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GE begins testing of innovative two-piece onshore wind turbine blade

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.Biz:A prototype of GE’s 5MW-plus Cypress onshore wind turbine platform has started operating for the first time at a site in the Netherlands. Installation of the 5.3MW machine started late last year at Wieringermeer and the unit is now generating electricity at full-power, the company said.GE will continue to operate the prototype during the months to come in order to validate the performance of the platform.GE Renewable Energy chief executive Jerome Pecresse said: “We’re delighted with the progress our team has been able to make in bringing our innovative, high-tech turbine to market on an accelerated schedule.“We are confident that Cypress, with its two-piece blade design, will be a game changer for the industry. We’re hearing equal enthusiasm from our customers across the globe, who tell us they appreciate the potential of Cypress to help them both lower the cost of onshore wind and gain added flexibility in siting turbines.”The new machine offers a 50% increase in annual energy production compared with GE’s 3MW platform.Group company LM Wind Power as well as GE’s onshore wind business and global research centre combined to design the two-piece carbon blade for the turbine. The improvements from the longer rotors help to drive down levelised cost of electricity and the proprietary blade design allows these larger turbines to be installed in locations that were previously inaccessible, GE said.More: Dutch debut for GE onshore giant GE begins testing of innovative two-piece onshore wind turbine bladelast_img read more

Council of Sections wants to participate in board meetings

first_imgCouncil of Sections wants to participate in board meetings Council of Sections wants to participate in board meetings May 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img The relationship between the Bar and its sections has improved in the past year, thanks largely to efforts by Bar President Alan Bookman, and one way to augment that would be for the Council of Sections to participate in the Board of Governors meetings.Council of Sections Chair Jeff Wasserman brought that request to the Board of Governors at its recent meeting in Coral Gables.He credited the retreat last September between the board and sections with helping improve relations and replacing an “us versus them” mentality with a “we” outlook. He also thanked Young Lawyers Division President Jamie Billotte Moses with promoting the sections in outreach efforts at law schools.“We could be informed of any happening as it occurred, rather than after the fact, and we could report back to the leaders of the sections on the issues that affect the sections, and the issues could be spoken to at the board level,” he said. “We would like to be at the table and be able to speak on behalf of the sections of The Florida Bar. They are really the movers and shakers and make things happen as far as the Bar is concerned.”Wasserman said the council would ask President-elect Hank Coxe to address that issue during his presidential year, which begins at the Annual Convention in June.Currently, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Cuban-American Bar Association are invited to Board of Governors meetings.last_img read more

Clippers victory over Lakers could have been easy, according Rivers

first_imgIt should be noted, however, that the second unit includes Crawford. Offensively, Crawford was the second-biggest reason the Clippers won, as he had 22 points. Many of them were clutch, such as the 28-foot 3-pointer he hit with 1:38 to play that broke a 109-109 tie.Redick strugglesShooting guard J.J. Redick shot 1 of 10 in the season-opening victory over Oklahoma City on Thursday. He shot 3 of 4 from the field in the first quarter Friday, but never made another shot and finished 3 of 9. He did have 15 points, thanks in part to making all eight of his free throws.Redick’s shooting struggles notwithstanding, Rivers just loves what the tenacious player brings to the court.“He started out on fire and then I thought he probably pressed a bit,” Rivers said after the game. “But I thought he looked great tonight. You know, he got (three) rebounds. J.J. is the scrappiest little dude (he’s 6-foot-4). He really is. He’s probably the kid as a kid you probably hated because he was always around the ball. We’ve got a competitive group of guys, and that’s going to make us better.”Crawford likes getting the basketball lateCrawford is a clutch shooter. He knows it, and he likes having the ball in crunch-time.“The past years I have been here, I have been amongst the top in the league in fourth-quarter scoring, so my teammates are very comfortable giving me the ball,” Crawford said. “They are giving me good passes, and making good plays, so I just have the easy part in just making the shot.”This and thatThe Kings lost their opener Wednesday at home, 95-77 to Golden State. They defeated Portland 103-94 Friday at home. In that one, Rudy Gay led Sacramento with 40 points. Former Clipper Darren Collison had 17 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. … Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City had surgery Saturday to repair the fractured second metacarpal in his right hand, the team announced. The injury was sustained Thursday against the Clippers. Westbrook will be out at least four weeks. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When the Clippers opened a 15-point, first-quarter lead over the Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center, it appeared the Clippers might actually be in for a lopsided victory over their Los Angeles counterparts.Then Clippers coach Doc Rivers started making substitutions and things changed, with the teams being tied late before the Clippers won, 118-111.“It’s all defense,” said Rivers, whose 2-0 team plays host to the Sacramento Kings (1-1) on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (on Prime Ticket). “When you get a lead, it’s no longer offense. I think you saw exactly what happened. We got the lead and our second group came in and tried to score. That’s all they were thinking about and they forgot to defend.”Rivers pulled no punches.center_img “Clearly I thought we had a chance early to make it a very comfortable night for us,” he said. “But, honestly, our second unit kind of let us down a little bit tonight.”By the time the first quarter ended, the lead was down to nine points (31-22). By the time halftime rolled around, it was down to six points (62-56). Then the Lakers took a 90-86 lead after three quarters, outscoring the Clippers 34-24 in the quarter. The Lakers’ lead actually grew to seven, but Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left in the quarter to get the Clippers within four.The bottom line, Rivers said, is the tone had been set by that time.“I knew at halftime it was going to be a game the rest of the game, because once you turn a team on, and especially a team that has Kobe (Bryant) on the team, then you’re going to have to deal with it,” Rivers said.last_img read more