Wind Energy

Hempel awarded patent for revolutionary low-solvent wind turbine coating system

The Ultra-High Solids and Speed system (UHSS), a unique two-coat protective paint system for onshore wind turbines produced by leading coatings manufacturer Hempel, was granted a patent from the European Patent Office.

Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project, ‘Icebreaker,’ Wins $5 Million in New Funding

Cleveland - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation.

US wind farm Flat Ridge 2 in full operation

On January 3 BP Wind Energy and Sempra US Gas & Power have announced that the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm located in Kansas, USA, has moved into full commercial operation.

Vestas juggles

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The Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas is correcting their staffing levels at various locations. While the company is having to dismiss workers at its two American blade manufacturing plants in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado, they are hiring new employees in Pueblo, which is also in Colorado.

Vestas and GE struggle for supremacy

Depending on which market researcher you believe, either Vestas or GE was in the lead in 2012 when it came to global market shares among manufacturers of wind energy equipment.

WindMade launches public consultation on Product Standard

WindMade, the first global consumer label for companies using wind energy, launched the proposed WindMade Standard for Products and Services, setting out the technical requirements for the label to be used on individual products. This draft will now enter a one-month public consultation period.

Ikeuchi Towel first Japanese company to be labelled WindMade

Brussels / Ehime - Ikeuchi Towel, a manufacturer of eco-friendly towels and related products, is the world's first Japanese company to be awarded the WindMade label for sourcing 100% of its electricity consumption from wind power.

GL Wind Energy Award for Young Professionals

Hamburg - How can offshore wind turbines be built more safely, quickly and cost-efficiently? What can be done to ensure that energy generated by wind farms is fed into the grid exactly when it is needed? How can transport losses be reduced? Is there any hidden potential to make wind turbines more efficient?

Siemens receives a 81-MW wind power order from Philippines

Siemens Energy has received its first wind power order for the Caparispisan project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte, Philippines. The customers are Northern Luzon UPC Asia Corporation, AC Energy Holdings, Inc. and Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure comprised of Government Service Insurance System, APG and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) Pte. Limited.

Ontario compensates wind energy system operators if they shut their systems off

Wind farm operators in Ontario will now receive money for not operating their sy

In the Canadian province of Ontario, operators of wind turbines will now receive compensation if they shut down their systems and do not feed electricity into the grid. This was reported by the Canadian online portal Global News. The government hopes that this measure will relieve taxpayers.

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