Wind power News for February 2013

Wind power News Archive

Report: Innovative laser based wind measurements reduce cost of energy for wind farms

Using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) can increase the value of a typical Dutch wind farm by over €1mn, according to Ecofys consultants, which recently initiated a study to help bring down barriers for wind energy projects in the Netherlands.

TenneT awards DolWin3 offshore wind grid connection project to Alstom

The project connects the North Sea wind farms off the German coast to the mainland supergrid and has an investment volume of more than €1bn.

Availon signs full service maintenance contract for three German wind farms

The multi-brand provider of wind turbine maintenance services has signed a new full service contract for three wind farms, with a combined capacity of 38MW, in Germany.

Offshore Wind: Principle Power announces partners for Pacific WindFloat project

Renewable energy technology developer, Principle Power - awarded a Department of Energy grant worth $4M and up to $47M in total funding to support its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project. - has announced its list of official project partners.

Solar energy: what cost, what outlook and what’s going on in Hawaii?

So with the 100GW milestone reached for global solar PV installations, what now when it comes to ...

Arise announces SEK 400 million Swedish wind power plan

Arise Windpower AB has confirmed plans to install15 wind turbines across three projects in southern Sweden.

Tata Power registers its 50.4MW wind power project under the CDM

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power utility, today announced the successful registration of its 50.4MW wind power project at Samana, Gujarat, under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme of UNFCCC.

Green light for 288MW wind farm in Scotland

Iberdrola, through its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables (SPR), has received consent from the Scottish Government to construct Kilgallioch wind farm in Scotland.

Call for wind industry to sign up to new framework for wind energy project assessments in bid to boost transparency

A newly published framework document, developed over two years in collaboration with leading consultants and developers, will lead to more transparency and advancements in the quantification of wind energy project losses and uncertainties, according to DNV KEMA.

Wind energy market shows continued expansion, says GWEC

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the wind energy market in 2012 had annual growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%.

HgCapital sells wind power portfolio to Blue Energy

Renewables-focused investment group HgCapital has sold its 177MW wind portfolio, including the developer RidgeWind, to UK renewables investor Blue Energy, for a sum of £250 million.

Scotland aims to cut power carbon emissions by four fifths by 2030

Scotland has set a new decarbonisation target to cut carbon emissions from power generation by over four fifths by 2030, in an effort to optimise Scotland’s huge potential for offshore wind beyond 2020.

Gamesa secures design certification for 5MW offshore wind turbine

Gamesa has secured independent design certification for its G128 5MW offshore wind turbine, paving the way for the company to install the first prototype of the model in an offshore setting.

Italy’s Deliceto wind farm commissioned

A 24MW wind farm in the heel of Italy is now grid connected and operating, following the installation of 16 1.5MW turbines.

Mega UK offshore wind turbine test rig on track for summer launch

A new offshore wind turbine testing rig – billed as “one of the world’s largest facilities for the accelerated life testing of offshore wind turbines” – is on track for a summer launch at the UK renewable energy test facility Narec, the test site reported late last week.

EWEA predicts wind power for 9 million households in Eastern Europe by 2020 EWEA predicts wind power for 9 million households in Eastern Europe by 2020

Wind power in Central and Eastern Europe will become a significant source of electricity production by 2020 and Turkey’s wind power generation capacity will grow even faster, provided there is a stable legal framework in each country, according to a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).