Recent Wind

Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy. Wind power is a key component of the nation’s all-of-the-above strategy to reduce carbon pollution, diversify our energy economy, and bring innovative technologies on line. […]

Distributed Wind Market Report: Small Turbines Lead to Big Growth in Exports

Small and distributed wind energy systems enable homeowners, businesses, and institutions to generate their own clean, renewable, and cost-effective electricity. These systems are commonly used on residential, agricultural, commercial, government and industrial sites, and are connected either physically or virtually on the customer’s side of the utility meter to deliver onsite power or connected directly […]

Hurricane Bertha breaks Wind Energy Records in UK, where World-Leading Solar Capacity also now powers 6% of Households

Recent stormy conditions in the UK resulted in record-breaking wind power output, in a week when the nation can also boast new world-leading solar PV capacity capable of generating 6% of domestic electricity. Stormy conditions wrought by Hurricane Bertha resulted in a surge in domestic wind power which on Sunday night met 17% of UK […]

Vestas and EP Global Energy expand Wind for Prosperity partnership into Africa

Vestas and EP Global Energy sign Memorandum of Understanding to expand existing Wind for Prosperity collaboration into Africa Vestas and EP Global Energy have been working since March 2014 on developing a donor-funded wind farm in Jordan to help the country address its growing energy challenges, which are being exacerbated by the influx of refugees […]

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 […]