MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received the first commercial order for its V164-8.0 MW turbine from Danish developer Dong Energy. Vestas will deliver 32 turbines for the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension project off the coast of Liverpool Bay in the UK. Blades will be produced at the re-opened facility on the Isle of Wight.
The wind power experts Iberdrola and Gamesa launch a new system called “WindCORE + WindOne”, with which wind turbines by any manufacturer can be managed from afar.
By using longer blades and fine-tuning them into more aerodynamic shapes, manufacturers are squeezing more and more performance out of their wind turbines. But the background noise caused by stalling continues to grate on some people’s nerves. The phenomenon requires more than just a psychologist.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed anti-dumping duties of more than 50% on solar products from China and 20% on products from Taiwan. The process was initiated by the American subsidiary of the German solar company SolarWorld AG.
Vestas has received an order for 365 V52-850 kW turbines for the 310 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Kenya. The order is the largest in Vestas’ history in terms of number of wind turbines in a single project.