Wind power News for June 2012

Wind power News Archive

DOE announces R&D funds to take promising renewable energy technologies to market

The US Energy Department is awarding new funding to the tune of $102 million to 104 small businesses in a bid to help advance cutting-edge clean energy innovations, the country’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced.

Wind farms in Wales face public inquiry

A joint public inquiry will be held into two applications for Section 36 development consent for onshore wind farms in Powys, mid-Wales.

New service and supply deals give Vestas hope

Vestas has signed its largest ever service and maintenance renewal agreement with EDP Renováveis (EDPR).

Seabed set for installation of Borwin2 HVDC cable connection for German offshore wind farms

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has prepared the seabed for the BorWin2 high-voltage direct current export cable, which will connect new wind parks off the German coast.

More job losses at Vestas as it closes China factory and restructures Asia businesses

As it continues to grapple with its restructuring plans, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it is ending production of kilowatt size machines, including its V52-850kW and V60-850kW turbines.

Vestas ditches plans for UK turbine factory

Vestas has scrapped plans for a wind turbine factory in the Port of Sheerness delivering a blow to the UK government’s efforts to bring large-scale wind turbine manufacturing to British shores.

Navitus Bay development steps up with mast approval

Development on the UK’s Navitus Bay offshore wind farm has taken another step forward with the approval for a meteorological mast to be erected near the site.

FERC order fails to end discrimination against renewables

New grid connection and transmission rules issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fail to ensure renewable energy plant operators in the US are not discriminated against, says the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

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First Wind and Emera partner up for US wind

Boston-based First Wind and Canada’s Emera have joined forces in a new company that will develop wind power in the north eastern United States.

UK “on course” to slash offshore wind costs by 30%

An industry-led group tasked with bringing down the cost offshore wind has said that the UK is “on course” to substantially bring down costs over the next seven years

UK, South Korea team up on offshore renewables

The UK and South Korea are to join forces to develop offshore wind and wave and tidal technologies...

Samsung, Six Nations agree 250MW Ontario renewables deal

Samsung and Pattern Energy Group have agreed a deal with the Six Nations of the Grand River to build a 250MW solar and wind project in Ontario, Canada.

Siemens unveils “world’s longest” wind turbine blade Siemens unveils “world’s longest” wind turbine blade

Siemens has unveiled the first batch of its new 75 metre-long wind turbine rotor blades, which it claims are the “world’s longest”.

Vestas scores 40 MW wind turbine order in Nicaragua

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order for 22 of its V100 1.8MW turbines for a project in Nicaragua, further developing the company’s presence in Latin America.

Duke Energy venture completes first of two Kansas wind farms

Duke Energy and Sumitomo have completed the first of their two Kansas wind farms, the joint venture announced on Monday.

US wind energy leaders meet to try and extend wind production tax credit

Two US cabinet secretaries have met with leaders of the US wind manufacturing, construction and development sectors at the White House recently to discuss extending the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit before Congress goes into recess for the summer.