grid connected wind turbine News

  • Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S.

    The Energy Department today recognized the nation’s first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine. Led by the University of Maine, this project represents the first concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine to be deployed in the world – strengthening American leadership in innovative clean energy technologies that diversify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Iberdrola connects first offshore wind turbines to grid at West of Duddon Sands wind farm

    The company is carrying out this project via its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables and in cooperation with Danish firm Dong;  WODS, the first offshore wind farm complex to be commissioned by a Spanish company, will have a capacity of 389 megawatts (MW) and require a total investment amounting to  £1.6 billion; IBERDROLA has already installed 42 of the 108 wind turbines ...


    By Iberdrola Renewables LLC

  • Research and Markets: Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind Industry

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p5mdjn/grid_connectivity) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind Industry" to their offering. Grid Connectivity Issues Faced by the German Offshore Wind ...


    By Research and Markets

  • How a Wind Turbine Works

    This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on Energy.gov: How Energy Works. Join us today on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET for our How Energy Works live Q&A answering everything you want to know about wind turbines. Use #HowEnergyWorks to submit questions and follow the live discussion. From massive wind farms ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Noupoort wind farm erects first wind turbine

    Noupoort Wind Farm (80MW), in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has announced that it has completed the erection of the first of its thirty-five wind turbines. This is a pivotal point in the construction of the wind farm, with the next major construction milestone being the energisation of the substation. All the wind turbine foundations were completed ahead of schedule last month and the main ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • The new Torque wind turbine is the world’s most advanced small wind turbine

    Torque Wind Turbine is presenting the world’s most advanced small wind turbine at the Clean Tech Business Day on December 9th 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The driven scale model prototype provides interested customers, investors, part and generator manufacturers, distributors and installers, and of course the media, the opportunity to experience how this new wind turbine will ...


    By Torque Wind Turbine

  • 3M ACCR can help overcome land permission problems for connecting offshore wind farms to the onshore power grid

    3M, the diversified technology company, has announced the UK launch of 3M ACCR (Aluminium Conductor Composite Reinforced), a breakthrough in overhead power transmission. 3M ACCR is designed as a ‘drop-in’ replacement for existing electrical conductors and can as much as double the transmission capacity of the line. This could help the UK power industry to meet the government’s renewable energy ...


    By RealWire

  • `SuperSmart Grid` could connect up renewable energy across Europe

    Renewable energy could help Europe meet twin goals: a more secure energy supply and climate change mitigation. A recent study describes a new approach to electricity distribution in the form of a 'SuperSmart Grid'. This supports both long-distance transmission and decentralised energy generation and could enable a 100 per cent renewable electricity system by 2050. A major problem with renewable ...

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • Gaia-Wind secures wind turbine order in New York State

    Gaia-Wind recently completed their first sale in the state of New York. The turbine will complement the energy supply to a rural residence and is scheduled for installation in the autumn. The project has received approval for NYSERDA funding and will be implemented by Green in Greene Inc., one of Gaia-Wind’s authorized resellers in the state. Keith Abrams, co-founder of Green in Greene, said “we ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • Turkey’s GAMA Enerji Invests in GE Wind Turbines

    GAMA Enerji A.Ş., a GAMA Holding-GE Energy Financial Services joint venture, has achieved financial close and completed the first drawdown for a 35-megawatt (MW) wind power plant in Akhisar, Manisa, 40 kilometers from Izmir, Turkey. GAMA Enerji signed a loan agreement with TSKB in Istanbul on July 5, for financing the Gök II wind park, which is expected to reach commercial operation in ...


    By General Electric

  • Kinangop Wind Farm in Kenya to be Powered by 38 GE Wind Turbines

    One of the Largest Wind Power Generation Projects to be Built in Sub-Saharan Africa Iberdrola Engineering to Build the 61-Megawatt Wind Farm; Aeolus Kenya Developing Project Planned Energy Mix Will Give Kenya’s Population the Reliability of Supply and Contribute to the Social and Economic Development of Kenya GE ...


    By General Electric

  • Helix Wind, Corp. to Release 2nd Generation Smart Grid Monitoring System

    ENHANCED INTEGRATED WEB-BASED SOFTWARE AND IMPROVED HARDWARE POWAY, Calif. - Helix Wind, Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: HLXW) announces today the release of its next generation Wind Turbine Monitoring System (WTMS). Helix Wind has significantly improved its smart grid technology, which monitors performance and uptime of Helix Wind Savonius turbines and connected power ...


  • New IEC Standard to help improve wind turbine quality

    Wind power technology has seen remarkable developments in recent years, spurred on by its promise as a dependable source of renewable energy. As a result, it has moved from a niche form of power generation to acquire complete legitimacy in the energy sector. To respond to this rapid evolution in the technology, the IEC has published the second edition of its Standard for measuring the power ...

  • Half of the turbines operational at the world’s second largest offshore wind farm

    More than half of the 160 turbines at RWE Innogy UK’s flagship offshore wind farm, Gwynt y Môr, off the North Wales coast, have been commissioned and are generating electricity. The milestone was reached last week with the 81st turbine connected to the National Grid. Construction of the world’s second largest offshore wind farm will be completed later this year with final ...


    By RWE AG

  • 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

  • Global Wind Energy Fortunes (and Turbines) Growing Fast, at Least in Short Term

    From Brazil to South Africa, from northern Europe to the American heartland, wind is on the rise. Already among the world's fastest growing energy sources, wind technology is on the cusp of advances that could multiply a turbine's ability to transform currents of air into electricity, and at a time when global leaders are seeking ways to power the planet without greenhouse gases. So wind energy ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • RWE Innogy commences with turbine installation for the Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm

    At RWE’s base port in Bremerhaven the go-ahead was given yesterday for the installation of the 48 wind turbines that will comprise the Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm: Four 240-tonnes tubular steel towers, together with the associated hubs and nacelles, were loaded onto the installation vessel “Victoria Mathias” which will transport them for installation at sea over the coming ...


    By RWE AG

  • GE, Taiwan Power Sign Five-Year Wind Turbine Service Agreement

    GE (NYSE: GE) and Taiwan Power Company have signed a five-year, full service agreement (FSA) covering 26 GE ...


    By General Electric

  • GE to Supply 41 Multi-Megawatt Wind Turbines for Four Projects in Germany

    GE (NYSE: GE) announced today a contract with the leading German project developer Energiekontor AG for four wind power generating projects comprised of 41 ...


    By General Electric

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