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Iowa Will Add 1.05GW New Wind Energy Capacity By 2015

August 14th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

Iowa will add 1.05 gigawatts of new wind energy capacity by 2015, thanks to the Iowa Utilities Board’s approval of a $1.9 billion proposal from MidAmerican Energy. Regulatory approval of the Wind VII project paves the way for construction to start as soon as September 2013, bringing hundreds of green jobs and millions in revenue to landowners and the government


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How WindFlip Will Deliver Gigantic Floating Turbines to Site

December 16th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

To tow the new gigantic off-shore wind turbines being developed in Europe far out to sea, a Norwegian company has devised a clever and simple mechanism. Their Windflip tows the turbine out almost horizontal - and then when it gets to the site tilts it up into position; using just the weight of seawater. The structure contains 29 air filled compartments. Once at the site each of the compartments inside the Windflip is sequentially filled with water, causing the stern to slowly submerge, so that both the Windflip barge and the turbine it is holding flip up 90°


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10 More Cleantech Stories of the Week

May 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

As always, there were many great cleantech stories that I wanted to cover this week but couldn't get to. It is literally one of the most frustrating things about this job -- too many good stories. Here are 10 more from this week that I was planning to write on but couldn't



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