Recent Wind

EERE Leadership Celebrates Offshore Wind in Maine

Here at EERE, we work to bridge the gap between research and development and deployment of clean energy innovations. Our task is to bring these game-changing, greenhouse gas emissions reducing renewable energy technologies to market. That’s a big challenge—and with many of our technologies in early stages of development, one of the most exciting experiences […]

First Power Achieved by New Wind Turbines at Coal Clough

ScottishPower Renewables has achieved first electricity generation from the new turbines at Coal Clough windfarm near Burnley. The company is currently replacing 24 wind turbines installed in 1992, with eight modern turbines, which will increase the total generating capacity of the windfarm from 9.6 megawatts (MW) to 16 MW. The delivery of the turbine components […]

Albertans solidly support development of more wind energy, Nanos Research shows

Environmentally and economically, there are too many upsides to renewables like wind energy for Alberta to ignore. This is confirmed by recent public opinion research done by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Nanos Research examined the views of Albertans on a wide range of electricity issues, focusing on the […]

EDF Renewable Services Enters Into Balance of Plant Contract for Mesquite Creek Wind

EDF Renewable Services has entered into a Balance of Plant (BOP) contract with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas to provide BOP services for the Mesquite Creek Wind facility. Currently under construction, the 200 megawatt (MW) project is located in Dawson and Borden Counties, Texas. The 118 General Electric (GE) 1.7 MW turbines are expected to be […]

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 […]