Recent Wind

NREL/DOE Develop Collaboration with Japan’s Offshore Wind Programs

A delegation from the offshore wind technical teams of the Energy Department (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently traveled to Japan to develop a collaborative relationship between U.S. and Japanese offshore wind programs. In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Japan re-scoped its national energy strategy to include the […]

Vestas secures 66 MW order in Turkey

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 39/2014 of 31 October 2014, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 20 V126-3.3 MW turbines for the Suloglu wind power plant in Edirne, in western Turkey, for a total capacity of 66 MW. The order was placed by Steag GmbH, one of […]

Vestas wins service renewal deal for three Canadian projects

TransAlta Renewables Inc. renews service agreements with Vestas for 204 MW of capacity in Fort MacLeod – Pincher Creek area of Alberta Vestas has received a seven-year agreement to service the Ardenville, Blue Trail and Summerview II wind projects. Located in the Fort MacLeod and Pincher Creek areas of Alberta, the three facilities total 68 […]

Iberdrola opens West of Duddon Sands, the Group’s First Offshore Wind Farm

With €2 billion investment, the Project has been jointly developed with Dong through ScottishPower Renewables The event was attended by the UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey, Iberdrola Chairman, Ignacio Galan, and DONG Energy Executive Vice President, Samuel Leupold The 389-megawatt (MW) West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm is the first such facility commissioned by a […]

Vestas receives 15-year service contract in Maine

TransCanada renews its service agreement with Vestas for the 132 MW Kibby Wind project Vestas has received a 15-year agreement to provide its AOM 5000 service package to the Kibby Wind Project. Located in Eustis, Maine, Kibby consists of 44 V90-3.0 MW turbines, originally installed in 2009. Vestas provided service to the project beginning with […]

Acciona puts its First Wind Farm in Chile into Service, using the most Powerful Turbines installed in the Country

Punta Palmeras, located in the municipality of Canela, consists of fifteen 3 MW wind turbines using ACCIONA Windpower technology. The energy produced by the wind farm will be sold to the utility Colbún under a long-term supply contract signed with that company. ACCIONA Energía has grid connected the Punta Palmeras wind farm, equipped with fifteen […]

Vestas receives a 50 MW order in China

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Hanas, for a total capacity of 50 MW. This is the fourth order from Hanas in 2014. The Hanas order features 25 V100-2.0MW turbines to be installed in Ningxia, a province in the northwest of China, during the second quarter of 2015. President of Vestas Asia […]

Vestas at China Wind Power: New strategy, new turbines for the Chinese market

Vestas introduces newest turbine technology to China; latest variants of V110-2.0 MW and V100-2.0 MW and flexible service packages are key elements in achieving profitable growth in world’s largest wind energy market. Today in Beijing, global wind energy leader Vestas Wind Systems unveiled the two latest additions to its turbine technology portfolio for the China […]

Vestas launches new China strategy

Vestas announced today that it will introduce its most technologically advanced 2 MW variant turbines and new flexible service offerings to the Chinese wind market. Reinvigorating its long-standing commitment to China, Vestas announced today a new strategy to secure profitable growth in the world’s largest wind energy market. The Chinese wind market is making a […]

Wind power steps up when nuclear and gas go offline

Strong wind speeds over the weekend contributed significantly to the UK’s electricity supply as nuclear reactors remained offline and a large gas plant was suddenly hit by a fire. Wind power set a new record on Sunday by providing 24% of the UK’s electricity supply for the entire day. The previous record stood at 22% […]