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WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

WindEurope welcomes today’s State of the Energy Union address from Maroš Šef?ovi?, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “The Commission has reinforced its clear commitment to the energy transition in Europe with renewables at its heart. The Clean Energy Package is the … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

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Rosatom pushes into wind energy in Russia

Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom said on Tuesday that it was joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture, hoping to tap a domestic market worth billions of euros each year. The Russian government wants wind energy to generate two percent of the country’s electricity output by 2024, and Rosatom already has a … Continue reading Rosatom pushes into wind energy in Russia

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Nordex Group acquires SSP Technology

The Nordex Group is acquiring SSP Technology A/S, a developer and manufacturer of rotor blade moulds and the holder of numerous patents for the production processes for this component. The acquisition includes IP rights, around 70 employees and the facilities with a floor area of some 10,000 square metres in Kirkeby (Denmark).   With this … Continue reading Nordex Group acquires SSP Technology

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Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has reached two gigawatts (GW) installed capacity in the UK. Senvion crosses this milestone with the installation of the first turbine at the Dunsland Cross wind farm, owned by an investment fund advised by Temporis Capital LLP, located in Devon. Senvion UK Ltd celebrated the one gigawatt … Continue reading Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

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Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

A contract for assembling pioneering suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has helped safeguard around 35 jobs and create up to another 105 positions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne after being awarded to Smulders Projects. The company will carry out the work on the 11 foundations at its Wallsend-based manufacturing facility which Smulders … Continue reading Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

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India stands fourth in wind power installation

India’s renewable energy sector is undergoing transformation with a target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity to be reached by 2022. India has attained the fourth position globally in installed wind power capacity after China, US and Germany as a result of various steps in the “right” direction, the Economic Survey said today. With … Continue reading India stands fourth in wind power installation

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Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. The turbines will be installed in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is expected to begin in the second half of 2017. The project demonstrates the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio and how it can … Continue reading Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

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Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

The work on fifty wind power projects is underway at Gharo-Keti Bandar and Hyderabad wind corridor in Sindh having capacity of producing 2000 megawatts of the electricity. Meanwhile, financial closing of 36 other such projects has almost been completed and these will be ready to be made operational by the end of next year. 2000 … Continue reading Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

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Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

The last batch of 30 wind turbines for the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project is due to arrive in Mombasa early this month. The project, Africa’s biggest wind power scheme and the largest private investment in Kenya’s history, should be fully connected to the national electricity grid and producing power by the end of … Continue reading Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

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CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it provided one of its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to international energy and services company, Centrica. The vessel MPC 19 CWind Alliance supported the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LID) offshore wind farms operated by Centrica  that will provide 194.4MW of installed offshore … Continue reading CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

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An energy transition is underway

Carbon emissions grow at less than a third of the rate of the past 20 years, reflecting both gains in energy efficiency and the changing fuel mix, but in the base case are still projected to increase, highlighting the need for further action “The global energy landscape is changing. Traditional centers of demand are being … Continue reading An energy transition is underway

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IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

IKEA Canada has acquired its second wind farm in Alberta, purchasing the 88 MW Wintering Hills facility near Drumheller for approximately $61 million. The furniture retailer, which purchased a 48 MW wind farm near Pincher Creek in 2013, has vowed to become globally “energy independent” by 2020. The Wintering Hills facility, which was jointly owned … Continue reading IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

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The power of wind energy and how to use it

Wind offers an immense, never-ending source of energy that can be successfully harnessed to power all of the things that currently draw energy from nonrenewable resources. But wind frequency varies with weather patterns. Researchers from North China Electric Power University and North China University of Science and Technology recently developed a model to help predict … Continue reading The power of wind energy and how to use it

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Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

Recently, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com, have erroneously reported on wind farms impacting military bases.  The reality couldn’t be further from the truth—wind bolsters our national security be creating more of our energy right here at home. Here are the facts. The Department of Defense has a review process that … Continue reading Military says wind farms strengthen, not hinder, national security

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Long-time wind industry leader Rob Gramlich departs to open firm

Rob Gramlich, head of government and public affairs for the U.S. wind energy industry’s trade association and a leader of many successful campaigns for more wind power, is leaving to start a firm that will focus on power grid issues, it was announced today. Gramlich was previously at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he … Continue reading Long-time wind industry leader Rob Gramlich departs to open firm

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Commissioning of the Les Monts wind farm in France

Located in the Aube department, in France, on the territory of the Sainte-Maure and Saint-Benoît-sur-Seine municipalities, Les Monts wind farm comprises 4 wind turbines of 3.3 MW, for a cumulative capacity of 13.2 MW. Construction works started in March 2016 and ended successfully as planned. Les Monts wind farm now generates green electricity, that will … Continue reading Commissioning of the Les Monts wind farm in France

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Washington agrees: let’s fix our infrastructure

Every so often, amidst partisan rancor, a glimmer of hope emerges where both sides want the same thing.  In these rare instances, it’s an opportunity for all of those legislators who came to Washington to get things done to really get to work. This just happened with infrastructure, and electricity transmission in particular. The positions … Continue reading Washington agrees: let’s fix our infrastructure

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Why Donald Trump won’t hold back solar power and wind energy

President Donald Trump‘s full-throated support for fossil fuel production and his climate change denial have raised concerns about the future of renewable energy projects in America, but some investors believe the president cannot hold back solar and wind energy deployment — or alternative energy stocks. Those investors say goals adopted by more than half of … Continue reading Why Donald Trump won’t hold back solar power and wind energy

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Suzlon wins 50.40 MW wind energy order

Wind Energy Major, Suzlon Group today said that it has won repeat order of 50.40 mega watts from a leading power utility. The order consists installation of 24 units of S97 120 meters all steel hybrid wind turbine generator with a rated capacity of 2.1 megawatts each. This would be the world’s tallest all-steel hybrid … Continue reading Suzlon wins 50.40 MW wind energy order

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