Recent Wind

Iberdrola completes Construction of First Wind Farm in Kenya

The company carried out this project for the Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) in a consortium with Gamesa The Ngong II wind farm, with an installed capacity of 13.6 megawatts (MW), is located 30 kilometres west of Nairobi and required the investment of €21.4 million IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA, in a consortium with Gamesa, has completed […]

New studies reveal offshore wind drive to cut costs hampered by red tape regulatory burden

A new report produced for RenewableUK reveals that consenting costs have increased significantly in recent years for offshore wind developers. Managing Regulatory and Consenting Costs for Offshore Wind looks at the different consenting costs for seven Round 1 and seven Round 2 projects as well as several later projects, and finds that between Round 1 […]

Quebec’s wind energy industry welcomes move towards new energy policy

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) welcomes the initiative that the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Arcand, announced today to develop a new energy policy in Quebec. CanWEA is prepared to work with the Quebec government, industry and the new wind energy task force, to review and strengthen Quebec’s wind energy policy. “There […]

Platte River Power Authority and Invenergy Announce Start of Operations at Colorado Wind Farm

Today, Platte River Power Authority (“Platte River”) and Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced the commencement of commercial operations at Invenergy’s 32.5 MW Spring Canyon II Energy Center (Spring Canyon II) in northeast Colorado. Located near the Town of Peetz, approximately 130 miles northeast of Fort Collins, Spring Canyon II utilizes 19 General Electric (GE) 1.7-100 […]

Vestas receives 200 MW order in Texas

First Wind orders 100 V100-2.0 MW turbines for the South Plains project in Texas, expanding its relationship with Vestas. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 41/2014 of 06 November 2014, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 100 V100-2.0 MW turbines corresponding to 200 MW. […]

Vestas receives 76 MW order in Poland

PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. places order for 38 V100-2.0 MW turbines for wind power project in the zachodniopomorskie voivodeship in Poland. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 40/2014 of 6 November 2014, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 38 V100-2.0 MW turbines. The wind power plant RESKO II, […]

NREL Analyzes Floating Offshore Wind Technology for Statoil

NREL engineers traveled to Oslo, Norway, to meet with Statoil representatives regarding NREL’s analysis of Statoil’s Hywind II offshore floating wind turbine design. Statoil’s Hywind II is a 6-MW turbine on a floating spar-buoy foundation. The design for Statoil’s foundation is based on floating spar technology that has been used successfully by the offshore oil […]

Official figures show outstanding October for wind energy

New figures from the National Grid for October show that wind power smashed more energy generation records, contributing even more to the UK’s clean electricity mix. Wind energy hit a record high providing a 24% daily share of the UK’s electricity needs on the 20th October, beating the previous record of 22% set in August. […]

United Wind announces $10M in New Financing for Distributed Wind Projects

United Wind recently announced it has secured a project financing commitment from Pacific Rim Capital, Inc., a leading equipment leasing company, based in Irvine, CA. This funding enables United Wind to continue to offer consumer-scaled wind turbines with no upfront cost for customers seeking to reduce their electricity costs today and into the future. “We’ve […]

Local Communities to be offered a Stake in new Renewable Energy Projects

The UK’s renewable energy industry is today launching a new initiative, supported by the Energy Secretary Edward Davey, to give local communities the opportunity to invest in local renewable energy projects such as onshore wind farms, as well as solar and hydro power. When Mr Davey published the Community Energy Strategy in January, he asked […]