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

Comparing floating foundations for offshore wind farms

U.S. deepwater offshore floating wind turbine foundation platforms are taking too long to develop. We need them now. One design is readily available.

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

EERE success story—Resource centers support wind energy opportunities for rural Utah

With more than half of Utah’s land under the jurisdiction of federal land management agencies, federal agencies and state and county governments find RMPs indispensable in better planning.

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

Vestas secures 99-MW wind order in China

Long-term Vestas’ customer, China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Cohe Ltd, has placed a new wind order for 45 V110-2.0 MW turbines. The firm and unconditional order is for the Shandianhe project in Guyuan County of northern China’s Hebei Province. It includes supply of the turbines, delivered with Power Optimized Mode of 2.2 MW, and supervision of the

New report: Global offshore wind-power market forecast to 2026

Research and Markets has added the “Global Offshore Wind Power Market Forecast to 2026” to their portfolio of renewable reports. This report examines the current status and outlook for the main offshore wind markets around the world, including capacity forecasts to 2026 that are based on the wealth of data on offshore wind projects that is

Pattern Energy acquires 51% of 179-MW Meikle Wind-power facility

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of a 51% interest in the 179-MW Meikle Wind facility from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for $68 million. This represents a 10 times multiple of the five-year average cash available for distribution (CAFD). The Public Sector Pension Investment Board acquired the remaining 49%. “Completing the acquisition

PNNL: Night vision for bird & bat-friendly offshore wind power

Editor’s note: This article comes from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Read the full version and check out a related video here. The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision goggles use thermal imaging, which