Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

The WindEnergy Hamburg expo will bring 1400 exhibitors from over 100 countries, while the WindEurope Conference will host more than 500 expert speakers and presenters  From 25 to 28 September the world´s largest wind industry event, the Global Wind Summit, will take place at the Hamburg Messe fair site. Comprising the world’s leading wind industry expo … Continue reading Global Wind Summit: World’s Biggest Wind Industry Gathering

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WindEurope hosts successful workshop on optimising wind farm operations in Vilnius, Lithuania

On 14-15 May 2018, WindEurope hosted the 4th edition of the ‘Analysis of Operating Wind Farms’ workshop focusing on how big data can be used to optimise the performance of wind farms worldwide. The event – held in Vilnius, Lithuania – attracted over 180 wind energy experts from industry and academia. Delegates discussed new techniques … Continue reading WindEurope hosts successful workshop on optimising wind farm operations in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Suzlon to build wind farm in Bosnia

Suzlon Energy on Wednesday won the right to build a 25.2 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Bosnia to help it cut greenhouse gas emissions and meet the EU renewable energy standards. The concession was awarded for a period of 30 years with a possibility to extend it. The wind farm, consisting of 12 turbines with … Continue reading Suzlon to build wind farm in Bosnia

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EOLOS success offshore increases Lidar demand

Floating Lidar company EOLOS sign further agreements with sole supplier ZephIR Lidar Turn-key offshore wind measurements team extend order coverage with leading offshore Lidar company ZephIR in response to increasing opportunities geographically and in support of new wind technologies. “EOLOS has been successful in a number of new geographical markets as part of a targeted … Continue reading EOLOS success offshore increases Lidar demand

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Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

Two major offshore wind farm projects off Massachusetts and Rhode Island are moving forward after selection in a clean energy procurement process conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in which Rhode Island participated. The projects are Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Deepwater Wind’s … Continue reading Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

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Ethiopia, Denmark sign 201 mln USD loan agreement for wind energy

Ethiopia signed a 201 million U.S. dollars loan agreement with Denmark on Thursday to finance a 100 MW wind energy project in central Ethiopia. The loan agreement was signed in Ethiopia’s capital between Mette Thygesen, Ambassador of Denmark to Ethiopia and Admasu Nebebe, Deputy Minister, Ethiopia Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) in the … Continue reading Ethiopia, Denmark sign 201 mln USD loan agreement for wind energy

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Senvion’s contracted wind energy capacity exceeds 120 MW in Argentina

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, announced the achievement of its second firm contract in Argentina, bringing its total firm contracted capacity in the country to over 120 megawatts (MW). Since its regional market entry in the spring of 2016, Senvion has entered into firm contracts for about 420 MW of turbines in … Continue reading Senvion’s contracted wind energy capacity exceeds 120 MW in Argentina

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Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

By now it should come as no surprise that American wind power spurs important economic growth in all 50 states, especially in the rural interior of the country. Each year, the industry invests an average of over $14 billion in new wind projects and pays landowners more than $267 million for hosting wind turbines on … Continue reading Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

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A guide to buying wind power for Fortune 500 companies

Fortune 500 companies and others are setting ambitious targets for renewable energy procurement, and they choose wind power more than any other source. How much wind power are they buying? More than 9,100 megawatts (MW) were purchased through the end of 2017 by corporate and other non-utility customers. That’s more than Oklahoma’s entire installed capacity, … Continue reading A guide to buying wind power for Fortune 500 companies

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Lebanon’s wind energy attracts bids from 40+ companies

Lebanon is attracting international interest from 42 companies to develop up to 300 megawatts of wind power, according to Windpower Monthly magazine. The country’s Ministry of Energy and Water has received expressions of interest from 42 companies in 20 countries, including Denmark, France and Germany. According to Windpower Monthly, the wind power projects would be located in … Continue reading Lebanon’s wind energy attracts bids from 40+ companies

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First non-subsidised wind farm in Finland

Green energy firm TuuliWatti is investing in the Nordic’s biggest wind turbines, hoping to double the electricity generated from five new, massive wind farms. Wind power company TuuliWatti is building a five-turbine wind power park in the municipality of Ii on the Bay of Bothnia. The firm says the Viinamäki wind farm, to be completed … Continue reading First non-subsidised wind farm in Finland

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Crown Estate moves forward on new offshore wind energy leases

A new generation of offshore wind projects is set to be launched off the coast of Scotland after the Crown Estate confirmed plans to lease seabed plots to new schemes. The sites will be identified in Marine Scotland’s forthcoming Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind, Crown Estate Scotland said in a paper published this week. … Continue reading Crown Estate moves forward on new offshore wind energy leases

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‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

On May 23, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a plenary session at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, organized by CSR Europe. As part of the European Business Summit, the event gathered over 300 people, including business representatives, National Partner Organizations, NGOs, EU stakeholders and policy makers. Dickson’s presentation was part of the session … Continue reading ‘Collaboration is key to driving sustainability development across Europe’ WindEurope CEO tells Sustainability Summit

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Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

Vineyard Wind, a company owned 50% by Iberdrola (through its subsidiary Avangrid), has received authorisation from the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDC) to build an offshore wind farm off the east coast of the United States. The wind farm will have an output of 800 megawatts (MW) and will be the first of Iberdrola’s large-scale … Continue reading Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 70 wind turbines to three projects in Norway

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply three onshore wind farms in Norway including 70 units of its Onshore OptimaFlex wind turbines. The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each feature a rated capacity of 4.2 megawatts (MW) and a 130 meter diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on steel towers with 125 meter hub heights. The … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 70 wind turbines to three projects in Norway

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Facebook signs deal with Vattenfall to power data centres with wind energy

Facebook, has signed a deal with Swedish power company, Vattenfall, to supply its data centres in Norway and Sweden with renewable power. The 15-year deal will see Vattenfall provide 1,00GWh of power annually, sourced from the 294MW capacity Bjerkreim wind farms. The three farms will feature 70 4.2MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines and will be … Continue reading Facebook signs deal with Vattenfall to power data centres with wind energy

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As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices? And since power plants last for decades, what should policymakers and investors think about to ensure that investments in power … Continue reading As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

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New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bold legislation that will move the state’s electricity mix to 50 percent renewable by 2030 and codifies the largest commitment to offshore wind power from any state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hailed the Garden State for their ambition: “Today Governor Murphy sent an unambiguous signal that New … Continue reading New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

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Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

Massachusetts is set to take another step on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects — Vineyard Wind, Bay State Wind and Deepwater Wind — can move forward. In 2016, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the … Continue reading Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

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Senvion announces that Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Geißinger is stepping down

Senvion announces that Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Geißinger is stepping down with the Board’s agreement. Over the last two plus years, Jürgen Geißinger has led the company during a challenging time for our sector, successfully transitioning Senvion into a global company with a robust product portfolio and strong cost discipline. The Board offers its thanks … Continue reading Senvion announces that Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Geißinger is stepping down

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