There’s the thought that solar will cool off in Japan, and onshore wind might grow. GE is ready with the “2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan.”
These are tough times for offshore wind in Europe, but wind farm performance figures are a reminder of the sector’s exciting potential.
Disputing earlier claims, new research shows wind turbine performance declines just 1.6 percent per year, on average – in line with conventional technologies.
The federal government wants to make it easier to install taller wind turbines, which could open up big parts of the country to a new renewable energy source.
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.
Cape Wind and Siemens finalize a deal for 130, 3.6-megawatt wind turbines, and Siemens says a $100 million equity stake in the project is likely.