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Aerones, a Latvia-based company that specializes in building heavy-lifting drones, created a drone solution for wind turbine maintenance. Using drones to clean or defrost the blades enables maintenance crews to complete these tasks faster and in a much safer way. Next ...
The federal certification is a seal of approval customers looking for when buying turbineS, said Ken Kotalik, director of global sales and operations for Primus, which has been selling its small wind turbines since 1995 and currently has 14 employees. "Certification is a big thing in the wind industry, ... wind turbine

In his labs in Conenor, Vilkki has already produced samples of wood composite extrusion profiles containing 20% FRP waste from wind turbines. While these still need more thorough testing, early results show that these could well be used in lightweight construction applications. According to TUDelft, ... Economy wind turbine
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (SGRE.MC) has secured an agreement to supply seven turbines at a wind farm in Tenerife, Spain, the company said on Tuesday. Siemens Gamesa said it will install its SG 2.6-144 turbines at the Chimiche II wind farm, which has been developed by Iberdrola ...
Detection, deterrent system will help eagles, wind turbines coexist better. Date: March 19, 2018; Source: Oregon State University; Summary: Researchers have taken ... Congcong Hu, Roberto Albertani, Robert M. Suryan. wind turbine sensor array for monitoring avian and bat collisions. Wind Energy, 2018; 21 (4): 255 ...

The amount of power that is expected to come from the wind turbine is the equivalent of about 80 percent of the authority's electric usage. McCarvill hopes that with new heating and air conditioning equipment and controls in the Dunkin' Donuts Center and the convention center, the output from the ... Landfill
Today, however, human-made structures like skyscrapers, cell phone towers, and wind turbines reach into the sky, creating unseen obstacles for birds in flight. When a downward-looking bird runs headfirst into a wind turbine, it dies almost instantly. "That risk is not evenly spread across the world. acoustic
The math on wind turbines is pretty simple: Bigger is better. Specifically .... I called Ben Hoen, a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to get the latest numbers on wind turbine sizes. (He stresses ... In 2017, Hoen told me, US wind turbines had an average rotor diameter of 367 feet.
Mark Cool's letter to The Falmouth Enterprise [February 16] suggests that, with regard to the wind turbines, if Falmouth is to be true to democracy, the will of the ... If we were to modify the wind turbines with appropriate connection and storage equipment, however, the turbines could enable the town to better ...
The district court's ruling shows that officials misinterpreted the county's zoning ordinance when approving the wind turbine project. County officials said a special permit approved by a county board wasn't needed because the turbines were “electrical transmission and regulating” facilities. But the district ...
The district court needed to determine whether county officials misinterpreted the county's zoning ordinance when approving the wind turbine project. County officials said a special permit approved by the county Board of Adjustment wasn't needed because the turbines were "electrical transmission and ...
While the benefits of wind power may seem obvious to many, the alternative energy source does come with its own environmental downsides. To generate wind power using fields of spinning wind turbines, a substantial amount of time and energy is needed to cure the type of resin that makes the 150-foot ...
ExxonMobil's wind turbine gear oil, Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT, has been awarded a conformity statement by DNV GL, a third-party assessment body for renewable energy projects. This lubricant is now the only dedicated wind industry oil to receive this accolade, claims ExxonMobil. DNV GL's conformity ...
(ABC 6 News) -- Alliant Energy shut down some of its turbines on a Freeborn County wind farm after receiving a complaint. Spokesperson Justin Foss said someone reported ice from a turbine on the Bent Tree Wind Farm hitting a semi-truck on Highway 13. The farm is located in Hartland. Advertisement.
Giles Dickson, the CEO of the European wind energy trade body, WindEurope, told representatives from the European Commission this week that continued research into developing ever-larger wind turbines is vital to future cost reductions which can lead to meeting European Climate and Energy ...

... right now with several wind farm projects moving forward. Using materials that reduce the environmental impact of wind turbines through their life cycle through means a greater net positive energy output by the technology. The team has so far been testing the resin on components of wind turbine blades, ...
Don't be alarmed if you see massive wind turbines fall like giant trees along one of the busiest roads in northern Illinois. There are dozens of wind turbines along Interstate 39 in Lee County, and the Paw Paw Fire Protection District wants drivers to know it's no cause for panic when they start to come down.
Although wind turbines may seem like the epitome of "green" energy, scientists from Vanderbilt University are working on making them even greener. More specifically, they're looking at a resin that could save energy when turbine blades are being created, and that might make those blades more ...
Emergency responders shut down all lanes of U.S. 85 early Saturday morning after a crash involving a semi hauling a wind turbine equipment north of Brighton. According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler, police got a call about the crash about 4:26 a.m. Saturday. The semi was westbound on ...
From left: Tony Crombie, David Mahal (both Ventient Energy), Anth Mathias (Fire and Rescue Service), Simon Kelly (Ventient Energy), Mick Corfield, Tony Hardy, Al Hobson (all Fire and Rescue Service), Ricardo Rocha, Russell Hill, Kevin Thomson (all Ventient Energy). Picture by John Cuthbert.
... to interpretation of a 2015 statement by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government setting out new considerations relating to planning permission for wind turbines. He said: “The issue in this appeal is whether in granting planning permission for a wind turbine Gedling Borough Council ...
It is thought they could be employed to prevent the deaths of millions of birds every year that collide with wind turbines. When other structures such as .... A directional speaker mounted on a wind turbine can be used to alert approaching birds to the approaching danger. Bird anatomy means that when they ...
Doug Adams, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Daniel F. Flowers Professor, said that made wind turbines an ideal project for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, a consortium of industry, government and academic institutions aimed at ...
Down the hall is a smaller, yet still powerful version: a 7.5-MW wind turbine test rig. These machines — capable of mechanical and electrical testing — stress test the drivetrain systems of some of the largest wind turbines being produced today. Companies from around the world bring their wind turbines to ...
Gearbox reliability has always been a problem in the wind turbine industry, and continuing design modifications have not been able to fix all the issues with gear damage and turbine bearing. Therefore, owners and operators of wind turbines not only have to manage these reliability problems, but they also ...
BOSTON — Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm — a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island's waters. But the video does little to temper the concerns of commercial fishermen, which include ...
SUMR wind project recognized for innovative wind turbine design – The group designed specialized blades with a segmented structure. The new model enables them to adjust to changing wind speeds and directions, maximizing the amount of energy captured. The team was inspired by palm trees, which ...
After months of work, impassioned discussion and public input, the Ingersoll Township Planning Commission has a final wind turbine draft in place. Now, the next step ... on March 22, 2017. When the township board heard that wind turbines were a possibility, a decision was made to update the ordinance.
Fields of spinning wind turbines inspire thoughts of earth-friendly energy, but until now, generating wind power hasn't been as sustainable as people may have thought. It generally requires a great deal of time and energy to cure the type of resin that makes the 150-foot-wide fiberglass turbines strong and ...
Though common stereotypes might suggest otherwise, a preliminary analysis from a new three-year study led by Berkeley Lab has found that those living within 5 miles, or even half a mile, of a large wind turbine have generally positive attitudes towards wind power. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that ...
Would you buy a car, truck or tractor with the same reckless abandon that you sign a wind turbine lease? When friends, family and grandchildren ask why you allowed industrial wind turbines to be put up on the farm, what do you say? It won't matter, because they all moved away. Each night everyone will ...
FALMOUTH — Falmouth will get a major break on the $1.5 million debt it owes to the state Clean Energy Center, thanks to an agreement between local and state officials reached in connection to one of two wind turbines at the wastewater treatment plant. After a closed-door session Monday, Selectmen ...
The project is under the direction of Optimum Renewables, the same company that built the three wind towers east of Earlville several years ago. Owner Steve Thompson met with the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on Monday. Thompson says they'd like to pick back up with the project they initiated ...
More than a thousand onshore wind turbines were installed in the UK last year as energy companies scrambled to build new projects before government subsidies were scrapped. The surge produced new facilities capable of producing up to 2.6 gigawatts of electricity — double the 1.3 gigawatt capacity ...
Like many Milwaukeans, Deb Schampers of Bay View has driven past the wind turbine just south of the Hoan Bridge countless times. For years, she's been wondering about it: Why is it there? Why only one? Who benefits? Just for fun, during her daily commutes, Deb made up her own answers -- “It was ...
YATES, N.Y. (WIVB) — An Orleans County town is still fighting to keep wind turbines out of their community. Leaders in the Town of Yates have amended a law to more strongly oppose turbines. Lighthouse Wind wants to install as many as 71 industrial wind turbines along the Lake Ontario shoreline in ...
Hitachi nears $827m-plus deal for wind turbines with Taiwan. Breezy Taiwan Strait offers chance for island to curb reliance on nuclear power. KENSAKU IHARA, Nikkei staff writer. Hitachi's wind turbines in Mie Prefecture, in western Japan. The company is expected to win its first overseas order from ...
The renewables arm of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) has announced sighing a deal to supply turbines for a 360-MW portion of Engie SA's (EPA:ENGI) Umburanas wind energy project in Brazil. Renewables Now reports that GE Renewable Energy will deliver 144 units of its 2.5-116 turbines for the project ...
Residents of Amherst Island say their quality of life has dramatically changed since a company called Windlectric Inc. starting constructing 26 wind turbines. Residents say the construction has led to poor road conditions, road closures and ferry delays.
In a special meeting in January, the commission reviewed the county's ordinance on wind turbines and approved 22 of the proposed wind turbine site plans. Due to concerns related to shadow flicker, noise, environmental impact, and setbacks, the commission agreed to continue discussion on the ...
Scott Novack, senior developer for Cypress Creek Renewables, Santa Monica., Calif., speaks on the benefits of a solar farm during a McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday at the Government Center in downtown Bloomington. LEWIS MARIEN, THE PANTAGRAPH. Facebook · Twitter ...
... seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. It was founded in 1945, and as of 2013, it is the largest wind turbine company in the world. Using technology to create in-house solutions, Vestas unveiled its new anti-icing system at the WinterWorld cold-climate conference in Sweden. The company notes the ...
A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard, have demonstrated a new, structure inspired by shark skin that could improve the aerodynamic performance of planes, wind turbines, drones and cars. Credit: James Weaver/Havard University. To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers ...
Two large, flat-screen televisions at Monday's meeting showed renderings of what those turbines might look like at 99th Street. The images showed a solid line of steel forms against a blue sky along the horizon — relatively small and distant but clearly recognizable as wind turbines. “We don't want to have ...
Renewable Energy Systems, or RES, was considering Fulton County for its project before officials there banned wind turbines. Baker recalled attending a Fulton County Commissioners meeting last month held at 6 p.m., as opposed to the Cass County Commissioners' meetings at 1 p.m. the first Monday of ...
The Somerset Town Board unanimously passed laws Monday that would make it almost impossible for Apex Clean Energy to construct its proposed wind-power project in the town. The Virginia company, however, said it will continue to seek review of its plans through the state siting process in hopes of ...
She asked me, as editor of the local newspaper, what was my take about all this wind turbine talk. What was the straight story? Should we allow them to come to our community? Will we regret it? And I gave it to her straight: Wind turbines will increase the tax revenue for both the local governing bodies and ...
A controversial proposal to erect 38 wind power turbines near the Lewis-Thurston county line has a surprising supporter in its corner — the Black Hills Audubon Society. The electricity-generating wind turbines are known to cause deaths to birds who fail to navigate outside of the path of the spinning blades.


 

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