Iberdrola wins bid to build offshore wind farm near North Carolina

The U.S.-based subsidiary of a Spanish utility company has offered $9 million in a bid to develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will lease 122,405 acres offshore North Carolina to Avangrid Renewables, for development of a wind energy facility off Kitty Hawk.   The … Continue reading Iberdrola wins bid to build offshore wind farm near North Carolina

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Can India be run entirely by renewables in the future?

A clean energy future is on top of every country’s sustainability agenda today, which is evidenced by the large-scale expansion of sustainable power projects worldwide. European nations, for example, seem to be in a race to outdo one another in their renewable energy accomplishments. In 2015, Denmark generated 140 percent of its electricity requirements on … Continue reading Can India be run entirely by renewables in the future?

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José Luis Blanco appointed CEO of Nordex to succeed Lars Bondo Krogsgaard

Today the Supervisory Board has appointed José Luis Blanco to succeed Lars Bondo Krogsgaard as CEO of the Company. Nordex SE presented record sales and profits in 2016, and increased market share significantly. However, the company disappointed the market with its recent publication of its 2017/18 forecast, and this had substantial negative share price effect. … Continue reading José Luis Blanco appointed CEO of Nordex to succeed Lars Bondo Krogsgaard

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Statoil, PNE request US offshore leases

Activity in the US’ offshore wind sector has continued to pick up in 2017, with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) this week publishing notification of several requests for leases. Unsolicited lease requests were made by two firms for areas off New York and Massachusetts. PNE Wind USA, a unit of the German wind … Continue reading Statoil, PNE request US offshore leases

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

The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. The wind park is located at Overyanovka village, Novotroitsk district, in the Kherson province in southern Ukraine. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2017.   “We are pleased … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Bidding ends at $9 million for Kitty Hawk wind rights

Rights to develop offshore wind energy in an expanse of ocean real estate 24 nautical miles away from the North Carolina coast sold for $9 million today in an auction held by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The winning bid was placed by Avangrid Renewables, which recently completed North Carolina’s first land-based … Continue reading Bidding ends at $9 million for Kitty Hawk wind rights

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Wind energy works for America

  Rep. Tom Reed (R, NY-23) penned an op-ed in The Hill this week explaining why the wind energy Production Tax Credit should be considered a successful policy, and why he thinks wind works for America. Rep. Reed cited wind’s large-scale job creation, the income it provides to rural communities, and the economic investment it … Continue reading Wind energy works for America

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From the classroom to the field and back

Wisconsin native Justin Barrett was living in Colorado, working at retail in a job he didn’t find fulfilling. It was time for a change, so he went back home to start something new. “I wasn’t doing anything that I really enjoyed and decided that it was time for me to grow up and find a … Continue reading From the classroom to the field and back

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This WWII-era submarine factory now builds wind turbine towers

I’ve often written about the old Maytag factory in Newton, Iowa where Trinity Structural Towers now builds wind turbine towers. During my tour through Wisconsin last week, I learned Trinity isn’t the only company doing this—Broadwind Towers is also giving a second life to a decades-old factory in the city of Manitowoc. In 2004, Broadwind … Continue reading This WWII-era submarine factory now builds wind turbine towers

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Trainees today, trainers tomorrow: the future of the wind industry

Jobs are a hot topic in today’s political landscape, and the wind industry proudly hosts the country’s fastest growing profession: wind turbine technician. The outlook for “tower monkeys,” as they are colloquially known, is bright—the field will grow 108 percent over the next decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number was … Continue reading Trainees today, trainers tomorrow: the future of the wind industry

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Wind power the next innovation in shipping

More than a century after shifting away from wind power, the shipping industry is looking at ways to harness ocean breezes once again — this time to reduce reliance on fuel. The latest effort by Denmark’s Maersk Tankers uses rotating cylinders about 30m high that can function as hi-tech sails. The company, a unit of … Continue reading Wind power the next innovation in shipping

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Broad coalition ask Congress to invest in America’s electricity grid

A diverse group of businesses from the energy, manufacturing, construction and environmental sectors sent a letter to Congressional leaders today calling for investment in America’s electricity grid. The coalition reminded lawmakers that ensuring reliable access to affordable electricity is necessary to keep business strong. Updating the country’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs will … Continue reading Broad coalition ask Congress to invest in America’s electricity grid

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AWEA, NEMA, SEIA, WIRES urge Congress to streamline US electrical infrastructure projects

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers, are calling for Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure. A co-signed letter by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Solar … Continue reading AWEA, NEMA, SEIA, WIRES urge Congress to streamline US electrical infrastructure projects

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Vestas receives order for 31 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in southern Germany

The firm and unconditional order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement and a VestasOnline® SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is expected to be finalised in the second half of 2017. “Working with Vestas on the Kohlenstraße wind park feels … Continue reading Vestas receives order for 31 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in southern Germany

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Nordex receives new order in Finland

The international developer ABO Wind has placed another order with Nordex to build a wind farm in Finland. Following the customer’s last order covering nine turbines in November 2016, a new one has now been placed for three N131/3000s for a new project in west Finland. Nordex will supply the machines for the “Muntila” wind … Continue reading Nordex receives new order in Finland

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Siemens low wind prototype turbine installed in Drantum

Siemens’ new direct-drive low wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model SWT-3.15-142, with a rotor diameter of 142 meters has successfully passed prototype approval and has now been erected at the Drantum wind test site in Jutland, Denmark. The IEC Class IIIA wind turbine is the first Siemens model to be … Continue reading Siemens low wind prototype turbine installed in Drantum

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Abengoa starts commissioning tests of the Campo Palomas wind farm in Uruguay

On February 21, wind turbine number 19 of this wind farm was connected to the grid and started generating electricity. The company is also involved in the Artilleros and Colonia Arias wind farms, which are both located in the south of Uruguay.  Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability … Continue reading Abengoa starts commissioning tests of the Campo Palomas wind farm in Uruguay

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Wind energy now No. 1 renewable electric resource in U.S.

Wind power has surpassed hydroelectric as the top renewable electric resource in the United States, according to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association. This puts wind power as the fourth highest overall electric energy source behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy. A “balance of power, if you will in terms of … Continue reading Wind energy now No. 1 renewable electric resource in U.S.

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Senvion announces extensive program for the future

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has presented an extensive program today. It will secure the company’s long-term competitiveness. The initiative will identify excess costs across the entire company, opportunities to reduce overcapacity in production, and invest in research and development, new technologies as well as the quality of Senvion’s products and services. … Continue reading Senvion announces extensive program for the future

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Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities. Antitrust approvals have now been obtained in all required jurisdictions, and all the conditions precedent for the merger have been satisfied. Subject to pending closing actions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger early April, … Continue reading Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

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