Wind Energy

Advertise in the 2010 Small and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition Show Directory

The AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition, December 7-9 in Portland, Oregon, unites wind industry leaders with economic development groups, municipalities, and consumers eager to play a bigger role in the use and expansion of wind energy and its economic potential.

Acciona builds 56 MW wind park in India

Representing an investment of € 58 million, the wind park will come on stream in 2011.
Tuppadahalli will be located in the state of Karnataka and contain thirty-four 1.65 MW turbines. The wind farm joins the parks at Arasinagundi (13.2 MW), installed in 2007, and Anabaru (16.5 MW), built in 2008, both owned by Acciona.

Completely Spanish offshore project

The turbine manufacturer Gamesa will be in charge of project coordination. The project partners include further Spanish wind industry heavyweights such as Alstom Wind, Acciona Windpower, Iberdrola Renovables and Acciona Energía. The aim of the joint venture is to develop a large offshore wind turbine with 100 % Spanish technology.

United Technologies buys Clipper

On 15th December the American technology group United Technologies Corporation took over all the remaining shares in the manufacturer that it did not already own - until 29th December all the existing shareholders will receive 65 British pence (around € 0.76) per share.

New acquisition for Capital Safety Group owner of DBI-SALA and Protecta

Capital Safety Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of ITFH (Technical Institute of Training at Height), subsidiary of the company Versant, in order to propose to its customers training schemes adapted to their activity and their specific needs.

UK remains offshore champion

Compared to the newly installed capacity in 2009, this is an increase by 51 %. According to EWEA, the new turbines were erected in nine wind farms in five European countries, making a total of 1,136 turbines with a capacity of 2,964 MW. The newly installed capacity in 2010 is worth some € 2.6 billion, says EWEA.

Pushing the limit

<b>The geometry of the new rotor blade has already been validated in LMs wind tunnel.</b><br><i>Photo: Alstom</i><br>

The production of the blades in LM's factory in Lunderskov, Denmark will be part of a strategic partnership. As soon as next winter, Alstom prototypes at various European locations will be equipped with the blades and tested. According to the company, the development of the blade will require more than 20,000 hours of work.

New Managing Director for Semikron Brazil

Nuremberg - Dr. Edelweis Ritt takes over as managing director of the Semikron subsidiary in Brazil. Born and bred in Brazil, Dr. Ritt holds a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, the latter having been obtained at the University of Tübingen, Germany during her eleven year stay in the country. Dr.

New research shows 20 MW wind turbines are feasible

20 Megawatt wind turbines are feasible, according to a new report from the EU-funded UpWind project, published today at the EWEA 2011 Annual Event in Brussels.

In Italy, Fini PLC Innsbruck acquires energy companies Energy-Crotone 1 and Energy-Crotone 2

Innsbruck - Fini PLC (founded in 1986) of Innsbruck has acquired 100% of the shares from the energy project developer in Bolzano / Bozen of the energy companies, Energy-Crotone 1 PLC and Energy-Crotone 2 PLC respectively and, for this reason, has reached an historic milestone.