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Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as wind turbines, windmills, windpumps. The total amount of economically extractable power available from the wind is considerably more than present human power use from all sources.(Wikipedia)

Wind turbine to power university’s alternative-energy research and education – Windpower Engineering (press release)

Windpower Engineering (press release)Wind turbine to power university’s alternative-energy research and educationWindpower Engineering (press release)Donation of a new wind turbine will boost alternative-energy research and educational opportunities at the University of Dayton Research Institute’s (UDRI’s) Energy Experience Center (EEC). The 6-kW turbine, valued at more than $25,000, was donated by …

Q&A: ‘It is important to create value beyond turbine sales’ – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyQ&A: ‘It is important to create value beyond turbine sales’Windpower MonthlySpeaking exclusively to Windpower Monthly, Vestas’ northern and central European president Nils de Baar explains the rationale behind the move, and what it takes to be successful as competition intensifies. Why did Vestas decide to take a holding in …

IEEFA update: The American wind-energy horse is out of the barn – Windpower Engineering (press release)

Windpower Engineering (press release)IEEFA update: The American wind-energy horse is out of the barnWindpower Engineering (press release)Average wind-power purchase agreements had fallen to $20 per megawatt-hour (MWh) by 2016, and in December 2017, Xcel Energy — the Minnesota company that provides power to millions of customers across eight states — reported that a …Analysis: Wind Power Prices Low, But Decline Unlikely to ContinuePower Engineering MagazineReinventing Power Documentary Highlights Community Benefits Of Renewable EnergyCleanTechnicaall 3 news articles »

GE, GPG secure wind-turbine contract for Australia’s Crookwell 2 Wind Farm – Windpower Engineering (press release)

Windpower Engineering (press release)GE, GPG secure wind-turbine contract for Australia’s Crookwell 2 Wind FarmWindpower Engineering (press release)GE Renewable Energy announced an agreement with Global Power Generation Australia (GPG) to supply and install 28 3.4-MW wind turbines at one of Australia’s largest renewable developments, the 91-MW Crookwell 2 Wind Farm near Goulburn.

Germany extends citizens’ permitting requirement – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyGermany extends citizens’ permitting requirementWindpower MonthlyThe advantages enjoyed by citizens’ projects had created uncertainty in the German onshore market, according to the German Wind Energy Association (BWE). Citizens’ groups had enjoyed a 54-month implementation period for projects — two years longer …

UK onshore wind to fall below wholesale price by 2023 | Windpower … – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyUK onshore wind to fall below wholesale price by 2023 | Windpower …Windpower MonthlyInstead of needing a subsidy, onshore wind farms would pay back the extra money they receive, saving UK consumers £1.6 billion (€1.82 billion) over the …New report highlights cost-saving benefits of onshore wind in the UKWindpower Engineering (press release)Onshore wind farms could blow in £1.6bn of savingsThe Timesall 10 news articles »

Skeptical about wind power economics – theday.com

Skeptical about wind power economicstheday.comDavid Collins’ column “Pros and cons of $15 million dollar investment at State Pier to accommodate offshore wind projects” (June 1), was slanted toward skepticism and Benjamin Kail’s article “Region’s leaders pitch New London to offshore wind suppliers …

Maine should push offshore wind power, report says – WorkBoat

WorkBoatMaine should push offshore wind power, report saysWorkBoatEven as other states move faster, Maine has big potential to develop “next-generation” offshore wind energy technology with floating turbines, according to a new report by clean-energy advocates. The American Jobs Project, a California-based nonprofit …and more »

System Can Shut Down Wind Turbines To Save Eagles – Forbes

ForbesSystem Can Shut Down Wind Turbines To Save EaglesForbesWind turbines kill birds. Maybe not as many as some opponents would have you believe, but it’s a problem for the renewable energy industry (along with improper siting in bird flight paths). Of course, coal-fired energy in the United States kills birds …

Renewable energy: Springtime is boom time for wind energy – KPVI News 6

KPVI News 6Renewable energy: Springtime is boom time for wind energyKPVI News 6Idaho is an attractive state for wind energy, but similar to solar power, it’s hard to predict when that energy will be online. Idaho Wind Partners has had wind projects in the state since 2010. Historically, the windiest months are March through May …

Dansk Energi blasts ‘political playing time’ – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyDansk Energi blasts ‘political playing time’Windpower MonthlyTherefore, there is no reason for prolonged political playing time,” said Lars Aagaard, CEO of Danish Energy. “The sand in the hourglass is running out in relation to clarity of offshore wind, energy efficiency and taxes that can pave the way for the …

PNE Wind rebrands with new strategy – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyPNE Wind rebrands with new strategyWindpower MonthlyThe company will now be known as PNE, which stands for Pure New Energy, it announced. PNE will continue to worke in all phases of wind farm development and ownership, but will also op…

Site approved for 1GW-plus Australian hybrid – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlySite approved for 1GW-plus Australian hybridWindpower MonthlyBut the state has approved Windlab’s plans for an up-to-1.2GW hybrid wind-solar-storage plant, AGL’s plans for the 115-turbine, 453MW Cooper’s Gap site; and Neoen’s Kaban Green Power Hub, which could have a wind capacity of up to 160MW and battery …

Britain Has Gone Nine Days Without Wind Power – Bloomberg

BloombergBritain Has Gone Nine Days Without Wind PowerBloombergThe wind drought has pushed up day-ahead power prices to the highest level for the time of year for at least a decade. Apart from a surge expected around June 14, wind levels are forecast t…

Germany entangled in onshore auction dilemma – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyGermany entangled in onshore auction dilemmaWindpower MonthlyIn 2014-2016, roughly 100-120 permits for wind turbine units totalling 300-330MW were granted per month in Germany — ignoring the permitting rush towards the end of 2016 to capture feed-in tariff support for projects implemented before end-2018.