Wind Energy News

  • XANT L Development on-track

    This year XANT will broaden its product portfolio with the new XANT L platform, taking the XANT USP’s to the 250-330kW power level. The XANT L extends the suitability of the XANT turbines into the MW-size range and for larger off-grid projects that require more installed wind capacity, the XANT L will be a more obvious choice than its smaller brother. For behind-the-meter customers that ...


    By XANT NV

  • Department of Energy Announces $95 Million in Small Business Research and Development Grants

    Recently (7/16), the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will award 95 grants totaling $95 million to 80 small businesses in 26 states.  Funded through DOE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today's selections are for Phase II research and development.  Small businesses that demonstrated technical feasibility for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Cheaper Solar Power takes less Investment

    Solar energy investment is set to fall in 2018 due to cutbacks in China and lower equipment costs, according to research from Bloomberg NEF. It said there would be a mixed picture for global clean energy investment in 2018 with dollar investment in solar under pressure, while commitments to wind power and energy smart technologies such as electric vehicles and batteries were running above last ...

  • Could floating solar panels be the key to clean energy in Singapore?

    In land-scarce Singapore, floating solar panels could be the key to a clean energy system. ...


    By Energy Live News Ltd.

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches HighFlow Wind Energy, its latest reinforcement fabric for wind turbine blade manufacturing

    ”We are very pleased to introduce Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow to the wind energy industry today” states Pekka Helynranta, VP Building and Wind.  “As blades are getting longer and laminates thicker, resin infusibility is becoming more critical; Highflow Wind Energy delivers unrivalled resin infusion, minimizes air voids and reduces total cost of ownership by up to ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Hyundai Wants to Build Energy Storage Units with Used Battery Packs

    【Summary】Hyundai has teamed with Finnish energy-technology company Wärtsilä to use use “second-life” electric-car batteries for stationary energy storage. Now that automakers are all working on electric vehicles, the issue of what happens to used batteries has come up. Hyundai, with help from Finnish energy-technology company Wärtsilä, has come up ...

  • Sempra Energy Announces Portfolio Optimization Initiatives

    Sempra Energy  recently (6/28) announced that, following a comprehensive strategic review of its businesses and asset portfolio over the past year, the company intends to sell several energy infrastructure assets, including its entire portfolio of U.S. wind and U.S. solar assets, as well as certain U.S. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NEC Energy Solutions Commissions Europe`s Largest Energy Storage System for EnspireME

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) announced recently (6/21) that they have completed and commissioned the largest energy storage system in Europe for Germany-based EnspireME, a joint venture between Eneco, a Netherlands-based renewable energy company and Mitsubishi Corporation. The 48 MW energy storage system located in Jardelund, Germany has over 50 MWh of storage capacity and will generate ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Renewable Energy Aggregators Now on Accelerated Path to 100% Baseload Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy Aggregators (REA) recently announced a new streamlined path to market for their first two northeastern Pennsylvania projects. Recent orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) disclaimed licensing jurisdiction over these 500-megawatt projects, allowing them to proceed without the need to secure a federal license under the Federal Power Act. As a result, REA ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Xcel Energy Submits Colorado Energy Plan Economic Impact Study

    Xcel Energy Colorado's preferred Colorado Energy Plan for meeting its future generation needs would have significant and positive economic impacts over the next two decades for both the state and Pueblo County, according to a recent study conducted by the research division of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. "As we continue to evaluate the impacts of our proposal, we ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • BNEF: World To Get Half of Electricity from Wind and Solar by 2050

    Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 – on the back of precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply. Recently (6/19), Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) published its annual long-term analysis of the future of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Department of Energy Announces $18.5 Million for Offshore Wind Research

    Recently (6/15), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to administer an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium. The consortium is a cooperative innovation hub that will bring together industry, academia, government and other stakeholders to advance offshore wind plant ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Consumers Energy Proposes Long-Term Plan, A Cleaner Energy Future for Michigan

    Consumers Energy recenly (6/13) announced it is seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape Michigan's energy future with a plan that embodies its Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and prosperity.The company will file an Integrated ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NV Energy Announces Largest Clean Energy Investment in Nevada’s History

    NV Energy recently (5/31) announced it has contracted for more than 1,000 megawatts of new renewable energy resources to be built in Nevada, and for the first time, is requesting approval to build 100 megawatts of battery energy capacity. Three of the projects will be located in northern Nevada and three will be located in southern Nevada. The company will file this resource plan with the Public ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Presenting DAO IPCI use cases: Chile

    Chile´s program of emission reductions under the Paris Agreement is officially based on three key areas: “Resilience to climate change” (including adaptation and capacity building); “Control of greenhouse gas emissions” that comprises mitigation efforts; and “Cross-support for climate action”, which includes development, technology transfer and green ...

  • Siemens Gamesa Inaugurates New Technology Center for Renewable Energy Systems in Madrid

    Siemens Gamesa recently (5/17) inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares. As a result, the company has expanded and upgraded the facilities previously operated in Coslada, evidencing its clear-cut strategic commitment to technology development and innovation.The new plant is equipped with two test benches for testing and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The moon never sets on a XANT turbine

    Societal change as our most precious achievement ...


    By XANT NV

  • XANT Wind turbines power the wind industry

    The Port of Ostend has become a leading wind energy hub providing training and accommodation for the maintenance crews and serving as sail-out port for the installation of the offshore farms in the North Sea. In a setting where each square meter of ground surface is an asset that can be rented out, the choice for mid-size wind with a minimal footprint is an obvious one. ...


    By XANT NV

  • Back to the future for Pacific mid-size wind

    When one of the biggest utility companies in the world turned to XANT to find a repowering solution for an older mid-size wind turbine, our design department gladly accepted the challenge. Raising the bar even higher, they wanted a gearless turbine as replacement of the current machine to be installed on the existing tower. And oh yes, OPEX had to be less than half and noise levels had to come ...


    By XANT NV

  • Riello Power Systems and RWE win the prestigious

    The innovative solution of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) presented by Riello and RWE convinced the jury of experts Riello Power Systems (the German subsidiary of Riello UPS) and its partner and customer RWE Supply & Trading received the first prize in the " Datacenter- Energietechnik " category ( Energy Solutions for Data Centers) of the prestigious Deutsche n Rechenzentrumspreis ...


    By Riello UPS Spa

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