UK kicks off construction on 15 MW wind turbines

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    UK kicks off construction on 15 MW wind turbines

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    According to the announcement, the GBP-35-million (USD 55m/EUR 42m) wind power facility will be the largest of its kind in the world. It is scheduled to be commissioned in summer 2013.

    Construction has started on a wind turbine drive train test facility with a capacity of 15 MW at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Northumberland, northeastern England, Narec said today on its website.

    According to the announcement, the GBP-35-million (USD 55m/EUR 42m) wind power facility will be the largest of its kind in the world. It is scheduled to be commissioned in summer 2013.

    The wind enegy facility would "accelerate technology development and time to market for the UK offshore wind farm industry," Tony Quinn, Narec director of major projects and assets, said. "It will provide Narec with a controlled environment to test the next generation of offshore wind turbines in accordance with international standards, before they are deployed in large numbers offshore," Quinn added.

    The Energy Technologies Institute, a partnership between the UK government and six private companies, has poured GBP 25 million in the project. The amount is to be provided to the Power Conversion business of GE Energy, a division of General Electric Co, and US test systems supplier MTS Systems Corp to design, develop and commission the test rig.


    Most wind turbines in service today are 1.5-3 mw. Some of the new ones are 7.5 or 6 mw, but this would decrease the number needed.
     
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    Combine turbines like that, with wave energy technology and place them in fish reserves off of our coast, and we could have a win-win-win situation.
     
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    Put about 200-300 of these off the Oregon coast(40-60 nmi off shore) and some wave energy tech. You'd start getting up to 20-30 percent of Oregons energy! It would be very relieable as off southwestern coast of Oregon has constant winds!
     
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