Monthly Archives: June 2015

A wind farm in Ethiopia is the first in sub-Saharan Africa

  The Adama wind farm (153MW) became operational in Ethiopia in May 2015, and is the first located in sub-Saharan Africa.   The country has often struggled to generate enough electricity, since droughts often leave the dams in the Blue … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 30, 2015 |

Japan’s Fukushima Recovery Offshore Wind Farm

  Since the horrible Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan has been investing money into renewable sources like offshore wind farms. Four years has passed since the tsunami, and Japan has unveiled the largest offshore wind turbine, 7MW, floating only … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 27, 2015 |

Australia passes RET and gains new wind energy contracts

  Thanks to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target scheme being renewed, many new wind energy contracts have been signed all over the country.   GE Australia president Geoff Culbert said, ““With certainty comes investment – that’s our experience overseas and that’s … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 23, 2015 |

Happy Global Wind Day: It’s time to celebrate wind energy!

  As part of Global Wind Day, many wind farms around the world are hosting free tours and informational sessions for anyone interested in learning more about wind energy.   The Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 16, 2015 |

Security flaws found in some wind turbines and solar power systems

  A security flax was found in web controls used for wind turbines and solar power systems; German security researcher, Maxim Rupp is credited with finding the flaw, which he calls “a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability”.   So what … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 14, 2015 |

Scottish court dismisses Trump’s challenge against a wind farm

  After purchasing a golf course in northeast Aberdeenshire, Trump is trying to squash plans for an offshore wind farm to be installed within sight of his property.   In his latest fight against the wind farm he claimed that … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 11, 2015 |

Police plan to install a wind turbine to reduce bills

  Avon & Somerset police are making plans to install a wind turbine in order to reduce their energy bills at their Portishead headquarters.   The police force is considering a 30 metre tall, 250kW wind turbine, manufactured by the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 9, 2015 |

Windsor students build micro wind turbines for rural villages

  Two Windsor students have developed micro wind turbines that can be used to generate power in rural villages all over the world. Lucas Semple and Kyle Bassett came up with the idea as they were travelling around remote areas … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 2, 2015 |

Ontario families against wind turbines have run out of legal options

  A group of four families in Ontario have been trying hard to stop the installation of wind turbines close to their homes. Now, they have officially run out of legal options; the only recourse available to them is to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 1, 2015 |