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)

  • SgurrEnergy supports JP Morgan

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, recently supported JP Morgan Asset Management as technical and commercial adviser on the acquisition of the Terra Firma UK onshore windfarm portfolio. The portfolio is one of the UK’s largest onshore wind portfolios, comprising 343MW of installed capacity across 19 sites, in addition to a 66MW project that is expected to be ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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 manufacturers, Siemens and Gamesa, to merge

    Siemen’s AG and Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA , two large wind turbine manufacturers have recently completed negotiations to move forward on an $11 billion merger. Although a deal has been negotiated, the merger is still required to move through shareholder and regulatory approvals but is expected to be fully completed by Q1 2017. This new conglomerate will be able to rival the likes of ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Siemens and Gamesa to merge wind businesses to create a leading wind power player

    Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens’ wind business with Gamesa Businesses are highly complementary with regard to markets, products and technology and will create great value to customers and shareholders Siemens to hold a 59 percent stake and consolidate the merged company and existing Gamesa shareholders to hold 41 percent Gamesa ...


    By Gamesa

  • 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.

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