Wind Energy

Wind farms hit high of more than 12% of UK electricity demand

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has praised National Grid's handling of the large volumes of electricity generated by wind farms over the festive season.

Ensearch launches Bladezil Wind Blade Cleaner

Leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products Ensearch has introduced a specially formulated cleaner for wind turbine blades, the Bladezil Wind Turbine Cleaner.

Gamesa sells Chestnut Flats Wind Farm in Pennsylvania, US, to Enxco

Pennsylvania / Madrid - Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has announced that enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has executed a purchase agreement to acquire the Chestnut Flats Wind Farm in Pennsylvania.

REpower to supply turbines for first utility size wind farm in Alaska

Hamburg / Denver - REpower Systems SE (WKN 617703) has concluded a contract with Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) for the delivery of a total of 12 wind turbines. The turbines are destined for the Eva Creek Wind Project near the community of Ferry, for what will become the largest wind project in Alaska to date. The wind farm will generate a total output of 24.6 megawatts (MW).

Tony Juniper spearheads new renewable energy campaign

The Former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, Tony Juniper, has been appointed Chairman of Action for Renewables (A4R), an unprecedented alliance of NGOs, trade unions, grassroots activists and industry bodies to campaign for the expansion of renewable energy.

Making his first public statement as Chairman of A4R, Tony Juniper said:

GE Energy Completes $3.2 Billion Deal to Acquire Converteam

ATLANTA - GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the successful completion of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a leading provider of power conversion and automation systems and high-efficiency power electronics, motors and generators.

Gamesa sells two greek wind farms to Enel Green Power

Bilbao / Madrid - Gamesa, a global leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines and a top wind farm developer, has sold two wind farm projects in Greece to Enel Green Power: the "Zoodochos Pighi" site (24 MW) and the "Panaghia Soumela" project (14 MW), both in the Macedonia region, in the areas of Kozani and Veria, respectively.

Hungary losing out on millions of Euros in wind energy investments

An unambitious target, delays in grid connection tenders and a lack of legislative clarity are causing Hungary to miss out on new wind energy installations and with them as much as Euros 42 million of investments only up to end 2010. That was the stark message coming out of a workshop organised in Budapest by the European and Hungarian Wind Energy Associations (EWEA and MSZET) today.

24 billion Euros of fuel costs avoided from wind energy in 2015

Rising fossil fuel prices, devastating oil spills and the nuclear crisis in Fukushima have in 2011 substantially raised expectations of wind energy.

On the eve of Global Wind Day - June 15 - the wind industry can today reveal the globally avoided fuel costs from wind energy.

DNV introduces new special level wind turbine type certification system

In order to enhance flexibility and speed with regards to type certification, DNV is introducing a new 'Special Level' Type Certificate for wind turbines. It differs with respect to the Type Certificate according to IEC 61400-22 in that blade fatigue testing will not be required.