Monthly Archives: April 2015

Wind turbine inspections with drones?!

  A two-year study is being conducted by the University of North Dakota’s Technology Accelerator research center to develop Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) which would automate inspections for wind turbines and other hard to reach equipment in different industries.   … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 28, 2015 |

How Denmark is making a difference with wind power

  Denmark made a commitment back in the 1970’s to invest in renewable energy like wind power and develop their own oil and gas reserves when members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries stopped shipping oil to Europe. It … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 27, 2015 |

Research in Abu Dhabi is being used to determine wind farm viability

  Scientists in the United Arab Emirates have been studying long-term variations in wind in order to determine the viability of future wind farm projects in the country.   Prof Taha Ouarda, head of the Institute Centre for Water and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 21, 2015 |

Canadian company to build Saik’uz First Nation Wind Farm in BC

  Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has signed a 50/50 partnership with Saik’uz First Nation to develop the 210MW Nulki Hills wind farm near Vanderhoof, British Columbia.   The project isn’t quite in the clear yet though, it is currently undergoing … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 20, 2015 |

The DOE will invest $1.75m to help protect bats from wind turbines

  The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced its plans to invest $1.75million on 5 projects that are expected to protect bats from collisions with wind turbines.   According to their press release:   This funding will support projects in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 16, 2015 |

Siemens Canada secures 100MW wind farm

  Siemens Canada has just announced its involvement in Northland Power’s Grand Bend Wind Farm. The company will be supplying and installing 40 SWT-3.2-113 direct-drive wind turbines, which will generate enough electricity to power over 30,000 Ontario homes.   Construction … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 15, 2015 |

Vestas to install another 21MW wind farm in Costa Rica

  One of the leading manufacturers of wind turbines in the world, Vestas, has recently signed an order for a 21MW wind farm, called Mogote, to be located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.   According to the Vestas … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 7, 2015 |

University students harness wind energy from metro trains

  A group of University students from Delhi came up with a plan to generate electricity by harnessing the wind energy produced by Metro trains.   The Kalindi College project, which is now 2 years in the making, has the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 7, 2015 |

Orenda Energy enters into licensing agreement with Eocycle Technologies Inc.

  The first time Orenda has entered into a technology licensing agreement with another turbine manufacturer since the company was established in 2012.   Iroquois, Ontario, Canada Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Orenda Energy Solutions, the Iroquois-based turbine manufacturer for … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on April 6, 2015 |