PETERHEAD, SCOTLAND — Scotland’s notoriously strong winds could pan out to be a blessing in disguise after the Scottish government recently approved plans for a floating wind farm right off of the Scottish coast.

According to the Guardian, Statoil, a Norwegian energy company, plans to build a floating wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland by the end of 2017.
The floating wind farm, called the Hywind floating wind farm, will consist of five, 258-meter-high floating wind turbines. Each will have a floating steel tube filled with ballast as their base and they will be tethered to the seafloor by three moorings.

Each of the five wind turbines will have a six-megawatt capacity, and together they will be able to power an estimated 20,000 homes.

Because they’re not actually attached to the seabed, these types of wind turbines are cheaper than traditional ocean turbines and can be placed in deeper waters. Existing offshore wind turbines, which need to stand on concrete or steel foundations, are expensive if anchored to depths greater than 40 meters, reported the Guardian.

Statoil’s goal with this $232 million pilot project is to demonstrate a way to harness wind power that can increase the global market potential for turbines.

Offshore wind is a key component of Europe’s plan to source 20 percent of its total energy consumption from renewables, reported the Independent.


EDC Wind Power Corporation

A timelapse documentation prepared for Energy Development Corporation (EDC). However, this presentation represents the author’s own edit. It is not the approved version of EDC.

Featuring 50 units of Vestas V90 3MW wind turbines. Commissioned last November 5, 2014. The estimated cost for the construction of the wind farm was US$450 million.

Coverage commenced from the arrival of turbine components last October 2013, with the blades, nacelles and tower segments arriving at Omnico Port, Ilocos Norte. These parts were later transferred to Burgos through barging. Significant stages of the construction were covered: from Foundation Preparation up to Tower Erection.

Hundreds of thousand still shots taken using CANON 5D Mark3 with various Canon lenses. It also utilized a proprietary Long-Term Timelapse set with a camera in a metal enclosure shooting continuously at location.

Music credit: Audiomachine.

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marshill1Welcome to New England’s second largest Wind Farm on the summit of Mars Hill Mountain, Maine. The $85 million project by UPC Wind Management consists of 28 massive wind turbines (17 in front of the camera, 11 behind). Each wind mill is 389 feet tall and has 3 blades. The towers are wired to individually pivot toward the wind and all three blades can be feathered to get the most efficient push. They are also programmed to shut down in sustained high winds.

The wind farm, when operating at full capacity, generates approximately 42 megawatts of power, enough to power 45,000 average Maine homes. Even at 35% capacity, the project generates enough power to accommodate at least 22,000 homes. The electricity produced from the Mars Hill Wind Farm results in a reduction of approximately 65,000 tons of carbon dioxide and over 350 tons of other damaging pollutants every year.


Sharp is a great name when it comes to home appliances. Over the years, they have produced supremacy of different household stuff from entertainment to air conditioners and to heavy-duty vacuum cleaners. And in all fairness to the brand, they never disappoint customers. That is why, even after decades have passed, the name remains tremendous in the home appliances industry. Check We Do Dirty Work Co. and you’ll know what I mean. Vacuum Cleaners made by the brand are tested top-of-the-notch, durable and long-lasting. However, it still depends on how the user will take care of it. So to cut the long story short, here are some of the repair tips that can much prolong life of your sharp vacuum cleaners.

1. Avoid using low-priced bags.

In able to maintain the vacuum motor runs smoothly and flawlessly, bags should remain good and clean all the time. This happens to be an issue not just with sharp cleaners but also with other brands. Hence, use only high-quality bags and those cheap ones are just blah. Avoid buying them since they will only be a waste of money and will cause for the vacuum cleaner to run poor. One more thing to remember is to use the proper kind of bag for a specific type of vacuum cleaners. Consider whether your unit is a canister type, upright and the likes.

2. Don’t over-fill vacuum bags.

Once the bag is overfilled, it caused decrease suction power and this will stressed the vacuum’s motor. Fill it up then once it reached mid-way then it’s time to remove the bag. It’s not a waste of money because for sure, you’ll spend more if you will have your whole unit repaired or worst, replaced. Vacuum (band)

3. Use clean and good filters.

Protect the motor of your vacuum from big debris and dirt that might cause clogging or malfunctioning of the entire unit. Motor-wise, there’s only one thing to do this and that is to use clean and good filters. Make sure to always clean the filters, wash them if possible then let them seat into the vacuum in correct position. This is very important not just to keep entire home from scattered dust, dirt and other air allergens but also to safeguard your unit.


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