Wind power News for October 2009

Wind power News Archive

Experiment paves way for more reliable wind turbine design Experiment paves way for more reliable wind turbine design

Risø DTU has just concluded a large full-scale experiment on a wind turbine taking detailed measurements of the load distribution on a 40 m long wind turbine blade under natural wind conditions, thereby providing a very accurate picture of the wind flow over the wind turbine blade surface.

AMSC signs power grid contracts for wind farms in Australia

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) says its D-VAR grid interconnection solution has been ordered for two additional wind farms under construction in Australia.

Vestas to supply 102 MW of wind turbines to Mexico

Vestas has received an order for 51 units of the V80-2.0 MW wind turbine for the Oaxaca I project to be located in the municipality of Santo Domingo de Ingenio, Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Wind could provide quarter of India’s power by 2030

Wind could also attract US$10 billion in investment every year and create 213,000 green collar jobs, says the industry.

US lab opens largest wind turbine R&D study

A 2.3 MW wind turbine will be the centerpiece of a multi-year US project to study the performance and aerodynamics of large wind turbines in a major government-industry research partnership for wind power generation.

BWEA31: UK wind reaches 4 GW

The UK wind industry has seen the installation of 4 GW of wind energy capacity, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) announced at BWEA31 in Liverpool on 20-22 October.

BWEA31: Wind farm planning approvals slump to new low of 25%

Local council approvals of wind farm applications in the UK have fallen to a new low of just 25%, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) said at BWEA31 in Liverpool on 20-22 October.

LM Glasfiber expands wind turbine blade manufacturing in China

LM Glasfiber, the independent manufacturer of blades for wind turbines, plans to further expand its operations in China.

Renewable energy can reduce 20% of world goal for GHG emissions

Renewable energy could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 2741 Mt by 2030 under accelerated environmental policies, according to the International Energy Agency.

BWEA31: NaREC getting ready for Round 3 and offshore renewable energy

The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) in the UK is helping the country reach its 20/20 targets for renewable energy with offshore marine and wind energy research and testing.

Updated: QinetiQ and Vestas test 'stealth technology' for wind turbines Updated: QinetiQ and Vestas test 'stealth technology' for wind turbines

QinetiQ and Vestas Wind Systems claim the successful trial of a radar mitigation technology for wind turbines that significantly reduces the radar signature of individual turbines, making them 'invisible' to air traffic control, military and other radar based systems.

Arizona dedicates first commercial wind project

The 63 MW Dry Lake wind farm has been dedicated as the first commercial-scale wind power project in the state of Arizona.

BWEA 31: UK research aims to solve wind problem on radar screens

The UK will fund £5.15 million to research to solve the problem of radar interference from wind turbines.

LM Glasfiber announces expansion in China

LM Glasfiber, an independent manufacturer of blades for wind turbines, is to further expand its operations in China.

E.ON says half of foundations and first cables ready for Rödsand II offshore wind farm

E.ON Climate & Renewables has laid half of the 90 offshore wind turbine foundations and the first cables at Rödsand II between the German island of Fehmarn and the Danish island of Lolland in the Baltic Sea.

Siemens awarded wind turbine orders in North America worth over €600m

Siemens Energy will be supplying wind turbines totalling over 565 MW and worth more than €600 million for six onshore wind farms in North America.

Small wind turbine manufacturer homes in on Ontario

WindTronics plans to assemble residential and small commercial wind turbines, and conduct research and development in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Cyprus welcomes its first wind farm Cyprus welcomes its first wind farm

Cyprus’ first wind farm has begun construction in the Orites area of Kouklia (Paphos district).

RES acquires 500 MW of wind power projects in Turkey

RES has acquired a portfolio of 500 MW of wind power projects in Turkey.

Siemens and Airtricity sign 350 MW onshore wind farm contract

Siemens and Airtricity, the renewable energy development division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), have signed a contract on the supply of wind turbines for a 350 MW onshore wind farm in Southern Scotland.

E.ON opens 780 MW wind farm in the USA

E.ON has opened what it calls the “world’s largest wind farm” in the USA. The wind farm in Roscoe, Texas, USA, consists of 627 wind turbines with an installed capacity of approximately 780 MW.

ChapDrive makes it into Global Cleantech 100

Following recognition from Red Herring earlier this year, and inclusion in the Nordic Cleantech 50 list of companies, the developer of a patented hydraulic transmission system for wind turbines has now made it into the Global Cleantech 100, cementing its reputation as a company to watch.

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Enbridge to acquire Ontario solar project from First Solar

Enbridge Inc. is to acquire a 20 MW solar PV project that First Solar has developed and is constructing near Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

India to adopt feed-in tariffs

India is one of the latest countries to make the strategic move to a comprehensive system of feed-in tariffs to develop its renewable energy potential.

EUPVSEC: Danfoss unveils system to integrate functions in solar inverters EUPVSEC: Danfoss unveils system to integrate functions in solar inverters

The new TripleLynx Pro system for solar inverters provides a package for integrating communication and data logging functions in the inverter and has an Integrated Web Server, Master Inverter and Ethernet functionality.

AMSC and Sinovel sign US$100m electrical components contract for 3 MW wind turbines

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) and Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Corporation have signed a follow-on contract worth more than US$100 million for core electrical wind turbine components.

Wasatch Wind sells 4400 MW offshore wind project to Canadian Hydro Developers

Wasatch Wind, a wind developer based in the Western USA, is selling the rights to a 4400 MW offshore wind project in Lake Erie, 5-30 km off the Ontario coastline, to Canadian Hydro Developers.

North Wales firm, Jones Bros debutes at BWEA31

North Wales civil engineering company, Jones Bros, will take industry colleagues on the virtual flight of their lives – high above their brand new wind-farm site, at this year's BWEA31.