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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Gamesa to build a 50-MW wind farm for ReNew Power in India

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP), for the EPC construction of a 50-MW wind farm located in Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka. The agreement signed with ReNew Power encompasses the installation of 25 G114-2.0 … Continue reading Gamesa to build a 50-MW wind farm for ReNew Power in India

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Vestas to supply Indonesia’s first wind energy projects

The South Sulawesi project will be the first large-scale renewable energy project in Indonesia, the Danish Embassy in Indonesia said. An agreement was signed between Indonesia’s national electricity company, PT PLN, and an international group of investors led by Equis. The 60 MW South Sulawesi project will become the largest wind farm in the country. According … Continue reading Vestas to supply Indonesia’s first wind energy projects

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Industry praises bipartisan Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition for seeking U.S. agencies’ help to site wind projects

The U.S. wind energy industry today welcomed the support of a bipartisan group of 20 governors for further steps by federal agencies that could expedite siting of new wind farms, on land and offshore. With long-term tax policy now in place, thanks to Congress passing a multi-year extension of the Production Tax Credit last December, … Continue reading Industry praises bipartisan Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition for seeking U.S. agencies’ help to site wind projects

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Top 5 reasons the wind energy party is just getting started

  With over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity now under construction or in advanced stages of development across 23 states, American wind power shows no signs of slowing down. Not to mention corporate-signed power purchase agreements (PPA) for wind are currently tracking ahead of last year. The facts show that the typically reliable … Continue reading Top 5 reasons the wind energy party is just getting started

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From Corvettes to wind turbines

  Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) has made a lot of different products since its founding in 1948, but one thing has remained constant: it’s always been an innovator. The Ashtabula, Ohio-based company is family owned and has made a product or two you might recognize, including fiberglass Corvette bodies. As CEO Richard Morrison told … Continue reading From Corvettes to wind turbines

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Fugro’s cable lay spread reduces vessel downtime at offshore wind farm developments

An innovative development by Fugro for its work class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) has been utilised successfully in cable lay touchdown monitoring operations at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. A new track base unit, fitted to its FCV ROV, has been introduced to ensure highly accurate cable positioning during cable lay operations in strong currents. … Continue reading Fugro’s cable lay spread reduces vessel downtime at offshore wind farm developments

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Wind power offers new opportunities

A wind turbine is “basically like a locomotive on a stick.” That’s what John Nichols, site manager at Everpower’s Howard Wind Farm in Howard, N.Y., recently told me when explaining his career path. John spent years building subway cars for New York City and Chicago, as well as locomotives and other trains. However, when the … Continue reading Wind power offers new opportunities

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Examining what state renewable portfolio standards mean for wind power

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS) are proven policies with long track records of success. They’ve helped create thousands of jobs, large consumers savings and much cleaner air. And wind power is one of the main solutions states have deployed to meet their clean energy goals. Now, a new report (AWEA RPS Market Assessment 2016) examines RPSs … Continue reading Examining what state renewable portfolio standards mean for wind power

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Siemens to build offshore wind power project with innovative foundations and cable systems

Four wind turbines and related equipment take a large step into the future of offshore wind technology: Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug and Jysk Energi placed the winning bid for Nissum Bredning Vind following a tender from Danish Energy Agency’s (DEA) tender for the construction of the 28-megawatt pilot project in northern Denmark. The final investment decision … Continue reading Siemens to build offshore wind power project with innovative foundations and cable systems

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Gamesa to install Asia’s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

Gamesa has achieved a new milestone, having secured a contract for the installation of Asia’s tallest wind turbines, specifically in Thailand. With towers stretching 153 metres high – 18 units of the G114-2.0 MW model and 15 of the G114-2.1 MW – the turbines will also be the longest every supplied by Gamesa. More specifically, … Continue reading Gamesa to install Asia’s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

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48 U.S. States have wind power projects under construction

Wind power has rapidly become a significant source of electricity in the U.S., doubling its share of generation in just five years, to 4.9 percent in 2015. The  extremely low cost of wind power, along with cheap natural gas, has put tremendous financial pressure on both coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and is significantly affecting … Continue reading 48 U.S. States have wind power projects under construction

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Gamesa to approve the merger with Siemens Wind Power

The Board of Directors of Gamesa resolved today to call the Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting needed to approve the merger with Siemens’s wind power assets. The EGM will foreseeably take place, on second call, on 25 October in Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain). The company’s shareholders will be asked to vote on the various resolutions needed to … Continue reading Gamesa to approve the merger with Siemens Wind Power

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Vector Cuatro launches new profile on Twitter

As part of its communication strategy, Vector Cuatro arrives to the social network Twitter with the aim of reporting on its global activities through @vectorcuatro, its newly released profile. The company trusts in the opportunities that this social network provides. The goal is to be in direct contact with professionals in the renewable energy sector and to inform about … Continue reading Vector Cuatro launches new profile on Twitter

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Wind farm brings new life to former brownfield

  It’s no secret that parts of U.S. manufacturing have struggled over the last several decades. And while American wind power is helping to bring back some of it back (supporting 21,000 jobs in 500 factories) in Lackawana, N.Y., wind energy is helping in a different way. Today, the Steel Winds project sits on the … Continue reading Wind farm brings new life to former brownfield

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