New Siemens onshore wind turbine offers less noise at optimum performance

High performance at low to medium wind speeds – that’s what the new Siemens low noise SWT-3.3-130LN wind turbine offers customers. The new model operates at a reduced rotor speed compared to the SWT-3.3-130, and includes aerodynamic add-ons to its rotor blades. Utilizing these add-ons, it can be operated at a noise level of 104.9 … Continue reading New Siemens onshore wind turbine offers less noise at optimum performance

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Siemens launches three new wind turbines based on one onshore direct drive platform

Siemens has launched an extended portfolio of its successful Onshore direct drive wind turbines. At the WindEnergy Hamburg trade show, the company’s Onshore CEO Thomas Richterich launched three new turbine models for optimum performance at low wind, medium wind, and noise sensitive sites. Thanks to a modular platform concept, all three machines share the same … Continue reading Siemens launches three new wind turbines based on one onshore direct drive platform

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Siemens introduces new onshore Direct Drive wind turbine for medium wind sites

Meeting the growing demand of wind turbines suited for moderate wind speeds, Siemens presents its new wind turbine model SWT-3.6-130 for IEC class II sites. Especially designed for medium wind sites and based on proven Direct Drive technology, the latest addition to the portfolio delivers 3.6 megawatts (MW) of electric power. The new benchmark for … Continue reading Siemens introduces new onshore Direct Drive wind turbine for medium wind sites

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Siemens introduces low wind turbine with 142-meter rotor

The new Siemens SWT-3.15-142 wind turbine for low wind conditions features two premieres at the same time: For the first time, all advantages of the Siemens direct drive technology are available in a dedicated IEC Class IIIA wind turbine. Another innovation is the 69 meter rotor blade based on hybrid-carbon technology by LM Wind Power. … Continue reading Siemens introduces low wind turbine with 142-meter rotor

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GE Supplies Wind Turbines for First Phase of 200 MW Digital Wind Farm in India

General Electric Company, through its GE Renewable Energy business, today announced that it has completed construction of the first of a three-phase wind project in southeast India, namely 30 units of GE’s 1.7-103 technology. Mytrah Energy Limited’s Aspari I, the first 51 MW of a planned 200 MW project, is now erected and ready for … Continue reading GE Supplies Wind Turbines for First Phase of 200 MW Digital Wind Farm in India

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Enel starts 172 MW wind farm in Brazil

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda (“EGPB”), has started the construction of the Morro do Chapéu Sul wind farm cluster, which is located in the municipalities of Morro do Chapéu and Cafarnaum in the state of Bahia in north-eastern Brazil, 400 kilometres from state capital Salvador.   … Continue reading Enel starts 172 MW wind farm in Brazil

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Building new transmission will bring more low-cost wind power to millions of Americans

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said “wind [power] is changing our energy geography” during the Center for American Progress’s Upgrading America’s Infrastructure event in Washington, D.C. today. The event focused on how federal policymakers can update America’s infrastructure to create jobs, protect public health and grow greater access to renewable energy like wind power. In … Continue reading Building new transmission will bring more low-cost wind power to millions of Americans

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Big business hungry for more wind energy

The WindEurope Summit conference session on corporate renewable power purchase agreements in Europe explored the changing models in the energy business. Finance experts and non-industrial investors from Google, ING and BT exchanged views on the potential of corporate renewable PPAs, electricity procurement and the challenges that come with such transactions. Europe today has over 1.2 … Continue reading Big business hungry for more wind energy

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Gamesa concludes installation of the prototypes for the new G126-2.5 MW and G132-3.3 MW wind turbines

Gamesa has completed installation at the Alaiz R&D facility (Navarra) of the prototypes of its newest turbine models: the G126-2.5 MW and the G132-3.3 MW. The G126-2.5 MW turbine is already producing power, while the G132-3.3 MW will start to do so in the coming days. Once up and running, the next step will be … Continue reading Gamesa concludes installation of the prototypes for the new G126-2.5 MW and G132-3.3 MW wind turbines

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OPIC commits to Senegal’s wind farm

The US government’s development finance institution, OPIC, has signed a financing agreement with Lekela Power for the development of a wind farm in Senegal. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) revealed last week during the US – African Business Forum held in New York City that it has engaged into a pact with Lekela Power … Continue reading OPIC commits to Senegal’s wind farm

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SOC nominates TEKMAR as Beatrice CPS supplier

Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (“SOC”) announced today that UK based Tekmar Energy Ltd (“Tekmar”) has been selected to supply the cable protection systems for the inner array grid cable system for the 588 MW Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm (“OWF”). Tekmar has over 30 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cable, umbilical … Continue reading SOC nominates TEKMAR as Beatrice CPS supplier

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ACCIONA Energía signs agreement with Sentient Science to extend the working life of its global wind turbine fleet

The innovative solutions by the US company will include full turbine monitoring, testing, life prediction and life extension actions for the critical failure components. ACCIONA Energía, a leading renewable energies company, and the U.S. industrial software firm Sentient Science have reached an agreement with the common aim for the life extension the entire fleet of … Continue reading ACCIONA Energía signs agreement with Sentient Science to extend the working life of its global wind turbine fleet

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A wind farms opens doors for upstate New York students

  As the son of a longtime public school teacher, I have a good understanding of the budget constraints many schools face. Every year, my mother spent hundreds of dollars out of her own pocket to make sure her students had the supplies they needed. When she became her school’s art teacher, she was always … Continue reading A wind farms opens doors for upstate New York students

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Clean Power Plan stands on firm legal ground, would continue trend of clean energy cutting carbon pollution reliably and cost-effectively

As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments today about the merits of the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule placing the first-ever federal carbon pollution limits on our nation’s electric power plants, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement. “The clean-energy train has … Continue reading Clean Power Plan stands on firm legal ground, would continue trend of clean energy cutting carbon pollution reliably and cost-effectively

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins 92.4 MW order in the UK

Vattenfall has placed an order for 11 of the world’s most powerful turbines for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, in the UK. The innovative 92.4 MW project will conduct thorough testing and demonstration of next generation products and services that will drive down the cost of … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins 92.4 MW order in the UK

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Senvion unveils turbine with 3.6 megawatt power upgrade for sites with medium wind speeds

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, presents the Senvion 3.6M140, a new variant suitable for sites with medium wind speeds. Compared to the Senvion 3.2M122, the energy yield at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s is increased by up to 20 per cent. Senvion optimizes the aeroacoustics by equipping the blades with serrations for … Continue reading Senvion unveils turbine with 3.6 megawatt power upgrade for sites with medium wind speeds

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Senvion wins Offshore Order over 203 Megawatts for Trianel Borkum II

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, will deliver the offshore turbines for Trianel Windpark Borkum II. At the Hamburg WindEnergy the conditional contract for the turbine delivery as well as service for the wind farm Trianel Borkum II (TWB II) has been signed with Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co KG. The … Continue reading Senvion wins Offshore Order over 203 Megawatts for Trianel Borkum II

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Siemens low noise wind turbine blades inspired by silent flight of the owl

Silent operation of turbines is crucial for the success of many onshore wind projects. Siemens has therefore conducted extensive R&D over the last years to further reduce the noise of its wind turbines. An important breakthrough has now been achieved with the launch of a new generation of Siemens’ so-called DinoTail, an aerodynamic blade add-on. … Continue reading Siemens low noise wind turbine blades inspired by silent flight of the owl

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Siemens presents thermal storage solution for wind energy

Siemens is developing economic storage technology: alongside Technical University Hamburg Harburg (TUHH) and urban utility company Hamburg Energie, Siemens is researching a storage solution in the Northern German city that will set a future standard in efficiency. After having been converted to heat in rock fill, excess wind energy is stored and protected with an … Continue reading Siemens presents thermal storage solution for wind energy

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66 kilovolt transformer and switchgear option for Siemens offshore wind turbines available

The growing scale of offshore wind turbines and projects requires higher efficiency in the grid connection between turbines and substation. In an effort to reduce costs and curtail demand for copper as the essential material of the inter-array wires, Siemens is going ahead with a new 66 kilovolt (kV) solution. The paradigm shift for inter-array … Continue reading 66 kilovolt transformer and switchgear option for Siemens offshore wind turbines available

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