DONG Energy divests 50 per cent of its share in London Array 1 offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has today signed an agreement to sell half of its 50 per cent share in the 630 MW offshore wind farm London Array 1 to La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (La Caisse), for a total sum of GBP 644 million (approx. DKK 5,800 million). With this partnership divestment DONG Energy … Continue reading DONG Energy divests 50 per cent of its share in London Array 1 offshore wind farm

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Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

The Energy Department today announced $2 million to help efficiently harness wind energy using taller towers. These projects will help strengthen U.S. wind turbine component manufacturing, reduce the cost of clean and renewable wind energy, and expand the geographic range of cost-effective wind power in the United States. This effort supports the Energy Department’s broader … Continue reading Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

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Nordex accounted for 8.4% of the total 3 GW of new installed onshore wind power in Germany

Germany installed 2998MW of new onshore wind capacity in 2013, according to a study by the German Wind energy Association and VDMA Power Systems. “We were fully satisfied with our business in Germany last year,” said Nordex CEO Jürgen Zeschky, presenting the company’s figures for new wind turbine installations in Germany. In 2013, Nordex achieved … Continue reading Nordex accounted for 8.4% of the total 3 GW of new installed onshore wind power in Germany

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Enercon accounted for 43% of the total 3 GW of new installed onshore wind energy in Germany

Germany installed 2998MW of new onshore wind capacity in 2013, according to a study by the German Wind energy Association and VDMA Power Systems. Germany installed 2998MW of new onshore wind capacity in 2013, according to a study by the German Wind energy Association and VDMA Power Systems. This was up from 2324MW of installations … Continue reading Enercon accounted for 43% of the total 3 GW of new installed onshore wind energy in Germany

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Harvesting Clean Energy Conference tackles wind with a western focus

Wind energy in the United States now totals 61,108 MW—enough to power the equivalent of 15.3 million homes. Now that’s what you call a mainstream energy source for America. From an industry perspective, one indication of wind energy’s arrival is the breadth and quality of events related to the clean, renewable source. These days, they … Continue reading Harvesting Clean Energy Conference tackles wind with a western focus

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A wind power record for 2014, one Texas town’s push for more wind, and a look at the world’s biggest turbine

The weekend is nearly upon us, and AWEA highlights a record year ahead for wind power, a small town in Texas has a love affair with wind, and Vestas flips the switch on the world’s largest turbine. The industry is headed into 2014 with the largest-ever amount of capacity under construction for new wind projects: … Continue reading A wind power record for 2014, one Texas town’s push for more wind, and a look at the world’s biggest turbine

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Dow, Acciona, SENER and TSK bring global Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) leadership to industry

Executives from Acciona, Dow, SENER and TSK met in Madrid this week to celebrate the companies’ strong relationship and commitment in emerging Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets. “As new regions begin to embrace and invest in CSP projects, they are relying on proven technological leaders to create world-class power generation facilities. As a leading supplier … Continue reading Dow, Acciona, SENER and TSK bring global Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) leadership to industry

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Northland Power tops up majority equity stake in 600 MW North Sea offshore wind farm to 60%

Northland Power Inc. (“Northland”) (TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.DB.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.C) today announced it has entered into agreements for the rights to acquire Typhoon Offshore B.V.’s 5% interest in Gemini, a 600MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development. Subject to final documentation and the approval of its Board, this would top up Northland’s intended majority equity stake in Gemini to … Continue reading Northland Power tops up majority equity stake in 600 MW North Sea offshore wind farm to 60%

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Yingli Green Energy’s joint venture develops over 100 MW of solar power projects in Hainan

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its joint venture (“JV”), Hainan Solar Power Co., Ltd. (“HNSP”) has developed more than 100 MW of solar projects in Hainan Province, China … Continue reading Yingli Green Energy’s joint venture develops over 100 MW of solar power projects in Hainan

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U.S. Wind Energy Construction Booms After 92 Percent Drop in 2013

More than 12,000 megawatts of U.S. wind power plants were under construction at the end of 2013, the most ever, as developers raced to qualify for an expiring federal tax credit, according to the American Wind Energy Association. That’s about 11 times the amount of wind power that went into service last year after installations … Continue reading U.S. Wind Energy Construction Booms After 92 Percent Drop in 2013

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Lahmeyer as Lender’s Engineer for Multiply Awarded Wind Energy Project in Romania

Due to the constant changes to the supporting scheme for renewable energy producers in Romania and the related uncertainty for the involved banks and investors, the financial close for the project took place on November 9, 2012 after extensive and protracted negotiations. The financing for the 130 million Euros Chirnogeni wind project was the first … Continue reading Lahmeyer as Lender’s Engineer for Multiply Awarded Wind Energy Project in Romania

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The State of Renewables is strong, a new college wind competition, and American-made Kansas turbines

It’s Thursday, and American renewable energy is going strong, DOE announces a first-ever collegiate wind competition, and a Siemens Hutchinson, Kansas plant is filling orders, fast. Nathanael Green at the Natural Resources Defense Council is urging Congress to renew important renewable energy incentives, like the Production Tax Credit (PTC): The president is right: America is … Continue reading The State of Renewables is strong, a new college wind competition, and American-made Kansas turbines

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EDF Renewable Energy signs power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison for 19.8 MW wind farm

EDF Renewable Energy has announced a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE) contracted through the California Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) competitive procurement program. The 19.8 megawatt (MW) Patterson Pass wind energy project is located in the Alameda County portion of the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area east of San Francisco.

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Northern Ireland hits record for wind energy in 2013

Northern Ireland hit record heights in terms of wind energy in 2013. Last December, power generated by turbines regularly contributed upwards of 40% of the local electricity demand, according to the Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG). It said local wind farms now had the capacity to power 345,410 homes. The highest levels of wind … Continue reading Northern Ireland hits record for wind energy in 2013

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Vestas appoints new President for Vestas Asia Pacific & China

Chris Beaufait has been appointed new Group Senior Vice President of Vestas and President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China. Chris, who comes from a position as President and General Manager of GE Aviation in China, enters into his new position on 1 April. Chris is an American national with extensive experience across multiple businesses … Continue reading Vestas appoints new President for Vestas Asia Pacific & China

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Siemens to supply 79 wind turbines for Pattern wind power in Texas

Siemens AG (SIE), Europe’s biggest engineering company, won a contract to supply 79 wind turbines for a 182-megawatt Pattern Energy Group Inc. wind power project in northern Texas. Siemens will begin delivering the 2.3-megawatt wind turbines in March for the Panhandle 2 wind farm in Carson County and Pattern expects to complete it in November. … Continue reading Siemens to supply 79 wind turbines for Pattern wind power in Texas

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Iberdrola connects first offshore wind turbines to grid at West of Duddon Sands wind farm

Via its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, IBERDROLA and Danish firm Dong have connected the first wind turbines at the  West Of Duddon Sands (WODS) offshore wind farm in the UK to the British national grid. These are the first four offshore turbines to be connected to the grid by IBERDROLA and the first offshore turbines … Continue reading Iberdrola connects first offshore wind turbines to grid at West of Duddon Sands wind farm

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Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Will Reach $5.8 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022

Global sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) rose by more than 55 percent in 2013, and the market is expected to continue to grow at a steady pace over the next nine years. That expansion has led to solid growth in the market for electric vehicle charging equipment (better known in the industry as electric … Continue reading Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Will Reach $5.8 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022

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