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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At WindEurope, Ingeteam is to showcase an innovative system to enhance the output of wind turbines

Once again, Ingeteam is to be present at Europe’s largest wind power event: the WindEnergy Hamburg fair, to be held from 27th to 30th September at the Hamburg Congress Centre, the Hamburg Messe. Ingeteam will showcase its latest products on stand 413, hall A4, including converters, generators and Operation & Maintenance services. Ingecon Wind FIX2VAR … Continue reading At WindEurope, Ingeteam is to showcase an innovative system to enhance the output of wind turbines

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Wind power is benefiting schools across the U.S.

We spend a lot of time and ink talking about the many benefits of wind energy: well-paying jobs, economic development, consumer savings, and environmental benefits, among many other positives. However, there’s one area we haven’t gone into in great detail– benefits to local schools districts. With schools across the country back in session, now is … Continue reading Wind power is benefiting schools across the U.S.

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Moog’s new Pitch Control System improves wind turbine reliability by up to three times

The Industrial Group of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) today announced the launch of its next generation pitch technology – the Moog Pitch System 3. The first shipment of Moog Pitch System 3 is now in operation at a wind farm in Brazil, and Moog will officially unveil the system at the WindEnergy Hamburg … Continue reading Moog’s new Pitch Control System improves wind turbine reliability by up to three times

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University of Bristol appoints DNV GL’s wind energy expert as Visiting Professor

Bristol, United Kingdom (26 September 2016), the University of Bristol has appointed Ervin Bossanyi, Senior Principal Researcher Renewables at DNV GL, as Visiting Industrial Professor within the University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering. The appointment will help to align the University’s research programme with the needs of the renewables industry and to prepare the next generation … Continue reading University of Bristol appoints DNV GL’s wind energy expert as Visiting Professor

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A trusted name in American manufacturing makes a wind power play

The Timken Company has long been a part of America’s industrial landscape. The Ohio-based company’s roots stretch back to the 19th century, and for more than 100 years, they’ve been making bearings trusted for their quality and durability. For most of the company’s history, it supplied bearings to the automotive industry. But about 15 years … Continue reading A trusted name in American manufacturing makes a wind power play

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Nordex Group forms partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services

Interdisciplinary collaboration across sector boundaries: the Nordex Group has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for drone-supported inspection of its wind turbines. In doing so the manufacturer intends to draw on the experience of a global aviation expert that has know-how in research, development and automation and itself uses drone-assisted inspections in the … Continue reading Nordex Group forms partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services

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Nordex sells 72 MW in Germany

With eight new orders for projects in August, German sales recorded a successful month in the Nordex Group’s domestic market. The manufacturer is supplying a total of 28 turbines with altogether 71.7 MW to various customers for wind farms from Lower Saxony to Bavaria.   The largest of the new projects is near Cologne in … Continue reading Nordex sells 72 MW in Germany

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Vestas receives 214 MW order in the United States

Largest utility owner of wind energy in the U.S., MidAmerican Energy, orders 214 MW of PTC-qualifying components for the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company (MidAmerican), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 214 MW of Production Tax Credit (PTC) qualifying V110-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 214 MW order in the United States

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