Daily Archives: January 12, 2016

Solar Energy Could Save You Money

By Abigale Sherman You may well have noticed that solar panels have appeared more and more homes. In fact, looking across the rooftops of my own window of his office, I see a number of new facilities are in place. So how can we explain this sudden increase in demand? You may think this Read…

2016 Renewable Energy Handbook

By Michelle Froese WINDPOWER Engineering and Development – Welcome to the Handbook Editor’s welcome to the wind section…………. p.09 Wind Basics……………………………………………. p.10 Top wind stats and resource map………………. p.12 Components of a wind turbine………………….. p.16 Wind articles Bearings……………………………………………………p.18 Blades………………………………………………………p.21 Bolting……………………………………………………..p.24 Cables………………………………………………………p.27 Composites……………………………………………….p.30 Gears & gearboxes…………………………………….p.32 Encoders…………………………………………………..p.34 Motors & drives…………………………………………p.37 Hydraulics…………………………………………………p.38 Slip rings…………………………………………………..p.42 Switchgear………………………………………………..p.46 Filters……………………………………………………….p.48 Lubricants…………………………………………………p.51…

Wind farm project draws crowd at Temple #ME

By National Wind Watch TEMPLE — More than 50 residents attended a public meeting Monday night to share thoughts on the town’s wind energy system ordinance and see what interest there might be, if any, in changing it. The meeting was called after selectmen received a letter from a Renewal Energy Systems Americas Inc. Read…

Another setback to proposed Iowa wind energy line #IA

By National Wind Watch IOWA CITY, Ia. — The Iowa Utilities Board has dealt another setback to a proposed $2 billion transmission line to ship Iowa wind energy to customers in Illinois. The board on Monday rejected the third request by Clean Line Energy Partners to split the case into two separate hearings. The Read…

Loch Ness windfarm project given new lease of life #SCT

By National Wind Watch Plans for a 12-turbine windfarm in the hills above Loch Ness are back on track following a successful appeal by an energy firm. RES has welcomed the decision by the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) to give the go ahead to the Aberarder meteorological (met) mast application. The Read…

SolarEdge releases StorEdge storage solution

By Kelly Pickerel SolarEdge Technologies announced the immediate international availability of its StorEdge solution. At the end of 2015, the company already completed a number of StorEdge installations in select locations around the world. Compatible with Tesla’s home battery, the Powerwall, StorEdge is a DC coupled storage solution that allows home owners to Read Full…

I Squared Capital invests in Lincoln Clean Energy to develop a portfolio of renewable assets in North America

By Kathie Zipp I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund, has acquired Lincoln Clean Energy (Lincoln), a developer, owner, and operator of wind and solar projects in North America. The transaction includes an operating solar facility in southern New Jersey and Lincoln’s development and asset management platforms, including a robust development Read Full…

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