Newer windfarms require more than double the amount of maintenance than older ones, according to an independent inspection firm.
Two university students have designed a wind turbine to generate electricity in large cities.
Senvion has installed a new prototype turbine which can make the most of less windy places.
A Turriff councillor implicated in a “cronyism” row over plans to build a 150ft wind turbine will face a standards commission hearing.
Acquila Capital has acquired two operational wind parks in Germany.
The owner of a windfarm said they haven't decided whether to replace a turbine which was destroyed by a fire earlier this month.
Siemens is recruiting for another 100 jobs at its new wind turbine blade factory in England.
A 100 metre (330ft) high wind turbine is set to start generating power at the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Construction of the turbine has been completed at the RSPB’s Lodge headquarters near Sandy, Bedfordshire, by energy company Ecotricity and is now expected to generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of 450 homes. The turbine, which will save an estimated 800 tonnes of carbon emissions a year as it generates the equivalent of half the electricity the RSPB uses across its 127 sites, is part of moves by Europe’s largest nature conservation charity to make its operations greener.
A new user friendly web-based monitoring system for wind turbines has been developed by US-based Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG).
A new material that could make wind turbines and even aircraft quieter by mimicking the design of owls’ wings that allows them to silently hunt their prey has been developed by scientists. The Cambridge University-led Anglo-American team studied the feathers of the stealthy nocturnal airborne predators to produce the coating, due to be unveiled at a US conference today. Because of the noise they make, wind turbines are often braked to make them turn more slowly and quietly, but the team behind the new material say that it could enable the machines to turn faster and boost their output without increasing noise as a side-effect.
Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing hopes four major wind arrays in the firths of Forth and Tay will be built despite a major legal challenge to their development. Bird protection charity RSPB Scotland sent shockwaves through the sector in Scotland earlier this month after a last-minute move to seek judicial review of Mr Ewing’s decision to grant consents for the Neart na Gaoithe, Inch Cape and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo arrays. It is understood the RSPB’s application will come before the courts for the first time in late May and there are concerns within the industry the legal process will prove both costly and lengthy.
The first independent scientific study into improving wind turbine performance has confirmed that nacelle-mounted LIDAR reduces yaw misalignment.
Experts have warned that plans to site a wind turbine near the north-east coast could cause chaos for offshore helicopter operators.
Highland Council said yesterday it planned to expand its turbine programme as it helped the local authority reduce its carbon emissions and cut energy costs.
Plans to erect a wind turbine at a former landfill site on the outskirts of Aberdeen could be rejected by city councillors on Thursday of next week.
Plans have been lodged to erect a wind turbine at a landfill site on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
ABOUT 120 people attended the unveiling of a new wind turbine at the premises of FIS Chemicals in Bucksburn, Aberdeen
RICHARD Irvin Services Group said yesterday it had erected the first wind turbine in Aberdeen to be used for commercial purposes.
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