Category Archives: Wind Energy

Acciona Windpower opens a service center for wind farms contracted in northeast Brazil

ACCIONA Windpower, the ACCIONA Group subsidiary that designs and manufactures wind turbines, has created a Wind Power Service Center in the city of Mossoró to service wind farms located in northeast Brazil, where the company has signed contracts for the supply of 264 turbines totaling 792 MW overall capacity. The center, located in one of … Continue reading Acciona Windpower opens a service center for wind farms contracted in northeast Brazil

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Don’t be fooled by misleading studies on Clean Power Plan

It seems like a different study attacking the EPA’s Clean Power Plan pops up in the media every other week. But many of these studies are riddled with flaws and funded by competing energy interests, so media and the public should think twice before repeating their claims. A new briefing from the Energy & Policy Institute (EPI) … Continue reading Don’t be fooled by misleading studies on Clean Power Plan

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AMSC Receives $40 Million Follow-On Order From Inox Wind

AMSC (NASDAQ:AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, today announced that it has received an approximately $40 million order for wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) from Inox Wind Limited, part of India’s Inox Group of Companies. AMSC expects to begin shipments under this new order during the second quarter … Continue reading AMSC Receives $40 Million Follow-On Order From Inox Wind

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Offshore High Voltage Stations successfully installed at the Gemini Wind Farm

Van Oord has successfully installed the two Offshore High Voltage Stations (OHVS) and first 77 transition pieces at the Dutch Gemini Wind Park. The realisation of the large offshore wind project construction is proceeding as planned. The OHVS installations were built in Hoboken, Belgium, and transported to Eemshaven. Deploying a heavy lift vessel, the 2,500-tonne … Continue reading Offshore High Voltage Stations successfully installed at the Gemini Wind Farm

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Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar Energy, Wind Power, IEA Says

The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, narrowing the gap with power generated from fossil fuels and nuclear reactors, according to the International Energy Agency. “The costs of renewable technologies — in particular solar photovoltaic — have declined significantly over the past … Continue reading Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar Energy, Wind Power, IEA Says

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China’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbines Starts Operation

China’s largest set of onshore wind turbines has started operation in a demonstration area for renewable energy in north China’s Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. The unit is capable of generating up to 120,000 kilowatt hours of electricity daily, enough for 10s of thousands of households. The capacity of the new generator unit is 3.3 times … Continue reading China’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbines Starts Operation

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Letter by AWEA’s John Anderson fact checks Robert Bryce

The following letter was published in the August 28 edition of the Wall Street Journal letters section. No industry takes wildlife impacts more seriously than the wind industry Regarding Robert Bryce’s “Obama’s Wind-Energy Lobby Gets Blown Away” (op-ed, Aug. 19): Mr. Bryce distorts the facts about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s eagle permit program. … Continue reading Letter by AWEA’s John Anderson fact checks Robert Bryce

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Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The Tohkoja project order comprises 22 V117-3.3 MW turbines, equipped with the Vestas De-icing System.  The order includes delivery, installation, and a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Delivery of the turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of … Continue reading Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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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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