Recent Wind

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate; wind energy poised to support Alberta’s drive for environmental leadership

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate Jim Prentice on his first-ballot victory on Saturday, and stands ready to work with his government to ensure wind energy continues on its path as an established and growing player in the Alberta electricity market. One of Mr. Prentice’s five campaign priorities was to establish […]

Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems. The research and development (R&D) projects, located in Maine, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Texas, contribute to the Energy Department’s effort to […]

Acciona Energia to build a Wind Farm for Private Investors in Mexico for 111 Million Euros

The 50 MW Ingenio project in Oaxaca, developed by ACCIONA for Actis and Comexhidro, is located on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and will consist of thirty-three ACCIONA Windpower turbines The company will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wind farm for 15 years ACCIONA Energía has signed a contract worth $111 […]

NREL Assesses National Design Standards for Offshore Wind Energy Projects

NREL recently released the Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety, and Operation Standards report, which summarizes regulations, standards, and guidelines for the design and operation of offshore wind energy projects in the United States. The report, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), also provides a snapshot of industry and government efforts underway […]

Duke Energy to build Los Vientos V wind Power Project in Texas

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced it will build, own and operate a 110-megawatt (MW) wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas. Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) have signed 25-year agreements to purchase the power produced by the […]

Boosting British Wind Energy Skills – New Courses in Turbine Blade Maintenance

The Renewables Training Network (RTN) has unveiled its latest initiative to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in the wind energy sector with the announcement of new training courses in turbine blade inspection and maintenance. To harness the wind effectively, blades must be kept in tip-top condition. This means owners have to put a […]

Vestas wins 42 MW order in Poland

ERG Renew orders 21 V90-2.0 MW turbines for wind power project in the province of Radziejów Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 21 V90-2.0 MW turbines for a wind power project in kujawsko-pomorskie in the province of Radziejów. The order was placed by ERG Renew, the leading wind energy operator in Italy […]

Wind power beats nuclear and coal in record-breaking August

RenewableUK says new data shows that August was an exceptional month for wind energy, with new records set and generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal, according to official National Grid statistics. On five separate occasions, wind overtook coal-fired plants for generation over a single day, the first time this has ever happened. Wind exceeded […]

Vestas receives 58 MW Order in Poland, bolstering its leading Position in Key Market

EDF Energies Nouvelles orders 29 V100-2.0 MW turbines for wind power project in Rzepin. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 29 V100-2.0 MW turbines for a wind power project in Poland. The order was placed by EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), a leader in renewable energy power generation. The wind power plant […]

Vestas receives 30 MW order, strengthening market position in Finland

Vestas customer reconcept GmbH places 30 MW order for nine V126-3.3 MW turbines, featuring Vestas’ Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) that allow for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds. The Ylivieska Pajukoski project in the Ylivieska region in Finland will feature the increasingly popular V126-3.3 MW turbine atop […]