Leading Edge Erosion on Wind Turbines

Awareness is growing in the wind industry about the severe impact that blade leading edge erosion can have on wind turbine output. Recent research shows that erosion can lead to a loss in annual energy production (AEP) of up to 20 percent, costing thousands of dollars.

Largest Wind Farm In Southern Hemisphere Opens Down Under

The 420 megawatt Macarthur wind farm was opened in the state of Victoria on Friday. It is the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere and its 3 megawatt Vestas turbines are the largest in Australia. The Mcarthur Wind Farm is actually the first project to use Vestas’ V112-3.0 MW wind turbines. The project’s expected operating capacity is 35% and its cost was almost exactly one billion dollars. One billion dollars may sound like a lot of money, probably because it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good deal. The wind farm has an operating life of 25 years and if a 5% discount rate is used for the cost of money, it will generate electricity at about 6 cents a kilowatt-hour. While this is slightly higher than the average price of electricity generated from coal in Australia, it does have the very large advantage of being non-fatal on both the personal and planetary scales. It’s also cheaper than electricity from new coal plants and is a major reason why Australia is extremely unlikely to ever build any new coal capacity.

Clenergy signs long-term strategic partnership with School of Energy Research; Xiamen University

Both sides described the relationship as a win-win partnership promoting renewable energy technologies. According to the partnership agreement, the two partners will work closely to integrate state-of-art technologies into a showcase for energy efficiency and a platform for developing renewable energy applications. The two parties will work together in future government projects and PV projects in China and the world. An interactive platform for personnel training is another portion of the partnership.

Virtual Solar PPA co-developers to showcase NJ Grid-tied solar energy project solutions at NJCM

AUS, Inc. and CGE, LLC will discuss how NJ Government Energy Aggregation can be used with renewable energy solutions such as Virtual Solar Power Purchase Agreements (VSPPA) at NJ Conference of Mayors Spring Conference

Wind energy grows 28% in a year, delivering more economic benefits to America than ever

Wind energy grew 28 percent in America last year, setting a new installation record and confirming its status as a mainstream energy source, according to the American Wind Energy Association's U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report for 2012.

Solar Energy International (SEI) Announces Earth Day Solar PV Training Sessions- April 22nd, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado and Online

Online and In-Person Solar PV Training Covering Entry Level to Advanced Solar Photovoltaic Topics

Solarland Announces Release of AC Modules in Australia

Roof-ready units ease installation and increase energy harvest and system reliability.

Iberdrola Renewables Announces Additional Blue Creek Wind Farm Customer

Ohio State University to power 25% of Columbus campus with wind while Blue Creek becomes largest single taxpayer in local county.

First Solar to Acquire TetraSun to Expand Addressable Market Opportunity

Breakthrough high-efficiency, low-cost cell technology complements CdTe thin-film; Offers optimal solution for distributed generation and high energy density applications

First Solar Sets CdTe Module Efficiency World Record, Launches Series 3 Black Module

16.1 Percent Total Area Efficiency Module Confirmed by NREL; Enhanced Series 3 Module Platform Certified for Desert Conditions & Field Durability; Production Module Efficiency Roadmap Accelerated and Extended to 16.4-17.1 Percent for 2017

First Solar Acquires 60 MWAC North Star Project from NorthLight Power

North Star project is located near the city of Mendota and has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

REC Solar Expands Residential Solutions to Hawaii

National solar installer one of the first to help O'ahu homeowners go solar with no money down

IXYS Introduces a Portable High Efficiency Solar Charger and LED Light Bar Best in Class for Mobile Application – The Solar Pad

The Solar Pad – a high-efficiency Li-Polymer solar charger ideal for charging smart phones, tablets, and multi-media players via standard USB connection.

EDF Renewable Services Wins O&M Contract for Edom Hills Wind Farm

First Full Service Contract of Clipper Wind Turbines

Report: "Shared Renewables" Legislation Would Boost California Jobs, Economy

Legislation will encourage more investment and create thousands of jobs

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