Wind Turbine Blades News

  • 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

  • Gamesa concludes installation of the prototypes for the new G126-2.5 MW and G132-3.3 MW turbines

    Gamesa has completed installation at the Alaiz R&D facility (Navarra) of the prototypes of its newest turbine models: the G126-2.5 MW and the G132-3.3 MW. The G126-2.5 MW turbine is already producing power, while the G132-3.3 MW will start to do so in the coming days. Once up and running, the next step will be the intensive work required to have both models certified, a ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa travels to the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair with its most innovative turbines and services

    The company is participating in various expert conferences and talks that will tackle the looming challenges facing the wind power industry Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is attending Europe's largest wind event, the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair, with its newest turbine models, the G132-3.3 MW and the G126-2.5 MW, and its innovative services solutions for the European ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa to install Asia`s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

    The company will deliver 33 turbines (67.5 MW) with 153-metre tall towers, the tallest installed by Gamesa to date The contract also encompasses operation and maintenance services for 10 years Gamesa has achieved a new milestone, having secured a contract for the installation of Asia's tallest wind turbines, specifically in Thailand. With towers stretching 153 metres high - 18 ...


    By Gamesa

  • Research shows offshore wind more turbulent in Northeastern US

    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have shown the offshore wind in the Northeast of US is ‘predominantly unstable’. The study titled “On the Predominance of Unstable Atmospheric Conditions in the Marine Boundary Layer Offshore of the U.S. Northeastern Coast” analyzed ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Blades arrive for world’s largest offshore wind turbines

    The blades for the world’s largest offshore wind turbines have finally arrived in Belfast this past week. The giant blades were designed, tested and manufactured in the Isle of Wight especially for the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines made by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Each of the blades are and extraordinary 80m long and will be part of the Burbo Bank Extension project which has its pre-assembly ...

  • EI North Eastern YPN: site visit to ORE Catapult in Blyth

    The latest visit of the Energy Institute (EI) North Eastern Branch Young Professionals Network (YPN) was to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. This took place in Blyth on the 12th May 2016 and was a combined visit with delegates from IET as well. The delegates were met by Ms. Helen Armstrong, Business Development Manager, who gave an introduction to the ORE catapult and their various ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center

    Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country's premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratories in ...

  • Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

    The Energy Department today announced more than $1.75 million for five projects that will develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce the potential impacts of wind farms on sensitive bat species. A current challenge facing wind energy developers in the United States is how to protect wildlife while responsibly deploying and operating this reliable source of clean energy. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Torque Wind Turbine Video Online - How does it work?

    Torque Wind Turbine presents a video where viewers can see the turbine rotating. It is a wind turbine that not only looks completely different than the wind turbines we are used to, it also works in a different way. It is a very dynamic and intelligent wind turbine that can work in nearly all circumstances from low wind speeds up to high storm wind speeds. It uses wind ...


    By Torque Wind Turbine

  • Global Wind Turbine Manufacturing Capacity has Far Surpassed Demand

    A new 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. During the past 2 years, more flexible sourcing strategies across the wind power supply chain have resulted in cost ...

  • Ahlstrom launches Ahlstrom AceBlade(TM) Carbon, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing wind turbine blades

    Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom AceBladeTM Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBladeTMCarbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The product addresses the market need for ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW turbine awarded first type certificate

    The certified G97-2.0 MW turbine is the first to be equipped with Gamesa’s infused blade. This model is already being marketed in India. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has achieved a new product strategy milestone by having its G97-2.0 MW turbine, equipped with an infused glass fibre blade, obtain the first class A type certificate issued by independent ...


    By Gamesa

  • Wind turbines may lure bats into fatal errors

    Scientists in the US might just be about to answer one of the great puzzles of biodiversity and renewable energy: why one of nature’s most agile flyers, a creature with the most sophisticated ultrasonic tracking system, should be so fatally attracted to wind turbines. Blades on the giant towers of wind turbines can rotate faster than a bird can fly, and are known to cause huge numbers of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

    The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber – a strong, lightweight material that can replace steel and other heavier metals – can lower the cost and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • GE Successfully Proves Technology to Extend Wind Turbine Blades

    Innovative Technology Increases Rotor Diameter by 40 Percent; Demonstrated Power Output Increases by More than 20 Percent Unique Aerodynamic Insert Extends a 37-Meter Blade to 44 Meters Continued Expansion of GE’s Technology Advancements to Improve Existing Fleet Production ...


    By General Electric

  • Siemens to build major offshore wind manufacturing site in the UK

    The revised plan will be spread across two sites comprising the previously announced Green Port Hull project construction, assembly and service facility and a new rotor blade manufacturing facility in nearby Paull, in East Riding. Siemens is investing £160 million across the two locations and its port partner Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing a further £150 million in the ...

  • Budget helps secure manufacturing in Britain

    The Prime Minister is welcoming the decision by Siemens and Associated British Ports today to invest £310 million in wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire. Providing a huge boost to the UK’s offshore wind industry and the local area, this investment will create up to 1,000 jobs directly, with additional jobs during construction and indirectly in the supply ...

  • Energy Department announces $12 million for technologies to produce renewable carbon fiber from biomass

    The Energy Department today (Feb. 3) announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber derived from biomass may be less costly to manufacture and offer greater environmental benefits than traditional carbon fiber produced ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • US to allow eagle deaths to aid wind power

    Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades. The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation's wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles ...


    By Associated Press

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