Wind Turbines News

  • The first 60 kw Wind Turbine made ATB Riva Calzoni

    In the past few days, the first 60 kW wind turbines, one of four that will be installed in plants in the south of the country, in Sicily, Campania and Basilicata. The wind turbine was manufactured in the new site of Artogne dedicated to clean and renewable energy, it has been opened in the beginning of March. The equipment is on the cutting edge of technology: materials and design absolutely ...


    By ATB Riva Calzoni SpA

  • 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 ...

  • 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 shows it’s ahead of the curve following release of new standard

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has shown it is ahead of the curve following the publication of a new wind turbine standard from the International Electrotechnical Commission, the 2nd edition of IEC 61400-12-1. The leading renewable energy and grid integration consultancy’s Power Performance Testing (PPT) services, which deliver wind turbine power curve ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven appointed as member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification

    We are proud to announce that CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven has been appointed as a member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification of wind turbines, for the period 2017-2019. The committee for technical certification is an advisory committee, which has been appointed to evaluate the content and administration of the certification in order for wind ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

    A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine ...

  • First Wind-Powered Recycling Robots in Malmö

    ZenRobotics Ltd. has delivered a ZenRobotics Recycler waste sorting system to its customer Carl F in Malmoe, Sweden. The wind-powered robotic sorting line has been operational since February and is the first of its kind in Sweden. The investment in robotic sorting technology is expected to increase the recovery with 12 000 tons annually. Carl F, based in Malmö, is a ...


    By ZenRobotics Ltd.

  • 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

  • Wind energy accounted for 5.5 percent of U.S. demand in 2016

    Wind power accounted for 5.5 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States in 2016, up from 4.7 percent in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the EIA data shows that Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016. At least 14 ...

  • 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

  • Fortum to Start Building the Ånstadblåheia Wind Farm in Norway

    Fortum is launching construction of the Ånstadblåheia wind farm in Norway. The construction will begin with ground works in March, and the wind farm is expected to start production in 2018. Fortum announced the acquisition of three wind projects on 8 November 2016 and 5 January 2017. Fortum has decided to purchase 14 wind turbines from Vestas for the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens Opens Grid Control Center of the Future With Research and Scientific Partners

    As part of the DynaGridCenter research project co-funded by the German BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), Siemens and its research and scientific partners have opened a dynamic grid control center at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, that is the first of its kind in the world. The project involved setting up an IT link between the grid control center and a grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Project in North America

    Mortenson, a leading renewable energy contractor, has been selected to build what will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600-megawatt Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Xcel Energy, will be home to 300 turbines and an 83-mile transmission line near Limon, Colo. "We are pleased to be selected to ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • Protecting engineering materials from water impact

    Erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on component surfaces can lead to failures in key technological applications. For example, in steam generating plants, the leading edge of turbine blades suffer major erosion damage from the steam driving the turbines, requiring costly maintenance and repair with consequent loss of generating capacity. Similarly, erosion caused by the impact of rain ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Gamesa reaffirms its leadership in India with orders for the supply of 278 MW at seven wind developments

    Gamesa continues to reinforce its positioning in India, where the company has ranked as the leading OEM for the last three years, with seven new orders. Specifically, the company will supply a total of 278 MW to several customers1. Gamesa will supply, install and commission the turbines at all seven developments. Three of them are EPC contracts, so that it will also perform the corresponding ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa secures début order for its G126-2.625 MW turbine: it will supply 52.5 MW in Thailand

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to shore up its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order 1 for its new turbine, the G126-2.625 MW, a product which delivers maximum output in low wind speed conditions. More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with Thailand's developer, Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited, for the supply of ...


    By Gamesa

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