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Sandia innovation eliminates reliance on rare-earth magnets for large-scale wind turbines

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Motivated by the need to eliminate expensive rare-earth magnets in utility-scale direct-drive wind turbines, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a fundamentally new type of rotary electrical contact. Most of the current utility-scale wind turbines are dependent on rare-earth magnets, Koplow said. 1 milliohm).

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California Energy Commission adopts offshore wind goals: 5GW by 2030, 25 GW by 2045

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals and moving the state one step closer to development of the clean energy resource off California’s coast. Additional transmission infrastructure will be needed to deliver offshore wind energy from this region to the grid.

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5 wind turbines just came online at Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm

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In another US offshore wind milestone, the first five turbines at Vineyard Wind 1 in Massachusetts have powered up.

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Equinor, bp just scrapped their 1.2 GW Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farm

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Equinor and bp have terminated New York State’s Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farm – but a do-over isn’t out of the question. GW Empire Wind 2 offshore wind farm appeared first on Electrek. more… The post Equinor, bp just scrapped their 1.2

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Watch wind technicians ‘walk to work’ at US offshore wind farm Vineyard Wind 1 [video]

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Check out this cool video on Reddit of a “walk to work” gangway that’s now being used by wind farm technicians at Vineyard Wind 1. more… The post Watch wind technicians ‘walk to work’ at US offshore wind farm Vineyard Wind 1 [video] appeared first on Electrek.

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In Montana, wind is about to overtake coal generation capacity

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When two new Montana wind farms come online, the state will have more nameplate capacity in wind than in coal. more… The post In Montana, wind is about to overtake coal generation capacity appeared first on Electrek.

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Chinese wind turbine orders hit a record 100 GW in 2023

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Chinese wind turbine orders set a new record in 2023 by reaching 100 gigawatts (GW), according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.

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