Recent Wind

Market grows for wind energy as leading U.S. brands lock in low prices

As the cost of wind energy has dropped by more than half in just five years, there has been a steady increase in U.S. businesses, governmental agencies, and universities making direct investments in wind power to lock in low prices and reduce their carbon footprints. “Successful brands and businesses increasingly see low-cost wind power as […]

Wind and solar industries release handbook to help states use renewable energy to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published a handbook for states detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. “Wind energy already cuts power […]

Vestas wins 21 MW order in Costa Rica

Vestas signs firm and unconditional order with Fila de Mogote, a subsidiary of US-based Hunt Energy Horizons (Hunt Oil), for the 21 MW Mogote wind power plant in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Vestas will supply and install seven V90-3.0 MW wind turbines at the Mogote wind farm to be constructed in Guanacaste, Costa […]

Vestas receives 23 MW turbine order in Finland

Vestas has secured a 23 MW order in Finland, the first order in the country to feature the Vestas De-icing System on the V126 turbine. The order for seven V126-3.3 MW turbines has been placed by E-Group for the Posio I project in Posio, Lappland and Kuusamo, Northern Ostrobothnia. Turbine delivery is expected to begin […]

EDF Renewable Services signs Asset Administration Contract with D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), the leading provider of renewable operations and maintenance services in North America, has signed an Asset Administration Agreement with D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (DESRI) for the 300 megawatt (MW) Balko Wind project in Oklahoma. Once completed, Balko Wind, which was developed by Apex Clean Energy and sold to […]

AWEA & SEIA: Wind and solar industries release handbook to help states use low-cost, reliable renewable energy for compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published a handbook for states detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. “Wind energy already cuts power […]

Wind leads the way as renewable electricity supply leaps to 22%

RenewableUK welcomed official Government statistics today which showed that renewable electricity provided a record percentage of supply in the last quarter of 2014, reaching 22%. Onshore and offshore wind combined provided the biggest share of renewable electricity, at just under 12% of the total electricity generated. The statistics also confirmed that renewable electricity provided a […]

Vestas receives 40 MW order in U.S. state of Maine

Vestas continues its expansion in Maine with an order for 13 new turbines. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 13 V112-3.075 MW turbines for the Passadumkeag wind farm in Penobscot County, Maine. The order was placed by Passadumkeag Windpark, LLC, an affiliate of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC. The […]

Vestas wins 36 MW Danish wind turbine project

Vestas has secured an order for 11 V117-3.3 MW turbines in Denmark, to be installed on the island of Lolland. The 36 MW order for the Rødby Fjord project has been placed by long-time Vestas customer European Energy A/S. The order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, along with a 15-year full-scope Vestas […]

Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the program’s activities and priorities in controllable grid simulators. The Wind Program works with electric grid operators, utilities, regulators, and industry to create new strategies for incorporating increasing amounts of wind energy into the […]