Category Archives: Wind Energy

First wind power achieved at Blauwwind wind farm

The first of over 825,000 Dutch households is now receiving clean electricity from the Borssele III/IV offshore wind energy project as first power is flowing to the Dutch grid. As of today, the 731.5 MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm has achieved first power, a result of close collaboration between the Blauwwind project partners and … Continue reading First wind power achieved at Blauwwind wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa leads drive for maximum blade testing efficiency

Siemens Gamesa’s blade test center in Aalborg, Denmark, home of the world’s largest test stand, is the first non-commercial inhouse blade test facility in the world to gain IECRE approval. The approval was granted in the highest level required (stage (4) with a high independency of certification bodies. Many external independent test laboratories are IECRE … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa leads drive for maximum blade testing efficiency

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Nordex Group receives revolving syndicated loan of EUR 350 million

Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured a revolving syndicated line of credit of € 350 million under the federal government’s loan guarantee program with the participation of the states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. “With this line of credit, we are protecting the company from the effects on our operating business and the remaining uncertainties … Continue reading Nordex Group receives revolving syndicated loan of EUR 350 million

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Wind workforce webinar series to kick off #AmericanWindWeek 2020

Pursuing a career in the wind energy industry is a bet on a brighter, cleaner tomorrow. To help both industry employers recruit the best and brightest as well as provide students with the essential resources to set them on a path toward a rewarding career in the wind energy workforce, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory … Continue reading Wind workforce webinar series to kick off #AmericanWindWeek 2020

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Hoya de Lucas wind farm is approved

The Council of the Government of the Canary Islands, at the proposal of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, today agreed to execute the decree called ‘Hoya de Lucas Wind Farm Modified Project’ promoted by Disa Tenerife Eólica , in the municipality … Continue reading Hoya de Lucas wind farm is approved

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UK Government announces plans to quadruple offshore wind power by 2030

The UK Government will conduct a review of current energy infrastructure at sea as it sets its sights on expanding offshore wind energy. Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced the move, which aims to the help the UK increase offshore wind power from 10 GW to 40 GW by 2030. It’s claimed the improvement could help … Continue reading UK Government announces plans to quadruple offshore wind power by 2030

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AES Tietê signs the acquisition of 178 MW of wind power from J. Malucelli in Brazil

AES Tietê acquired for R $ 650 million from J. Malucelli Energia the total participation in the Brasventos Eolo wind farms (formerly King of the Winds 1), King of the Winds 3 and Miassaba 3, which make up the Ventus Wind Complex.The units have an installed capacity of 187 megawatts (MW), with 100% contracted operation … Continue reading AES Tietê signs the acquisition of 178 MW of wind power from J. Malucelli in Brazil

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Iberdrola wins the battle for Australian wind energy company Infigen

Iberdrola has obtained control of the renewable company Infigen. The Spanish energy company has reached a percentage of 52.75% of the capital two days before the end of the period of acceptance of the offer and deals the final blow in the battle that it has maintained with UAC Energy Holdings (UAC), a company controlled … Continue reading Iberdrola wins the battle for Australian wind energy company Infigen

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Solar, wind energy are best alternatives to fossil fuel in Oman

A study conducted by researchers of the Department of Geography, College of Arts and Social Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has found that both solar radiation and wind are promising and substantial renewable energy alternatives to fossil fuel resources in Oman. The study entitled, ‘Exploring the potential of solar, tidal, and wind energy resources … Continue reading Solar, wind energy are best alternatives to fossil fuel in Oman

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Vestas first to reach 100 GW of wind turbines under service, paving the way for more sustainable, cost-competitive, and reliable energy

Renewables are on track to become the foundation of the global energy system, and the service of wind turbines is consequently playing an ever-increasing part in ensuring the sustainable, cost-competitive, and reliable energy supply we need to create a sustainable planet for future generations. With more than 100 GW of wind turbines under service, Vestas … Continue reading Vestas first to reach 100 GW of wind turbines under service, paving the way for more sustainable, cost-competitive, and reliable energy

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China poised to power huge growth in global offshore wind energy

The world’s offshore wind farm capacity could grow eightfold by the end of the decade powered by a clean energy surge led by China, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). A new industry report has revealed stronger than expected growth for the offshore wind industry, which could reach 234GW by 2030, from a … Continue reading China poised to power huge growth in global offshore wind energy

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China’s Wind Investment Strong Till 2022; SOEs Lead Solar Development

Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong/Shanghai-06 August 2020: Connection deadlines to secure wind-power subsidies are likely to boost investment by Chinese power generators (gencos) in 2020-2021, says Fitch Ratings. Meanwhile, state-owned gencos are set to lead greenfield solar development to diversify their fuel mix, which we expect will reverse the segment’s dominance by private gencos. The high investments … Continue reading China’s Wind Investment Strong Till 2022; SOEs Lead Solar Development

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Enerfín has 700 MW in wind energy projects in Brazil

Pioneer in wind power generation in Brazil, with the implementation of the first wind farms in Osório, in Rio Grande do Sul, since 2006, Enerfín, from the Spanish group Elecnor, is confident in the expansion of wind power and currently has more than 700 MW in wind projects at different stages of development.On Friday, the … Continue reading Enerfín has 700 MW in wind energy projects in Brazil

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GE Research Uses Summit Supercomputer for Groundbreaking Study on Wind Power

U.S. Department of Energy grants GE supercomputer access at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. GE Research will accelerate new advancements in wind power supporting renewable energy.Project insights will bolster the DOE’s leadership in exascale computing for clean power through collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). GE scientists have been authorized by the … Continue reading GE Research Uses Summit Supercomputer for Groundbreaking Study on Wind Power

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Goldwind to supply wind turbines for W.A. hybrid renewables project

Goldwind is set to supply turbines to a solar, wind, battery and gas hybrid project, being developed for the Western Australian town of Esperance that will meet half of the town’s electricity needs. Goldwind will supply the project with two 4.5 megawatt wind turbines, that will join 4 megawatts of solar generation capacity, a 5.5MW/1.9MWh … Continue reading Goldwind to supply wind turbines for W.A. hybrid renewables project

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Assembling offshore wind turbines

The United States offshore wind energy industry is growing, with planned commitments to build 26 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind projects along the East Coast from now through 2035. This is the clean power equivalent of 26 nuclear power plants, or roughly 10 times the average electric energy used by the entire state of Delaware. … Continue reading Assembling offshore wind turbines

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Wind power generation in July reached 4,121 GWh with 17.1% of production in Spain

Wind energy generation with wind turbines in July reached 4,121 GWh, 19.8% more than the same period last year, and accounted for 17.1% of national production, according to data provided by Red Eléctrica de España ( REE). From January to July, wind farm production covered 20.8% of demand. REE has published the electricity demand corresponding … Continue reading Wind power generation in July reached 4,121 GWh with 17.1% of production in Spain

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First tender under new Irish support scheme awards 19 wind farms

Ireland’s Transmission System Operator EirGrid has reported the results of the first auction round under the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1). The RESS-1 auction system is comprised of three different auction pots: a first pot for solar projects only, a second pot is for community projects and a third pot, the so-called “general pot” … Continue reading First tender under new Irish support scheme awards 19 wind farms

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Vestas becomes first renewable energy manufacturer with verified climate targets in line with 1.5°C scenario

As a leading renewable energy company, Vestas is proud to announce that the Science Based Targets Initiative[1] (SBTi) has validated our greenhouse gas reduction targets and confirmed them as in line with the levels required to keep global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Vestas is the first … Continue reading Vestas becomes first renewable energy manufacturer with verified climate targets in line with 1.5°C scenario

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AWEA’s September conferences go virtual

The Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment and Wind Project Siting and Environmental events have moved online. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced that the Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference and Wind Project Siting and Environmental Conference will be held virtually this September. AWEA is focused on reconstructing these events to … Continue reading AWEA’s September conferences go virtual

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