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Fore Wind is an energy production company that is determined to make the most of wind energy that is available. Our mission is to produce energy with eco-friendly methods that will help the environment and make the world a better place.

  • With the facilities that we have we can produce more capacity of energy that power an entire city.

  • We have secure converter platforms where the wind energy is converted into electricity and used to the optimum levels.

  • It is always better to opt for renewable sources of energy as they are safe, more efficient and will create a better life

  • We have properly equipped monitoring stations that will keep track of everything in regard to energy production.

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    Fore Wind is very dedicated to making the world a better place by producing energy through eco-friendly methods. They are really great at what they do.

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How Traditional Building Materials Point A Path To Sustainability

It has become increasingly clear that modern society is addicted to the use of building materials that are damaging to the environment. These can include anything from plastics and other materials derived from oil to metals. However, there is also an increasing move towards the use of sustainable products in architecture. Fortunately, we have a vast repository of knowledge in the use of these materials – much of which resides in the pages of history books – and in the buildings which line the streets that we travel down each day.

Sustainable building materials (otherwise known as ‘green’ building materials) are those which do not harm the environment – either when they are used for construction, not when they have reached the end of their usable lifespan. The use of such materials also reduces the energy footprint of the building. This is important as buildings consume vast amounts of energy – and the resultant pollution is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emission.

So what sorts of materials can reduce the impact that a building has on the natural environment? The use of recycled materials, as well as those sourced from local producers, can both reduce that footprint. Local materials will not require extensive transport – and that alone cuts down on emissions. Recycled and repurposed material can also contribute towards more efficient use of resources.

However, some of the best materials have natural origins – and have been used for centuries. Many of these materials are robust. they are only minimally affected by environmental conditions such as high humidity and temperature fluctuations. This is one of the reasons material such as soil, wood, adobe, cork, bamboo and straw have stood the test of time.

These materials can be either reused in architecture (think about the demand for natural wood flooring for instance) – or can be returned safely to the environment with very little impact. The damnd for materials such as wood has skyrocketed in recent years. However, increased farming of trees – and the growing global focus on sustainability means that the environmental costs of using that particular material have been significantly reduced. Plantations do have some negative impacts due to the fact that monoculture (the growing of a single species) can reduce the natural diversity of a single environment. however, modern farming techniques have reduced the threat of this sort of agriculture.

There are other natural materials that have seen surging demand. Not only due to their minimal environmental impact – but also due to their sheer versatility and attractiveness. one of the most attractive of these is thatch. Thatching of buildings can use a variety of material such as straw, water reeds or even sedge. The resurgence in the popularity of thatching is in part due to the fact that modern fireproofing methods have reduced the likelihood of dangerous blazes – leading to owners having to insure their properties through companies like Thatchedinsure.co.uk thatched insurance. However, there can be very little argument that thatching provides a wonderfully rustic appeal.

Using thatch and other biodegradable materials in the modern world are both cost-effective and attractive. The fact that is also environmentally friendly makes it a perfect choice for those who want a unique and striking modern solution to their roofing requirements. Those who see themselves as custodians of the natural world should be supporting products like thatch as viable alternatives to other modern materials.

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The Next Generation in Wind Power Technology

Many projects have recently started to work with the emerging technology of wind power. It has been long since we have been using Wind turbines in generating high power electricity. The Wind Energy Technology offices have started working with industries to enhance the reliability and performance of wind turbines, lowering the production cost and using the next generation wind technology. The sources have updated about the factor; the power plant productivity has increased from the standards of twenty-two percent on average to thirty-five percent currently. The cost of electricity has been reduced from fifty-five cents per kilowatt to the minimal possible cost of just three cents per kilowatt. Though there has been a significant evolution in technology, there is no stop from progression.

 

There are a few project highlights from the next generation wind power technology: –

Prototype Development:

The wind turbines from today’s generation have upgraded to advanced technology. They no more generate the power in kilowatts but are a multi-megawatt power generator. They have become more reliable and most importantly, more cost-effective. With higher turbine installation, the average capacity of turbines has increased massively, increasing the stakes till 2.4 MW of capacity. This upgradation was possible because of the WETO developed, taller towers, lighter rotor blades, longer blades, performance optimizing system, and reliable drivetrains. Many programs were launched to test the performance of individual tools like blades, engines, generators, control systems, etc.

Utility Scale research Turbines:

The company and industries generating power using wind turbines, got the research and development support from National Renewable Energy’s Lab and NWTC which helped accelerating the energy production in the multiple factors, by polishing the modeling methods, systems, and turbine components. These massive industries support the generation and try to step forward by keeping the process healthy by conducting regular tests for the sites, onsite manufacturing resources, validations, and capabilities. They are working on computation fluid dynamics, capable of enrooting simulators for the wind farm application. These help in investigating the performance of a turbine in the most effective and dynamic atmospheric conditions. When the minimal turbine wake effect is coordinated by turbine control, the output or the productivity increases by four to five percent.

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International Collaboration:

The members of the International Energy Agency always stand up in support of wind energy research programme. This is conducted by participating in the hunt around twelve areas to research for the benefit of the wind energy research department. The standards are being maintained and upgraded by increasing the size of the turbines and searching for the best onshore and offshore site for more turbine installation all around the world.

 

Charles Hendry Appointed As Chairman

Forewind has today announced the appointment of former Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP as its new chairman.

With the Government committed to an ambitious target of 15% renewable energy consumption by 2020, Forewind intends to secure all the necessary consents required for the construction and development of the Dogger Bank wind farm, 125 km off the coast of Yorkshire.

Mr Hendry served as Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change until the summer of 2012 and before that as Shadow Energy Minister. Hugely experienced and highly regarded across the industry, Mr Hendry played a major role in developing renewables energy policy.

“We are delighted to have Charles Hendry joining us,” said Forewind General Manager, Lee Clarke. “As a widely respected former energy minister he brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience in the renewable energy sector which will no doubt be invaluable as he helps to guide our development.”

Mr Hendry said: “Forewind and the Dogger Bank project are at the leading edge of Britain’s growing offshore wind industry. It is the most ambitious offshore wind project in the world and will help make the UK the undisputed global leader in the technology. It is a privilege to be involved in such a world-class project. I look forward to being part of a team that represents such a high level of innovation, responsible energy production, and potential jobs creation. I truly believe that offshore wind will play a significant role in Britain’s future energy supply.”

Forewind’s previous chairman, the Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, resigned in September 2012 following his appointment as the new chairman of the government’s climate change advisory body, Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

Mr Hendry will take up his position effective immediately.

Dogger Bank Wind Consents Total 4.8GW

Today’s planning approval for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank takes the total of consented projects in the North Sea zone to 4.8 gigawatts (GW), almost equal to all the offshore wind capacity now in operation in the UK.

The consented development, Dogger Bank Teesside A&B is part of the Dogger Bank Zone, the largest of the Round 3 zones and the farthest from shore, but also one of the shallowest, with high wind speeds and seabed conditions ideally suited to offshore wind development.

The consent is offshore wind consortium Forewind’s second approval following that of Dogger Bank Creyke Beck in February. Both consented developments have a proposed installed capacity of 2.4GW making them the equal largest renewable energy applications ever to be approved in the UK, and together the world’s biggest planned offshore wind scheme.

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, approved the application for Dogger Bank Teesside A&B, submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by Forewind in March 2014.

The consent approval of the 2.4 GW Dogger Bank Teesside A&B development allows for two separate 1.2GW projects, each with up to 200 turbines installed across an area of around 600km2 and located 165 kilometres from the UK coast at the closest point.

The Dogger Bank Teesside A&B consent approval is the result of more than four years of comprehensive assessments, community and stakeholder consultation, and planning by the consortium, owned equally by the four international energy companies – RWE, SSE, Statkraft and Statoil. This work included the most extensive study of an offshore area ever undertaken by a wind energy developer, with more than £60 million spent on surveys, the vast majority going to UK-based contractors.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Bourne said:

“Thanks to Government support the UK is the world leader in offshore wind energy. As we build the Northern Powerhouse, we want local communities to reap the benefits of investment and green jobs from low carbon developments like Dogger Bank Offshore wind project.”

The power from Dogger Bank Teesside A&B will come to shore between Redcar and Marske-by-the–Sea, in Teesside and the nine kilometre onshore cable will connect into the national grid at the existing Lackenby Substation, adjacent to the Wilton International industrial complex.

When constructed, Dogger Bank Teesside A&B will be one of UK’s largest power generators, equal to Dogger Bank Creyke Beck and second only to the 3.9GW Drax coal-fired station in North Yorkshire.

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