wind turbine Stories May 17

Danish wind turbine giant Vestas has announced today that it, along with a coalition of industry and academic leaders, has figured out how to fully recycle wind turbine blades.

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wind turbine Stories May 4

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Oxford Brookes University researchers think wind turbines should be vertical.
  • The US Interior Department approves a solar farm in the California desert.
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wind turbine Stories April 26

A team at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow has figured out how to recycle glass-reinforced polymer composites (GRP) that are used in wind turbine blades. The university has partnered with Norwegian offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind and green investment company Aker Horizons to implement its new technology.

This plan could potentially prevent a huge number of wind turbine blades from ending up in garbage dumps.

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wind turbine Stories April 1

GE Renewable Energy has made an agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy, a global clean energy developer and operator, to provide wind turbines for the 1.48 gigawatt North Central Wind Energy Facilities in Oklahoma.

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wind turbine Stories February 10

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas today announced the launch of its new offshore wind turbine – the V236-15.0MW. It replaces US conglomerate GE’s 14MW Haliade-X as having the distinction of being the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.

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wind turbine Stories October 29, 2020

Donald Trump hates wind turbines, and he repeats this constantly. He regurgitated his false gripe about the green energy source killing birds yet again last week during the final presidential debate.

So just how threatening are wind turbines to our feathered friends? There are much bigger threats to the global bird population than this green energy source.

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wind turbine Stories October 6, 2020

British prime minister Boris Johnson declared today at the Conservative Party conference that the UK would become “the world leader in clean wind energy.” He committed £160 million ($207 million) to upgrade ports and factories in northern England, Scotland, and Wales in order to build wind turbines.

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wind turbine Stories August 21, 2020

A study from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) found that painting one out of four white wind turbine blades black reduces the number of birds killed by the blades by 72%.

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wind turbine Stories September 6, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • UN: A decade of renewables quadruples capacity — and it’s led by solar.
  • The advantages and challenges of super-tall wind turbine towers.
  • Extreme weather is driving battery-powered energy storage.
  • Crops under solar panels is a win for both.

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wind turbine Stories February 11, 2019

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, New England energy company Eversource buys into offshore wind. Wind turbine technician an in-demand job in Texas. Georgetown University solar farm draws criticism.

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