Friday, July 26th, 2013
The AMSC- Sinovel copyright and trade secret dispute involving wind turbine control systems has been big news (see, e.g., previous posts here, here, here and here), but legally speaking, mostly civil.
That changed recently when the U.S. Department of Justice filed an indictment in federal court in (more…)
Monday, July 15th, 2013
European nations installed a record number of offshore wind turbines during the first half of 2013, adding more than twice the capacity installed during the same period in 2012, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), an industry group.
A total of 277 new turbines in seven wind farms were (more…)
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron has inaugurated the world’s largest offshore wind farm, a 630-megawatt project capable of producing enough electricity to power 500,000 homes.
The $2.3 billion project — located 12 miles offshore in the North Sea, east of London — is being (more…)
Monday, July 8th, 2013
WindMade, the wind power certification initiative, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the label and to get more products to be made with wind power. Called Show You Care, the campaign includes a cute video that explains the idea and (more…)
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
According to the American Wind Energy Association, the last quarter of 2012 brought the total wind installations for 2012 to 13,131 megawatts of power.
This influx of new power extends the total of cumulative wind capacity for the United States to 60,007 megawatts. However, some states are much (more…)
Friday, June 28th, 2013
What happens when there’s no wind and wind turbines stop turning? What provides the back up power for this clean energy source on calm, windless days?
While wind may be the fastest growing renewable energy source in the US, in order for us to rely on wind power, there needs to be some backup (more…)
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Denmark is held up as one of the great success stories when it comes to wind power – and it is. Half of Denmark’s electricity consumption will be generated by wind power in just seven years time. But Denmark has other lessons for those interested in wind power. It illustrates how effective – or ineffective – government support for renewable energy can be. (more…)
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
General Electric recently introduced a wind turbine equipped with a storage battery, creating a type of “hybrid” turbine that industry leaders hope will improve the integration of intermittent energy sources onto the grid and reduce the costs of wind power. (more…)
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
One of the major trends in wind power is ever larger turbines for offshore use. This raises many technical challenges, including how to transport and install such large components at offshore sites.
A2SEA is a Danish company that has expertise in precisely these challenges and has developed technology for it. The company’s Sea Installer is a (more…)
Monday, April 29th, 2013
General Electric recently announced it had started testing the prototype of what it calls the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine. The new 2.5-120 is being tested in Wieringermeer, Netherlands.
The 2.5-120 harnesses the power of the Industrial Internet to analyze tens of thousands of data points (more…)