Siting and Environmental Compliance conference

While policy and manufacturing can at times dominate the headlines, those in-the-know understand the importance of siting and environmental compliance. A firm grasp of all the aspects involved with siting and compliance is a critical component for both individual wind projects and having the robust industry we all advocate for so strongly. AWEA’s Wind Project … Continue reading Siting and Environmental Compliance conference

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Michael Kelley receives Excellence in Operations Award

Michael Kelley, Principal at Mistral Renewable Energy LLC, is this year’s Excellence in Operations Award recipient. The Excellence in Operations Award recognizes an individual or company for excellence in efficient and effective operations of a wind farm, and the winner is someone who collaborates with others in the wind industry to improve the quality of … Continue reading Michael Kelley receives Excellence in Operations Award

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Over $128 billion dollars invested in U.S. economy by new wind power projects over last 10 years

Building new wind farms in the U.S has added $13 billion a year on average to the American economy over the past five years. According to information released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), that’s more money each year than the annual revenue generated by Major League Baseball.   “By building new wind … Continue reading Over $128 billion dollars invested in U.S. economy by new wind power projects over last 10 years

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new generation storage system in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning by EDF Renewable Energy, its North American subsidiary, of an innovative storage system combining battery energy storage and computerized control system. The McHenry plant is able to supply almost 20 MW in nameplate capacity (40 MW of flexible capacity) and to manage an energy reserve to stabilise the local … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new generation storage system in the United States

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Ingeteam is set to exhibit at Mexico WindPower 2016

Once again, Ingeteam, the leader in operation and maintenance services in Mexico, is to take part in the most important event for the country’s wind power sector: Mexico WindPower 2016, to be held on the 24th and 25h February at the Banamex Centre in Mexico City. During the Fair, Ingeteam will showcase its latest advances … Continue reading Ingeteam is set to exhibit at Mexico WindPower 2016

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TPI launches second Mexico wind blade plant and expands its agreement with Gamesa

TPI Composites, Inc., a leading global wind blade manufacturer, announced today that it plans to open a second wind blade manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico in the second half of 2016, and that it has signed a long-term agreement with Gamesa to continue to supply wind blades from its existing Juarez, Mexico manufacturing facility and … Continue reading TPI launches second Mexico wind blade plant and expands its agreement with Gamesa

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DONG Energy divests 50% of the UK offshore wind farm project Burbo Bank Extension to PKA and the LEGO Group

DONG Energy has signed and completed an agreement to divest 50% of the 258 MW UK offshore wind farm project Burbo Bank Extension to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group. Each investor will obtain a 25% ownership interest in the project. Burbo Bank Extension will be constructed by … Continue reading DONG Energy divests 50% of the UK offshore wind farm project Burbo Bank Extension to PKA and the LEGO Group

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Goldwind Displaces Vestas to Claim First Place in Global Wind Power Market

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today released FTI Intelligence’s preliminary rankings of the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). These rankings are to be published in the Global Wind Market Update – Demand & Supply 2015 report, which … Continue reading Goldwind Displaces Vestas to Claim First Place in Global Wind Power Market

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China to lead wind energy market in 2016

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology has become the world’s largest wind turbine maker, the company announced today. In 2015, the Chinese-based wind energy generator installed huge turbine capacity in different regions that it overtook the world’s top two wind turbine maker; Denmark’s Vestas Wind System and General Electric of the US. Goldwind by reaching the … Continue reading China to lead wind energy market in 2016

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U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association announced the historic figures today ahead of the March 9 release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report. For the first time ever, solar beat … Continue reading U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

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Senvion intends to go public in first half of 2016

Senvion Group 1(“Senvion”), a leading global player in wind energy, is planning a listing of its shares on the regulated market segment (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange during the first half of 2016, subject to market conditions. In connection with the listing, the current owners of Senvion’s shares plan to sell a portion … Continue reading Senvion intends to go public in first half of 2016

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Wind energy in Norway: Vestas wind turbines for 1 GW wind power project

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 278 wind turbines totaling 1001 MW, from Fosen Vind DA in Norway.  The 1 GW order comprises turbines for six different wind parks in Norway, which combined will be Europe’s largest onshore wind project to date.   Emphasising the flexibility of Vestas’ product portfolio, the record … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway: Vestas wind turbines for 1 GW wind power project

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The Clean Power Plan should remain

An overwhelming 70 percent of American utility executives want to move forward with the Clean Power Plan, according to a new survey out by Utility Dive. Utilities and other generators are ultimately primarily responsible for implementing state plans to comply with the rules, and their leadership’s broad satisfaction with the Clean Power Plan is a … Continue reading The Clean Power Plan should remain

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More new highs in wind energy output

Yet again, wind power set energy generation and penetration records across the United States late last week. From the ERCOT grid in Texas north to the MISO grid in the Midwest, these achievements build on the record setting trends reported by multiple grid operators in recent months. The primary Texas grid operator, ERCOT, reached a … Continue reading More new highs in wind energy output

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Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins WINDPOWER

The numbers speak for themselves- recent analysis shows wind energy was America’s largest source of new electric generation capacity in 2015. Some news outlets have even declared an energy revolution is underway. And the good news is likely to continue. 9.4 gigawatts (GW) of new wind are under construction, with an additional 4.9 GW in … Continue reading Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins WINDPOWER

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Growth of predictive analytics bolsters wind power’s efficiency

Sumant Kawale runs Business Development at SparkCognition and his team is responsible for Customer Project Delivery and Channel Partnerships, along with supporting sales and marketing activities. Sumant is an electrical engineer by training, and has worked in Semiconductors and Telecom. He has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and prior to … Continue reading Growth of predictive analytics bolsters wind power’s efficiency

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Wind power capacity tops nuclear energy

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind farms newly built in 2015 was a record 63.01 gigawatts, corresponding to … Continue reading Wind power capacity tops nuclear energy

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Wind energy in Kansas moving ahead

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association said, “Wind energy remains quite strong. It makes sense for states to move forward.” After Texas, Kansas has the nation’s second largest wind power potential. Now the state ranks 6th among the states in wind power capacity. The huge wind power possibilities of Kansas was all … Continue reading Wind energy in Kansas moving ahead

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Senvion Enters India as New Wind Power Market

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, is starting operations in India as of 22nd February. Amit Kansal, former Commercial Country Manager at Vestas India, will lead the Senvion office in Delhi as CEO and Managing Director of Senvion India Ltd. In addition to the Senvion R&D Center in Bengaluru that supports Senvion’s global … Continue reading Senvion Enters India as New Wind Power Market

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Enel Green Power has been awarded 326 MW in Peru

Enel Green Power (“EGP”), acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru, has been awarded the right to sign 20-year energy supply contracts for 126 MW wind power, 180 MW1 solar PV and 20 MW of hydro capacity following the renewable tender launched by the Peruvian government through the energy regulator OSINERGMIN. With 326 MW … Continue reading Enel Green Power has been awarded 326 MW in Peru

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