Costa Rica Reaches New Goal in Generation of Wind Energy

Currently 16 wind farms are operating representing 386,62 megawatts of installed capacity, 2 in San Jose and 14 in Guanacaste; 13 of these are private. The National Electric System (SEN) reached its biggest number in generation of wind power so far, with just six week left in 2018 before it comes to an end, the … Continue reading Costa Rica Reaches New Goal in Generation of Wind Energy

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Texas reports record amount of wind power generation

Texas wind energy hit a new generation record on Monday as steady winds through West Texas and the Panhandle kept the state’s wind turbines spinning. The record 17,920 megawatts of wind power generation was hit at 3:32 p.m. Monday and made up more than 40 percent of power generation in the territory covered by the … Continue reading Texas reports record amount of wind power generation

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Naturgy to invest 45 million euros to build Barásoain and Tirapu wind power plants in Navarre

A total of 15 wind turbines will be installed in the region of Navarre (11 at the Barásoain wind farm and four at Tirapu) for a total power of 49.5 MW and a total production of 155,000 MWh. It is estimated that the two infrastructures –associated with the May 2017 wind power auction– will create … Continue reading Naturgy to invest 45 million euros to build Barásoain and Tirapu wind power plants in Navarre

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WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

On 15 November WindEurope called for more wind energy ambition in France while participating in an event on the development of floating wind in France’s Occitanie Region (on the Mediterranean). The event took place in Narbonne and was organised by Occitanie, whose Port la Nouvelle recently joined WindEurope’s Ports Platform in Hamburg. The headline speaker … Continue reading WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

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E.ON announces plans to build large onshore wind farm in Sweden

Construction is slated to begin this year and it’s expected the wind energy facility will be finished by the end of 2021. It will use 114 wind turbines from Nordex, a German manufacturer. Europe added 4.5 gigawatts of wind energy in the first half of 2018, according to trade body WindEurope. E.ON is to build … Continue reading E.ON announces plans to build large onshore wind farm in Sweden

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EU funds project that aims to slash materials cost of wind power by up to 25%

The European Union has awarded a €1.4 million research grant to digital simulation firm Akselos, whose technology is used to optimize the design of offshore wind turbines – an approach that is claimed to greatly lower the cost of wind power through better design. GODESS (Global Optimal DEsign of Support Structures) is a project that … Continue reading EU funds project that aims to slash materials cost of wind power by up to 25%

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YPF Luz and GE Renewable Energy to construct Los Teros Wind Farm in Azul, Argentina

YPF Luz has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy for the construction of Los Teros Wind Farm, located in Azul, Province of Buenos Aires. The construction will begin in November. The project will employ around 150 people during the construction phase and an investment of US $144 million is expected.   Los Teros, which … Continue reading YPF Luz and GE Renewable Energy to construct Los Teros Wind Farm in Azul, Argentina

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President Kenyatta Set To Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Next Week

President Uhuru Kenyatta will next week launch  310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana Wind Power Station in Loiyangalani, Marsabit, County, Managing Director (MD) of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) Fernandes Barasa has said. The project is set to be the biggest in Africa and was partly financed by the Kenyan government (75 percent) and Spanish government … Continue reading President Kenyatta Set To Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Next Week

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Vestas to deliver wind energy solution for subsidy-free wind farm in Finland by CPC Germania

Underlining wind energy’s position as the cheapest source of energy in many markets around the globe, Vestas has secured an order from CPC Germania for the 50 MW Lakiakangas II wind farm, which will be financed without any state subsidies. Located in Isojoki in the Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland, Vestas has together with CPC … Continue reading Vestas to deliver wind energy solution for subsidy-free wind farm in Finland by CPC Germania

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Wind energy: Research and innovation needed to provide substitutes for rare materials used in wind turbines

On 14 November WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the European Innovation Partnership’s annual conference on “Raw Materials for clean energy-intensive industries of the future.”   European energy-intensive industries are important to the European economy, but now face challenges in making the transition to a low-carbon and circular economy by 2050. The wind power industry … Continue reading Wind energy: Research and innovation needed to provide substitutes for rare materials used in wind turbines

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Enercon eyes 1.1 GW Swedish wind energy from 2020

German wind energy producer Enercon will proceed with a plan to build up to 1.1 GW of wind power capacity at Markbygden in northern Sweden, with an initial grid connection from 2020. “We have already started working on the local infrastructure and aim to connect the first turbines to the grid in 2020 and complete … Continue reading Enercon eyes 1.1 GW Swedish wind energy from 2020

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Senvion announces its results for the third quarter 2018

Installations were higher in the third quarter, with total installed wind power capacity up 17% compared to total installations in the first six months of 2018. Revenues rose accordingly, reaching EUR 343m in the third quarter while adjusted EBITDA increased to EUR 30m, up 130% compared to the previous quarter. This increase was also reflected … Continue reading Senvion announces its results for the third quarter 2018

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Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

Vestas has received its first Australian wind energy order for the largest wind turbine in its product line, the V150-4.2MW. The wind turbines, ordered by long-term customer Tilt Renewables for the 336 MW Dundonnell Wind Farm, feature the latest Vestas wind power technology, proven to optimise asset performance and lower the cost of energy. This … Continue reading Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

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BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

BP hopes new technology will spur more wind energy development. BP installed a battery storage system for the first time at one of the company’s wind energy farms in South Dakota, a move BP hopes will provide a blueprint for adding similar power storage technology at its other U.S. wind power sites. BP said the … Continue reading BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

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Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts’ estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices Eco-Products named ‘Official Zero Waste Partner’ of Vail Resorts to help divert nearly 300 tons … Continue reading Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

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Be a leader in Colombia’s wind energy development

Colombia will hold its first renewable energy tender in January 2019 and its government has made it clear that the country is more invested than ever in its energy transition. This means that the Colombian market offers exciting new opportunities for the wind industry as the country looks to create a cleaner and more sustainable … Continue reading Be a leader in Colombia’s wind energy development

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European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

The European Parliament today gave its final approval for a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. The Parliament cast its final vote of adoption on the Renewable Energy Directive and Governance Regulation, two key parts of Europe’s Clean Energy Package that sets the EU legal framework for renewables up to 2030. Today … Continue reading European Parliament gives final green light to new EU 32% renewable energy

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Wind energy set to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030

Wind power is set overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030. This is according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook released today. According to the IEA’s projections, wind energy will become the EU’s largest power source in 2027, overtaking coal, nuclear and then … Continue reading Wind energy set to become EU’s largest power source well before 2030

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Wind power in the Canary Islands: Approved the wind farm of San Bartolomé in Lanzarote

The Governing Council of the Canary Islands, on the proposal of the Ministry of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge, has approved the decree by which it is agreed to execute the wind energy project of the San Bartolomé Wind Farm, promoted by Insular de Aguas de Lanzarote, S.A. and that has a power of 9.2 … Continue reading Wind power in the Canary Islands: Approved the wind farm of San Bartolomé in Lanzarote

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Nordex sees wind energy business pick up

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today announced consolidated sales of EUR 1,772.9 million for the period ended 30 September 2018 (9M/2017: EUR 2,319.5 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 71.4 million (9M/2017: EUR 181.9 million), resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.0 percent (9M/2017: 7.8 percent).  In the Service segment, Nordex increased sales by 13.6 percent … Continue reading Nordex sees wind energy business pick up

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