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Here’s one way of making sure the traffic light is always “green”: a team of researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is working on a three-year green energy project that would use wind and solar energy to power street and traffic lights, while integrating excess electricity into the municipal power grid.
Last year, a small wind …
The MSU Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory hums with high-energy activity as researchers here develop technologies that will keep pace with increasing consumer demand for cleaner, more efficient, and more affordable energy.
Meet two of these researchers.
Fang Z. Peng, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the laboratory, specializes in wind and solar energy research as well as hybrid electric vehicle research. An IEEE Distinguished Lecturer who has given lectures to industry in the United States and abroad, Peng has been involved with power conversion technology since his days …
KIT CARSON WINDPOWER PROJECT OPERATIONAL
Eastern Colorado wind farm is Tri-State’s newest power resource
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced today the completion of the Kit Carson Windpower Project, a 51-megawatt wind farm located in east-central Colorado. The wholesale power supplier is purchasing the output of the facility through a 20-year agreement with a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK).
“The Kit Carson Windpower Project is another component in the continuing diversification of Tri-State’s resource portfolio to meet …
The long-embattled Cape Wind project won federal approval today, marking a major step toward becoming the first US offshore wind-power project and paving the way for a new source of renewable energy for America.
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In Pictures: The answer is blowing in the wind
For nearly a decade, regulatory battles have pitted residents of Massachusetts’ cape and islands, Indian …
… to further environmental review and public comment before any final decision is made on a proposed project.
The aim of “Smart from the Start” is to facilitate siting, leasing and construction of new wind projects in the shallow Atlantic Ocean between Massachusetts and Virginia. DOI believes that part of the OCS, with its strong wind resource and proximity to major load centers, offers the best opportunity for the US to begin generating offshore wind energy.
Salazar also envisions the initiative as allowing DOI to identify priority offshore Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) for potential development, and to improve the …
… to provide their Wind Turbine Obstacle Collision Avoidance System (OCAS) at the Talbot Wind Energy Project near Chatham, Ontario. RES Canada is the developer, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and partial owner of the Talbot Wind Energy Project. The 98.9 MW Talbot wind farm consists of 43 Siemens turbines.
The OCAS solution utilizes patented radar technology mounted on the turbine tower to detect approaching aircraft and activates the turbine strobe lights for a primary visual warning as required by Transport Canada. This keeps the lights off at all times unless an aircraft approaches the wind turbines. If the aircraft does not take measures to avoid the …
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The table shows that the average cost of a wind farm formed by 5 turbines of 2 MW each is 10,320,000. As usual, this is a rough estimation but it gives an idea of the size of investment we need to make upfront.
Once the wind farm has been built, there are Operation & Maintenance (O&M) costs to take into account. O&M costs are related to a number of cost components, including:
- Land rent
- Regular maintenance
- Spare parts
- Own electricity consumption …
… wholly owned subsidiary Hatchet Ridge Wind, LLC, the lessee of a 101.2 megawatt (MW) wind energy project located in Burney, California. The project produces clean power equivalent to the annual energy use of 44,000 California homes. MetLife’s investment was supported by long-term institutional lease debt arranged by Credit Agricole Securities. Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank provided a long-term letter of credit facility. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Hatchet Ridge Wind is the only commercial-scale wind project in California to reach operation this year. Hatchet Ridge Wind began full operation on October 27, 2010, one year after the project …
Greengate Power Receives Provincial Approval for Canada’s Largest Wind Energy Project
Calgary, AB, March 10, 2011 - Greengate Power Corporation (“Greengate”) has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (“AUC”) to construct and operate its Blackspring Ridge I Wind Project pursuant to Section 11 of the Alberta Hydro and Electric Act. Greengate is expecting to begin construction on the project in 2012, with a target commercial operation date of 2013.
Upon completion, the Blackspring Ridge I Wind Project is expected to be Canada’s largest operating wind energy project with a total generating capacity of 300 MW. …
Vestas Wind (VWDRY) Selects Broadwind Energy (BWEN) Wind Towers For Glacier Hills Project
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08:07:01 pm on November 29, 2010
Broadwind Energy (BWEN) it was selected by Vestas Wind (VWDRY) to be the wind tower supplier for the Glacier Hills Wind Park in Wisconsin. The 90 turbine project is expected to generate enough renewable electricity to power nearly 50K homes.
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Jess Collins, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Broadwind, stated, “We congratulate Vestas for …