Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

U.S. wind industry leaders and the leader of the California Senate described the mounting economic benefits of increased wind power as thousands arrived in Anaheim for the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition. “With wind’s success comes new and solvable challenges. Management of the grid needs to evolve to meet these challenges,” … Continue reading Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

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Actis to acquire Gestamp’s wind farms in Brazil

Actis LLP signed a deal to acquire all of Gestamp Renewables Corp’s wind parks in Brazil, a move that will make the U.K. private equity firm the second-largest renewable energy company in the country.   The London-based Actis agreed to buy 416 megawatts of wind parks, the people said, asking not to be identified because … Continue reading Actis to acquire Gestamp’s wind farms in Brazil

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Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced a commitment to provide Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held clean energy provider, with 120 GE2.5-116 90-meter turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm in Reagan County, Tex-as. The 300 MW wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year, will power … Continue reading Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

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Wind power running with the bulls

The U.S. wind industry is proceeding at full steam. After two consecutive years installing more than 8,000 megawatts (MW), wind growth shows no sign of slowing down. The industry just experienced its strongest first quarter since 2009 and the second strongest first quarter ever. At more than 84,000 MW installed, the U.S. has enough capacity … Continue reading Wind power running with the bulls

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Staying strong through the 2020’s: Market trends

Yesterday, in our examination of trends keeping the U.S. wind industry healthy and growing, we took a look at industry trends that will help drive continued expansion. Today, we focus on the market. What new customers are thirsty for wind power? How will decisions from utilities drive new business? Which unconventional players are entering the … Continue reading Staying strong through the 2020’s: Market trends

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

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Unilever UK sites to be powered by 100% renewable wind energy

Since April this year, Unilever UK has become the dedicated beneficiary of the energy produced at the 23-turbine strong Scottish Highlands-based wind farm in Lochluichart owned by renewable energy company, Eneco UK. A total of 165GWh or 87% of the farm’s output has been purchased by Unilever UK with the site’s surplus power (24GWh) sold … Continue reading Unilever UK sites to be powered by 100% renewable wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore wind power projects in Germany

Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore wind power projects in Germany

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Countdown begins to the world’s biggest offshore conference and exhibition

Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the globe’s largest dedicated offshore wind event ever, is just around the corner! Thousands of delegates, exhibitors, and visitors will be heading to London’s magnificent ExCeL Centre from June 6-8 for what promises to be the year’s most significant gathering of offshore industry players. WindEurope and RenewableUK are joining forces to host this … Continue reading Countdown begins to the world’s biggest offshore conference and exhibition

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Learn about Floating Wind Energy and Tenders

Don’t miss out on two of the most exciting sessions at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 conference in June. The offshore wind industry is transforming itself – floating technology and tenders are two of the motors driving this transformation. Learn everything you need to know at our expert panel sessions: Making floating wind energy commercially … Continue reading Learn about Floating Wind Energy and Tenders

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We’re about to build a Texas-sized amount of wind power

American wind power is in the midst of a Texas-sized boom to start 2017. The industry just posted its best first quarter in eight years, and put up a new turbine every two hours and 24 minutes over the year’s first three months. So what top trends are emerging? Strongest first quarter since 2009 During … Continue reading We’re about to build a Texas-sized amount of wind power

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AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

The following statement was made by Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), on the Trump Administration’s release of its proposed U.S. Government budget for FY2018. “While the administration’s 2018 budget proposes many changes, thanks to strong bipartisan leadership and support in Congress we believe the program has the support it needs … Continue reading AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

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WindEurope discusses EU electricity market priorities at Florence Forum

On 16-17 May, WindEurope participated in the 32nd meeting of the European electricity regulatory forum (Florence Forum). Every year national regulators, Member State governments, the European Commission, system operators, power exchangers and market parties gather in this forum to discuss reforms to the EU internal electricity market.   WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson was invited to … Continue reading WindEurope discusses EU electricity market priorities at Florence Forum

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A new narrative for Europe

This year’s European Business Summit invited EU thought leaders to discuss Europe’s future. Around 2,500 delegates listened to 200 speakers on this two-day highlight in Brussels. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson deliberated in a panel with European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia and representatives from the steel, engineering and ICT sectors. Energy has … Continue reading A new narrative for Europe

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Community projects steal the show in German onshore wind energy auction

The first onshore wind tender in Germany, under the reformed “EEG” renewable energy law, awarded 807 MW at an average price of EUR 57.1/MWh (weighted average) according to results announced on 19 May 2017.   Of the 70 successful bids, 65 came from community projects, confirming the key role of citizens in the German energy … Continue reading Community projects steal the show in German onshore wind energy auction

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GE Adds Value to the US Wind Turbine Industry With its Repower Offering

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced at the AWEA Windpower Conference that it has repowered 300 wind turbines, the equivalent of adding 75 wind turbines worth of output. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has estimated that the U.S. repowering market could grow to $25 billion by 2030. With the largest installed base in the … Continue reading GE Adds Value to the US Wind Turbine Industry With its Repower Offering

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RES is Constructing the Redbed Plains Wind Farm

Redbed Plains Wind Farm will have a capacity of 99.1 MW and consist of 48 Siemens Gamesa turbines. An interconnection agreement for the project has been finalized with American Electric Power (AEP). Nearly 250 jobs will be created during the peak of construction. Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction … Continue reading RES is Constructing the Redbed Plains Wind Farm

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Natural Power selected for turbine servicing for Rothes and Paul’s Hill Wind Farms

Following the continued successful partnership with Fred. Olsen Renewables (FOR), Natural Power has been selected to deliver the turbine servicing at both Rothes Wind Farm and Paul’s Hill Wind Farm which are located to the South West of Elgin in the north of Scotland. Anders Falkfjell, Operations Manager at Fred.Olsen Renewables, said: “This move marks … Continue reading Natural Power selected for turbine servicing for Rothes and Paul’s Hill Wind Farms

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DNV GL launches on-demand, web-based forecasting at WindPower 2017

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, and a digital forecasting provider for more than 15 years, today announced its launch of Forecaster NOW, the industry’s first forecast on-demand web portal with e-commerce enabled transactions. Forecaster NOW is part of a suite of DNV GL subscription-based short-term forecasting services … Continue reading DNV GL launches on-demand, web-based forecasting at WindPower 2017

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Kongsberg Digital to provide a wind turbine independent data storage and data security solution

Fred. Olsen Renewables, Statoil and Kongsberg Digital have agreed to collaborate to verify the functionality provided by Kongsberg’s digital platform, Kognifai, at Lista Vindkraftverk Fred. Olsen Renewables (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bonheur ASA), Statoil and Kongsberg Digital have agreed to collaborate to verify the functionality provided by Kongsberg’s digital platform, Kognifai, at Lista Vindkraftverk. … Continue reading Kongsberg Digital to provide a wind turbine independent data storage and data security solution

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