Onshore Wind News

  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...


    By Gamesa

  • G+ issue Safe by Design workshop report on wind turbine service lifts

    The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), has issued its latest "Safe by Design" workshop report, documenting the key recommendations and outcomes from a workshop held in September 2016, held in light of a fatal incident on an onshore wind turbine in Germany in 2015. Facilitated by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the workshop was attended by a range of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Offshore investments soar in 2016; US` Southern, RES to build 3 GW onshore

    Global offshore wind investment rose 40% in 2016 to $29.9 billion as developers took advantage of improved project economics due to larger turbines and improved installation practices, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) said in a statement published January 12. Europe has driven offshore wind growth but new markets are set to open up in North America and Taiwan. (Image credit: Visdia) Total ...

  • Cost of capital for wind onshore and PV investments mapped for South Eastern Europe

    Countries can only benefit from a low weighted average cost of capital (WACC) on wind onshore and PV investments, if adequate support policies are in place. “WACC-aware” stable policy schemes have to be designed at national and European level to allow for adequate business cases and to trigger investments. These are the key findings of the ‘Pricetag project’ funded by the ...


    By Ecofys

  • Gamesa’s G126-2.5 MW named best turbine of the year in the up to 2.9 MW category by Windpower Monthly

    Windpower Monthly has named the G126-2.5 MW the best turbine of the year in the up to 2.9 MW category. This prestigious trade journal selected Gamesa's turbine for its combination of a 126m diameter rotor, nominal capacity of 2.5 MW and range of tower heights (84, 102 and 129 metres), enabling installation all over the world. Windpower Monthly also flagged the fact that the ...


    By Gamesa

  • UK Small Scale Wind Incentives to Continue with Feed in Tariff

    Following a recent announcement from the UK Government that the Renewable Obligation for Onshore Wind will close at the end of March 2017, we would like to highlight that the closure of the Renewable Obligation is not the same scheme as the Feed in Tariff which will continue for Small & Medium Scale Wind Turbines. The Feed in Tariff scheme has been very successful and despite a reduction in ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Government Support for Offshore Wind Creates Massive Economic Opportunity for Britain

    RenewableUK says the UK government's announcement on November 9 of the next round of competitive auctions to support offshore wind will provide a boost for British industry. "It's great news that the Government is supporting offshore wind. This will enable our world-leading industry to deliver significant investment to the UK. The competitive auction process is continuing to drive down ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New product milestone: Gamesa contracted to supply its largest turbines in China

    Gamesa has achieved a fresh milestone in its sales and product strategy, having received the first order for the new G132-5.0 MW1, the company's largest turbine. The agreement reached with the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro, one of China's largest manufacturing groups, also constitutes the début order for the supply of turbines from the 5-MW platform in Asia, specifically ...


    By Gamesa

  • Wind Energy To Reduce Costs Sharply Over Next Five Years

    Costs for onshore wind energy will fall 15% while offshore wind could cut costs by half in the next five years, according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency. The IEA's Renewable Energy Medium Term Market Report outlines the pace and scale of cost reduction for wind energy toward 2021. These trends are based on a combination of sustained policy support, technology ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Floating wind sector urged to copy onshore manufacturing model to cut costs

    To compete on costs with fixed-bottom offshore wind and other renewables, the floating wind industry should industrialize the foundation in the same way it has manufactured and commoditized the turbines for onshore wind, according to Henrik Stiesdal, wind energy pioneer and former CTO of Siemens Windpower. Stiesdal told Wind Energy Update that a “quantum leap” on floater designs holds ...

  • IEA raises its five-year renewable growth forecast as 2015 marks record year

    The International Energy Agency said today that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world. The latest edition of the IEA's Medium-Term Renewable Market ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • EDPR opens the Dammarie wind farm

    EDPR opened a new wind farm in France with an installed capacity of 12 MW. The wind farm is located in the municipality of Dammarie, in the French Department of Eure-et-Loir. The wind farm’s output will allow it to supply clean energy to the equivalent of almost 11,000 homes. The opening ceremony was attended by Estelle Cochard, Councillor for the region of Centre-Val de Loire and ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Survey Reveals Projections for Lower Wind Energy Costs

    The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology. These findings are detailed in new study published in the journal Nature Energy and conducted by the ...

  • Scotland’s wind turbines fill the demands of electricity for a day

    Scotland’s onshore wind turbines were able to meet the electricity demands of the country one day this week (by 106%), a big win for the wind industry. WWF Scotland said an analysis of the data by WeatherEnergy shows wind turbines more than covered the power demands of the country. Total energy consumption was 37,202 MWh while power generated by wind turbines capped at 39,545 MWh. WWF ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • New study reveals wind farms do not affect tourism

    A new report released by Biggar Economics reveals that tourism in Scotland is unaffected by onshore wind farms. The study, whose findings were released last month, aimed to ‘understand the relationship, if any, that exists between the development of onshore wind energy and the sustainable tourism sector in Scotland.’ Tourism was often considered during the planning phase of many ...

  • Wind turbine sales to boost thanks to the Paris Agreement

    According to a new report from Moody’s, wind turbine manufacturer sales will get a boost thanks to the agreement signed at the Climate Change Conference in Paris. Over 160 countries signed the Paris Agreement, which hopes to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2°C (3.6°F) ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Spanish service company GPS to trade under Deutsche Windtechnik brand

    On 1st March 2016, Deutsche Windtechnik, the leading wind turbine service provider, is rebranding the company name of its Spanish subsidiary GPS (General Power Services S.L.) to Deutsche Windtechnik S.L. The name change reflects and emphasises our strategic approach to offer European services from a single source. The company has been a 100% part of the Group since November 2014. The corporate ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Wind adds 13GW new capacity in 2015: 44% of all new power

    Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014. Total wind capacity in Europe now stands at 142GW and covers 11.4% of Europe’s electricity needs. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European ...


  • IEA report shows global transition to renewables is underway

    The report – World Energy Outlook 2015 – highlights that renewable energy installations accounted for almost half of the world's new power generation capacity in 2014. As a result, renewables have already become the second-largest source of electricity. Dickson said: "The IEA's World Energy Outlook shows that the ...


    By WindEurope

  • Zuidwester wind farm demonstrates rapid progress achieved in wind industry

    Construction work on the Zuidwester wind farm is in full swing on the dyke along the shore of the IJsselmeer. Yesterday, the first of twelve wind turbines has been successfully put into operation. Fifty turbines installed during the late 1980s and early 1990s are being replaced by large new turbines. Each of the new Zuidwester turbines can generate as much electricity as all 50 turbines of the ...


    By RWE AG

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