Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

Siemens has received an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 60 direct-drive offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts (MW). The customer for the project is a consortium between the German power provider E.ON based in Essen, and the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil headquartered in Stavanger. When it … Continue reading Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

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General Electric (GE) opens wind power training center in China

General Electric (GE) has opened a center in northeast China to train maintenance personnel for the wind power sector. The facility in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, can train between 250 and 800 field workers and technicians a year, according to a GE statement. Li Feng, a wind power executive with the U.S. conglomerate, said the new … Continue reading General Electric (GE) opens wind power training center in China

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Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

Iran and Vestas energy company of Denmark have begun a fresh round of cooperation in wind energy industry. Iranian power industry and Denmak’s Vestas company have started collaboration by helping generate electricity from wind, transferring the knowhow of wind power plants and turbines, and integrating wind networks. Speaking during a workshop on ‘wind energy and the … Continue reading Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

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Indonesian Govt To Develop Renewable Energy

The Indonesian government is planning to build power generators using new and renewable energies (EBT) to provide electricity for the countrys rural areas or villages. The planned use of new and renewable energy is part of the countrys electrification program called “Indonesia Terang” (Bright Indonesia). Renewable energy is expected to help cover 23 percent of … Continue reading Indonesian Govt To Develop Renewable Energy

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Onshore wind energy industry to expand at 29.6% CAGR by 2020

A recent market research report recently published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) presents a detailed overview of the global onshore wind energy market. As the issue of global warming and the environmental degradation owing to the escalating emissions by the conventional power generation industry becomes increasingly critical, the demand for cleaner energy sources and production … Continue reading Onshore wind energy industry to expand at 29.6% CAGR by 2020

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Enel starts Los Buenos Aires wind farm in Chile

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda. (“EGPC”), has completed and connected to the grid Los Buenos Aires wind farm, which is the company’s first wind farm in the region of Bío Bío. Los Buenos Aires wind farm, which is located in Los Angeles, around 500 km south of Santiago, has an installed … Continue reading Enel starts Los Buenos Aires wind farm in Chile

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Nordex connects two new wind power projects to the grid

At the beginning of the year two new projects with Nordex turbines started operation in the United States: “Thunder Spirit” in North Dakota with 43 N100/2500 turbines and “Fair Wind” in Maryland with 12 WTGs of the same type. Shortly prior to this the American administration approved the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) … Continue reading Nordex connects two new wind power projects to the grid

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Good stewardship is an American duty

Earth Day is one of the best times of the year to remember responsible environmental stewardship appeals to all Americans. Teddy Roosevelt helped preserve the country’s natural landscapes by establishing the national parks system. Presidents Nixon and George H. Bush recognized a world leader like the U.S. should guarantee clean water and air for its … Continue reading Good stewardship is an American duty

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Wind turbine maintenance – industry survey and new business opportunities 2023

In the recent years wind farms have become one of the key sources of power generation globally due to growing awareness and stringent governmental regulations. Wind turbines are the vital components of wind farms that aids in power generation thereby converting kinetic energy of wind to electrical energy. Therefore, the reliability of wind turbine system … Continue reading Wind turbine maintenance – industry survey and new business opportunities 2023

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Wind turbines use cutting-edge technology to create clean energy

SaveOnEnergy has created an animated infographic that explains just how it’s done. Although wind turbines may seem simple from the outside, they’re actually complicated machines that use advanced technology to create clean, affordable energy. Take a look for a better understanding.   Graphic courtesy of Save on Energy. Note that since SaveOnEnergy created their infographic, … Continue reading Wind turbines use cutting-edge technology to create clean energy

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LM Wind Power inaugurates second plant in Gujarat, India

LM Wind Power, Danish wind turbines producer, announced the commissioning of its second plant in India. Vadodara, Gujarat based plan was announced in November 2015. It has begun the production of wind turbine blades a month ahead of schedule. With the new announcement, LM Wind Power’s total installed capacity in the country has increased to … Continue reading LM Wind Power inaugurates second plant in Gujarat, India

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Senvion wins first wind power projects in Chile totalling 300 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded a contract with global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power for the supply and installation of 93 turbines for two wind farm projects in Chile totalling 300 megawatts (MW).   The contracts are currently still under conditions precedent. The Sarco and Aurora wind farms … Continue reading Senvion wins first wind power projects in Chile totalling 300 MW

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Nordex now with needs-based aviation obstruction lights on wind turbines

With the market launch of its solution for a needs-based aviation obstruction lighting system, Nordex is taking a major step towards boosting the acceptance of wind farms among nearby residents.   On 4 March 2016, Nordex and its development partner were granted certification for their needs-based aviation obstruction lighting system. Nordex plans to begin serial … Continue reading Nordex now with needs-based aviation obstruction lights on wind turbines

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Vestas challenges scaling rules with multi-rotor concept demonstration turbine

Continuing to reduce the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) over the long-term will require new solutions and a new way of thinking. With this concept demonstrator, Vestas challenges the core scaling rules that turbines have to grow in size to increase their energy output as well as transport and installation challenges in some markets.  Many … Continue reading Vestas challenges scaling rules with multi-rotor concept demonstration turbine

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Cuts to DOE Wind Program hurt American energy consumers

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO, Tom Kiernan, made the following statement today as Congress looks to act on the FY2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill this week. Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to cut FY 2017 funding for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Program by $16 million from … Continue reading Cuts to DOE Wind Program hurt American energy consumers

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Gamesa to install its turbine output-boosting programme, Energy Thrust, at 54 Iberdrola wind farms (1,602 MW)

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has reached an agreement with Iberdrola for the installation of its Energy Thrust software, which boosts turbine efficiency and, in turn, production ratios, at wind farms with capacity of 1,602 MW. Under the terms of the agreement, the upgrade software will be installed in wind turbines made … Continue reading Gamesa to install its turbine output-boosting programme, Energy Thrust, at 54 Iberdrola wind farms (1,602 MW)

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Vortex to acquire major wind energy portfolio

Vortex, a renewable energy platform managed by EFG Hermes’s private equity arm, has agreed with a subsidiary of EDP Renováveis SA to acquire a 49% stake in an operational 664 MW portfolio of European wind assets. The transaction is valued at EUR 550 million and includes a portfolio of 23 wind farms in four European … Continue reading Vortex to acquire major wind energy portfolio

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GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday. In its annual report on the status of the global wind industry, GWEC said cumulative … Continue reading GWEC’s Global Wind Energy Report released

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The remarkable resurgence of renewable portfolio standards

Not long ago, the Clean Power Plan and the rise of carbon markets had some industry experts wondering whether Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies were still relevant. They were facing stiff resistance in many states, with threats of freezes and rollbacks looming.  Some wondered whether the policy structures themselves, which require specific, increasing proportions of … Continue reading The remarkable resurgence of renewable portfolio standards

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