Recent Wind

Talen Energy Announces Agreement to Sell Renewable Energy Business

Talen Energy announced Friday (6/26) an agreement to sell Talen Renewable Energy, LLC to funds managed by California -based Energy Power Partners. The sale will include 25 projects in four states with a total of 65 megawatts of nameplate generating capacity. The portfolio includes landfill gas-to-energy, solar, wind and cogeneration projects. Subject to regulatory approvals, […]

Vestas confirms 66 MW turbine order in Scotland, UK

Infinis Energy plc has placed an order with Vestas for the Galawhistle project in Scotland, UK. The order for the Galawhistle project comprises 22 V90-3.0 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is expected in the second […]

Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for clean energy

The wind energy industry is calling the budget bill finalized in Columbus today a “missed opportunity” to re-open Ohio to clean energy development, after a year in which setback requirements the industry calls “impossible” have stymied new wind farms here. “While House Bill 64 contains a positive policy development for renewable energy, overall the industry […]

Vestas receives 150 MW order in U.S. state of Texas

Order is first under Master Supply Agreement announced with EDF Renewable Energy in December 2014. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 34/2015 of 25 June 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 75 V100-2.0 MW turbines to supply the Salt Fork wind power plant […]

Floating wind: Technology assessment – interim findings

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has today issued interim findings from a report into a technology assessment of floating wind, reviewing in excess of 30 devices across various levels of technology readiness and providing a detailed appraisal of the three most established concepts. The interim report highlights where these devices are on the technology […]

sPower Purchases First Wind Project, 62.1MW in Southeastern Utah

sPower Broadens Portfolio of Renewable Energy Projects, Invests in Home State of Utah sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced that it has acquired its first wind project, a 62.1MW facility in Monticello, Utah. The announcement is well timed, as last Monday was Global Wind Day, a worldwide event […]

5 gigawatt milestone reached by UK’s world-beating offshore wind industry

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind and marine energy industries, is highlighting the fact that the UK’s offshore wind capacity has surpassed five gigawatts (GW), a significant milestone in the sector. 5.054GW is now installed in UK waters, which is enough to supply the needs of over 3.5 million British households, saving 6.3 million […]

In Estonia the Global Wind Day turned into a Week with a Real Wind Turbine Built

The most distant island of Estonia is called Ruhnu where less than 60 habitants live all year round. The island does not have electricity grid connected to the mainland and relies on expensive diesel generation. Mainly for that reason but also thanks to good wind the Estonian Wind Power Cluster – a consortium working under […]

E.ON chooses the Port of Sassnitz

Ideal logistics base for Arkona Becken Südost offshore wind project E.ON reached an important milestone for Arkona Becken Südost, a wind farm it plans to build in the German Baltic Sea, by selecting the Port of Sassnitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as the farm’s logistics base during construction and its future operations center. With Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Energy Minister […]

Government announcement on onshore wind subsidies

Commenting on the Government’s announcement that the Renewables Obligation will be closed early to new onshore wind projects, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), Dr Nina Skorupska, said: “If the government is to ensure we meet our climate targets in the most cost effective way, it is hard to think of a way […]