Wind Energy

WTO declares Ontario’s 50 % rule illegal

Toronto, the capital of Ontario and Canada’s largest city with 2.5 million inhabitants

The World Trade Organization ruled on December 18th that the requirement that 50 % of wind energy projects are sourced locally to qualify for feed-in tariff support in Ontario is illegal. Japan and the EU had challenged Ontario’s law.

Mitsubishi pledges support to TenneT

TenneT has found an investor for four of the eight grid connections it must install to German offshore wind farms. (Graphic: TenneT)

The grid operator TenneT will receive a cash injection from the Mitsubishi Corporation to connect four German offshore wind farms to the grid. The Japanese corporation will stump up a total of €576 million for the BorWin 1 and 2 projects , as well as HelWin 2 and DolWin 2. For its 49% stake in the BorWin projects Mitsubishi will invest €240 million.

Hyundai wins 40 MW wind turbine order

2 MW Hyundai Heavy Industries wind turbines in operation at Changjuk wind farm in Gangwon Province. (Photo: HHI)

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) won an order to supply 20 sets of 2 MW wind turbines from DaeMyoung GEC for Yeongam wind farm in South Korea.

Alstom wins its first contract in Canada

Alstom will supply 138 ECO 110 units to Canada. (Photo: Alstom)

Alstom and NaturEner Energy Canada Inc. have signed an agreement for the supply of wind turbines with a capacity of up to 414 MW.

Meteodyn will attend the US Wind Power conference and exhibition!

Once again this year, Meteodyn will exhibit and give software demonstrations during the most important wind energy event in North America. You are warmly welcome to discuss, share experience and ask questions to our experts.

Building works completed on Narec’s ground breaking offshore wind turbine development facility

Construction of the structure that will house Narec’s 15 megawatt (MW) capacity wind turbine nacelle test rig has been formally completed six weeks ahead of schedule. The handover of the new building by Shepherd Construction concludes design and building works for three new facilities on the site.

Gamesa agrees supply of 230 MW in India

Chennai / Zamudio - Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has reinforced its presence in India, having signed two agreements for the supply of a total of 230 MW: 130 MW to China Light & Power India (CLP India) and 100 MW to Greenko Wind Project.

Ming Yang completes first 6.5 MW offshore prototype

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group has completed manufacturing of its first 6.5 MW prototype super compact drive (SCD) wind turbine generator. Installation and testing are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2013. The turbine utilizes Ming Yang's two-bladed SCD technology and is designed mainly for offshore operation.

Comer Industries to supply the world’s largest offshore windfarm

Comer Industries, a global leader in the design and production of advanced engineering systems and mechatronic solutions for power transmission, scores the record of planetary drives installed in the largest offshore wind farm of the world - located approximately 20 km off Ramsgate, Kent, 2 hours travel from London- with the installation of more than 1,000 yaw drives of the series PG 3504LFPE,