Recent Wind

NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center

Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country’s premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratories in […]

Nordex UK: Flexibility and customer proximity

19 innovative wind power systems to be supplied Nordex will be supplying Frodsham Wind Farm Limited in UK, owned by Peel Energy and Belltown Power, with 19 N90/2650 wind turbines. This version of the N90/2500 Gamma strong-wind turbine has been especially developed for the Frodsham” project. Originally designed to accommodate 21 turbines, the wind farm […]

Vancouver Mayor voices support for province to integrate more wind energy

Today, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and a group of leading wind energy companies met with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Roberston and senior city officials. The meeting focused on the importance of diversifying B.C.’s power sources with renewable generation like wind energy and the role municipalities play in advocating for a cleaner energy future. ”The […]

Finland’s to date largest wind park will be powered by 93MW of Vestas turbines

TuuliWatti Oy has placed a firm and unconditional order for 27 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Simo III project in the province of Lapland, Finland. With Simo III, Vestas has announced more than 500 MW of orders for the V126 in Finland alone. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 48/2015 of […]

Industry leaders chart course for expanded offshore industry in US

Summer of milestones builds momentum for first wave of projects The momentum building for the development of offshore wind power in the U.S. was on full display over the last two days during the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Hundreds of attendees, […]

Vestas receives 126 MW Thailand order

The order will be Vestas’ first large-scale wind park in Thailand and one of Southeast Asia’s largest. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 47 of 29 September 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the 126 MW Had Kanghan project, located in the Songkla and Nakhon Si Thamarat […]

EDF Renewable Energy and BlackRock Close on the Sale of 50 Percent Interest in a 200 MW Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has closed on the transaction to sell a 50 percent interest in the 200 megawatt (MW) Longhorn Wind Project to a fund managed by BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group (“BlackRock Infrastructure”). Longhorn Wind follows the closing of Hereford Wind Project (200 MW) in February, marking the second of five projects that […]

Over $1.1 billion in savings possible on Illinois electric bills by growing wind energy

Illinois households and business owners will be able to keep more money in their pockets by the state continuing to grow the state’s wind energy resources, according to new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The new results come from calculations made by AWEA using […]

New Report Shows Domestic Offshore Wind Industry Potential, 21 Projects Planned in U.S. Waters

The Energy Department today released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market—including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, one of 21 projects totaling 15,650 megawatts (MW) in the planning and development pipeline. Of these 21 U.S. projects, 13 projects totaling nearly 6,000 MW—enough to […]

Tiny Country may beat Virginia to the Wind Power Punch

This week, Dominion Virginia Power said it still hoped to build a couple of wind turbines off Virginia Beach. The federal government has promised more than $50 million for planning and construction, but the utility could only find one company willing to build the demonstration project, and it wanted far more money than the firm […]