Mainstream CEO Eddie O’Connor appointed as Global Wind Energy Council Global Ambassador

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy developer, is proud to announce that its CEO, Eddie O’Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new Global Ambassador.       In his new role, Dr. O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s distinctive voice is heard, and that … Continue reading Mainstream CEO Eddie O’Connor appointed as Global Wind Energy Council Global Ambassador

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GE’s North American Studies Show No Hard Limit to Renewables on a Grid System

As energy demand continues to increase across the globe, many countries and utilities are exploring ways to meet the need for reliable, efficient and affordable electricity while also implementing more renewable generation into their fuel mix. GE’s Energy Consulting group (NYSE: GE) has performed numerous studies on renewable integration, and today it launched a new … Continue reading GE’s North American Studies Show No Hard Limit to Renewables on a Grid System

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Siemens to supply wind turbines for Beatrice offshore wind power project

Siemens has received a further order for an offshore wind power plant from Scotland. The company is to supply, install and commission 84 wind turbines, each with a 154-meter rotor diameter designed to generate 7 megawatts (MW) of power, for the “Beatrice” project. Furthermore the scope of supply comprises the offshore grid connection to the … Continue reading Siemens to supply wind turbines for Beatrice offshore wind power project

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General Electric signs agreement to develop wind energy in Vietnam

Vietnam’s trade ministry and General Electric on Monday signed an agreement to develop 1,000 megawatts of wind-power capacity for Vietnam by 2025. The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and US President Barack Obama during the latter’s state visit to Vietnam. As part of the agreement, GE … Continue reading General Electric signs agreement to develop wind energy in Vietnam

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Senvion announces its highest yield turbine for North America

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, is launching its highest onshore yield turbine for the North American market. The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a high-efficient and sound-optimized blade profile, managed by a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. The Senvion 3.4M140 will be available from 2018 in hub heights of … Continue reading Senvion announces its highest yield turbine for North America

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Nordex SE with improved profitability and earnings

Underpinned by a significant increase in production and installation figures, Nordex SE (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) entered 2016 with strong top-line growth. Sales rose by 28.3% to EUR 637.0 million (Q1 2015: EUR 496.5 million). However, the other financial performance indicators rose substantially morequickly. Thanks to a gross margin of 25.1% (Q1 2015: 22.0%), profitabilitymeasured in terms … Continue reading Nordex SE with improved profitability and earnings

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WINDPOWER 2016 comes marching into New Orleans

Thousands of wind power developers, manufacturers, workers, executives, and more arrive from around the world to New Orleans for a four-day conference and exhibition today as America’s industry with the fastest growing job kicked off its largest event all year.   WINDPOWER 2016 began this morning with the election of new leadership by the American … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016 comes marching into New Orleans

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Countdown to #GenerationWind

  After months of planning and anticipation, WINDPOWER 2016  is just days away, starting on Monday, May 23. And using #GenerationWind on Twitter and other social media is one of the best ways you can join the conversation. Whether you’re at the conference, or admiring from far away, you can stay plugged into everything that’s … Continue reading Countdown to #GenerationWind

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Wind energy poised for record growth and major carbon-cutting role

Several new reports find wind energy is poised for record growth over the next several years, as utilities lock in historically low wind prices for their customers while also making a large down payment on required cuts to carbon pollution. EIA and the Bipartisan Policy Center predict that the U.S. will roughly double its use … Continue reading Wind energy poised for record growth and major carbon-cutting role

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5 facts about the Collegiate Wind Competition

Wind energy is booming in the United States. There’s now more than 73,000 megawatts of installed wind capacity, enough to power 20 million homes for a year! And it’s just the beginning. In one scenario outlined in the Energy Department’s Wind Vision Report, wind could supply 35 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2050 and … Continue reading 5 facts about the Collegiate Wind Competition

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Wind energy in Brazil: Enel wind farm in Bahia

Damascena is the second facility to enter into service at the 118 MW Serra Azul wind power cluster located in Bahia state Enel is investing approximately 220 million US dollars in the construction of Serra Azul, partly financed by loans from International Finance Corporation, Itaú Unibanco AS and BNDES Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Enel wind farm in Bahia

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The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm will be operational next year

Norwegian company Statoil is building the world’s largest offshore wind farm near Scotland – and it’s set to start producing energy as early as 2017. The Hywind Scotland Pilot Park wind farm will feature five turbines generating six megawatts of power each. Statoil has pioneered Hywind turbine technology – a different way to construct wind … Continue reading The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm will be operational next year

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UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 MW wind turbines

UpWind Solutions, a fully-owned subsidiary of Vestas, expands multi-brand footprint with addition of 15 MidAmerican Energy and PacifiCorp sites throughout Iowa, Wyoming and Oregon. UpWind Solutions is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-site service contract with Berkshire Hathaway Energy and its subsidiaries MidAmerican Energy Co. and PacifiCorp, to provide maintenance services for 1.75 … Continue reading UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 MW wind turbines

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Americans on both sides of the aisle increasingly support growing renewable energy

It seems if an idea makes sense, political persuasion isn’t all that important. Just a few days ago, we reported that increasing numbers of Republicans support wind power. Now, two new studies quantify just how much that support has grown in recent years. Lazard Ltd., a financial advisory and asset management firm, just released a … Continue reading Americans on both sides of the aisle increasingly support growing renewable energy

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Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified work force at WINDPOWER 2016

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has selected six 2016 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and five 2016 Wind at Our Backs Scholars and plans to recognize them at the group’s annual luncheon on Wednesday May 25 during the WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.       Meet the 2016 Rudd Mayer Fellows: Amanda … Continue reading Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified work force at WINDPOWER 2016

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Portugal runs on renewable energy for four days

For 107 hours, the country of ten million powered itself with solar, wind, hydro and nuclear power. James Watson, the CEO of SolarPower Europe said Portugal’s achievement was a sign of things to come. “This is a significant achievement for a European country, but what seems extraordinary today will be commonplace in Europe in just … Continue reading Portugal runs on renewable energy for four days

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Goldwind Edges Out Vestas As World’s Leading Wind Turbine Supplier

New figures provided by Navigant Research have seen Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind edge out Vestas as the world’s leading wind turbine supplier. In its new World Wind Energy Market Update 2016, Navigant Research found that the recent “revival of the US and German markets” was responsible for “a significant shake-up in the rankings of the … Continue reading Goldwind Edges Out Vestas As World’s Leading Wind Turbine Supplier

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Nordex to install 32,5 MW wind farm in France

Nordex has obtained a new project order in France for 13 N100/2500 turbines. Nordex will supply and install the turbines for the wind farm “Eplessier” owned by one of the funds TTR Energy manages. The company was also involved in this project to support the three shareholders SAB WindTeam GmbH, Syscom Sarl and Loscon as … Continue reading Nordex to install 32,5 MW wind farm in France

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Gamesa closes its investment in NEM Solutions

Gamesa has closed the purchase of a 50% shareholding in technology player NEM Solutions from CAF and Tecnalia, having received approval for the transaction from the anti-trust authorities. The transaction makes Gamesa one of this company’s core shareholders, alongside CAF, each with a 50% interest. Gamesa acquired a 35% stake from the rail company and … Continue reading Gamesa closes its investment in NEM Solutions

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U.S. and Denmark coordinate on offshore wind energy

  Sometimes it helps to get advice from someone with a little more experience. That’s what happened last week, when the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Danish government to further the development of offshore wind energy. As the first offshore U.S. wind farm comes online later … Continue reading U.S. and Denmark coordinate on offshore wind energy

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