Wind power News for December 2012

Wind power News Archive

Wind energy giants team up to test 8MW turbine design Wind energy giants team up to test 8MW turbine design

Danish wind operator DONG Energy and wind turbine manufacturer Vestas have entered into a cooperation agreement that will see them work together - testing Vestas' V164-8.0 MW offshore wind turbine at Østerild test centre in Denmark.

Romanian wind energy on a high as 600MW onshore wind farm comes online Romanian wind energy on a high as 600MW onshore wind farm comes online

Czech developer CEZ Group has brought Europe’s largest onshore wind farm into full operation.

Nordex bags 80MW Romanian wind turbine supply contract

Spanish renewable energy developer Iberdrola has awarded Nordex a contract for the supply and installation of wind turbines for the 80MW Chirnogeni wind farm, located in the Dobrogea region of Romania, near the Black Sea coast.

UK: E.ON scales back Rampion offshore wind proposal

E.ON has reduced the footprint of its proposed Rampion offshore wind farm off the south coast of the UK, in an effort to appease local concerns about the visual impact of the project.

Romanian wind farms secure €50m funding from EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted €50m financing to two Romanian wind farms with a combined capacity of 57MW.

Turbine installation complete at first phase of London Array

Turbine installation at the first 630MW phase of the London Array offshore wind farm has been completed with the installation of the 175th and last turbine, developers E.ON and DONG Energy report.

French companies ally to optimise offshore wind turbine foundations

French firms Areva and STX France have signed a cooperation agreement to advance wind turbine foundation technology, as part of on-going efforts to bring down the cost of offshore wind.

European Wind Energy Association appoints new CEO to replace Kjaer

Thomas Becker, a former Danish civil servant, will replace Christian Kjaer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), effective 1 April 2013.

Statkraft starts construction on Berry Burn wind farm

Statkraft has started construction on the 66.7MW Berry Burn wind farm near Inverness in Scotland, the Norwegian company revealed.

Wind powers carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites market to value of $20.68bn

The latest analysis from Visiongain indicates the global carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites market will reach a value of $20.68bn in 2013, driven by growth in the wind energy market, and strong potential in the automotives market.

GE begins work on advanced wind turbine blade technology

US electrics company GE is to team up with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop advanced wind turbine blade technology that could put wind energy on an equal economic footing with fossil fuels, GE have announced.

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Renova Energia and GE sign $394m wind turbine contract

GE has signed a $394 million contract with Brazilian wind energy developer Renova Energia for the delivery of 230 of GE’s 1.68-82.5 wind turbines.

GWEC: India could see 89 GW wind capacity by 2020

India could have 89 GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 up from 18GW at present, helping to fight a growing power shortage in the country, according to an industry outlook report released on Thursday.

UK onshore wind secures record project finance in 2012; but vulnerable to EMR, says report

Onshore wind projects in the UK have defied the credit crunch by securing record number of project finance deals in 2012, according to a report from financial consultancy Mazars.

Narec's wind and tidal energy technologies take step forward Narec's wind and tidal energy technologies take step forward

The UK-based technology company opens two new facilities for the development of offshore renewable energy technologies.