Category Archives: Wind Energy

Vietnam holds huge growth potential for wind energy

Speaking at the conference on wind energy held by the Danish Embassy, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong said that with a coastline of over 2,300 kilometers, the country is in a good position to develop the wind power sector. The Government has taken a couple of policy steps to spur clean … Continue reading Vietnam holds huge growth potential for wind energy

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Nordex installs the first N131/3600 wind turbine

The Nordex Group has received the first order for the installation of its second turbine introduced in September. The manufacturer will be setting up its light-wind N131/3600 turbine in December for GP Joule, a project developer.   The site of the project is located near Husum at Windtestfeld Nord in Schleswig-Holstein, where the turbine is … Continue reading Nordex installs the first N131/3600 wind turbine

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Wind power in France: Vestas wind turbines for for three wind farms

French energy group EDF Énergies Nouvelles has placed firm and unconditional orders for a total of 112 MW for the 72.6 MW Champagne Picardie project, the 19.8 MW La Carnoye wind park and the 20 MW Bois de Belfays project, consisting of V126-3.45 MW, V117-3.45 MW and V90-2.0 MW turbines respectively. The wind parks will … Continue reading Wind power in France: Vestas wind turbines for for three wind farms

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Wind energy in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for Mt Emerald Wind Farm

Located near Mareeba in north Queensland, the Mt Emerald wind farm is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project for Vestas. The order also includes a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance as well as a SCADA VestasOnline Business system for data-driven … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for Mt Emerald Wind Farm

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The people have spoken, and they want wind power

I think we’re officially past the trend stage. After nine months of new data all pointing to the same conclusion, it’s now simply a fact: no matter where they live or who they voted for, most Americans want more of their electricity to come from wind power. The latest evidence The latest proof of wind … Continue reading The people have spoken, and they want wind power

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Three surprising facts about modern Texas wind farms

Throw a dart at a map of Texas, and you’ve got a good shot at hitting a wind farm. With 117 projects online, Texas leads the nation when it comes to wind power. In September, 2015, Comanche County, Texas joined the boom when Logan’s Gap Wind Farm opened. Comanche is a town of about 4,000 … Continue reading Three surprising facts about modern Texas wind farms

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What’s the state of American wind power manufacturing?

Manufacturing may be a struggling part of the American economy, but not for the factories, workers and companies that build wind turbines. Over 500 factories build wind-related parts and materials in 43 states, making everything from major wind turbine components such as nacelles, blades, towers, and gearboxes, to internal components like bearings, slip rings, fasteners, … Continue reading What’s the state of American wind power manufacturing?

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Wind energy offers rewarding career opportunities for America’s veterans

For many veterans leaving the military, transitioning from active duty to civilian life isn’t an easy process. There are a number of hard questions to grapple with: where to live, what careers to pursue, does continuing education make sense? Friends and colleagues are left behind, which can make an already disruptive process even rockier. For … Continue reading Wind energy offers rewarding career opportunities for America’s veterans

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WindEurope calls on EU Member states and Parliament to go beyond ambition of the European Commission on the Clean Energy Package

WindEurope calls on the European Parliament and EU Member states to use the Winter Package as a base to build greater ambition on renewables and market design toward 2030. Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, said: “We welcome the Commission’s package on renewables and market design. But there is still a lot of work to do … Continue reading WindEurope calls on EU Member states and Parliament to go beyond ambition of the European Commission on the Clean Energy Package

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Senvion starts operation of biggest First Nations wind farm in Canada

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, announces that today, 47 Senvion wind turbines started spinning at the 150 MW Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n windfarm in Quebec, Canada. It is the biggest First Nations windfarm in Canada and can power about 50,500 households with clean, renewable energy for one year. The project is an equal partnership … Continue reading Senvion starts operation of biggest First Nations wind farm in Canada

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Siemens Wind Power presents first customized turbine transport vessel in Esbjerg

The new transport vessel is 141 meters long and will transport multiple Siemens 8-megawatt nacelles per trip. For Ro-Ro loading, a large bow door can be opened. A telescopic roof protects the nacelles from salty seawater spray and can be slid away for optional lift-on loading. Sea transportation and Roll on-Roll off-loading (Ro-Ro) are both … Continue reading Siemens Wind Power presents first customized turbine transport vessel in Esbjerg

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Siemens officially inaugurates new wind turbine blade factory in the British city of Hull

Siemens has officially inaugurated the new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK, in an event attended by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark and representatives of the local community. The site at Alexandra Docks has been transformed in under two years from a derelict industrial … Continue reading Siemens officially inaugurates new wind turbine blade factory in the British city of Hull

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Brazil study shows methods of enabling energy supply based entirely on renewables

On behalf of Greenpeace International, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have analysed what the energy supply in Brazil could be like by 2050 if the accelerated expansion of renewable energies and efficiency measures can be structured in a sustainable manner. The study, conducted within the framework of … Continue reading Brazil study shows methods of enabling energy supply based entirely on renewables

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Gamesa continues to secure new orders in Chile

Gamesa continues to reinforce its position in the Chilean market, having recently signed a contract with EDF EN Chile, a subsidiary of the French utility, and Spain’s Ibereólica for the supply of 115 MW at a wind development. This order is included in the third-quarter order intake figure already disclosed. Under the terms of the … Continue reading Gamesa continues to secure new orders in Chile

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General Electric Wind Energy chooses Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 to Safeguard Workers in EMEA and Asia

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT:GSAT) and a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced that its SPOT Gen3 safety device is being deployed by major international wind technology provider, General Electric, to track and protect GE Wind Energy (GEWE) workers as they install, … Continue reading General Electric Wind Energy chooses Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 to Safeguard Workers in EMEA and Asia

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Wind energy ready to boost Ohio’s economy

  Ohio has some of the country’s best wind resources, but right now the state it letting them lie dormant. That’s unfortunate because, if allowed to proceed, wind power growth in the Buckeye State is ready to create well-paying jobs while attracting millions of dollars into Ohio’s economy. How did we get here? In 2014, … Continue reading Wind energy ready to boost Ohio’s economy

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Gamesa wins supply agreement for 155 MW for a Terna Energy wind farm in the United States

Gamesa, a global leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with Terna Energy for the supply of 74 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines (155 MW) at a wind complex being developed in Texas, in southern United States. This order is included in the third-quarter order intake figure already disclosed, which amounted to 1.090 … Continue reading Gamesa wins supply agreement for 155 MW for a Terna Energy wind farm in the United States

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AWEA will harness the Power of Wind to help veterans find jobs

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is putting out a call this #GivingTuesday to its grassroots network, Power of Wind, asking for support communicating the economic success of wind power while also aiding veterans transitioning back to the civilian workforce. “Wind power is a job-creating engine that’s putting thousands of Americans to work, including many … Continue reading AWEA will harness the Power of Wind to help veterans find jobs

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Terna Energy: Financing of its investment plan in the US

TERNA ENERGY, member of GEK TERNA Group, signed a cooperation agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) regarding the investment plan of TERNA ENERGY in the market of Renewable Energy Sources in the USA. The first phase of the agreement’s implementation concerns the 155.4MW Fluvanna I wind farm that TERNA ENERGY is currently constructing in Scurry … Continue reading Terna Energy: Financing of its investment plan in the US

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Natural Power completes Old Mill Wind Farm

Construction of Old Mill Wind Farm in County Monaghan, Ireland, for which Natural Power provided owner’s engineer services has been completed. The wind farm was energised at the beginning of September and has been exporting power since November. The site comprises six GE 2.85-103 turbines with an installed capacity of 17.1MW and is owned by … Continue reading Natural Power completes Old Mill Wind Farm

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