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UMass Amherst Engineers Developing Multiline Anchor System for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

A team of researchers that includes two engineers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines that uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in industrial-scale, offshore wind farms. Civil and environmental … Continue reading UMass Amherst Engineers Developing Multiline Anchor System for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

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Wind Prospect secures first Zambian contract

Wind Prospect Africa (Pty) Ltd has embarked on its supply and services contract for Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) in Zambia, following contract award in November 2015. This success represents Wind Prospect’s first project in Zambia and is in line with the company’s strategy of expanding into further African countries. The client, KGRTC, is … Continue reading Wind Prospect secures first Zambian contract

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Third call-off from frame contract for Nordex in Finland

Nordex’ customer steps up the pace in Finland. The Finnish asset management company Taaleri, formerly named Taaleritehdas, has now called down the third and so far largest project from the recent frame contract with Nordex, which is financed from the fund Taaleritehtan tuulitehdas II. The manufacturer will be installing 13 N131/3000 turbines for the “Kivivaara” … Continue reading Third call-off from frame contract for Nordex in Finland

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Who is having the most impact?

The wind energy industry made significant advancements over the past year, with the United States continuing to lead the world in wind energy production, Iowa generating over 31 percent of its electricity from wind and lawmakers in Oregon raising their RPS target to 50 percent. Congress also passed a multi-year Production Tax Credit and Investment … Continue reading Who is having the most impact?

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Creating more American wind energy helps us keep promises

This commentary originally appeared in The Hill. It was co-authored by Roberta Combs, president of the Christian Coalition, and Michele Combs, president and founder of Young Conservatives for Energy Reform. When you turn your lights on at home, how often do you think about your family, your children or your children’s children? For more and … Continue reading Creating more American wind energy helps us keep promises

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China leads the global direct drive wind turbine market

The global direct drive (gearless) wind turbines market is expected to witness sustained growth in the next decade as plant managers focus on enhancing operational efficiency and reducing maintenance costs. The adoption of gearless wind turbines will be strongest in Asia Pacific, fueled by increasing installations in China. Globally, China is expected to remain the … Continue reading China leads the global direct drive wind turbine market

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Senvion sets price range for private placement between EUR 20.00 and EUR 23.50 per share

Senvion is offering up to 29.9 million shares from the holdings of the existing shareholders in the private placement, including potential over-allotments of 3.9 million shares (15% of the base offer of 26.0 million shares). The placement price per share and the final number of shares to be sold are expected to be determined, based … Continue reading Senvion sets price range for private placement between EUR 20.00 and EUR 23.50 per share

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Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty. The Wind Power Poland 2016 event is organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and is supported by EWEA. GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland’s wind … Continue reading Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

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UK’s offshore wind power project pipeline further strengthened

The Crown Estate has announced agreements with offshore wind developers ScottishPower Renewables, Vattenfall and DONG Energy, which have reconfigured or identified new projects within their respective Round 3 offshore wind development zones. Since the award of zone agreements in 2009, developers have had exclusive rights to areas of UK seabed to identify the best locations … Continue reading UK’s offshore wind power project pipeline further strengthened

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Opportunities for women in wind power on the rise

As wind power ramps up, installing more new electricity generating capacity than other energy source last year, so are new opportunities for jobs and leadership positions for women in the U.S. wind energy industry. These changes will be reflected at this year’s WINDPOWER 2016 in New Orleans from May 23 to May 26, as women … Continue reading Opportunities for women in wind power on the rise

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Megawatt Madness: Choose your favorite clean energy site

Iberdrola Renewables just kicked off its second annual Megawatt Madness campaign, giving wind power supporters across the country a chance to choose their favorite renewable power site. Based on a website-based bracket, Megawatt Madness participants vote based on images, descriptions and facts about Iberdrola renewable energy installations in all corners of the U.S. Make sure … Continue reading Megawatt Madness: Choose your favorite clean energy site

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India to add 3 gigawatts wind energy in 2016

With the Central government setting in place a target of generation of 60,000 MW wind energy by 2022, many independent power producers and other wind energy players are awaiting the new policy guidelines by the ministry of renewable energy, which are to be finalised soon.   They feel that if the policy is in the … Continue reading India to add 3 gigawatts wind energy in 2016

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Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the Oregon state senate approved a bill that would increase Oregon’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) to 50 percent, while phasing coal out of the state’s electricity mix. Having already passed the house, the bill will now be sent to Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it into law. The measure firmly … Continue reading Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

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The Inexorable Shift of the U.S. Power Sector

David Littell served as a commissioner of the Maine Public Utilities Commission from 2010 to 2015, participating in the resolution of more than 2,000 cases involving energy efficiency, distributed generation, ratemaking, rate design, and consumer protection issues. He’s now a Principal at the Regulatory Assistance Project. This blog originally appeared on the Regulatory Assistance Project’s … Continue reading The Inexorable Shift of the U.S. Power Sector

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Commissioning of three new wind farms in the United Kingdom

As part of its continuing expansion in the United Kingdom, EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of Park Spring (8.5 MW), Burnhead Moss (26 MW) and Rhodders (12.3 MW) by its local subsidiary EDF Energy Renewables, a joint venture with EDF Energy. In Scotland, the Rhodders and Burnhead Moss wind farms are respectively located in … Continue reading Commissioning of three new wind farms in the United Kingdom

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Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the Oregon state senate approved a bill that would increase Oregon’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) to 50 percent, while phasing coal out of the state’s electricity mix. Having already passed the house, the bill will now be sent to Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it into law. The measure firmly … Continue reading Oregon decides to go 50 percent renewable energy

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Wind power hails Oregon’s move toward 50 percent renewable energy

American wind power hailed Oregon’s bipartisan decision to raise the state renewable energy law to 50 percent renewables by 2040. The new state law doubles Oregon’s access to renewable energy, putting the state on the path to cut costs, keep the lights on, and create cleaner air.   The new state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) … Continue reading Wind power hails Oregon’s move toward 50 percent renewable energy

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Wind power pumps billions into U.S. economy

Not only does growing wind power provide clean, affordable electricity, it also injects massive amounts of capital into our economy. Recently released data quantify just how much: $128 billion over the last decade. Over the last five years, the average has totaled $13 billion annually. Let’s put these numbers into context: $13 billion each year … Continue reading Wind power pumps billions into U.S. economy

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