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  • Public support for wind farms increases with community participation

    Public support grows for wind farms if they are located away from recreational areas and if they are either fully or partly owned by organisations within the local community. In addition, Swedish consumers would accept bigger bills for electricity generated by wind power if the local population were heavily involved in wind farm planning, a recent survey suggests. Public attitudes towards wind ...

  • Noupoort Wind Farm, South Africa, breaks ground with community support

    A ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the 80MW Noupoort Wind Farm was attended by representatives from the community of the surrounding Umsobomvu Local Municipality, including Ward Counsellors and the Mayor. This Northern Cape project is one of the first to start construction as part of the third round of the Renewable Energy Procurement Programme and is expected to start commercial operation ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Rotork valve actuation supports innovative offshore wind farm technology

    An offshore platform in the North Sea that is the first of its type to serve a power generating wind farm is home to fifty Rotork IQTPro intelligent electric valve actuators. The Borwin Alpha platform is the first offshore installation designed to convert AC power into high voltage direct current (HVDC) for onward transmission. Built and designed by the Heerema Fabrication Group on behalf of ABB, ...


    By Rotork

  • EBRD supports EUR 29m wind farm project in Poland

    The EBRD has signed a PLN 125.9 million (€29 million)-loan agreement to support a wind farm project in Tychowo, northern Poland, with a generation capacity of 50MW of “green energy”. The wind farm is expected to start operation in December this year. Total project cost will amount to PLN 346 million (€79 million) and will be co-financed by the EBRD and the bcp Millennium Group. The recipient of ...

  • Kent offshore wind farm to be extended

    One of the first offshore wind farms built in the UK has been given the go-ahead for an extension today by Energy Secretary Edward Davey. Up to 17 new turbines will be added to Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which already hosts 30 turbines. The wind farm – off the coast of North Kent - has been operational since 2005. Its existing capacity level would be expected ...

  • Scotland to be home of world’s largest floating wind farm

    The world’s largest floating wind farm will have a home off the east coast of Scotland.   The first prototype for this proposed wind farm was installed off the coast of Norway, by the Norwegian energy company, Statoil. The company is now expecting to have the Scottish wind farm, composed of five 6MW wind turbines, operational by 2017.   The Hywind wind project is a part of 40 ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Galloper offshore wind farm gets green light

    Galloper Wind Farm Limited have been granted permission by Government to construct a 504MW wind farm off the coast of Suffolk and related infrastructure at Sizewell which will connect the wind farm to the electricity grid system. The developer estimates that the 140 turbine development will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of as many as 500,000 homes a year when completed in ...

  • Paldiski onshore wind farm officially opened in Estonia

    Eighteen GE 2.5-100 Wind Turbines to Mark Company’s Debut in the Country 45 Megawatts of Wind Power to Increase Estonia’s Renewable Energy Capacity Estonia in Pole Position to Reach the 2020 Renewable Energy Targets GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the opening of the Paldiski Wind Farm on the Pakri peninsula in ...


    By General Electric

  • IKEA purchases Canadian wind farm from Mainstream

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has closed a deal to sell its 46 megawatt Oldman 2 Wind Farm, located in Alberta Canada, to IKEA the world’s largest furniture retailer. Mainstream has commenced construction of the project at a cost of approximately CAD$90m and it is expected to be operational in the autumn of 2014 at which point IKEA will purchase the plant. As part ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Pennsylvania Wind Farm Starts Spinning Power

    MAHANOY TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (ENS) - Governor Edward Rendell flipped the switch that started the turbines of Pennsylvania’s newest wind farm today. 'This is an exciting day for Pennsylvania,' said the governor, standing atop Locust Ridge in Schuylkill County. 'This project shows the kind of growth we can achieve by committing ourselves to clean and renewable ...

  • World’s Second Largest Wind Farm to be Financed by EDC

    Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced financing of EUR 125 million for Toronto-based clean energy company Northland Power (Northland), the largest loan EDC has ever provided in the wind power sector. EDC is Canada’s leading provider of financing, insurance and bonding for Canadian companies of all sizes that do business outside of Canada. Clean technology is an area of corporate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Offshore wind farm gets the go ahead

    Planning consent was given today for construction of an offshore windfarm off the UK North East coast, in a boost to the local economy and a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore wind project will include up to 400 wind turbines in total, across two offshore wind generating stations, each with an installed capacity of up to 1.2 GW. With the onshore ...

  • 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

  • Largest Federal Wind Farm to Be Built by Siemens

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (Siemens) to construct the federal government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm is expected to save an average of $2.9 million annually over the 20-year contract term. The installation will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of ...

  • Sopcawind, a Multidisciplinary Tool for Designing Wind Farms

    The SOPCAWIND tool is a piece of software that facilitates the design of wind farms, bearing in mind not only the aspects of energy productivity but also the possible impact the wind farm may have on the environment, radars or other telecommunications systems in the vicinity. It also assesses acoustic noise, the effect of shadow on nearby housing, and applies criteria for heritage protection or ...

  • McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm to be Powered by GE Turbines

    Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Power’s McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Will be Powered by 24 GE Wind Turbines McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm Will Provide 60 Megawatts of Wind Power to the Ontario Grid GE Will Provide around-the-Clock Innovative Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics and 10-Year Service ...


    By General Electric

  • Feds Nix Eagle Penalties For California Wind Farm

    A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. The Shiloh IV Wind Project LLC, 60 miles east of San Francisco, will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed, harmed or disturbed over five years. ...


    By Associated Press

  • RWE offshore wind farm attracts new investor

    RWE Innogy has today agreed terms for the sale of a 10% share in its Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm with the UK Green Investment Bank. RWE Innogy will generate £220m of new capital as a result of the sale, which will be reinvested into other renewable energy projects within its extensive portfolio. The transaction will close when the construction of Gwynt y Môr is ...


    By RWE AG

  • Knockaneden wind farm awards €9,000 to the local community

    Knockaneden wind farm, owned by Caherciveen Wind Ltd and operated by Mainstream Renewable Power, has awarded €9,000 to local community initiatives in the second year of its annual community fund awards. The wind farm which is located in the townland of Knockaneden, Co. Kerry is now in its third year of operation. The community fund programme awards €1,000 per megawatt to the local ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Entec helps secure consent for Middleton Wind Farm

    Entec has supported RWE npower renewables in its successful bid to secure planning approval for a proposed 15 megawatt (MW) wind farm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Entec was responsible for preparing the environmental statement, planning application and supporting statement as well as carrying out a carbon assessment to support the application, which was submitted in February 2008.If all goes ...


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