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VIDEO: EWICON ‒ Bladeless Windmill

ecanoo Architects designed the model EWICON (Electrostatic WIndenergy CONvertor) using technology developed by researchers Johan Smit and Dhiradj Djairam from the Delft University of Technology in a consortium with Wageningen UR and commercial companies in an economy-ecology-government partnership program context.

EWEA: Is German Offshore Wind Under Threat?

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) spoke to Andreas Wagner, CEO of the Offshore Wind Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie) and part of the team negotiating with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, trying to find out what is the future of German offshore wind power, as the country is said to be facing support cuts, besides the already known delays in grid connection.

Germany: Brave Tern Working on Bard Offshore 1 from Eemshaven

The Brave Tern, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s 132 metre long and 39 metres wide jack-up installation vessel, berthed alongside the Wagenborg quay in Eemshaven last week, 11th of April 2013.

Germany: Worker Injured on HelWin1 Offshore Grid Connection Project

Tuesday evening, an employee of a contractor working for transmission grid operator TenneT suffered a severe injury during work at sea on the HelWin1 offshore grid connection project.

Siemens 6MW Offshore Wind Turbines Produce First Power at Gunfleet Sands (UK)

The two next-generation Siemens 6MW offshore wind turbines at the Gunfleet Sands demonstration project in the UK have produced the first power.

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