MHI Vestas to accelerate its offshore wind power growth in Asia Pacific

MHI Vestas has appointed Masato Yamada as the Regional Manager Asia Pacific, to oversee the company’s growth across the Asia Pacific region. He was formerly the company’s Chief Strategy Officer based in Aarhus, Denmark, and will now be based in MHI Vestas’ Tokyo office. Mr. Yamada has been with MHI Vestas since the formation of … Continue reading MHI Vestas to accelerate its offshore wind power growth in Asia Pacific

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Senvion to sell India wind energy operations

Insolvent German wind turbine maker Senvion GmbH has finally decided to exit India operations by selling its local manufacturing operation to a strategic investor. The company announced that it has entered into a binding agreement with a strategic investor to sell and transfer its fully operational Indian entity. This is further to company’s announcement last … Continue reading Senvion to sell India wind energy operations

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Norway approved plans for huge wind energy project

Norway’s Oil & Energy Ministry approved development plans on Wednesday for Equinor’s wind power project Hywind Tampen in the North Sea. It’s billed as the largest such project in the world, with construction due to start in 2022. Oil & Energy Minister Tina Bru claimed it was “an historic day” and that the Hywind Tampen … Continue reading Norway approved plans for huge wind energy project

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EDP Renováveis will contribute €750,000 to the fight against Covid-19

EDP Renováveis (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s top wind energy producers and present in 14 countries, will contribute €750,000 to the fight against Covid-19. The company is contributing to various initiatives at the local level in its markets, aimed at alleviating the effects of the … Continue reading EDP Renováveis will contribute €750,000 to the fight against Covid-19

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Wind energy in Spain, wind farm in Cofrentes

The Ministry of Economy has authorized the commissioning of a 50 MW wind farm in Cofrentes, which will allow the production of 155,000 MWh per year of electrical energy, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 43,000 families, and will avoid the annual emission of 66,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The new wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Spain, wind farm in Cofrentes

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Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

Ørsted has finalised the 338-MW Sage Draw wind farm in the US state of Texas. The 120 wind turbines in the wind farm are located in Garza and Lynn Counties and was completed on time and on budget. The wind powe facility has the capacity to generate enough power per year to meet the consumption … Continue reading Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

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Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

In a short few weeks, much of the world has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has crossed borders and oceans, rapidly devastating communities and livelihoods. Decisions being taken now to address the social and economic impacts of the crisis come amid profound uncertainty about both the course of the pandemic … Continue reading Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

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The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced that the CLEANPOWER 2020 Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 1-4 in Denver has been canceled.   COVID-19 government imposed physical and legal impediments including quarantines, stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, and concerns over the well-being and safety of all attendees, exhibitors and staff, result in the need … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

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Onshore wind energy gets strong support as Europe raises €13bn for financing of new onshore wind farm projects in 2019

Europe saw €19bn of new wind farm investments confirmed in 2019, according to WindEurope’s annual “Financing and Investment Trends” published on 7 April. A further €33bn were invested in the refinancing of wind farms, the acquisitions of wind farm projects and other transactions. Most of the investments in new wind farms were in onshore wind … Continue reading Onshore wind energy gets strong support as Europe raises €13bn for financing of new onshore wind farm projects in 2019

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Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity … Continue reading Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

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El Salvador to build wind power plant with wind turbines from China

El Salvador has already advanced 30% in the construction of the Ventus Wind Farm, located in Metapán, and this day new wind turbines have arrived. El Salvador has already advanced 30% in the construction of the Ventus Wind Farm, located in Metapán, and this day new materials have arrived in the country to advance in … Continue reading El Salvador to build wind power plant with wind turbines from China

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Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project

Vestas has received a 139 MW order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply 33 Vestas V117-4.2MW typhoon variant turbines for Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project. Located in Japan’s northern Akita prefecture, the wind farm will be the first utility-scale offshore project in Japan. The wind farm is owned by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, … Continue reading Vestas supplies V117-4.2 MW wind turbines to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm Project

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COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in India, the world’s fourth largest wind energy market in terms of cumulative installations, has announced that the disruption of supply chains due to the spread of coronavirus in China or any other country should be considered as a case of natural calamity and falls under a … Continue reading COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

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COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

Wind power generation contributes 27.6% of demand, the market price is the lowest in the last 4 years and CO2 emissions from the electrical system reach a record low. Wind energy generation in MarchWind turbines has generated 15% more in March than in 2019.If we compare the wind generation values of March 2020 compared to … Continue reading COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

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U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding in offshore wind energy resource characterisation and technology demonstrations for technologies not yet deployed at commercial scale. This announcement seeks projects in the following areas: “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators … Continue reading U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

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Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

Wind farm with innogy SE to use 38 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD Flex wind turbines. Power to be supplied to more than 400,000 German households. Wind turbine installation work to start in Q3 of CY2022. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order from innogy SE to supply the offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

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Nordex supplied 1.6 GW of wind turbines to wind power in the first quarter of 2020

Nordex has closed the first quarter of 2020 with an order intake of 1.644 GW, increasing the volume of firm orders in a year-on-year comparison by almost 59 per cent (Q1/2019: 1.035 GW). At around 1,292 MW, demand in Europe was particularly high, accounting for almost 79 per cent of total order volume. The strongest … Continue reading Nordex supplied 1.6 GW of wind turbines to wind power in the first quarter of 2020

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the New York Legislature passed a state budget that includes critical improvements to the way that renewable energy projects are sited and developed in the state.   “New York continues to lead the nation in its commitment to affordable, clean, renewable energy. These … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

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Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

Innogy has partnered with Asia Cement Corporation to further develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Taiwan. The Chu Feng offshore wind power project is expected to be part of the next grid allocation round in Taiwan. Innogy Renewables Operations Offshore senior vice-president Sven Utermöhlen said: “The government has plans to considerably increase … Continue reading Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

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Spain sets sights on 22 GW of new wind energy by 2030

The Spanish government is targeting over 2 GW of annual wind energy installations out to 2030 as part of its new 10-year plan for renewables. Madrid has submitted its National Energy & Climate Plan (NECP) to the EU and wants renewables to account for 42% of the country’s energy mix and generate 74% of its … Continue reading Spain sets sights on 22 GW of new wind energy by 2030

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