Wind Energy

Offshore wind Cluster France: Dunkirk structures its sector and offers clear advantages

Expert in offshore oil and gas, the territory is in pole position to integrate France`s wind cluster. After being declared eligible, the stakes are high. The government response is expected in June.

Gamesa opens a technology lab in Singapore for advanced materials research

  • The centre launches with three R&D projects in conjunction with Singaporean universities and research institutions

  • The Singapore facility is one of five R&D sites Gamesa will open in 2011, expanding its global network of R&D centres to 10 locations

World Water Day: Wind power saves water

Wind power uses less water than almost any other power generation technology, the Global Wind Energy Council emphasised today, on UN World Water Day.(1) The wind industry calls on policy makers to take this into account in the critical and urgent decisions which will determine the character of the world's power generation infrastructure for decades to come.

Declining world wind power market for the first time in twenty years: capacity growth in 2010 lower than in 2009

Key data for the year 2010:

  • Wind power capacity installed worldwide at the end of 2010: 194.5 GW

  • The Asian share of the world turbine market in 2010: 53.3 %

  • 84.3 GW of wind power installed in EU at the end of 2010

LM Wind Power to develop the world’s longest wind turbine blades for offshore wind turbines

LM Wind Power and Alstom have entered a strategic partnership to develop the longest wind turbine blade ever produced, designed to fit Alstom's new 6 MW wind turbine for the growing European offshore wind market.

First power from the Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm

The Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm, off the shore of Cumbria, has Thursday January 13th 2011 started producing the first CO2-free electricity to the UK's national grid. 

Ingelise Arntsen confirmed as CEO of SWAY Turbine

Ingelise Arntsen (44) is entering SWAY Turbine as new CEO. Ingelise has extensive Norwegian and international experience within renewable energy, latest from positions in the corporate executive management of the solar energy company REC and the hydro-, wind- and CCGT-power production company Statkraft.

Evaluation of Lagerwey L 82 completed

Hamburg - The Dutch independent engineering company for wind turbines, Lagerwey Wind, received the evaluation report of wind turbine L 82 with 2 MW from GL Renewables Certification. The evaluation report contains all of the calculations for the successful certification of loads according to the IEC 61400-1, Edition 3. Lagerwey Wind is the second of GL's customers fulfilling this standard.

PNE WIND AG has completed the Elze wind farm and handed it over to EnBW

  • The wind farm with its four Enercon systems is already in production

  • Formal handover to EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH at the “Husum WindEnergy 2010”