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http://www.infineon.com/energy-efficiency - Energy means life: It heats houses, powers cars and lights megacities. The global appetite for energy is voracious, while resources are dwindling. One third of the energy consumed worldwide is electricity and the trend is rising. The name of the key energy source of the future is energy efficiency. Optimal electricity use is achieved by harnessing smart semiconductor technology: Innovative chip solutions fine-tune cars, industrial plants, consumer and household electronics to use less energy. And smart meters permit evaluation of every kilowatt hour with to-the-minute accuracy, helping to save electricity. The future of Wind Energy can be identified in offshore areas worldwide. Looking just at the North- and Baltic Sea, around 30 offshore win...
Coastal winds blow stronger and more consistently than they do on land; harnessing that potential has always been the issue. Politics, Productivity and Professionalism have finally come together 16 miles off the coast of Rhode Island at the Block Island Wind Farm. The first offshore wind project in the history of the United States is now turning heads – and its turbines.
A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines and cover an extended area of hundreds of square miles, but the land between the turbines may be used for agricultural or other purposes. A wind farm can also be located offshore. Many of the largest operational onshore wind farms are located in Germany, China and the United States. For example, the largest wind farm in the world, Gansu Wind Farm in China has a capacity of over 6,000 MW of power in 2012 with a goal of 20,000 MW by 2020. The Muppandal Wind farm in Tamil Nadu, India is the largest onshore wind farm outside of China, with a capacity of 1,500 MW. As of April 2013, the 630 MW London Array in the UK is the largest...
http://www.siemens.com/energy Have you ever wondered what goes on during the installation of a wind power plant at sea? Watch this video and learn more about what really happens. You´ll never have an opportunity to get this close again! http://www.siemens.com/wind
If experts to be believed then five years down the line, India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.. The initiative which is a part of the country's green energy development programmes, is being implemented in close cooperation with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and National Institute of Wind Energy. A 100-megawatt pilot project will likely be installed in ocean off Gujarat in about three years. A new power generating sector under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in Industry (FOWIND) programme funded by the European Union will start under the project. FOWIND is supported by Euro 4 million grant from the Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme and Euro 500,000 contribution through the Gujarat Power Corp Ltd ...
In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.
Wave power is the transport of energy by wind waves, and the capture of that energy to do useful work – for example, electricity generation, water desalination, or the pumping of water (into reservoirs). A machine able to exploit wave power is generally known as a wave energy converter (WEC). Wave power is distinct from the diurnal flux of tidal power and the steady gyre of ocean currents. Wave-power generation is not currently a widely employed commercial technology, although there have been attempts to use it since at least 1890. In 2008, the first experimental wave farm was opened in Portugal, at the Aguçadoura Wave Park Physical concepts Waves are generated by wind passing over the surface of the sea. As long as the waves propagate slower than the wind speed just above the waves, the...
The High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link DolWin1 connects offshore wind farms 75 kilometers off the German coast in the DolWin cluster with the country’s transmission grid. The grid connection can integrate 800 megawatts of offshore wind power, enough to supply around one million households with clean energy. http://new.abb.com/dolwin1
Illustrating the strength and width of the Danish offshore wind energy industry
The Dudgeon offshore wind farm is an exciting £1.5 billion project to harness offshore wind to power more than 410,000 UK homes. This 402MW offshore wind farm will be located some 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk. The project is now under development and the first of the 67 turbines will come on stream early 2017.
Very few people get the chance to go to the top of an offshore wind turbine. But with 360° virtual reality video, everybody can. To experience the 360° view, just use the cursor on your display or watch by moving your tablet or smartphone. Safari does not yet support 360° virtual reality video. Use Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer instead.
PETERHEAD, SCOTLAND — Scotland's notoriously strong winds could pan out to be a blessing in disguise after the Scottish government recently approved plans for a floating wind farm right off of the Scottish coast. According to the Guardian, Statoil, a Norwegian energy company, plans to build a floating wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland by the end of 2017. The floating wind farm, called the Hywind floating wind farm, will consist of five, 258-meter-high floating wind turbines. Each will have a floating steel tube filled with ballast as their base and they will be tethered to the seafloor by three moorings. Each of the five wind turbines will have a six-megawatt capacity, and together they will be able to power an estimated 20,000 homes. Because they're not actually ...
A number of projects are under way around Japan’s coast to develop offshore wind power Japan has developed an advanced form of this platform that it expects will create demand in the rest of the world.
Cofely Fabricom built the High Voltage Substation for the new offshore Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm. This transformer station will collect the electricity generated by 43 windmills, transform this from 33kV to 150KV and will also be the point of departure for the over 25 kilometre long electricity cable that transports the electricity to the mainland.
Advanced scientific buoys are being readied in Sequim Bay for deployment to measure the strength of winds off U.S coasts. The buoys are equipped with highly sophisticated meteorological and oceanographic equipment that will provide important data about the potential for development of offshore wind turbines to generate massive amounts of electrical power - equivalent to 25 nuclear power plants. The wind buoy research project is operated by the Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Sequim, WA. A report from Ed Evans of KSQM FM in Sequim.
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By means of the National Energy Agreement, the Dutch government wants to achieve a substantial increase in the share of wind energy in the Netherlands’ energy mix. To increase offshore wind energy capacity, the government has designated three zones in the North Sea for the development of new wind farms. The offshore wind farms will be connected to the national transmission grid by means of an offshore electricity grid. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has expressed its intentions to appoint TenneT as the operator of the offshore grid. As the offshore grid operator, TenneT can realize its ambition to facilitate the transition to a more renewable energy supply. TenneT is committed to an intensive stakeholder consultation process with respect to e.g. technical and planning issues concerning...
An introduction to London Array and how we use the power of the wind to generate electricity.
Queen Margrethe II opens the largest Danish offshore wind farm. 400 megawatts from Kattegat. Enough power to cover four percent of Danish electricity demand. 111 Siemens wind turbines, and a five-year service contract. Construction and installation in only 262 days. All this on budget and on schedule. An example of excellent project management and a large-scale project in the home country of Siemens Wind Power.
Fireworks and an offshore electrical storm. Several large lightning bolts hitting water.