Wind power News for April 2015

Wind power News Archive

UK report: Public support for renewables remains enormous

Nearly 78% of British citizens support the use of renewable energy to provide the UK’s electricity, fuel and heat, according to the latest figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

Vestas receives 78 MW order in the US

39 Vestas V110-2.0 MW turbines to be delivered for a wind farm project in Minnesota.

GE innovation seeks to Improve wind farm efficiency

New 'Wind Collector Optimization Service' enables system designs to be done twice as fast as traditional design methods, resulting in cost savings of more than 20 per cent, GE claims.

Emphasis on 'grid issues" at ALL-ENERGY 2015

More conference time than ever before in the history of All-Energy is being devoted to presentations on the grid, energy systems and energy storage.

Gamesa to supply turbines for six wind farms in India Gamesa to supply turbines for six wind farms in India

Deal calls for Gamesa to build two turnkey wind farms with aggregate capacity of 158 MW as well as supply 18 G97-2.0 MW turbines (36 MW) at four wind farms spanning four states.

US Department of Energy announces new projects to help protect wildlife at wind energy plants

$1.75 million in funding will support projects in two research categories: innovative early-stage technology development as well as technology demonstration and validation.

Gamesa awarded tender for turnkey construction of a 220-MW wind farm in Egypt Gamesa awarded tender for turnkey construction of a 220-MW wind farm in Egypt

Deal calls for Gamesa to handle the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 110 of its G80-2.0 MW turbines, starting in September 2015.

Alstom awarded maintenance contract extension for 317 MW offshore wind farm in England.

Statkraft awards Alstom with a three-year service contract for the substations of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, located off the coast of North Norfolk.

South African Department of Energy announces results of its latest Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme

BioTherm Energy and Enel Green Power among the preferred project bidders named in the fourth round of the REIPPP initiative.

Siemens receives order for Grand Bend Wind Farm in Canada

100-megawatt project to supply 30,000 Canadian households with clean electricity.

Neart na Gaoithe wind farm to deploy advanced construction technologies

448 MW project is expected to be the first commercially-deployed offshore wind farm that does not require a dedicated heavy offshore substation topside and foundation.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance selects its 'New Energy Pioneers 2015' winners

Companies from around the world recognised as game-changers in the field of clean energy technology and innovation.

UNEP’s 9th annual 'Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015' report released

Global green energy investments surge 17% to $270 B in 2014

All Energy 2015 rolls out the welcome mat All Energy 2015 rolls out the welcome mat

On 6 May 450-plus exhibiting companies from nearly 20 countries plan to descend on the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) for All-Energy 2015, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference.

DONG Energy takes over US offshore wind development project

1GW wind farm in Massachusetts marks DONG Energy’s first project outside Europe.

Vaisala forms partnership with Masdar

Purpose of collaboration is to enable free access to investment-critical wind resource data of the United Arab Emirates.

Orenda Energy Solutions inks licensing deal with Eocycle Technologies

Deal calls for Orenda to license its proprietary, low-maintenance ‘tilting tower’ technology.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issues first wind energy research lease in Federal offshore waters

With this research lease, Virginia seeks to lead the way in building wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean and take the next step toward the clean energy economy.

Siemens receives major order for 300-MW wind project in Oklahoma

When complete, the project is expected to create enough clean energy to power approximately 100,000 average U.S. homes annually.