Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Nordex bags 90 MW contract

Nordex AG is making steady progress in Turkey. After opening a local company based in Istanbul in April this year, Nordex has bagged “a firmly financed contract for a total volume of 90 MW”.

Starting in winter 2009, Nordex will be constructing the Brahma wind farm comprising 36 N90/2500 turbines for power station operator Bilgin Enerji.

The company said Bergama will be the largest Nordex wind farm in Turkey and one of the largest in the country. In all, 36 wind turbines are being installed at heights of up to 650 meters, where high wind speeds averaging around 9 m/s prevail.

Norded shared that the Turkish company will be calling down the turbines under the terms of a master contract signed with Nordex in spring 2008 and providing for a total volume of 210 MW. It has additionally booked a premium service package.

Bergama is the second project on which Bilgin and Nordex are working together: The Mazi III wind farm, comprising nine N90/2500 turbines, is currently being constructed.

Nordex is planning to feed up to 200 MW of new power into Turkey’s national grid by the end of 2009.

Source : WEU

Solar Eclipse -Video [NASA]


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Is Britain ready for huge increase in wind power?

Around 400,000 new employment opportunities are expected in a massive expansion of renewable energy as Britain strives to meet two demanding climate change targets. The plan is to cut the UK’s carbon emissions by 34% on 1990 levels by 2020 and derive 15% of all energy from renewable sources by the same date.

The British government is set to share its “The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan” and Renewable Energy Strategy, setting out how Britain plans to meet a European Union target of getting 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

“What we’re trying to set out on Wednesday (July 15) ... is a route map, ...a sense of how do we go from here to 2020 and beyond,” Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband told the BBC.

As per the strategy paper, Britain needs to spend more than £100 billion on renewable energy infrastructure by 2020 (including 7,000 wind turbines).

A new report has indicated that Britain’s energy system is already capable of taking a large amount of wind power.

Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, RSPB and WWF, who commissioned the report, are calling on the UK Government to put in place funding and incentives to encourage investment in much more wind power and to grant priority access to the energy market and the electricity grid.

It highlighted that the National Grid is more than able to manage the variable input created by wind power, as it is already designed to manage fluctuations in demand and supply. The report shows that there is no technical reason why a significant amount of energy generated by wind cannot be used to supply the National Grid.

A section of the media has also highlighted that the government’s plans to concentrate on wind power is a challenging task.

Source : WEU

Taregna in Bihar best place to see solar eclipse: NASA

PATNA: More than a thousand years after astronomer Aryabhatta (or Aryabhatha, 476-550 AD) set up a camp to study movement of stars, all roads

lead to the same Taregna village this year to witness the total solar eclipse, the longest in the 21st century, on Wednesday.

'Taregna', the name of the village about 30 kms south of Bihar capital Patna, has a startling phonetic similarity with 'tare ginna', the Hindi equivalent of 'counting of stars'.

The village, adjudged the best place to view the celestial phenomena by the NASA, was expected to host about two lakh scientists, researchers and 'astro-tourists' from across the globe to witness the eclipse.

The duration of the eclipse in Taregna will be 3 minutes 48 seconds. However, the maximum duration of the eclipse would be six minutes 38 seconds, as visible from the Pacific Ocean.

Divisional Commissioner Sunil Barthwal said the state government would provide the visitors with all facilities.

The scientists said they would be studying atmospheric ionization, geomagnetism, asteroids, animals and avian behavioural changes as well as impact on micro-organisms during, before and after the eclipse.

The scientists were also expected to discover asteroids, which existed only in the world of hypothesis, they said.

Most of the rooms in the hotels in Patna have been booked in advance by the scientists, researchers and tourists. Teams of experts from Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE), a Delhi based NGO, and NASA, are also reaching here, officials said.

The Patna planetarium is receiving heavy rush for buying special spectacles at Rs 20 per piece as people don't want to miss the opportunity, sources said.

Tour operators have made special arrangements to cash in on this occasion and have already received a overwhelming response.

Cox and Kings, the reputed travel agency, has claimed that a group of both amateur astronomers and others have booked a Boeing-737 for the two-hour journey from Delhi to Gaya in Bihar, specially to watch the solar eclipse which will begin at 5.30 am and last for about two hours.

But there is also a cloud of uncertainty. Scientists were concerned about the visibility of the cosmic event as it is monsoon and whether the horizon would be cloud free during the time of the eclipse, just after sunrise, in Indian locations like Taregna.

According to legends, Taregna had a camp set up by Aryabhatta to watch the celestial bodies. He was probably in Patliputra when he wrote 'Aryabhatiya', his lone work to survive, containing his theories on mathematics and astronomy. The first Indian satellite, launched on April 19, 1975, from erstwhile Soviet Union, was named after the great astronomer.

Source : ET

Sunday, 19 July 2009

"22nd July Predication- Solar Eclipse & Eclipse Quake !!!"

We just wanted 2 let you know that please stay away from the beaches all around in the month of July. There is a prediction that there will be another tsunami or earthquake hitting on July 22nd. It is also when there will be sun eclipse. Predicted that it is going 2 be really bad and countries like Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak), Singapore, Maldives, Australia, Mauritius, Si Lanka, India, Indonesia , Philippines are going 2 be badly hit. Please try and stay away from the beaches in July. Better 2 be safe than sorry. Please pass the word around. Please also pray for all beings.

Quake and Tsunami Predicted July 22 2009

21st century's longest Total Solar Eclipse on 2009 July 22

The solar eclipse that will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, and the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Totality will be visible in many cities such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai, as well as over the Three Gorges Dam. A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including most of South East Asia and north-eastern Oceania. This solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Totality will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds, with the maximum eclipse occurring in the ocean at 02:35:21 UTC about 100 km south of the Bonin Islands, southeast of Japan. The North Iwo Jima island is the landmass with totality time closest to maximum.

The eclipse quake theory is as follows, When the gravitational force of the sun and moon are both pulling on a plate that has not had series of recent earth quakes, the extra pull is all that is needed to "pop the seam" and cause a major quake.

Japans tectonic plates

6+ Magnitude Quake on July 22 2009 at 3:00PM Local Japanese time. This will be follower by two level 5+ Earthquakes and a Tsunami between 5:00PM and 7:00PM. The tsunami will start out in the pacific ocean (to the South East of Japan ... Along the fault line) and hit all the islands to the south west of Japan, Indonesia and even reach New Zealand. The major quakes will actually be along the fault lines in the Ocean.

the theory that the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon pulling together will do the following things.
1. Lift the tectonic plates
2. Cause the tide to rise more than usual
3. Cause an underground molten magma tide to dip and raise the plates following the water tide.

Taken all the time data from the Nasa eclipse site into an excel spread sheet four the four tectonic plates in the region. assumed an hour delay for each event following the lunar eclipse, and then summed the values. I assumed that the events would last longer for the fluids, water and molten magma than for dry land. and then summed the values four all 4 plates where Japan sits.
The blue path above shows the lunar path that will achieve the full solar eclipse at around 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Red dots show where the solar eclipse will be full.


The theory is based on gravitation pull and the earth's tectonic plates

A solar eclipse means that the moon is blocking the sun. The moon has enough gravitational pull to cause the tides an other natural phenomena on earth. The sun has enough gravitational pull to keep the earth in orbit. The theory is that during a solar eclipse, the moon has the Sun's added pull on the earth's tectonic plates. When the Sun and Moon are together on one side of the planet, they pull together and lift up the earth's tectonic plate, just beneath the eclipse. This causes the plate to shift upward, and then an earth quake when the lifted plate gets the little extra push (lift) it needed to move over its neighboring plate. The theory may be hair brained, or it might actually have some pull to it. (pun intended) I'd like to do a simulator game to find out.

Online Documents for the Eclipse Quake Theory
The closest thing you find online (in reference to the eclipse earthquake theory) is this one: India planetary angular momentum theory.
The problem is, its not exactly the same theory... its not a "solar eclipse" causing the earthquake, its the moon inline with the gravitational pull of the other planets.

Making the simulator

The TGEA model earth would be a basic dts sphere. It would then have some curved meshes (dts objects) mounted to on it to simulate the shifting continental plates. The model earth and moon would respond to real game physics for gravity to simulate an orbit. The dts mesh plates would also respond to the gravitational pull of the sun and moon. In the TGEA simulation, the sun could simply be be a fixed gravitational spot (and source of light).

some plates are known to be on top, and others to be on the bottom where they meet, so this is kind of important. To do it right, the tectonic plate meshes would need to have collision detection much better than a simple bounding box. It can't be built to actual scale (distance between a scaled down version of the earth and moon is too great for a basic TGEA map), and the physics can only approximate the real pull... but a basic approximation of the theory could be done.

Earth Plate Tectonics

Then you feed in the eclipse data so the moon is orbiting correctly... and let the simulation begin on a certain date. Eclipse and earth quake data below.

On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. After leaving mainland Asia, the path crosses Japan's Ryukyu Islands and curves southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reaches 6 min 39 s. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean.

Thanks : NASA

AND TO Mr. N. RAGHAVENDRA for sending this information through mail.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


Employment News issue dated 18.07.09 contains several attractive advertisements from some of the leading PSU/GOVT. Departments as below:-
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited requires 482 Artisans.

Union Public Service Commission declares the results of Combined Medical Services Examination, 2009.

Eastern Railway requires 383 Act Apprentices.

Public Service Commission, Uttar Pradesh requires more than 310 posts of Lecturers, Principals, Vice Principals, Female Medical Officers, Scientific Assistants etc.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research invites applications for the posts of Registrar, Dy. Librarian, Asst. Registrar, Scientific Officer etc.
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya offers admission to M.A, Ph.D and M.Phill etc.

Indian Space Research Organisation requires 220 Assistants and Junior Personal Assistants.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited requires 210 DGMs in Telecom Management Services and DGMs in Telecom Accounts and Finance Services.

Staff Selection Commission declares the final result of Junior Engineers (Civil and Electrical) Examination, 2008.

Reserve Bank of India Services Board, Mumbai requires 79 Officers in Grade-B.

Tripura University needs Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors.

Jharkhand Space Applications Centre needs Professionals.

Staff Selection Commission notifies Auditors and Accountants in Indian Audit and Accounts Service under C & AG of India, Special Recruitment Examination, 2009.

Indian Army invites applications from Married/Unmarried Male and Unmarried Female candidates for Grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army.

Parliament of India invites applications for the posts of Executive/Legislative/Committee/Protocol Assistant, Jr. Library Assistant, Jr. Proof Reader etc.

PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur needs Research Engineer, Assistant Registrar, Programmer, Technical Assistant etc.

National Institute of Ocean Technology invites applications for the posts of Project Scientists, Project System Administrator, Project Assistant, JRF/SRF etc.

Bureau of Indian Standards invites applications for the posts of Assistants, Stenographer, Technical Assistant, LDCs etc.

Employment News issue dated 18.07.2009 contains advertisement for job vacancies of more than 102 Govt. Departments.

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