Wind Energy

Pen Y Cymoedd supplies electricity

The power output of Pen Y Cymoedd corresponds to the household electricity consumption of 188,000 British homes. (Photo: Vattenfall)

The onshore wind farm „Pen y Cymoedd“ in Wales is fully operational. This has been announced by its owner Vattenfall. After the installation of the last of the 76 turbines the park has been started up to the point where it supplies the full amount of electricity it is capable of to the grid.

09.05.2017

A device to protect eagles from wind turbines

A tower-mounted, computer-connected camera to determine if an approaching bird is a Golden Eagle (Photo: iStock)

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

04.05.2017

Foundation measuring system for wind turbines

The wind on the rotor blades works like a long lever on the foundations. (photo: iStock)

During operation, foundations of wind turbines are subject to high loads. These loads must be diverted from the tower’s steel construction to the foundations. If this does not work, the base of the wind turbine will be damaged. A foundation measuring system can help to detect damages.

03.05.2017

Positive 2017 North America Wind Power Outlook

Developers in the US will install approximately 59 GW of wind power capacity from 2017 through 2026 (photo: iStock)

A precarious boom and bust saga in the United States drives the 10-year outlook as demand dwindles in Canada predicts consultancy MAKE in its latest Outlook.

02.05.2017

Wind energy hub planned for the North Sea

This aritficial could be a very efficient and affordable way for the countries around the North Sea to meet the future demand for more renewable energy. (Graphic: TenneT)

The transmission system operators TenneT and Energinet.dk have initiated a futuristic project to create an artificial island in the North Sea to inexpensively distribute electricity from offshore wind farms.

27.04.2017

Germany: Offshore wind farms with extremely low subsidies

EnBW's Baltic Sea wind farm Baltic 2 consists of 80 turbines. The company is planning to build and begin operating the wind farm He Dreiht by 2025 without EEG subsidies. (Photo: EnBW)

The eagerly awaited results of the first auction for offshore wind farms in Germany are in. The average subsidy was only 0.44 cents/kWh. But there were also successful bids for 0.0 cents as well as 6 cents/kWh, which is still low from today's point of view. Successful bidders include Dong and EnBW.

19.04.2017

Vestas to deliver 76 MW for repowering project in Germany

In Northern Germany, 22 V112 wind turbines will replace older turbines. (Photo: Vestas)

Vestas has announcend an order for 22 V112-3.45 MW turbines from Looft-Schmidt Projekte Erneuerbarer Energien GmbH. The turbines will replace 40 different types of turbines at the Norderwöhrden wind park in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany.

13.04.2017

DNV GL advises on £ 210 million investment for new UK wind farms

DNV GL has advised renowned lenders, including Santander, on their £ 210 million project finance investment for the construction of three new onshore wind farms by Banks Renewables.

11.04.2017

Board of Directors makes personnel decision for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

In addition to the personnel choices, the Board of Directors also confirmed the new company brand reflecting the joint strengths of the united company, and agreed on the new company name. (Grafic: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy)

In its first meeting the Board of Directors of the combined company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy made various decisions concerning its future. Ignacio Martín, former Executive Chairman of Gamesa, will continue as CEO of the combined company for the transition phase before he will hand over to the next management generation. The Board also agreed on the new company name, albeit the name has to be approved at the Annual General Meeting in June.

05.04.2017

MAKE publishes Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share analysis

Western turbine OEMs accounted for four of the top five positions and seven positions overall in the top 15 in MAKE’s Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share analysis. Vestas again won the top position. In the following positions there has been a bit of a shuffle.

04.04.2017

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