Recent Wind

Estonian Wind Power Cluster: Estonia started exporting Small Scale Wind Turbines

In the beginning of August this year the first small scale wind turbine produced in Estonia was installed in Finland. According to the Estonian Wind Power Cluster, this is an important milestone for the Estonian wind energy industry as it has become a country exporting wind turbines. A 30 meter high and hydraulically lowered 20 […]

Iberdrola starts work on Construction of 66 Megawatt Pier II Wind Farm in Mexico

The company will be carrying out this project along with a local partner: Impulsora Latinoamericana de Energías Renovables (ILER) Located in Puebla state, it will be the company’s fourth wind farm in Mexico and the first to be designed by IBERDROLA using supercomputing This initiative confirms IBERDROLA’s commitment to Mexico, a strategic country for its […]

EDF EN Canada signs Memorandum of Understanding with McLeod Lake Indian Band

Representatives from EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and McLeod Lake Indian Band (MLIB) today jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during a ceremony conducted at the McLeod Lake Indian Band Annual Meeting. The MOU concerns the potential development of three wind energy projects representing over 500 megawatts (MW) of […]

RenewableUK statement on Celtic Array withdrawal from Irish Sea offshore wind farm zone

Commenting on the announcement by Centrica and DONG Energy that they have jointly decided to cease developing wind farms in the Irish Sea Zone via their joint venture, Celtic Array Ltd, RenewableUK’s Director of Offshore Renewables, Nick Medic, said: “Although it’s disappointing that this particular project isn’t going ahead, the reasons are understandable – conditions […]

Vestas receives 53 MW order in Sweden

Allianz Capital Partners orders 16 V126-3.3 MW turbines for first project in Sweden to use the new Vestas turbine Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 16 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a wind power project in Sweden. The order was placed by Allianz Capital Partners, the Allianz Group’s in-house investment division for alternative […]

Boosting Wind Plant Power Output by 4%–5% through Coordinated Turbine Controls

Wind plant underperformance has plagued wind plant developers for years. To address this problem, researchers and wind turbine manufacturers have been focusing on increasing the performance of individual turbines. Although wind turbine performance has been greatly improved and the cost of wind energy has plunged over time, the issue of underperformance in wind plants with […]

NREL Investigates the Logistics of Transporting and Installing Bigger, Taller Wind Turbines

How do you lift a locomotive higher than the Statue of Liberty, turn a corner hauling a load that is nearly the length of a football field, or take a road trip in a vehicle that is taller than most of the bridges and underpasses? The answers to these questions may not be clear just […]

Brooklyn Wind Turbine granted resource consent

Meridian Energy has been granted resource consent to replace the 21-year-old Brooklyn Wind Turbine. The Brooklyn Wind Turbine situated on Polhill, near Brooklyn in Wellington, has reached the end of its practical operating life. In October last year Meridian applied to Wellington City Council for resource consent to replace the current 45m turbine with a […]

Finavera Wind Energy Receives Final $16.5 million Earn Out From Pattern Energy

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce it has received a final $16.5 million of consideration, primarily in the form of debt forgiveness, from Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group LP (‘Pattern Development’) as the final amount payable under the […]

Statkraft sells Minority Interest in UK Onshore Portfolio to reinvest in New Renewable Energy

Statkraft has reached an agreement with Gingko Tree Investment Ltd for the sale of 49 per cent of its onshore wind power portfolio in the UK. Statkraft will continue to manage and operate the wind farms and also continue its relationship with stakeholders and local communities. Statkraft sells 49 per cent of its interest in […]