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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

The Types of Wind Turbines and Manufacturers

11 June, 16:54, by homemadejoe Tags: , ,

With the current economic problems and woes and with gas prices skyrocketing, it is not uncommon for many people to start looking for alternative sources of energy. One of many good alternative power sources is the wind turbine. Homemade wind turbines are available all over the place and with the right tools, and maybe the right location for good airflow, off-the shelf and homemade wind turbines are definitely viable contenders for a good off-grid solution.

There are two popular types of wind turbines available in the market today. One is the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWt) and the other one is the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT). Vertical Axis Wind Turbines a type of wind turbine that has its motor shaft set vertically. One of the many advantages of this arrangement is that generators and gearboxes can be situated near the ground for easier maintenance. Also, VAWTS do not need to be pointed into the wind. Most VAWTS nowadays have helical twisted blades that allow the turbine to easily capture wind energy and convert it into electricity. A lot of homemade wind turbines are built with the VAWTS schematic.

The Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine on the other hand is the more common types of wind turbines we see today. It is the wind turbine that looks like a pinwheel propeller. The HAWT turbine has its main rotor and shaft and electrical generator at the top of the tower. According to manufacturers, HAWTs are the most efficient design for turning wind into electricity. This is because the turbine’s design allows to or more rotor blades to face into the wind, resulting in the blades having the least possible resistance to wind forces. HAWT rotor blades usually have an aerodynamic design, with its top side having a longer surface area than the bottom. HAWTs must be pointed into the wind to maximize the wind energy.

There are many wind turbine manufacturers available today that offer a lot of wind power solutions for every type of application. When purchasing a wind power generator, one should have a general idea of the kind of applications the wind power generator will support, and what kind of wind turbine one wants to invest in. There are companies that specialize in Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTS) while some manufacture only Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines (HAWTS). For heavy duty power consumptions, one may want to consider purchasing one of those large wind turbines.

Large wind turbines are industrial sized equipment that is usually used for wind farms and power facilities. There are only a handful of companies that currently manufacture these industrial grade products, and almost all of them are European. Another solution is the small wind turbine systems. These are the ones that are usually setup in a home with ample amount of space. While definitely not as big as an industrial sized wind turbine, these small systems can still consume some space. The last type of wind turbine is the micro-wind systems. These wind systems are relatively cheap and one can get them from online shops and various other places around the country. These are the types of systems that are converted into customized homemade wind turbines because of their relative cheap cost.

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