since passing its plan to get 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2020, in order to stave off climate change.

Offshore wind farms may slow down hurricanes, study shows

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Wind turbines generate renewable electricity, but new research shows they could have another major benefit: weakening hurricanes before they make landfall. The findings, published online in Nature Climate Change, show that offshore wind turbines could reduce hurricanes'' wind speeds, wave heights and flood-causing storm surge -- acting as a buffer between coastal cities and the possible damaging effects of a hurricane.

Wind Farms may cause localized warming effect

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Balakrishnan Ramachandran: A study by a research team from the University of Albany, New York has raised concern that wind farms could cause significant rise in ground temperatures. The team studied weather satellite data for the Nolan and Taylor territories of west Texas, which house four of the largest wind farms in the US and found that in the 10 years between 2003 and 2011, night time ground temperatures have risen by 0.72 Wind farms may have warming effect.

BP Announces Major Wind Farm In Kansas

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Projects in the wind and solar sector are especially popular as of late. Recently BP announced their plan to build a major wind farm in the state of Kansas. The UK oil company has planned to invest upwards of $8 billion for energies outside the typical fossil fuel field by the year 2015, a goal of which the new Kansas wind farm is a part. The planned wind farm in Kansas will be the largest in the state once it is up and running.

London Array: Masdar Celebrates World’s Largest Wind Farm Inauguration

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With a 20 percent stake in the offshore wind project that will generate enough energy to power half a million UK homes, the group is ready to keep up the momentum. Located 20km off the southeastern coast of Kent in the Thames Estuary, the London Array is officially the world’s largest wind farm. But it won’t be for long as a host of new farms are planned not just in the UK, but also in Germany, Sweden and elsewhere.

Germany Opens First Offshore Wind Farm

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However, the nation had yet to open an offshore wind farm despite other nations in Europe having done the same. Both Great Britain and Denmark are well grounded in the offshore wind farm sector, each of them having hundreds of megawatts of energy coming from turbines at sea. Despite taking ten years to work around political and monetary issues, the first offshore wind farm in Germany officially opened recently. Wind Power

Australia Plans Wind Farm, Hopes To Increase Renewable Sector

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Australia is able to attain massive amounts of energy from solar, wind, geothermal and wave energies. Australia recently announced that they plan to build a 140-wind turbine wind farm by the year 2013. If built, the wind farm would be the largest in the southern hemisphere. Currently the amount of wind energy in the country is minimal. Only 16 percent of Australia’s total renewable energy sector comes from wind.

No evidence wind farms directly impact health

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There is no direct evidence that wind turbines affect physical or mental health, according to a review of the evidence by the National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC). The review found no direct link between health effects and wind turbines, including pathological anxiety, depression, changes in blood pressure, heart disease, and ringing in the ears. However he expressed concern that ongoing investigation could be a foundation for stopping wind farms.

Official ground-breaking ceremony: vortex energy builds 22MW "Gadegast" wind farm

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) After three years' project development the construction work is starting on the eight wind turbines in Saxony-Anhalt With the start of the foundation work for eight wind turbines in the district of Gadegast all those involved have reached a special milestone. After commissioning, vortex energy will also take charge of the wind farm’s technical and commercial management. The wind turbines of the type GE 2.75

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Hawa Akkar Wind Farm to Illuminate 60,000 Lebanese Homes in First for Country

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But now it is in the middle of building its first wind farm at about 60 MW in the country’s north. . But the country’s first wind project is well under way. This situation may change somewhat when the country’s first wind farm project will produce enough electricity to illuminate 60,000 homes. Doing an onsite wind test in Lebanon. When completed, the wind farm is estimated to be able to supply power to illuminate around 60,000 homes.

Wind farms unscathed by the massive Japanese earthquake disaster

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Pictured here is Kamisu, the semi-offshore wind farm in Japan which was left unharmed by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. While the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to be severe, following the devastating and massive earthquake earlier last month, it seems that none of the wind farms in the country have been reported damaged. According to Yoshinori Ueda most of the wind farms in Japan are now operational.

Foreign Investment In New U.S. Wind Farm

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One of the sectors the government has been investing in steadily is wind energy, however. Many analysts have stated that the wind energy sector has faired better than predicted and better than other alternative sectors. This is partially due to the $1 billion in federal grants which went into wind energy. In the time period between July and September, 1,649 megawatts of wind energy capacity was installed. companies Renewable Energy Group and Cielo Wind Power LP.

World's largest wind farm opens off UK coast

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) LONDON – The world's largest offshore wind farm opened off the southeast coast of England on Thursday, as part of the British government's push to boost renewable energy. Swedish energy company Vattenfall, which constructed the wind farm, said the 100 turbines off the coast of Thanet could, at their peak, produce enough electricity a year to power the equivalent of more than 200,000 homes. Small wind and solar on every roof is a must.

UK’s First Wind Farm Reopens After Renovations

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Many of the world’s wind turbines, for instance, have been installed for decades. Take for example the very first commercial wind farm in the United Kingdom opened in 1991. In 1991, Cornwall’s Delabole opened in the month of December, marking it as the first wind farm in the country. The wind farm originally opened with ten turbines, which generated approximately twelve million kilowatt hours of energy yearly. dollars was put into the wind farm.

Hawaiian Island To Construct Wind Farm

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The most recent loan was granted to the First Wind Holdings, based in Boston. The project they proposed was for a large-scale wind farm in Hawaii. First Wind has created Kahuku Wind Power to be based in Oahu, Hawaii. This amount has been estimated to be able to cover the twelve wind turbine generators the company is planning to construct. Overall, the plan is to have a 30-megawatt wind farm on the island of Oahu. Wind Power

Massive Wind Farm Approved In Wyoming

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The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, slated to be located in Wyoming, was recently given approval by the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project will be located in south-central Wyoming. The wind project could amount to as much as 3,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity, currently the largest wind project in the U.S. Environment Wind Power

Israel’s Bird King Yossi Leshem: Jordan’s Tafila Wind Farm is a “Real Problem”

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Jordan is pushing ahead with the largest commercial scale wind farm in the Middle East region , the Tafila Wind Farm , seemingly without care for the massive bird migration population that passes through Jordan twice a year. ” No one from the Jordan wind turbine consortia has consulted him, he says. Tomorrow, Monday, he will be going to a big conference in Israel to bring the message to Israel’s future wind turbine developers as well, he tells us.

Seals discover offshore wind farms are all-you-can-eat seafood buffets

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The “Kiss from a Rose” singer has been soaking in the North Sea sun as he frolics amongst the offshore wind farms. Let’s let Eva Botkin-Kowacki at the Monitor explain: The scientists observed eleven harbor seals outfitted with GPS tracking tags in the North Sea frequenting two active wind farms, Alpha Ventus in Germany and Sheringham Shoal off the southeast coast of the United Kingdom. The wind turbines make up a grid.

U.S. Funds Loan To New Wind Farm In Maine

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One of the sectors receiving the most support from the government is the wind energy sector, which recently received another endorsement from the government. The Department of Energy recently announced another project to receive a loan, a wind farm in the state of Maine. The proposed wind farm will be located in western Maine and will consist of twenty-two wind turbines. In total the farm is expected to generate 50.6

U.S. And New Zealand Build Antarctic Wind Farm

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Halfway between the two bases lies Crater Hill, where a wind farm was recently constructed. and New Zealand built the wind farm in order to provide energy to their two bases. This wind farm enables reduced fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. The crews in the area also worry about fuel spills in the largely untouched landscape and the wind farm is providing some minimization of this. Environment Wind Power

UK Wind Farm Proposal Causing Controversy With Bronte Society

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When it comes to wind energy, opposition is often concerned with noise, health effects and most often the appearance of the turbines themselves. The company of Banks Renewables have recently proposed to build a small wind farm on moorlands in West Yorkshire. There is currently a building controversy between wind energy and what many see as securing important heritage. Wind Power

Enlight’s 58 MW Wind Farm Gets Israeli Approval for Golan Heights

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It ain’t Chicago, but Israel does have a little bit of wind potential on the Golan Heights. A local company called Enlight, which has been active in solar energy, has just received a conditional license to build 34 more wind turbines in the Golan Heights totalling some 58 MW of renewable energy. If executed this will be the country’s largest wind project. The farm operates 10 candy-cane coloured Floda 600 wind turbines generating 6 MW in total.

Groundbreaking Ceremony For Wind Farm Despite Legal Issues

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The project, Spring Valley Wind, has been accused of being fast-tracked by the government without proper environmental assessments performed. The Bureau of Land Management does in fact own the land the Spring Valley Wind project is expected to be built upon, an 8,565 acre area. Despite the on-going appeal, the Spring Valley Wind project is continuing. Without future legal issues the wind farm is expected to be completed within the next year.

Tafila Financing In As Middle East’s Biggest Wind Farm in Jordan Takes Shape

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But new energy is blowing into Jordan: financing is all in for what will be the Middle East’s largest wind farm – a 117 megawatt Tafila Wind Farm to be built about 100 miles south of Amman. . The consortia of investors released the news that the Tafila Wind Farm is fully financed to its expected cost of $290 million. Jordan Wind Project Company (JWPC) will run the development of the wind farm.

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Approved By Government

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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 Power

Malta to Get State-of-the-Art Floating Wind Farm from Hexicon

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Sweden’s Hexicon to supply Malta with 10% of its electricity with a platform-mounting floating wind farm. The Swedish company Hexicon has filed a project description statement (PDS) with Maltese authorities for an intriguing offshore wind farm with 36 turbines set on a hexagon-shaped 460-metre-wide platform. Wind farms on floating platforms is the most viable option for Malta as it can exploit wind force from whichever direction the wind is blowing at the time.

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Tarfaya: Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

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Africa’s largest wind farm to date is slated to begin construction as soon as a long-delayed financing agreement is completed, according to Wind Power Monthly. No new timetable has been revealed,” Wind Power Monthly reports. Morocco has already installed 147MW of wind power with an additional 975 MW in the pipeline, according to a Wikipedia entry. Image credit: Wind turbine against blue sky , Shutterstock.

United States Grants First Ever Wind Farm Licenses

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The United States recently announced the first ever licenses for offshore wind farms. The wind energy development would occur offshore of New Jersey and Delaware. The farms would be placed along the Outer Continental Shelf. Unfortunately, until this point there have been no wind farms built in the United States. There have been numerous proposals of such farms, but none have been built as of yet. Alternative Energy Wind Power

Solution for radar and wind farms to go ahead

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Wind industry puts forward £1.6m million homes the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) has welcomed the signing of the contract between DECC, The Crown Estate, NATS En Route and the wind industry’s Aviation Investment Fund Company to progress the development of the Raytheon solution. The Raytheon solution is a hardware and software fix to the detection of wind turbines on radar systems, which will eliminate wind turbine interference of en route radar displays.

Viking Wind Farm in Scotland to generate 370MW of clean power

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While the reasons for this are well known by now, as we move closer to the poles, wind energy proves to be a lot more viable option thanks o the geographic and atmospheric conditions on offer. Northern parts of Scotland are best suited for wind farms that can be some of the most efficient and consistently productive units on the planet. Viking wind farm approved.

Egypt’s 1st Private Wind Farm To Power More Boring Brown Buildings

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Expect to see more of these as Suez Cement secures its long term viability in Egypt with private wind farm. Egypt is getting its first privately owned wind farm. The 120MW wind farm will give the company sufficient energy security to ensure that cement supplies for thousands of half-finished block apartment buildings will not abate any time soon. This agreement gave the company permission to construct a wind farm with a generation capacity of up to 400MW.