Wind Energy News

  • Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC

    Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.4M140 EBC turbine prototype in Heckelberg for the Notus energy Group. The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. The prototype in Heckelberg can power nearly 3,000 households per year despite ...


    By Senvion S.A.

  • Bay State Wind Receives First Offshore Wind Site Assessment Plan Approval in the United States

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its first approval of an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan (SAP) to Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project in Massachusetts located 15 nautical miles south of Martha's Vineyard in the Atlantic Ocean. Bay State Wind is a joint venture between DONG Energy - the global leader in offshore wind with 22 commercial-scale offshore ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Viking Wind’s turbine is now on the positive list from Danish Energy Association

    Distribution companies have the responsibility for administration of the technical regulations of Energinet for the grid connection of generating units to the public power grid. In order to make the process for power grid connection of small generating units up to 50 kW more effective, positive lists are drawn up for generating units and generating unit components, which ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

    Five Siemens Gamesa turbines of Six-Megawatt-class have now been installed on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, at the 30 MW “Hywind Scotland” project – the world’s largest floating wind farm Strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa and Norwegian company Statoil can make a new step towards unlocking offshore areas in the future and develop a niche into a large ...

  • EDPR opens the Champagne Berrichome wind farm in Ambrault and Vouillon

    EDP Renewables (EDPR), the world’s fourth largest wind energy producer, has opened its new 10 MW wind farm today in the municipalities of Ambrault and Vouillon, in the French department of Indre. The five wind turbines located at this facility will generate clean electricity equivalent to the energy consumed by over 17,000 people or, in other words, equal to the population of the commune of ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Tender models were the main topic at the third Spanish Wind Power Congress

    Topics discussed included the indisputable advantages of the auction system in the context of Spain’s tender process. Though it is a complex system, its competitiveness and efficiency is unquestionable; 3.7 GW have already been awarded and an additional 3 GW will be awarded at the auction set to take place in July. A total of 6.7 GW will be reached by 2019. ...


    By DN Tanks

  • Perspectives of the Wind Energy Market in Russia” launched

    WWEA and FES Russian Federation, in collaboration with St. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University and the Russian Association for the Wind Industry RAWI, have conducted a study on the status of the wind energy market in Russia. The study “Perspectives of the Wind Energy Market in Russia” has been presented today during a launch event in Moscow. Recently, ...

  • The first 60 kw Wind Turbine made ATB Riva Calzoni

    In the past few days, the first 60 kW wind turbines, one of four that will be installed in plants in the south of the country, in Sicily, Campania and Basilicata. The wind turbine was manufactured in the new site of Artogne dedicated to clean and renewable energy, it has been opened in the beginning of March. The equipment is on the cutting edge of technology: materials and design absolutely ...


    By ATB Riva Calzoni SpA

  • Block Island wind farm lauded for groundbreaking innovation

    The Block Island Wind Farm was honored this month with two awards recognizing the project for its innovation and groundbreaking achievement as America’s first offshore wind farm. The FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards by The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, last week honored the Block Island Wind Farm with one of ...


    By Deepwater Wind LLC

  • WWEA released latest Global Small Wind Statistics

    On the occasion of the World Small Wind Conference held during Intersolar Europe in Munich (Germany), WWEA has released the global small wind statistics. The Summary of the 2017 Small Wind World Report indicates that 2015 was one of the most challenging years for the small wind industry in the recent years. As of the end of 2015, a cumulative total of at least 990’000 small wind ...

  • One-stop fulfillment: Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

    Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). Siemens Gamesa will ...

  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...

  • AXYS Technologies to exhibit at Offshore Wind Energy in London, UK

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) will be exhibiting at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 at the ExCel Centre – Booth – N-F2 in London, UK from June 4th – 6th. AXYS will be represented by President and CEO, Terry Tarle and Director of Sales – Europe, Graham Howe, who will brief attendees on new methods to optimize the collection of critical metocean data and how that data can be used ...

  • G+ issue Safe by Design workshop report on wind turbine service lifts

    The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), has issued its latest "Safe by Design" workshop report, documenting the key recommendations and outcomes from a workshop held in September 2016, held in light of a fatal incident on an onshore wind turbine in Germany in 2015. Facilitated by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the workshop was attended by a range of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Siemens to cut offshore maintenance times with labor-saving drones

    Advances in battery technology, operational algorithms and data analytics are improving the business case for unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) inspections of wind turbines. Drones are becoming more autonomous, potentially creating significant cost savings while improving employee safety. Technology advancements come as wind farm operators seek new ways to lower operations and maintenance (O&M) ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • New Atlas Shows Energy Potential of Africa and Opportunities for Investment to Meet Africa`s Energy Needs

    Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of the total African population still lacks access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SgurrEnergy shows it’s ahead of the curve following release of new standard

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has shown it is ahead of the curve following the publication of a new wind turbine standard from the International Electrotechnical Commission, the 2nd edition of IEC 61400-12-1. The leading renewable energy and grid integration consultancy’s Power Performance Testing (PPT) services, which deliver wind turbine power curve ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Wind Turbines Affect Behavior of Desert Tortoise Predators

    How a wind energy facility is designed can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists placed ...

  • CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven appointed as member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification

    We are proud to announce that CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven has been appointed as a member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification of wind turbines, for the period 2017-2019. The committee for technical certification is an advisory committee, which has been appointed to evaluate the content and administration of the certification in order for wind ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

    A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine ...

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