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Hard Drivers

Researchers use magnets from used computer hard drive to power axial gap motor Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. In a first-ever demonstration of its kind, the permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an […]

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Design Flaws

400 wind turbine motors being replaced in Michigan Citing a design flaw, wind turbine technicians will have to replace 400 electric motors in Tuscola County, Michigan. The motors inhabit 134 turbines at two extensive wind farms managed by NextEra Energy Resources. Discovery of the problem stemmed from loud “clunking” noises heard by nearby residents. 30 […]

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A Taste of Electric Power

The Electric Power Expo was last week and hey, it was a good time! The show, which took place at The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., brought together manufacturers and distributors of electrical testing products, conveyor products, controls, turbines, pumps, transformers, the list goes on and on. Conferences were held before, during, and […]

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Wind Turbines vs. Hurricanes: Stanford professor says turbines win by knockout.

According to computer simulations by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and director of its Atmosphere and Energy Program. offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have drained the magnitude of three real-life hurricanes. If true the turbines significantly decreased hurricane winds and accompanying storm surge, possibly preventing billions […]

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Cape Wind offshore energy project wins significant legal victory

Cape Wind, intended to be America’s first offshore wind farm that will help catalyze a domestic offshore wind industry and related supply chain, won a significant legal victory on March 14 against project opponents in their four lawsuits that had challenged Cape Wind’s permitting approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The wind farm will […]

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Wind turbine producer Nordex announces first project with utility Exelon

Nordex USA, Inc., a provider of turbines in the megawatt class with global headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and U.S. headquarters in Chicago, will be supplying 34 wind turbines to utility Exelon Wind LLC for the Beebe Community Wind Farm in Gratiot County, Michigan. The 81.6 MW wind farm will be the first major project worldwide […]

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