Wind Energy

Green power from the North Sea: Siemens to install grid link for DanTysk offshore wind

Following the grid connections for the offshore wind farm clusters BorWin2 and HelWin1, Siemens Energy will also install a turnkey grid connection in the North Sea for the SylWin cluster. Purchaser is the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT.

Oklahoma's wind energy firsts - Oklahoma home to the world's leading weather focused research and education facility

Oklahoma City - Oklahoma is home to a number of wind energy firsts, including the Weather Sphere, the international leader in weather education and training, research and development, and operations and services.

New Vestas Sailrocket 2 aims for speed sailing record

During the last 15 months, the Sailrocket team has been focused on building a better, safer and - above all - faster boat in Vestas Technology R&D's facilities on the Isle of Wight. Now Vestas Sailrocket 2 will be launched to the public for the first time.

New legislation needed now to meet EU 2050 climate commitment

The EU must put extra legislation in place in the lifetime of the current European Commission if it is to meet its commitment to cut domestic carbon emissions by 80-95% by 2050, warned the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Storing eco-energy as gas

The technology for the 25 kW plant was developed at the research institutes ZSW (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research) and the Fraunhofer IWES (Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology).

Spain becomes the first European wind energy producer after overcoming Germany for the first time

Madrid - Electricity generation using wind energy reached 42,976 GWh* in Spain in 2010, which means that for the first time in history, it overcame Germany -36,500 GWh- as Europe's leading producer of wind energy, according to data of the Barometer EurObserv'ER, the European Commission´s observatory of renewable energies.

Realization of the first EWT 500kW wind turbine in the UK

EWT, the Dutch manufacturer of Direct Drive wind turbines, will install their first DIRECTWIND 52 - 500kW wind turbine in Camelford, Cornwall. With the favorable local wind conditions and supported by the UK Feed In Tariff system it is very attractive for farmers and landowners to opt for an EWT Direct Drive wind turbine.

Government needs to seal the deal on offshore investment

RenewableUK, the country's leading renewable energy trade association, today welcomed plans by Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas to set up an offshore manufacturing base in Sheerness, Kent.

GE to Offer Production-Based Availability Guarantees on all Wind Turbines

Anaheim, Calif. - today announced that it has expanded its wind services portfolio to include production based availability (PBA) guarantees as an option for new and existing operations and maintenance contracts on all GE 1.5 and 2.5 megawatt series wind turbines.

Gamesa opens its fifth factory in China

Jilin - This morning, Gamesa, a world leading turbine maker and a major wind power developer, inaugurated its fifth factory in China in the city of Da'an in Jilin province, one of the nation's most important wind resource hubs. The facility, which will assemble 2 MW nacelles for Gamesa's G9X range, will initially have annual capacity of 500 MW.