Wind Energy

Hendrix to showcase spacer cable system at WINDPOWER 2011 conference & exhibition

Milford, N.H. - Hendrix, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products, announces that it will be showcasing its Spacer Cable System at the upcoming American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA's), Windpower 2011 Conference & Exhibition, May 22-25, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, Booth #3095.

Nordex Selects VISTAGYs FiberSIM Software to Develop Composite Wind Turbine Blades

Waltham, Mass. - VISTAGY, Inc., a leading provider of industry-specific engineering software and services, today announced that Nordex (Xetra Stock Exchange: NDX1), one of the world's premier manufacturers of high-efficiency wind turbines for onshore use, has purchased FiberSIM software to streamline its entire design-to-manufacturing process for composite wind turbine blades.

World record for full-blade tests

<b>In future, rotor blades with record lengths will be tested behind closed doors in the vast IWES hall. </b><br><br><i>Photo: Torsten Thomas</i><br>

The IWES facility now holds the world blade-length record and is already booked up for the next few months. There used to be two test stands in Bremerhaven for blade lengths of up to 70m. According to IWES, the new acquisition cost some € 7 million and received support from the German environment ministry, the state of Lower Saxony and others.

Gamesa secures site for offshore technology base in Scotland

Glasgow - World-leading wind energy company Gamesa will create around 40 high-value jobs by this summer for its planned Offshore Wind Technology Centre in Glasgow. So it confirmed Jorge Calvet, Chairman and CEO of Gamesa to the First Minister following a meeting this week in Edinburgh.

Australian Prime Minister inaugurates ACCIONAs third wind farm in Australia

ACCIONA has inaugurated its third Australian wind farm, located in New South Wales near the town of Gunning, in a ceremony attended by Australian Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard MP, and hosted by the Company's Chairman, Jose Manuel Entrecanales.

PNE WIND AG publishes 2011 half year results

Cuxhaven - The wind farm developer PNE WIND AG (ISIN DE000A0JBPG2) has completed the first half year of 2011 successfully. The operating result (EBIT), the fundamental key value for the entrepreneurial success of a wind farm developer, lay at about EUR 0.9 million (previous year: EUR 8.2 million).

Jamieson heads “work group” for offshore wind

<b>Andrew Jamieson, Chairman of RenewableUK, is convinced that the task force will soon be making useful suggestions to lower the cost of offshore wind energy.</b><br><br><i>Photo: RenewableUK</i><br>

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in the UK has appointed Jamieson recently. One component of the Renewables Roadmap, published in July, is cost reduction in the field of offshore wind energy.

Gamesa Technology Centre opens in Scotland

<b>First Minister Alex Salmond (right) opened the new Gamesa Technology Centre together with Jorge Calvet, Chairman and CEO of Gamesa.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Gamesa</i><br>

The Spanish-based company has located its Offshore Wind Technology Centre at Strathclyde Business Park, in Bellshill, some eight miles from Glasgow city centre. Work at the Technology Centre is dedicated to the design and development of the company’s offshore wind platform G14X-6-7.0 MW.

New class of polyurethane-based composite systems developed for use in large windmill blades

Pittsburgh - Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed a new class of stronger composite materials in response to the wind power industry's move toward developing and manufacturing longer, larger, more productive wind blades.

Rolls-Royce hits UK renewables milestone with pioneering tidal technology

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has achieved a significant milestone in the deployment of tidal energy technology with confirmation that its prototype tidal turbine, located subsea off the Orkney Islands, Scotland, has successfully generated and fed over 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electrical power into the national grid.