Wind Energy

GE Bringing 45 Megawatts of Advanced Wind Turbine Technology to Estonia

Paldiski - GE (NYSE: GE) wind turbine technology is making its debut in Estonia, one of Europe's most promising wind sectors, by supplying 18 wind turbines for the Paldiski Wind Farm. Located in northwestern Estonia near the city of Paldiski on the Parki peninsula, the wind farm will be operated by Eesti Energia AS and Nelja Energia OU. Each operator is buying nine turbines from GE.

WWEC2011 - Egypt develops Renewable Energy Master plan and invests in wind power

Bonn / Cairo (WWEA) - Also during the period of political transition in Egypt, host country of the WWEC2011, the country is progressing well with its ambitious plans to increase substantially the share of wind and other renewable energies. The European Union signed recently with the Government of Egypt two important agreements:

GE to Provide Wind Service Coverage for Entire First Wind GE Fleet

SCHENECTADY - First Wind, a Boston-based independent wind energy company, has selected GE (NYSE: GE) as its service provider for the company's entire fleet of 264 GE wind turbines at eight sites across the United States.

Renewables in the UK reach record high

The report attributes the 50 % rise to higher wind speeds and the industry’s increased capacity to generate clean electricity. Nearly half the renewable electricity produced in this period came from wind (46.4 %).

Special Edition Offshore published

This is one of the conclusions reached by the SUN & WIND ENERGY Special Edition Offshore 2011, which has just been published. On 68 pages, this annual special edition of the English language specialist magazine SUN & WIND ENERGY reviews the latest developments in the offshore wind energy industry.

Nordex opens up Pakistan

This involves delivery and maintenance contracts for N100/2500 turbines. Twenty of each are to be installed in five different projects. Construction of the wind farms is scheduled to start in 2012. The contacts are conditional on the required financing being obtained.

GE Opens New Renewable Energy Logistics Center in Mississippi

Olive Branch - GE (NYSE:GE) today celebrated the grand opening of its new central logistics center for renewable energy components in Olive Branch, Miss. The facility is part of GE's strategy to further improve customer response times throughout North America as more wind and solar energy projects are developed and existing power facilities require maintenance.

WWEA celebrates its 10th anniversary

Ten years ago, in July 2001, delegates from all over the world decided in Copenhagen to create an association that represents the interest of the wind sector on the global level. WWEA's work contributed substantially to the strong growth of wind power worldwide, leading to a more than tenfold increase from 18 GW (end of 2000) to 215 GW (June 2011) of installed capacity.

Caterpillar remanufactures Vestas components

The relationship with Caterpillar will be managed by Vestas’ Spare Parts & Repair Business Unit and will cover the remanufacture of minor components and sub-component repair in support of Vestas’ internal repair sites. Caterpillar will use its global presence and expertise to remanufacture Vestas wind turbine components using its existing facilities, equipment and suppliers.

Vestas signs contracts with EDF EN for 62 MW in Italy and Germany

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has received two orders from key account EDF Energies Nouvelles for delivery of 19 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Gargano wind farm in Apulia, Italy, and for 12 V90-2.0 MW turbines for the Eckolstädt wind farm, in Thüringen, Germany, for a total capacity of 62 MW.