Wind Energy

Ocean Power Technologies Awarded $4.8 Million by US Department of Energy

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT and London Stock Exchange AIM: OPT) ("OPT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has won two new funding awards totaling $4.8 million from the US Department of Energy ("DoE").

Trelleborg supports worlds first full scale floatin wind turbine

Statoil's innovative new offshore floating Hywind wind turbine, now successfully moored in the North Sea off the Norwegian coast, is demonstrating how Trelleborg Offshore's syntactic foam buoyancy technology is contributing to the future of offshore power generation.

REpower Systems AG announces preliminary interim results for Q1 2010/11 (April 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010)

Hamburg - According to initial calculations, REpower Systems Group (Prime Standard, WKN 617 703) generated a total performance of EUR 204.0 million in the first three months of fiscal year 2010/11, compared with a total performance of EUR 287.1 million in the same period of the previous year. Sales dropped year-on-year from EUR 300.7 million to EUR 213.1 million.

Nordisk Vindkraft expands in Norway

NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB has acquired a portfolio of wind power projects from the Norwegian developer HybridTech.

Moog supplies blade test system

Hub under construction. The size is showing the capacity of the facility. (Photo: Moog)

Moog Industrial Group has been awarded a contract to supply a test system to Narec (National Renewable Energy Centre) to evaluate and test wind turbine blades at their new 100 m blade testing facility in Blyth, UK. Opening this summer, the independent facility will be utilized by manufacturers of turbine blades to test prototype blade designs and manufacturing processes.

Monitoring for China

The German company 8.2 Monitoring GmbH has received an order from the Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Windey to equip 66 1.5 MW class wind turbines with condition monitoring systems (CMS). According to the company, 8.2 won the order against competition from two local firms and one international vendor.

Swedish Energy Agency invests in carbon credits from SoWiTec´s Uruguayan wind farm Minas I.

Stockholm - The Swedish Energy Agency and SoWiTec have signed an agreement on 600,000 CERs generated by the wind farm Minas I, located outside the town of Minas in southeastern Uruguay.

US wind industry shedding jobs

Many workers have lost their jobs at Clipper Windpower in Cedar Rapids. (Photo: Clipper Windpower)

The programmed end of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) is taking its toll on the American wind energy industry. On 20th August Clipper Windpower confirmed that it will reduce its staff by 32 % from 550 to 376 employees. Most of the affected jobs are at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, location.

First power from Anholt offshore wind farm

With the assembling of the third rotor blade, the first turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was erected. (Photo: Dong)

On September 3 the first wind turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was installed, less than three weeks later it fed power into the Danish grid for the first time, as the operator Dong Energy informed. Apart from Dong, PensionDanmark and PKA have shares in the wind farm.