American wind power just installed its highest amount of capacity in a first quarter since 2012

How’s this for a good start- the U.S. wind industry just had its best first quarter in four years. With strong installation and under construction numbers, as well as new technological advances, 2016 is already building off last year’s success. Wind by the numbers 520 megawatts (MW) of new capacity came online during 2016’s first … Continue reading American wind power just installed its highest amount of capacity in a first quarter since 2012

Continue reading

U.S. wind energy generation shows strong results early in 2016

Because of world-class resources and decades of experience siting wind farms in the most productive locations, the U.S. generated more electricity from wind than any other country in 2015. Despite this, there’s been some recent confusion because growth in wind energy generation, while still positive, was smaller from 2014 to 2015 in comparison with other … Continue reading U.S. wind energy generation shows strong results early in 2016

Continue reading

Who are the next generation’s leaders?

Last Friday was Earth Day, and we reflected on how our industry is creating a cleaner future by reducing carbon and other pollutants, conserving water and maintaining a small environmental footprint.   However, to continue this positive trend well into the future, we need to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. That’s a big focus at this … Continue reading Who are the next generation’s leaders?

Continue reading

Energy bill offers opportunity to attract new investment, deliver greater consumer savings

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan issued the following statement today on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012), also known as the Energy Bill. Numerous amendments have been proposed to the Energy Bill. Of these amendments, Amendment 3311, introduced by Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), would hinder upgrades strengthening the nation’s … Continue reading Energy bill offers opportunity to attract new investment, deliver greater consumer savings

Continue reading

U.S. wind energy starts strong in 2016

American wind power had its most productive first quarter for installations since 2012, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported today, as demand rises for wind’s low-cost, zero-carbon energy.   Wind added 520 megawatts (MW) of new electric generating capacity to the power grid from January through March, according to AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry First … Continue reading U.S. wind energy starts strong in 2016

Continue reading

Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a new wind farm

The order is for the Solberg wind power plant in Västernorrland, northern Sweden, and includes Vestas’ De-icing System, supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management service agreement (AOM5000). The Finland-based Fortum Generation plans to enter into the project with Swedish power company, Skellefteå Kraft AB. “This will … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a new wind farm

Continue reading

Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

ScottishPower Renewables has concluded a major deal with Siemens, which will see 102 wind turbines supplied for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. The contract, including a 5-year service agreement, will be worth up to one-third of the overall £2.5 billion project investment. The agreement comes on the same day that the Low Carbon Contracts … Continue reading Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

Continue reading

MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has decided to maintain 50% ownership of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S (MVOW). MHI had announced a call option on September 27, 2013 to increase its investment in the equally-owned joint venture company with Denmark’s Vestas (Vestas Wind Systems A/S) in the offshore wind power business, but the Company decided … Continue reading MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

Continue reading

Gamesa to supply 65 G114-2.1 MW wind turbines in Brazil

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order for the supply of 65 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Babilonia wind complex being developed in the town of Morro do Chapéu, in Bahia state. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will transport, install and commission the 65 turbines … Continue reading Gamesa to supply 65 G114-2.1 MW wind turbines in Brazil

Continue reading

China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

Newly installed wind power capacity in the first quarter reached 5.33 gigawatts, up 13 percent over the same period last year, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Tuesday.   By the end of March, China had 134 gigawatts installed wind power capacity, up 33 percent compared to the figure by March last year, … Continue reading China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

Continue reading

Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

Siemens has received a major order for its offshore wind power business: the company is to supply, install and commission 102 wind turbines, each with a capacity of seven megawatts and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, for the East Anglia ONE project. The customer is ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A. The 714 … Continue reading Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

Continue reading

Gamesa secures several orders for the supply of 198 MW in India

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to consolidate its leadership position in the Indian wind power market – having emerged as the number one OEM for the third year running in 2015- with four new orders for the supply of 198 MW in total. The first contract encompasses the supply of 50 … Continue reading Gamesa secures several orders for the supply of 198 MW in India

Continue reading

Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

John Powers leads the Strategic Renewables Division at Renewable Choice Energy and has helped corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) clients achieve their renewable energy goals for over 12 years. This is the second in a 4-part series of blogs on the explosive renewable growth currently underway in the commercial & industrial market sector. Everyone can … Continue reading Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

Continue reading

Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first UK contract with NTR plc to supply ten Senvion MM92 and three Senvion MM82 turbines to the Quixwood Moor Wind Farm. The Wind Farm, located in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders, will have a total rated output of 26.65 megawatts (MW) and will … Continue reading Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

Continue reading

E.ON and Statoil to build large wind farm offshore Germany

E.ON and Statoil will invest more than 1.2 billion euros ($1.35 billion) to develop the Baltic Sea Arkona wind farm off the coast of Germany, the two companies said on Monday. The firms will each own 50 percent in the 385 megawatt project, which is expected to be fully operational in 2019. “The Arkona wind … Continue reading E.ON and Statoil to build large wind farm offshore Germany

Continue reading

Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

Siemens has received an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 60 direct-drive offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts (MW). The customer for the project is a consortium between the German power provider E.ON based in Essen, and the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil headquartered in Stavanger. When it … Continue reading Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

Continue reading

General Electric (GE) opens wind power training center in China

General Electric (GE) has opened a center in northeast China to train maintenance personnel for the wind power sector. The facility in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, can train between 250 and 800 field workers and technicians a year, according to a GE statement. Li Feng, a wind power executive with the U.S. conglomerate, said the new … Continue reading General Electric (GE) opens wind power training center in China

Continue reading

Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

Iran and Vestas energy company of Denmark have begun a fresh round of cooperation in wind energy industry. Iranian power industry and Denmak’s Vestas company have started collaboration by helping generate electricity from wind, transferring the knowhow of wind power plants and turbines, and integrating wind networks. Speaking during a workshop on ‘wind energy and the … Continue reading Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

Continue reading

Indonesian Govt To Develop Renewable Energy

The Indonesian government is planning to build power generators using new and renewable energies (EBT) to provide electricity for the countrys rural areas or villages. The planned use of new and renewable energy is part of the countrys electrification program called “Indonesia Terang” (Bright Indonesia). Renewable energy is expected to help cover 23 percent of … Continue reading Indonesian Govt To Develop Renewable Energy

Continue reading

Onshore wind energy industry to expand at 29.6% CAGR by 2020

A recent market research report recently published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) presents a detailed overview of the global onshore wind energy market. As the issue of global warming and the environmental degradation owing to the escalating emissions by the conventional power generation industry becomes increasingly critical, the demand for cleaner energy sources and production … Continue reading Onshore wind energy industry to expand at 29.6% CAGR by 2020

Continue reading