in News Departments
print the content item

Clipper Windpower PLC, headquartered in Carpenteria, Calif., has announced that the commissioning process is complete for eight of its first full-production 2.5 MW Liberty wind turbines recently installed at the Steel Winds Project near Buffalo, N.Y. The project has been under construction by co-owner/developers UPC Energy and BQ Energy.

In addition, the Liberty turbine will undergo full International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)-compatible power curve testing later this year at the 100 MW Endeavor wind project site in southwestern Iowa.

According to Clipper, the testing will provide site conditions more conducive to meeting the required, controlled IEC standards, which require an anemometer placement upwind in flat terrain where no site calibration is required. Since current Clipper power curve testing at the Steel Winds site is based on nacelle anemometer calibration, due to the project's close proximity to Lake Erie, an upwind anemometer placement is not feasible.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008