Wind Energy

GL Garrad Hassan releases update of wind farm design software - WindFarmer 4.2

Anaheim / California - To further boost the productivity of the wind farm design process, GL Garrad Hassan presented an updated version of its WindFarmer software at AWEA Windpower 2011. The software facilitates the layout of wind farms to maximise the power produced while minimising the environmental impact.

ACCIONA Windpower introduces 3 MW turbine with top power curve for medium wind speed sites

Chicago, IL - May 10, 2011 - ACCIONA Windpower announces the enhanced 3 MW turbine featuring a 116-meter rotor diameter, now available for IEC Class IIa wind sites. The wind class upgrade on the AW3000/116 turbine delivers a leading power curve and the best cost of energy at sites with medium wind speeds, while also perfoming exceptionally well at almost any site.

Neeb now with LR 1600/2 on the wind farms: Liebherr crawler crane adds extra strength to the fleet of the crane operators from Wuppertal

Since the end of 2010 a Liebherr crawler crane of the type LR 1600/2, ideal for the installation of wind power systems, has been adding its strength to the large fleet operated by Neeb, the crane service provider from Wuppertal.

Quarter 4 contribution of wind goes up 24%


  • Wind delivers over 10 TWh in 2010, representing 7.7% year-on-year growth

  • Growth projections show 3GW+ to be added by 2012


New legislation needed now to meet EU 2050 climate commitment

The EU must put extra legislation in place in the lifetime of the current European Commission if it is to meet its commitment to cut domestic carbon emissions by 80-95% by 2050, warned the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

New Vestas Sailrocket 2 aims for speed sailing record

During the last 15 months, the Sailrocket team has been focused on building a better, safer and - above all - faster boat in Vestas Technology R&D's facilities on the Isle of Wight. Now Vestas Sailrocket 2 will be launched to the public for the first time.

Gamesa launches a new website exclusively for its operation and maintenance services customers

Bilbao / Madrid - Gamesa has further enhanced its customer-focused strategy with the launch of a new website exclusively reserved for all of the company's operation and maintenance services customers, who total more than 130 clients and over 12,000 MW of wind assets worldwide.


18 GE Wind Turbines to Power New Project in One of France’s Strongest Wind Regions

London - January 10, 2011-Located in one of France's strongest wind power areas, the Fère-Champenoise wind project will feature GE's (NYSE: GE) most advanced installed wind turbine technology. The project will help move the country closer to its goal to produce 23 percent of its domestic energy from wind by 2020.

Southwest Windpower Acquires SunWind Solutions

Flagstaff - Southwest Windpower, the world's leading supplier of distributed wind generators, today announced the acquisition of SunWind Solutions, an advanced software developer for renewable energy systems. The acquisition supports Southwest Windpower's underlying ambition to make clean, affordable energy available to everyone.

Draka to locate its first U.S. cable assembly venture for wind in Hutchinson

Hutchinson - Draka, a global manufacturer of wire and cable, announced plans today to locate its first U.S. cable assembly venture for wind in Hutchinson, Kan., where the company will supply the Siemens nacelle facility there. The announcement makes Draka the first supplier to choose Kansas specifically to supply the Siemens facility.

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