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South Australian EPA says no issue with inaudible wind farm noise

05 February, 2013

A report released by the South Australian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has finally put to rest a common myth about wind farms - that they create dangerous levels of infrasound, or sound too low for humans to hear, that can be harmful to people who live near wind turbines.

Building a device to test wind speed

12 December, 2012

An $800,000 grant from Commercialisation Australia will help NSW company Fulcrum3D to commercialise a device for remotely measuring wind speeds at altitudes of up to 300 metres.

Wind-powered future for Australia under RET

01 November, 2012

Research from carbon analytics firm RepuTex indicates that growth of wind capacity in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) is expected to outstrip growth in electricity demand by more than 2.5 times over the next seven years.

Meridian to build Mt Mercer wind farm

03 September, 2012

Meridian Energy Australia will soon start construction on Mt Mercer, a 64-turbine wind farm in Victoria.

TrustPower and Siemens to build South Australia’s largest wind farm

01 August, 2012

TrustPower has appointed Siemens as its turnkey supplier to construct South Australia’s largest wind farm at Snowtown, using gearless drive wind turbine technology for the first time in Australia.

Landmark report shows economic benefits of wind farms

22 June, 2012

A typical 50 MW wind farm pays host farmers some $250,000 per year, is constructed by workers who spend up to $1.2 million locally and contributes up to $80,000 annually to community projects, according to a landmark study into the economic benefits of wind farms.

Harnessing wind energy at high altitude

04 June, 2012

Research at RMIT University has demonstrated the feasibility of capturing some of the vast energy reserves in the upper atmospheric winds, a significant advance for wind power technology.

South Australian wind power figures vindicate radical energy plan

31 May, 2012

Yesterday, energy consultants EnergyQuest broke the news that wind power supplied 31% of South Australia’s electricity in the last quarter - up from 21% 12 months ago. Just six years ago, the contribution of wind in South Australia was close to zero.

Urban Wind Map boosts city's renewable energy goal

26 April, 2012

San Francisco has received a boost towards its goal to meet 100% of electricity needs with renewable energy in the next 10 years with a new renewable energy tool, the Urban Wind Map.

Experts say wind power is a safe and healthy alternative to fossil fuels

24 January, 2012

The national coalition of healthcare groups, the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), has today released its Position Statement on wind turbines and human health, rejecting the claims of anti-wind groups that wind power poses a threat to health.

Campbell Scientific Irgason integrated gas analyser and sonic anemometer

18 January, 2012

The Irgason integrated in-situ, open-path analyser and sonic anemometer can be used for eddy-covariance flux measurements. It simultaneously measures absolute carbon-dioxide and water-vapour densities, air temperature, barometric pressure, three-dimensional wind speed and sonic air temperature.

Renewable energy power agreement

24 November, 2011

Acciona and Origin have signed a power purchase agreement for Gunning Windfarm.

Renewable Energy Solutions Eco Whisper Turbine

23 November, 2011 by

The Eco Whisper Turbine features an intuitive blade design that is virtually silent. The turbine stands at 21 m high and the blade measures 6.5 m. The 20 kW electricity-producing wind turbine has a unique cowl/ring that prevents air from spilling off the blades. The wind hub and blade are made from aluminium and are therefore resistant to rust. If the turbine is placed in a good wind site it has the ability to generate 45,000 plus kWh per annum.

Victorian Government introduces new planning restrictions for wind farms

30 August, 2011

Concerns have been raised over new planning rules that have been introduced by the Victorian Government that restrict new wind farm developments.

Support for renewables to encourage SA manufacturing

27 July, 2011

Significant new job opportunities are expected in South Australia’s manufacturing sector resulting from federal and state government investment in the support of renewable energy.

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