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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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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
ABB in Germany is implementing a technology which allows them to connect several offshore windfarms located around 50 km out in the North Sea to German electrical grid. Raphael Görner presents HVDC Light - a direct current technology that allows to transport 800 MW of electricity with low losses and provide more green energy to European citizens.
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.
See the construction of the offshore wind farm which can provide clean electricity for 320,000 German households.
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.
How does one transmit energy from a wind turbine to a consumer? What strategies are used to ensure the efficient transmission of electricity from offshore wind farms? Watch this video on the electrical aspects of wind turbines to know more.
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