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Wind farm inquiry

30 June, 2011

The renewable energy industry has welcomed the report of the Senate Inquiry into the Social and Economic Impact of Rural Wind Farms in June, saying it provided no reason to stop the rollout of this clean energy technology.

Leightons and GE awarded $1.3m Geraldton windfarm contract

22 June, 2011

The consortium of Leighton Contractors and GE has won a $130m contract by the Verve Energy and Macquarie Capital joint venture to develop the Mumbida Wind Farm, 40 km south-east of Geraldton, WA.

CBD Energy signs joint venture

21 April, 2011 by Kylie Rhodes

CBD Energy has signed a joint venture with Datang Renewable Power and Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric to provide renewable energy for Australia.

Construction of wind farm

24 January, 2011 by

The construction of Infigen Energy’s Woodlawn wind farm has commenced at Veolia’s Woodlawn Eco-precinct located at Tarago, some 250 km south of Sydney. Covering 6000 hectares, the precinct also houses the Woodlawn bioreactor. The 48.3 MW Woodlawn wind farm, currently under construction, will be owned and operated by Infigen. It will consist of 23 wind turbines and is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2011.

ABB invests in wind-technology company

22 November, 2010

ABB, the global power and automation technology group, has announced that it has made a strategic investment in Pentalum Technologies, an Israel-based company developing advanced wind-sensing technology for control and optimisation of wind turbines and wind farms.

Wind turbines get clean bill of health - again

06 July, 2010

An independent study released today should put to rest claims that wind farms can make people sick, according to Australia’s peak clean energy body.

$4.2 million for Mt Barker wind farm

23 April, 2009

Western Australia’s renewable energy capacity has been boosted with the announcement of $4.2 million in funding for the Mt Barker wind farm.

Mighty wings for wind power

17 April, 2009

A new wind turbine that promises to advance the harnessing of offshore wind energy has been given the go-ahead in the UK. No longer is the structure just a gigantic propeller atop a cylindrical tower, but instead it is a pair of V-shaped arms up to 120 m high with four rigid 'winglets' along their length.

Power resistors for wind turbines

07 April, 2009 by

As applications in wind power generating systems evolve, the need increases for power resistors that meet the stringent needs of various parts of turbine subsystems — for functions like braking and in-rush current protection. Tyco Electronics offers custom designed and manufactured resistors that suit customer requirements in the alternative energy space; for example, from an application in the pitch control in a turbine to the inverter in either the solar or wind market segment.

Waubra North Wind Farm proposal announced

02 March, 2009

ACCIONA Energy has announced it is considering a new wind farm development in an area 8 km north east of Waubra and 9 km west of Clunes near the township of Evansford, bordering the Hepburn and Pyrenees Shires.

Draft Standard available for public comment

27 February, 2009

Standards New Zealand invites public comment on draft Standard DZ 6808

Acoustics ­Wind Farm Noise


Southern Ocean resistant to changing winds

16 December, 2008

The Southern Ocean slows the rate of greenhouse warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the ocean. But previous studies raised the alarm by suggesting the Southern Ocean carbon sink is now ’saturated‘ and no longer able to keep pace with increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Wind power research generates lessons for industry

08 December, 2008

A researcher who examined the recent history of wind power in Australia will receive a doctoral award from RMIT University this month.

Wind energy for Victoria

21 October, 2008

Origin Energy and Acciona are planning to deliver green energy to Victoria from a wind farm being built north-west of Ballarat.

Wind farms improve scenery

09 May, 2008

Wind farms generally improve the scenery of locations that were not that picturesque to begin with. According to a study in Geographical Research, published by Wiley-Blackwell, wind farms have a negative impact on landscapes with a high scenic quality, but a positive effect on dull and mundane landscapes.

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