Wind power News for January 2014

Wind power News Archive

EDF Renewable Energy signs 20-year PPA with Southern California Edison

19.8 MW wind project entails modernization and downsizing of older installations.

IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report

Study shows fhe global renewable energy share of market is poised to exceed 30 per cent by 2030.

REpower announces name change

Hamburg-based manufacturer of wind turbines will now be known as Senvion SE.

Scottish ministers grant approval for two major renewable energy projects

Official consent granted for a 20-turbine wind farm at Moy, near Inverness, and a combined heat and power biomass plant for the Port of Rosyth.

juwi Group acquires majority stake in Qi Power Limited

Purchase enables juwi Group to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for solar PV and wind projects in the Australia, New Zealand, PNG and South Pacific regions.

IRENA and ADFD announce joint renewable energy financing programme

Organizations commit $41 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

Scottish Government approves Invermoriston wind farm project

Highlands project to feature 32 turbines with a generating capacity of up to 108MW.

Gamesa and Areva join forces

50/50 joint-venture aims to create leading player in the offshore wind market.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory releases wind power efficiency report

'Active power control' of wind turbines can improve power grid reliability, study shows.

Clean Energy Council to host 'Wind Industry Forum' in Australia

Educational event tailored for individuals specializing on the 'technical side' of wind farms.

Nass&Wind Offshore launches floating platform Nass&Wind Offshore launches floating platform

Equipment designed to take environmental and technical measurements at sea to gauge feasibility for marine renewable energy projects.

E.ON starts construction on Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the North Sea

Foundation of 288 MW wind farm has been installed 37 kilometers northwest of the island of Helgoland.

UK-based renewable energy developer RES announces entry into German market

RES cites potential in Germany’s thriving wind pwer sector.

TÜV Rheinland awarded maintenance contract from AREVA Wind

Agreement covers inspection of elevators in the Global Tech I wind farm in Germany.

Yves Rannou appointed senior vice president of Alstom Wind

Fifteen-year Alstom veteran will oversee all activities related to onshore and offshore wind.

Scottish Renewables releases 2013 industry employment report

Renewable jobs see 5 per cent growth in 2013, with active recruitment expected to continue for the next 12 months.

WFES 2014 Preview

Sneak peek at the 7th World Future Energy Summit.

NorthWind offshore wind farm in Belgium features innovative grouting system NorthWind offshore wind farm in Belgium features innovative grouting system

216 MW project utilises full grouting package with a compressive strength of 180-200 MPa.

Cianbro Corporation selected to build ESP for offshore Cape Wind project in Maine

Total value of the platform and substructure will exceed $100 million.

Gamesa sells two wind farms to Aiwanger

Germany-based wind farms boast an aggregate installed capacity of 18.5 MW.

EDF Renewable Energy acquires wind project in New Mexico

Roosevelt County project will have a capacity of 300 MW when completed in late 2015.

Tri Global Energy, LLC taps Alstom for US Fiber Winds project

When completed, 80MW installation will supply electricity to roughly 24,000 American homes.

'Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative' established in Marion, Massachusetts

MRECo formed to further develop wave, tidal and wind energy in the New England area.

Availon wins Italian wind farm maintenance contract

Deal covers upkeep of two Italian wind farms from Alpiq Holding Ltd with a capacity of 124 MW.

Alstom secures third wind turbine contract in Japan Alstom secures third wind turbine contract in Japan

Planned wind farm in the western region of the country will have a capacity of 48MW when completed.

China to retain lead in global marker for wind turbine rotor blades, report shows

Globaldata research predicts China's market value for wind turbine blades could increase to $3.7 billion by 2020, an 8.2 per cent CAGR from 2012.

Globeleq moves forward with plans to build more wind generation in Central America

Construction of two wind power projects exceeding 75MW slated to begin in Costa Rica and Honduras.

Trident Energy makes strides in wave energy testing Trident Energy makes strides in wave energy testing

UK-based developer announces the successful demonstration of real-time control of low-cost linear generator technology for wave energy.

Gamesa sells a 25.5 MW wind farm to Eren

Greece-based wind farm comprises 30 G52-850 kW wind turbines.