WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and Intersolar Europe are pleased to invite the small and medium wind stakeholders as well as the solar PV and energy storage industry to participate in the World Small Wind Conference WSWC2017, taking place in Munich/Germany on 1 and 2 June 2017, in parallel with the Intersolar Europe exhibition 2017 (31 May … Continue reading WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

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Sale of 26,500,000 existing shares in DONG Energy by New Energy Investment

DONG Energy A/S (‘DONG Energy’) (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG), has received the following information from New Energy Investment S.à.r.l. (‘NEI’): NEI has agreed to sell 26,500,000 existing shares in DONG Energy, equivalent to 6.3% of the outstanding shares and voting rights in DONG Energy to institutional investors at a price of DKK 245 per share, pursuant … Continue reading Sale of 26,500,000 existing shares in DONG Energy by New Energy Investment

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Allianz and MUFG invest in EDF wind farm in Oklahoma

Allianz and MUFG, one of the world’s leading financial groups, have together invested tax equity in the Great Western wind park developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), one of the leading wind project developers in the United States. The Great Western wind project is located in Ellis and Woodward Counties, around 200km … Continue reading Allianz and MUFG invest in EDF wind farm in Oklahoma

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Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

Gamesa today inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions. Construction of this manufacturing facility, one of the company’s largest in India, is framed by Gamesa’s growth plans, which contemplate capex of more than €100 million through 2017 to reinforce … Continue reading Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

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NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

NPR recently took a look at what it’s like to be a wind turbine technician, America’s fastest growing occupation. How do you get the job? What’s the day-to-day like? For answers, NPR interviewed Daniel Lutat, Director of Sustainable Resources and Technologies at Iowa Lakes Community College, home to one of the nation’s leading wind tech … Continue reading NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

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Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act today. That means more jobs, economic development and clean energy for Maryland families and businesses. State Sens. Brian Feldman and Catherine Pugh, along with Del. William Frick, were instrumental in pushing the measure through successfully. In April of … Continue reading Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

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Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted today to override Gov. Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override: “Making the Clean Energy Jobs Act law is the right decision for Maryland. Renewable energy legislation is pro-growth, pro-business, and means access to more jobs in … Continue reading Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

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Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Bloomberg reports. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the al-Jouf area in northern Saudi Arabia and 400 … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

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Senvion installs largest rotors in France

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has completed the installation of five Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines, equipped with a 122 meter rotor diameter, the largest rotor ever installed in France.   These wind turbines at the Quatre Chemins wind farm, have a hub height of 89 meters and a nominal power of 3 … Continue reading Senvion installs largest rotors in France

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Enel Green Power Closes 2016 with Record Renewable Energy Capacity of 2,018 MW Built

During the year, EGP completed plants like the 102 MW Apiacás hydropower park in Brazil, the 160 MW Finis Terrae solar PV plant in Chile, and the 129 MW Palo Alto and 100 MW Vientos del Altiplano wind farms in Mexico, as well as the 88 MW Nojoli wind farm in South Africa Enel Green … Continue reading Enel Green Power Closes 2016 with Record Renewable Energy Capacity of 2,018 MW Built

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WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

WindEurope welcomes today’s State of the Energy Union address from Maroš Šef?ovi?, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “The Commission has reinforced its clear commitment to the energy transition in Europe with renewables at its heart. The Clean Energy Package is the … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

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Rosatom pushes into wind energy in Russia

Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom said on Tuesday that it was joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture, hoping to tap a domestic market worth billions of euros each year. The Russian government wants wind energy to generate two percent of the country’s electricity output by 2024, and Rosatom already has a … Continue reading Rosatom pushes into wind energy in Russia

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Nordex Group acquires SSP Technology

The Nordex Group is acquiring SSP Technology A/S, a developer and manufacturer of rotor blade moulds and the holder of numerous patents for the production processes for this component. The acquisition includes IP rights, around 70 employees and the facilities with a floor area of some 10,000 square metres in Kirkeby (Denmark).   With this … Continue reading Nordex Group acquires SSP Technology

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Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has reached two gigawatts (GW) installed capacity in the UK. Senvion crosses this milestone with the installation of the first turbine at the Dunsland Cross wind farm, owned by an investment fund advised by Temporis Capital LLP, located in Devon. Senvion UK Ltd celebrated the one gigawatt … Continue reading Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

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Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

A contract for assembling pioneering suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has helped safeguard around 35 jobs and create up to another 105 positions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne after being awarded to Smulders Projects. The company will carry out the work on the 11 foundations at its Wallsend-based manufacturing facility which Smulders … Continue reading Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

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The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

REVE The Home Depot® today announced its first major investment in a wind-powered renewable energy project. The energy purchased from the wind farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores for a year while also providing $150,000 in local community benefits. The Los Mirasoles Wind Farm, owned and operated by EDP Renewables North America, … Continue reading The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

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India stands fourth in wind power installation

India’s renewable energy sector is undergoing transformation with a target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity to be reached by 2022. India has attained the fourth position globally in installed wind power capacity after China, US and Germany as a result of various steps in the “right” direction, the Economic Survey said today. With … Continue reading India stands fourth in wind power installation

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Senvion announces framework agreement for up to 216 MW in Portugal

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced the signature of a framework contract with EDP Renewables in Portugal totaling up to 216 megawatts (MW). The agreement will include wind turbines from the Senvion MM and 3.XM series and the contract is valid until the end of 2019. This framework contract also includes … Continue reading Senvion announces framework agreement for up to 216 MW in Portugal

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Cathie Associates commits to US offshore wind energy

Leading offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, have formed a US entity: Cathie Associates Inc in Boston, Massachusetts. The move is part of the company’s plans for international expansion and will enable them to serve offshore wind development in the USA. David Cathie, CEO and founder of the international consultancy commented: “We have … Continue reading Cathie Associates commits to US offshore wind energy

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Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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