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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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Prysmian to provide submarine power cable links for offshore wind farms in France

Prysmian, world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, has been awarded a contract worth more than € 300 million with Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) to develop submarine cable links to connect three planned offshore wind farms to the mainland power grid in France. The three projects, Fécamp, Calvados and Saint Nazaire, are … Continue reading Prysmian to provide submarine power cable links for offshore wind farms in France

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Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

92 trade associations have signed a Joint Declaration in the run-up to the Competitiveness Council calling on the EU to strengthen its industry strategy. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker marked the reindustrialisation of Europe as a priority to ensure the EU remains a competitive global power as other countries including China, India and the USA … Continue reading Manufacturers call on European institutions to strengthen EU industrial strategy

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Vestas Returns to No. 1 Spot in Global Wind Turbine Supplier Ranking in 2016

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today released FTI Intelligence’s preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), which found Danish manufacturer Vestas reclaimed the title as the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines in 2016. /EIN News/ — These rankings will be published in the Global Wind Market Update ? Demand … Continue reading Vestas Returns to No. 1 Spot in Global Wind Turbine Supplier Ranking in 2016

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GE to sell 82 wind turbines to wind power complex in Brazil

General Electric Co agreed to supply 82 turbines to Brazil’s CER (Companhia de Energias Renováveis), which is building a wind power complex in the country, GE’s Latin America head for wind power, Jean-Claude Robert, told Reuters on Monday.   The wind power turbines will be used in a project with total generation capacity of 205 … Continue reading GE to sell 82 wind turbines to wind power complex in Brazil

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Offshore wind farms in Taiwan

ITPEnergised (ITPE), Ramboll and BMT Asia Pacific (BMT) have partnered since mid-2014 to provide Taiwan’s offshore wind industry with a series of guidelines for future developments around the island. The group of consultants have now delivered their third, and final, phase of guidelines to the local Taiwanese industry. Funded by Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy, Ministry … Continue reading Offshore wind farms in Taiwan

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Senvion signs order for over 300 MW in Australia

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for the 25 turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59 turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.   Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: “We are … Continue reading Senvion signs order for over 300 MW in Australia

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BP considers upgrade of U.S. 200 wind turbines

BP is mulling plans to upgrade as many as 200 of its wind turbines in the United States, Bloomberg reported. The energy giant is looking to update the aging equipment with newer, higher-capacity equipment in a bid to improve efficiency and reliability while increasing overall energy output. Laura Folse, chief executive of BP Wind Energy, … Continue reading BP considers upgrade of U.S. 200 wind turbines

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Americans rally to support wind power

Hundreds of Americans from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to show their support for wind energy this week. AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan penned an op-ed in The Hill looking at why they decided to make the trek. Here are a few highlights: Some are part of America’s 100,000-strong wind energy workforce, or one … Continue reading Americans rally to support wind power

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WindEurope joins EU mission to Uzbekistan

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson accompanied the EU Commission to a one-day energy workshop with the Government of Uzbekistan in Tashkent on 15 February. Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General of DG Energy, led the EU delegation which also included representatives of the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the solar and … Continue reading WindEurope joins EU mission to Uzbekistan

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European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

The European Parliament has established a common position on reforms to the Emissions Trading System after 2020. Policymakers voted to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to remove excess carbon permits from the market. They also agreed to cancel 800 million allowances from the reserve, which comes into force in 2019. However, MEPs … Continue reading European Parliament agrees on measures to reform ETS after 2020

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REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems around the world. Click here to download REthinking Energy, the flagship report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines trends and developments in the global quest for … Continue reading REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

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200 MW wind energy projects under CPEC to be completed this year in Pakistan

Three wind power projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with installed capacity of 200 Mega Watt would start their commercial operation by mid of the current fiscal year. The sources in Planning ministry suggested that the 50 MW Hydro China Dawood wind Power project is expected to be completed by next month whereas UEP … Continue reading 200 MW wind energy projects under CPEC to be completed this year in Pakistan

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McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

Rapid advances in technologies including artificial intelligence, automation, data analytics, and the Internet of Things are transforming the resources sector and could enable major savings for consumers and a much-needed productivity boost for producers over the next two decades, according to new research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published today. Beyond the supercycle: how … Continue reading McKinsey Global Institute report shows technology driven changes to consumption & production of energy resources could save global economy $900bln

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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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