GE’s 2.5-103 wind turbines will generate power in Southern Poland to assist with Polish renewable energy goals.

GE expands global wind presence in Poland with Lewandpol Company

GE today announced that it will supply Lewandpol Company with 27 GE 2.5-103 megawatt (MW) wind turbines for the Galicja Wind Farm in Poland. Ten of the wind turbines are currently under construction, with another 17 planned to begin construction in 2015. Once operational, the 120 MW Galicja Wind Farm will generate the equivalent energy

The 215MW Penonome phase 2 project financed by World Bank is said to be the largest in Central America.

$300 million in project financing secured for 215MW of Goldwind wind turbines in Panama

Goldwind USA, the US subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., announced today that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank has financed the 215MW second phase of the Penonome Wind Project located in the Province of Coclé, Panama which will use 86 Goldwind 2.5MW permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbines.  The

Called WindCORE + WindOne, these systems enable the management of all makes of turbines, no matter where in the world they are installed.

Gamesa and Iberdrola launch a new, next-generation system for operating wind farms from a distance

Gamesa and the Iberdrola Group, through its engineering and construction subsidiary, have launched a wind sector-pioneering system which enables the remote management, using a single interface, of any make of wind turbine, anywhere in the world. Leveraging both firms’ know-how and experience in the wind sector, this new system, called WindCORE + WindOne, lets operators

Technicians can access the turbine by boat or helicopter.

Seawind provides an update on its recent 6 MW offshore model

Editor’s note: this article comes from Seawind Ocean Technology B.V. Seawind B.V. (“Seawind”) has developed what it calls a “game-changing” solution for the offshore wind-energy market in a unique two-bladed wind turbine and offshore installation technology. Seawind’s combined engineering experience with two-bladed wind turbines is well over 120 years. Seawind’s offshore wind turbine and installation

Wind velocity surface of CWRU turbine area; air flow induced from West (270°prevailing) 15 m/s; note the yellow boundary is below the blades.

Wind flow model of area surrounding the Case Western Reserve U and its wind turbine

Editor’s note: this article is an edited version of the case study provided by: Matheus C. Fernandes, Case Western Reserve University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering David H. Matthiesen PhD Case Western Reserve University, Dept. of Material Sciences and Engineering, Cleveland, Ohio, The Case Western Reserve University Wind Turbine, a NorthWind 100kW research turbine, partially

Following the transaction with J.P. Morgan, First Wind will continue to operate and manage the 105 MW Palouse Wind project (pictured here), which generates enough clean energy to power the equivalent of as many as 30,000 homes in Eastern Washington.

J.P. Morgan invests in Palouse Wind and Route 66 Wind projects

Institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management recently made a majority investment in two of First Wind’s projects.  The investments include the Palouse Wind project in Washington and the Route 66 Wind project in Texas, which is currently under construction.  First Wind will operate and manage both projects as the company continues to expand

A low level jet is visible in a red band just above the rotor tip. The image is a product of scanning lidar.

Clarification from a sharp-eyed reader on jetstreams and low-level jets

Editor’s note: I (Paul Dvorak) used the term low-level jetstream in a tweet to describe phenomena detected in a picture from a scanning lidar. I should have pointed out the low-level jet. My thanks to Christian Wetzel for catching the error. You used the term “low level jet stream” which sounds like a combination of “low

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is a leading installer of offshore wind turbines. It owns and operates two specialized jack-up installation vessels and have extensive experience installing some of the largest offshore wind turbines in Europe.

Global market value for offshore wind installation vessels to $2.93 billion by 2020, says GlobalData

The global market value for offshore wind turbine and foundation installation vessels will increase more than fivefold, from an estimated $0.56 billion in 2014 to about $2.93 billion by 2020, representing an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30%, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report ($3995 for a single-user license)

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Met Office teams up with WindSim AS to provide wind resource assessments and wind-power forecasts

The Met Office and WindSim AS have announced a new partnership with the objective of generating more accurate Wind Resource Assessments and Wind Power forecasts to meet increasing industry demand for improved short term power forecasting and longer term power yield analysis. The Met Office is the UK’s National Weather Service, providing 24×7 information on weather, climate, environmental forecasts,

Here are a few tower terms not associated with onshore work. One way to start a safety program is by understanding the accepted terminology.

G9 publishes good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has published two good-practice guidelines for offshore wind safety. These were presented to the industry at a Stakeholder Forum in London on 2 December. Available to download from the G9 website,, the publications Working at height in the offshore wind