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Wind tower debate has returned to Tarana

Although no development application has been lodged with Lithgow Council, rumours of plans to build wind turbines in the Tarana Valley has the watchdog Rydal District Landholders Association growling. It is understood that the site being considered is on the northern side of the road between Sodwalls and Tarana.
1 Jun 2006

The allure of deep-water wind power

Compared to conventional shallow water offshore wind farms that cost about $2 million per MW installed, the fixed-pile foundation Talisman project at $5.8 million per MW is almost three times as expensive and prohibitively uneconomical in the near term.
1 Jun 2006

CanWEA Releases New Siting Guidelines and Model Zoning Bylaw for Small Wind Turbines

OTTAWA, ON, May 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today released a report designed to facilitate the installation of small wind turbines across Canada. The report provides guidance for both consumers and municipalities on "Best Practices" that will ensure the proper installation of turbines under 300 kilowatts (kW) rated capacity in Canadian homes, farms and businesses.
1 Jun 2006

Coalition has serious concerns about Cashman proposal

But let us be clear, you can be, like us, both pro wind energy development and have serious concerns and doubts over this week's announcement by Jay Cashman of his hopes to construct a 90-120 turbine wind farm spanning the western end of Buzzards Bay. This issue is not as simple as being "for" or "against" — the appropriate siting of wind farms will make all of the difference.
1 Jun 2006

Wind farm firm hits back against Bellamy

ANOTHER famous celebrity has added his name to a list of people fighting a proposed wind farm. Sir David Bellamy visited Brent Knoll this week to look at the site on which green firm Ecotricity wants to put five 78 metre high wind turbines.
1 Jun 2006

Cannon to mull rules for wind power

CANNON TOWNSHIP -- Soaring energy costs and a resident's request about alternatives have prompted Cannon Township officials to consider ways to regulate wind turbines. The township Planning Commission will hold a hearing at 6 p.m. June 13 to get residents' opinions on a zoning ordinance amendment that would create a special land use for wind energy harvest sites and individual wind turbine generators for on-site service only.
1 Jun 2006

Drive Train Innovation Raises Wind Turbine Efficiency, Offers Gearbox Improvements

While gearboxes in comparable turbines weigh 50 to 70 tons, the Clipper model weighs 36 tons, including the gearbox, brakes and housing. Low-speed tapered roller bearings take thrust loads on the main shaft. Clipper’s patented variable speed technology, which includes tower damping techniques to eliminate harmful vibrations, results in fewer parts and higher reliability.
1 Jun 2006

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