Wind Energy

Acciona completes 250 MW wind farm

It consists of 167 Acciona wind turbines with a capacity of 1.5 MW each. The Mexican construction group Cemex wants to use the wind farm to cover 25 % of its own electricity requirement. Eurus extends over an area of more than 2,500 ha and is located in the country's south, in the state of Oaxaca. Erection of the turbines started in July 2008.

Wind and solar power for refugee camp in Kenya

In coordination with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is directed by the former Portuguese head of government Guterres, EDP wants to test an integrated and sustainable sample solution for the energy supply in the camp at Kakuma in the north-west of Kenya, which is populated by more than 50,000 refugees.

China constructs first 10 GW wind base

According to news agency Reuters, the National Energy Administration (NEA) has planned six onshore wind bases with a capacity of 10 GW each in Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Xinjiang, Hebei and Jiangsu. The project in Jiuquan will be built in two phases. The first phase comprises 18 wind farms of 200 MW and two farms of 100 MW that will be realized by 2010.

Siemens to produce turbines in China

The new production site will be built on a total area of 180,000 m2 and is situated favourably with regard to transport facilities, in the vicinity of the Yangshan deep water port. At first, Siemens wants to manufacture rotor blades for turbines of the 2.3 MW and 3.6 MW classes here. Furthermore, the nacelles will be assembled at this location.

WSB sells Spremberg wind farm

Wind power meets brown coal: the Fuhrländer turbines, with an overall height of 191 m, are located within eyeshot of the power plant “Schwarze Pumpe” in Brandenburg. With a hub height of 141 m, the wind turbines are designed to make optimal use of the local wind conditions.<br>Photo: Windpark Spremberg<br>

The Spremberg wind farm in Eastern Germany has a total capacity of 22.5 MW and can generate around 55.2 million kWh of electricity annually, says WSB. The Spremberg turbines have pylon towers 140 m in height and are identical in construction to the world’s highest wind turbine, also from Fuhrländer, which is located in Cottbus (also in Eastern Germany).

AWS Truepower Releases High-Resolution Wind Resource Maps and Data Online for Latin America

Albany, NY - 2012-AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services, today released high-resolution wind maps and data for the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and South America in order to support wind project development in these rapidly expanding renewable energy markets.

Gamesas orders for the new G97-2.0 MW turbine total 356 MW in the second half of 2011, its inaugural year

Zamudio / Madrid - Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, secured contracts to supply 356 MW of its new G97-2.0 MW turbine in deals signed in the second half of 2011, the year of the global launch of this new turbine.

Gamesa attends the Manten-er trade fair and unveils new services, including the launch of a division for reconditioning major turbine components

Valladolid - Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, will attend the III Manten-er trade fair, which begins today in Valladolid, with new offerings in the area of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the wind energy market.

GL Garrad Hassan Caters for Wind in Pakistan

Hamburg - Recent studies conducted by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratories have shown that the coastal belt of Pakistan features a wind corridor with an exploitable wind power potential of up to 50,000 MW. To date the Government of Pakistan has awarded letters of intent to 35 wind power projects with a total capacity of more than 1,500 MW.

Member States back the promotion of ocean energy in Europe

Ministers of the governments of Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey today [November 24] called on the European Union to give its full backing to the development of the massive ocean energy resources that exist in these regions.