Wind power News for October 2013

Wind power News Archive

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid economics

The integration of suitable energy storage systems with wind or solar farms could significantly enhance the utilization efficiency of renewable energy, and bring considerable financial benefits to the grid.

Fall in world clean energy investment

Global investment in clean energy was US$45.9billion in the third quarter of 2013, down 14% on the second quarter of this year and 20% below the number for Q3 2012, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Gamesa to supply 202 MW of turbines to Iberdrola Gamesa to supply 202 MW of turbines to Iberdrola

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed an agreement with Iberdrola under which it will supply the company with 202 MW of turbines in the US.

REpower erects 5,000th wind turbine

Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems SE has installed its 5,000th turbine, located near Buchen in the Neckar-Odenwald district, Germany.

German wind park with 1 MW Hydrogenics electrolyser for Power-to-Gas energy storage

A 140 MW wind farm in northeastern Germany has been put into operation with a 1 MW electrolysis system from Hydrogenics. The wind farm, in the municipality of Grapzow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, is connected via a new substation to the local high-voltage grid.

GES installs Gamesa offshore prototype GES installs Gamesa offshore prototype

Gamesa has recently developed its first offshore prototype, with installation by GES, a provider of construction and maintenance services for the wind and solar industry.

Case study: Offshore Harmony?

Is it possible for the wind industry to partner with the offshore oil and gas sector? This article from our archive explores the theme in detail from the perspective of the UK, which continues to develop its offshore wind industry despite the challenges...

Colorado Highlands Wind project increases output by 36 per cent

The Colorado Highlands Wind project is now capable of generating 91 MWs of electricity following the expansion of Colorado’s newest renewable energy facility.

Vestas sells its machining and casting units

Vestas has sold its two machining units and four casting units, including around 1,000 employees in Norway, Sweden, Germany, China and Denmark, to German industrial group VTC Partners GmbH.

Vestas wins 108 MW order for large wind plants in Romania

Vestas has received an unconditional order for 108 MW for the Crucea North wind power plant, in the province of Dobrogea, Romania.

KGAL buys wind farm from WKN

WKN AG has sold the rights for the Dargies wind farm in France with an overall output of 12 MW to investment management firm KGAL Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Mita-Teknik acquires Wind Nordic

Mita-Teknik has completed its acquisition of Danish technology company, Wind Nordic, and will take over all of Wind Nordic’s wind turbine activities.

WinWinD files for bankruptcy

Finnish wind turbine manufacturer WinWinD filed for bankruptcy on 3 October 2013.

Wind energy associations call for 2030 renewables target

CEOs of 12 national wind energy associations from across Europe recently met in Spain to unite in their call for a binding 2030 renewable energy target...

REN21 joins labelling organisation

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has joined labelling organisation WindMade as a working member, with plans to develop a new renewable energy consumer label.

LM Wind Power ramps up blade production in the US LM Wind Power ramps up blade production in the US

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power is ramping up capacity at its US sites, adding more than 850 jobs to support increased volumes from customers.

Availon wins maintenance contract for Vattenfall wind farm

Wind farm service provider Availon has been awarded a complete maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s 12MW Jänschwalde wind farm, located near Cottbus in the German federal state of Brandenburg.

The Switch and Yaskawa form to expand product range

The Switch, a supplier of permanent magnet generator and full-power converters for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, have entered into a strategic cooperation to expand their product ranges covering motors, generators and converters.

Winergy installs first HybridDrive

Winergy’s first 3 MW HybridDrive has been installed and connected to the grid.

Vestas to close Italian nacelle factory

Vestas intends to close its nacelle assembly factory in Taranto, Italy as part of what it says is an “onging adjustment of Vestas’ global production capacity”.

US$600 million award for RE projects

The US Army Corps of Engineers’ engineering and support centre has awarded contracts to 11 companies to provide design/build support for energy and energy conservation projects internationally.

Departure of Areva Wind CEO

Jean Huby has left Areva’s wind divison after two years in the role.

Latest whitepaper download: A Guide to UK Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance

A new whitepaper, prepared by GL Garrad Hassan on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate, aims to outline the scale and nature of the opportunities offshore wind operations and maintenance presents.

Record high for UK renewables

Statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year.