Small Wind Power News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Launch of the IEA`s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2016

    WHAT: Publication of the IEA's Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2016 WHEN: Tuesday, 25 October, at 10:00 AM Paris time The rapid spread of renewable energy is a bright spot in the global energy transition toward a low carbon economy. Despite lower fossil fuel prices, renewable power expanded at its fastest-ever rate in 2015 thanks to supportive ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • SkySpecs wins DOE voucher for their wind turbine inspection drone

    U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that SkySpecs, a company that designed a wind turbine inspection drone, has won the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Voucher. Dingell commented: “SkySpecs ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • CSP competition heats up as Fresnel design taps higher temperatures

    Global installed Fresnel CSP capacity is currently around 177 MW, compared with 4.2 GW of parabolic trough capacity and 629 MW of CSP tower capacity, according to the CSP Today Global Tracker. While Fresnel designs offer some cost advantages in manufacturing and installation, advancement of these systems was hindered by an inability to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • The Torque - small wind turbine with maximum return at lower height

    The Torque is a small, modular build, vertical wind turbine of the newest generation, with countless advantages. Due to the sophisticated and patented design the Torque is the best working small wind turbine under all wind circumstances. The dynamic blade system optimizes the conversion of wind energy while moving with the wind direction and minimizes at the same time the loss of energy while ...


    By Torque Wind Turbine

  • A new micro wind turbine designed for remote regions

    A new micro wind turbine has been designed by Nils Ferber, a student at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland, and has recently won the 2016 BG Sustainable Development Prize. The wind turbine was created as part of Ferber’s Master’s thesis project entitled “Micro Wind Turbine”. He was looking to create something small, compact and lightweight ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Gamesa to supply 298 MW at an Avangrid Renewables wind complex in the US

    The company will install 142 of its G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at the El Cabo wind farm being built in the state of New Mexico It is one of the largest orders ever won by Gamesa Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has landed a new order1 for the supply of 298 MW in the US, specifically at the El Cabo wind complex, which is ...


    By Gamesa

  • NREL Distributes Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Round Four Funding

    The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE's Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP). The CIP aims to help manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines improve their turbine design and manufacturing processes while reducing costs and improving efficiency as they work ...

  • Gamesa to supply 65 G114-2.1 MW turbines in Brazil

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order1 for the supply of 65 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Babilonia wind complex being developed in the town of Morro do Chapéu, in Bahia state. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will transport, install and commission the 65 turbines (136.5 MW). Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin at the end ...


    By Gamesa

  • NREL`s Capabilities Boost a Wide Range of Innovative ARPA-E Research

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will play key roles in a variety of projects recently funded by the Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). NREL's innovative approaches have received five awards across three different ARPA-E programs for advancing transformational technologies to generate, store, and use energy more efficiently, at lower ...

  • Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

    The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty. The Wind Power Poland 2016 event is organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and is supported by EWEA. GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland’s wind market was one of the strongest performers last year ...


    By WindEurope

  • Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería to build four wind farms in Costa Rica with total capacity of 80 MW

    The two companies will handle all the construction and commissioning phases required for four 20-MW wind farms. Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería have signed EPC contracts with subsidiaries of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) to build 80 MW in Costa Rica. The two companies will handle all the construction and commissioning phases required for this project, named Alisios, which ...


    By Gamesa

  • Loeriesfontein wind farm turbine foundations amongst the world’s greenest

    Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that its wind turbine foundations are utilising one of the world’s lowest quantities of Portland cement in the concrete formulation.  The foundations are designed using an 89% replacement of cement, resulting in, what we believe to be, one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints for any wind farm foundation; according to research scientist, ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold in Commercial & Residential Buildings throughout Puerto Rico

    Powerful winds from tropical storms, hurricanes and thunderstorms are a common occurrence in Puerto Rico.  High velocity winds from these storms result in millions of dollars of property damage each year across the islands. Wind damage can cause everything from cosmetic or structural damage to a property’s complete destruction.  Even seemingly minor wind damage can ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Mainstream’s Chilean JV wins tender to build and operate 265 MW of wind power

    Aela Energía, the joint venture company owned 60% by private equity investor Actis and 40% by global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power, was today awarded contracts to build and operate two wind projects, with a combined generation capacity of 265 megawatts which will supply regulated customers in Chile’s SIC electricity system starting from 2017.  The company was ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how wind damage can also result in moisture and mold problems in residential and commercial buildings.    “Thunderstorms, microbursts, tornadoes and hurricanes are all ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mainstream gets planning consent for the 182 megawatt Aurora wind farm in Chile

    Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has received environmental consent from the Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service to build and operate the 182 megawatt Aurora wind farm in the commune of Llanquihue in the Los Lagos region of Chile. Upon reaching financial close, Aurora will transfer to Aela Energía, the Chilean wind and solar platform established by Actis, a ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Advocacy Group: Wind Turbine Rules Needed to Protect Birds

    The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...


    By Associated Press

  • Longer Blades and New Materials are Dramatically Affecting the Global Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry

    A recent report from Navigant Research examines the significant forces shaping the global wind power industry’s supply chain, including analyses of more than 500 component and materials suppliers. As the wind turbine manufacturing industry has evolved and matured, blades have become a strong area of strategic ...

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