Daily Archives: September 15, 2015

Ford, Alcoa collaborate on more formable and design-friendly next-generation aluminum alloys; Micromill

By mmillikin Ford Motor Company and Alcoa Inc. are collaborating to produce next-generation automotive aluminum alloys that are more formable and design-friendly. Ford will use Alcoa’s Micromill material (earlier post) in multiple components on the 2016 F-150, becoming the first automaker to use the advanced automotive aluminum commercially. The companies Read Full Article Here For…

500-Kilometer, All-Electric Audi E-Tron Quattro Finally Shown

By Zachary Shahan Originally published on EV Obsession. The Frankfurt Motor Show (aka International Motor Show or IAA) is one of the biggest auto shows in the world, and it is increasingly one of the biggest shows (if not the biggest) for revealing new plug-in cars and plug-in concept cars. The Volkswagen group Read Full…

Landfills Are a Great Place for Solar Energy Farms

By Gordon Smith Find the Best Spot for Solar Energy Farms ( TeK-THinK) Finding an acceptable location for large utility scale solar projects would not seem to be… The post Landfills Are a Great Place for Solar Energy Farms appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Related posts: For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Moray wind farm proposal refused #SCT

By National Wind Watch Moray’s Brown Muir will remain turbine free after councillors refused a proposed wind farm. Developers vento ludens had hoped to create a 12-turbine development on a hillside site between Fogwatt and Rothes. But following a 30-minute debate this afternoon, members of Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee narrowly voted Read…

Protests slam wind power plant in Mount Ida #TUR

By National Wind Watch In Aegean province of Çanakkale, environmentalists held a protest against the wind power plant to be installed right in the center of wild life in northern slopes of the Mount Ida. Protesters marched towards the anemometer that has been erected withing the project recently between the Tayvan Oyna and Dalak Read…

Sh15bn Kinangop wind park halted as land protests swirl #KEN

By National Wind Watch Construction of a Sh15 billion ($150 million) wind farm in Kinangop, Nyandarua has been frozen after running into strong headwinds tied to land acquisition. The proposed 61 megawatt Kinangop Wind Park, backed by Norwegian PE firm Norfund, South African asset manager Old Mutual and Sydney-based fund Macquarie, is on the Read…

Planners to meet with acoustics specialists #MI

By National Wind Watch BAD AXE — On Wednesday, county planners, commissioners and wind energy developers, along with their sound consultants and an independent acoustics firm, all plan to be under the same roof to continue ironing out the future of wind turbines in Huron County. The special meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Read…

Altnaharra wind farm approved by Highland Council #SCT

By National Wind Watch Plans for a 22-turbine wind farm on peatland near Altnaharra were approved by Highland councillors today. The Creag Riabhach proposal will be built on more than 879 acres on the west side of the A836. As many as 13 other wind farm projects, approved or in the pipeline, lie within Read…

Some energy projects waiting for next year #ON

By National Wind Watch Companies behind the proposed Sydenham Wind Project in eastern Lambton County and the Corunna Solar Project in St. Clair Township are sitting out this year’s round bidding for large renewable energy contracts. But officials with both companies say they plan to submit their projects in the next round of bidding Read…

Belson wins Yates nod as counting ends #NY

By National Wind Watch YATES — The fissure over a proposed wind energy project has split Yates nearly equally in half, Supervisor John Belson said. “It’s 50/50, that’s the problem we’re having, it (hasn’t been) decisive enough to make a decision,” said Belson, who received a reminder of the passionate debate Tuesday. Belson survived Read…

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