wind

Offshore wind industry given helping hand to lower costs

Four businesses have been awarded over £4million to spur on innovation in lowering the costs of generating offshore wind energy, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today. The grants have been awarded to 2-B Energy, High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd, SgurrControl Ltd and Ocean Resource Ltd as part of the Department of Energy […]

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Simple Power celebrates World Wind Day 2013 with local schools

As part of Global Wind Day on Friday 15th June 2013, pupils joined local wind energy company, Simple Power, to celebrate the power of nature at its single wind turbines on farms throughout Northern Ireland. Pupils from Greystone Primary School in County Antrim (pictured) were given an interactive tour of Simple Power’s single wind turbine […]

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BBC broadcaster speaks out on the controversial subject of wind farms

BBC broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham(pictured right) speaks out in an interview for the Heating and Hotwater Industry’s publication the HHIC Journal on the controversial subject of wind farms. 2012 was a good year for the performance of renewable energy generation and most of this growth was down to on and off shore wind farms. […]

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Wind farms paid £1m to shut turbines

Scottish wind farm companies were paid more than £1 million to cease operations for a single day last month. EnergyHelpline.com

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Wind of change

In this month’s back-to-basics series, Cathryn Hickey, from the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, looks at micro-wind, one of the less common forms of renewable energy. A basic wind turbine operates on the principle that wind passing across the rotor blades causes a ‘lift’ and ‘drag’ effect, which in turn makes the hub rotate. […]

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