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

The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. The wind park is located at Overyanovka village, Novotroitsk district, in the Kherson province in southern Ukraine. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2017.   “We are pleased … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy works for America

  Rep. Tom Reed (R, NY-23) penned an op-ed in The Hill this week explaining why the wind energy Production Tax Credit should be considered a successful policy, and why he thinks wind works for America. Rep. Reed cited wind’s large-scale job creation, the income it provides to rural communities, and the economic investment it … Continue reading Wind energy works for America

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From the classroom to the field and back

Wisconsin native Justin Barrett was living in Colorado, working at retail in a job he didn’t find fulfilling. It was time for a change, so he went back home to start something new. “I wasn’t doing anything that I really enjoyed and decided that it was time for me to grow up and find a … Continue reading From the classroom to the field and back

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This WWII-era submarine factory now builds wind turbine towers

I’ve often written about the old Maytag factory in Newton, Iowa where Trinity Structural Towers now builds wind turbine towers. During my tour through Wisconsin last week, I learned Trinity isn’t the only company doing this—Broadwind Towers is also giving a second life to a decades-old factory in the city of Manitowoc. In 2004, Broadwind … Continue reading This WWII-era submarine factory now builds wind turbine towers

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Trainees today, trainers tomorrow: the future of the wind industry

Jobs are a hot topic in today’s political landscape, and the wind industry proudly hosts the country’s fastest growing profession: wind turbine technician. The outlook for “tower monkeys,” as they are colloquially known, is bright—the field will grow 108 percent over the next decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number was … Continue reading Trainees today, trainers tomorrow: the future of the wind industry

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Wind power the next innovation in shipping

More than a century after shifting away from wind power, the shipping industry is looking at ways to harness ocean breezes once again — this time to reduce reliance on fuel. The latest effort by Denmark’s Maersk Tankers uses rotating cylinders about 30m high that can function as hi-tech sails. The company, a unit of … Continue reading Wind power the next innovation in shipping

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Broad coalition ask Congress to invest in America’s electricity grid

A diverse group of businesses from the energy, manufacturing, construction and environmental sectors sent a letter to Congressional leaders today calling for investment in America’s electricity grid. The coalition reminded lawmakers that ensuring reliable access to affordable electricity is necessary to keep business strong. Updating the country’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs will … Continue reading Broad coalition ask Congress to invest in America’s electricity grid

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AWEA, NEMA, SEIA, WIRES urge Congress to streamline US electrical infrastructure projects

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers, are calling for Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure. A co-signed letter by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Solar … Continue reading AWEA, NEMA, SEIA, WIRES urge Congress to streamline US electrical infrastructure projects

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Vestas receives order for 31 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in southern Germany

The firm and unconditional order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement and a VestasOnline® SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is expected to be finalised in the second half of 2017. “Working with Vestas on the Kohlenstraße wind park feels … Continue reading Vestas receives order for 31 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines in southern Germany

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Nordex receives new order in Finland

The international developer ABO Wind has placed another order with Nordex to build a wind farm in Finland. Following the customer’s last order covering nine turbines in November 2016, a new one has now been placed for three N131/3000s for a new project in west Finland. Nordex will supply the machines for the “Muntila” wind … Continue reading Nordex receives new order in Finland

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Siemens low wind prototype turbine installed in Drantum

Siemens’ new direct-drive low wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model SWT-3.15-142, with a rotor diameter of 142 meters has successfully passed prototype approval and has now been erected at the Drantum wind test site in Jutland, Denmark. The IEC Class IIIA wind turbine is the first Siemens model to be … Continue reading Siemens low wind prototype turbine installed in Drantum

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Abengoa starts commissioning tests of the Campo Palomas wind farm in Uruguay

On February 21, wind turbine number 19 of this wind farm was connected to the grid and started generating electricity. The company is also involved in the Artilleros and Colonia Arias wind farms, which are both located in the south of Uruguay.  Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability … Continue reading Abengoa starts commissioning tests of the Campo Palomas wind farm in Uruguay

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Wind energy now No. 1 renewable electric resource in U.S.

Wind power has surpassed hydroelectric as the top renewable electric resource in the United States, according to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association. This puts wind power as the fourth highest overall electric energy source behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy. A “balance of power, if you will in terms of … Continue reading Wind energy now No. 1 renewable electric resource in U.S.

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Senvion announces extensive program for the future

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has presented an extensive program today. It will secure the company’s long-term competitiveness. The initiative will identify excess costs across the entire company, opportunities to reduce overcapacity in production, and invest in research and development, new technologies as well as the quality of Senvion’s products and services. … Continue reading Senvion announces extensive program for the future

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Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities. Antitrust approvals have now been obtained in all required jurisdictions, and all the conditions precedent for the merger have been satisfied. Subject to pending closing actions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger early April, … Continue reading Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

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Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities. Antitrust approvals have now been obtained in all required jurisdictions, and all the conditions precedent for the merger have been satisfied. Subject to pending closing actions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger early in … Continue reading Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

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Senvion announces extensive program for the future

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has presented an extensive program today. It will secure the company’s long-term competitiveness. The initiative will identify excess costs across the entire company, opportunities to reduce overcapacity in production, and invest in research and development, new technologies as well as the quality of Senvion’s products and services. … Continue reading Senvion announces extensive program for the future

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Tunisia to invest US$1 billion in renewable energy in 2017

The Tunisian government said recently that it is expected to invest about an equivalent of one billion U.S. dollars to produce 1,000 megawatts of power from renewable energy in 2017. Of the 1000 megawatts, 350 will be produced by wind power, 650 by photovoltaic energy, according to the Energy General Direction of the Tunisian Ministry … Continue reading Tunisia to invest US$1 billion in renewable energy in 2017

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Iran launches wind farm with 22 wind turbines

Iran’s Energy Ministry inaugurated a 55-megawatt (MW) wind farm in town of Takestan in Qazvin province on Sunday, semi-official Fars news agency reported.   “Iranian MAPNA group of companies has invested over 92 million U.S. dollars for the project, and the wind farm will be able to supply 15 percent of Iran’s electricity,” an Iranian … Continue reading Iran launches wind farm with 22 wind turbines

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Wind energy rise makes 248,000 wind related jobs by 2020 possible

As the largest renewable resource in the U.S. grows, so will wind-related job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans. That was the news released yesterday as AWEA joined Navigant Consulting to release new analysis showing the U.S. wind industry will drive over $85 billion in economic activity over the next four years while wind-related employment will … Continue reading Wind energy rise makes 248,000 wind related jobs by 2020 possible

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