Recent Wind

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

On April 4, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $2.5 million funding opportunity entitled “Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain.” By researching the physical processes that take place in complex terrain, this funding opportunity will improve foundational weather models by developing short-term wind forecasts for use by industry professionals, specifically in the […]

GE Strengthens India’s Localization Efforts in Wind Energy

Launches Advanced 1.7-103 Low-Wind Speed Turbine in India Developed and Engineered in India for India’s Wind Conditions GE’s First ‘for India’ Wind Turbine to Help Meet India’s Unmet Energy Needs GE (NYSE: GE) today introduced the 1.7-103 wind turbine, its first wind turbine developed and engineered specifically for India’s low-wind speed conditions. For wind farm […]

U.S. Wind Energy Output breaks Records, thanks to Transmission Upgrades and New Wind Development

Wind energy is breaking records across the U.S., thanks to long-needed transmission upgrades that are relieving congestion on the power grid and allowing more clean energy to reach consumers. Last week, a new record was set on the main Texas grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), reaching over 10,000 MW of wind. This […]

RenewableUK warns PM to quash Dangerous Uncertainty spread by Onshore Wind Rumours

Commenting on continuing reports about the Conservative Party’s plans for onshore wind, RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith warned: “The Prime Minister needs to step in right now and put a stop to these deeply unhelpful leaks concerning the future direction of Conservative party policy on renewable energy. The suggestion that there should be any […]

Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement

On April 2, 2014 EERE’s Wind Program announced a funding opportunity entitled “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations.” This funding opportunity will fund R&D investments in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Wind Program’s existing project portfolio. As an organization, EERE focuses on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean […]

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind now operational

Final closing of the joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), dedicated to offshore wind power, has now taken place. The new company, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, has 380 employees and is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark. Following the approval from all relevant authorities, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been formally established as of […]

Vestas receives 194 MW order under EDF Renewable Energy master supply agreement in USA

With reference to company announcement No. 16/2014 of 1 April 2014, Vestas has received a 194 MW order for V100-2.0 MW turbines from EDF Renewable Energy. This order is a call off on the master supply agreement (MSA) announced in September 2013 for multiple U.S. projects, the potential of which totals 1,174 MW. With today’s […]

Vestas’ signing and Completion of New Five-year Revolving Credit Facility of EUR 1bn

Vestas confirms signing and completion of its new five-year revolving credit facility at a total amount of EUR 1bn. With reference to company announcement No. 3/2014 of 3 February 2014, Vestas hereby confirms signing and completion of its new five-year revolving credit facility on 31 March 2014 at a total amount of EUR 1bn. The […]

Vestas receives 48 MW order for first V117 turbines in Italy

Vestas has received its first order for supply, installation and commissioning of V117-3.0 MW and V117-3.3 MW turbines to be installed in Italy. The contracts for the two wind power plants in Basilicata include supply, installation and commissioning of six V117-3.0 MW and nine V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, respectively. The order also includes a VestasOnline® […]

New Research shows Wind Farms do not affect House Prices

A new study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and RenewableUK has found that the presence of wind farms has no significant effect on average local property prices within 5km of the site. Cebr and RenewableUK examined data covering more than 82,000 property transactions, all within a 5 kilometre radius of 7 […]