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Preventing hydropower turbine failure

The Francis turbine is the most common type of water turbine used in Norwegian hydropower plants, and has been for many years. About half of the world's Francis turbines are found in Norwegian plants.

dateMay 26, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom: Spinning turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year.

dateMay 14, 2013 in Ecology
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Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal—and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies—are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed ...

dateJun 02, 2014 in Environment
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Lifting mechanism for mounting huge rotor blades

Siemens has created a special mechanism for mounting its 75-meter-long rotor blades for offshore wind farms. The lifting system makes assembly work safer and lets construction take place at higher wind speeds ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Engineering
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Measuring wind turbines remotely

The rotor and mast of a wind turbine can oscillate even in normal operation. The analysis of these oscillations plays an important role when the equipment is being developed and maintained. Up to now, this ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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