Small Wind Power News

  • Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds: Deloitte Study

    Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses - along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities - seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and decisions, independent of federal stances, according to Deloitte's annual "Resources 2017 Study - ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • WWEA released latest Global Small Wind Statistics

    On the occasion of the World Small Wind Conference held during Intersolar Europe in Munich (Germany), WWEA has released the global small wind statistics. The Summary of the 2017 Small Wind World Report indicates that 2015 was one of the most challenging years for the small wind industry in the recent years. As of the end of 2015, a cumulative total of at least 990’000 small wind ...

  • Wind Turbines Affect Behavior of Desert Tortoise Predators

    How a wind energy facility is designed can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists placed ...

  • Kingspan Environmental joins other Northern Ireland Companies in the recent Invest NI Trade Mission to ASEAN

    Kingspan Environmental joined other Northern Ireland Companies in the 2017 Invest NI Trade Mission to ASEAN. Dr. Hung Soon, International Business Development Manager for Kingspan Environmental's Wind and Solar Divisions, visited Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore for this mission where he met with existing customers and explored further export opportunities for our renewable technology ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • proinso PV rack launches new compact rail-free structure solution for flat roofs

    The key objectives of our engineers during product development phase were ease of use, cost effectiveness and longevity. The compact design of TRIANGLE DUO allowed us to further reduce manufacturing and shipping costs, while enabling faster and easier installation.  Our new rail-free, flat roof structure was designed with high degree of flexibility ...


    By Proinso USA

  • Kingspan Wind scoops industry award

    Kingspan Wind has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Large Scale Project of the Year category for its ‘Energise Funded Wind Initiative’ – a joint project in partnership with Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and Orkney Renewables. The company received this prestigious accolade at this year’s ‘Scotland Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Regional ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Kingspan Small Wind at Tokyo’s Wind Expo 2017

    We’re delighted to say we’re heading to Japan, joining our KingsAsia Inc distributor colleagues at Wind Expo 2017 in Tokyo.  We will also be supporting our other distributors Aiken Denko Inc and Asahi Technology Co. Ltd We’ll be there to talk about our world-leading KW3 and KW6 small ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Largest Offshore Wind Project in the Nation

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority voted to approve the nation's largest offshore wind farm, and the first offshore wind farm in New York. The approval of the South Fork Wind Farm, a 90 megawatt development 30 miles southeast of Montauk, is the first step toward developing an area that can host up to 1,000 megawatts of offshore ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

    The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and Intersolar Europe are pleased to invite the small and medium wind stakeholders as well as the solar PV and energy storage industry to participate in the World Small Wind Conference WSWC2017, taking place in Munich/Germany on 1 and 2 June 2017, in parallel with the Intersolar Europe exhibition 2017 (31 May ...

  • 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

  • Gamesa wins supply agreement for 155 MW for a Terna Energy wind farm in the United States

    Gamesa, a global leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with Terna Energy for the supply of 74 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines (155 MW) at a wind complex being developed in Texas, in southern United States. This order is included in the third-quarter order intake figure already disclosed, which amounted to 1.090 MW. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will deliver and commission ...


    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

  • 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

  • U.S. launches first offshore wind farm

    Twenty-five years behind its European counterparts, the U.S. has finally entered the offshore wind energy market after its first offshore wind farm began operations late last month. Using large steel platforms and offshore installation techniques borrowed from the oil and gas industry, the five-turbine, 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island will generate enough ...

  • 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.

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