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New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement from Tom Vinson, Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, in response to a new study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat: “The wind industry is confident that the conservation measures we have put in place and those in the pipeline can prevent the … Continue reading New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

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#iheartwind 2017 comes to a close

Thank you to everyone who participated in #iheartwind 2017! We saw a number of great responses and participation. Check out these numbers: Nearly 1,500 Twitter and Instagram posts tagged with #iheartwind A reach of over 1.8 million people Over 11 million impressions on Twitter and Instagram That’s a lot of people who love wind power! … Continue reading #iheartwind 2017 comes to a close

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The Economist embraces renewables

In this week’s cover story, The Economist thoughtfully argues for expanded use of renewable energy, noting that, “It is no longer far-fetched to think that the world is entering an era of clean, unlimited and cheap power. About time, too.” The Economist also correctly advocates for greater use of market mechanisms to increase the efficiency … Continue reading The Economist embraces renewables

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WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

The award reflects the outstanding contribution our 450 members make to our Association. It’s our members who build, supply, finance and operate Europe’s wind farms – which now deliver over 10% of Europe’s electricity. They also inform the work we do: engaging governments; organising trade fairs and other events; coordinating the publicly-funded R&D; and compiling and … Continue reading WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

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Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

Denmark produced 70 GWh from onshore wind and 27 GWh from offshore. That’s the equivalent of powering 10 million EU households. Germany was the second-best performing country meeting 52% of its demand from wind, followed by Ireland with 42%. Wind power in the EU as whole covered almost 19% of the bloc’s electricity needs. Take … Continue reading Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

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Nordex SE expects almost stable margin despite lower revenue in 2017

During a review of the budget for the financial year 2017 and the medium-term target 2018, the Management Board of Nordex SE (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) concluded today that revenue this year is likely to amount to 3.1 to 3.3 billion Euros. Reduced expectations for business in certain core markets are the reasons for a lower revenue … Continue reading Nordex SE expects almost stable margin despite lower revenue in 2017

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Wind energy powering up in western Ukraine

Maksym Kozytskyy’s business changes with the wind. When it blows strongly, his wind farms in western Ukraine produce more energy and earn him more money. His first wind farm, in the town of Staryi Sambir in Lviv Oblast, which has four wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 13.2 megawatts. Roman Voloshchak, a power … Continue reading Wind energy powering up in western Ukraine

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What happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life?

Have you ever wondered what happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life? You might be curious – there’s more than 52,000 utility-scale wind turbines operating in the U.S. today, providing enough power for 24 million American homes every year. Let’s take a look. Durable, long-lasting machines Wind turbines have long life … Continue reading What happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life?

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Gamesa reports €301 million profit in 2016 (+77%)

Gamesa obtained €301 million in net profit in 2016, a 77% increase year-on-year, due to higher sales (record revenues of €4,612 million, +31.6%) and rising profitability, with a 10.4% EBIT margin. The company also concluded 2016 with a record order book, having taken in 4,687 MW1 in orders in the year, and cash flow (€423 … Continue reading Gamesa reports €301 million profit in 2016 (+77%)

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Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

Researchers force injecting offshore wind power into the U.S. electrical grid. This is to reduce pollution and costs from fossil fuel resources. Researchers believe that it would be much beneficial if large amounts of offshore wind power will be injected into the U.S. electrical grid. According to Science Daily, the use of offshore wind power … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power At the U.S. Grid Will Replace Fossil Fuel Resources

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GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Juhl Energy to supply equipment for the first integrated solar-wind hybrid power project to be located Red Lake Falls, in the US state of Minnesota. The hybrid solar-wind design has the ability to produce power under situations of peak summer times and also during winters when winds are … Continue reading GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

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The opportunities are limitless

Regular readers of our blog know we love to talk about the 500 U.S. factories that build wind-related parts. And how over 100,000 Americans work in wind, with over a quarter of these jobs in manufacturing. But what’s even better is when we get to attach real faces to these numbers. Blake Kasper, Quality Supervisor … Continue reading The opportunities are limitless

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Prysmian to provide submarine power cable links for offshore wind farms in France

Prysmian, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, has been awarded a contract worth more than € 300 million with Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) to develop submarine cable links to connect three planned offshore wind farms to the mainland power grid in France. The three projects, Fécamp, Calvados and Saint Nazaire, are … Continue reading Prysmian to provide submarine power cable links for offshore wind farms in France

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Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

92 trade associations have signed a Joint Declaration in the run-up to the Competitiveness Council calling on the EU to strengthen its industry strategy. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker marked the reindustrialisation of Europe as a priority to ensure the EU remains a competitive global power as other countries including China, India and the USA … Continue reading Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

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Boskalis subsidiary VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for EnBW Hohe See OWF

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that its subsidiary VBMS has been awarded an inter-array cabling contract with a value of approximately EUR 80 million by EnBW Hohe See GmbH & Co.KG for the 500 MW EnBW Hohe See Offshore Wind Farm. The contract includes the supply, installation and burial as well as termination and … Continue reading Boskalis subsidiary VBMS awarded inter-array cabling contract for EnBW Hohe See OWF

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Iberdrola installs the first wind turbine in the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

The company has successfully installed the first of the 70 wind turbines of the wind farm, meeting the demanding deadlines the company had previously agreed. Iberdrola has successfully installed the first of the 70 wind turbines of the Wikinger offshore wind farm, a renewable energy infrastructure that the company has developed in the German waters … Continue reading Iberdrola installs the first wind turbine in the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

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Vestas Returns to No. 1 Spot in Global Wind Turbine Supplier Ranking in 2016

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today released FTI Intelligence’s preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), which found Danish manufacturer Vestas reclaimed the title as the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines in 2016. /EIN News/ — These rankings will be published in the Global Wind Market Update ? Demand … Continue reading Vestas Returns to No. 1 Spot in Global Wind Turbine Supplier Ranking in 2016

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GE to sell 82 wind turbines to wind power complex in Brazil

General Electric Co agreed to supply 82 turbines to Brazil’s CER (Companhia de Energias Renováveis), which is building a wind power complex in the country, GE’s Latin America head for wind power, Jean-Claude Robert, told Reuters on Monday.   The wind power turbines will be used in a project with total generation capacity of 205 … Continue reading GE to sell 82 wind turbines to wind power complex in Brazil

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Offshore wind farms in Taiwan

ITPEnergised (ITPE), Ramboll and BMT Asia Pacific (BMT) have partnered since mid-2014 to provide Taiwan’s offshore wind industry with a series of guidelines for future developments around the island. The group of consultants have now delivered their third, and final, phase of guidelines to the local Taiwanese industry. Funded by Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy, Ministry … Continue reading Offshore wind farms in Taiwan

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Senvion signs order for over 300 MW in Australia

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for the 25 turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59 turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.   Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: “We are … Continue reading Senvion signs order for over 300 MW in Australia

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