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West Texas A & M, and UL break ground on advanced wind turbine test facility

Officials at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), representatives from Underwriters Laboratories LLC (UL) and other dignitaries recently broke ground at the WTAMU’s Nance Ranch for a large scale wind turbine testing facility. The ground-breaking ceremony marks the collaboration between WTAMU and UL in association with The DEWI Group, a UL company. The entities have signed

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GL Garrad Hassan Project FORCE to accelerate cost reductions for offshore wind

GL Garrad Hassan has launched an ambitious project to bring fresh thinking to the design of offshore wind turbines. Project FORCE (turbine optimization FOr Reduced Cost of Energy) will build on GL Garrad Hassan’s expertise in turbine design, control system engineering, and structural modeling. The project will systematically consider new technologies that can be applied

The Northern Power Systems 100 wind turbine specifically supports microgrids, such as this one in North Kohala, Hawaii.

Northern Power Systems turbine benefits Hawaiian farmers

Several farmers in North Kohala, Hawaii, are benefitting from an off-grid water-pumping system powered by a Northern Power NPS 100 wind turbine. Like many others in remote locations and island communities, North Kohala farmers have been searching for an alternative to using polluting, expensive diesel fuel to generate electricity. This microgrid project, known as SkyGrid


Brazil’s largest wind developer adopts remote sensing systems from Second Wind

Brazil’s largest wind energy developer has adopted Second Wind’s remote sensing technology as part of its standard practice in wind measurement. The agreement by São Paulo-based Casa dos Ventos Energias Renováveis to purchase Second Wind’s Triton SoDARs and Pentalum Technologies Ltd.’s SpiDAR LiDARs represents a significant endorsement of remote sensing technology as an essential complement


Grouting continues at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

The foundation installation at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is well underway, with half of the 160 monopiles installed at the 576MW offshore wind farm. FoundOcean has been securing the turbine transition pieces to the monopiles using BASF’s high strength Masterflow 9500 grout, the only grout which comes with a Statement of Compliance

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Broadwind to present at Sidoti Semi Annual Microcap Conference

Broadwind Energy recently announced that Peter Duprey, president and CEO, and Stephanie Kushner, executive vice president and CFO, will present at Sidoti & Company’s Semi Annual Microcap Conference in New York City on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11:20 a.m. local time. The presentation slides will be available on the investor page of Management

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Maine can claim it’s First to Float a U.S. turbine, and more

The U.S. offshore industry marked a couple milestones with the launch of its first offshore turbine. And not long before that, a barge on Lake Erie took core samples from the lake bottom in preparation of turbine foundations for a wind farm on the U.S. North Coast. On the East Coast, the University of Maine’s

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Huge wind turbines will cut offshore costs 38% in 7 yrs, says developer

Massive wind turbines with almost 100m blades will cut the cost of offshore wind energy by at least 38% in seven years, according to a Danish company. Dong Energy, the world’s largest developer and operator of offshore wind farms, aims to cut the cost of wind energy in the North Sea to less than €100

Multiple beams are used to build a detailed picture of wind flow over an entire site. It is particularly useful in post appraisals. Using Galion software, users can identify and measure wakes accurately to greatly improve model validation. Vertical cross section and sector-arc scans allow measuring the wind anywhere within range and acquiring detailed flow maps.

Academics choose SgurrEnergy’s Galion Lidar for wind research

Two universities have recently purchased long range Galion Lidar from renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy. The Centre for Advanced Condition Monitoring (CACM) at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and the Atmospheric Science Program of Indiana University (IU) in the U.S. will use the Galion for wind energy research projects. Galion Lidar is a powerful wind

By 2012, Colorado had installed 2,301 MW of wind and 258 MW of solar, but the state's wind ranking was slipping nationally, signaling a market slowdown. The RES may reverse the trend.

Colorado Legislature approves the state’s RES in SB 252

The Colorado General Assembly has approved a bill to expand and improve the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) to drive clean energy investment, jobs, and project development in rural Colorado. The bill now goes to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk for consideration. SB 252, cosponsored by Senate President John Morse and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, protects