Wind power News for April 2012

Wind power News Archive

Vestas identifies cause for V112 wind turbine fire

Vestas says a loose connection in the electrical system started the fire in the V112 3 MW wind turbine at the Gross Eilstorf wind farm in Germany on 30 March.

UK and US collaborate on floating wind

The UK and US will collaborate on floating wind under a new agreement to be finalised during this week's Clean Energy Ministerial in London.

Goldwind launches “ultra-low” wind speed turbine

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has launched its new wind turbine, designed for “ultra-low” wind speeds.

UK wind industry hits back with “public support” poll

The UK wind industry has hit back at its critics in Parliament and the press with the publication of a new poll that shows two thirds of the British public are in favour of wind farms.

China’s Long Yuan opts for GE for first overseas project

China’s largest wind power developer Long Yuan has opted for GE turbines for its first overseas project, a 100MW wind farm in Ontario, Canada.

Repower wins second supply contract with Renerco

Repower has scored a second supply contract with Germany’s Renerco to supply turbines for Renerco’s 16.4MW Cotton Farm wind farm in Cambridgeshire, UK.

Dong Energy gets green light to test next generation turbines in UK

Dong Energy is to test two next generation offshore wind turbines at its Gunfleet Sands site off the eastern coast of England, following consent from the UK authorities to install the turbines.

GE’s 1.6MW wind turbine to debut in Turkey

GE is to supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines to a wind project in Turkey, the first of the series to be installed in Europe.

Sinovel and Mita Teknik join forces on turbine control systems

Chinese turbine manufacturer Sinovel and Denmark’s Mita-Teknik are to work together to develop customised wind turbine control systems.

Vestas “confident” of finding cause of turbine fire

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has said it is “confident” it is closer to finding out the root cause of a fire in one of its turbines last month.

Gamesa unveils 2MW wind turbine for low wind speeds

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is to launch a new 2MW turbine, which it says is ideally suited for developments on sites with low wind speeds.

Nordex scores first Chinese order for multi-MW range

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has scored an order for its 2.5MW N90/2500 turbine from China, the first since the launch of a marketing campaign for the multi-MW series in the Far East.

France awards first round of offshore wind tenders

The French Government has kicked off France’s offshore wind programme, by awarding the first tenders for offshore wind projects in the country.

Gamesa scoops wind innovation award for second time

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won the JEC Innovation award for wind energy for the second year running, this time for one of its modular blades, the Innoblade.

All Energy 2012 preview: new features revealed

Seven weeks ahead of doors opening in Aberdeen, All-Energy 2012, one of the UK’s largest renewables exhibitions, has revealed three new “zones” that will be featured in the show.

France to showcase “innovative and powerful” wind sector at EWEA 2012

The French wind industry is to showcase itself at the forthcoming EWEA exhibition in Denmark in the coming weeks.

UK wind industry commits to boosting “national prosperity”

Eleven major wind energy companies have signed a “Wind Charter” promising to use wind power to boost national prosperity in the UK.

Viking gets green light for 370MW Shetland wind farm

Scottish ministers have approved Viking Energy’s 370MW wind farm in the Shetland islands, after the developer agreed to reduce the number of turbines from 127 to 103.

Atlantic Power increases stake in Canadian Hills wind farm to 99%

Atlantic Power, the Boston-based power generator, has bought an additional 48% stake in its planned 300MW Canadian Hills wind project in Oklahoma, taking its total interest in the project to 99%.

GE to supply turbines to “hot” Ontario wind market

Turbine manufacturer GE is to supply turbines to 9 new wind power projects in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Study: New England offshore wind farm will slash regional electricity bills

A planned offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts could cut US$286 million a year from New England electricity bills, a study has revealed.