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Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

Vattenfall said on Friday it had started construction on Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, able to power 425,000 households. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW-turbines delivered by MHI Vestas, a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. “Horns Rev 3 is the … Continue reading Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

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Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas

This week Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas, one of the company’s 18 clean energy projects to date. Press play on the video below to see Bezos in action.   It’s a fantastic visual, and here at Into the Wind we had some … Continue reading Jeff Bezos made headlines by smashing a bottle of champagne to launch Amazon Wind Farm Texas

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Would extra payments to coal and nuclear really solve any problem with the grid?

Does the latest push for extra payments to coal and nuclear electric generators really reflect a problem with the grid, or is it a “solution” to the “problem” of cheap electricity? Two weeks ago the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was given a tight, 60-day timeline to act “before the winter heating season begins so … Continue reading Would extra payments to coal and nuclear really solve any problem with the grid?

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EBRD, IFC bankroll Serbia’s biggest wind power project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has teamed up with International Finance Corp. (IFC) to provide 215 million euros (US$254 million) in syndicated loans to Serbia’s biggest wind project. In a press release on October 17, the EU lender said a financing agreement had been signed for the Cibuk-1 wind farm in northern … Continue reading EBRD, IFC bankroll Serbia’s biggest wind power project

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Family and friends of Tom Gray gather in Vermont this weekend for memorial

This weekend, a memorial service will be held to remember a much-beloved man here at the American Wind Energy Association and in his home state of Vermont: Tom Gray, wind pioneer, early Executive Director of our association, and later our Communications Director and editor of this blog. Tom passed away in August after a fall … Continue reading Family and friends of Tom Gray gather in Vermont this weekend for memorial

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Siemens Gamesa Board of Directors strengthens management team with new appointments

The Siemens Gamesa Board has announced new appointments in its management team as part of the process of forming the new company and establishing a highly committed leadership team to develop the new strategy. Miguel Ángel López will be the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective December 1st. He has significant experience as CFO at … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Board of Directors strengthens management team with new appointments

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Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

Greenpeace slammed Amazon earlier this week for its environmental practices — namely, the fact that it doesn’t disclose much about its energy use or materials. But today, the company announced that its largest wind farm yet is up and running. The Amazon Wind Farm Texas, located in Scurry County, Texas, includes over 100 turbines and … Continue reading Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

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Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

Nordex has been awarded a contract for supply of wind turbines for the “Castlecraig” wind farm by a new customer NTR plc. The project comprises ten N100 turbines (six from the Gamma series and four from the Delta series) reaching a 125m tip height. These turbines are specially designed for strong wind conditions of the … Continue reading Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

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Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

A partnership between renewable energy industry leaders has announced the final details of a project that will help accelerate the transition to an energy mix led by renewable energy and aim to provide even more reliable and consistent renewable energy production adapted to energy demand and grid requirements. Developed by Australia’s international renewable energy company, … Continue reading Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

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Apple & GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone & iPad

Apple® and GE today announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone® and iPad®. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial … Continue reading Apple & GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone & iPad

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Wind Energy Fall Symposium

Next month, the wind industry will head back to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the annual Wind Energy Fall Symposium. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to network with leaders in the wind energy industry, and to participate in the strategic planning of the next three years. This year’s event will provide attendees with: Actionable takeaways on how … Continue reading Wind Energy Fall Symposium

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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Senvion and CRRC Zhuzhou Electric sign strategic framework contract for wind turbines

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has today signed a framework contract with its supplier CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co., Ltd (a primary subsidiary of CRRC Group, hereinafter referred to as CRRC) at China Windpower fair in Beijing. The contract covers the delivery of generators for the NES based Senvion 3.XM series. It foresees … Continue reading Senvion and CRRC Zhuzhou Electric sign strategic framework contract for wind turbines

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Wind energy in Argentina: production of wind towers of SICA

Esperanca company SICA is carrying out the construction of a new factory for the production of wind turbines that will generate 250 direct and indirect jobs. The owner of the company, Jorge Simonutti, said that there is another project for Esperanza with a Spanish company in another area. Simonutti said that “the project of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: production of wind towers of SICA

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The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes.   The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil – although Ms Sturgeon stressed Scottish firms had been involved in the work. Floating turbines have … Continue reading The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

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OPEC grants loan to Mauritania for wind farm

The wind farm of Bulenuar will strengthen the electricity supply for the cities of Nuakchot and Nuadibú. The Islamic Republic of Mauritania received a loan of $ 18.8 million from the Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) to complete the construction of a wind farm in the north of the country, the Mauritanian daily Horizons … Continue reading OPEC grants loan to Mauritania for wind farm

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Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

The US$880 million Xina concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, South Africa has successfully completed its first month of commercial operation. Mott MacDonald was lenders’ technical advisor during the project’s financing and construction stages and will now monitor operations in an ongoing role. Awarded during the third round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent … Continue reading Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

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Renewable energy: 117 companies bought bidding documents for the new tender in Argentina

The Ministry of Energy plans to award projects for up to 1,200 megawatts of power in wind, solar and biomass energy, among others. The Ministry of Energy will receive on Thursday the offers for renewable energy generation projects under the framework of Round 2 of the “Renovar Plan”. They sold 117 sheets, a record against … Continue reading Renewable energy: 117 companies bought bidding documents for the new tender in Argentina

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Understanding the economic benefits of wind power: A conversation with Tom Kiernan

American wind power is increasingly becoming an economic driver for the U.S. economy and is on track to meet 10 percent of our energy needs by 2020. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) for an interesting discussion on the growing industry. This … Continue reading Understanding the economic benefits of wind power: A conversation with Tom Kiernan

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