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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Small Wind. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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Residential wind turbine from India costs as much as an iPhone

Rooftop solar panels are typically the go-to technology to power homes with renewable energy. But two brothers from India are now working to make wind power more accessible as well. Through their startup, Avant Garde Innovations, they have developed a residential wind turbine they hope to offer for… read more →

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Carbon Nanotube-Based Anti-Icing System Improves Wind Power Generation

In collaboration with six corporations from four EU states, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA has developed an energy-efficient, carbon nanotube coating-based, ice detection and anti-icing system for wind turbines. This work is part of the EU’s “Windheat Project.”… read more →

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Oman Plans First Wind Project

A 50MW wind project in Oman looks set to be built, according to the country's Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO). A deal will be signed with renewable investment firm Masdar, which will fund the $200 million project. Up to 25 turbines are planned. The new wind development will be located on a 200… read more →

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Government to Install Windmills in 500 Places for Power

In its bid to double the installed wind energy capacity over the next five years and to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy plans to set up windmills at 500 places across the country. About 14,158 MW of wind energy is currently produced in 13 states,… read more →

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Hartlepool 'Highest' Wind Turbine Scheme Proposed

Plans for what could be the highest wind turbines in England and Wales have been submitted in Hartlepool, Teesside. Permission is being sought for three single turbines over 200m (655ft) high at Graythorp Industrial Estate, Brenda Road West Industrial Estate and Tofts Road West. The Department of Energy… read more →

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Alstom to supply 97MW Brazil project

Alstom has been handed the contract by Tractebel Energia to supply ECO 122 turbines for the 97.2MW Trairí II project. Alstom's ECO112 turbines will be installed on a 119-metre tower. The French manufacturer will deliver 36 of the 2.7MW turbines to the site in Ceará state, north-east Brazil. Under… read more →

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ICF receives Global Green Award 2014

Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has received the Global Green Award 2014 for its outstanding environmental achievements and green energy initiatives. The coach factory received the honour for sourcing its electricity requirements for its workshops, offices and some portion of the residential areas from… read more →

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Small wind power installations could double in capacity by 2018

Annual global installations of small wind turbines will double over the next five years, going from 86MW in 2012 up to 172MW in 2018, representing $3.3bn in revenues, says a new report from Navigant Research. According to the report, the market for small wind turbines is growing as a result of feed-in… read more →

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USA - Conference brings together small wind farm community

AWEA’s exhibit and poster featured the American Wind Energy Association 2011 Small Wind Power Market Report Innovation and industry advances were in strong supply this year at the sixth annual Small Wind Conference, a gathering of approximately 200 small wind installers, manufacturers, and advocates,… read more →

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3rd World Summit for Small Wind Power

Small wind is getting more and more attention all over the world, and some markets have reached remarkable sizes. The World Wind Energy Association, in cooperation with New Energy Husum, the German Small Wind Association BVKW and the German Wind Energy Association BWE, are inviting to the 3rd World… read more →

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