Wind Energy

State Utilities in India to buy minimum 5 % renewable Energy

The CERC will determine the active slightest buy level for renewable energy which will aid lower down emission from the electrical energy sector. “While the minimum purchase standard will be fixed, from 2009-10 onwards all electrical energy utilities in the country will have to buy renewable energy.

RWE Innogy acquires an interest in Thornton Bank

The Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank: six Repower turbines with a capacity of 5 MW each have already been erected.<br>Photo: Jan Oelker<br>

The wind farm is the first on the Belgian coast to have completed approval procedures. According to RWE, the necessary grid connection is also already ensured. RWE has taken over the shares from the Belgian investment company Ecotec Finance, and Socofe from Liège, and has also bought a further 6.5 % of C-Power from other shareholders.

Siemens to invest in American wind research

The aim of the joint research project, which is initially planned to last for two years, is to help wind farm operators run their turbines more efficiently and thus feed more energy into the grid. According to Siemens, many wind farms in the USA produce approximately 20 % less electricity than expected.

Natural Power appointed as Owners Engineer on 20.5MW Sixpenny Wood wind farm

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has been appointed as Owner's Engineer at Sixpenny Wood wind farm for AES Wind Generation, a subsidiary of the energy company AES Corporation. Construction on the farm, located in East Riding of Yorkshire, is expected to commence in February 2012 and will comprise of 10 REpower 2.05MW turbines.

Natural Power tops consultancy tables for WAsP certified users

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has now reached a total of 14 fully certified users of the widely used WAsP software. WAsP (the Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program) is the wind energy industry's standard software for performing wind flow modelling and analysis for wind farm energy yield assessments in non-complex flow environments.

AREVA Wind M5000-135 offshore turbine keeps putting the wind in customers sails with the evolution of the proven M5000 platform

Paris - AREVA Wind proudly unveiled the latest product extension of its M5000 product platform: the M5000-135. The M5000-135 enhances the M5000's proven technology with a new 135m-rotor.

Siemens increases stake in Marine Current Turbines

British tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines Ltd, today announces that Siemens is increasing its share in the company to 45%.

Alstom launches the ECO 122 - 2.7MW wind turbine for low wind sites

Alstom announces the launch of the ECO 122 - a 2.7MW onshore wind turbine that combines high power and high capacity factor1 to boost energy yield in low wind regions worldwide.