Siemens to develop new storage solution for wind energy systems

Engineer announces work on efficient storage solution for wind energy systems Siemens, a German engineering company, has announced that it has begun working on a thermal storage solution that can be paired with wind energy systems. The company hopes that this new storage solution will help make wind farms more efficient in the future. Like other forms of renewable power, wind energy systems have struggled with effective storage solutions. This has made them somewhat unattractive when compared to other energy systems. With efficient storage, this may change in the near…

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Wind energy industry in Australia is seeing more support from individual states

Australian states are investing more heavily in wind power The wind energy industry is beginning to find more success in Australia. This is largely thanks to the efforts being made by individual states, many of whom are looking to meet new environmental goals. This week, a new 100 megawatt wind farm began operation in South Australia. The wind farm was developed by Neoen and Siemens, both companies that hold a strong position in the wind energy industry. The new wind farm is expected to contribute to South Australia’s continued efforts…

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World’s largest renewable hydrogen fuel facility begins operation in Germany

Germany is not home to the largest renewable hydrogen production facility in the world Germany has become home to the world’s largest renewable hydrogen fuel system. The country has been investing quite heavily in renewable energy over the past few years, hoping to break away from fossil-fuels as well as its reliance on nuclear energy. A greater focus on hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology has come with increased investments in clean power, and now the country has a new facility that is able to produce significant amounts of hydrogen.…

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New Flyer receives grant for hydrogen fuel cell bus

New Flyer receives $2.1 million grant from the California Energy Commission New Flyer Industries, a manufacturer of heavy-duty buses, has announced that it has been approved for a $2.1 million grant from the California Energy Commission. The grant will help fund a demonstration project that involves the company’s Xcelsior transit bus, which will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell developed by Hydrogenics. The project may draw more favorable attention to fuel cells and how they can be used in the public transportation space. Project aims to highlight the benefits…

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New Microsoft data center is powered by fuel cells

Microsoft, FuelCell Energy, and Siemens build a zero-carbon data center in Wyoming Microsoft has built a new, zero-carbon data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the help of Siemens and FuelCell Energy. The companies built the data center to accommodate Microsoft’s growing data storage and management needs, but also to showcase how such facilities can be completely powered by renewable energy. Data centers are notoriously energy hungry, requiring large quantities of electrical power in order to remain operational for extended periods of time. Biogas fuel cells will be able to satisfy…

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New Flyer teams with CALSTART to build a hydrogen fuel bus

Organizations form partnership to develop one of the largest fuel cell buses in North America New Flyer Industries, a bus manufacturer based in Canada, has announced that it has begun working with CALSTART, a non-profit clean transportation organization. Together, the two organizations will develop a new, 60-foot battery fuel cell hybrid bus that will be part of New Flyer’s Xcelsior X60 platform. This will be one of the largest hybrid buses that has been built and put into operation in North America. The bus will use both a hydrogen fuel…

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Siemens makes a deal with offshore wind energy project

Gemini offshore wind project is making some progress The large-scale Gemini wind energy project is inching closer to becoming a reality. The project is set to take root off the coast off the northern coast of the Netherlands and will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world when it is completed. The project has been in its development stages for some time and has been making slow progress through these stages due to technical and political issues. The wind farm currently boasts of an estimated 600…

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Siemens involved in massive offshore wind energy project in the UK

Siemens will develop and deliver wind turbines to the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK Siemens has received an order from Statoil and Statkraft, two prominent utilities in Norway, for wind turbines. The turbines are to be a part of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the United Kingdom. The two utilities are involved in this offshore wind energy project  and want to make use of Siemens’ wind turbines in order to ensure that the project itself has the highest possible energy production capabilities. The wind turbines developed by…

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UK issues more support for offshore wind energy

Energy minister highlights more support for UK’s growing offshore wind industry The United Kingdom’s Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, has announced more aggressive support for the country’s emerging offshore wind industry. The UK has been pursuing the development of its offshore wind energy resources in recent years, hoping that wind power will help it break away from fossil-fuels and become more environmentally friendly. Fallon hopes that more support for the offshore wind industry will encourage the country’s supply chain and help more companies get involved in renewable energy. Government continues to…

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Siemens makes a deal with offshore wind energy project

Gemini offshore wind project is making some progress The large-scale Gemini wind energy project is inching closer to becoming a reality. The project is set to take root off the coast off the northern coast of the Netherlands and will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world when it is completed. The project has been in its development stages for some time and has been making slow progress through these stages due to technical and political issues. The wind farm currently boasts of an estimated 600…

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Siemens wins major wind energy contract in the US

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Siemens tapped to build large wind energy system Siemens, a leading engineering and electronics company, has been awarded a contract to build the largest wind energy system in the U.S. The company has extensive experience in the wind energy sector and is responsible for many of the wind turbines that make up clean energy systems around the world. The contract for the new wind energy system was awarded to Siemens by the National Nuclear Security Administration, which has been showing strong interest in renewable energy for some time. Pantex wind…

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Location may be everything in renewable energy

Renewable Energy - Location Matters

Location could have a major impact on the success of renewable energy When it comes to real estate, location is often considered the most important factor. Location can determine the overall value of a property, as well as its allure to potential property owners. As such, property that is located in high-value areas, such as that overlooking the coast, can fetch a significant price. Location is not only important in real estate, of course, as it also plays a major role in the realm of renewable energy. Location can determine…

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Wind energy helps Denmark reach major milestone

Wind Energy Denmark

Denmark makes significant progress toward sustainability with the help of wind energy Denmark is quickly becoming a strong example of the benefits of renewable energy. Like some other European countries, Denmark has been embracing renewable energy more readily than those outside of Europe. Thus far, wind energy has been the most prominent form of renewable power that the country has come to advocate, and Denmark has made significant progress in its use of wind energy over the past few years. Now, Denmark has reached a major renewable energy milestone, but…

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Siemens to research new wind energy technologies

Wind Energy Research

New testing facilities to help progress wind energy technology Siemens Energy, a subsidiary of Siemens, has opened two large research and development test facilities in Denmark. These facilities will be entirely focused on wind energy. Siemens has established a strong presence in the wind energy sector due to its development of wind turbines. The company is behind some of the most innovative wind turbine designs in the world, but Siemens believes that turbines can be made better through extensive research. Facilities will test wind turbines and structural components Both of…

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Siemens to provide turbines for new wind energy project in Germany

Wind Energy Germany

Siemens wins contract for German wind energy project Siemens, a multi-national engineering and electronics conglomerate, has been making waves in the world of wind energy for some time. The company is behind some of the most ambitious wind energy projects in the world coming from a wide range of counties. Siemens has announced that it has been awarded a contract for an offshore wind energy project in Germany. The project will take root in the North Sea and is expected to be fully active in 2015. Project to produce 288…

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World’s largest solar energy system activated by US Army

Solar Energy US Army project

Army flips the switch on the world’s largest solar energy system The U.S. military is quickly becoming the world’s largest and most aggressive supporter of alternative energy. The U.S. Army has just activated a new solar energy system in New Mexico, which is not only the largest the organization has ever used, but also the largest of its kind in the world. The solar energy system is called the White Sands Missile Range Solar Power System. The system is expected to save the Army more than $930,000 each year in…

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