Wind power News for October 2011

Wind power News Archive

Half of Danish power consumption provided by wind in 2020

The new Danish centre-left coalition government has increased the target for wind capacity to 50% of the total power consumption in Denmark in 2020.

DONG tests Vestas' 7 MW offshore wind turbine DONG tests Vestas' 7 MW offshore wind turbine

DONG Energy and Vestas will test Vestas' V164 7 MW offshore wind turbine at DONG’s demonstration site in the waters off Frederikshavn in Northern Jutland, Denmark.

REpower supplies 12 wind turbines to Alaska

REpower Systems SE will deliver 12 wind turbines to Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) for the 24.6 MW Eva Creek wind farm near Ferry, Alaska, USA.

Foundations in place for Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm Foundations in place for Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm

The 25 jacket foundations for RWE Innogy's Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium have now been installed.

NRG intros ultrasonic wind sensors

NRG Systems is introducing a new line of ultrasonic wind sensors that measure wind speed and direction using sound waves.

Proven Energy sold to Kingspan Renewables

UK's small wind turbine manufacturer, Proven Energy Ltd, has been sold to Kingspan Renewables Ltd.

Puerto Rico’s first commercial wind farm secures financing

Financing has been completed for the 75 MW Finca de Viento Santa Isabel wind farm in Puerto Rico, Pattern Energy Group LP says.

Goldwind starts mass-production of high altitude wind turbines

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd has begun mass production of its permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) 1.5MW wind turbines for high altitude areas.

GE and Greenko develop wind power in India

GE Energy Financial Services and India's Greenko Group Plc will develop up to 1 GW of wind energy projects across India.

Nordex wind turbines to Pakistan

Nordex has signed supply and service contracts for its N100/2500 wind turbines totalling 250 MW with four companies in Pakistan.

Vestas wind turbines to 99 MW Texan wind farm

Vestas will supply 55 of its V100 1.8 MW wind turbines for a 99 MW wind farm in Texas, USA.

American Superconductor becomes AMSC

American Superconductor Corporation will be doing business as AMSC as it introduces a new corporate identity “to foster strong, sustainable growth”, reflecting its international wind and grid activities.

Tata Power reaches 300 MW wind milestone in India

Tata Power has reached the 300 MW milestone for installed wind power capacity in India.

juwi builds 53 MW wind farm in south-western Germany

Construction of the 23 turbine wind farm in Kirchberg, Rhine-Hunsrueck, Germany has started and the official inauguration is expected next summer.

Wind overtakes aerospace as advanced composite user

Wind energy is set to overtake aerospace as the largest user of advanced composite materials, according to Lux Research.

US Interior Secretary calls for offshore wind commitment

US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar calls for continued and unwavering commitment from industry and the Government for US offshore wind.

City of Austin goes 100% renewable

The City of Austin, Texas, USA, has switched to 100% renewable energy with all facilities from neighbourhood libraries and recreation centres to police and fire stations subscribing to Austin Energy’s GreenChoice® renewable energy.

Stable Federal policy needed to establish US offshore wind

Original equipment and wind turbine manufacturers say stable Federal policies are needed to establish a US offshore wind industry at the Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, MD, USA, this week.

Hydrogenics to provide energy storage for wind-hydrogen installation in Germany

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has been selected by the German city of Herten to supply a wind-hydrogen energy storage solution. The project will allow excess renewable energy to be stored as hydrogen for later use in a fuel cell.

REpower supplies 23 wind turbines to Burgundy, France

REpower Systems SE is delivering 23 of its MM92, 2.05 MW wind turbines to La Compaigne du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group, for two wind farms totalling 47 MW in Burgundy, France.

REpower supplies 122 MW Dutch wind farm

REpower Systems SE is supplying 36 of its 3.4M104 wind turbines for a 122 MW wind farm near Zeewolde, the Netherlands, to be developed by Zuidlob Wind B.V., which is owned by Nuon, part of Swedish Vattenfall.

Wind and solar hybrid systems Wind and solar hybrid systems

Southwest Windpower Inc and Advanced Technology & Research Corp (ATR) are joining forces to design and manufacture wind and solar hybrid systems.

Heliocentris wins energy lab order in Qatar, expands Middle East presence

Heliocentris Energy Solutions has won an order from Qatar University, to supply a complete teaching laboratory for energy generation, storage, and management. The German-based company is also opening an office in Dubai, to boost its presence in the Middle East.

BP builds 419 MW Kansas wind farm

BP Wind Energy plans to build a 419 MW wind farm, Flat Ridge 2, in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner Counties, Kansas, USA.

Financing complete for 200 MW onshore wind farm in Sweden

Financing for the €335 million, 200 MW Jädraås wind farm in Sweden has been completed by private equity fund manager Platina Partners LLP and onshore wind developer Arise Windpower AB.

Costs pull the plug on Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees is ending the competitive solicitation process for the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW) without awarding a contract due to cost concerns.

New WEBINAR recording available

Renewable Energy Focus' latest webinar on the development of wind power is now available online...

Siemens aims for 10% wind business profit margin

Siemens AG says it is aiming for a profit margin of at least 10% of revenues for its wind power operations, achieved through cost cutting and streamlining operations.

Three wind turbine projects unveiled in South Lanarkshire, UK

Scottish Resources Group (SRG) is unveiling plans for three wind turbine projects in South Lanarkshire, UK.