Saluting the women of wind energy

Over 100,000 U.S. workers now have wind-related jobs, and women make up a key part of this workforce. This Women’s History Month we wanted to recognize their contributions toward building an energy independent, cleaner tomorrow. Here are a trio of videos that highlight their important work. These women build turbines and keep them running smoothly. … Continue reading Saluting the women of wind energy

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DNV GL awards Shop Approval certification to Ingeteam’s converter manufacturing plant

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for its wind converter manufacturing facility in Northern Spain. This certification, granted after an audit of extensive depth and rigour, will reduce and simplify the manufacturing audits or possibly even exempt Ingeteam and its … Continue reading DNV GL awards Shop Approval certification to Ingeteam’s converter manufacturing plant

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Iberdrola to develop 220 MW wind farm in Mexico

Anheuser-Busch InBev has committed to securing 100 percent of the purchased electricity used in its brewing operations from renewable sources by 2025. The brewery, which announced the commitment Tuesday, said the move will reduce its operational carbon footprint by 30 percent. Iberdrola will develop a 220-MW wind farm to help meet the energy needs of … Continue reading Iberdrola to develop 220 MW wind farm in Mexico

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Wind energy in China: Vestas wind turbines for wind farms

Vestas receives order for low wind site in China. The order includes 24 V110-2.0 MW turbines with hub heights of 137 meters. The firm and unconditional order was placed by long-term customer HECIC-New Energy and is for the Liutai project, located in Changli County of Qinhuangdao City in central eastern China’s Hebei Province. The project … Continue reading Wind energy in China: Vestas wind turbines for wind farms

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Giles Dickson delivers opening keynote address at Offshore Wind Conference in Bilbao

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson delivered the opening keynote address at the Offshore Wind Conference in Bilbao as part of Marine Energy Week. Speaking to an audience of over 200, which included figures from industry, the Basque government and financial institutions, Dickson gave a global overview on the current market data and medium-term outlook of offshore … Continue reading Giles Dickson delivers opening keynote address at Offshore Wind Conference in Bilbao

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TPI Composites Expands its Relationship with Gamesa in Turkey

TPI Composites, Inc., (TPI) (Nasdaq:TPIC), the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Gamesa to supply wind blades from its new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey through 2022. TPI has reserved two mold slots and expects to commence manufacturing for Gamesa from one … Continue reading TPI Composites Expands its Relationship with Gamesa in Turkey

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GE Renewable Energy to supply Haliade Offshore Wind turbines in China

GE Renewable Energy was selected by Chinese Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Company (a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy) to deliver three HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project. The contract includes technical support and a two year operation and maintenance service.   GE Renewable Energy is … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to supply Haliade Offshore Wind turbines in China

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Vattenfall to invest $1.9 bln in wind energy in 2017-2018

Vattenfall will invest 17 billion crowns ($1.94 bln) in onshore and offshore wind power during 2017-2018, the state-owned utility said on Tuesday. Spending on wind power will account for 60 percent of an investment programme worth 28 billion crowns, highlighting a strategic shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Most of the rest of the … Continue reading Vattenfall to invest $1.9 bln in wind energy in 2017-2018

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What are wind techs, why are they so in demand, and how do you become one?

The average growth rate for all occupations is seven percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But for wind turbine technicians? It’s 108 percent. That means the amount of men and women employed fixing and maintaining wind towers will more than double between 2014 and 2024. There’s no denying it– wind techs are … Continue reading What are wind techs, why are they so in demand, and how do you become one?

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The Economic Case for Wind Power and Solar Energy in Africa

Ngong Hills Wind Farm in Nairobi, Kenya, sited close to where there is significant demand for electricity (Nairobi) and near existing infrastructure, is a good example of multiple land uses for recreation (a popular hiking area for locals), energy generation, and livestock grazing.   The location and potential of wind, solar photovoltaics, and concentrating solar … Continue reading The Economic Case for Wind Power and Solar Energy in Africa

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DNV GL launches “Twisties” joint industry project to standardise and improve offshore wind logistics

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched a revolutionary new joint industry project (JIP) to develop a Recommended Practice intended to de-risk the adoption of “Twisties” and demonstrate the unitisation of wind project cargo. The innovative concept is called “Twisties” – a modular project-cargo transport frame system … Continue reading DNV GL launches “Twisties” joint industry project to standardise and improve offshore wind logistics

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Over 17,000 Iowa wind-related jobs possible by 2020

Over 17,000 wind-related jobs and over $9 billion in additional economic activity are possible by 2020 according to recent Navigant Consulting analysis highlighted today by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The findings come as wind energy supporters take to the State Capitol today to meet with state … Continue reading Over 17,000 Iowa wind-related jobs possible by 2020

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Renewable energy to be over 60 per cent of India’s generation capacity

Enthused by drop in renewable energy tariff, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said India’s 60-65 per cent of installed power generation capacity will be green energy. At present, out of 315 gw of total power generation installed capacity, around 50 gw is from renewable sources. “Going by prices we have discovered, I am inspired to … Continue reading Renewable energy to be over 60 per cent of India’s generation capacity

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Secretaries Perry and Zinke showing support for wind power

AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan penned commentary in The Hill today, highlighting recent wind energy support from Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Here are a few highlights: The new administration is taking notice: wind energy is a job-creation engine that speeds up the path to American energy independence. “Renewable energy, like offshore … Continue reading Secretaries Perry and Zinke showing support for wind power

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Eight wind energy projects are waiting to be built in Ohio

Last week I traveled to Ohio, driving westward across the state from Cleveland to Van Wert county. Outside the car window were open fields, farm houses and shiny silver grain silos. About three hours into the drive, a new landscape appeared: turbines from the Blue Creek Wind Farm dotting the horizon. This single farm makes … Continue reading Eight wind energy projects are waiting to be built in Ohio

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Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

The UK-based energy company Good Energy and DONG Energy announced a partnership which will see a renewable energy company source offshore wind power for its customers for the first time. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea, enough renewable … Continue reading Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

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WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

On March 22nd, WindEurope joined forces with the hydrogen community to hold a joint technical workshop exploring synergies between wind power and hydrogen energy. The large sector-coupling potential of such a synergy could expand the use of wind energy far beyond the power sector and lead to significant emission reductions throughout the whole economy. Because … Continue reading WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

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Ireland’s largest wind farm

The wind farm contains 38 wind turbines and is capable of producing enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. Source: Energia It is the culmination of years of development work and construction, which started in 2014, took 26 months to complete. Energia Renewables has invested €145 million to develop the windfarm, bringing its total investment in … Continue reading Ireland’s largest wind farm

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