Category Wind turbine news

Wind Turbine Plant Shelved by Vesta as Industry Seeks Clarification

25 June, 11:34, by homemadejoe Tags: ,

Vestas Wind Systems A/S shelved plans to build one of Europe’s largest offshore-turbine factories in southeast England as the wind industry calls for clarity on subsidy programs.

Vestas and the Port of Sheerness announced the decision to scrap plans for the facility in Kent today in a website statement. The Aarhus, Denmark-based company had intended to develop its biggest offshore turbine, a 7-megawatt machine, at the plant, creating 2,000 jobs.

The announcement is a blow to U.K. efforts to attract the largest turbine makers as it seeks to build 18 gigawatts of offshore turbines by 2020. Britain, overhauling its energy market to spur clean-power investment, proposed an Electricity Market Reform bill in May that includes replacing an offshore – wind subsidy with “contracts for difference,” which set long- term prices for power and are so far only in outline form.

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This just shows how important it is to not rely on big industry to supply the power and many small turbines installed and managed by individuals can supply their own needs and save money, maybe even make some if feeding back to the grid. Being able to easily feed back to the grid with automatic metering and billing/crediting so that readings do not have to be taken each day to keep track will make it so much easier for the individual to supply energy back to the grid and get paid for it. As for storing the energy from large wind farms and not paying to turn them off when they are not needed that can easily be done by diverting the energy at off peak times to perhaps hydrogen generation or water desalination meaning any hydrogen or oxygen produced can then be easily stored and used as needed either for fuel for cars or conventional power plants to reduce their need for coal or dirty fuels.

Wind farm rejection and wind turbine manufacturers locate suitable ports

13 June, 13:00, by homemadejoe Tags: , ,

Latest wind farm news is that Lincolnshire and the highlands of Scotland both have had objections to more wind farms.

Lincolnshire county council called for a halt to unrestrained wind farm building in the region and 30 turbines have been turned down in the highlands by the Scottish government.

Lincolnshire – Councillors met last week to discuss the council’s position on onshore wind farms and decided that although it was “not opposed to all wind farms”, there existed an overriding concern that the county may have taken more than its fair share of wind farm developments.

Scotland – Energy Minister Fergus Ewing refused to grant planning permission for the proposed development at Spittal Hill, Caithness, saying that the impact on the landscape and nearby homes would be too great.
Spittal Hill Windfarm wants to erect 30 turbines on the site, most of which would be 110 metres-high.

No more wind turbine farms in Lincolnshire

Scottish government rejects Highlands wind farm

However in better news it is reported that two energy wind turbine manufacturers have found suitable ports for there turbines to be shipped.

A Norfolk location is the place for the construction and operation of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, Wells Harbour is the location. This will support crew, workboats and construction.

Wells Harbour for wind turbine manufacturer

The port of Hull was chosen by Lincs wind farm Ltd to be its logistics base where they hope to turn it into the premier UK offshore hub.

Port of Hull for wind farm hub

A 30 percent cut in the cost of producing electricity from offshore wind farms is possible in the UK by the end of this decade, helping it compete with cheaper power from onshore wind or biomass, two separate reports showed on Wednesday (Reuters).

Meanwhile the UK will see cheaper wind energy by 2020.

Elsewhere Outland Energy Services Awarded Services Contract by Consumers Energy for 100 MW Wind Farm.
/PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Consumers Energy has awarded Outland Energy Services a service contract to provide construction/commissioning-period support, and operations, maintenance, and remote monitoring services at the 100.8 MW Lake Winds Energy Project in Mason County, Michigan. The project is comprised of fifty-six Vestas V100 1.8 MW wind turbines and is expected to begin commercial operation in October, 2012.

Outland energy contract wind farm news