Recent Wind

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 […]

Iberdrola to supply Renewable Energy to Entire Network of BBVA Offices and Buildings in Spain

IBERDROLA to supply electricity to total of 3,091 offices and 71 buildings belonging to financial institution IBERDROLA is to meet all BBVA’s electricity needs in Spain in the years 2015 and 2016, amounting to 240 GWh per year By signing this contract, BBVA will be avoiding some 180,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, a […]

Acciona Energia inaugurates its first Wind Farm in Chile and confirms Major Investments in the Country over the next few years

President Michelle Bachelet attended the opening ceremony for Punta Palmeras, a wind farm equipped with 3 MW ACCIONA Windpower turbines, the machines with the widest power range installed in Chile. The Company will invest around 400 million euros in wind and photovoltaic plants over three years. ACCIONA Energía yesterday inaugurated the Punta Palmeras wind farm […]

Denmark sets world record in wind – again

2014 saw once again a world record for the Danish energy sector, as wind provided 39.1% of the Danish electricity. This was reported by the Danish transmission regulator Energinet.dk. We have only just left 2014, yet it is already clear that 2014 was an extremely good year in terms of electricity production from the Danish […]

Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Improve Wind Forecasting

The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million for a new project to research the atmospheric processes that generate wind in mountain-valley regions. This in-depth research, conducted by Vaisala of Louisville, Colorado, will be used to improve the wind industry’s weather models for short-term wind forecasts, especially for those issued less than 15 hours in advance. […]

Wind Generation sets Records, saves Consumers Money as Extreme cold grips Nation

Wind saved Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic consumers $1 billion during last year’s polar vortex event according to analysis released today As extreme cold grips large chunks of the country this week, wind energy set record-high outputs, once again saving U.S. consumers money. Wind energy also saved consumers $1 billion in just two days when similar […]