Wind Energy

U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium and NREL Team Up to Develop Thin Film PV Cells and Modules

Albany - The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), an industry-led collaboration headquartered in New York at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), has partnered with the U.S.

The Switch appoints new General Manager in China

Vantaa - The Switch, a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, announced today the appointment of David Zhao in the position of General Manager for China.

AWEA names new CEO

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By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has elected Tom Kiernan as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer on April, 25.

All turbines are erected at Anholt offshore wind farm

All 111 turbines for Anholt Offshore Wind Farm are erected. (Photo: Dong)

On 19 May, the installation vessel Sea Power erected the last of the 111 turbines at Anholt Offshore Wind Farm. Now, ahead awaits the job of having all of them delivering electricity to the Danish grid. More than 75 wind turbines are already in operation. This corresponds to a total capacity of 270 MW, and already at this point, Anholt is the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark.

"Making the sky blue"

Tom Kiernan (Photo: NPCA)

Tom Kiernan, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) new CEO, recently pinned an informative piece in the Huffington Post on why he decided to take the job and what he wants to do with it. Here it is:

Meteodyn appoints new distributor for Turkey

Meteodyn, wind simulation software developer, now relies on a new distributor to expand its global network. The company Ucyel Enerji is in charge of meteodyn WT software sales in Turkey.

Narec boosts offshore renewables with £ 2.8 million

IHC will work with Narec on the development of an inter-array cable trencher for offshore wind farms (Photo: Narec)

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has established a £ 2.8 million public-private initiative to support small and medium enterprises (SME) in the North East of England to move into the rapidly developing offshore wind and marine renewable energy supply chain.

Windreich files for bankruptcy

Marketing for an offshore project of Windreich on a wing of a plane. Despite the

As experts have feared for some time, Windreich GmbH is insolvent. The largest German offshore wind farm developer submitted an application for self-administered insolvency at the end of last week. Holger Blümle from the firm Schultze & Braun was appointed to be the provisional administrator. In addition, the company founder Willi Balz has resigned as a managing partner.

GL releases new technical note for wind turbines

With its new technical guideline, GL will help to ensure that wind turbines can
GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new “Technical Note for the Certification of Wind Turbines for Tropical Cyclones”. The Technical Note is a supplement to GL RC’s Guidelines for the Certification of Wind Turbines and addresses the question of how cyclones influence wind turbine designs.

Bard closes rotor blade production plant in Emden

The wind turbine manufacturer Bard intends to cease producing rotor blades in Emden, Germany, at the end of June. According to Bard Managing Director Bernd Ranneberg, the reason for the closure is the lack of follow-on orders after the completion of the wind farm Bard Offshore 1. Around 100 employees are affected.

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