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CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci and E.ON have joined forces to launch a new and innovative project named CleanWinTur. The project which has been funded by Innovate UK, aims to research practical solutions to minimise the impacts of biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT). Offshore … Continue reading CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

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Poland’s new energy strategy to almost phase out onshore wind energy

Poland today revealed details of its draft energy strategy to 2040. It plans to increase its power capacity from 40 GW to 73 GW and expects the share of coal to fall from 80% of electricity consumption today to 60% by 2030. They plan to build 6-9 GW of new nuclear by 2043 and 10 … Continue reading Poland’s new energy strategy to almost phase out onshore wind energy

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Competitive prices in Polish onshore wind energy auction

The results of the first Polish onshore wind power auction were announced today. Prices came it at between €37 and €50/MWh according to Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office. 23 developers entered 31 successful bids for around 1 GW of capacity. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “These prices are extremely competitive. They’re lower than we’ve seen in … Continue reading Competitive prices in Polish onshore wind energy auction

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Nordex supplies seven large wind turbines for a wind farm to Ireland

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has placed an order with the Nordex Group for the supply of seven N100/3300 turbines for the “Kilathmoy” wind farm in Ireland. The contract also includes a Premium Service Agreement with a term of 20 years.   The 23.1 megawatt “Kilathmoy” wind farm is being built in county … Continue reading Nordex supplies seven large wind turbines for a wind farm to Ireland

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Enercon eyes 1.1 GW Swedish wind energy from 2020

German wind energy producer Enercon will proceed with a plan to build up to 1.1 GW of wind power capacity at Markbygden in northern Sweden, with an initial grid connection from 2020. “We have already started working on the local infrastructure and aim to connect the first turbines to the grid in 2020 and complete … Continue reading Enercon eyes 1.1 GW Swedish wind energy from 2020

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Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

Vestas has received its first Australian wind energy order for the largest wind turbine in its product line, the V150-4.2MW. The wind turbines, ordered by long-term customer Tilt Renewables for the 336 MW Dundonnell Wind Farm, feature the latest Vestas wind power technology, proven to optimise asset performance and lower the cost of energy. This … Continue reading Vestas wins wind farm project in Victoria

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Enercon has installed wind turbines with a combined wind energy capacity of over 50 GW

Enercon has installed wind turbines with a combined wind power capacity of over 50 GW, following the installation of 16 E-103 EP2 machines at a wind farm in Vietnam. The German manufacturer said it has now installed more than 29,075 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50,027MW. The latest hardware was erected at New … Continue reading Enercon has installed wind turbines with a combined wind energy capacity of over 50 GW

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Nordex wins wind energy orders for 25 N149 wind turbines in Finland

The Nordex Group has received wind power orders from Nordic’s largest wind farm developer, OX2, for four projects in Finland, with a total installed capacity of 107.4 MW. IKEA Retail Finland, part of INGKA Group, is funding the construction, with the intention to acquire the projects when they are operational in Q1 2020. The projects … Continue reading Nordex wins wind energy orders for 25 N149 wind turbines in Finland

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LM Wind Power to Supply Blades for Goldwind 3-4 MW Wind Turbines

LM Wind Power is to supply wind turbine blades to Goldwind’s 3-4MW platform under a three-year deal. The contract is for 1.1GW of turbines and follows a 140MW pre-agreement signed last year. It covers three blade types – the LM 66.9P and P2 and the LM 69.0 P – for both international and the domestic … Continue reading LM Wind Power to Supply Blades for Goldwind 3-4 MW Wind Turbines

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Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans to Use Wind Turbines to Power Greenville, Ohio Facility

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, is building on the company’s long standing commitment to sustainability by using wind energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Greenville, Ohio. Whirlpool Corporation’s on-site renewable energy program in Ohio now includes nine wind turbines on four wind farms capable of … Continue reading Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans to Use Wind Turbines to Power Greenville, Ohio Facility

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GE to provide wind turbines and financing for 100 MW Ukrainian wind farm

GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), announced today it facilitated the raising of €90MM in project financing for stage I (100-megawatt) of DTEK Renewables B.V. Primorskaya wind electricity plant (Primorskaya WEP), located on the Sea of Azov shore in Zaporizhia region, South Ukraine.     Bayerische Landesbank, a leading German bank … Continue reading GE to provide wind turbines and financing for 100 MW Ukrainian wind farm

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Equinor offshore floating wind turbines to power North Sea oilfields

If materialised, it would be the world’s first floating offshore wind farm powering oil platforms and is estimated to cost around 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($591.5 million) and could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 200,000 tonnes per year. Equinor is considering whether to build an offshore wind farm with floating turbines to … Continue reading Equinor offshore floating wind turbines to power North Sea oilfields

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Acterra First to Bring Lely Aircon Wind Turbines to US

Acterra Group, Inc. headquartered in Marion IA, will be the first in North America to sell, install and service the Lely Aircon lineup of low noise, high-yield wind turbines. MARION, Iowa, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Lely, a premium German manufacturer known in the US for its high-quality farm equipment, is making its Lely Aircon … Continue reading Acterra First to Bring Lely Aircon Wind Turbines to US

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Käufer announced the release of a new rotor blade access system (BAS) for wind turbines generators up to 12 MW

The global leading supplier for rotor blade access systems, Gebr. Käufer GmbH Befahrtechnik are ambitious to introduce their new K-BP-4 BAS particularly aiming for the large and powerful wind turbine classes at the WindEnergy Hamburg for the first time. With the new TÜV approved system, rotor blade specialists will be enabled to perform scheduled maintenance … Continue reading Käufer announced the release of a new rotor blade access system (BAS) for wind turbines generators up to 12 MW

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Ørsted will develop Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm using Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

Ørsted will develop Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project using Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. Demonstrating that the offshore wind industry is gaining significant momentum in the United States, Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa today announced the signing of a subcontract to supply wind turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project founded by Dominion Energy. … Continue reading Ørsted will develop Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm using Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

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ABO Wind orders Nordex N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines

The Nordex Group is supplying ABO Wind, an international project developer, with two N149/4.0-4.5 turbines, each with a nominal output of 4.5 MW, for the “Wennerstorf II” wind farm. Less than eleven months have passed since the launch of this powerful turbine type and now building permission has been granted for the site to the … Continue reading ABO Wind orders Nordex N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines

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Pioneering Taiwan offshore wind project Formosa 1 Phase 2 reaches financial close with Siemens Gamesa turbines

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached financial close with its customers to supply additional 120 megawatts (MW) of capacity to the pioneering offshore wind power plant Formosa 1 Phase 2 in Taiwan. The contracts signed earlier this year include the supply and installation of the turbines and a 15-year full service agreement. Siemens Gamesa … Continue reading Pioneering Taiwan offshore wind project Formosa 1 Phase 2 reaches financial close with Siemens Gamesa turbines

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Where can you find all of the wind turbines in the U.S.?

Here at AWEA, we are proud to be called the authoritative source for information on the U.S. wind industry. We focus on providing accurate and timely information, both to our membership and to the general public. Our latest announcement is a continuation of this commitment. We’ve partnered with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and … Continue reading Where can you find all of the wind turbines in the U.S.?

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Wind energy in Italy: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas customer Fri-El Spa has through its subsidiaries Fri-El Albareto S.R.L and Green Energy Sardegna S.R.L., placed two new orders for the installation of 51 MW in Emilia Romagna and Sardinia. Both projects were awarded at the 800 MW auction held in Italy in late 2016. With this new order, Vestas has won more than … Continue reading Wind energy in Italy: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines more sustainable

Fields of spinning wind turbines inspire thoughts of earth-friendly energy, but until now, generating wind power hasn’t been as sustainable as people may have thought. It generally requires a great deal of time and energy to cure the type of resin that makes the 150-foot-wide fiberglass turbines strong and durable. When they finally wear out … Continue reading New recyclable resin makes wind turbines more sustainable

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