Wind Energy


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SUN & WIND ENERGY 2/2017

The S&WE Special Edition 2 has been published. In addition to giving a preview to this years Husum Wind it features new growth markets in the area of PV and gives an overview of solar stations with integrated solar controllers.

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Introducing 3M™ Wind Blade Protection Coating W4600

St. Paul - Awareness is growing in the wind industry about the severe impact that erosion on the leading edge of wind blades can have on turbine output. Erosion can lead to a significant loss in annual energy production, costing owners and operators thousands of dollars.

Grouting continues at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

Livingston - The foundation installation at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is well underway, with half of the 160 monopiles installed at the 576MW offshore wind farm.

Meteodyn appoints new distributor for Turkey

Meteodyn, wind simulation software developer, now relies on a new distributor to expand its global network. The company Ucyel Enerji is in charge of meteodyn WT software sales in Turkey.

New website for OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY magazine

OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY will now also provide information oline to the European o

OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY, the English language magazine for the European offshore wind industry, now has its own website. At www.offshorewindindustry.com, readers will find all relevant industry news as well as selected content from the magazine.

Gamesa starts selling its 5 MW turbine

The new Gamesa G128-5.0 MW wind turbine is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

Gamesa has sold the first wind turbines of its new G128-5.0 MW type. The company has won a contract to supply three G128-5.0 MW turbines to TuuliWatti Oy. The G128-5.0 MW is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

France starts the second offshore round

 Two new sites are in the second round of French offshore tendering. (Graphic: Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy)

On 8 January, the French government declared the second bidding round for offshore wind farms off the French coast. This time a total of 1,000 MW are up for tender, divided into two farms. These are the sites Noirmoutier south of the Saint-Nazaire project in the Atlantic, and Le Tréport in the English Channel, which was left empty-handed in the first bidding round.

Areva plans production plant in Scotland

The French conglomerate Areva has signed an agreement of intent with the economic development agency Scottish Enterprise regarding a production site for wind turbines in the east of Scotland.

First power from Anholt offshore wind farm

With the assembling of the third rotor blade, the first turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was erected. (Photo: Dong)

On September 3 the first wind turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was installed, less than three weeks later it fed power into the Danish grid for the first time, as the operator Dong Energy informed. Apart from Dong, PensionDanmark and PKA have shares in the wind farm.

Certification tests for the Haliade 150 ramping up

The Alstom offshore wind turbine at Le Carnet near Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique department (France) is generating its first kilowatt-hours of power. In preparation for certification, the Haliade 150 is being subjected to a range of onshore tests prior to the installation of a second turbine later this year in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium for further offshore testing.

First US offshore wind turbine feeds into the grid

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Since June 13, the first US offshore wind turbine feeds power into the grid. The VolturnUS 1:8, a 65-foot-tall floating turbine prototype that is 1:8th the scale of a 6 MW 423-foot rotor diameter design, was designed and built at the University of Maine (UMaine), assembled at Cianbro’s facility in Brewer, and towed nearly 30 miles from Brewer to Castine by Maine Maritime Academy.

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