Category Archives: wind energy

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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GE Announces Record Onshore Wind Energy Orders for 2016

GE Renewable Energy today announced it secured over 7 GW in onshore wind orders in 2016. The company had previously announced that GE’s Onshore Wind business booked over $3B of orders in the fourth quarter alone, partly thanks to a strong market in the US.   As part of these record results, GE Renewable Energy’s … Continue reading GE Announces Record Onshore Wind Energy Orders for 2016

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Large wind power plant to be built in Russia

Vassily Golubev, Governor of the Rostov region, has signed an order on allocation of 133 hectares of land to the “Azovsky VES” company for the construction of a wind power plant for 10 bln roubles (about $167 m). As Construction.RU has been told by the regional press office, the power plant with the capacity of … Continue reading Large wind power plant to be built in Russia

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Vestas reports a record year

For full-year 2016, revenue amounted to EUR 10.2bn, EBIT margin before special items was 13.9 percent, total net investments* were EUR 617m, and the free cash flow* amounted to EUR 1,564m – in line with the expectations to revenue of EUR 10.0bn-10.5bn, EBIT margin before special items of 13-14 percent, total net investments* of approx … Continue reading Vestas reports a record year

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Why do you love wind power?

It’s time to kick off #iheartwind 2017! All month long, we want to hear from wind power’s biggest supporters about why they love wind energy. Do you support wind because it creates good, homegrown jobs? Because it increases energy independence? Or maybe because it helps clean our air? To let us know why you think … Continue reading Why do you love wind power?

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Nordex grows in Germany

The Nordex Group installed substantially more wind turbines – 267 units – in its domestic market in 2016 than in the previous year (2015: 176). This growth of around 50% slightly exceeded the internal budget. As the capacity of these turbines also rose, installed capacity climbed by an even sharper 58% over the previous year … Continue reading Nordex grows in Germany

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Kenya urged to embrace green technologies to enhance air quality

Massive investments in green technologies will not only strengthen Kenya’s resilience to climate change but also boost air quality in cities and rural towns, an expert told Xinhua on Monday. Duncan Onyango, a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s department of environmental and biosystems engineering, said that Kenya’s clean air status will only be … Continue reading Kenya urged to embrace green technologies to enhance air quality

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Canada’s wind energy industry had another year of strong growth in 2016, adding 702 MW of new capacity

Canada’s wind energy industry had another year of strong growth in 2016, adding 702 MW of new capacity through the commissioning of 21 projects in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Sixteen of these projects are owned, at least in part, by aboriginal or local communities, or municipal governments. Canada now has 11,898 MW of installed … Continue reading Canada’s wind energy industry had another year of strong growth in 2016, adding 702 MW of new capacity

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

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Greenwind S.A, a subsidiary of Pampa Energía, one of the largest power companies in Argentina, to supply 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the 100 MW Corti wind park in the Bahía Blanca, Argentina.   The order is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract and comprises … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

WindEurope launches a unique digital platform in the presence of European Commission Vice-President Šef?ovi?. The Daily Wind Power Numbers platform will inform policy makers, stakeholders and citizens every day on: the share of wind in yesterday’s power mix in Europe, broken down by Member State; yesterday’s hourly electricity mix (all fuels and technologies), again broken down … Continue reading WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

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