Recent Wind

Vestas supplies 40 MW for citizen-owned wind park in Germany

Windpark Kalkriese GmbH & Co. KG has placed an order for 12 V126-3.3 MW for a 39.6 MW wind park in Lower Saxony. The project will use Vestas’ patented Large Diameter Steel Towers to achieve higher hub heights and increased annual energy production. The turbines will be installed in Kalkriese in the county of Osnabruck […]

Wind energy industry announces new voluntary practices to reduce overall impacts on bats by 30 percent

The U.S. wind energy industry announced, on the eve of National Wildlife Day, a best management practice establishing a new voluntary operating protocol, which is expected to reduce impacts to bats from operating wind turbines by as much as 30 percent. The agreement, developed by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) with the initial support […]

Vestas secures 70 MW order in Uruguay

The order for 35 units of the V110-2.0 MW model is Vestas’ first contract with Abengoa. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 45/2015 of 2 September 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order to supply the 70 MW Palomas wind power plant in the northwestern department of Salto, Uruguay. […]

Duke Energy acquires Mesquite Creek Wind Power Project

Duke Energy Renewables has acquired a 50-percent stake in Mesquite Creek Wind, a 211-megawatt (MW) wind power project near Lamesa, Texas, through its joint venture partnership with Sumitomo Corp. of Americas. The acquisition increases Duke Energy Renewables’ Texas wind capacity to more than 1,200 MW. Global food manufacturer Mars Inc., best known for its candy […]

Acciona Windpower opens a Service Center for Wind Farms contracted in Northeast Brazil

It will mean faster and more efficient attention to the wind farms in the area, which currently total 792 MW in 264 turbines The center, located in Mossoró (Rio Grande do Norte) will allow the company to offer the best possible service to its customers ACCIONA Windpower, the ACCIONA Group subsidiary that designs and manufactures […]

Vestas wins 33 MW turbine order in Sweden

Allianz Capital Partners has placed an order with Vestas for the Mombyåsen project in Sweden. The order takes Vestas’ firm order intake on the V126-3.3 MW in Sweden close to 200 MW. The order for the Mombyåsen project comprises 10 V126-3.3 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as […]

Onshore wind leads the Field as Lowest Cost Energy Technology and is Best to cut Carbon at Lowest Cost

RenewableUK has welcomed a report by leading think tank Policy Exchange, which demonstrates that onshore wind is on course to be cheaper than new gas generation, so needs to be central to the UK’s efforts to decarbonise our electricity supply at lowest cost to the consumer. Policy Exchange’s report Powering Up: The future of onshore […]

Vestas receives 73 MW turbine order in Finland

wpd has placed an order with Vestas for the Tohkoja project in Kalajoki, Finland, set to be one of the largest wind power plants in the country. The Tohkoja project order comprises 22 V117-3.3 MW turbines, equipped with the Vestas De-icing System. The order includes delivery, installation, and a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 […]

Vestas receives 26 MW order for citizen-owned wind park in southern Germany

Windpark Kirchberg GmbH & Co.KG has placed an order of eight V126-3.3 MW for a 26.4 MW wind park in Baden Wurttemberg. With over 90 percent share, local citizens will own a larger share of this wind park than any other in southern Germany. The turbines will be installed in the Hohenlohe region in northeast […]

Vestas appoints new President for Central Europe business unit

Nils de Baar to become Group Senior Vice President and President of Vestas Central Europe on September 1, 2015. Nils de Baar, currently Vice President and Head of Global Customer Accounts at Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm, will join Vestas on September 1. He will be based at Vestas’ Central Europe headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Vestas […]