Category Archives: wind energy

California State Senate leader to keynote WINDPOWER 2017

Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, the California Senate’s most powerful member and legislative champion of the state’s hallmark 50 percent renewable energy standard law passed in 2015, will provide a keynote address at North America’s largest wind power trade show on Tuesday, May 23, in Anaheim. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced … Continue reading California State Senate leader to keynote WINDPOWER 2017

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Apple finally jumps on the wind power bandwagon

Over the past few months, we’ve seen big wind energy investments from the likes of GM, Facebook, Home Depot and others. But one of the world’s largest companies, and leading proponents of doing business using 100 percent renewable energy, has been conspicuously absent: Apple. That finally changed this week. Apple just announced it has signed … Continue reading Apple finally jumps on the wind power bandwagon

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Peikko delivers gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind farm in Northern Sweden

Peikko Group has received an order to deliver gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind park in Norrbotten county in northern Sweden. The deliveries consist of the MODIX Center Anchor, MODIX Rebar Splicings and PSB Shear Reinforcement as well as all other standard rebar components of the foundation. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design … Continue reading Peikko delivers gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind farm in Northern Sweden

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Wind power will keep growing rapidly

The future of federal policies to cut carbon dioxide pollution for existing power plants, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan rule, remains uncertain for the near term. But even with this uncertainty on carbon policy, other factors will continue to drive wind energy’s astronomical growth — benefiting in particular the rural and … Continue reading Wind power will keep growing rapidly

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CTE WIND, on-shore foundation design specialist, continues to grow in Vietnam

CTE WIND, from its subsidiary in Vietnam CTV, continues to grow in the Vietnamese market. Among its main developments, there is the involvement in the first wind farm in Vietnam, called “Tuy Phong” located in the province of Binh Thuan. The power output of this wind farm is of 30MW and has twenty (20) Fuhrländer … Continue reading CTE WIND, on-shore foundation design specialist, continues to grow in Vietnam

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WindEurope argues for an Electricity Market Design consistent with the EU’s climate strategy

Today, a letter co-signed by WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson will be presented to Members of European Parliament arguing that Europe’s Electricity Market Design needs to be fully consistent with the EU’s climate strategy. The letter will be presented ahead of the Industry, Research and Energy committee’s first exchange of views on the reform of Europe’s … Continue reading WindEurope argues for an Electricity Market Design consistent with the EU’s climate strategy

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Strong Outlook for Wind Power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including 9 with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now passed … Continue reading Strong Outlook for Wind Power

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Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

The success of the recent German offshore wind tender, in which three sites totalling 1.38GW of new capacity were awarded contracts by bidding in at zero, could encourage countries to re-evaluate their offshore wind capacity goals, industry experts have told ICIS. On 13 April, German utility EnBW was awarded a subsidy-free contract for the 900MW … Continue reading Falling offshore wind energy costs may lead to increased capacity

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Planner’s flyer gets misinterpreted as a university recommendation; would thwart new wind farms

Recently Michigan State University’s (MSU) Extension in Manistee, Mich., published a pamphlet proposing an updated “sample zoning ordinance” for wind energy systems. The proposals were developed without input from the wind energy industry, or the larger group of stakeholders that worked on the state’s sample zoning ordinance in 2008. According to the principal author of … Continue reading Planner’s flyer gets misinterpreted as a university recommendation; would thwart new wind farms

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Over 100,000 people now employed by the U.S. wind energy

According to the latest figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. wind energy sector added jobs more than nine times faster than the overall U.S. economy last year. The primary findings from the AWEA’s 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report released on Wednesday 19 April, show that a total of … Continue reading Over 100,000 people now employed by the U.S. wind energy

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Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

With new, larger 116 meter and 120 meter rotors, the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW offer industry-leading levelised cost of energy at park level in medium, low, and ultra-low wind conditions globally, though particularly well-suited for the U.S., India and China. The new variants build on Vestas’ 2 MW platform, delivering increased swept area and … Continue reading Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

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Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy has raised its target for renewable power generation in the country by 2026, and is now aiming for the sector to deliver 22.5% of the country’s electricity mix by then. This represents an increase of almost 3 percentage points on the previous review of the ten-year electricity supply plan prepared by … Continue reading Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

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UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National Grid control room said in a Twitter post confirming the achievement announced earlier. The country is getting half of its electricity from gas power plants, 30 percent from renewables and interconnectors and the … Continue reading UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

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GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE (NYSE:GE) the world’s leading Digital Industrial company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades to the wind industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the United States, China, and Brazil. GE reached an agreement … Continue reading GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

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Turkey to hold tender for 1,000-megawatt wind energy in July

Turkey has launched a process to hold a tender for a 1,000-megawatt (MW) capacity wind power plant at the end of July. Details of the planned tender were revealed in the Official Gazette on April 13. The initial ceiling price was set at $7 per kWh and the electricity purchase date was designated as 15 … Continue reading Turkey to hold tender for 1,000-megawatt wind energy in July

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France’s largest offshore wind farm approved

Ailes Marines offshore wind farm off Brittany is, at present, France’s largest marine renewable energy project Brittany project will produce enough energy for 850,000 at full power Plans for the largest wind farm off Brittany have been given the go-ahead for Baie de Saint-Brieuc, where 62 wind turbines will cover 103km2. Dotted area shows the … Continue reading France’s largest offshore wind farm approved

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Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment

In the last five years, wind power delivered 30% of all new capacity installed in the United States and is now the leading renewable resource, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual 2016 report. Both Iowa and South Dakota get more than 30% of their power from wind, while North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas … Continue reading Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment

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Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms. The new product line will enable the linking and collecting of power … Continue reading Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

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GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE (NYSE:GE) the world’s leading Digital Industrial company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades to the wind industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the United States, China, and Brazil. GE reached an agreement … Continue reading GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

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Suzlon Commissions 100.80 MW Wind Power Project in India

One of the biggest and successful power projects, which bear the capacity of 100.80 MW, got commissioned in India and all credit goes to Suzlon Group. Suzlon Group is one of the leading wind turbine suppliers ranked as the fifth largest in the world. The new projects consist of 50.40 MW capacity each, which will … Continue reading Suzlon Commissions 100.80 MW Wind Power Project in India

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