Wind Energy

World Wind Energy Award for Ontario

George Smitherman, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. <br><br>Photo: Invest Ontario<br>

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) presented the award to Smitherman in recognition of his “outstanding achievements in making Ontario the leading wind energy location in North America” and pointed out that Smitherman had additionally played a decisive role in the drafting and passing of the Green Energy Act.

Kenersys to start series production in August

Prototype of the K100 with a capacity of 2.5 MW in Näsudden on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Gotland. <br> Photo: Kenersys<br>

When the commemorative foundation stone was laid on 18th May, the steel structure of the hall and the administration building had already been set up. On an area of 40,000 m2, series production is set to begin in August. According to Kenersys, turbines of the types K82 and K100 with capacities of 2.0 and 2.5 MW will be produced in Wismar for the European market.

South Africa introduces feed-in tariff

According to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), the tariff will amount to 1.25 South African rand (around € 0.098) per kWh. The payment duration is 20 years.

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH enters long term charter contract for DP2 vessel MV Aura

Nordenham - Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has agreed to long-term charter the DP2 vessel MV Aura from the Finnish Meriaura Ltd for use in subsea cable installation projects in the North and Baltic Sea. Under the terms of the agreement NSW will charter the vessel starting in summer 2012.

Natural Power to provide Commercial Back Office Support Service on Hall Wind Farm for RidgeWind

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has been appointed to provide Commercial Back Office Support Services on Hall Wind Farm for renewable energy development company RidgeWind.

Natural Power launches wind farm portfolio information system - WindManager in the US

Leading international renewable energy consultancy Natural Power announces this week the release of WindManager - a groundbreaking wind farm portfolio information system increasing profitability of wind farm operations - to the US market at the AWEA Wind Project Operations, Maintenance & Reliability Seminar in San Diego, California.

GE Opens New Renewable Energy Logistics Center in Mississippi

Olive Branch - GE (NYSE:GE) today celebrated the grand opening of its new central logistics center for renewable energy components in Olive Branch, Miss. The facility is part of GE's strategy to further improve customer response times throughout North America as more wind and solar energy projects are developed and existing power facilities require maintenance.

Danoteks permanent magnet generators achieve up-tower performance validation

Canton - Danotek, a leader in the development and manufacture of highly efficient and reliable permanent magnet (PM) generators and power converter systems for the global wind energy market, has passed a major milestone in the company's growth following initial successful up-tower operation of its PM generators by a leading wind turbine OEM.

G. Lufft Announces Private Label Agreement with NRG Systems

Fellbach-Schmiden, (Germany) - G. Lufft Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH, manufacturer of ultrasonic wind sensors, and NRG Systems, U.S. manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry, today announced a private-label agreement to serve the global market in wind measurement and turbine control. The agreement pairs G.