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Korsair Seals European Markets Deal with Mystery Canadian Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Maker (Ind. Report, Int'l)
Swiss-based Korsair Holdings AG has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with an as yet to be named Canadian "vertical Wind" turbine manufacturer.
According to Korsair Holdings CEO Boris Rubizhevsky, "We see small wind and especially vertical wind turbines as the next wave of wind energy installations. Vertical wind turbines with direct drive generator offer needed flexibilities for smaller scale installations making such systems attractive from individual home owners to farmers, to small enterprises that wish to contribute to lowering carbon footprint as well as lower their own energy costs. The Canadian Company has created an efficient and profitable energy source that is completely environmentally friendly, with a wind turbine that can start with a slight breeze and operate in winds as low as 4 to 5 miles an hour."
Rubizhevsky added, "We will now be able to offer several options to our potential customers, i.e. wind turbine only and a complete energy system that will also include our Lithium Ferro Phosphate batteries and controls. With the system starting price at under €10,000 and going up to over €50,000 we expect to reach €7.5million in sales over the next 12 months. Over the next several months Korsair expects to engage several established local distributors to help us with our sales efforts."
Korsair Holdings AG is a technology holding company focusing on environmental and technical infrastructure projects related to renewable energy and green technologies. (Source: Kosair Holdings, PR, April, 2013) Contact: Korsair Holdings CEO, [email protected],
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McKenzie Bay, CGE Ink Vertical Axis Wind Deal (Ind. Report)
Clean Green Energy,McKenzie Bay International
Muskegon, Mich.-headquartred McKenzie Bay International Ltd. and Brighton, Mich.-based Clean Green Energy LLC (CGE) are set to mutually benefit from their deal for the installation of CGE's WINDe20® vertical axis wind turbines. CGE recently secured $25 million in project financing to fully-fund the installations.
McKenzie Bay will set-up a distribution network and establish Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with public and municipal utilities.
McKenzie Bay International Ltd. is a publicly traded renewable energy technology holding company specializing in the acquisition of exclusive rights to renewable energy technologies to establish multiple revenue streams. (Source: McKenzie Bay, Jan. 29, 2013) Contact: Clean Green Energy, (248) 446-1344, http://cleangreenenergyllc.com; McKenzie Bay International Ltd, www.mckenziebay.com
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Clean Green Energy Secures $25Mn Wind PPA Financing (Funding)
Clean Green Energy
Brighton, Michigan-based Clean Green Energy LLC (CGE) has secured $25 million in project financing enabling the full funding of customer Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and the installations of their WINDe20(R) vertical axis wind turbines.
By providing their customers with clean energy under a PPA, CGE customers can benefit from wind energy sans up-front capital costs.
CGE is currently signing PPAs nationwide, and will be beginning installations of their turbines in 2013.
According to of CGE, "With guaranteed financing in place, our customers can be assured of our ability to honor each prior commitment and future commitments we make in operating WINDe20(R) at the customer's location.
Clean Green Energy is a renewable energy company located in Brighton, Michigan. CGE is dedicated to bringing clean power to local facilities with their innovative WINDe20(R) vertical axis wind turbine. The 105 foot tall turbine generates power onsite, and is an ideal solution for the educational, business, and municipal consumers.
(Source: Clean Green Energy, LLC Jan. 23, 2013)
Contact: CGE, Bryan Zaplitny, President/CEO, (248) 446-1344, www.cleangreenenergyllc.com, www.winde20turbine.com
Tags Wind PPAs news, Wind news,
Permit Wording Ignites UK Wind Farm Opposition (Int'l)
In the UK, London-based vertical axis wind turbine developer Quiet Revolution's planned 5KW wind farm at Buckhayes Farm, Devon, has attracted strong opposition from local residents.
District planning officer Tina Maryan is encouraging the company to withdraw the scheme until they can provide further "clear" details so the authority can make an informed decision on whether to grant permission or not.
The developer and the project have been criticized for the apparently "speculative nature" and their "we believe this development can be commercially viable" wording of their permitting application.
More studies and assessments will be carried out by Quiet Revolution. (Source: Mid Devon Gazette, July 24, 2012) Contact: Quiet Revolution, www.quietrevolution.com
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OMRF Inaugurates Vertical-Axis, Rooftop Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation inaugurated 18 new vertical wind turbines that will help supply power to the foundation's research tower.
The helical turbines will generate a portion of the electricity used in the tower, making it the first medical research facility in North America to harness the wind to provide its own power. The turbines are expected to create 85,500 kilowatt hours of energy annually. That is the same amount required to power seven average-sized homes for a year.
Part of the funding for the $1 million wind turbine project came from The Puterbaugh Foundation.
Dallas-based SWG Energy Inc. led the installation of the 4.5 kilowatt turbines. (Source: NewsOK, June 20, 2012)
Tags Rooftop Wind news, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine news,
One of Earth's Greenest Buildings Slated for Pittsburgh (Ind. Report)
On May 23, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Penna., will unveil its innovative Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Seeking to achieve or exceed the world's highest sustainable standards, including the Living Building Challenge, LEED® Platinum and Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES) certification for landscapes, it will also be the largest operational structure pursuing living building status in the U.S. when it opens.
Constructed with mostly U.S.-made materials, the CSL -- home base for environmental education and research -- aims to achieve net-zero energy consumption with solar photovoltaics, geothermal wells and a vertical axis wind turbine, as well as passive cooling, heating and lighting methods. It will also save resources by treating and reusing all water captured on site.
Additionally, the CSL will interact with its environs as a vital part of daily operation, blurring the lines between the natural and built environments. And, as a global SITES™ pilot project, it will feature a restorative landscape with native plants and a demonstration green roof garden. Other site features include a lagoon, water distillation system, rain gardens, and constructed wetlands. (Source: Phipps Conservatory, 7 May, 2012)Contact: Liz Fetchin Director of Marketing and Communications Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (412) 441-4442, ext. 3801, [email protected], www.phipps.conservatory.org
Sauer Energy Touts Community Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Home and enterprise scale vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems developer Sauer Energy Inc. reports its development of Community Wind projects to generate energy from a strategically placed cluster of turbines in a low wind area while remaining close to an existing grid.
Sauer Energy says it is developing economical ways to generate electricity on a larger scale and plans to provide a more compact and more affordable alternative to large turbines on a commercial scale, that can be privately owned and placed closer to the areas where more energy is consumed with less of a loss due to distance between the power producer and the grid. Private owners can benefit by utilizing the energy generated or by selling it to the utility company.
A Community Wind Project can be owned by an individual or a small local group and can contain a few units or a considerable number of units which can affect the amount of energy generated. The frequency of wind and wind speed will likewise help determine the ROI point. The 30% federal incentive in place now has no limit as to the number of turbines on one parcel of land; state and local incentives may vary. Therefore, the return on investment (ROI) will vary in correlation to all pertinent dynamics. (Source: Sauer Energy PR, May 1, 2012) Contact: Dieter Sauer, President and CEO, Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com
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Enlighten Hybrid Solar, Wind Powered Street Lights Available in Canada (New Prod. & Tech.)
Toronto, Ontario-based EfstonScience, Canada's largest retailer of scientific products, has launched a new division specializing in solar wind powered street lights. Enlighten Solar and Hybrid Lighting Systems are innovative, off-grid light standards that generate electricity from both the sun and wind throughout the day and night to power a high-efficiency LED light.
The inclusion of in-pole real-time remote management and monitoring to track device performance, ensure efficiency and allow for easy troubleshooting is exclusive to Enlighten lighting systems, and a first for the US market.
Enlighten Hybrid Powered Lighting Systems was developed by EfstonScience in partnership with StressCrete/King Luminaire and Clear Blue Technologies, providers of the hybrid charge controller and real-time clouded remote monitoring and data collection.
The Enlighten Hybrid Lighting Systems combines a Daisy vertical axis wind turbine and solar photovoltaics.
Solar wind hybrid lighting systems, consisting of one or two solar panels and no wind turbines, are available. (Source: EfstonScience, April 24, 2012)
Contact: EfstonScience, (416) 787-4581, www.escience.ca
Siemens, Eastern Wind Launch VAWT Pilot Project (Ind. Report)
Siemens,Eastern Wind Power
Siemens Industry Inc.'s Drive Technologies Division has launched a six-month pilot program partnership with Boston-based Eastern Wind Power to test several new solutions for decentralized power generation in the small-mid range.
Siemens will provide drive train solutions for small-scale or micro power generation projects between 30kW-900kW.
The two parties integrated a Siemens 55kW permanent magnet generator and Energy Conversion System within the first prototype of Eastern Wind Power's Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT).
The project is being conducted at Martha's Vineyard Airport in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
Eastern Wind Power believes its Sky Farm™ concept of mounting between 10-20 50kW VAWT's on the roofs of commercial or residential high-rise buildings is the most efficient way to produce on-site distributed green energy in urban areas which are land-poor but building-rich.
(Source: Siemens, December, 14, 2011) Contact: Siemens Drive Technologies Division,
Razvan Panaitescu, Bus. Dev. Mgr. Distributed Power Generation and Microgrids, www.siemens.com/energy; Eastern Wind, www.easternwindpower.us
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Sauer Reports on Recent Wind Tunnel Tests (Ind. Report)
Home and enterprise scale vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems developer Sauer Energy, Inc. has again taken its WindCharger™ to the University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory in Seattle, Washington for wind tunnel testing. Test results have confirmed improved performance of the WindCharger ™, the company reports.
Test results showed a tip speed efficiency of 76 percent at 10 mph wind speed. Conversion of torque versus mass has given the WindCharger™a leading edge, and no other turbine company asserts such efficient wind capture at low altitude. A higher rpm at lower wind speeds than earlier results was also documented.
Testing also revealed that minor enhancement modifications to the proprietary generator will significantly add efficiency to the WindCharger™. Those modification are now being made.
Sauer Energy plans to sustain its position in developing a more competitive edge by becoming the residential company that sets the standard for rooftop wind energy turbines.(Source: Sauer Energy, November, 3, 2011)
Contact: Dieter Sauer, President and CEO, Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com
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Wind Turbine Market Could Hit $93.1B in 2016; Wind Energy Cumulative Capacity 1,750,000 MW by 2030 - Report Available (Ind. Report)
Transparency Market Research
According to a new report published by Albany, New York-based Transparency Market Research Global Wind Energy & Wind Turbine Market (2011 - 2016)
The global market for wind turbines registered a growth rate of 25% CAGR over the last five years. The Global Wind Energy cumulative capacity accounted for 197,039 MW in 2010. Wind turbine expected to attain market size of $93.1 billion in 2016 while wind energy cumulative capacity will rise to 1,750,000 MW by 2030.
The wind energy technology started paving its path approximately 20 years back and since then has continuously expanded its base worldwide. With the generation cost declining dramatically, this technology is becoming more affordable and hence is increasing its entry even in previously unexplored markets.
With the increase in understanding about a sustainable alternate source of energy worldwide, wind power is gaining stimulus importance across the globe.
Due to steady evolution in the segment, the development of modern wind technology can now be operated effectively at a wider range of sites suitable to high as well as low wind speeds. Further, the development of light weight material has helped in phasing out bulky turbines and in introduction of more sleek and effective turbine designs.
As per estimates, the wind turbine market has experienced an approximate growth rate of 28% globally and is expected to grow at an increasing double-digit growth rate. Wind power, being the fastest growing alternate source of energy is witnessing an increase in investment globally.
The Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) and Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) together form the two major segments for wind turbine market globally. However, the HAWT generate the major chunk of revenue to the turbine market capturing approximately 90 percent share. The Wind turbine market is characterized as highly competitive market and includes GE Energy, Gamesa, Vestas, Suzlon, Siemens, Mitsubishi etc. as few major players.
In the present scenario, the onshore technology is leading with approximately 95 percent share and offshore technology owing to its nascent stage is making its move with 5 percent market share. Particularly in the onshore wind energy market, the U.S. was the largest onshore wind energy market in 2010, followed by Germany and China. However, China is expected to rank ahead of U.S by 2016. (Source: Transparency Market Research, November, 2, 2011)
Access report HERE Contact: Transparency Market Research, (518) 618-1030, www.transparencymarketresearch.com
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Sauer Energy to Commence Production (Ind. Report)
Vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems developer Sauer Energy Inc. announced that commercial production of the WindCharger™ is slated to commence in November, 2011.
Sauer first unveiled its WindCharger™ prototype in May, at the WindPower 2011 Conference and Exhibition.
In just over 4 years, Sauer Energy's vision of a small vertical axis wind turbine for residential and enterprise applications has become a reality. As Sauer Energy enters into the sales phase, the company will reinvest revenues to develop other applications for its technology. Through the course of manufacturing and marketing of the WindCharger™ Sauer Energy seeks to establish a leadership position in residential roof-mountable wind energy capture, due to its extremely unique and efficient features. (Source: Sauer Energy, August, 24, 2011)
Contact: Dieter Sauer, President and CEO, Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com
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Horne, Wind Harvest Strategic Partnership Announced (Ind. Report)
Horne International,Wind Harvest
Horne International, Inc. and Wind Harvest International, Inc. (WHI) of Pt. Reyes, CA. have formed a strategic partnership whereby Horne International will assist WHI in the development of future wind power projects, and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horne Engineering Services, LLC, will be a preferred engineering services partner with WHI for future domestic and international Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) installations. In addition to various engineering services, Horne may also act as the prime contractor/services integrator to provide environmental impact assessments (EIA) as required for permits, operating licenses, approval by host country regulatory authorities, and securing of funding from commercial and development assistance banks.
Through the strategic partnership with WHI, Horne will receive rights to certain territories and sectors for jointly developing WHI VAWT and LAVTS projects and sales. Such rights may include Alaska, Central America and Caribbean, southern Africa, south Asia, and projects to be funded in part or whole by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), US Department of Defense, and development assistance banks, e.g., The World Bank Group (WB, IFC, IADB) and the Asian Development Bank.
Pending completion of financing for WHI's UK subsidiary, WHI expects to begin site preparation of its VAWT for Scottish Electric Power in September 2011 with plans for four installations to follow shortly thereafter. The installation of the LAVTS 636G in the UK paves the way for marketing the turbines in the UK and obtaining the Feed in Tariff benefits, a necessary milestone for ramping-up sales and installations worldwide. (Source: Horne International, Inc., July, 20, 2011)
Contact: Evan Auld-Susott, CEO, Horne International, Inc., (703) 641-1100, www.horne.com; George Wagner, Chairman, Wind Harvest, (415) 663-8565, [email protected], www.windharvest.com
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Sauer Energy, VEC Technology Enter Into Strategic Alliance (Ind. Report)
Sauer Energy,VEC Technology
Vertical axis wind turbine systems developer Sauer Energy, Inc. (SEI) reports that VEC Technology, LLC, has been chosen to jointly manufacture its WindCharger model for the development of the propriety molds for the production of its renewable energy wind turbine blades and long term production runs.
The VEC process will produce each turbine blade, which will be serial numbered and registered, with precision weight, strength and balance. The complete assembly, parts, and manufacturing will be conducted in the U.S.
VEC Technology, LLC, is a fully integrated composite solutions company. VEC developed, patented, and created a composite close mold system that has made a major impact on the composite industry. VEC Technology is a shift from the norm by combining software, hardware and intellectual capital, which creates an environmentally friendly molding system that is unique in the industry. It has an operating system that is technologically based and quality driven. The end result of this computer controlled manufacturing is a product that is guaranteed to be consistently superior in quality. (Source: Sauer Energy, July, 18, 2011)
Contact: Dieter Sauer , President and CEO , Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com ; Irwin L. Jacobs, Chairman , J & D Acquisitions, LLC, (612-337-1800), [email protected]
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Sauer Energy test results solidify production plans (Ind. Report)
Home and enterprise scale vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems developer Sauer Energy, Inc announces the successful wind tunnel test results from the University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory (UWAL), Seattle, Washington. Various models and configurations of the company's vertical axis turbine were tested and evaluated. Data was extracted and the WindCharger model was validated with regard to design and efficiency.
Sauer Energy's multi-patented WindCharger turbine technology is designed with concave and convex blades and air disrupters on the drag side to reduce friction, and inside air strakes that lead to air jets for air displacement. Outside torque converters increase the drag for more torque and increase RPMs.
The WindCharger design has responded to the consumer demand for placing of the turbine on the roofs of homes and commercial buildings, or they can be stand-alone, where the conventional horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) designs are not applicable or practical. This allows SEI to meet the energy demand and become a real-world solution. With its revolutionary design and multiple features, the WindCharger is able to effectively capture and utilize low wind, while minimizing noise, with virtually no vibration and staying bird-friendly.
The WindChargers will be sold in kits which will include the turbine, generator, inverter and mounts. The consumer will need licensed professionals for installation and electrical grid tie-in. (Source: Sauer Energy, may, 2, 2011)
Contact: Dieter Sauer, President and CEO , Sauer Energy, Inc,(888) 829-8748, www.SauerEnergy.com
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San Diego County approves WePOWER Vertical Axis Wind Turbine installation (Reg. & Leg.)
In a San Diego first, a residential 3.4 kW Falcon vertical axis wind WePOWER wind turbine has been installed in San Diego County, California by WePOWER authorized agent Joe Moore Construction.
Unlike traditional prop-style turbines, WePOWER's Falcon turbines are virtually vibration, noise, and maintenance-free and have attracted mainstream global customers including Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Best Buy, Tata Energy and countless local businesses and residences.
WePOWER's best-in-class Vertical Axis Wind Turbines represent a comprehensive family of products including: 600W, 1.2kW, 3.4kW, 5.5kW and 12kW. WePOWER turbine systems qualify for a Federal 30% tax credit, are Approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC), on AWEA's list of commercially proven equipment providers, have received a CE and IEC 61400.2 Declaration of Conformity, and a UL 1741 Certification of Compliance. (Source: WePOWER, PRNewswire, January 10,2011)
Contact: Howard Makler, WePOWER, (714) 309-1600, [email protected], www.wepower.us.
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Global Wind Group signs Indian distribution deal (Int'l - G&C)
Global Wind Group, TIM Engineering Ltd.
Winnipeg's Global Wind Group, Inc. has signed a major foreign manufacturing, marketing and distribution memo of understanding with TIM Engineering Technologies Ltd. for the sale of its ZuS™ vertical axis wind turbines throughout India. According to Global Wind, the ZuS™ Modular Power Systems are rugged stand-alone, turnkey wind turbines perfectly suited to deliver reliable power in remote settings. These turbines require minimal maintenance and have an insensitivity to wind turbulence.
TIM Engineering Technologies' Managing Director, Anil Patel said, "With our vast experience of more than 25 years in the field of capital equipment manufacturing and renewable energy, we see the potential for great success, well supported by ready made manufacturing infrastructure and capacity to distribute the turbines globally." (Source: Market Wire, October 22, 2010)
Contact: Justin Phillips, Vice President, Business Development, Global Wind Group, (204) 777-9463, [email protected], www.GlobalWindGroup.com; Anil Patel, Managing Director, TIM Engineering Technologies Ltd., +91-2717-294562, [email protected], www.TIMLogistics.co.in.
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New Vertical Axis Wind Turbine launched by Welwind (New Prod. & Tech.)
Welwind Energy International Corp. is introducing a vertical axis wind turbine developed by Guangong Yatu Industry Investment. Over the past six years, having initially manufactured its first 750KW wind turbine in 2007 for Welwind, Guangon Yatu worked with international research and development institutions and internationally renowned experts to successfully design a single tower vertical axis turbine with two 2 MW stacked generators for a total of 4 MW. According to Welwind Energy, multiple intellectual property rights have been incorporated into the design of the turbines and are protected through 25 invention patents and utility model patents, along with various other international patents. The company is now looking at the research and development of a similar vertical axis high-power turbine with two 5 MW wind generators. (Source: Market Watch, October 18, 2010)
Contact: Larry McNabb, President, Welwind Energy International, (604) 460-8487, [email protected]
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$1.8 million for midsize Wind Turbine development (Funding - G&C)
The U.S. DOE is awarding $1.8 million to three midsize wind turbine two-year development projects. Each project will receive approximately $620,000 to accelerate the first phase of development, testing, and commercialization of domestically manufactured midsize wind turbines with rated generating capacities between 200 and 500 kW. These projects will leverage private sector investments to advance innovative technologies that lower the installed costs and improve the productivity of the turbines.
Clean Green Energy, LLC in Brighton, Michigan will work to bring a 200-W vertical axis wind turbine design into cost-effective mass production. The vertical turbine design will allow for distributed onsite generation near buildings. Contact : Clean Green Energy, (248) 446-1344, http://cleangreenenergyllc.com;
Northern Power Systems of Barre, Vermont will leverage almost $10 million in private sector capital to develop a 450 kW turbine, helping to complete the final turbine design, procurement, and prototype testing within 18 months. Contact : John Danner, President & CEO, Northern Power Systems, (877) 906-6784, www.northernpower.com;
Texas Tech University aims to adapt a turbine featuring two blades located downwind of the tower. This turbine design builds upon a commercially-produced architecture and scales it up to a 500 kW rated output. The tilt-down guyed tower (braced by guy wires and hinged near its base) allows installation without cranes. Contact : David L. Miller, Vice Chancellor, Office of Technology Commercialization, Texas Tech University System, (806) 742-4105, [email protected], www.ttu.edu.
These projects will be eligible to apply for a second round of funding with an additional $ 4 million of funds available. (Source: U.S. DOE, September 13, 2010)
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Sauer ready to test Vertical Axis Wind Turbine prototype (New Prod. & Tech.)
Sauer Energy, Inc., a BCO Hydrocarbon, Ltd. subsidiary developer and producer of home and enterprise scale vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems, has completed an initial prototype model of its wind turbine. This first iteration prototype, introduces Sauer Energy's proprietary technical innovations for transforming wind energy into a cost-effective reality for home owners and small to mid size enterprises. This also enables the commencement of testing and development to advance to pre-production samples leading to commercial production. (Source: Marketwire, September 8, 2010)
Contact: Dieter Sauer, President, Sauer Energy, (888) 829-8748, [email protected]
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New Offshore Wind Turbine design introduced (Int'l - New Prod. & Tech.)
Arup, Cranfield University
In the U.K., a consortium has unveiled two radical V-shaped wind turbine designs that are lighter, more stable, easier to maintain and generate more power than the current generation. The Nova vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) and the Aerogenerator X are the result of an 18-month feasibility study by Cranfield University, QinetiQ, Strathclyde University, Sheffield University and Wind Power Limited, funded by a group including Rolls-Royce, Shell, BP, EDF and the UK government. Designed for offshore deployment, these VAWTs operate at a lower height, and are able to harness the wind from any direction. Research to date, suggests the largest would have a wingspan of 275 meters and could generate 10MW of power.
John Roberts, head of energy at global engineering firm, Arup, which was involved in the design of the Aerognerator X, said: "Despite the installation of a number of large wind turbines offshore, the problems of increasing capital cost for deeper water remains unsolved, as does the issue of safe operability in the marine environment. There is a tremendous opportunity for new ideas to make a difference to the commercial viability and operability of offshore wind power." Previous details were provided in our January 16, 2009 edition. (Source: Irish Times, August, 27, 2010)
Contact: Feargal Brennan, Professor, Head of the Offshore, Process and Energy Engineering Department, Cranfield University, + 44 (0) 1234 758249, [email protected],
www.cranfield.ac.uk; John Roberts, Leader, Europe Energy, Arup, +44 (0) 20 7636 1531, [email protected], www.arup.com
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Helix Wind seeks to distribute Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (Int'l - G&C)
San Diego, California-based Helix Wind, Corp. is negotiating with VENCO Power GmbH of Germany to license its Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for manufacture and sale through Helix Wind's distribution channel in the Americas, Africa, Middle East, and South East Asia. (Source: Trading Markets, June 16, 2010)
Contact: Ian Gardner, CEO, Helix Wind, (619) 501-3932, [email protected]
; VENCO Power GmbH, www.vencopower.com
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