Wind power News for November 2012

Wind power News Archive

BMT Nigel Gee launches three wind farm support vessels

UK-based maritime design company BMT Nigel Gee has launched three wind farm support vessels in ten days.

New Whitepaper: UK Wind & Marine Energy Business Barometer 2012

The UK wind and marine industry is at a pivotal point. The potential for growth is immense, but there are many unanswered questions about how that growth can be achieved, especially in times of economic austerity. The second UK Wind and Marine Energy Business Barometer highlights industry awareness of the challenges to be overcome.

Driving forward wind and marine in the UK

Guest Blog by Felicia Jackson

RWE Innogy tests two offshore wind turbines on shore

RWE Innogy and Essent have inaugurated two Repower 6M wind turbines in the Dutch city of Eemshaven, each with a rated power of 6.15 MW and a hub height of 114 meters.

Juhl Wind eyes ageing North American wind farms

Community wind power operator Juhl Wind has formed a joint venture with Colorado-based 8030 Companies with a view to acquiring operating wind farm assets across the United States and Canada, the company has announced.

London Array "produces first power"

DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar have announced that the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 630MW London Array located in the Thames Estuary, has produced its first power.

Tough times, tough actions - time for a greentech patent amnesty?

Guest Blog by Barry Johnston

BioTherm Energy steams ahead with South African wind and solar projects

Johannesburg-based BioTherm Energy has agreed financing terms for one wind and two solar PV projects in South Africa.

Areva announces wind turbine factory in eastern Scotland Areva announces wind turbine factory in eastern Scotland

French wind turbine manufacturer Areva has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scottish government to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant in eastern Scotland, the company announced today.

UK's DECC announces £10 million to spur innovation in offshore wind

Innovators across the country have been invited to develop ideas aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind power.

Boralex acquires French wind power project

The 32 MW La Vallée project is located near the river Indre

Renewable energy to become world's second-largest power generation source by 2015, says IEA

The global energy map is changing “in dramatic fashion”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today, as it launched the 2012 edition of its World Energy Outlook.

ITM Power and ABO Wind to develop wind–hydrogen projects in European markets

UK-based ITM Power has signed an agreement with ABO Wind in Germany to identify and develop wind-to-hydrogen projects in the UK, Ireland, and Germany.

RES sells Australian wind farm to Santander and CBD Energy

Upon completion, the project will have an installed capacity of 106.8 MW and will be Santander’s first wind project in Australia.

Siemens to drop PV but keep wind and hydro

The company says it is holding talks with various parties interested in buying Siemens solar PV assets, but will continue to offer products for solar thermal and PV power plants.