Construction of a 120-m mast for wind measurements at Test Site Lelystad has been completed by Ecofys Wind Turbine Testing Services.

Tallest mast for wind measurement fully operational

Ecofys completes construction of 120-m mast at Test Site Lelystad in the Netherlands. Construction of a 120-m mast for wind measurements at Test Site Lelystad has been completed by Ecofys Wind Turbine Testing Services. The met mast is the tallest mast of its kind in Northwest Europe to date and will deliver meteorological data for

Lincolnweld flux and electrode section guide

Weld a better turbine tower with the right electrode and flux

Welding a turbine tower is a specialized task that deserves more than general-purpose electrotrodes. Lincoln Electric has recognized the need and after some development recommends several electrodes and fluxes.   Wind-tower fabrication demands welds with high impact toughness for harsh environments. The company’s family of submerged arc consumables has over 10 flux and electrode combinations

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AWEA Wind Energy Summit spotlights Ohio, Sept 24 in Columbus

In many ways, Ohio represents a microcosm of the challenges and potential the wind energy industry faces nationally. It has a sound public policy framework with the renewable energy law and statewide siting, and a great mix of solid wind resources near lots of electricity consumption and transmission infrastructure, but the challenges the industry faces


Milbank represents lenders in financing of Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind Project

Construction to begin on 218 MW wind farm project; deal is latest in series of major financings by Milbank for large U.S. renewable energy providers In its latest large project financing in the U.S. renewable energy sector, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented the lender group in funding the construction of a major new

3 Tier mf tool

3TIER provides forecasts for power scheduling and trading

Efficient wind plant operations, energy integration, and power trading require quick decisions with substantial exposure to risk. Such decisions impact production, operational costs, and ultimately project profitability. As one of the largest wind power forecasters in the world, 3TIER says it delivers the accuracy and context needed to manage risk and optimize operations at a

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Lazard finds the cost of wind power dropped 50% in last 4 yr

Financial advisory firm Lazard has released an analytical report with an encouraging conclusion – the cost of wind power has come down by more than 50% in the past four years. The firm says that during an extended period of change and volatility, it has remained focused on the evolution of Alternative Energy and its convergence

Wind Talk

Wind Talk: Gaining offshore wind support in Northeast Ohio

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) recently announced that its POWER Pledge program to build local stakeholder support for the development of an offshore wind farm on Lake Erie had received more than 4,500 signatures from people living and working in Northeast Ohio. In this Wind Talk podcast, LEEDCo President Dr. Lorry Wagner describes the

Worked toiled for over a year constructing this wind forest. Dozens of towers each support 10 Osiris 1.6 turbines.

Windpower forest proves bigger is not always better

Tar Chalome, a vast wetland south of Bangkok, is known for crocodiles, poisonous snakes, and spicy seafood. Now, it will be known for a powerful contradiction of terms: the world’s biggest small wind farm. More than two dozen towers rise from the wetland, each holding 10 small-wind turbines. Locals, struck by the complexity of the


PowerWind installs first wind turbine in Indiana

The Shenandoah School Corporation has completed the installation of a wind turbine manufactured by PowerWind Ltd with the support of SUREnergy and the project’s owner Performance Services. Beyond environmental benefits and the reduction of electricity bills, the wind turbine provides an opportunity for the students to gain a better understanding of the technology and environmental

Platform FINO 3, which started operation in mid-2009 in the North Sea approximately 70 km to the west of Sylt, is equipped with wind and meteorological measuring systems from GL Garrad Hassan.

GL Garrad Hassan commissioned for “FINO Wind” research project

DWD (the German Weather Service) has commissioned GL Garrad Hassan for an extensive sub-project within the scope of the “FINO Wind” research project. This involves taking an inventory of the metadata, utilization and collection of LiDAR wind measurement data for the correction of mast effects, as well as the uncertainty estimation and assessment of the