Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Eiffel tower generates wind energy

  Through two vertical axis wind turbines, the Eiffel tower now generates wind energy in order to power its commercial areas on the first floor.   A US-based renewable energy company called UGE International Ltd. partnered with the Société d’Exploitation … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 26, 2015 |

Wind production taxes create revenue for Wyoming

  According to the state’s Department of Revenue, Wyoming made over $4 million in wind production taxes last year, $2.7 million of which will be divvied among Albany, Carbon, Converse, Laramie, Natrona and Uinta counties. The revenues of wind production … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 24, 2015 |

A 10 year milestone for Iowa Lakes wind energy project

  A project that started at Iowa Lakes Community College in order to generate electricity and cut down on costs turned into a full Wind Energy & Turbine Technology program 10 year ago.   Al Zeit, who had 20 years … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 19, 2015 |

Offshore wind farm effects are simulated using software

  With the help of National Oceanography Centre and STFC’s Hartree Centre, the University of Liverpool is using TELEMAC3D software developed by EDF Energy to simulate the effects of an offshore wind farm. EDF Energy has funded this work along … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 18, 2015 |

NHMRC finds little evidence of adverse health effects from wind farms

  Today, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released a statement which concludes ‘there is currently no consistent evidence that wind farms cause adverse health effects in humans.’   The summary outlines the findings:   “Overall, the body … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 12, 2015 |

Wind power generates almost 44% of new electricity in the EU in 2014

  According to EWEA’s 2014 European statistics report, almost 11.4GW of wind power was installed in the European Union in 2014, a total worth of between €13.1 billion and €18.7 billion.   Germany led the EU in new wind installations … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 10, 2015 |

Wind energy continues to break records, this time in the UK

  According to the National Grid, the month of January saw a new record in wind energy production for the UK, when it made up a whopping 14% of Britain’s electricity requirements. Wind generated 4.13 terawatt hours which is enough … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 5, 2015 |

Big news for small wind: IRS requires third-party certification

  Anyone looking to take advantage of the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for their small wind turbine must now be sure it is third-party certified.   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States has decided to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 4, 2015 |

VP of Orenda gives advice to farmers interested in wind energy

  Steve McMahon, VP of Sales and Marketing at Orenda, has an article published in Farmers Guardian where he gives solid advice to farmers interested in wind energy projects.   Here are Steve’s top tips:   When considering embarking on a … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 4, 2015 |