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Webinar – Leading Edge Erosion: Protection, Costs, and Benefits

Live webinar is April 16 at 2 PM Eastern. This discussion will focus on the application of Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Leading-Edge Blade Coatings to prevent blade degradation that decreases the performance of the WTG.We will explore the root causes of the blade erosion cycle and the effect of the leading edge erosion in the

Iowa State aerospace engineers are using wind tunnel testing and computational modeling to improve the performance of turbines and wind farms.

Iowa State engineers study benefits of adding a second, smaller rotor to wind turbines

Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines. First, said the Iowa State University professor of aerospace engineering, check out the base of each blade. They’re big, round structural pieces. They’re not shaped like an airfoil. And so they

Vestas maintained its position as the world-leading wind turbine installer in 2014, with over 6,053 MW.

Siemens surges, but Vestas Wind Systems remains top wind turbine installer in 2014

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has maintained its position as the world-leading wind turbine installer in 2014, having achieved global capacity installations of just over 6,053 megawatts (MW), according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest findings also show that of the world’s top five wind turbine installers in 2014, Siemens has

IÇDAS to use GE’s first 3.2-103 wind turbines to power Turkey’s growth.

GE will supply 19 turbines to BIGA RES wind farm in Turkey

GE will supply energy developer IÇDAS with 19 GE 3.2-103 wind turbines for the BIGA RES wind farm, located near the town of Canakkale in northwestern Turkey. The 60-MW wind farm will feature GE’s most powerful wind turbine—the 3.2-103—and will be the first units of this type installed anywhere in the world. The BIGA RES

Siemens will supply 200 MW of wind power in Comanche County, Texas: Logan's Gap Wind power plant will consist of 87 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines.

87 turbines, 200 MW added to Logan’s Gap Wind project

Siemens has been awarded another order from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) to supply and install 87 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for the Logan’s Gap Wind project. The 200-MW project, located in Comanche County, Texas, will create enough clean energy to power about 50,000 homes in Texas annually. The SWT-2.3-108 turbines have a power rating

One of Gamesa's wind farms in India.

Gamesa will supply an aggregate of 260 MW of wind power in India

Gamesa continues to grow its presence in India with two recently signed agreements for the supply of an aggregate 260 MW. The first order, from Indian developer and independent power producer (IPP) Greenko, encompasses the supply, installation and commissioning of 80 of the company’s G97-2.0 MW turbines (160 MW). More specifically, Gamesa will install 30

FERC table New Gen in service

FERC: Renewables provide half of new U.S. generating cap in 2014, beat out natural gas

Ending a year-long race that had been nip-and tuck every month, renewable energy sources cumulatively provided more new electric generating capacity in 2014 than did natural gas. According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, wind)

Renewable energy is expected to see the largest increase in generation, jumping from 12% today to 16%+ by 2040. Photo: Nordex.

Nordex shows growth in Germany in Q4 2014

Nordex’s year-to-date order intake in Q4 2014 has risen to 112.8 MW, an increase of about 36%. Eleven different project developers, municipal utilities, citizen wind farms, and private-equity investors in the German market have ordered 47 turbines for their wind farms. Approximately 90% of these are IEC3 turbines designed for low-wind locations, a segment in

Matting protects against soil degradation such as soil compaction, rutting, and erosion.

Temporary roads go down for transports and come up when the project’s done

Northern Mat & Bridge has supplied Wind Farm projects with matted sites to build and store turbines as well as crane mats to support heavy lifts. Whether access is required due to poor site conditions, private land requirements or sensitive areas, Northern Mat & Bridge has the access products, expertise and experience to implement access

Members of the GE Renewable Energy European team (including General Manager for Europe Cliff Harris [holding the plaque in white hat]) and wind developer Energiekontor celebrate GE’s 25,000th wind turbine installation at the Uthlede wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany, earlier this month.

GE celebrates 25,000 turbine installations

Powering the people who power the world, GE recently celebrated its 25,000th wind turbine installation—a milestone for the company which now has more than 38 GW of installed wind turbines around the world. Altogether, GE’s 25,000 wind turbines generate the equivalent energy needed to charge 25 billion smartphones, or provide the electricity needed for approximately