Category: Wind

Western Wind Energy closes C$2.85 million Equity financing

Western Wind Energy Corp (“Western Wind or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed a Non-Brokered private placement offering (the “PP Offering”) of 2,593,300 units (“Units”) at a price of $1.10 per Unit for gross proceeds of $2,852,630. Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share and one half (1/2) of… Read more »

Iowa Utilities Board: Adopts rules to encourage more small wind energy development

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has adopted rules to encourage the development of more small wind generation systems across Iowa and help the state continue to be a leader in renewable energy. The rules are for a State program to simplify and encourage small wind generation systems (100 Kilowatts or less nameplate capacity) being interconnected… Read more »

LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp. Announces Private Placement of Up to $1,000,000 in Convertible Debentures

LGC Skyrota Wind Energy Corp. announces that it has engaged Wellington West Capital Inc. on a best efforts agency basis, to complete a private placement (the “Offering”) of up to $1,000,000 principal amount of 10% convertible debentures (the “Debentures”). The Offering is expected to be completed on or before September 30, 2010. The Debentures are… Read more »

New Trends in U.S. Energy Policy: Focus on Offshore Wind Energy

“Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium” Opens Up New Perspectives for Offshore Wind Projects Second Offshore Summit in Rostock in September 2010: Knowledge Exchange Between Representatives of German and U.S. Government Agencies and International Offshore Experts The United States are starting to rely increasingly on ocean wind for energy generation. Last month, the “Atlantic Offshore Wind… Read more »

Sweden: Greatest Potential Market in the Western European Wind Energy Sector, Says Frost & Sullivan

It would appear that budding opportunities for market growth in the Western European wind energy sector blow strongest to the North. A study from Frost & Sullivan (, Investment Opportunities in the Wind Energy Sector in Europe, reveals that Sweden has the highest potential market growth in Western Europe. The Scandinavian powerhouse boasts the most… Read more »

Welwind Energy International Corporation Enters Into Negotiations for Large Scale Wind Farm

Welwind Energy International Corp. (the “Company”) announces that China company officials will be leaving for Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China on July 4, 2010. The company will be in negotiations to acquire an 80% interest in an existing 100 MW wind farm. This is an advanced phase wind energy project with significant expansion potential. The company… Read more »

TSENTSO-E 10 Year Grid Development Plan

The release by ENTSO-E of the revised pilot Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) today“marks a useful step towards a much-needed European electricity grid that interconnects nationalelectricity systems, benefits consumers, and enables the integration of large amounts of wind energy”according to Justin Wilkes, Policy Director of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The pilot TYNDP acknowledges… Read more »

Wind Turbine Blade Comes to DC with Message from Americans to Federal Policymakers

Blade Arrives as President and Congressional Leaders Meet on Energy Policy, Carrying Signatures of More Than 6,000 Americans from Across Country Today, as the president and congressional leaders meet at the White House on energy policy, GE Energy and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) delivered a petition from Americans across the country in the… Read more »

Wind industry provides blueprint to build US clean energy industry, create jobs

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), United Steelworkers (USW), and the BlueGreen Alliance held a teleconference to discuss the release of their joint report, titled “Winds of Change: A Manufacturing Blueprint for the Wind Industry,” which they hope will inspire the U.S. to action before it falls behind the rest of the renewable energy embracing… Read more »

The winds of change blew in Dallas

Like many of our readers, PES has recently returned from the Windpower 2010 convention in Dallas, Texas, full of optimism for the coming year. It proved to be a watershed event, and one that we very much enjoyed – not least because we got to meet so many of you. What was particularly illuminating about… Read more »

Global Technologies Prepares for US Production and $300 Million Market

Global Technologies, Ltd. (PINKSHEETS: GTLL) cites the ‘Joint Framework’ recently issued June 10th, 2010 by the United Steel Workers (USW) American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), providing impetus for its announced Small Wind Distributed Power Project. The ‘Partnership for Progress’ announced by the parties is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of wind energy production… Read more »

Frost & Sullivan: Strong Governmental Support Enables Forward Momentum for the Asia Pacific Wind Energy Market

In recent years, the Asia Pacific wind energy market has taken huge strides forward. Developed nations such as the United States and European countries had a strong head start owing to government support, regulations, and the infrastructure to explore the potential of wind energy. During the course of the decade, emerging economies in Asia Pacific,… Read more »

SGS to Present its Rotor Blade Testing Services at the Technical Conference on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, Germany

SGS will be attending the second technical conference organized by the Haus der Technik (House of Technique), entitled Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, Germany. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is one of the attendees and exhibitors at the Technical Conference on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen,… Read more »

Wind energy industry foresees 250,000 new jobs in Europe by 2020

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), announced today that it expects the European wind energy sector to create over 250,000 new jobs in Europe in the next decade. The belief that the European wind energy industry can make a serious contribution to green growth was backed by politicians of the left and right and trade… Read more »

European grid planning and integrated markets urgently needed

“A truly European approach to grid planning, together with the integration of wholesale markets, are crucial to the large scale deployment of renewable energy, including wind power, and improving security of energy supply”, says EURELECTRIC and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) in a joint declaration. The Joint Declaration is addressed to the European Commission,… Read more »

Pioneer Power Solutions Completes Asset Purchase From AAER Inc.

A full line manufacturer of liquid filled, encapsulated and ventilated electrical transformers for utility, industrial and commercial applications, today announced it has completed the purchase of certain assets of AAER Inc. (“AAER”), a technologically advanced, megawatt-sized wind turbine manufacturer based in Quebec, Canada. Pioneer previously announced its intent to acquire these assets on June 3,… Read more »

SGS Receives Vestas Award for Successful Completion of 99 MW CLP Wind Power Project

As recognition of its contribution towards the successful execution of 99 MW CLP wind power project at Theni, India, SGS received Vestas award. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, seller, installer and servicing company, honored SGS with an award as recognition of its contribution towards the successful execution of a wind… Read more »

Climate Solutions Businesses call for a Refocus on Financing, Market Mechanisms and the Private Sector Role

The low-carbon investment needed to stop rising greenhouse gas emissions is impossible to achieve without massive applications of private sector capital. The private sector is looking urgently for investment signals out of the next United Nations Ministerial negotiations in Cancún at the end of the year. Due in part to market uncertainty, 2009 investments in… Read more »

Wind Works Power Corp. Acquires 100% Interest in Fully Permitted Wind Project in Germany

Wind Works Power Corp. is pleased to announce it has acquired a 100% interest in Wind Park Burg I, a 4 megawatt (MW) fully permitted wind energy project located near Magdeburg, in the eastern part of Germany. Wind Park Burg I Highlights: — Fully permitted, construction-ready wind energy project;— Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) via Feed-in… Read more »

European Wind Initiative: Europe launches ten year research and development plan for wind energy

As the Spanish EU Presidency launched the ‘European Wind Initiative (EWI) – a €6 billion ten year research and development roadmap for the wind energy sector – the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said that, if properly funded, it would give European companies a competitive boost. “The European Wind Initiative is a big step forward… Read more »

EWEA looking to recruit Head of Membership and Sales

Open-ended contract to start as soon as possible EWEA is the voice of the European wind energy industry – actively promoting the utilisation of wind power on behalf of more than 650 member organisations in Europe and worldwide. Our resources are focused on lobbying and communication activities. EWEA is located in Brussels where it engages… Read more »

China wind power group in $1.2 billion IPO: sources

(Reuters) – China’s second-largest wind turbine maker, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd, plans to raise up to $1.2 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering, sources close to the deal said. The offering will test the appetite for renewable energy firms in a market heavy with property and financial companies. The Hong… Read more »

30% emissions cuts would keep EU in front of green energy race

Following the release by the European Commission of its analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) today issued a briefing to MEPs, Commission and Member State officials that “urges Council and European Parliament to agree 30% domestic greenhouse gas reductions, in order to maintain Europe’s… Read more »

GWEC Press Release: Klaus Rave new GWEC Chairman

Dr Klaus Rave was unanimously elected new GWEC Chairman at yesterday’s Board meeting in Dallas for a two year term. Dr Rave follows Arthouros Zervos, who had been Chairman since the association was established in 2006. Dr Rave is one of the leading wind power experts in Europe. As Managing Director of the Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein,… Read more »

SGS Appoints New Manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China

SGS appointed Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China. Pavel took over responsibility for the operation of WETC and staff training. — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, appointed Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology… Read more »

Dynabrade Quality Power Tools for all Phases of Production in Wind Energy!

Founded in 1969, Dynabrade® has earned a reputation and position of continued leadership in the innovative design and manufacturing of unique portable abrasive power tools serving all major industries. Thanks to continuous research and development, Dynabrade® produces reliable, long-lasting and ergonomic tools, that are available through distribution networks worldwide. To meet the needs in the… Read more »

Wind turbine parts maker to build Arkansas plant

German manufacturer Beckmann Volmer said Thursday it plans to build a $10 million plant in Osceola to produce steel components for wind turbines that will employ up to 500 people. The company said it will initially hire 300 people to work at the plant, and will later spend an additional $7.5 million more to expand… Read more »

NaiKun Wind Takes Steps to Sustain Offshore Wind Project, Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has initiated a process to retain an advisory firm to assist the Company in undertaking a review of the strategic alternatives available to ensure maximum shareholder value. Since the recent announcement by BC Hydro that NaiKun Wind’s 396 MW offshore wind energy… Read more »

MAG: New industry team for Renewable Energy solutions starts successfully

MAG recently formed a new Renewable Energy business unit providing automation solutions for solar panel and wind turbine manufacturing. The company announces over 20 million Euro in recent industry orders. More than 30 solar-panel production systems were delivered in the last five years. MAG is powering up on green energy, announcing the formation of a… Read more »

China’s top wind blade maker eyes U.S. growth, IPO

ZhongHang Huiteng Windpower Equipment Co, China’s largest maker of wind turbine blades, has targeted growth abroad, primarily in the United States, as it positions itself for a planned IPO in Shanghai, a top executive told Reuters. The Baoding-based manufacturer, which recorded about 3 billion yuan in revenue yearly ($439 million), aims to list shares on… Read more »

Gemini Energy Services Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Develop Veteran Workforce for the Wind Industry

Gemini Energy Services, a division of Orion International, has been awarded a $200,000 Workforce Development grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, to create a tailored training curriculum for military veterans that will translate their military skill set into a Technical career within the Wind Industry. Orion International has committed an additional $154,000 to the… Read more »

SGS Provides QHSE Management for the Belwind Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium

In July 2009, SGS was awarded a contract to conduct Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) Management for the Belwind Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium. The key objective of QHSE Management is to optimize the revenue generated by any wind farm project over it’s life span, by assuring high quality standards and safe… Read more »