An innovative prototype wind turbine has just produced its first electricity, which means the world’s most powerful turbine is now in operation.
Most offshore wind turbines these days generate 3 to 4 megawatts; a Vestas model that should begin testing soon is an 8 MW monster.
Vestas announces new contracts to supply wind turbines, and puts out a call for new workers at its Colorado blade and nacelle factories.
How’s this for a business model: Wind for Prosperity will use hybrid wind-diesel systems “to bring affordable electricity to energy-poor, wind-rich rural communities.”
Vestas factories in Colorado will manufacture the blades, towers and nacelles for the company’s new V110-2.0 MW turbine to be used at wind farms in the United States.
At SWiFT, a U.S., Texas Tech and industry collaboration, researchers will focus on how to make large wind farms more efficient.
Vestas, saying it can no longer sit by and let Aussie anti-wind zealots hijack the policy discussion, launches a public campaign in defense of wind.