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Nordex SE will present the Delta Generation turbines N100/3300, N117/3000 and N131/3000 in its center stage at the international wind energy expo, WindEnergy Hamburg, held from September 23 to 26, 2014. The special highlight will be the 64.4-meter long rotor blade of the light wind turbine N131/3000 — one of the largest rotor blades for onshore turbines — which will be presented as an exhibit to the public for the first time. On the yard of the Hamburg Messe, next to the TV Tower, visitors can also convince themselves of the performance capability of the second generation of rotor blade adapters [...]
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O&M is crucial in any wind energy system and is still quite capital intensive. This is because the use of wind energy does not require fuel expenses; therefore, the expenditure for the equipment represents the main component cost. An adequate O&M is necessary to protect the equipment to keep them running during their expected lifetime. Good O&M practices can optimize the profitability of wind farms, thereby ultimately reducing the downtime of the turbines or leading to the extension of their lifespan. O&M also tends to be high for offshore wind energy systems compared to the terrestrial wind energy systems. This [...]
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Clean Green Energy LLC (CGE) said today the U.S. Patent Office has issued the company a patent that covers the WIND e20 vertical axis wind turbine. The patent for invention number 8,823,199 is for a fluid driven turbine that uses a rotor which rotates at an axis transverse to the fluid flow. “The WIND e20 is the face of distributed wind power in the future,” said Bryan Zaplitny, president and CEO of CGE. Wind-powered electrical generators in current use commonly employ a horizontal-axis, propeller-like, wind turbine to capture power from air flowing parallel to the rotational axis of the turbine blades. However, [...]
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