EDF to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on turbine blades across the U.S.

O&M provider, EDF Renewable Services, has announced a new agreement to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on wind turbines across the U.S. The collaboration will leverage the materials expertise of 3M with the skilled installation and wind- turbine blade repair teams from EDF to provide wind-plant owners with turnkey solutions to increase efficiency and maximize annual energy

K2 Management & TNEI provide due diligence on 386-MW Brazilian wind portfolio

AES Tietê Energia has acquired the 386-MW Alto Sertão II wind portfolio in Brazil for $193m USD, with technical due diligence support from K2 Management and TNEI. The 230-turbine portfolio is spread across 15 sites in the Bahia region of Brazil, and this acquisition represents a positive move in the Brazilian energy market, given the uncertainty

Senvion lands first Irish contract

Wind-turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed its first contract in the Republic of Ireland with renewable energy investor NTR on behalf of NTR’s wind investment fund. The contract will see Senvion supply five MM82 wind turbines for the Teevurcher wind farm in County Meath. Once operational, the project will have an installed capacity of 10.25-MW, and

Offshore wind innovation trending, but watch for foundation M&A to heat up

Offshore wind innovation and its corresponding patent filings have seen a significant uptick in the past seven years after a slow start in 1990.

Icebreaker Wind ready to build a supply chain. December 8 event

A lot of equipment, materials, services, and labor, much of which will be sourced locally, right here in Northeast Ohio.

Nordex supplies turbines for 27.5-MW wind farm in Ireland

The Nordex Group is supplying 11 N90/2500 turbines for Brookfield Renewable in Ireland. The Slievecallan East project (named after the nearby Mount Slievecallan) is located on the west coast of the Republic, and is due to start operation with a nominal output of 27.5 MW at the end of next year. Nordex will be supplying the

IRENA says 2015 sets renewable energy record, $286 billion invested

Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 GW or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985 GW of renewable generation capacity existed globally.

Floating wind-power station can also produce fresh water

With stronger wind speeds available offshore than on land, wind developers are eager to take advantage of them. However, pile-driven foundations conventionally used to support turbines in shallow waters do not hold up as well in deep waters. Designing a foundation reliable enough to withstand the rugged offshore conditions has been a challenge for the

K2Wind turbine towers set to reach mega heights with new techniques

Wind turbine towers are set to reach heights of up to 170m with new construction techniques and materials, according to wind power engineering specialists K2 Management. Tower heights have grown steadily over the last decade as operators seek stronger wind speeds higher up in the atmosphere.

Siemens to supply turbines for 38-MW project in France

Siemens was recently awarded an order for the delivery, installation, and commissioning of 12 direct-drive wind turbines for Les Gourlous wind farm in France. The SWT-3.2-113 turbines will have a total capacity of 38.4 MW and will supply about 35,000 households with clean energy. Siemens will be providing long-term service for the new wind farm