Category Archives: Wind Energy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Suhail Bahwan Group invest in wind energy startup Altaeros Energies

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (“MHI”) and the Suhail Bahwan Group (“SBG”) have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to support the design and production of its Buoyant Airborne Turbine (“BAT”) renewable energy and communication platform. MHI and SBG bring deep strategic expertise in developing and executing large technology projects for industrial and government … Continue reading Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Suhail Bahwan Group invest in wind energy startup Altaeros Energies

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Wind energy in Germany: Vestas receives 26 MW order for citizen-owned wind farm

Windpark Kirchberg GmbH & Co.KG has placed an order of eight V126-3.3 MW for a 26.4 MW wind park in Baden Wurttemberg. With over 90 percent share, local citizens will own a larger share of this wind park than any other in southern Germany. Vestas entered the German market in 1986. Since then, the company … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany: Vestas receives 26 MW order for citizen-owned wind farm

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LEEDCo takes next step for Icebreaker offshore wind power project

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that the Icebreaker offshore wind project planned for the Ohio waters of Lake Erie will utilize an innovative foundation design developed in Europe. Mono Bucket foundations, developed by Denmark-based Universal Foundation (UF), will significantly reduce installation costs for the pilot project compared to the modified monopile … Continue reading LEEDCo takes next step for Icebreaker offshore wind power project

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Wind energy in Brazil: WindSim Launches New Subsidiary

WindSim AS, a pioneer and leading provider of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) based wind modelling software and services technology used during the wind project life cycle from early site identification, energy optimization, site suitability, power forecasting to post construction assessment, today announced an expansion of its global operations with the upcoming opening of a new … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: WindSim Launches New Subsidiary

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Wind power in Finland: WPD to start 72.6 MW wind farm

WPD is set to commence construction of the 72.6MW Tohkoja wind farm in Finland. The Tohkoja wind farm, which is the company’s third project in the country, will be backed by wpd equity, the Commerzbank and the Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale.   Featuring 22 wind turbines, the project is planned to be completed in December. WPD … Continue reading Wind power in Finland: WPD to start 72.6 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in India: Vestas 20 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 20 V110-2.0 MW turbines for a wind power plant in Gujarat State, India.   The order for the Khambaliya project is an extension of an existing contract with Powerica Ltd., a rising power solutions provider in India. Among the 40 MW for this project, 12 MW … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Vestas 20 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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EDF Renewable Energy Acquires OwnEnergy

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) today announced that it has closed the acquisition of OwnEnergy, Inc. (OwnEnergy) – a national developer of mid-sized wind projects. The transaction encompasses 100% of OwnEnergy’s assets, including its pipeline of future wind projects. Since its founding in 2007, OwnEnergy has demonstrated its acumen to build partnerships with individuals, companies … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Acquires OwnEnergy

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Suzlon completes wind power project for NSE

Wind turbine maker Suzlon has completed 6.25 MW wind power project for country’s leading bourse National Stock Exchange (NSE). Suzlon Group was the technical partner for supply and commissioning of the project. The project completion is a milestone achievement for NSE and Suzlon since it is India’s first Stock Exchange to deploy wind energy to … Continue reading Suzlon completes wind power project for NSE

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President Obama promotes American wind power at Clean Energy Summit

August 25, 2015 “I’m all for consumers saving money,” President Obama said Aug. 24 in Las Vegas, citing evidence that clean energy has become cheaper than ever. Americans are choosing wind and solar “not because they’re tree huggers, but because they’re cost-cutters,” he said. “They like saving money.” The president delivered his remarks as part … Continue reading President Obama promotes American wind power at Clean Energy Summit

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New wind power plant under test in Azerbaijan

State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources conducts test trials on a new wind plant Yeni Yashma, the agency reported. “As of today, simultaneous testing of 18 of the total 20 turbines of the power plant is underway. After completion of the tests and their connection to the overall power grid, the station will … Continue reading New wind power plant under test in Azerbaijan

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First U.S.-Mexico cross-border wind farm inaugurated in Tecate, Baja California

The Governor of Baja California, Francisco Vega de la Madrid, along with Dr. Luis Videgaray, the Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, and Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, the Mexican Secretary of Energy, presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the first U.S.-Mexico cross-border wind farm, which cost approximately US$300 million to build and is supplying energy … Continue reading First U.S.-Mexico cross-border wind farm inaugurated in Tecate, Baja California

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Iran signs German investment contract to launch wind farm using 30 wind turbines

Iran and a German investing company have signed a contract for launching a wind farm in the Arvand Free Zone in southwestern Iran. The wind farm is to give an annual output of 130 thousand MW/h electricity using 30 wind turbines, Esmail Zamani, CEO of Arvand Free Zone said, IRIB news agency reported August 22. … Continue reading Iran signs German investment contract to launch wind farm using 30 wind turbines

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Wind power in Pakistan: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

Nordex SE has obtained another order in Pakistan. The manufacturer is supplying 20 N100/2500 turbines with a total capacity of 50 megawatts for the Gul Ahmed wind farm. The owner of this project is a new customer, Gul Ahmed Wind Power Limited, a subsidiary of Gul Ahmed Energy Limited. The wind farm is situated in … Continue reading Wind power in Pakistan: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in Uruguay: Vestas receives 50 MW wind farm order

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order of 15 wind turbines V117-3.3 MW for the Florida II wind power project in Uruguay’s department of Florida. The order is placed by Glymont S.A., a project company jointly owned by Akuo Energy and Eurus Energy America, and comprises 15 V117-3.3 MW turbines, which are well-suited for … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: Vestas receives 50 MW wind farm order

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Wind power industry and U.S. agencies team up for joint safety training

At a Suzlon training facility near Chicago this week, American wind power professionals from across the country were joined by government agency experts  for a battery of drills to promote safety in the fast-growing industry. Thirty-two safety professionals from two federal agencies – the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the … Continue reading Wind power industry and U.S. agencies team up for joint safety training

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Wind energy industry and U.S. agencies team up for joint safety training

Professionals from across the wind industry were joined by government agency experts this week at a Suzlon training facility near Chicago for a battery of drills to promote safety in the fast-growing industry. Thirty-two safety professionals from two federal agencies – the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of … Continue reading Wind energy industry and U.S. agencies team up for joint safety training

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Siemens Wins Wind power Order for $182 Million Australian Wind Farm

Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, won an order to supply 100 megawatts of wind turbines to a A$250 million ($182 million) wind farm in Australia.   Siemens will supply 32 of its systems to Neoen Australia Pty Ltd. for its wind farm in Hornsdale in the country’s south, the Munich-based company said Thursday in … Continue reading Siemens Wins Wind power Order for $182 Million Australian Wind Farm

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