Category Archives: wind energy

Wind powers opportunities for job creation

Welcome to Day 3 of #AmericanWindWeek! Today we’re celebrating wind-powered career opportunities– wind is helping workers in all 50 states pursue the American Dream! A record 114,000 Americans now work in wind. In the last five years, the country has added over 64,000 wind jobs, and right now wind turbine technician is the second fastest growing … Continue reading Wind powers opportunities for job creation

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Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

The Trump administration attacked the Renewable Energy Plan (wind power, concentrating solar thermal power, PV) driven by the Obama administration. The Trump administration attacked the Clean Energy Plan promoted by the Obama administration.A coalition of 29 states and cities filed a lawsuit against the Administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to block the … Continue reading Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

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Wind powers opportunity in our everyday lives

Welcome to Day 2 of #AmericanWindWeek! Today we’re focusing on the ways wind powers opportunity in our everyday lives—the products and services we use and the stores we visit are increasingly powered by wind energy. A lot of times, we don’t even think about all the ways electricity touches our lives. When we flip the … Continue reading Wind powers opportunity in our everyday lives

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The Nabrawind Technologies wind energy achieves € 1.7 million in European financing

Nabrawind Technologies, a Sodena-owned company that designs and develops advanced wind energy technologies for wind turbines, has benefited from the EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument program, which will grant financing to the Navarrese company worth 1.7 million Euros. The wind power project presented by Nabrawind was successfully defended on 9 July in Brussels before an … Continue reading The Nabrawind Technologies wind energy achieves € 1.7 million in European financing

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Siemens Gamesa strengthens its leadership in India wind energy

The company will install 206 SG 2.2-122 wind turbines for its first wind power projects with Alfanar in the country. The order includes two wind farm projects which will be developed in Bhuj in the state of Gujarat. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured its first order in India with Alfanar for the supply of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa strengthens its leadership in India wind energy

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Wind energy powers opportunity in rural America

Our main event for today is at the Iowa State Fair, where candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President will be signing a real wind turbine blade. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, who proclaimed this week #AmericanWeekWeek in his home state, was one of the candidates who signed the blade, alongside AWEA CEO … Continue reading Wind energy powers opportunity in rural America

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Wind energy costs and prices driven to new lows in US

Wind power is enjoying a prime period in the United States, with record low technology costs spurring strong investment, as local production of components helps projects avoid the worst impacts of Trump’s trade war with China that has hit the solar market hard. The Wind Technologies Market Report commissioned by the US Department of Energy, … Continue reading Wind energy costs and prices driven to new lows in US

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The Global Wind Energy Council welcomes ENERCON as a board level member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome ENERCON as its latest board level member. ENERCON has been one of the technology leaders in the wind power sector for more than 30 years, supplying over 50.398 GW of wind energy globally as of 2018. Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, said: “We are delighted … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council welcomes ENERCON as a board level member

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GE Renewable Energy, investors Partners Group and CWP to build first Cypress Platform wind farm in Australia

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply 46 of its Cypress platform onshore wind turbines to the 244 MW Bango wind farm. Wind power project is GE Renewable Energy’s first Cypress deal in Australia, and largest for GE to date globally. Wind energy project to generate 120 regional jobs during construction phase. GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy, investors Partners Group and CWP to build first Cypress Platform wind farm in Australia

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Vattenfall combines wind energy, solar and batteries in new hybrid energy park

Vattenfall is building a new hybrid energy park, consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and batteries at Haringvliet in the Netherlands. The total capacity is 60 MW, enough to deliver renewable energy to 40,000 Dutch households when operational I September 2020. The total investment is EUR 35 million. Through this project, Vattenfall combines wind turbines … Continue reading Vattenfall combines wind energy, solar and batteries in new hybrid energy park

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Wind power in New Zealand: preparations under way for Waverley Wind Farm

The $300 million construction of a wind farm on coastal land near Waverley could begin as soon as October. “We have been working busily away, satisfying all of our resource consent obligations,” Tilt Renewables general manager renewable development Clayton Delmarter said. The wind farm got resource consent in July 2017, and in May this year … Continue reading Wind power in New Zealand: preparations under way for Waverley Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm comes online

The Sultanates maiden utility-scale wind farm the Dhofar Wind Power Project began generating electricity last week, heralding a new era in low-carbon, renewables-based power generation in Oman with wind turbines. The Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer) part of Nama Group announced that the landmark wind power project, located at Harweel in Dhofar Governorate, was brought … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm comes online

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Lekela reaches financial close for its wind farm in Egypt

Renewable power generation company Lekela has achieved financial close for its first wind farm project in Egypt, called West Bakr Wind, according to a press statement on Thursday. The statement said that construction will shortly begin, delivering 250MW of clean, reliable power at a highly competitive price. Once the project is fully operational in 2021, … Continue reading Lekela reaches financial close for its wind farm in Egypt

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Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

Just 208 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind auction results released today. A total of 650 MW was on offer. The amount of capacity allocated in German onshore wind auctions has been falling consistently. From 71% of the total capacity on offer in February 2019, it then … Continue reading Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

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New Job Possibilities in Wind power with the First Wind Academy

The range of new professionals connected to renewable energy is expanding: the first training course for certified wind farm maintenance workers starts October in Rome. A sustainable future means a future with a new range of job opportunities, since human energy and renewable energy need each other. By 2030, jobs created worldwide by the green … Continue reading New Job Possibilities in Wind power with the First Wind Academy

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Powering Rural America’s Economy Through Wind Energy

From 11 to 17 August, it’s American Wind Week and we will celebrate the important impacts of this clean power across the country. Wind power is well known as an eco-friendly energy source—it prevented 201 million metric tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere in 2018—and we’re proud to have 24 wind farms in 10 … Continue reading Powering Rural America’s Economy Through Wind Energy

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Gap Signs Wind Energy Agreement With Enel Green Power

90 MW Wind Power Deal Marks One of The Largest Offsite Renewable Energy Contracts by an Apparel Retailer. Gap Inc. announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Power Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts … Continue reading Gap Signs Wind Energy Agreement With Enel Green Power

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Wind powers opportunity: American Wind Week 2019 kicks off August 11

America celebrates wind energy leadership at farms, factories, and ports across the nation. This August 11-17 marks the third annual American Wind Week, a national celebration of U.S. leadership in wind energy production that started in 2017 when wind became the country’s largest source of renewable electricity generating capacity. During Wind Week, the American Wind … Continue reading Wind powers opportunity: American Wind Week 2019 kicks off August 11

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Enel Green Power begins construction of new 34,6 MW wind farm in Malaga

The Los Arcos wind farm, located between the municipalities of Almargen, Teba and Campillos, is due to generate over 100 GWh per year once fully operational, expected in the last quarter of 2019. Enel Green Power has started construction on its 34.6 MW Los Arcos wind farm located in Malaga, between the municipalities of Almargen, … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins construction of new 34,6 MW wind farm in Malaga

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E.ON celebrates opening of Stella Wind Farm

E.ON celebrated the grand opening of its Stella Wind Farm, a 201 megawatt (MW) project, located in Kenedy County, Texas. “In addition to creating high-paying local jobs, the Stella Wind Farm will generate more than $25 million in local community benefits over the life of the project in the Kenedy County area,” said Silvia Ortin, … Continue reading E.ON celebrates opening of Stella Wind Farm

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