Wind power News for July 2013

Wind power News Archive

Gamesa commissions first offshore wind turbine in Spain Gamesa commissions first offshore wind turbine in Spain

The first offshore wind turbine installed in Spain has been commissioned by Gamesa, for installation at the Arinaga Quay in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).

UK ‘off track’ for 2020 renewables target

Official energy statistics published today by the UK government report that the UK has missed its indicative renewable energy target for 2011-12.

Solar and wind dominate world market

Solar and wind energy use has grown significantly in 2012, and continues to dominate investment, states a new report.

Wind farm policy could cost renewables jobs

A review of wind farm planning policies in Scotland suggests that ruling out the use of ‘wild land’ could reduce the development of renewable energy in the country, threatening investment and jobs.

£2.8 million boost for UK offshore supply chain £2.8 million boost for UK offshore supply chain

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the UK has set up a £2.8 million public-private initiative to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the North East of England to move into the offshore wind and marine renewable energy supply chain.

Greenlight for New Zealand’s largest wind farm

Genesis Energy has received consents to build what could be New Zealand’s largest wind farm at Castle Hill, located on the North Island.

Rise in global clean energy investment

Global investment in clean energy in Q2 was up 22% from Q1, due to upturn in the financing of wind and solar projects and a 170% surge in equity funding for specialist companies on public markets.

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Platina completes full cycle on 2005 renewable energy fund

Renewables infrastructure specialist Platina Partners LLP (Platina) has announced the sale of the remaining assets in its 2005, Mistral Windfarm 1 fund (MWF), successfully completing the full investment fund cycle securing a gross IRR of more than 40% for investors.

David Cameron opens world’s largest offshore wind farm David Cameron opens world’s largest offshore wind farm

UK prime minister David Cameron has officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, located in the Outer Thames Estuary.

Gamesa to supply 23 turbines to India

Gamesa plans to supply 23 GAMESA G97 2.0 MW wind turbines, producing 46 MW of power, to ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division, subsidiary of the Indian group ITC.

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Samsung to test 7MW offshore turbine at UK's new Narec facility

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will test the drive train for their seven megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Northumberland, this summer.

Masdar launches Seychelles wind farm Masdar launches Seychelles wind farm

Abu Dhabi renewables company Masdar has announced the launch of a 6MW, 8-turbine wind farm in the Republic of Seychelles together with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).

The Switch calls for renewables industry to embrace Agile Positioning business model

The Switch has called for the renewable energy sector to embrace Agile Positioning, an industrial model that allows for greater flexibility and responsiveness to market changes.

Poll finds 51% of UK public want more investment in renewables

A poll by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on UK energy policy has found that 51% of people think the government should support the construction of more renewable energy sources like solar, wave and tidal power.

Powerteam connects 34MW Athea wind farm

Irish high voltage (HV) electrical design and build company Powerteam, a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB, said it is in the final stages of completing the £3.6m electrical substation construction and fit out for the Athea wind farm in County Limerick.