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Prestigious German University Partners With MTS To Advance Wind Turbine Performance

MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced that it will collaborate with GE Power Conversion to supply a simulation system to RWTH Aachen University for its Center for Wind Power Drives (CWD). RWTH Aachen University will use this equipment to study and design wind … Continue reading Prestigious German University Partners With MTS To Advance Wind Turbine Performance

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Hydrogen plant starts storing wind energy in Germany

A power-to-gas (P2G) unit installed by E.ON in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany today injected hydrogen into the natural gas system for the first time as part of a function test. During the test, which lasted three hours, the unit produced 160 cubic meters of hydrogen, which was injected into the gas pipeline system. It marks … Continue reading Hydrogen plant starts storing wind energy in Germany

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Merkel Sticks to Target of 1 Million Electric Vehicles on Roads by 2020

German “angst” is holding back adoption of electric vehicles there, remarked BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer a couple of weeks ago. The Nissan LEAF Sells for a Few Ticks Below $49,000 in Germany But German Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn’t seem to care about that pent up angst. Merkel, just days ago, reaffirmed the German target of … Continue reading Merkel Sticks to Target of 1 Million Electric Vehicles on Roads by 2020

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Iberdrola completes geotechnical studies for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

Key geotechnical feasibility studies on the site of Wikinger offshore wind farm have been successfully concluded, with a total cost of €20 million. The studies comprised a full geological survey of the seabed in an area of some 34 square kilometres. Also, stratigraphic samples of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks were drilled out and seismic surveys … Continue reading Iberdrola completes geotechnical studies for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

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Wind energy to lure back German lobsters decimated by WW2

New wind farms off Germany’s North Sea coast will provide an ideal habitat that could help restore the lobster population near Heligoland after British bombing during and after World War II drove them away. Biologists at the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research are breeding 3,000 lobsters to be released next year into the … Continue reading Wind energy to lure back German lobsters decimated by WW2

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Alstom hands over offshore substation for Trianel

The Borkum wind farm consists of 80 wind turbines situated on 56 kilometres-squared, north of the Borkum coast. The wind farm has a generation capacity of 400MW – enough to supply almost 200,000 households with power. Alstom’s offshore wind power substation platform connects the turbines to the onshore power grid at the connection point. Wolfgang … Continue reading Alstom hands over offshore substation for Trianel

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Zernitz II wind farm completed and Langwedel II wind farm under construction

The wind farm project developer, PNE WIND AG, has completed the construction of the “Zernitz II” wind farm in Brandenburg comprising of three Vestas V90 wind turbines with a hub height of 95 meters and a total nominal capacity of 6 MW. The wind turbines are already operating. In addition, PNE WIND AG has begun … Continue reading Zernitz II wind farm completed and Langwedel II wind farm under construction

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DONG Energy enters into agreements on 6 megawatt offshore wind turbines with Siemens AG for German projects

DONG Energy and Siemens AG have entered into agreements securing potential supplies and servicing of a total of 154 offshore wind turbines of 6 megawatt each, giving a total capacity of 924 megawatt. The agreements give DONG Energy the option to install the turbines on its Gode Wind projects in Germany from 2015. Utilisation of … Continue reading DONG Energy enters into agreements on 6 megawatt offshore wind turbines with Siemens AG for German projects

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Is German offshore wind energy under threat?

Headlines in the German media have said recently that Germany’s offshore wind sector could be facing support cuts, on top of suffering from the already costly grid connection delays. So what is the future of German offshore wind power? We spoke to Andreas Wagner, CEO of the Offshore Wind Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie) and part of … Continue reading Is German offshore wind energy under threat?

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Fossil fuel power sources cost more than renewables in Germany

If all the costs of fossil fuel power generation were detailed in German power bills they would exceed the costs of renewable energy “by a wide margin”, a study by Greenpeace Energy Germany and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) says. Currently German power bills clearly outline the cost of the EEG – the support … Continue reading Fossil fuel power sources cost more than renewables in Germany

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Ballast Nedam Signs Contract for Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Ballast Nedam has signed a contract for the installation of foundations at the German EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm with ARGE BALTIC 2 Foundations, a joint venture between HOCHTIEF Solutions AG, GeoSea N.V. and HOCHTIEF Offshore Crewing GmbH. Ballast Nedam will erect the project’s 39 monopile and transition piece foundations and provide the logistics … Continue reading Ballast Nedam Signs Contract for Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind Works Power Corp. Announces Permits and Procurement of Enercon Wind Turbines for Wind Farm Burg II in Germany

Wind Works Power Corp. (OTC:WWPW – News)(WKN: A0RPM2) is pleased to announce that it received permits to commence construction on its 6.9 megawatt (MW) Wind Park Burg II project in Germany. Phase one of this project, Wind Park Burg I, is a 4 MW project that Wind Works developed and built on-time and on-budget. The … Continue reading Wind Works Power Corp. Announces Permits and Procurement of Enercon Wind Turbines for Wind Farm Burg II in Germany

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German Wind Energy Association criticises Saxony’s climate programme

German Wind Energy Association finds the published energy and climate programme of Saxony’s government inadequate to the current era of renewable energy, news agency Dapd reported today. The chairman of the association in Saxony, Martin Maslaton, criticised that the German state of Saxony wants to keep hold of brown coal for generations ahead. According to … Continue reading German Wind Energy Association criticises Saxony’s climate programme

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Nordex: 10 firm wind energy contracts for over 80 MW received

The Nordex Group’s German business is continuing to grow – especially in the light wind sector. Since the launch of series production in summer 2012, Nordex has installed approximately 60 wind turbines. In the first few weeks of the year, it gained new orders comprising in total 84 MW for its N117/2400 wind turbine. Most … Continue reading Nordex: 10 firm wind energy contracts for over 80 MW received

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