Altitec partners with Nordex for end-of-warranty blade inspections

Blade inspection and maintenance specialist, Altitec, has completed end-of-warranty (EOW) blade inspections at the Amakhala Wind Farm in South African’s Eastern Cape. The inspections were undertaken in partnership with Nordex Energy South Africa. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec carried out EOW inspections on 54 turbines, each with a height of 91 m. Inspection

Ten years of progress positions Ohio to take renewables to the next level

Since 2007, Ohio has seen over a 19,000%  increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and an 8,510% increase in wind-power production, according to a new report released by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will

Vattenfall’s 288-MW Sandbank offshore wind farm officially inaugurated

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) officially put the Sandbank offshore wind farm, which is located 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt, into operation. Sandbank is the second great “Energiewende” project (after Dan Tysk), that Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München have now realized together. The project gives both companies a combined portfolio of 576 MW

Siemens Gamesa releases third-quarter financials & expects renewables to grow

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its third-quarter of fiscal year 2017 results, from April to June 2017. During this period, the company has accelerated its integration program. The announced synergies of €230 million are now the ‘minimum,’ and the company expects to realize these synergies in year 3, one year earlier than previously announced. “We

Sentient Science raises $22.5 million in Series B growth-stage funding with Georgian Partners

Sentient Science announced that Toronto, Ontario-based growth equity firm, Georgian Partners, will fund $22.5 million in a Series B, growth-stage investment in the materials science-based software as a service company. Sentient’s expansion in the wind-energy market, providing prognostic health monitoring and life-extension actions for fielded wind turbines will soon be available to commercial customers in the aerospace and rail markets. Capital funds

Ammonit Wind Tunnel meets DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 & MEASNET standards

The Ammonit Wind Tunnel has been accredited by the German accreditation body (DAkkS) as independent calibration laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025. Additionally, Ammonit Wind Tunnel meets the quality standards of MEASNET for anemometer calibration. After the successful accreditation by the German accreditation body DAkkS and confirmation of the MEASNET membership, Ammonit

Nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar successfully passes DNV-GL verification

An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany. This demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programs – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted remote-sensing devices (RSDs). In the verification,

Navigant Research expects more than $80 billion will be spent on global EV developments by 2025

Editor’s note: Every new electric vehicle means a little less reliance on crude oil or gasoline. Ideally, EVs will be recharged by wind or solar-generated power.  A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging equipment sales, providing global market forecasts, segmented by region, power level, technology type, end use,

Dominion Energy issues ‘Request for Information’ for renewable purchase options

Dominion Energy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to identify market participants interested in providing renewable generation purchase options to the company. The RFI is to support Dominion Energy’s proposed CRG Rate Schedules recently filed with the State Corporation Commission to promote renewable energy generation. The program allows non-residential customers with peak measured demands of

Siemens Gamesa wins new wind contract in Mexico

 Siemens Gamesa continues to reinforce its leadership in Mexico, where it has ranked as the number-one OEM in recent years, with a new order for the supply of 76 MW. More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with the independent developer, Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín, for the installation over the course of