New global wind-farm database available, covering 117 countries

Research and Markets has added to their report portfolio with the “Worldwide Wind Farms Database” analysis. The report offers a database of wind farms throughout the world. It includes 25046 entries (in 117 countries), and represents 380,9 GW onshore and 209,5 GW offshore of wind-power projects. The onshore market includes: Under construction: 445 entries (20,7 GW) Operational:

Colorado town pledges 100% renewables by 2025

The City Council of Nederland, Colorado unanimously voted to power the town with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2025. According to the Sierra Club, this makes Nederland the fourth city in Colorado and the 42nd city in the United States to make this commitment. Nederland joins the Colorado communities of Pueblo, Boulder, and Aspen that

EERE: 4 emerging trends in U.S. offshore wind technologies

Editor’s note: This article comes from the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) office. It is authored by Gary Norton, Senior Renewable Energy Technologies Advisor, and a member of DOE’s Offshore Wind Energy Team. Watch a related video and read the full article here. Is offshore wind the next big thing? It

Cummins enters virtual power purchase agreement to expand Indiana wind farm

Cummins announced that it has entered into a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) to expand a wind farm in Northern Indiana. The agreement is another step for Cummins as it works ambitiously to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The expansion will add 75 MW, enough to power approximately

Wood Group provides technical due diligence on portfolio of UK wind farms

Wood Group’s clean energy business has successfully completed its vendor’s technical due diligence of a portfolio of wind farms for Blue Energy. The portfolio comprised of multiple wind farms across the UK including Beinneun Wind Farm in Fort Augustus, Cour Wind Farm in Kintyre Peninsula, and Grange Wind Farm in Scunthorpe. “Wood Group prepared, against

CGE Energy marks $100 million saved for growing customer base

CGE Energy, engineer of no capital cost energy solutions, announced it has surpassed more than $100,000,000 in energy savings for its business, local government, and non-profit customers. This significant milestone underscores the large, growing demand for CGE Energy’s sustainable energy solutions. Launched in Q1 of 2017, CGE Energy’s exclusive “Sustain” program has gained quick traction, with the

Duke Energy issues request for wind energy in the Carolinas

As part of building a smarter energy future and generating cleaner energy for its customers, Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 500 MW of wind capacity that would be delivered to its transmission system. Results from the RFP could bring clean wind energy to the Carolinas and help

TPI to manufacture wind blades for Senvion using proprietary RodPack technology

TPI Composites, a manufacturer of composite wind blades, has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Senvion to provide blades from two manufacturing lines for wind markets including Asia, Australia, and South America. The blades will be produced at TPI’s facility in Taicang Port, Jiangsu province, China with production planned to commence in Q1 2018. The

Senvion installs first 3.4M140 EBC turbine prototype

Senvion, global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.4M140 EBC turbine prototype in Heckelberg for the Notus energy Group. The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. The prototype in Heckelberg can power nearly 3,000 households per

Winergy commissions Australia’s largest test bench for wind-turbine gearboxes

Gearbox manufacturer Winergy has invested in a 2.8-MW load test bench in its Service Center in Rockhampton, Australia. This investment means that the facility now has Australia’s largest and most advanced test rig for wind-power gearboxes. From now on every gearbox that is serviced and refurbished in Rockhampton is subject to the Winergy test routine.