Category Archives: Wind Energy

China’s wind power capacity trebling to 347 GW by 2025

China’s wind power capacity is projected to treble to 347.2 GW by 2025 from 115.6 GW in 2014, an increase that seems rather unimpressive when compared with the nearly twenty-fold jump since 2007.   Harshavardhan Reddy Nagatham, GlobalData’s analyst covering renewable energy, explains this slowdown “with the inability of China’s underdeveloped electrical grid to accommodate … Continue reading China’s wind power capacity trebling to 347 GW by 2025

Continue reading

Alstom wins Brazilian wind power connection deal

Alstom has been awarded a turnkey contract worth around €100m ($110m) to integrate wind farms into Brazil’s transmission grid.   The wind farms are located at the southernmost tip of Brazil at Rio Grande do Sul State. The contract has been awarded by from Eletrosul Centrais Electricas and the project is due for commercial operation … Continue reading Alstom wins Brazilian wind power connection deal

Continue reading

Construction begins on 185 MW wind farm in Maine

Construction has begun on a wind farm in Bingham that is anticipated to be the state’s largest wind energy project.   SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy company, today announced that is has secured financing for and started construction on the Bingham Wind project in Maine. The 185-megawatt (MW) wind project is expected … Continue reading Construction begins on 185 MW wind farm in Maine

Continue reading

Offshore wind farm Westermost Rough officially inaugurated with Siemens wind turbines

The offshore wind power plant Westermost Rough was officially inaugurated. Consisting of 35 Siemens wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, this project is the first to use these wind turbines on a large scale in a commercial project. Owner is a joint venture between DONG … Continue reading Offshore wind farm Westermost Rough officially inaugurated with Siemens wind turbines

Continue reading

Siemens to open plant to turn electricity from wind energy into hydrogen

Siemens will on Thursday start an energy project to convert wind power into hydrogen for re-use as a general fuel or in natural gas pipelines.   Siemens’ electrolysis plant in Mainz is based on Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology, which allows the capture and storage of electricity into hydrogen. It said the plant can process … Continue reading Siemens to open plant to turn electricity from wind energy into hydrogen

Continue reading

Wind energy: Suzlon has already installed 10,000 wind turbines

The Suzlon Group on Wednesday said it has installed its 10,000th wind turbine generator during the first half of 2015. “Suzlon Group… announced a significant milestone achievement of installing its 10,000th WTG (wind turbine generator) during the first half of 2015,” the company said in a release. “Suzlon has come a long way since its … Continue reading Wind energy: Suzlon has already installed 10,000 wind turbines

Continue reading

Jordan signs 13 deals to build solar power and wind energy plants

The government announced Tuesday that it signed 13 agreements to build several wind energy and solar power plants with a total capacity of 317 megawatts.   The projects, expected to be operational in 2018, will boost the country’s reliance on renewable energy, Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif said in a statement sent to The Jordan Times. … Continue reading Jordan signs 13 deals to build solar power and wind energy plants

Continue reading

Alterra Power and Starwood Energy secure loan facility for the Shannon Wind Energy Project

Alterra Power Corp. and Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC are pleased to announce the completion of a $287 million construction loan facility (all amounts USD) for the 204 MW Shannon wind energy project. The facility was supplied by affiliates of Citi, Santander Bank, N.A. and the Royal Bank of Canada, and consists of a $212 … Continue reading Alterra Power and Starwood Energy secure loan facility for the Shannon Wind Energy Project

Continue reading

Wind power in Maine: Vestas 47 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 47 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines to power the Bingham wind farm in Somerset County, Maine.   The total size of the Bingham project will be 185 MW, including components ordered from Vestas previously.  At 185 MW, Bingham will be largest wind energy … Continue reading Wind power in Maine: Vestas 47 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Continue reading

Wind energy in Texas: Vestas 83 V117-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) has placed a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 83 V117-3.3 MW wind turbines to supply a wind power plant in Texas.   The total capacity of the project, including equipment previously purchased from Vestas, will be 300 MW.  When complete, this installation will be the largest V117-3.3 … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Vestas 83 V117-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Continue reading

How wind power can help Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

Puerto Rico recently announced that it cannot pay its debt, which the island has accumulated in part due to its heavy reliance on expensive, imported petroleum for electricity. According to CNN Money, “At the center of Puerto Rico’s debt problems is PREPA, the island’s energy subsidiary.” The utility must soon make a $400 million debt … Continue reading How wind power can help Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

Continue reading

Kazakhstan’s energy consumption to double by 2035

The International Energy Agency forecasts the energy consumption of Kazakhstan to double by 2035, Tomasz Telma, Regional Director of the International Finance Corporation for Europe and Central Asia, said at a seminar on the application of best international practices to the development of renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan last week.   Kazakhstan is among 10 … Continue reading Kazakhstan’s energy consumption to double by 2035

Continue reading

Vestas has received a firm order in the USA for 54 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

Additional information about the project: Customer: Undisclosed at the customer’s request. Project name: Undisclosed at the customer’s request. Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 108 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 54 x V110-2.0 MW turbines Contract type: Supply-only Contract scope: The contract includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five-year customised … Continue reading Vestas has received a firm order in the USA for 54 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

Continue reading

U.S. commits to 20 percent non-hydro renewables by 2030

The United States and Brazil announced in a joint statement today that both countries would increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources other than hydropower to 20 percent by 2030. “The U.S. wind energy industry applauds the administration’s latest commitment today to increase renewable energy in America,” stated AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We … Continue reading U.S. commits to 20 percent non-hydro renewables by 2030

Continue reading

Ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project set for Thursday

The wind energy project will have 365 wind turbines on a 40,000 acre piece land in Turkana. The project has a 20yr power purchase agreement with Kenya Power. About 163 engineers both local foreign will implement the project together with 630 local workers. The ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project is set for … Continue reading Ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project set for Thursday

Continue reading

Russia planning 40 MW wind farm with North Korea

RAO Energy System East, the largest supplier of electricity and heating in the Russia’s Far East, is planning to build four wind farms totaling 40 megawatts on both sides of the Russian-North Korean border.   Two wind farms will be built in the Russian Primorye region, just north of the border with North Korea, as … Continue reading Russia planning 40 MW wind farm with North Korea

Continue reading

Wind energy in Indiana: New $375M wind farm dedicated

A state lawmaker says a newly dedicated $375 million wind farm is the largest economic development project to date in an eastern Indiana county.   Republican state Rep. Greg Beumer hosted Monday’s dedication for the new Headwaters Wind Farm at his farm in the Randolph County town of Modoc. One of the 100 wind turbines … Continue reading Wind energy in Indiana: New $375M wind farm dedicated

Continue reading

Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind power plant

Finnish wind energy production company Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy has placed an order with Vestas for its Nik-karinkaarto wind power project in Raahe, Finland.   The delivery consists of 10 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 137 meters. The order includes installation and commissioning as well as an Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 … Continue reading Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind power plant

Continue reading

Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

Between January and June renewable energy in Spain produced 42.7% of the electricity in Spain: wind power 21.7%, 2.1% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.2%. The production of wind power totaled 2,889 GWh, up 11.8% from the same period last year, and has made 14.1% of total production. In June, the generation from renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

Continue reading