Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

Ethiopia’s Government aims to set up wind power projects that can create 1,500 Megawatts during the second Growth and Transformation Plan Period (GTP II). The government intends to work on the projects by its own capacity.   It is said that Ethiopia’s wind energy potential is 1.3 million Megawatt. The government is aimed at efficiently … Continue reading Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

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There is still plenty of potential for wind energy in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to Europe’s highest wind farm and the country was a relatively early adopter of new wind power technology. The first wind energy facility in Switzerland was put into operation in 1986 near Soolhof Farm in Langenbruck, Basel-Landschaft and had an output of 28 kilowatts. In 2012 there were more than 30 wind … Continue reading There is still plenty of potential for wind energy in Switzerland

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Wind Turbine Market – 700GW+ Total Installed Wind Power Capacity by 2020

In 2015, global new installed wind power capacity reached 63.01GW, up 22.41% YoY, refreshing new installed wind power capacity records again. China continues to lead the global wind power market with new installed capacity of 30.75GW in 2015 and the first worldwide ranking for six consecutive years. The wind power market will continue to be … Continue reading Wind Turbine Market – 700GW+ Total Installed Wind Power Capacity by 2020

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New major assignment for Wind Innovation

Dutch offshore shipping company, C-bed Floating Hotels, presents a new major assignment for their DP2 Walk-2-Work vessel, Wind Innovation. Wind Innovation is the result of the extensive conversion of a former seismic survey vessel into a floating four-star hotel and project basecamp. Next year, she will play an integral part in the installation phase of … Continue reading New major assignment for Wind Innovation

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John Laing Group plc completes its first investment in an offshore wind farm

John Laing Group plc (“John Laing”), the international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects, today announces that it has acquired a 30% stake in a 110.7MW offshore wind farm project in the German North Sea, just north of the city of Wilhelmshaven. The Nordergründe project (“Nordergründe ”) is John Laing’s second German wind … Continue reading John Laing Group plc completes its first investment in an offshore wind farm

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Acciona Energía wins new renewable energy award worth 506 GWh a year in Chile auction

ACCIONA Energía Chile has been awarded 506 GWh/year of electricity output for twenty years in the biggest energy tender called to date by the Chilean Administration. The tender was open to both renewable and conventional technologies. ACCIONA will build a 183 MW wind farm to meet the output won at auction. The new wind farm, … Continue reading Acciona Energía wins new renewable energy award worth 506 GWh a year in Chile auction

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Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

3 MW platform expansion continues in North America with V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in Michigan, underlining the platform’s versatility.   Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power (“Sempra”) for 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines.  The turbines will be deployed at the 100 MW Apple Blossom … Continue reading Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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New report highlights bright, low-cost future of wind energy

A number of recent reports paint a bright future for the U.S. wind industry thanks to continuing cost declines, with reductions of more than 60 percent since 2009. This cost trajectory is attributable to, among other things, advanced manufacturing techniques, improved construction methods, larger turbine blades, economies of scale, and other advances in turbine technology. … Continue reading New report highlights bright, low-cost future of wind energy

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New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

For the first time, privately-produced renewable energy resource data is available for download to all for free.  This past May, IRENA’s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy unveiled a new feature that allows users to download renewable resource data from selected datasets for offline analysis.  Up to now, only data from selected publicly-funded sources was available.  … Continue reading New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

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Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

Ghana’s electricity consumption will shift more towards renewable energy in the medium to long term, Ghanaian energy expert has said. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Kwame Ampofo, Chairman of the Energy Commission, said there was the need for political will, commitment and public education for this to be achieved.   “We have identified renewable … Continue reading Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

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Goldwind wins 99MW deal for installing 66 wind turbines in Sindh

China’s Three Gorges has ordered 66 Goldwind turbines of 1.5 MW each for the second phase of a project in Sindh. The 99MW project is an addition to a 49.5MW site that was completed in 2014, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly. The first phase of the project also … Continue reading Goldwind wins 99MW deal for installing 66 wind turbines in Sindh

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SWEPCO issues request for proposals for purchase of wind energy assets

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of wind energy assets as the company seeks to add more renewable energy to its diverse resource mix. Proposals for up to 100 megawatts, with a minimum nameplate rating of 80 megawatts, are due Sept. 15, 2016. SWEPCO is … Continue reading SWEPCO issues request for proposals for purchase of wind energy assets

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Mainstream Renewable Power wins seven government contracts in Chile to build one gigawatt of wind energy plants

Global wind and solar energy company Mainstream Renewable Power was today awarded contracts by the National Energy Commission of Chile to build and operate seven utility-scale wind energy plants with a combined capacity of 986MW. The projects, awarded via twenty year term contracts, are located throughout Chile and are scheduled to begin supplying low-cost, clean … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power wins seven government contracts in Chile to build one gigawatt of wind energy plants

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Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2,557m

Compared to the second quarter of 2015, earnings and free cash flow significantly improved, mainly driven by high activity levels in the quarter and higher average project margins. Satisfactory order intake with backlog remaining at high levels. Outlook for 2016 upgraded. In the second quarter of 2016, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2,557m – an … Continue reading Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2,557m

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Wind energy boasts bipartisan support

With the 2016 election at the forefront of our media and our politicians divided over important issues such as the economy, national security, the justice system and so much more, it’s gratifying to find one thing parties from both sides of the aisle can agree on: wind energy. Wind power has bipartisan support from governors, members … Continue reading Wind energy boasts bipartisan support

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Annual Wind Power Market Report Confirms Technology Advancements, Improved Project Performance, and Low Wind Energy Prices

Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Prices offered by newly built wind projects are averaging around 2¢/kWh, driven lower by technology advancements and … Continue reading Annual Wind Power Market Report Confirms Technology Advancements, Improved Project Performance, and Low Wind Energy Prices

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Pattern Energy announces it is in discussions to acquire interest in Armow Wind power facility in Ontario

Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (“Pattern Energy”) today announced it is in discussions to acquire a 90 MW interest in the 180 MW Armow Wind power facility in Ontario from Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”). Pattern Energy intends to fund the acquisition with available liquidity from its recent equity offering. The … Continue reading Pattern Energy announces it is in discussions to acquire interest in Armow Wind power facility in Ontario

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DONG Energy welcomes consent decision for Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy to grant development consent for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. Hornsea Project Two will have a capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts (GW) and will consist of up to 300 turbines. It could … Continue reading DONG Energy welcomes consent decision for Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm

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World’s biggest offshore wind farm to be built in Hornsea

The world’s largest offshore wind farm, the Hornsea Project Two offshore windfarm has received development consent from Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. When complete, the windfarm will deliver up to 1,800 megawatts of low carbon electricity to around 1.8 million UK homes. The windfarm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational … Continue reading World’s biggest offshore wind farm to be built in Hornsea

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Senvion implements the next growth step with acquisition of Kenersys assets in India

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed definitive agreements to acquire the wind turbine nacelle production facilities and infrastructure, complete product portfolio suite, wind turbine inventory and the service operations of Kenersys India Private Limited, in Baramati, India, in order to further move ahead with its market penetration of its new core … Continue reading Senvion implements the next growth step with acquisition of Kenersys assets in India

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