Category Archives: wind energy

Mammoet erects 75 turbines for the Ararat wind farm

The last rotor of Ararat Wind Farm’s 75 turbines has been installed by contractor Mammoet. The cable trenching and installation by RJE Global is also complete. To finish the project there just remains the connection of cables to the turbines required to transport electricity generated to the substation and into the grid, commissioning of the … Continue reading Mammoet erects 75 turbines for the Ararat wind farm

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ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

ALE has completed the whole turnkey solution to install the first-ever wind turbine in Saudi Arabia. Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the … Continue reading ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

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Introducing Wind Turbine Control in Breeze

Breeze, a product of Greenbyte AB in Gothenburg Sweden, is a modern user-friendly wind farm management system. With over 360 wind farms in 20 countries, Breeze is at the forefront of bringing state of the art, cloud-based software to the wind industry to increase energy production. Control allows users of Breeze to start and stop … Continue reading Introducing Wind Turbine Control in Breeze

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The electricity grid relies on diversified sources

Over the last two years, a parade of Fortune 500 companies have made substantial wind power purchases, citing low cost and price stability as reasons why wind power is good for their bottom lines. However, some observers have recently misunderstood how these deals work. The electricity grid is like an ATM As we’ve previously explained, … Continue reading The electricity grid relies on diversified sources

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Nordex obtains large-scale wind energy project in the United States

The Nordex Group has received an order to install 95 turbines in the 3 MW class in the United States. The project is the first follow-up order from a Safe Harbor transaction agreed upon with a major international power supplier at the end of last year. Thanks to choosing the Safe Harbor solution, the customer … Continue reading Nordex obtains large-scale wind energy project in the United States

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Pattern finishes British Columbia wind energy project

Pattern Energy Group LP announced the completion of its 184.6 MW Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, about 20 miles north of Tumbler Ridge. “Meikle Wind is now the largest wind facility in British Columbia, increasing the installed wind power capacity in the province by 37 percent,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern … Continue reading Pattern finishes British Columbia wind energy project

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MGE Advances Renewable Energy Goals With Proposal For Major Wind Energy Project

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) announced today a proposal to construct, own and operate its largest wind farm to date, advancing the company’s commitment to increasing cleaner energy and to further reducing carbon dioxide emissions under its Energy 2030 framework. Known as “Saratoga,” the 66-megawatt (MW) wind farm, consisting of 33 turbines, would be located … Continue reading MGE Advances Renewable Energy Goals With Proposal For Major Wind Energy Project

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Siemens to supply 13 direct-drive wind turbines for two projects in Northern Germany

Continuing success for Siemens’ direct-drive onshore wind turbines in Germany: The company has been awarded three further contracts for the supply and installation of 13 of its gearless turbines in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. For the WPD Windpark Damme GmbH & Co. KG, Siemens will install and commission six units of the latest type SWT-3.3-130. … Continue reading Siemens to supply 13 direct-drive wind turbines for two projects in Northern Germany

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India’s wind power tariffs hit new low

Indian wind power tariffs fell to a record low in a government-run auction on Friday, weeks after solar power rates too hit an all-time low, as the country looks to cut chronic electricity shortages in one of the world’s biggest clean energy programmes. India, the world’s third-biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has set a target of … Continue reading India’s wind power tariffs hit new low

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Wind farm expansion in Nebraska has begun

Construction on the second phase of Creston Ridge Wind Farm in northeast Nebraska has begun. The Norfolk Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2mpz50Z ) that work started in mid-February and turbine delivery is tentatively scheduled for end of May. The expansion will consist of three windmills. The farm is expected to begin operating in July. The first … Continue reading Wind farm expansion in Nebraska has begun

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New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement from Tom Vinson, Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs, in response to a new study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat: “The wind industry is confident that the conservation measures we have put in place and those in the pipeline can prevent the … Continue reading New study on wind power’s impact on the Hoary Bat

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#iheartwind 2017 comes to a close

Thank you to everyone who participated in #iheartwind 2017! We saw a number of great responses and participation. Check out these numbers: Nearly 1,500 Twitter and Instagram posts tagged with #iheartwind A reach of over 1.8 million people Over 11 million impressions on Twitter and Instagram That’s a lot of people who love wind power! … Continue reading #iheartwind 2017 comes to a close

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WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

The award reflects the outstanding contribution our 450 members make to our Association. It’s our members who build, supply, finance and operate Europe’s wind farms – which now deliver over 10% of Europe’s electricity. They also inform the work we do: engaging governments; organising trade fairs and other events; coordinating the publicly-funded R&D; and compiling and … Continue reading WindEurope wins “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017

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Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

Denmark produced 70 GWh from onshore wind and 27 GWh from offshore. That’s the equivalent of powering 10 million EU households. Germany was the second-best performing country meeting 52% of its demand from wind, followed by Ireland with 42%. Wind power in the EU as whole covered almost 19% of the bloc’s electricity needs. Take … Continue reading Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday

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Nordex SE expects almost stable margin despite lower revenue in 2017

During a review of the budget for the financial year 2017 and the medium-term target 2018, the Management Board of Nordex SE (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) concluded today that revenue this year is likely to amount to 3.1 to 3.3 billion Euros. Reduced expectations for business in certain core markets are the reasons for a lower revenue … Continue reading Nordex SE expects almost stable margin despite lower revenue in 2017

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Wind energy powering up in western Ukraine

Maksym Kozytskyy’s business changes with the wind. When it blows strongly, his wind farms in western Ukraine produce more energy and earn him more money. His first wind farm, in the town of Staryi Sambir in Lviv Oblast, which has four wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 13.2 megawatts. Roman Voloshchak, a power … Continue reading Wind energy powering up in western Ukraine

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What happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life?

Have you ever wondered what happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life? You might be curious – there’s more than 52,000 utility-scale wind turbines operating in the U.S. today, providing enough power for 24 million American homes every year. Let’s take a look. Durable, long-lasting machines Wind turbines have long life … Continue reading What happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life?

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Gamesa reports €301 million profit in 2016 (+77%)

Gamesa obtained €301 million in net profit in 2016, a 77% increase year-on-year, due to higher sales (record revenues of €4,612 million, +31.6%) and rising profitability, with a 10.4% EBIT margin. The company also concluded 2016 with a record order book, having taken in 4,687 MW1 in orders in the year, and cash flow (€423 … Continue reading Gamesa reports €301 million profit in 2016 (+77%)

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GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Juhl Energy to supply equipment for the first integrated solar-wind hybrid power project to be located Red Lake Falls, in the US state of Minnesota. The hybrid solar-wind design has the ability to produce power under situations of peak summer times and also during winters when winds are … Continue reading GE to supply equipment for first commercial US integrated solar power and wind energy hybrid project

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The opportunities are limitless

Regular readers of our blog know we love to talk about the 500 U.S. factories that build wind-related parts. And how over 100,000 Americans work in wind, with over a quarter of these jobs in manufacturing. But what’s even better is when we get to attach real faces to these numbers. Blake Kasper, Quality Supervisor … Continue reading The opportunities are limitless

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