Category Archives: wind energy

What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Wind Power on Capitol Hill is the biggest opportunity of the year to meet with your representatives in Congress to advocate for wind energy. And this year, we have some great new opportunities to tell wind’s story. With new members making up over 20 percent of the 116th Congress, we have the chance to educate … Continue reading What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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The challenges of the world titans of wind power

The wind energy industry’s growth, focused on improving the economic and power yields, shows global onshore wind turbine size increasing steadily over the past decade. A while ago, the current onshore size ones were only considered for offshore markets…but nowadays they enter into onshore reality. Latest WTG models entering the market attain hub heights of … Continue reading The challenges of the world titans of wind power

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Promising results following the entry of CTE Wind Ibérica in the Spanish/Latam wind energy market

It was mid 2017 when CTE Wind Civil Engineering, a consolidated consultancy and engineering office set up in France and with offices in 5 other countries, expert in the WTG foundation design with more than 15 years in the wind industry, bet for the Spanish and Latin American wind power markets as part of its … Continue reading Promising results following the entry of CTE Wind Ibérica in the Spanish/Latam wind energy market

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EDF Renewables and SITAC Group sign power purchase agree-ment covering 300 MW of wind energy project in India

EDF Renewables in India and its partner for wind power in India, the SITAC Group today announce the signing of a long-term power purchase agreement covering the output of 300 MW of wind farm recently awarded by the Indian government. This power purchase agreement (PPA) was the outcome of a competitive tender process launched by … Continue reading EDF Renewables and SITAC Group sign power purchase agree-ment covering 300 MW of wind energy project in India

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

A senior delegation of government and business dignitaries has witnessed the steady progress in the development of the 50-megawatt (MW) Dhofar Wind Farm, the GCC’s first utility-scale wind farm. Visiting the project site in the southern Dhofar Governorate of Oman were Hamdan Ali Al Hinai, chairman of the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), … Continue reading Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

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North Dakota commission approves wind farm

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a wind farm project that would bring up to 123 wind turbines to the southern part of the state. NextEra Energy Resources plans to build the Emmons-Logan Wind Energy Center on about 28,000 acres northeast of Linton. The wind farm will have a capacity of nearly 300 … Continue reading North Dakota commission approves wind farm

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Offshore wind farm could beat onshore wind turbines on cost

Currently, onshore wind energy is one of the cheapest sources of renewable power. However, without change to planning restrictions, Cornwall Insight has estimated offshore wind power is likely to surpass onshore wind farm to be the new source of cheap renewable energy in less than ten years. Offshore wind has seen significant innovations, such as … Continue reading Offshore wind farm could beat onshore wind turbines on cost

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Representatives of the Popular Party and the IDAE visit industrial centers of the wind energy in Spain

This week, the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has continued making institutional visits to wind farms to show the industrial potential of the wind power sector.   On this occasion, we were accompanied by a delegation from the Popular Party, led by Guillermo Mariscal; and the IDAE represented by Joan Herrera, general director; and Joan … Continue reading Representatives of the Popular Party and the IDAE visit industrial centers of the wind energy in Spain

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Siemens Gamesa reports €18m net profit in the first quarter, with revenue up 6% to €2,262m

Revenue increased in the first three months of the year by 6% year-on-year, to €2,262m, driven by the Offshore business and by Service. Wind turbine volume increased by 7%, to 2,129 MWe, due to the strong contribution by the offshore segment, which sold 609 MWe (+76% YoY). EBIT before PPA and integration and restructuring costs(1) … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reports €18m net profit in the first quarter, with revenue up 6% to €2,262m

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Suzlon well positioned to capitalise on volume growth

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced its 9 M FY19 results. J P Chalasani, Group CEO, said, “We continue to strengthen our position in the Indian wind industry with 2 orders totalling ~328 MW won from Adani Green Energy under auctions. We are on track with the execution of our order book … Continue reading Suzlon well positioned to capitalise on volume growth

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Vestas Annual report 2018

For full year 2018, revenue amounted to EUR 10.1bn, the EBIT margin before special items was 9.5 percent, total investments* were EUR 603m, and free cash flow* amounted to EUR 418m – in line with the expectations to revenue of EUR 10.0bn-10.5bn, an EBIT margin before special items of 9.5-10.5 percent, total  investments* of approx. … Continue reading Vestas Annual report 2018

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Wall Street Journal ed board misses the mark on wind energy

Two is 0.0035 percent of 56,000. And yet the Wall Street Journal decided to characterize an entire industry with a sample size that small—two turbines out of the 56,000 operating in the U.S today. The Journal’s editorial board recently commented on two wind turbines in Falmouth, Mass. and based off these turbines concluded wind isn’t … Continue reading Wall Street Journal ed board misses the mark on wind energy

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Wind power and solar energy align to advance consumer-friendly market and transmission improvements

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) officially launched its new “RTO Advisory Council”, strengthening and formalizing collaborative advocacy efforts between a group of utility-scale solar businesses and the wind industry that began last year. The combined effort, which currently represents over 70 percent of utility-scale wind and solar development, comes at a time when regulators … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy align to advance consumer-friendly market and transmission improvements

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Wind energy in Brazil: Enel Green Power starts construction of South America’s largest wind farm

The Lagoa dos Ventos wind energy facility is comprised of 230 wind turbines and, once fully up and running, will be able to generate over 3.3 TWh per year while avoiding the emission of over 1.6 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The 716 MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind power facility, located in Piauí, … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Enel Green Power starts construction of South America’s largest wind farm

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Belgian energy and climate plan proposes renewables target of 18.3% by 2030

On 5 February WindEurope attended a workshop in the Federal Parliament of Belgium on the draft of the Belgian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). EUFORES (the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources) organised the workshop in cooperation with the federal parliament of Belgium. This is part of a larger series of workshops in national … Continue reading Belgian energy and climate plan proposes renewables target of 18.3% by 2030

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Iberdrola and Nike go global with new wind energy partnership

The new agreement will see Nike facilities in Europe supplied by 40 MW of clean electricity from the Cavar wind farm complex in Navarra, northern Spain. Iberdrola, the world´s leading wind power company, will soon start construction on the complex which will see four wind turbines projects completed by 2020 with an overall capacity of … Continue reading Iberdrola and Nike go global with new wind energy partnership

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Spain was the first European country on Sunday with greater coverage of electricity demand thanks to wind energy

The wind power production of February 3 in Spain generated 220 GWh, which caused the wind turbines to cover 33% of the electricity demand of Spain and that we were the first European country with greater coverage, followed by Austria with 26%. The wind farm production of last week reached high coverage of the electricity … Continue reading Spain was the first European country on Sunday with greater coverage of electricity demand thanks to wind energy

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Tri Global Energy Retains Top Spot in Texas Wind Energy

Tri Global Energy (TGE), a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, ended 2018 as it has for the past five years – the clear wind development leader in Texas, outpacing the nearest competitor in Texas by more than six times the number of megawatts either under construction or in advanced development.  … Continue reading Tri Global Energy Retains Top Spot in Texas Wind Energy

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Siemens Gamesa reaffirms its leading position in wind energy in Spain with new contracts to supply 200 MW

The company is to install a total of 63 wind turbines in seven wind farms located in Navarra, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Málaga and Cádiz. All the wind power agreements include operation and maintenance services. With these wind farm contracts, Siemens Gamesa has sold 1.2 GW in Spain since the end of 2017, entailing the production and … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reaffirms its leading position in wind energy in Spain with new contracts to supply 200 MW

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