News & Articles on Large Wind Power

Large wind turbines are those used to generate commercial quantities of electricity. This category includes single turbines used in distributed applications as well as arrays of multiple wind turbines used in a wind power plant.

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Howden Wind Farms: Scottish Adventure in the New World

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Paul Gipe

The Great California Wind Rush (1980-1985) was on and like gold had done before it, the lure of riches drew …

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One worker reported dead and two critically injured in explosion at major wind industry supplier

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One worker has been killed, and three injured, in an explosion at a factory run by Danish wind sector supplier Welcon, according to media reports in Denmark. The accident occurred at the company’s recently-expanded factory in the Give area of Denmark, and resulted in the death of a 41-year old Portuguese national, according to a report by Danish news website Vejile Amts Folkeblad, which quoted Stig Simonsen, a deputy police inspector at South East Jutland Police.

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Lompoc Wind Farm Expects to Start Up This Month

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The fits and starts for a wind energy project in the hills east of Lompoc arrived at an unexpected finish line when current operator BayWa obtained a letter from U.S. Fish & Wildlife on September 25 stating that the agency expected to issue a golden eagle take authorization to the Strauss Wind Energy Project by next March.

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The Howden Wind Turbine Theme Song—“Turn em On, Let em Run”

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Paul Gipe

The Great California Wind Rush was the Wild West of wind energy. So it’s fitting that one of the songs …

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A new wind farm in Kansas trailblazes with light-mitigating technology

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Michelle Lewis

Sunflower Wind is the first in the state to feature an Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) that uses radar to scan for aircraft. When ADLS is installed on a wind farm, the nighttime lights on the turbines blink only when aircraft are detected, thus reducing light pollution for residents who live close enough to be able to see them. Approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is required to install ADLS, and the FAA reviews every turbine individually. The FAA requires that the ADLS activate and flash if an aircraft is at or below 1,000 feet above the tallest wind turbine and is approaching a three-nautical mile (3.45-mile) perimeter around the wind farm.

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Denmark’s Energy Museum Loses Funding—Will Close

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Paul Gipe

Denmark’s Energimuseet (the Energy Museum), a “must see” for anyone working in the energy field, especially those of us in …