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New Generation of Wind Turbines Announced

The Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS)

Magenn Power Inc. plans to start manufacturing its Magenn Air Rotor System (MARS) in 2009/10 with a 10 kW to 25 kW MARS unit being the first one shipping. (No plans for a 4 kW MARS system at this time)

The price for the 10 – 25 kW MARS unit is yet to be determined but it is Magenn’s design goal to deliver product at a cost between the $5 USD to $10 USD dollar per watt range. Continue Reading →

Rem Koolhaas Of OMA Unveiled Masterplan Zeekracht

Masterplan Zeekracht by OMA

On January 13th, Rem Koolhaas presented his plan to create a ring of windmills, which will ultimately provide as much energy as the oil in the Persian Gulf now.

His masterplan Zeekracht consists of a ring of cables between several windmill parks that will create a network between seven ‘North Sea countries’.
The architects thinks Europe can be ‘reasonable independent’ from oil and gas energy in 2050, thanks to wind and solar energy.

Read the whole translated press release: www.zeekracht.nl.

For more impressions of this project click here.

Wind Energy jobs to double by 2020 says new EWEA study

The European wind energy sector has created 33 new jobs every day for the past five years, journalists attending the launch of a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) heard today. According to the report, entitled, ‘Wind at Work – wind energy and job creation in the EU’, jobs in wind energy will more than double from 154,000 to 325,000 by 2020.

In 2007, wind energy increased more than any other power generating technology in the EU. The growth in installed wind capacity has been matched by an increase in related jobs. According to ‘Wind at Work’, the sector employed 154,000 people in 2007 – 108,600 in direct jobs and the rest indirectly.

In terms of job profiles, the report shows that turbine manufacturers are the main employers, with 37% of all direct jobs, followed by component manufacturers and project developers. Where the Member States are concerned, currently 75% of all direct wind energy jobs are to be found in the three ‘pioneer’ countries of Denmark, Germany and Spain, but other countries, such as France, the UK and Italy are now beginning to catch up. Continue Reading →