GE Installs 20,000th Wind Turbine

Today, GE celebrates its 20,000th wind turbine installation in conjunction with its 10-year anniversary in the wind industry. Altogether, GE's 20,000-turbine fleet has the capacity to power the cities of Hong Kong and London for an entire year. "We couldn't have achieved this milestone without our development partners," said Vic Abate, vice president of renewable energy for GE. "Together, we have advanced wind to its current status as a relevant, reliable, competitive source of energy." In the U.S. and Europe, 40 percent of new power generation installations over the last four years have been wind. GE achieved its 10,000th turbine milestone in November 2008, its 15,000th in February 2011 and in 2012 celebrates its 20,000th installation. "We congratulate GE on this impressive achievement," said Jim Shield, Invenergy's executive vice president and chief development officer. "Our longstanding association has resulted in the installation of more than 2,000 GE wind turbines at Invenergy projects across the United States. As America's largest independent wind power generation company, we look forward to a continued, successful relationship with GE in the years to come."

Offshore Wind Energy Compliance - Recommended Practices

The American Wind Energy Association has unveiled a set of recommended practices for offshore wind facilities in the U.S. AWEA's Recommended Practices for Design, Deployment and Operation of Offshore Wind Turbines in the United States was developed with the help of the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Harvesting Wind Power on the Second Floor

Commercial forests are increasingly used as sites for wind farms owned by regional initiatives. However, since air turbulence above treetops can be severe, the wind turbines installed there must be high enough to avoid the turbulence caused by the trees. The latest generation of wind turbines offers hub heights of 140 metres and higher, thereby also producing higher energy yields. Yet, the success of a wind power project stands and falls by reliable cost-benefit analyses and wind power forecasting.

Why is vanadium important to the renewable energy sector?

Lithium vanadium phosphate batteries add vanadium to the cathode of electric vehicle batteries. The result is a power source capable of producing more than six times the power of the typical lithium-ion batteries in such electric vehicles as the Chevrolet Volt or the Nissan LEAF (210 watts of power as opposed to 33 watts).

Using Alternative Energy for International Rescue Operations

International Rescue Group installed two of OutBack Power's FLEXmax 80 charge controllers on board the Thunderbird 2. In combination with a 1.5 kilowatt array of BenQ solar panels and large bank of L16 batteries, OutBack's charge controllers make International Rescue Group's flagship boat a model for the rest of the fleet.

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America

Our platform is focused primarily on the commercial scale market, though we have some utility scale opportunities and are evaluating the residential sector. We have the capabilities to implement rooftop, ground mounted or parking canopy systems.

CBD Energy's merger with Westinghouse Solar

CBD Energy's merger with Westinghouse Solar aligns with our strategy to create a more highly diversified business and accelerate access to growth opportunities in the renewable energy sector globally and in the US. The merger offers an ideal platform for the expansion of CBD Energy's business in the US, the world's largest market, and plans for U.S. operations built around its core strengths in design, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of commercial solar projects; energy efficiency and storage technologies; and energy services.

Baker Electric Solar Announces New Referral Partner Program

Baker Electric Solar is pleased to announce its new referral partner program. The program is open to everyone—with iPad Mini plus $50 Apple gift card or $400 cash bonus when a referral results in a new customer solar installation.

The Principal Solar Institute Publishes White Paper Outlining Industry's First and Only Independent Ratings System for Creating, Testing, Monitoring Solar PV Modules

Outlines the industry's first and only comprehensive, independent performance rating standard

EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES AND MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO DEVELOP AND MARKET INTEGRATED BATTERY-ULTRACAPACITOR ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Product concepts on display at The Battery Show in Detroit

Balfour Beatty Communities, SolarCity Team Up to install Solar on 4,700 Homes at America's Largest Army Installation

In $1bn SolarStrong Initiative's Latest Project, Hiring Begins for Jobs to Give Fort Bliss, WSMR Clean Energy in Support of U.S. Army's Net Zero Initiative

GEA Releases Report on Industry Greenhouse Gas Emissions as California Launches Cap-and-Trade Program

The report highlights the nature of geothermal GHG emissions in general, as well as those in California.

Concentrated Photovoltaic Technological Advances Set to Ignite Market Development

On-going, significant technological advances from companies such as Solar Junction and Amonix will help drive concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) installations to almost 1.2 GW by 2016

SeaRoc successfully installs anemometry platform for Narec Blyth offshore wind demonstration project

The platform has been fitted with the latest technologies for measuring wind resource, observing marine conditions and collecting marine life data.

GE Installs 20,000th Wind Turbine; Achieves Milestone through Differentiated Technology, Execution and Advanced Analytics

Technology Advances Wind to Mainstream Power Source----- Advanced Logistics Network Drives GE's Project Execution Excellence----- Global Services and Data Monitoring Help Ensure Reliability and Availability of Wind

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