Category Archives: Wind Energy

Wind energy in Oaxaca: Indians approve wind power project

Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday. The proposed construction of 132 giant wind turbines is meant to generate 396 megawatts of power, but the project has raised concerns over vibrations, bird … Continue reading Wind energy in Oaxaca: Indians approve wind power project

Continue reading

Wind power in Pakistan: Wind farm with Goldwind wind turbines

A Pakistan wind farm built and funded by the China Three Gorges Corporation is generating more than one-million kilowatt-hours of electricity everyday. The project is operating for more than 20 hours a day, a spokesperson for the Chinese state-owned renewable energy giant said on Saturday. Since it went into operation in November, the facility has … Continue reading Wind power in Pakistan: Wind farm with Goldwind wind turbines

Continue reading

LA Supervisors Should Heed Climate Imperative, Reverse Course on Proposed Wind Energy Ban

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ move to ban utility-scale wind turbines and to impose severe restrictions on utility-scale solar in unincorporated areas of the county is not compatible with averting the worst impacts of climate change. The most detailed state-commissioned assessment of what California must do to meet Governor Brown’s 2030 goal to … Continue reading LA Supervisors Should Heed Climate Imperative, Reverse Course on Proposed Wind Energy Ban

Continue reading

Renewable energy generated 40.8% of electricity in Spain until July

The wind energy produced 20.3% of electricity until July 2015, 2.4% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.3%. Generation from January to July 2015 In July the renewable energy generated 30,7,8% of electricity in Spain: wind power produced 12.9%, 3.8% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.7%. Generation of July 2015 The peninsular electricity demand … Continue reading Renewable energy generated 40.8% of electricity in Spain until July

Continue reading

Acciona reported €103 million in net profit

REVE ACCIONA reported €103 million in net profit in the first half of 2015, a 50.6% increase with respect to the same period of 2014, basically as a result of growth in international markets by the power generation business and wind turbine manufacturer ACCIONA Windpower (AWP).   Ordinary earnings before taxes (EBT) increased by 183% … Continue reading Acciona reported €103 million in net profit

Continue reading

GE’s 3.2-103 and 2.75-120 Wind Turbines Selected to Wind Power British Columbia’s Largest Wind Farm

GE confirmed that it will supply Pattern Development with 61 wind turbines for its 180 megawatt (MW) Meikle wind farm, located approximately 33 kilometers north of Tumbler Ridge in the Peace Region of British Columbia. The 61 wind turbines will combine 35 of GE’s 3.2-103 units with 26 of its 2.75-120 wind turbines, using a … Continue reading GE’s 3.2-103 and 2.75-120 Wind Turbines Selected to Wind Power British Columbia’s Largest Wind Farm

Continue reading

EBRD and Georgia sign initial agreement to work on first wind power plant

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Government of Georgia have signed a mandate letter setting out their readiness to cooperate on the first wind farm project in the country. The letter was signed during the 2015 EBRD Annual Meeting in Tbilisi in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of … Continue reading EBRD and Georgia sign initial agreement to work on first wind power plant

Continue reading

Senvion ranked 2nd in wind turbines in Germany

Senvion, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers worldwide, installed wind turbines with a total capacity of over 285 megawatts (MW) in the first six months of the calendar year 2015 in Germany. With the installation of exactly 100 turbines in the period from January 2015 to June 2015, Senvion is the second largest manufacturer … Continue reading Senvion ranked 2nd in wind turbines in Germany

Continue reading

China Ming Yang Wind Power ranked third in newly installed wind farm capacity in China

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY) (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), a leading wind energy solution provider in China, has been ranked 3rd in China’s newly installed wind power capacity in a recent update released by the China Wind Energy Association (“CWEA”) detailing the wind power generation in China from January to … Continue reading China Ming Yang Wind Power ranked third in newly installed wind farm capacity in China

Continue reading

Nordex has achieved a wind energy market share in Germany of 11.8 percent

This means that in terms of installed wind turbines the manufacturer is again in the double-digit range in its home market for the first time since 2001 (just under 12 percent in the year as a whole).   While in general the sector is rather quiet when it comes to installations compared to 2014, the … Continue reading Nordex has achieved a wind energy market share in Germany of 11.8 percent

Continue reading

Nordex continuing to expand with wind turbines targets for 2015 revised upwards

In the second quarter of 2015, the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) achieved further strong momentum in its business, with sales climbing by more than 54% to EUR 603.8 million in this period (Q2/2014: EUR 390.9 million). Over the first half of 2015 as a whole, sales rose by 35% and sales came to EUR 1.1 … Continue reading Nordex continuing to expand with wind turbines targets for 2015 revised upwards

Continue reading

Offshore wind power industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind energy industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger wind turbines increased. Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last … Continue reading Offshore wind power industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

Continue reading

Gamesa More Than Doubles Profit In First Half Of 2015

Gamesa obtained €97 million in net profit in the first half of 2015, more than double the figure in the same period of 2014, as a result of expanding commercial activity (+30.8%) and improved profitability.     These results for the first half are aligned with the goals of profitable growth and a sound balance … Continue reading Gamesa More Than Doubles Profit In First Half Of 2015

Continue reading

Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-megawatt (MW) wind farm, when the project is expected to be … Continue reading Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

Continue reading

Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

American wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, with independent studies confirming wind will play the largest role in the lowest-cost compliance mix. Wind energy consistently emerged as the best way to cost-effectively reduce emissions in a recent study by … Continue reading Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

Continue reading

First offshore wind farm features New Orleans area firm

A Louisiana-based engineering firm has designed the foundations for the first offshore wind farm in the United States, which began installation this week. New Orleans CityBusiness reports (http://bit.ly/1ggDLmi) the foundations for the five-turbine wind farm were designed by Keystone Engineering of Mandeville and built by Houston-based Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., which constructs large oil platforms. “It’s a … Continue reading First offshore wind farm features New Orleans area firm

Continue reading

Iberdrola Starts Building UK Wind Farm

ScottishPower Renewables Ltd., a unit of Iberdrola SA, started building a 300 million-pound ($468.5 million) wind farm in Scotland. Construction work is officially underway at the £300 million Kilgallioch Windfarm, located 5 kilometres south of Barrhill, South Ayrshire and 5 kilometres north east of New Luce, Dumfries and Galloway. ScottishPower Renewables has started constructing the … Continue reading Iberdrola Starts Building UK Wind Farm

Continue reading

My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

After landing in Des Moines on Monday to spend the week talking to the presidential candidates about wind energy, I didn’t exit the airport before learning that Iowans are very proud of two things: Iowa’s corn and pigs. In fact, Iowa leads the nation in both corn and pork production. I traveled to five cities … Continue reading My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

Continue reading

Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

Long before Pope Francis issued his landmark encyclical on climate change, I was plotting my career move to become a wind turbine tech. Though the Pope’s statement resonated that “technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be … Continue reading Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

Continue reading

Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power. In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.” You know, like coal mines? But the Abbott Government’s opposition to wind farms … Continue reading Australia’s War on Wind Energy is Shortsighted and Ideological

Continue reading