Category Archives: Wind Energy

Perry Toots The Wind Power Horn

The ECOreport reposts a report from the US Government’s ongoing energy conflict, Perry Toots the Wind Power Horn

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is playing some serious mind games with the Trump Administration, or at least so it seems. Tension is mounting over the immanent release of a new grid study that is supposed to support President Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric, but just yesterday Perry used his own @SecretaryPerry account to tweet a whopper of a shoutout to the US wind energy industry.

Err…so, what gives?

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Standing Atop A Wind Turbine

The ECOreport reposts a story about something on my want to do list,  Standing Atop A Wind Turbine

Originally Published on the Union of Concerned Scientists

By Senior Energy Analyst

Stand atop a wind turbine and you get some powerful perspective. When you’re 280 feet off the ground, your feet clinging to the deck, the breeze blowing past, you’ve got a clear view of the power of wind energy. This past summer, I experienced it first-hand.
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Trump’s Vendetta Against “The Windmills”

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the incoming President’s rationale in attacking America’s fast-growing job sector, Trump’s vendetta against “the windmills”

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Susan Kraemer

Here’s why Trump’s vendetta against what he calls “the windmills” hurts his own voters: Wind techs are blue collar guys in red states.

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The World’s Leading Wind Turbine Supplier

The ECOreport reposts a report about the industry’s leading manufacturers, the world’s leading wind turbine supplier

Originally Published on Clean Technica

by Joshua S Hill

Figures provided by Navigant Research have seen Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind edge out Vestas as the world’s leading wind turbine supplier.

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Three manufacturers provide 76% of U.S. Wind Capacity

The ECOreport reposts a report on renewable corporations, Three manufacturers provide 76% of U.S. Wind Capacity

Originally posted on US Energy Information Agency

By Cary Marcy

EIA recently started collecting data on wind turbine manufacturers, turbine models, and other wind plant attributes in the Annual Electric Generator Report. As of the end of 2015, just three manufacturers— General Electric (GE), Vestas, and Siemens—accounted for 55 gigawatts (GW), or 76%, of installed wind generating capacity in the United States. Of the 8.2 GW of total wind capacity installed in 2015, these three companies’ combined share is even greater, representing more than 92% of new capacity in 2015.

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The World’s Cheapest Offshore Windfarm

The ECOreport reposts news of a new energy agreement from Denmark, the world’s cheapest offshore windfarm

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By  Zachary Davies Boren

While you were distracted by Donald Trump, the renewable energy sector broke another record.

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Showcasing The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The ECOreport looks at how a North German region of 4.5 million people is showcasing the fourth industrial revolution.

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmHamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have achieved Germany’s renewable target for 2025. They already obtain 40% of their energy from renewables on an annual basis. A technological breakthrough, the digitization of industry, will be required to go further. This region of 4.5 million people expects to obtain 70% of its energy from renewables by 2025 and 100% by 2035. Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg will be showcasing the fourth industrial revolution.

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How Wind Turbines Work

The ECOreport reposts an animated guide to the science of wind turbines, how wind turbines work 

Originally Published on SaveOnEnergy

When driving by a wind turbine farm, it’s impossible not to marvel at the sheer size and power of these machines. While the science may seem modern day, the concept has been around for millenniums. Its predecessor, the simple windmill, can be traced as far back as 200 B.C. when it was used for simple farming like grinding grain and drawing water. It’s not until 1888 when the first electricity producing wind turbine would be brought to the U.S. Today, it powers everything from neighborhoods to schools to telecom towers.

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WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

The ECOreport reposts announcement of WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, Sept  27 to 30 at the Hamburg Messe fair ground

Press release from WindEnergy Hamburg

WE4 / Hamburg, 27 May 2016 – 97 per cent of the world’s installed wind energy capacity of roughly 432,419 MW is provided by wind turbines installed on land. Onshore is the bread and butter of the industry, despite the fact that increasing numbers of ever bigger wind turbines are conquering the seas. Since onshore wind turbines and components have more or less reached technical maturity, the current innovation focus for production and operation is on reducing costs. The advancements achieved in this respect will be demonstrated by leading wind turbine manufacturers at WindEnergy Hamburg from 27 to 30 September 2016. The world’s leading trade fair for wind energy expects more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their novelties on an exhibition floor covering 65,000 square metres across nine fair halls. This year for the first time, the conference of WindEurope will be held in parallel with WindEnergy Hamburg.

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The First Wind Powered LED Street Lamp

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMNoordforce’s Proceed 1 wind generator comes with lithium batteries that are fully charged after a half day of moderate winds and do not require another charge for ten days. Company spokesperson Anna Wätjen said it is difficult to imagine there being ten days without wind in this blustery region. Their data shows that the coastal regions of Northern Germany have enough wind to recharge the batteries at least every 5-7 days. The first wind powered LED street lamp is being installed on the tiny island of Juist.

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