Monday, March 18, 2013

Alternative Clean Energy Roundup: 18 March 2013

Siemens gains accreditation by Global Wind Organisation for its safety training
14 March 2013 - Siemens Energy has been granted certification by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) for its training facilities in Denmark, Germany, the UK, and the US.

The international industry certificate, granted earlier this year, empowers Siemens to educate and train wind energy workers according to the highest industry standards for basic safety training. Acting as chairman of the GWO steering group, Siemens has been at the forefront of developing standards for harmonized safety principles in the global wind energy business. read more>>>

Siemens opens world’s largest wind turbine R&D test facilities
12 March 2013 - Siemens Energy has opened two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark.

The new test center in Brande features test stands for major components of Siemens wind turbines, including generators, main bearings and complete nacelles.

In Aalborg, seven blade test stands are capable to perform full scale tests of rotor blades, including the world’s largest blade in operation with a length of 75 meters. In combination, the two facilities form the world’s largest R&D test center for wind turbine technology. read more>>>

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Danish farmers increasingly want to invest in solar energy
14 March 2013 - Solar energy investment is of increasing interest to Danish farmers since the government changed the subsidy rules for solar last December

Danish farmers are increasingly interested in investing in renewable energy, particularly solar, simply because it is very good business to do so. At least that is the implication given by the attendance at special solar-themed information meetings held all over the country over the last few months.

In 2012 the Danish government implemented new rules under which farmers can sell electricity to the national grid at a guaranteed price of 1.30 kroners (0.17 eurocents) per kWh over ten years for systems up to 400KW. read more>>>

Basic Training Of Renewable Energy
This course is for all in organizations of any size to renewable energy and explains it is new arena in terms for a full understanding for all departments on in any level. As management in governments and companies begin to research and consider ways to cut energy bills, using renewable energy will become more attractive. All employees will need a basic understanding of how natural resources can produce energy instead of fossil fuels.

Learning Objectives read more>>> * * * Green Education Online>>>

Homewind: Wind Turbines, Power Kits & Components

First Ladies target green economy, environmental challenges
March 17, 2013 - The wives of the Kogi, Katsina, Nasarawa and Bayelsa state Governors have pledged their commitment to address environmental challenges as they affect food production in their states. They stated this at the just concluded 1st Global Green Women Conference held in Paris. read more>>>

Report: Clean Energy Sector Poised to Double by 2022
Despite low natural gas prices in the U.S., clean energy will still play a major role in satisfying global energy demand

March 13, 2013 - Despite a slew of bad press, lingering economic headwinds, and historically low natural gas prices in 2012, clean energy will remain a key player in addressing the growing energy demands of the global economy in years to come.

According to a report released Tuesday by energy research and advisory firm Clean Edge, clean-energy revenue is projected to double to $426 billion by 2022. Combined global revenue for solar, wind, and biofuels edged up just 1 percent to about $249 billion in 2012. read more>>>

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