Serbia’s biggest wind farm project attracts EBRD, IFC funding

Serbia’s largest wind farm project will receive 215 million euros ($253 million) in syndicated loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the lenders said on Tuesday. The 300 million euro, 158 megawatt (MW) Cibuk windfarm is to be built 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Belgrade and … Continue reading Serbia’s biggest wind farm project attracts EBRD, IFC funding

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Fish feeding frenzy at Block Island wind farm

A few weeks ago, we reported on recent findings that offshore wind turbines create new habitats for fish and other marine life by acting as artificial reefs. And these are big homes– a single wind turbine can support up to four metric tons of shellfish. Now we have photo evidence of the phenomenon. Last week, … Continue reading Fish feeding frenzy at Block Island wind farm

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Boralex and Infinergy announce JV for 325 MW onshore wind energy in the UK

Renewable energy developers Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) from Canada and UK-based Infinergy are pleased to announce the execution of a 50-50 joint venture agreement, aimed at developing a pipeline of onshore wind projects essentially located in Scotland for a total estimated capacity of 325 MW. The joint venture comprises a pipeline of 10 wind projects … Continue reading Boralex and Infinergy announce JV for 325 MW onshore wind energy in the UK

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WindEurope’s CEO talks at VIND 2017 on the new rules of renewables

The Swedish wind energy association, Svensk Vindenergi, held its annual conference and exhibition on 11-12 October in Stockholm. This is the largest gathering of the wind industry in the Nordic region. The mood at the event was reasonably upbeat with a number of new onshore wind projects in Sweden having recently secured or being close … Continue reading WindEurope’s CEO talks at VIND 2017 on the new rules of renewables

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Wind turbines suspended high in the sky have potential as an alternative power source for Saudi Arabia

The notion of tethered wind turbines that generate electricity from abundant and reliable high-altitude winds seems futuristic. Now, KAUST research led by Georgiy Stenchikov has identified the most favorable areas for high-altitude wind-energy systems in the Middle East. The results confirm that there is abundant wind energy up there that could feasibly be harnessed, bringing … Continue reading Wind turbines suspended high in the sky have potential as an alternative power source for Saudi Arabia

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Senvion signs turbine supply contract in Ontario

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, announces the signature of a turbine supply contract for an 18.45 megawatt (MW) project with wpd in the Canadian province of Ontario. The company will deliver nine Senvion MM92 type wind turbines especially designed for cold climates to White Pines windfarm in Prince Edward County. Each of … Continue reading Senvion signs turbine supply contract in Ontario

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Fugro boosts offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

Global experience at over 100 offshore wind farms has led to involvement for Fugro in the emerging offshore wind farm market in Taiwan. Complementing its 30 years of experience offshore Taiwan, Fugro has completed geotechnical and geophysical surveys for feasibility studies, installation, commissioning and cost-effective operation of offshore wind farms in UK, European and North … Continue reading Fugro boosts offshore wind energy projects in Taiwan

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Vestas introduces V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine to China

In response to customer demand for a turbine for low and ultra-low wind conditions, Vestas today officially introduced the V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine to the Chinese market, as a build-up to China Wind Power 2017, the annual trade fair in China’s wind power industry. The V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine combines Vestas’ industry-leading innovation with the 2 MW … Continue reading Vestas introduces V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine to China

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Wind energy: the resource that could power the world

The wind rips along the Humber estuary in Hull. It’s the kind that presses your coat to your back and pushes you on to your toes. “A bit too windy,” shouts Andy Sykes, before his words are swept away. He is the head of operational excellence at the Siemens factory, which supplies blades – the … Continue reading Wind energy: the resource that could power the world

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Wind energy to overtake coal power in Texas

Wind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after Friday’s news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the next year. The utility firm Luminant announced that it would close the Sandow Power Plant and the Big Brown Power Plant in early 2018. The power plants comprise 2,300 megawatts of … Continue reading Wind energy to overtake coal power in Texas

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Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES) has stepped up its lobbying of the Baltic States’ governments to expedite their development of offshore wind. EUFORES is a cross-party network of members of the European Parliament and the legislatures of individual EU member states. EUFORES’ president, Claude Turmes, who is also an MEP, signed a … Continue reading Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

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WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addresses the importance of Offshore Wind Ports

On 10 October, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed an audience composed of members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) in Tampere, Finland. Dickson gave a global overview of the current market data and the outlook for offshore wind, highlighting the unique role of offshore wind ports in cost reduction and efficiency in offshore wind … Continue reading WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addresses the importance of Offshore Wind Ports

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Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

On 13 October, the Floatgen project, which aims at demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of floating wind turbines, was officially inaugurated.   The project will see the deployment of a 2 MW floating wind turbine, at the SEM-REV test site located 12 nautical miles from the city of Le Croisic on the French Atlantic … Continue reading Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

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Nordex Group launches 140 meter-rotor for AW3000 platform

The Nordex Group has launched a new 140-meter rotor option for its AW3000 wind turbine platform that delivers lower cost of energy for lighter-wind sites. The AW140/3000 boasts one of the highest capacity factors in its class and is the latest addition to the proven AW3000 platform. The design of the AW140/3000 is optimized for … Continue reading Nordex Group launches 140 meter-rotor for AW3000 platform

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Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

In East Africa, Kenyan authorities’ failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Ras Ngomeni in Malindi, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania. According to Kenya’s Business Daily, the Swedish firm VR Holding AB, which is the developer of the wind power … Continue reading Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

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Wind energy in Mongolia: wind farm the first in a planned 8 GW

Developer Clean Energy Asia’s Tsetsii windfarm in Umnugobi province in the Gobi desert came online on 6 October and is able to supply 5 per cent of Mongolia’s power demand. This week the country held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next wind project in its planned tranche, Engie’s 55 MW Sainshand plant, which is located … Continue reading Wind energy in Mongolia: wind farm the first in a planned 8 GW

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Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale, a new study suggests. The new study comes at a time of reckoning for terrestrial wind power. Before the current wind power … Continue reading Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

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The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

The Estraden is a Finnish cargo ship that sails the North Sea six times a week. And though it burns oil, it is sailing in the sense that its engines are powered in part by the wind. The Rotor Sail is the wind-power technology enabling the wide-scale experiment to green the shipping industry, and it’s … Continue reading The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

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Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

France’s first floating offshore turbine – and it’s first offshore wind turbine at all – was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today.   The 2MW Vestas turbine is primed for the École Centrale de Nantes and CNRS’s SEM-REV offshore test site, after which it will be installed off the coast of Croisic for an initial period … Continue reading Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

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USTDA Supports Renewable Wind Energy in Vietnam Through U.S. Solutions

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECC2), a leading Vietnamese power engineering company, to support development of a 100 megawatt (MW) wind farm in southern Vietnam. PECC2 selected DVN KEMA Renewables, Inc. (Seattle, WA) to carry out the project design and feasibility study.  DNV … Continue reading USTDA Supports Renewable Wind Energy in Vietnam Through U.S. Solutions

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