Wind Energy

GL Renewables Certification at EWEA Offshore 2011: Analysis of Axial-Cyclic Loaded Piles from the Certifiers View

Amsterdam - In the beginning of 2011 the BSH (Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie - Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency) established a new standard for analysis of the foundations of offshore wind turbine (OWT) support structures.

Campbell Scientific selects ZephIR wind lidar technology for US wind market

Logan - Campbell Scientific, Inc., has announced the selection of the ZephIR 300 wind lidar as the company's remote sensing solution for providing the US wind energy market with accurate wind data across all stages of a wind farm development project.

Keppel invests in OWEC Tower AS

KV Ventus B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Ltd. (Keppel) has today entered into a share and subscription agreement and shareholders' agreement to acquire a 49.9% stake in OWEC Tower AS, a Bergen /Norwegian based company. Through this, OWEC Tower will strengthen its financial position and be able to meet the growing demand from the international offshore wind market.

Acciona supplies 189 MW to NaturEner

<b>Acciona has already supplied NaturEner with a total of 210 MW for the two wind parks Glacier Wind I and II.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Autumn Love/Panoramio </i><br>

In addition to supplying the turbines, Acciona will manage the transport and the start-up of the wind turbines, as well as the operation and maintenance of the installation for seven years. Rim Rock will have 126 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 1.5 MW and a rotor diameter of 77 metres. Delivery and installation will be carried out throughout 2012.

Stable EU market for offshore wind energy

<b>The majority of the offshore wind energy plants erected in 2011 are located in British waters. This is Ormonde Wind Farm.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Vattenfall<7i>

A total of 235 wind turbines were erected in nine offshore wind farms in 2011. The turbines cost around € 2.4 billion. Nine further offshore wind farms are currently under construction. These projects alone will bring a further 2,375 MW online and increase the total capacity installed offshore by 62%.

2012 Iowa Wind Energy Conference: Members of Iowas Congressional Delegation to Attend

Excitement is building for IWEA's 5th Annual Wind Conference April 9-11th, 2012 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Iowa has achieved over 20% of its electrical generation from wind energy, ranks number one nationally, and has become a role model for the same goal nationally! The theme for the conference is Iowa Wind Power: A Model for America!

Suzlon S95 - 2.1 MW receives type certification; Delivers 102% of estimated power curve

Pune - Suzlon Group, the world's fifth largest wind turbine maker*, announced completion of testing and certification of its S95 STV (Standard Temperature Version) turbine in its 50 Hz and 60 Hz variants. The testing was carried out by independent third party testing agencies, and the certification by Germanischer Lloyd, a global leader in certification.

Save water with wind power

The power sector is the one of the world's biggest consumers of water, but one source - wind power - uses very little water to produce electricity. All fossil fuels and nuclear need significant quantities of water to pump crude oil out of the ground, remove pollutants from power plant exhausts, flush residues after fossil fuels are burned and cool power plants.

Globeleq acquires nicaraguan wind project

London - Globeleq Generation Limited (Globeleq), the emerging markets power company, announced the acquisition of the 44 MW Eolo wind project in Nicaragua further establishing the company as the leading renewable energy company in the Central American region.

Cable damage at British offshore wind farms

 The offshore wind farm London Array has been fighting with problems with its export cables. (Photo: London Array)

The operators of the British offshore wind farms Thanet and London Array are currently fighting with damage to their export cables. In both cases, repairs have been entrusted to the cable specialists from Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (VSMC) in the Netherlands.