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Fires Are A Major Cause Of Wind Farm Failure According To

Fires Are A Major Cause Of Wind Farm Failure, According To New Research

Colin Smith, Imperial College London Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to new research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the...

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2014-07-18 16:20:37

Major Step Forward for Radar-Activated Lighting for Wind Farms NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laufer Wind (http://www.lauferwind.com) today announced the successful demonstration of its Aircraft Detection Sight Solution (ADSS), the first-ever trial against a radar-activated obstruction lighting system on a wind farm in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) participated in the trial. Laufer...

2014-07-10 20:21:27

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is providing a $64.5 million direct loan to Astidey S.A., in Montevideo, Uruguay, for the purchase of U.S.-manufactured wind-turbine generators being exported by Gamesa Technology Corporation Inc., headquartered in Feasterville-Trevose, Pa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110414/MM83673LOGO The authorization, which is Ex-Im Bank's second wind transaction in Uruguay,...

2014-07-10 12:23:05

- Lift vessel will complete 15 geotechnical borings VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 110-foot long lift vessel will periodically be located off the shore of Camp Pendleton during July to obtain core samples needed for Dominion Virginia Power to move ahead with its proposal to build wind turbines 27 miles off the coast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/126004 The U.S.-flagged Inez Eymard literally lifts itself out of the water to provide a...

2014-07-08 12:23:23

DUBLIN, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zln8m8/global_wind_tower) has announced the addition of the "Global Wind Tower Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A wind tower is a support structure for the wind turbine and other components. It helps in raising the wind turbine so that its blades safely clear the ground and reach optimum height to generate electrical energy from...

2014-07-04 16:20:33

DUBLIN, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9b3whm/global_wind) has announced the addition of the "Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A gearbox is used in a wind turbine to increase the rotational speed from a low-speed rotor to a higher speed electrical generator. The gearbox in the wind turbine does not change gears; it has a single gear ratio...

2014-06-30 23:13:12

Global Wind Tower Market 2014-2018 is a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Governments across the globe are formulating various policies to stimulate the development of innovative wind technologies. A notable example of this is the FiT policy, which was designed to encourage investment in technologies related to renewable energy generation. The Renewable Energy Sources Act 2011 in Germany established fixed FiTs for the renewable...

2014-06-12 16:22:20

ZHONGSHAN, China, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Ming Yang Wind Power (NYSE: MY) ("Ming Yang" or the "Company"), today announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Marin Energi Testcenter AS ("MetCentre") to erect a 6.0MW Super Compact Drive ("SCD") wind turbine generator in the Karmoy wind turbine demonstration area off the coast of Karmoy Island in Norway. MetCentre is a Norwegian test centre for marine energy offering infrastructure and services to off-shore...

2014-06-03 08:24:20

Collaboration between SheerWind and the City College of New York describes how a new concept in wind harnessing significantly outperforms traditional wind turbines and reduces cost MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SheerWind and City College of New York announce their peer-reviewed paper has been released in Energy-The International Journal. The paper "INVELOX: Description of a new concept in wind power and its performance evaluation" was co-authored by Dr. Daryoush Allaei, SheerWind...

2014-05-21 12:23:50

Distributed Converter technology provides high efficiency and high MOSFET reliability LOUISVILLE, Colo., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Wind Power (BWP), a developer of advanced permanent magnet generators and full power converter technology for utility-scale wind turbines, today announced an expansion to their product line with the new DC Generation System(TM). The new power conversion approach leverages BWP's unique Distributed Converter and Printed Circuit Board (PCB)...

2014-05-15 08:24:52

CLARKFIELD, Minn., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skajaquoda has launched a bigger version of the Trinity portable wind turbine on their Kickstarter campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skajaquoda/trinity-the-portable-wind-turbine-power-station. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140515/87914Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140515/87913 Trinity 100 has a 100W generator and a built-in battery that holds 30,000mAh. The Trinity 100 folds together into a 20...


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