Wind Energy

Siemens builds 100 MW wind farm in Ontario

With a capacity of 100 MW, the farm will supply sufficient electricity for around 30,000 households. The installation of the wind turbines is expected to begin in June 2011. This is the second wind contract that Siemens has secured from RES. In November 2009, the company ordered 43 turbines of the same type from Siemens.

-"Eye of the Wind" handed over to Canada

<b>The viewing platform

The 1.5 MW turbine from the Italian Leitwind AG supplies electricity to the ski area and the lift facilities on Grouse Mountain, 1,300 m above the Olympic city of Vancouver in the Canadian province of British Columbia. A lift carries the visitors up to the cable-car-like cabin that has been installed below the top of the 65 m high tower.

More wind power for Turkey

Recently, activities have been initiated by the British company Renewable Energy Systems Holdings Limited, a company that is active worldwide in the renewable energies sector. The company has purchased a portfolio of wind power projects with a capacity of 500 MW in Turkey. The projects worth almost € 750 million will be realized within three to four years.

Windtronics produces small wind turbines in Ontario

<b>6000 Honeywell </b><br><i> Photo: Windtronics </i>

The government of Ontario is subsidizing the project with the same amount. This investment will create a total of 174 new jobs by 2012. The company says it will produce wind turbines for commercial and private use in Windsor and run a research and development department there.

Research platform FINO3 goes into operation

<b>Fino3 is the third Offshore-research platform in north- and Baltic sea.</b> <br><br><i>Photo: FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel</i><br>

The start of operation of the platform is considered an important step forward for offshore wind energy utilization. FINO3 will supply meteorological and oceanographic data for at least 10 years and will withstand waves more than 18 m high.

WinWinD opens largest wind park in the Baltics

The total output of the Aulepa Wind Park is 39 MW, with an annual production of over 100 GWh, which will cover 1.3 % of the end consumption of electricity in Estonia. The turbines of the WWD-3 type have a hub height of 100 m and a rotor diameter of 100 m. According to the company WinWinD will deliver tens of megawatts more for the Estonian Vanakula and Aseri wind parks.

Hybrid solutions for Turkish telecoms market

Wind and solar energy for the Turkish telecoms market<br><br>Photo: Proven Energy

The hybrid solution consists of a 6 kW wind turbine, manufactured by Scottish firm Proven Energy and a solar panel, installed by Turkish reseller Girasolar. A hybrid solution was the answer to the problem of low energy supply at times when sun and wind strengths vary.

Siemens wind turbine with ATS hybrid tower completed

After the concrete tower was erected on the wind test site at the end of 2008 (see S&WE 1/2009, page 116), ATS recently built the steel tower segment on top of it. With the installation of the 2.3 MW turbine nacelle from Siemens and the rotor, the pilot project is now completed. At a hub height of 133 m, the plant reaches an overall height of 180 m.

2012 Iowa Wind Energy Conference: Members of Iowas Congressional Delegation to Attend

Excitement is building for IWEA's 5th Annual Wind Conference April 9-11th, 2012 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Iowa has achieved over 20% of its electrical generation from wind energy, ranks number one nationally, and has become a role model for the same goal nationally! The theme for the conference is Iowa Wind Power: A Model for America!

Gamesa sells two wind farms in france to Allianz

Zamudio / Madrid - Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy industry, has sold two wind farms in France with combined installed capacity of 16 MW to Allianz Renewable Energy Partners IV Limited.