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Vattenfall inaugurates 150 MW Ormonde offshore wind farm

Vattenfall has officially inaugurated the 150MW Ormonde offshore wind farm in waters off the coast of Cumbria, North West England. The facility consists of 30 5MW turbines supplied by German manufacturer REpower, subsidiary of Suzlon, and represents an investment of £500m. Around 33 per cent of the expenditure went to UK businesses. Construction at the … Continue reading Vattenfall inaugurates 150 MW Ormonde offshore wind farm

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Business Leaders Urge Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

The PTC provides a tax credit of 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour of renewable power generated and, if lawmakers fail to act, is set to expire in 2012. Originally signed into law by George H.W. Bush, the tax credit has helped to strengthen energy diversity, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and keep electricity costs low for … Continue reading Business Leaders Urge Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

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Wind energy industry calls on Congress to avert more layoffs

Siemens Wind Power, a leading manufacturer of wind turbines, yesterday announced more than 1,000 layoffs, or approximately half their U.S. labor force. The move will cut half the workforce at the company’s turbine plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, and also lay off workers at plants in Iowa andFlorida. Layoffs continue to mount throughout the development and … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls on Congress to avert more layoffs

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PTC: Siemens to lay off 615 in Iowa, Kansas, Florida

Supporters of wind energy are predicting that what happens in Congress over the next several days could be crucial to the fate of the industry. A wind energy equipment manufacturer says it will lay off 615 workers in Iowa, Kansas and Florida in part because Congress has not renewed a tax credit for wind energy. … Continue reading PTC: Siemens to lay off 615 in Iowa, Kansas, Florida

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Europe’s emerging wind energy markets set to grow while mature markets experience difficulties

Spain and Portugal both have significant electricity tariff deficits. In recent years the electricity prices have not reflected generation costs due to a political decision. Renewables are disproportionately blamed for increasing electricity prices in these countries. The national authorities are taking tough measures to deal with the deficit in particular Spain whose government has just … Continue reading Europe’s emerging wind energy markets set to grow while mature markets experience difficulties

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Wind power project shows what’s at stake with PTC delay

The story, by Dan Ferber, looks at the Wildcat wind farm near Elwood, Ind.  Mike Behringer of White Construction, an Indiana-based company that is handling the installation of the wind turbines, describes the work involved. A Midwest Energy News story about a wind farm going up in Indiana gives a clear picture of how wind … Continue reading Wind power project shows what’s at stake with PTC delay

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American Wind Energy Association Conducts “Real World” Training for OSHA

Thirty-seven attendees of the program were trained to climb the ladder structure of a wind turbine and perform self-rescue. They were able to access a Nacelle, the cover housing that contains all of the generating components in a wind turbine to develop a better understanding of how a wind turbine operates.       On … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Conducts “Real World” Training for OSHA

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Gamesa gets 30 MW wind power order from Indo Rama Renewables

For Gamesa this contract comes weeks after the announcement of the single largest 75 MW order with another IPP, ReNew Power, in Maharashtra. India contributed 14 per cent of Gamesa’s total sales in the first half of 2012. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy -through its subsidiary in India-, has signed a new … Continue reading Gamesa gets 30 MW wind power order from Indo Rama Renewables

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Vestas V112-3.0 MW wind turbine reaches 3 GW milestone

Designed to lower Cost of Energy and offer unprecedented reliability for our customers, the V112-3.0 MW turbine has turned out to be exactly what an increasingly competitive market has been looking for. Reaching 3 GW of orders after less than two years in the market demonstrates strong customer commitment to Vestas and the V112-3.0 MW … Continue reading Vestas V112-3.0 MW wind turbine reaches 3 GW milestone

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Vestas poised to launch new low-wind 3 MW wind turbine

The new V126-3.0 MW turbine has a rotor diameter of 126 metres to target low wind conditions (i.e. wind class IEC III) and features a structural shell blade design. The well-known blade design halves the capital investment in new production lines, improves flexibility in manufacturing, and at the same time maintains the reliability and high … Continue reading Vestas poised to launch new low-wind 3 MW wind turbine

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Wind energy: Iowa coalition calls on Congress to renew PTC

Sixty-five groups and individuals from Iowa, including a number of very prominent organizations such as the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, recently signed onto a joint letter to the state’s Congressional delegation urging action on an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The letter urged the legislators to “keep … Continue reading Wind energy: Iowa coalition calls on Congress to renew PTC

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Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) announced that it had submitted an application to the Scottish Government for consent to develop offshore wind power at three sites within Zone 1 of The Crown Estate’s Third Round of offshore wind licensing. The application for the outer Moray Firth, 22km (13.5 miles) from the Caithness coast has been … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

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OWPST and Eolica Brasil team up for offshore wind power JV

The new company, Servemar, will also market the Titan 200 in Latin America and the Caribbean. OWPST holds a 49% stake in the venture. Offshore Wind Power Systems of Texas (OWPST) has formed a joint venture with developer Eolica Brasil to use its proprietary mobile jack-up platform for an ambitious 11.2GW wind energy project planned … Continue reading OWPST and Eolica Brasil team up for offshore wind power JV

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Record amount of UK wind energy generated

Highest ever amount of electricity from wind for National Grid. More than 4 gigawatts generated at peak point today .Nearly 11% of supply to National Grid comes from wind power. RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy association, is celebrating new figures from National Grid which show that a record-breaking amount of electricity was generated by … Continue reading Record amount of UK wind energy generated

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France seen turning to wind energy and solar power for ‘ecological patriotism’

France’s government begins a review of the world’s most nuclear-dependent country’s energy policy on Friday (14 September), strongly in support of its small and ailing renewables sector in an effort to boost local jobs and growth. The French government will launch a second tender to build offshore wind parks on Sept. 16, followed by a … Continue reading France seen turning to wind energy and solar power for ‘ecological patriotism’

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Offshore wind energy could power entire U.S. East Coast

A new analysis by Stanford researchers reveals that there is enough offshore wind along the U.S. East Coast to meet the electricity demands of at least one-third of the country. The scientists paid special attention to the Maine-to-Virginia corridor; the historical lack of strong hurricanes in the region makes it a favorable site for offshore … Continue reading Offshore wind energy could power entire U.S. East Coast

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Solar power and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

Renewable energies such as wind, sun and biogas are set to become increasingly important in generating electricity. If increasing numbers of wind turbines and photovoltaic systems feed electrical energy into the grid, it becomes denser – and more distributed. Therefore, instead of a small number of large power plants, it links a larger number of … Continue reading Solar power and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

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Gamesa wind energy listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Gamesa is listed on other sustainability indexes, including the FTSE4Good, Ethibel Sustainability Index and Global Challenges Index, among other indexes. For a sixth consecutive year, Gamesa is listed on Dow Jones’ global sustainability index (Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, or DJSI World), which tracks the world’s leading corporations in sustainability best practices based on economic, … Continue reading Gamesa wind energy listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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