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Wind Turbines Revolution in Gdansk

An historical moment for Gdansk Citiy was in 1980 when some 17,000 ship builders went on strike to change the comunist government.

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Vestas Prepares Its New Generation Offshore Wind Turbine

The North Sea conditions are influencing the design of wind turbines and according to Vestas Wind System they are preparing the next generation offshore wind turbine model, called V164, with 164m diameter and 7 MW installed power.

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Offshore Wind Power Capacity is Growing Very Fast

As global investment in wind turbines continues to increase and a greater percentage of the world’s electricity supply comes from wind energy resources, developers, manufacturers, governments, and investors are now turning their attention to offshore wind farms as a means of further expanding wind power capacity.

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The Largest North American Wind Turbine Owned by Lincoln Electric

A windy shore of Ohio is one of the advantages for the global Lincoln Electric welding manufacturer to set up a giant wind turbine at its Euclid headquarters from USA.

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China’s Wind Power Future Projects in Xinjiang

Today China has installed wind power capacities around 30,000 MW and expects to increase its capacities to 135,000 MW in next five years in order to have 513,000 MW after next twenty years.

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Extreme testing for rotor blades

Wind turbines are growing bigger and bigger – the diameter of their rotor blades could soon reach 180 meters. But that creates a need for larger test rigs capable of accommodating the blades for load testing. One of the largest-ever experimental test rigs, for blades measuring up to 90 meters in length, will shortly go […]

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Japanese Wind Power Plants Survive the Earthquake

Wind power capacity increased quickly in the past ten years in Japan, but most recently the sector has experienced a slowdown because of following four major reasons: extreme weather, the lack of a stable legal system, grid constraints and the stagnating economy.

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New gearless wind turbine for low to moderate wind speeds

Siemens Energy today launched a new direct drive gearless wind turbine for low to moderate wind speeds at the EWEA 2011 wind power exhibition and conference in Brussels. The core feature of the new SWT-2.3-113 wind turbine is an innovative drive concept with a compact permanent magnet generator.

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Wind Turbine Tower with Viewing Deck Built on Top of Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Not many tourists would be willing or able to climb a 60-m ladder just to pop the top hatch of a wind turbine nacelle for a stunning view.

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Siemens to present power supply solutions for megacities at the Hanover Fair

As part of the “Metropolitan Solutions” exhibition at the Hanover Fair from April 4 to 8, Siemens Energy will present four selected projects providing energy-efficient, ecofriendly power supply solutions for megacities.

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