Recent Wind

Huaneng Selects GE’s Brilliant 2.75-120 Wind Turbines for Chinese Wind Farm

Huaneng Renewables signs deal for 55 GE 2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines 151 megawatts (MW) of wind power to be installed in Yunnan province, assisting China in meeting larger renewable energy production targets Largest wind deal for GE in China to date GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it will supply one of the world’s largest power […]

U.S. wind power industry hails progress on new lines for clean energy

With the expected announcement today of a new clean energy power line in New Mexico, the U.S. wind power industry stressed how such infrastructure is to tapping more low-cost renewable energy sources that protect consumers. “We applaud the administration and members of Congress for working through the difficult process of finding solutions to allow for […]

EDF Renewable Energy’s Hereford Wind Project in Texas becomes Operational

EDF Renewable Energy announced today that the 200-megawatt (MW) Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation (COD) on December 22, 2014. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Financial details were not disclosed. Encompassing approximately 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County, southeast of the town of Hereford, […]

Vestas and First Reserve announce turbine supply agreement for 298 MW Kingfisher Wind project in the USA

First Reserve orders 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines for Oklahoma project With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 4/2015 of 21 January 2015, Vestas has received from First Reserve a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines to be installed at the 298 MW Kingfisher Wind project […]

IRS to Small Wind Manufacturers and Consumers: Certification Necessary to Qualify for 30% Tax Credit

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2015-4 providing new performance and quality standards that require certification of small wind turbines – defined as having a nameplate capacity of up to 100 kW – in order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). “Certification helps consumers distinguish between the good, […]

President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama highlighted U.S. wind energy leadership as an American success story. “As the President noted, America produces more wind energy than any other country in the world. We’re number one,” said American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan. “Hard working Americans and successful federal tax […]

SunEdison successfully raises Funds for First Wind Acquisition

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it had raised a total of $590 million dollars to fund the acquisition of First Wind. SunEdison raised $190 million of proceeds through the secondary offering of SunEdison Semiconductor shares. As previously announced, the secondary offering of […]

Home-grown wind power means Britain escapes expensive fossil fuel imports

As energy security rises up the agenda across Europe this winter, a report by independent analysts Cambridge Econometrics shows additional wind power would make the UK’s energy supply more resilient by cutting costly imports of fossil fuels. In 2013, wind energy reduced the UK’s need to import coal by an estimated 4.9 million tonnes and […]

2014 Another Record Setting Year for Wind Energy in Canada

For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centred in Ontario (999 MW), […]

Vestas strengthens its market leading position with 36 MW order in Poland

Vestas is further strengthening its leading position in this important Northern European market, winning a firm and unconditional order for 12 of its V112-3.0 MW turbines for a project located in the region of Lodzkie, Poland. The order has been placed by a private Polish investor. The contract includes delivery, installation, and commissioning of the […]