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Fukushima to be Home to Largest Ever Off Shore Wind Farm

July 16, 2013 / No Comments

If you would remember, Japan’s Fukushima was completely shaken when the earthquake and tsunami struck in 2011. Adding to its woes, the nuclear disaster that was a byproduct of the natural calamity brought down all morale the city had left within itself. But then, as Japan as proved earlier too, these disasters have failed to bog the city down. The coastal ...

RWE Innogy Installs Powerful Wind Turbine Off Belgium Coast

March 26, 2012 / No Comments

German energy major RWE Innogy has installed a turbine with a rated capacity of 6.15 megawatts at the offshore Thornton Bank wind farm. Perhaps the world's most powerful wind turbine till date, the installation of the first 6 MW turbine in a commercial offshore wind farm marks another step along the road towards larger offshore wind power plants with powerful ...

‘Three Gorges of the Land’ to Churn 40GW Despite Being Wind Powered

July 7, 2009 / No Comments

It is not often that we come across wind powered electricity generation projects that have the capacity of producing 40GW. Surreal as it may sound, but the 'Three Gorges of the Land' project being constructed outside the northwestern city of Jiuquan in Gansu Province is capable of achieving such high standards. The achievement will be phased in however, as only 5GW ...

Suzlon Energy Clarifies on Broken Turbine Blade in the US

October 24, 2008 / No Comments

India-based Suzlon Energy Ltd - the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Asia, announced on Friday that one of their wind turbine blades in the US, suffered an extremely rare and unusual incident, accidental breakage. [caption id="attachment_2064" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Suzlon windmill farm at Chitradurga"][/caption] We're talking about a "single V2 blade on a Suzlon S.88 turbine", while the rest are still operating without ...

England, Wind Power ‘Capital City’ in Europe

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

The north-east of England is soon to become the centre of an enormous wind farm industry that is being proposed to be set up because of its close proximity to the sea. Today with 3GW (a supply enough for 2m homes) of the 75GW of electricity consumed, Britain has come up to the fifth position, leaving behind Denmark in the ...

Largest Wind Farm in Africa, to be Built in Ethiopia

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

The Ethiopian Electricity Corporation realized that they were falling short on energy resources and needed to add some extra sources to meet the demand. But instead of following the conventional method of installing huge power plants, they decided to build a wind farm instead. Built in north Ethiopia this 120 megawatt Ashegoba wind farm would generate 15% of the nation's power ...

AeroCam – New Generation Wind Turbine

June 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

Broadstar Wind Systems has designed what is supposed to the be next generation wind turbine. Based on principles first established by the French aeronautical engineer Georges Jean Marie Darrieus who invented a wind turbine capable of operating from any direction and under adverse weather conditions, the AeroCam is capable of generating power virtually anywhere. Though it looks a lot like a ...

T. Boone Pickens Jr, Bets on Wind Power

June 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

T. Boone Pickens Jr. is one of Texas’s richest oil men who's making a small fortune every minute thanks to the high oil prices. He's also now seemingly setting his safety net by building the largest wind farm in the world (he says). The farm will have a 4,000 megawatts generating capability, enough to be able to power 1.3 million ...