Wind power News for April 2011

Wind power News Archive

Tata Power commissions 3 MW solar power plant in Maharashtra

Spread over 12 acres of land and situated near Pune, the eighth largest metropolis in India, Tata claims that this is the first and largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Maharashtra, and one of the largest in India.

Gamesa signs turbine deal with 3 Chinese companies Gamesa signs turbine deal with 3 Chinese companies

The agreement, which could result in contracts to supply 900 MW of turbines, is the first to be signed by Chinese and Spanish companies in the wind energy sector.

Australian-Chinese A$6bn JV for renewable energy

Australia’s CBD Energy Ltd has set up a joint venture (JV) with two Chinese companies for the development of renewable energy.

Vestas delivers 104 MW of wind turbines to Canada

Vestas is delivering a total of 104 MW of wind turbines to an undisclosed customers and wind farm project in Canada.

wpd orders 32 wind turbines from Vestas

Wind power planner and operator wpd and partner Boreas have concluded an order for 32 wind turbines from Vestas.

Next Welsh Government urged to promote wind, wave and tidal

Ahead of the Welsh general election, RenewableUK Cymru is calling on the next Government to implement policies promoting wind, wave and tidal energy.

REpower to deliver 240 wind turbines to juwi

REpower Systems AG will deliver up to 240 wind turbines to juwi Group under a framework agreement set to run until 2013.

Offshore wind turbine cost to be cut by a third?

The cost of offshore wind turbines could be cut by a third through the use of new approaches, according to the UK Energy Technologies Institutes (ETI).

GE supplies wind turbines to Polish wind farm

GE will supply three units of its 2.5 MW wind turbine to the Zensko wind farm in Krzecin, Choszczno County in north-western Poland.

MPI Adventure wind turbine installation vessel ready

MPI Adventure, a purpose-built jack-up vessel for wind turbine installation, has been completed at the Cosco Qidong Shipyard in China by MPI Offshore Ltd.

Financing completed for 28.6 MW Drone Hill Wind Farm

AES Wind Generation has completed the financing for the 28.6 MW Drone Hill Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, UK.

Wind turbines at landfill site in UK

The UK Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has received planning permission to erect two wind turbines at its closed Carnaby Landfill site, near Bridlington in East Yorkshire.

Suzlon launches low to moderate wind site turbine suite

Suzlon is launching a suite of 2 MW wind turbines for moderate to low wind regimes.

Gamesa delivers 900 MW of wind turbines to China

Gamesa has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with three Chinese companies that could result in the supply of 900 MW of wind turbines.

Statkraft buys half of DONG’s UK offshore wind production

Statkraft and DONG Naturgas A/S have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) worth around £160 million for half of DONG’s UK offshore wind output.

Belwind facilitates offshore wind turbine testing

Belwind NV says it will make parts of its latest offshore wind farm concession site off the Bligh Bank on the Belgian continental shelf available for offshore wind turbine testing if it is successful in the bid for NER3000 funding.

Test facility for 90 m wind turbine blades Test facility for 90 m wind turbine blades

A new facility capable of testing wind turbine blades up to 90 m in length will be inaugurated at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) in Germany this June.

World wind capacity reaches 197 GW

Worldwide wind capacity has reached 197 GW despite a slight decrease in new capacity, according to the World Wind Energy Report 2010 from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).

India aims for 65.2 GW wind by 2020

India could install 65.2 GW of wind power by 2010, according to the Indian Wind Energy Outlook 2011 published by the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Vestas named preferred provider of Belgian offshore wind farm

Eldepasco NV has named Vestas as a preferred supplier of wind turbines to the planned offshore wind farm on the Bank zonder Naam in the North Sea.

Cannon Group exhibits composites technologies at Chinese wind show Cannon Group exhibits composites technologies at Chinese wind show

The Cannon Group will be showing its latest developments in composites, polyurethane and thermoforming technologies at the China International Wind Energy Exhibition and Conference, CWEE 2011, being held in Shanghai this week.

Siemens direct drive turbines to 18 MW Scottish wind farm

Siemens will deliver 6 of its SWT3.0-101 direct drive wind turbines to Community Windpower Ltd for the 18 MW Millour Hill Community Windfarm in Scotland.

Fuhrländer’s 3 MW wind turbine includes HybridDrive

Fuhrländer AG’s 3 MW FL 3000 wind turbine will feature Winergy AG’s HybridDrive geared drive concept.

Gamesa sets up wind turbine materials R&D lab in Singapore

Gamesa is setting up a technology laboratory in Singapore focusing on materials research and development for wind turbines.

China updates wind figures: 18.9 GW in 2010

China has released updated wind power capacity figures showing the country installed 18.9 GW in 2010, bringing the total to 44.7 GW, compared to previous figures estimating the market to have growtn by 16.5 GW.

Wind turbines survive disasters in Japan

According to data provided by the Japan Wind Power Association, no wind turbine in Japan was damaged by the recent earthquake and by the tsunami.

E.ON to invest €2.6bn in renewable energy by 2013

E.ON plans to invest €2.6 billion in renewable energy in the period 2011-2013, following investments of €1bn in 2010.

GE wind turbine towers reach 130 m

GE is introducing taller wind turbine towers for its onshore wind turbine product line, bringing hub heights to 130 m.

Gamesa launches low-wind 4.5 MW wind turbine Gamesa launches low-wind 4.5 MW wind turbine

Gamesa has launched its low-wind wind turbine, G136-4.5 MW Class III, at the Hannover Messe 2011.

UK wind power produced over 10 TWh in 2010

Wind power contributed over 10 TWh to the UK energy generation in 2010, representing a 7.7% growth over 2009.

Vestas delivers 150 MW wind turbines to Brazil

Vestas is delivering a total of 150 MW of wind turbines to Energisa S.A. for four wind farms in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.