Global Annual Installed Capacity of Small and Medium Wind Turbines is Expected to Exceed 446 MW in 2026

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for small and medium wind turbines (SMWTs), examining the competitive landscape, market issues, and technology issues, and providing forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2026. Despite weakening policy drivers and competition from declining solar PV prices, the SMWT industry is still poised for growth. With … Continue reading Global Annual Installed Capacity of Small and Medium Wind Turbines is Expected to Exceed 446 MW in 2026

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Turkana wind power project yields 102 MW

Lake Turkana Wind Power Company has started the injection of an initial 102MW into the national grid. The additional power forms 33 per cent of the total 310MW that the wind power farm has agreed to inject into the national grid by June. The renewable energy company is projecting to generate 1.6 billion kilowatt hour … Continue reading Turkana wind power project yields 102 MW

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Vestas receives 348 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA comprising 174 V110-2.0 MW turbines, totalling 348 MW. Wind turbine nacelles, blades, and towers will be produced in Vestas’ Colorado factories. Additional information about the project: Customer: Undisclosed Project name: Undisclosed Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 348 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 174 x … Continue reading Vestas receives 348 MW order in the USA

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LM Wind Power announces new Cherbourg blade factory to serve the offshore wind energy market

LM Wind Power, a leading, global manufacturer of wind turbine blades announced on 22 February that it will open a new wind turbine blade factory dedicated to the offshore market in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. The factory will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associés (PNA), a port authority that includes the Normandy … Continue reading LM Wind Power announces new Cherbourg blade factory to serve the offshore wind energy market

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SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

Siemens is collaborating with US-based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods. Siemens is involving its Wind Power business and its next47 venture unit, which was … Continue reading SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

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EPG delivered external platforms for Arkona wind farm

Energomonta?-Pó?noc Gdynia (EPG) accomplished next stage in the project of fabrication external platforms for Arkona offshore wind farm.  On February 24th loading of 10 platforms for Bladt Industries took place at EPG premises in Gdynia. 10 platforms with total weight 240 tonnes were loaded onboard RIX PACIFIC and shipped to the client. This was the … Continue reading EPG delivered external platforms for Arkona wind farm

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Mammoet erects 75 turbines for the Ararat wind farm

The last rotor of Ararat Wind Farm’s 75 turbines has been installed by contractor Mammoet. The cable trenching and installation by RJE Global is also complete. To finish the project there just remains the connection of cables to the turbines required to transport electricity generated to the substation and into the grid, commissioning of the … Continue reading Mammoet erects 75 turbines for the Ararat wind farm

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ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

ALE has completed the whole turnkey solution to install the first-ever wind turbine in Saudi Arabia. Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the … Continue reading ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

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Introducing Wind Turbine Control in Breeze

Breeze, a product of Greenbyte AB in Gothenburg Sweden, is a modern user-friendly wind farm management system. With over 360 wind farms in 20 countries, Breeze is at the forefront of bringing state of the art, cloud-based software to the wind industry to increase energy production. Control allows users of Breeze to start and stop … Continue reading Introducing Wind Turbine Control in Breeze

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The electricity grid relies on diversified sources

Over the last two years, a parade of Fortune 500 companies have made substantial wind power purchases, citing low cost and price stability as reasons why wind power is good for their bottom lines. However, some observers have recently misunderstood how these deals work. The electricity grid is like an ATM As we’ve previously explained, … Continue reading The electricity grid relies on diversified sources

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Nordex obtains large-scale wind energy project in the United States

The Nordex Group has received an order to install 95 turbines in the 3 MW class in the United States. The project is the first follow-up order from a Safe Harbor transaction agreed upon with a major international power supplier at the end of last year. Thanks to choosing the Safe Harbor solution, the customer … Continue reading Nordex obtains large-scale wind energy project in the United States

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Pattern finishes British Columbia wind energy project

Pattern Energy Group LP announced the completion of its 184.6 MW Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, about 20 miles north of Tumbler Ridge. “Meikle Wind is now the largest wind facility in British Columbia, increasing the installed wind power capacity in the province by 37 percent,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern … Continue reading Pattern finishes British Columbia wind energy project

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MGE Advances Renewable Energy Goals With Proposal For Major Wind Energy Project

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) announced today a proposal to construct, own and operate its largest wind farm to date, advancing the company’s commitment to increasing cleaner energy and to further reducing carbon dioxide emissions under its Energy 2030 framework. Known as “Saratoga,” the 66-megawatt (MW) wind farm, consisting of 33 turbines, would be located … Continue reading MGE Advances Renewable Energy Goals With Proposal For Major Wind Energy Project

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Siemens to supply 13 direct-drive wind turbines for two projects in Northern Germany

Continuing success for Siemens’ direct-drive onshore wind turbines in Germany: The company has been awarded three further contracts for the supply and installation of 13 of its gearless turbines in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. For the WPD Windpark Damme GmbH & Co. KG, Siemens will install and commission six units of the latest type SWT-3.3-130. … Continue reading Siemens to supply 13 direct-drive wind turbines for two projects in Northern Germany

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India’s wind power tariffs hit new low

Indian wind power tariffs fell to a record low in a government-run auction on Friday, weeks after solar power rates too hit an all-time low, as the country looks to cut chronic electricity shortages in one of the world’s biggest clean energy programmes. India, the world’s third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has set a target of … Continue reading India’s wind power tariffs hit new low

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Wind farm expansion in Nebraska has begun

Construction on the second phase of Creston Ridge Wind Farm in northeast Nebraska has begun. The Norfolk Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2mpz50Z ) that work started in mid-February and turbine delivery is tentatively scheduled for end of May. The expansion will consist of three windmills. The farm is expected to begin operating in July. The first … Continue reading Wind farm expansion in Nebraska has begun

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New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement from Tom Vinson, Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, in response to a new study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat: “The wind industry is confident that the conservation measures we have put in place and those in the pipeline can prevent the … Continue reading New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

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#iheartwind 2017 comes to a close

Thank you to everyone who participated in #iheartwind 2017! We saw a number of great responses and participation. Check out these numbers: Nearly 1,500 Twitter and Instagram posts tagged with #iheartwind A reach of over 1.8 million people Over 11 million impressions on Twitter and Instagram That’s a lot of people who love wind power! … Continue reading #iheartwind 2017 comes to a close

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The Economist embraces renewables

In this week’s cover story, The Economist thoughtfully argues for expanded use of renewable energy, noting that, “It is no longer far-fetched to think that the world is entering an era of clean, unlimited and cheap power. About time, too.” The Economist also correctly advocates for greater use of market mechanisms to increase the efficiency … Continue reading The Economist embraces renewables

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WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

The award reflects the outstanding contribution our 450 members make to our Association. It’s our members who build, supply, finance and operate Europe’s wind farms – which now deliver over 10% of Europe’s electricity. They also inform the work we do: engaging governments; organising trade fairs and other events; coordinating the publicly-funded R&D; and compiling and … Continue reading WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

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