Recent Wind

Acciona Windpower starts the supply of Wind Turbines for a 300 MW Wind Project in Texas

The Green Pastures wind power complex is managed by Capital Dynamics. The first phase of the project, equipped with 50 3-megawatt AW 116/3000 turbines, will enter service in March 2015. ACCIONA Windpower, an ACCIONA group subsidiary company dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of wind turbines, has begun the supply of one hundred AW […]

Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop and Field Test Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies

Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled “Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities.” This funding would help address environmental siting and permitting challenges associated with responsibly developing and operating wind energy facilities in locations with sensitive bat species. As wind energy continues to grow as […]

Cancellation of Vestas’ Order in Brazil

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 51/2011 of 29 December 2011, Vestas can hereby inform that delivery of a 254 MW project to the customer CPFL Renováveis in Brazil has been cancelled. CPFL Renováveis and Vestas are currently in the process of discussing the details of the cancellation and its related […]

RenewableUK slams false media reports claiming wind farms affect hearing

RenewableUK says media speculation that wind farms can affect people’s hearing is incorrect and irresponsible. Several national newspapers wrongly claimed today that research published in the journal Royal Society Open Science showed a possible link between wind turbines and deafness. The expert who wrote the paper, Dr Markus Drexl from the University of Munich, told […]

Iberdrola launches Offshore Pile Testing Campaign for Wikinger Project

Test findings will lead to an optimized solution for the foundations German engineering and services group Bilfinger is carrying out these pioneering works which include under-water static, dynamic and cyclic load tests to fulfil the requirements for pile testing as defined by the German navigation authorities, BSH With an investment of nearly €1.4 billion, the […]

EDF Renewable Energy and Microsoft Corporation Break Ground on the Pilot Hill Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) and Microsoft Corporation today celebrated the launch of the Pilot Hill Wind Project with a groundbreaking ceremony. Located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Kankakee and Iroquois counties, the 175 megawatt (MW) wind project is expected to begin commercial operation early in 2015. More than 100 people attended the ceremony […]

Vestas receives 49 MW order for Kiyú wind power plant in Uruguay, strengthening its market-leading position

Vestas has received an order for 16 V112-3.0 MW turbines for the Kiyú wind farm in Uruguay. The wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015 and commissioned by the end of the year. The order has been placed by Taxway S.A., fully owned by Spain-based Grupo Cobra. The 49 […]

Vestas receives 79 MW order in Sweden

Fred. Olsen Renewables orders 24 V112-3.3 MW turbines for wind power project With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 36/2014 of 30 September 2014, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 24 V112-3.3 MW turbines including Vestas De-icing System (VDS) for a wind power project in Sweden. The wind power […]

NREL Software Tool a Boon for Wind Industry

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it’s so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department’s goal of 20% wind energy by 2030. That extra efficiency may be realized with the help of […]

Secretary Jewell Announces Competitive Leasing Policy to Encourage Solar and Wind Energy Development on Public Lands, Create Greater Certainty for Developers

Proposed rule to spur renewable energy in the West, ensure fair return to American taxpayers As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new competitive leasing process by the Bureau of Land […]