Category: Wind

SGS to Attend Offshore Wind Logistics 2011 Conference in London

From January 19-20, 2011, SGS will be participating in the Offshore Wind Logistics 2011 Conference in London. On the first day of the conference, SGS Risk Management expert, Jale Cairney, will give a speech on the Risk Management of Wind Farm Project Logistics. The Offshore Wind Energy Logistics 2011 Conference, which takes place in the… Read more »

M State looks to wind for energy needs

The Fergus Falls and Wadena campuses of Minnesota State Community and Technical College (MSCTC) will seek bids by Dec. 15 for construction of wind turbines, two of which will be operational and one that will be used to train turbine technicians. “Installation likely will take place on the Fergus Falls and Wadena campuses in spring… Read more »

California activist group enters Cape Wind fray

A group called Californians for Renewable Energy has filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission challenging a deal to sell power from the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm. The 51-page complaint filed Wednesday asks the federal agency to set aside an order issued last month by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approving… Read more »

Siemens unveils Hutch’s new wind turbine plant

The new Siemens wind turbine nacelle plant in Hutchinson gleamed like a new car at Friday’s official unveiling, with bright lights shining down from a four-story-tall ceiling and fresh paint on all the fixtures and hoists. The 300,000-square-foot plant now employs 130 people, a number expected to climb to 400 within about a year. The… Read more »

Vestas Selects Broadwind Towers for Glacier Hills Wind Project

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (BWEN 1.71, +0.03, +1.79%) today announced that its Tower Tech Systems subsidiary was selected as the supplier of wind towers for the Glacier Hills Wind Park project. The Glacier Hills Wind Park is located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County, Wisconsin. The 90-turbine project is expected to generate… Read more »

DNV developing new Offshore Standard for floating wind turbine structures

In order to support faster progress in the offshore floating wind industry, DNV and key players are developing a common design standard. The conclusions from this joint industry project will provide best practices on principles and technical requirements and guidance for design, construction and in-service inspection work. Although the offshore floating wind industry is still… Read more »

BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH (BBB) at RENEX in Istanbul

From 9 to 12 December 2010, BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH (BBB), among the leading German consulting service providers in the field of wind energy, will be exhibiting at the Turkish RENEX fair. The company’s wind energy experts from Gelsenkirchen and Weiden will be available to share their knowledge with visitors at the joint exhibition stand of the state of North-Rhine… Read more »

BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH (BBB) reaccredited by DAkkS

BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH (BBB), one of Germany’s leading service providers in the field of wind energy, was recently granted accreditation by the German Accreditation Board (DAkkS) to conduct wind measurement in accordance with DIN ISO/IEC 17025:2005. At the same time, the company was reaccredited in the field of “determining wind potential and energy yields of wind energy systems” after a… Read more »

Powering Europe New Report Sets Out Vision For The Future European Grid And Markets

Today the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) publishes a new report with a vision for a modern renewable energy power system, which sets out how the grid can integrate increasing amounts of wind energy. Last week the European Commission said: “The EU pays the price for its outdated and poorly interconnected energy infrastructure”. Today the… Read more »

Transcat Enters Into Letter of Intent to Acquire Wind Turbine Tools, Inc.

Transcat, Inc. (TRNS 6.99, 0.00, 0.00%) (“Transcat” or the “Company”), a leading distributor of professional grade handheld test and measurement instruments and accredited provider of calibration, repair and weighing system services, announced today that it has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of Wind Turbine Tools, Inc…. Read more »

Massachusetts Approves Cape Wind/National Grid Power Purchase Agreement

Cape Wind passed another major milestone today with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with National Grid to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits. Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said, “Massachusetts is now in a position to become a global leader in… Read more »

Politicians To Acknowledge Urgency And Importance Of Major Grid Investments

Make it a priority: cross-border interconnection capacities, key European corridors for electricity trade, offshore grids, and even a future supergrid.The EU and Member States need to acknowledge the urgency and importance of major grid investments, according to a joint statement by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), the European Wind Energy… Read more »

VENSYS Controls Rotor Position on Wind Turbines with TURCK uprox+ Sensors

During the Olympic Summer Games in August 2008, China appeared as an environmentally-friendly host. In addition to the use of solar energy and terrestrial heat, the organizers relied primarily on wind energy, which alone was intended to cover 20 percent of the energy demand of all Olympic event facilities. The electricity is generated in the… Read more »

Wind-energy task force discusses turbine project

They couldn’t believe something so big is in Ashtabula County. Members of the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force met at the GaREAT sports complex Thursday afternoon and were wowed by the size, scope and implications of the nonprofit economic development engine. When Lorry Wagner, the president of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo)… Read more »

Vestas has received a 90 MW order for 50 V100-1.8 MW wind turbines from John Deere Wind Energy

Vestas has received a 90 MW order for 50 V100-1.8 MW wind turbines from John Deere Wind Energy for the Michigan Wind II project near Minden City, Michigan, USA. The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a 10-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2011 and commissioning is expected by the end… Read more »

Expansion Of Tentecs Global Reach In India Results In Major Order

Tentec’s Wind Energy Division is pleased to announce it has received a major order for the Aero range of tensioners from India. Working together with its agent, Gemini Power Hydraulics Pvt Ltd, Business Manager Roy Sheldon travelled to India and secured an order for a range of WTB tensioners. “We have worked hard to establish… Read more »

Unable to attend the ‘4th International Tidal Today Summit and 1st International Tidal Today Awards’? No worries! For the first time ever! Content from the conference will be updated live via Twitter!

Tony Jack – Marketing Manager for Tidal Today and Wind Energy Update will be tweeting live from the ‘4th International Tidal Today Summit and 1st International Tidal Today Awards’. Yes, for the first time ever content from this year’s Tidal Today Summit will be updated on the social network, Twitter. The tweets will consist of live quotes from… Read more »

Ethiopia announces plans to get into wind energy in a big way

The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has signed agreements for the creation of two large wind farms that will significantly alter life in a country where only 25 percent of residents currently have access to electricity. Ethiopia’ first ever wind power plant will be built in Ashegoda, near Mekelle, the capital of the nation’s Tigray… Read more »

Windlab Expands Fleet of Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers

International wind energy developer Windlab has adopted Second Wind’s Triton Sonic Wind Profilers as part of its standard wind resource assessment methodology, Second Wind and Windlab announced today. With a fleet of 12 Tritons, Windlab has added remote sensing to its wind resource assessment studies worldwide. Windlab is a global wind development company, with a… Read more »

WindTamer Corporation Announces Initiation of Certification Process for Its 8.0GT Wind Turbine With Intertek

WindTamer Corporation (“WindTamer” or “The Company”) (OTC Bulletin Board: WNDT) announced today that its 8.0GT wind turbine has been submitted to Intertek (LSE: ITRK) for testing, inspection and certification. Intertek, a global third-party testing company, tests wind turbines and provides data to determine product eligibility for incentive programs and for verification of compliance with national… Read more »

New Market Research Report Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Market Outlook (2010-2015) published by Marketsandmarkets

Global wind turbine market, a rapidly growing market segment of global renewable energy, has recorded double digit annual growth in the past ten years and the market is expected to maintain this growth till 2015 by reinstalling and additions of new generation turbines as well as increasing the size and efficiency of the turbines. In… Read more »

XZERES Announces Release of WindRx Renewable Energy Analytical Platform

XZERES Wind Corporation (XWND 0.00, 0.00, 0.00%) announced today the release of its new web-based analytical tool, called WindRx(TM). Designed to provide a comprehensive site assessment and financial review, WindRx(TM) is used to quickly assist potential customers with the purchasing decision of an XZERES wind turbine system. WindRx(TM) uses the best wind data available today… Read more »

Globeleq to Provide More Renewable Energy in Central America

Globeleq Generation Limited, the emerging markets power company, announced the Cerro de Hula (CdH) wind energy plant in Honduras has reached financial close and that formal notice to proceed with construction has been issued. Globeleq’s majority owned subsidiary, Energias Renovables de Mesoamerica S.A. (known as Mesoamerica Energy) the owner, operator and leading developer of wind… Read more »

Ge Lands Wind Turbine Deal To Power Suncor Energys Largest Wind Energy Project

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced an order from Suncor Energy for 55 of GE’s advanced 1.6-megawatt wind turbines for one of the largest wind power projects in the province of Alberta, Canada. The Wintering Hills project is part of a new “crop” of wind farms being built across Canada with the help of GE’s technical… Read more »

Broadwind Reports Third-Quarter 2010 Results

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (BWEN 1.93, -0.06, -3.02%) reported revenue of $38.2 million for the third quarter of 2010, up 4% from the second quarter of 2010. Versus the third quarter of 2009, revenues declined 36% from $59.5 million primarily due to lower tower production, reduced deployment of service technicians and lower hauling activity linked to… Read more »

Edison Mission Energy starts construction of new wind farm in Minnesota

Wind energy projects developer Edison Mission Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX | PowerRating), stated on Wednesday that its subsidiary Edison Mission Energy (EME) has started construction of its tenth wind project in Minnesota. The 30-megawatt Community Wind North project represents a total investment of USD58m and is scheduled for completion by… Read more »

Tentec Proud to Achieve Vendor Approval from Acciona

Tentec, a leading supplier of bolt tightening solutions for the wind turbine industry is pleased to announce that it has received vendor approval for its range of bolt tensioning equipment from Acciona, the world leader in renewable energy. This homologation means that Acciona companies throughout the world can purchase Tentec’s innovative Aero range of bolt… Read more »

Edison Mission Energy Begins Construction of 10th Wind Farm in Minnesota

Edison Mission Group (EMG), a subsidiary of Edison International (EIX 37.15, -0.03, -0.08%) , announced today that its subsidiary Edison Mission Energy (EME) has begun construction of its 10th wind project in Minnesota, the 30-megawatt Community Wind North project in the southwestern part of the state. All of the electricity produced by the project will… Read more »

Canadian Wind Energy Association announces annual award winners

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) recognized organizations and individuals who have worked to advance the Canadian wind energy industry during its gala Awards Banquet yesterday as part of its 26th annual Conference and Exhibition. Awards were presented in four categories: Individual Leadership, Group Leadership, the R.J. Templin Award for scientific, technical, engineering work and… Read more »

RMT Launches Renewable Energy Construction in Canada

RMT, Inc. (RMT), a leader in the engineering and construction of renewable energy facilities, is expanding its presence in Canada. The company, operating as RMT Canada Construction Inc., will provide site development support, engineering and construction services for wind and solar energy facilities. “This is very familiar territory for RMT,” explains RMT President, Steve Johannsen…. Read more »

SGS to Attend Wind Power Development and Implementation Conference 2010 in Cairo, Egypt

The renewable energy markets of Africa have been experiencing increasing demand with continued development and this provides exciting opportunities and challenges for the renewable energy industry. The Wind Power Conference, to be held at the Cairo Ramses Hilton Hotel in Egypt, will take place on December 13th and 14th, with interactive workshops to be held… Read more »

SGS Becomes Member of Swiss Wind Energy Association ‘Suisse Eole’

As of September 2010, SGS has become a member of Suisse Eole, an association for the promotion of wind energy in Switzerland. As a newly recognized Suisse Eole member, SGS attended its first meeting of the association on September 14th in Bern. During the one-day event SGS held an informative presentation on Site Assessment for… Read more »

Gamesa Launches New G97-2.0 MW Platform for North American Market

Gamesa Technology Corp., a world leader in wind turbine manufacturing, will launch its new G97-2.0 megawatt (MW) turbine platform for the North American market at the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual conference and exhibition, one of the wind energy industry’s premier events. The new G97-2.0 MW Class IIIA model is specially designed for low-wind sites,… Read more »

Wind Commitment

It would be too easy for us, as champion of wind power, to focus on the desperate situation that befell the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. The oil spill has been ruinous and BP’s reputation was severely damaged, but it’s encouraging to know that the company is still pressing ahead with its wind energy division. It’s an area… Read more »

Europes Leading Political Figures And Key Industry Players Are Set To Speak At Grids 2010

The GRIDS 2010 conference & exhibition, organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) will provide policy-makers, industry leaders and engineering experts with a platform to debate the issues surrounding the design, planning and building of new European electricity infrastructure that will meet Europe’s energy, consumer and climate needs. · Top speakers representing all stakeholders:… Read more »