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Manufacturing Wind Turbine Gear Drives

Siemens Winergy Drive Systems and Siemens Drive Technologies have officially opened a second plant producing wind turbine gear drives in Elgin, Illinois. The new 170,000 square foot plant (expandable up to 330,000 square feet) was…

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Australia’s ‘Best’ Wind Farm Gains Planning Approval

Hornsdale Wind Farm will generate approximately 1,050,000 mega watt hours of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid each year, thereby making a major contribution to Australia‚Äôs greenhouse gas reductions. These reductions will be…

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Snowtown II Wind Farm to Power 180,000 Homes

Snowtown II Wind Farm in Australia will power 180,000 homes © The Lead South Australia The second stage of South Australia’s largest wind farm was officially launched yesterday, ahead of time and under budget. Trustpower-owned…

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Youth Speak Out For Wind Energy

The Zayed Future Energy Prize aims to inspire the next generation of global energy innovators to create solutions for the future. Winners have been announced in the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize. His Highness General…

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Nordex Strengthens It’s Turkish Wind Position

Nordex is supplying 50 turbines for four wind farm projects in Turkey. Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex is strengthening its position in the Turkish market with delivery and service contracts with two long-standing customers for four…

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U.S. Accelerates Offshore Wind Projects

U.S. offshore wind project map. (Click for larger image.) DOE Building on the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy for developing domestic energy resources, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced seven awards for offshore wind projects…

Environmental Impact Assessments for Offshore Wind Farms

Wind power has proven itself to be a viable renewable energy option.
Unfortunately, it is not without drawbacks. Utility-scale turbines inevitably have an impact on their environment. This is obvious with onshore turbines, but the effects are less apparent with offshore turbines, where they are out of sight and out of mind.