Recent Wind

ScottishPower Renewables Decides Against Pursuing Mynydd Mynyllod Windfarm

After careful consideration, ScottishPower Renewables has decided against taking forward an application to the Planning Inspectorate in relation to Mynydd Mynyllod Windfarm, near Corwen in North Wales. The company has been working on proposals for a potential project since 2010, and the initial development work has included detailed technical and environmental studies, as well as […]

Canadian Wind Energy Association calls on BC Government to consider all renewable energy options in conjunction with final decisions on Site C

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today called on the Government of British Columbia to take into consideration a broader range of cost-competitive, clean energy options as it determines whether or not to proceed with the Site C hydroelectric project. “Wind energy now represents the bulk of BC’s lowest-cost, emission free renewable energy generation opportunities,” […]

Renewable Energy support Period ended for 4Energia’s First Wind Turbines

Estonia’s first wind farm, Virtsu 1, reached the end of its 12 year renewable energy support period this month. The Virtsu I wind turbines still continue to produce energy, but do it without renewable energy support paid by consumers. According to Mr. Martin Kruus, the Chairman of the Board of Nelja Energia AS, renewable energy […]

ACCIONA Windpower extends its AW3000 platform with the largest rotor designed by the company (132 m) for low wind sites

RenewableUK Statement on green light for Scottish Offshore Wind Farms, and Reaction to Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Announcement

RenewableUK has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that it has given the go-ahead to 4 Scottish offshore wind farms. Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo have a combined capacity of 2,284 megawatts (MW) – enough to power 1.4 million homes. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “This announcement more than doubles […]

EERE Leadership Celebrates Offshore Wind in Maine

Here at EERE, we work to bridge the gap between research and development and deployment of clean energy innovations. Our task is to bring these game-changing, greenhouse gas emissions reducing renewable energy technologies to market. That’s a big challenge—and with many of our technologies in early stages of development, one of the most exciting experiences […]

First Power Achieved by New Wind Turbines at Coal Clough

ScottishPower Renewables has achieved first electricity generation from the new turbines at Coal Clough windfarm near Burnley. The company is currently replacing 24 wind turbines installed in 1992, with eight modern turbines, which will increase the total generating capacity of the windfarm from 9.6 megawatts (MW) to 16 MW. The delivery of the turbine components […]

Albertans solidly support development of more wind energy, Nanos Research shows

Environmentally and economically, there are too many upsides to renewables like wind energy for Alberta to ignore. This is confirmed by recent public opinion research done by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Nanos Research examined the views of Albertans on a wide range of electricity issues, focusing on the […]

EDF Renewable Services Enters Into Balance of Plant Contract for Mesquite Creek Wind

EDF Renewable Services has entered into a Balance of Plant (BOP) contract with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas to provide BOP services for the Mesquite Creek Wind facility. Currently under construction, the 200 megawatt (MW) project is located in Dawson and Borden Counties, Texas. The 118 General Electric (GE) 1.7 MW turbines are expected to be […]

Acciona Windpower starts the supply of Wind Turbines for a 300 MW Wind Project in Texas

The Green Pastures wind power complex is managed by Capital Dynamics. The first phase of the project, equipped with 50 3-megawatt AW 116/3000 turbines, will enter service in March 2015. ACCIONA Windpower, an ACCIONA group subsidiary company dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of wind turbines, has begun the supply of one hundred AW […]