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First Offshore Wind Turbine In Spain

Gamesa’s G128-5.0 MW offshore wind turbine prototype, installed in Arinaga (Canary Islands), will generate enough energy to power 7,500 households every year. The first offshore wind turbine installed in Spain has been recently commissioned.. It is also Gamesa’s first offshore prototype, with 5 MW of

Solar Plane Prototype Lands in New York City

On July 6, The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane, successfully landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after an 18-hour flight from Washington Dulles airport. The Swiss prototype crossed the United States to showcase its ability to fly day and night powered exclusively

New Research Facilities To Support Solar Technologies In The EU

New facilities are being inaugurated today at the JRC’s European Solar Test Installation (ESTI), located in Ispra. The upgraded laboratories allow ESTI to assess the performance of new and improved photovoltaic (PV) devices, to perform pre-normative research and to help develop international standards. At the

Airborne Wind Turbines Startup Acquired By Google X

Google has now acquired Makani Power, a company that develops autonomous airborne wind turbines. The company was founded by Saul Griffith and Don Montague, a former World Cup windsurfer. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed. The Makani Airborne Wind Turbine is a tethered

New 3MW Wind Turbines From Vestas

Vestas has released  three new product variants of the 3 MW wind turbine: the V112-3.3 MW, the V117-3.3 MW and the V126-3.3 MW. Vestas upgrades the 3 MW platform The new turbines are based on further optimization of the V112-3.0 MW nacelle in combination with

High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal System By IBM

A group of researchers led by IBM is currently working on a new solar collector dish that could avoid that damage while taking a big step forward in photovoltaic energy efficiency. The idea of scientists is to develop an affordable photovoltaic system capable of concentrating,

Transporting The Largest Wind Turbine Blade Ever Built In Spain

The blade is 62.5 metres long and will be installed on Spain’s first offshore wind turbine. Gamesa has recently started the transportation of a 62.5-meter blade destined for a prototype of the first offshore wind turbine to be installed in Spain. The blade, manufactured at