Mercom’s report also revealed a drop in corporate and project funding in Q3 2014.

Wind project acquisition activity soars with $5.3 billion in 49 deals, reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector during the third quarter of 2014. Wind venture capital (VC) funding came in at $140 million in one deal, compared to $48 million in four deals in Q2


Lidar measure wind at 10 levels up to 300m

CanWEA 2014, booth #811 The ZephIR 300 from Cambell Scientific is a continuous-wave lidar system. Ideal for applications that require wind measurements at multiple heights, the system provides data across ten user-defined heights, 10m to 300m. The ZephIR 300 is great for site assesment and micrositing and permanent wind farm anemometry.

With Invelox, turbines are installed safely and conveniently
at ground level, making maintenance less costly, safer, and more efficient.

SheerWind brings wind power to midwest food proecessing plant

SheerWind, a wind energy technology company, will soon begin a preliminary assessment to determine the power capacity of their Invelox wind-power generation system for a midwest food processing plant. Following the assessment phase, SheerWind plans to propose a 15 to 25 MW Invelox wind-power plant installation at the facility. Each wind tower can produce power

In Europe, specialized service vessels transport works and heavy loads to offshore wind farms.

Moving safely from service boat to nacelle

Björn Kramer, Expert Offshore Lifting Equipment Alexander Heitmann, Head of the Offshore Wind Energy Department TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH Men and materials must be lifted about 90m to access wind turbine nacelles during installations, maintenance, and servicing. Offshore turbines are equipped with modern service lifts and lifting equipment to transfer loads from base to nacelle. However,

The Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind’s  (BizMDOSW) International Offshore Partnering Forum brings together a plethora of expertise.

European and Maryland businesses meet to start Maryland’s offshore wind energy industry

The world’s most experienced offshore wind companies are visiting Baltimore to share their knowledge and meet with Maryland companies who are looking to enter the offshore wind energy industry. The Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind’s (BizMDOSW) International Offshore Partnering Forum is a 3-day gathering of European and American business executives, government officials, technical experts

The agreement aims at developing and then commercializing an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine delivering 6 MW. Pictures is Alston's  6 MW Halide offshore but not floating.

Alstom and DCNS partner to design 6 MW floating wind turbine

Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jérôme Pécresse and DCNS Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division Director Thierry Kalanquin were on hand as both groups signed a partnership agreement in the floating wind energy business. The agreement aims at developing and then commercializing an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine delivering 6 MW. The groups will


FoundOcean acquires stake in vibration piling specialist

FoundOcean Group recently acquired a majority stake in CAPE Holland Group, the vibro-piling specialist based in The Netherlands. “The board of the FoundOcean Group aims to assemble businesses which are adjacent to FoundOcean’s existing activities and contribute innovative and exceptional technologies to the offshore construction industry,” says Jim Bell, managing director at FoundOcean. “Cape Holland,

The GWN study examined towers, jackets, permanent-magnet generators and jacket towers as manufactured by 22 companies in the U.S., Germany, and China.

Global Wind Network updates state of U.S. wind-turbine manufacturing for onshore and off

The manufacturing foundation of the U.S. wind industry is in good shape but there is room to improve for the coming offshore industry. For instance, there is still potential to cut 30 to 50% on manufacturing processes used to make towers, blades, permanent-magnet generators, and jacket foundations. That is the bottom line from a presentation

Research done by Nanos Research on behalf of CanWEA confirms that about 80% of Albertans want more renewable energy.

Albertans solidly support development of more wind energy, Nanos Research shows

Environmentally and economically, there are too many upsides to renewables like wind energy for Alberta to ignore. This is confirmed by recent public opinion research done by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Nanos Research examined the views of Albertans on a wide range of electricity issues, focusing on the

Gamesa will supply, oversee assembly, and commission nine G97-2.0 MW turbines.

Gamesa supplies nine turbines to Turkey wind farm

Gamesa recently signed an agreement with Ayres Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., a memeber of Kardemir, a group of companies specializing in the steel sector, for the supply of 18 MW to the Ovares wind farm being built in the province of Izmir, in western Turkey. Ovares is the second wind farm being developed by this Turkish