Wind Energy

Green Light for Egg Suppliers Wind Turbine

The UK's largest supplier of eggs and egg-based products, Noble Foods, has this week received planning permission to install a 110m commercial-scale wind turbine on land at Thornton, Fife.

The 1.5 MW wind turbine project is being developed and installed by on-site generation specialist Wind Direct and has been granted conditional approval by Fife Council.

Huge turbine with superconductivity

The GE Global Research Division, responsible for technological development within the company, plans to develop a turbine with a nominal capacity of 10 to 15 MW within the next two years - twice as big as the Vestas V164, the biggest turbine currently on the market with a nominal rating of 7 MW.

Swedens largest wind project financing completed

London - Private equity fund manager Platina Partners LLP (Platina) and Swedish onshore wind developer Arise Windpower AB, have completed Sweden's largest ever wind project financing, the EUR 336 million, Jadraas windfarm. At 200MW, the project - to be built in two phases - will be one of the largest onshore wind farms in Europe.

AMSC Unveils New Corporate Identity

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) today announced that it is now doing business as AMSC and introduced a new corporate identity in order to foster strong, sustainable growth. AMSC's wind and grid offerings are now branded as Windtec Solutions and Gridtec Solutions to better reflect the company's expertise across the power lifecycle.

World Wind Energy Award 2011 goes to Sewedy Wind Energy Group under the leadership of Ahmed El Sewedy

Cairo / Bonn - On the occasion of the 10th World Wind Energy Conference 2011 in Cairo, Egypt, the Board of the World Wind Energy Association has decided to give the World Wind Energy Award 2011 to Sewedy Wind Energy Group SWEG under the leadership of Mr Ahmed El Sewedy.

Petrobras connects its first wind farm to the grid

The wind farm was built in partnership with Electrobras, Alubar Energia and Wobben WindPower. The wind farm is equipped with 52 wind turbines of 2 MW each with 42 metre long blades giving a total output of 104 MW.

EU energy research funding puts 2020 targets at risk

EU funds for non-nuclear energy R&D double in the new research budget proposed today by the European Commission - but are nothing like enough to fund what the European Commission says is necessary to achieve its 2020 targets.

NIBC and European Energy together expand wind farm portfolio

NIBC's European Infrastructure Fund (NEIF) and European Energy A/S together reached an agreement to expand the Altlandsberg wind farm. The additional acquisition from third parties brings the total operating capacity of the wind farm to 14MW and enlarges the portfolio that European Energy and NEIF hold together to 48MW.

Wind farms hit high of more than 12% of UK electricity demand

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has praised National Grid's handling of the large volumes of electricity generated by wind farms over the festive season.

WinWinD to build 50 MW wind park in Finland

The agreement was signed with the developer Metsahallitus, a Finnish state-owned company. The new wind park will be significant on a Finnish scale. The full-scale production capacity of the Myllykangas Wind Park is 50 MW, with a maximum of 19 wind turbines located in the area. The total investment in the Myllykangas Wind Park is approximately € 90 million.