Wind Energy

GE’s Advanced Wind Turbine Technology Selected for New Projects in Romania

Bucharest - Supporting Romania's drive to increase its supply of clean, renewable energy, GE (NYSE: GE) is teaming with wind farm developer Monsson Alma for two projects that will add 35 megawatts of wind capacity to the country's power grid.

GE Completes Acquisition of Next-Generation Wind Turbine Tower Technology

Schenectady - GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the acquisition of next generation technology from Wind Tower Systems, LLC (WTS) that is expected to enable taller wind turbine towers. The need for taller, cost-efficient towers is becoming an important factor in the wind industry as blade lengths increase.

More Hexcel Prepregs Approved by Germanischer Lloyd for Wind Blade Construction

Hexcel's is delighted to announce that two more HexPly carbon fiber UD prepregs have now been certified by Germanischer Lloyd for use in wind energy applications. The two newly qualified prepregs use Hexcel's HexPly® M9.6G and M19G epoxy resin systems, both of which are MDA free and fully compliant with REACH regulations.

Alstom to test its offshore turbine in Belgian water

Belgian offshore demonstrator project Belwind provides ground for Alstom’s new 6 MW offshore turbine.<br><br>Graphic: Alstom<br>

According to Alstom, the 40 MW project will be developed over the period from 2012 to 2015 in phase 2 of the Belwind wind farm on the Bligh Bank, 46 km off the coast of Zeebrugge. The Alstom turbine is equipped with the “Pure Torque” concept, which protects the generator from unwanted stress und thereby increases the reliability.

Seagen: first tidal turbine to meet UK government`s performance criteria

The SeaGen tidal energy turbine, designed by Britain's Marine Current Turbines Ltd, has achieved and passed the UK Government's operating performance criteria for the UK's emerging tidal and wave energy technologies.

North-east key to delivering Europe`s offshore wind potential ‘more cost effectively and sustainably’

A leading European energy company has hailed Aberdeen City and Shire as an emerging centre of excellence for delivering the UK and Europe's offshore wind targets ‘more cost effectively and sustainably'.

Vattenfall also credited Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) as a key driving force behind the region's offshore wind capabilities.

Neeb now with LR 1600/2 on the wind farms: Liebherr crawler crane adds extra strength to the fleet of the crane operators from Wuppertal

Since the end of 2010 a Liebherr crawler crane of the type LR 1600/2, ideal for the installation of wind power systems, has been adding its strength to the large fleet operated by Neeb, the crane service provider from Wuppertal.

Baltic 1 officially opened

<b>The official start of operation of the 48.3 MW wind farm Baltic 1 was the starting signal for the commercial use of offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea.</b><br><br><i>Photo: EnBW</i><br>

The energy company purchased the project in 2008 and began the construction works 16 km to the north of the Darß-Zingst peninsula in the spring of 2010. Baltic 1 comprises 21 Siemens turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each. It will supply electric power for about 50,000 households.

PNE WIND AG: Annual General Meeting resolves payment of a dividend

Cuxhaven - This year, the shareholders of the project developer, PNE WIND AG (ISIN DE000A0JBPG2), will receive a dividend amounting to EUR 0.04 per qualifying share. This resolution has now been passed by the Annual General Meeting, which thus approved the proposal of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board.

Wind power ready to fill Japan energy gap

The Global Wind Energy Council called for urgent action to exploit Japan's tremendous wind power potential for a speedy transition towards renewable energy.