Massive turbines could help UK wind farm generate electricity for more than 230,000 homes

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Giant wind turbines are being installed at an offshore wind farm off Liverpool Bay The world’s largest wind turbines could help the United Kingdom generate enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes. These turbines are being used at one of the country’s largest wind farms, which is an offshore system off Liverpool Bay. The wind farm is being developed by Dong Energy, and each turbine used by the project stands more than 630 feet high. Each blade of these wind turbines extends 262 feet. Wind farm will be…

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North Carolina seeks to shut down wind farm due to national security concerns

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Lawmakers are looking to halt development on a large-scale wind energy project Lawmakers in North Carolina are looking to put an end to a wind farm that is nearing completion, citing national security risks. The wind farm costs approximately $400 million to develop and is located relatively close to a long-distance surveillance radar installation. Legislators have come together to send the incoming Trump administration a letter requesting that action be taken on the issue. The future of the wind farm is currently uncertain. Project’s wind turbines could interfere with nearby…

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New multi-million dollar wind farm commissioned in India

Welspun Renewables to build its largest wind energy park to date. India-based green energy company Welspun Renewables has announced that it has commissioned a 126 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan, and this latest wind project of the company’s is reportedly its largest. The wind park will be capable of generating enough power to meet the needs of over 700 thousand homes. According to a news report from Clean Technology Business Review (CTBR), the newly commissioned wind energy farm cost an estimated INR 8.4 billion ($125.8 million)…

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Amazon goes greener with more wind power

The e-commerce giant has unveiled new renewable energy plans. Amazon Web Services (AWS) intends to power more of its cloud data centers with wind power and recently announced in a press release that it has contracted with EDP Renewables to build and operate a 100 MW (megawatt) wind farm in Ohio. The new wind farm is expected to generate an estimated 320,000 MWh (megawatt hours) of energy, annually. Called the Amazon Wind Farm US Central, the wind turbines will be located in Paulding County, Ohio. Starting in May 2017, each…

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Hywind pilot park: the first floating wind farm in the world

The offshore wind farm consists of five wind turbines floating off the coast of Scotland. The Hywind Scotland pilot park, a 30 MW (megawatt) floating wind farm, is the result of a deal made between the Scottish government and Statoil, a Norwegian oil company, and is claimed to be the first of its kind in the world. The five large turbines that will be placed on floating structures located about 15 miles off the northeast coast of Scotland near Peterhead, will each generate 6 MW of power. The offshore wind…

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Amazon Makes Massive Wind Energy Investment

The e-commerce giant is showing it’s serious about its renewable energy goals. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it has made an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables and will be purchasing electricity that is generated from a wind energy farm that Iberdrola will build, own, and operate. Construction started last week and the project is expected to come online December of next year. The wind farm will be called the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East. The 208 megawatt (MW) wind project will be built in North Carolina’s Perquimans and Pasquotank…

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Wind energy to power Dow’s Freeport manufacturing site

A new wind farm in South Texas will help the Dow Chemical Company further reduce its carbon footprint. The Dow Chemical Company has taken another step toward shrinking its carbon footprint by signing a long-term agreement with a new wind farm that is currently under construction in South Texas, which, once it is built, will supply wind energy to Dow’s Freeport Texas Manufacturing facility, providing it with 200 MW (megawatts) of wind-generated power, every year. The wind farm is expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2016. The…

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First wind energy farm planned for Arkansas

The wind farm is expected to have an 80 MW capacity. A Texas wind energy company, Dragonfly Industries International, hopes to bring numerous turbines to more than 300 acres of rural land, located approximately one mile west of Elm Springs, Arkansas (a city located between the Springfield Plateau and the Boston Mountains), and the turbines are anticipated to produce 80 MW (megawatts) of power. The wind project is estimated to cost a minimum of $100 million. According to City Council and Planning Commission minutes, the wind farm will carry a…

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New 111 megawatt wind energy park opens in Michigan

Consumers Energy announces the completion of Cross Winds. The commercial operation of Cross Winds Energy Park, a 111 megawatt (MW) wind farm developed by Consumers Energy, a utility company based in Michigan, has commenced and the utility company says that with the completion of this wind energy farm, it now meets the state’s10 percent by 2015 renewable energy standard. Cross Winds is Consumers Energy’s second operating wind park. This second park has been set up in Tuscola County and has 62 GE wind turbines, which are located in the county’s…

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New Facebook data center to be powered by wind energy

Data center to be 100% energy sustainable Facebook has been working to establish a more environmentally friendly presence in recent years. As such, the company has been moving to become more inclusive of renewable energy of various types. Clean power can help the social media giant reduce the emissions it produces on a yearly basis, but it can also help the company avoid some of the costs associated with more conventional forms of energy. Facebook has announced that one of its new data centers will be powered entirely by wind…

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Wind energy agreement made by Microsoft

The deal is with Texas wind power and is designed to last for the next two decades. Microsoft Corp. has just entered into its latest agreement in an effort to improve its carbon neutrality by signing a wind energy deal that would have the technology giant purchase power from a new wind farm in Texas. The company is a massive consumer of electricity considering the nature of its business. For that reason, it will now be purchasing power from a wind energy farm in Texas, marking the first time that…

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New wind energy system could take root in North Dakota

Xcel Energy seeks approval for fourth wind energy system in the state Xcel Energy, a leading wind energy developer, has announced plans to build its fourth wind farm in North Dakota. The company has been working to transform the Midwestern U.S. into a wind energy hub and has managed to find significant success in this endeavor. Much of this success is backed by the U.S. federal government, which has attributed a great deal of support to renewable energy in general and wind energy specifically. New wind farm could power 750,000…

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Mitsubishi Corporation throws support behind wind energy

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Wind energy finds progress with the help of Mitsubishi Corporation Offshore wind energy is picking up more support in Japan. The Mitsubishi Corporation, one of the largest industrial companies in the country, has set its sights on offshore wind energy as part of its ongoing effort to establish a strong foothold in the emerging alternative energy sector. The Mitsubishi Corporation has identified wind energy as an area of extreme promise and is eager to develop offshore projects within Japan as well as beyond the country’s borders. Company supports wind energy…

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EnBW wind energy project wins funding

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European Investment Bank approves loan to EnBW The European Investment Bank has announced the approval of a $663 million loan for a new wind energy project in Germany. The project comes from EnBW, an innovative alternative energy company with a keen focus on wind power. The company has dubbed the project EnBW Baltic 2 because it is the second offshore wind farm that will be built in the Baltic Sea. EnBW claims that this will be the largest wind energy project in the world, once it is completed. Germany continues…

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World’s first floating wind turbine being tested off the coast of Maine

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Floating wind turbine testing begins The world’s first floating wind turbine is now being tested in the U.S. Engineers from the University of Maine are in charge of testing the new wind turbine, which will harness wind streams off the coast of Maine. The turbine is a new development for offshore wind. Typically, turbines that are used for offshore wind farms must be built or otherwise tethered to the ocean floor. The new floating wind turbine requires no such connection, which may make it more environmentally friendly than its conventional…

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Texas wind energy breaks state records

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Wind energy in Texas reaches new highs for November Texas, a state well known for its oil production, has become a beacon for wind energy. The state is home to several wind farm, each of which produce a significant amount of electricity for Texas’ largest energy grid. Indeed, wind energy has been seeing success recently. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which serves most of the state with electrical power, has announced that the electricity it is provided through wind farms has set a new record. More than 8,000 megawatts…

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