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Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

With new, larger 116 meter and 120 meter rotors, the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW offer industry-leading levelised cost of energy at park level in medium, low, and ultra-low wind conditions globally, though particularly well-suited for the U.S., India and China. The new variants build on Vestas’ 2 MW platform, delivering increased swept area and … Continue reading Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

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Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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WindEurope gathered 90 wind energy experts to discuss wind turbine sound

WindEurope gathered 90 wind energy experts for a two-day workshop in Gdansk, Poland, to discuss the latest developments on wind turbine sound. The 3rd edition workshop addressed the characteristics of sound from wind turbines, its impact on humans and how this applies to low frequency and infrasound. Presentations addressed practical and operational issues such as … Continue reading WindEurope gathered 90 wind energy experts to discuss wind turbine sound

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LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind turbine blade plant in Turkey

LM Wind Power, the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of wind turbine blades, announced today that it has broken ground for a 17 hectares piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, from the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI). The site will become home to a world class, high technology factory for the manufacture and distribution … Continue reading LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind turbine blade plant in Turkey

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GE Renewable Energy Begins Shipping Its First Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelles to the United States

GE Renewable Energy is shipping its first offshore wind turbine nacelles, produced in France in its Saint-Nazaire plant, to the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The GE plant in Saint-Nazaire is getting ready to produce 66 Haliade turbines for Germany and 238 turbines for French wind farms. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Begins Shipping Its First Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelles to the United States

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Nordex installing the world’s tallest wind turbine

Nordex has installed the world’s tallest wind turbine to date in Hausbay in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. With a hub height of 164 metres and a rotor length of 65.5 metres, the N131/3300 wind power system reaches a total height of just under 230 metres. Located roughly 100 kilometres west of Frankfurt/Main, the “Hausbay-Bickenbach” … Continue reading Nordex installing the world’s tallest wind turbine

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Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

Responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest, Vestas will introduce its largest onshore turbines to China.  “We are continuously bringing our latest technologies, products, and service solutions to China, and we are determined to grow together with our partners in the country while simultaneously leveraging on the continuous supply chain localisation in China for … Continue reading Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

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Goldwind Unseats Vestas as No. 1 Wind Turbine Supplier

A new report from Navigant Research examines changes that occurred in the wind energy sector during 2015 and provides forecasts for 2016-2020, as well as an outlook through 2025. With growth occurring in almost every market, 2015 marked another record-breaking year for the wind industry. Due to the revival of the U.S. and German markets, … Continue reading Goldwind Unseats Vestas as No. 1 Wind Turbine Supplier

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Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

Siemens has received two orders for onshore wind projects in Ireland. With 36 Siemens D3 direct drive wind turbines, the Cloosh Valley Wind Farm – also known as Galway Wind Park Phase 2 – will add 108 megawatts (MW) to Ireland’s renewable energy capacity. A second order includes 20 SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines for the Irish … Continue reading Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

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Siemens launches new wind turbine in the U.S. wind power market

Premiering at the AWEA Windpower 2015 tradeshow in Orlando, Florida: The Siemens SWT-2.3-120 is the first wind turbine designed by Siemens to specifically meet the demands of its North and South American customers. The powerful new turbine features a 120-meter rotor, enabling it to achieve an industry-leading capacity factor. It is the next step in … Continue reading Siemens launches new wind turbine in the U.S. wind power market

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Centerbridge completes acquisition of wind power manufacturer Senvion

The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SE (“Senvion”), previously part of the Indian group Suzlon Energy Limited (“Suzlon”), has changed owners. Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”), through its Centerbridge Capital Partners private equity investing strategy, has successfully completed the acquisition of Hamburg-based Senvion. All the necessary administrative, legal and financial preparations for the transfer of ownership are … Continue reading Centerbridge completes acquisition of wind power manufacturer Senvion

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Senvion delivers tallest onshore wind turbine type to Belgium

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth-largest wind turbine manufacturer, has concluded a contract with Storm on the construction of the foundations and the delivery and installation of three Senvion 3.2M114 wind turbines in Belgium. The wind turbines, each with a hub height of 143 metres, are intended for … Continue reading Senvion delivers tallest onshore wind turbine type to Belgium

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Senvion (Suzlon) installs prototype of new 6.2M152 offshore wind turbine

Senvion SE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suzlon, the world’s fifth largest* manufacturer of wind turbines, erected the prototype of the Senvion 6.2M152 with the largest rotor diameter in the product range on 3 December 2014. The project is a first for the company in two respects: blades of this size have never been developed, built, … Continue reading Senvion (Suzlon) installs prototype of new 6.2M152 offshore wind turbine

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SoftBank invests Altaeros’ airborne wind turbine

SoftBank has invested $7 million in Altaeros Energies, which is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and makes airborne wind turbines. SoftBank’s investment shows just how wide the company’s investment portfolio is. It also comes at a time when investments in clean-tech companies have fallen, due in part to the increasing availability of renewable … Continue reading SoftBank invests Altaeros’ airborne wind turbine

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EOCYCLE 25 direct-drive wind turbine

Eocycle Technologies Inc., designer and manufacturer of the EOCYCLE 25 direct-drive wind turbine, has entered into a long-term agreement with Mita-Teknik A/S of Denmark for the supply of wind turbine controls. Mita-Teknik’s control systems will further enhance the safe and reliable operation of the EOCYCLE 25 wind turbine while optimizing its energy yield under all … Continue reading EOCYCLE 25 direct-drive wind turbine

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New Siemens D3 Wind Turbines for High Energy Yields at Low Wind Power Sites

A growing number of onshore wind farms in Germany and throughout Europe are being sited in regions with moderate to low wind speeds. Siemens Energy is responding to this trend with its new Model SWT-3.3-130 wind turbine. Delivering 3.3 megawatts of electric power, this wind power unit extracts the maximum energy yield from low to … Continue reading New Siemens D3 Wind Turbines for High Energy Yields at Low Wind Power Sites

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Trinity, a portable wind turbine power station for charging USB devices

Skajaquoda just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new product Trinity. Trinity folds together into a 12″ cylinder that you can carry with you wherever you go. Trinity has a 15W generator and a built in battery that holds 15,000 mAh. It’s extremely simple to operate Trinity. To open the three blades you simply pull … Continue reading Trinity, a portable wind turbine power station for charging USB devices

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Senvion (Suzlon) installs prototype of new 6.2M152 offshore wind turbine

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth-largest manufacturer of wind turbines, has started to install the prototype of its new 6.2M152. With this turbine, the company is setting new standards for efficient electricity generation in offshore wind farms. In a first step, the access routes to the Langen-Neuenwalde location … Continue reading Senvion (Suzlon) installs prototype of new 6.2M152 offshore wind turbine

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Siemens achieves major step in type certification for 6MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Siemens Wind Power has received the Provisional Type Certificate from GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) for its 6 megawatt offshore wind turbine. The Provisional Type Certificate is a milestone towards the final certification of the wind turbine. It attests the conformity of the wind turbine design, manufacturing and testing processes for all safety relevant items … Continue reading Siemens achieves major step in type certification for 6MW Offshore Wind Turbine

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GES installs Gamesa offshore wind turbine

Gamesa has recently developed its first offshore prototype, with installation by GES, a provider of construction and maintenance services for the wind and solar industry. Gamesa’s G128-5.0 turbine has been assembled in the Arigana Quay in the Canary Islands, while the different components of the 5 MW were produced in Spain and shipped to the … Continue reading GES installs Gamesa offshore wind turbine

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