Wind power has making inroads even into mountainous regions with irregular winds and air turbulence brought on by the rough terrain. Six partners from Wind-ForS, a wind energy research cluster in southern Germany, are now investigating how wind turbines can best be operated at these locations. The collective is planning to set up a field-test research site with two systems and four meteorological measurement towers in the Swabian Alps.
RenewableUK is celebrating as National Grid says onshore and offshore turbines have set a new record by generating more than 10,000 MW of electricity for the first time.
Great Britain’s Solar Trade Association has signed an agreement to lease part of RenewableUK’s offices. The move has practical benefits for both separate organisations and their different memberships. But it is also hoped that the creation of this “renewables hub” in London will foster a healthy exchange of ideas on the key strategic issues that are facing the energy sector as a whole, and the renewables industry in particular.
The danish monitoring solution expert for wind turbines Gram & Juhl is going to open an office in Germany in January. With the establishment of the new department, Gram & Juhl wishes to ensure the continued growth and development and to strengthen the business in Europe.
Irina Lucke is the first woman to be elected as chair of WAB. The previous chair, Dr Klaus Meier, will be stepping down to the position of deputy chairman. WAB's focus in 2017 will be to provide even more information about political developments to members and promote networking.
Together with other partners, the KfW bank is funding a wind farm in the coastal region of the Red Sea. The parties involved have signed a corresponding financing agreement. The Gulf of Suez wind farm will have a total capacity of 200 to 250 MW.
Senvion announced that on 2th December wind turbines at the 150 MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n windfarm in Quebec started spinning. It is the biggest First Nations windfarm in Canada. The project is an equal partnership between Innergex and the three Mi'gmaq communities located on the territory of Gespe'gewa'gi: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj.
Aquila Capital has acquired another wind project in Sweden. The windfarm will consist of 18 Vestas V126-3.6 MW turbines. The project was developed turnkey by OX2, one of the largest wind developers in Sweden.