China’s wind power installed capacity will escalate to 495 GW by 2030

Wind power installed capacity in China will more than treble from approximately 149 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to over 495 GW by 2030, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states that China has the highest wind power globally by far, accounting … Continue reading China’s wind power installed capacity will escalate to 495 GW by 2030

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ABB to supply special transformers for the world’s most powerful wind turbines

ABB will deploy 40 special transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines are 195 m (640 ft) tall – around two-thirds the height of the Eiffel Tower – and weigh 1000 metric tons, approximately double a fully-loaded Airbus A380 plane. Its 80 … Continue reading ABB to supply special transformers for the world’s most powerful wind turbines

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Vestas receives 178 MW order in Kansas

First Vestas V117-3.3 MW turbines in Kansas, underlining the 3 MW-platform’s versatility. Capital Power Corporation (TSX: CPX) has placed a firm and unconditional order for 54 V117-3.3 MW turbines, to be deployed at the 178 MW Bloom Wind Project in Kansas. The order includes a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, which is … Continue reading Vestas receives 178 MW order in Kansas

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Wind industry recognizes Sen. Grassley’s leadership at factory that exemplifies Iowa’s wind energy success story

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today recognized U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, for his leadership in advancing wind energy in Iowa and around the country, at a factory that has played a key role. “Senator Grassley has long been a friend of the wind energy industry,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “He was … Continue reading Wind industry recognizes Sen. Grassley’s leadership at factory that exemplifies Iowa’s wind energy success story

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Wind power cost-competitive with all fuels

It’s no secret we like to tout wind’s falling costs, which have decreased 66 percent over the last six years. After all, cheaper electricity is good for business and it’s good for consumers. Now another new report confirms yet again how cost-effective wind power has become. MAKE Consulting recently found that, “Wind and solar energy … Continue reading Wind power cost-competitive with all fuels

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Acciona has developed a methodology for measuring the socio-economic impact of its activities

ACCIONA, working with consulting firm  EY, has developed a methodology for measuring the socio-economic impact of its activities in the markets where it operates. The theory behind the method was developed in parallel with the first two real-world applications, to measure the impact of ACCIONA Energy in the renewable energy business in Mexico and South … Continue reading Acciona has developed a methodology for measuring the socio-economic impact of its activities

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Gamesa reports €72 million net profit on €1,064 million in revenues

Net profit excluding the impact of Adwen amounted to €80 million (+82%1 vs. 2015, which included a one-off positive impact of €18 million from the joint venture). The company maintains the profitable growth envisaged in its Business Plan 2015-2017 and registered its highest-ever EBIT: €119 million (+81%1). Revenue growth to €1,064 million in the first … Continue reading Gamesa reports €72 million net profit on €1,064 million in revenues

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Wind power helps us breathe easy on World Asthma Day

I still remember the ritual well. First thing every morning, my sister would have to sit for 10 minutes and breathe in asthma medication through a nebulizer machine. It didn’t matter if we were at home or on vacation, school day or weekend, that’s how my family began the day, every day, for the early … Continue reading Wind power helps us breathe easy on World Asthma Day

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Vietnam urged to increase use of renewable energy

In the adjusted planning, thermal power will account for more than 50 per cent of the total capacity, Nguyen Thu Trang, co-ordinator at VSEA, said. Trang spoke at a seminar on sustainable development held yesterday in HCM City. The seminar was organised by VSEA in co-operation with Centre of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth … Continue reading Vietnam urged to increase use of renewable energy

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Siemens onshore wind turbines ready to enter German market

Siemens’ high performance wind turbine for medium to low wind sites has reached the next milestone. The onshore wind turbine SWT-3.3-130, with hub heights of 85, 115 and 130 meters, has successfully passed independent type testing and is now certified by TÜV Nord according to the current DIBt-guidelines. The certificate allows operators to get the … Continue reading Siemens onshore wind turbines ready to enter German market

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Wind energy storage devices market gains from rising demand for renewable sources of energy, investment opportunities 2020

Wind energy storage devices, as the name suggests, are used to store energy harnessed from wind. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have considerable potential of reducing dependence on non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuel. Concerns pertaining to climate change, favorable initiatives adopted by government (such as renewable portfolio standards), and consumer … Continue reading Wind energy storage devices market gains from rising demand for renewable sources of energy, investment opportunities 2020

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Suzlon installs 900 MW wind energy projects in India in FY16

Suzlon group, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, announced that it has done commissioning of 900 MW projects of wind energy in the financial year 2015-16. Out of which, the commissioning 520 MW is done in the fourth quarter of 2015-16. This marks 100 percent growth in installations by Suzlon, when compared to 442 … Continue reading Suzlon installs 900 MW wind energy projects in India in FY16

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Senvion secures turbine order in Japan and opens office in Tokyo

Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, today announced the opening of its office in Tokyo to service the local market. Furthermore, Senvion has secured the go ahead to deliver three turbines to a wind farm in Japan. The wind farm will use three Senvion MM92 turbines designed to withstand extreme wind loads … Continue reading Senvion secures turbine order in Japan and opens office in Tokyo

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Nordex secures orders for two Irish wind farms totalling 42.5MW

Nordex has secured orders for two wind farms in the South West of Ireland totalling 42.5 MW, which will enter full operation in summer 2017.  Both orders include a 15 year “Premium” full-service contract. The “Killaveenoge” Wind Farm near Drinagh in County Cork will feature ten N90/2500 turbines with a 125 m tip height for … Continue reading Nordex secures orders for two Irish wind farms totalling 42.5MW

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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