Category: Wind

Offshore Wind Monitoring Program Advancing

Preparing for deployment of monitoring equipment while saving New Jersey $1 million Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE) today announced it was moving forward with plans to install state-of-the-art mobile wind resource assessment equipment – SeaZephIR – a patented, floating platform with an integrated ZephIR LIDAR system powered by solar and wind energy. The New Jersey… Read more »

One-day symposium at Wisconsin Wind Works

The Wisconsin Wind Works, a one-day symposium on October 13, will feature panel speakers from the first tier wind production and aftermarket operations and maintenance sectors. Panel hosts and moderators include representatives from AWEA, Office of Energy Independence, Milwaukee 7, and Great Lakes Wind Network.Symposium attendees will:Learn about Wisconsin’s 1st tier market from Wausaukee Composites… Read more »

Wind Energy Can Power Much of the East Coast

The strong winds off the Atlantic Ocean could become a cost-effective way to power much of the East Coast-especially North and South Carolina, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia, a new study says. The report by the conservation advocacy group Oceana argues that offshore wind could generate 30% more electricity on the East Coast than… Read more »

NextEra Energy Resources’ Subsidiary Raises $71 Million in Capital for Wind Projects Through Differential Partnership Structure

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, announced today that its subsidiary Heartland Wind Funding, LLC has issued Class B membership interests to JPM Capital Corporation in exchange for approximately $71 million up front and a commitment to fund expected capital contributions of approximately $195 million in the future. Heartland Wind consists of 309 megawatts of wind energy… Read more »

PGE Withdraws Waiver Request for Wind Farm

Timeline No Longer Requires Expedited Process Portland General Electric Company has withdrawn a petition requesting a one-time waiver of Oregon Public Utility Commission competitive bidding guidelines for new energy resources. The petition was filed September 2, 2010, and reflected PGE’s need to execute a time-sensitive agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) for… Read more »

SGS to Participate at the Annual Conference and Exhibition "RenewableUK 2010" in Glasgow

The Annual Conference and Exhibition “RenewableUK 2010” – the UK’s premier renewable energy event – will be held from November 2nd through to the 4th, at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, will be demonstrating a wide scope of Renewable Energy Services at… Read more »

SGS Announces a new Business Development Manager for Renewable Energy Services in Scandinavia

On September 1, 2010, SGS announced Michael Ruiberriz as the new Business Development Manager for Renewable Energy Services in Scandinavia. Michael will focus on creating competitive strategic plans for the growth of Renewable Energy Services revenue within SGS Industrial Services and identifying and securing new contracts and projects. In addition, he will be responsible for… Read more »

SGS to Attend the International Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture Conference 2010 in Dsseldorf

From December 7th through to the 9th, SGS will be attending the International Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture Conference 2010 in Dsseldorf, Germany. During the three day event, SGS experts will present a wide array of Wind Turbine Blade Testing services, including live demonstration of static and fatigue tests. From December 7th until the 9th, SGS,… Read more »

Wind turbine maker Suzlon tops 5,000MW in Indian installations

India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer SUZLON ENERGY (BSE:532667) last Friday said it has crossed 5,000 MW (megawatt) of cumulative installations in India, underlining the strong momentum in the country’s fast-growing wind energy market. Suzlon has cumulatively added over 5,000 MW of wind powercapacity for over 1,500 customers in India across 40 sites in eight states…. Read more »

Thanet wind farm comes online

Britain’s growing offshore wind energy industry has taken another stride forward as the Thanet Offshore wind farm came online. One hundred giant Vestas V90 turbines – each on pedestals 115 metres (380 ft) tall – were switched on which together capable of generating up to 300 Megawatts of power. Thanet is now the biggest offshore… Read more »

ExxonMobil Protects Wind Turbines with Advanced Lubricants

ExxonMobil‘s Mobil SHC-branded synthetic gear oil is now being used to protect more than 30,000 wind turbine gearboxes worldwide, demonstrating how its lubricants are helping the wind energy industry become more cost competitive worldwide. As the wind turbine market has experienced rapid growth around the world over the last decade, ExxonMobil’s Mobilgear SHC XMP 320… Read more »

HUSUM WindEnergy: Construction of New German Offshore Wind Park Completed

Construction of Germany’s newest offshore wind park has recently been completed. The 21 wind turbines that make up the Baltic Sea wind farm – dubbed Baltic 1 – are now complete and set to enter the commissioning phase, the final step before energy production can begin. This milestone for Germany’s growing offshore industry highlights the… Read more »

Wind Works Power Corp. Signs Joint Venture Agreement to Develop a 20MW Wind Energy Project in Germany

Wind Works Power Corp. is pleased to announce it has signed a joint venture agreement to develop a 20 megawatt (MW) wind energy project in Germany. The agreement is with Energy Farming International GmbH (EFI), one of the leading wind farm developers in Germany. EFI has developed over 1,000 MW in the past 10 years,… Read more »

Dow, MAG and Astraeus to Advance Wind Industry Technologies

State of Michigan Provides Funding Support Companies Will Work to Develop Material-Enabled Automation Technology The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Astraeus Wind Energy Inc. (AWE) and MAG Industrial Automation Systems (MAG) announce today a project that will be a catalyst for the advancement of the wind industry enabled by funding from the state of Michigan. The… Read more »

MPSC Approves Detroit Edison Wind Energy Purchase

– 125 wind turbines, 200 MW of capacity to be installed near Breckenridge – Utility increases its renewable energy portfolio to nearly 4 percent Detroit Edison’s largest contract to purchase renewable energy was approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today, setting in motion a 20-year agreement with Invenergy Wind that will result in… Read more »

GE opens two regional wind turbine service centres

Diversified infrastructure, finance and media company General Electric Company has opened two new wind turbine service centres in Albert Lea and Pipestone, Minnesota. Making this announcement on Tuesday, the company said that these two centres expand its support for customers in the Midwestern US, which has the most potential for wind energy projects. The centres… Read more »

Welwind Energy Enters Into a Formal Financing and Strategic Partnership Agreement With Guangdong YATU Industries Investment Co. Ltd

Welwind Energy International Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional interest in the financing for its wind farm projects. After several meetings with GUANGDONG YATU INDUSTRY INVESTMENT CO., LTD (“GYII”), Mr. Feng, Director of Welwind Energy and Mr. Deng, Chairman of GYII, have entered into a formal Investment Cooperation Agreement (“ICA”). The agreement is… Read more »

Ps: Exclusive Roundtable Now Available!

This issue of PES marks a watershed moment in the evolution of the magazine, with our inaugural roundtable interview. We’ve gathered together some true luminaries from the wind sector, including: * Dr Andrew Garrad, GL Garrad Hassan* Daniel Hope, Global Business Development Manager for Renewable Energy, SGS (Hamburg, Germany)* Kurt E. Thomsen, CEO, Advanced Offshore… Read more »

Wind Newsletter September

Welcome to this, the latest PES e-newsletter, which comes in advance of our latest printed issue, and prior to HUSUM Wind Energy 2010. We’re once again proud to be media partners at this essential event and are looking forward to meeting many of you there. By all means come and say hello if you see… Read more »

GAMESA will supply wind turbines with combined installed capacity of 258 MW to nine wind farms iberdrola renovables will develop in Brazil

Gamesa will be the designated supplier of wind turbines, totalling 258 MW of installed capacity, for nine wind farms Iberdrola Renovables will develop in Brazil. Gamesa will supply a total of 129 wind turbines over the next two years (2011-2012), specifically its G8X turbine model, which features 2 MW of unit capacity. The contract calls… Read more »

SGS to Present its Renewable Energy Services at China Wind Power 2010 in Beijing

On October 13-15, 2010, SGS will be one of the exhibitors at China Wind Power 2010, the leading international wind power conference and exhibition in China. At stand no. EB27 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, SGS experts will be demonstrating a wide range of wind energy services for all phases of a… Read more »

Sauer Energy Completes Initial Wind Turbine Prototype

Sauer Energy, Inc. (“SEI”), a BCO Hydrocarbon, Ltd. subsidiary developer and producer of home and enterprise scale vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems, today announced it has completed its initial prototype model of its wind turbine. With its first iteration prototype, SEI has introduced its proprietary technical innovations for transforming wind energy into a cost-effective… Read more »

Wind energy roundtable

PES is proud to present this, our inaugural wind energy roundtable interview, which will become a regular fixture in the magazine. To kick things off, we’re proud to introduce five of the sector’s biggest names, who have debated the issues of the day. Contributors: Dr Andrew Garrad, GL Garrad Hassan Mr. Daniel Hope, Global Business… Read more »

Keeping those turbines turning

Finding clean energy is one of the biggest concerns of our times. Global warming and the limited availability of fossil fuels are just two factors in the hunt for alternative energy solutions. One key player in the battle to solve the world’s energy problems is wind power. Lately wind power turbines have become state-of-the-art power… Read more »

Accuracy Traceability Endurance A Winning Combination

For Frank Scheuch, Managing Director of Intellifast GmbH, the success of a company relies on many interconnecting ingredients. PES picks up once again with the engaging wind power executive to discuss how his company is constantly evolving with the times to meet the demands of the market. PES: Welcome back to PES magazine. For the… Read more »

To Maximise Wind Turbine Productivity Start With The Right Lubricants

Wind turbines are extremely sophisticated pieces of machinery and require an application-specific expertise to maximise their life and profitability. The main gearbox is a particularly critical component of the wind turbine that needs careful consideration from a lubrication perspective. Recently, PES had the opportunity to speak with Michael Hawkins, Global Brand Manager for Mobil SHC… Read more »

Manage the present without ever losing sight of the future

As head of one of the ‘greenest companies’ in America, Pall’s Keith Webb has a duty not only to his stakeholders, but also to the global community as a whole. It’s a responsibility he ably administers, driven by a zeal for innovation and corporate success. Here, he tells PES about the company’s rapid growth, its… Read more »

Finding the right solutions

Transporting wind power components by ship requires a lot of expertise and experience. Employing its own team of experts with many years of specialist knowledge in this arena, shipbroker COLI provides the appropriate tonnage – made-to-measure for all cargo components, including complete wind turbines. When the ship intended to carry the cargo ties up at… Read more »

Reversing Russias Reluctance

A recent study to quantify renewable energy deployment in North America by the US-based National Academies of Science found that, in terms of national wind power potential, Russia came way ahead of its nearest rivals, with more than 118 Pwh (Petawatt hours). Next on the list was Australia, with a meagre-looking 86 Pwh. No wonder,… Read more »

Offshore wind heads for record year

118 new offshore wind turbines were fully connected to the grid in the first half of 2010 according to new statistics released by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). PES takes a closer look at the trends and figures behind the headlines in this exclusive report. Top-line statsIn the first six months of 2010, 118… Read more »

Power stations on the high sea

Words: Birgit Niesing The wind is always more constant at sea than on land – and much stronger. That’s why the wind energy industry is increasingly looking to offshore facilities. The first German wind farm in the North Sea – the ‘alpha ventus’ test and demonstration site – went online just a few months ago…. Read more »

PES essential: EWEA study

In order to fight climate change, improve energy security, enhance Europe’s competitiveness, and maintain our technological leadership, the European wind industry – together with the European Commission and Member States – has developed a 10-year research and development programme. PES brings you the exclusive highlights of this recently-published study. With a €6bn budget, approximately half… Read more »

Giving Europe a breath of fresh air

It’s an incredibly busy and interesting time to be involved in the European wind industry, Bruce Douglas, COO, EWEA tells PES. Among other ways to get more involved are adopting a wind turbine as your own and attending one or more of the many trade fairs that are taking place throughout Europe … If you… Read more »

Floating platforms: technical challenges

A week ago, Statoil AS, Norway’s largest energy company, revealed plans to build a demonstration site testing floating offshore wind turbines off the coast of Scotland. It’s a move that rubber-stamps the industry’s gradual shift to floating platforms, but is the technology up to the task. PES takes a look at the various engineering challenges…. Read more »