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Nordex obtains unit certificate for N117/3000

On 3 February 2017 the Nordex Group received the unit certificate according to VDE-AR-N 4120 (Technical requirements for the connection and operation of customer installations to the high voltage network (TCC High Voltage) for the N117/3000 turbine from FGH Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH in Mannheim. Presentation of the unit certificate is a prerequisite for connection to the … Continue reading Nordex obtains unit certificate for N117/3000

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Gamesa reaffirms its leadership in India with orders for the supply of 278 MW at seven wind developments

Gamesa continues to reinforce its positioning in India, where the company has ranked as the leading OEM for the last three years, with seven new orders. Specifically, the company will supply a total of 278 MW to several customers. Gamesa will supply, install and commission the turbines at all seven developments. Three of them are … Continue reading Gamesa reaffirms its leadership in India with orders for the supply of 278 MW at seven wind developments

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China Leads Global Wind Power Installation in 2016

China once again led the way globally in terms of installed wind power capacity in 2016, illustrating its continued commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report. In 2016, China installed 23.3 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity, almost three times the 8.2 GW that the U.S., which took second place, installed … Continue reading China Leads Global Wind Power Installation in 2016

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New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

A region stretching from Montana to Texas set a new record this week, hitting a mark many considered impossible just a few years ago: wind supplied the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) with 52 percent of its electricity on Sunday. The SPP is a grid operator for parts of 14 states and manages over 60,000 miles … Continue reading New record: plain states exceed 50 percent wind power

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Wind farm ownership plans backed by community leaders

An East Ayrshire wind farm project has been praised by a prominent local community figure, citing its potential to substantially boost the regional economy. Lethans Wind Farm, which is being proposed by Hamilton based employer, Banks Renewables, is offering the community the chance to maximise the local benefit from the development with a community share … Continue reading Wind farm ownership plans backed by community leaders

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International team seeks better picture of wind as it moves over rugged terrain

Machines have invaded a windswept rural valley in eastern Portugal. Squat white containers stare at the hillsides, sweeping lasers across the eucalyptus-studded slopes, and towers bristling with scientific instruments soar 100 meters into the air. Their international team of minders will spend the next five months measuring nearly everything it can about the wind that … Continue reading International team seeks better picture of wind as it moves over rugged terrain

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Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

Southwest Power Pool set a wind-penetration record of 52.1 percent at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 12, becoming the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50 percent of its load at a given time with wind energy. The milestone beats a previous North American RTO record of 49.2 percent that SPP … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool sets North American record for wind energy

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#iheartwind 2017: Let’s see what people are saying

Valentine’s Day 2017 marks the halfway point of this year’s #iheartwind campaign, so let’s take a look at why people are loving homegrown wind power. You still have 10 days to let the world know why wind energy matters to you! Fill out our sign and let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using … Continue reading #iheartwind 2017: Let’s see what people are saying

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KEPCO to add wind power plant in Jordan

South Korea’s state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) on Tuesday broke ground for its first wind power plant in the Middle East. The wind farm in Fujeij located near Amman, Jordan on Monday would be able to generate 89 megawatt of power a year capable of powering 30,000 households. KEPCO won the deal from state-run … Continue reading KEPCO to add wind power plant in Jordan

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China leads with wind energy

2016 saw China install 23.3 GW (gigawatt) of new wind capacity, representing 42.7 percent of the total global market share, according to the latest report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).   The growth in the wind energy sector in the country comes after the National Energy Administration announced plans in December 2016 to … Continue reading China leads with wind energy

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Ingeteam takes wind converter top spot after record-breaking year

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it achieved a new record year for the deliveries of its wind power converters worldwide. With nearly 5 GW of new capacity added in 2016 alone, a total of 36,414 MW of wind turbines have been equipped with Ingeteam’s technology since 1995, making … Continue reading Ingeteam takes wind converter top spot after record-breaking year

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The Evolution of Wind Power in 2016

The Evolution of Wind Power is the result from a cooperation between The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and renewable energy software company Greenbyte. The interactive map reveals the cumulative installed capacity per country, continent and the world between 1981-2017. Let’s take a closer look at the figures and see what has happened in the … Continue reading The Evolution of Wind Power in 2016

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AXYS to participate in first stage of wind development in Port-La Nouvelle France

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is pleased to announce its participation in French EolMed wind development initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan. An AXYS WatchKeeper buoy will be deployed by French company Créocéan on the behalf of QUADRAN, at the location over the next year to gather comprehensive metocean data. This marks the … Continue reading AXYS to participate in first stage of wind development in Port-La Nouvelle France

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Vestas leaps to top spot in U.S. wind energy market

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has leapt to the top of the U.S. wind market, overtaking General Electric in new capacity installed last year, although slower demand growth and doubts over political support could threaten its position. Vestas came back from the brink of bankruptcy just four years ago. Now the wind industry … Continue reading Vestas leaps to top spot in U.S. wind energy market

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North Carolina’s first wind farm starts operations

The Amazon Wind Farm US East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind, in North Carolina has started operations. The facility reached full commercial operation this month and began delivering power in December 2016. It features 104 modern wind turbines that will produce 208MW of energy, enough to power the equivalent of approximately 61,000 US homes … Continue reading North Carolina’s first wind farm starts operations

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Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW. Led by China, the US, Germany, and India; and with surprisingly strong showings from France, Turkey and the Netherlands, the global market was nonetheless less than 2015’s … Continue reading Wind Power Chalks Up More Strong Numbers

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Fiber-reinforced plastics in wind turbines rose from 25 to 114 million pounds in a decade

Demand for fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites in the manufacture of wind turbine components is forecast to expand 5.9 percent per year through 2020 to 152 million pounds. This will be a moderation from the explosive growth registered between 2005 and 2015, as the country’s installed base of wind energy capacity grows more slowly.  Wind energy … Continue reading Fiber-reinforced plastics in wind turbines rose from 25 to 114 million pounds in a decade

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Gamesa will supply 52.5 MW in Thailand

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to shore up its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order  for its new turbine, the G126-2.625 MW, a product which delivers maximum output in low wind speed conditions. More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with Thailand’s developer, Gunkul Engineering Public … Continue reading Gamesa will supply 52.5 MW in Thailand

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Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

Wind accounted for 51% of all new power installations in 2016, connecting a total of 12.5 GW to the grid across the 28 EU Member States – 10.923 MW in onshore and 1,567 MW offshore. Europe installed 12.5 GW of gross additional wind capacity in 2016. This was 3% less than the new installations in … Continue reading Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

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Gamesa to supply the wind turbines for Indonesia’s first wind farm

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi – a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek and AC Energy Holdings- for the supply of 75 MW for the first wind farm ever to be commissioned in Indonesia, a high-potential wind market. This … Continue reading Gamesa to supply the wind turbines for Indonesia’s first wind farm

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