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Wake-imaging system begins scaled field test

Development of the Wake Imaging System is underway at Sandia applying the Planar Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) technique over a larger area and at lower speeds than previously attempted with the goal of measuring the velocity in the wake of wind turbines at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility. As a major step in the

Wind speeds were above normal across much of the United States, Canada, and South America.

Update to the Wind Trends bulletin

The Wind Trends Bulletin is a free report that evaluates deviations in global wind conditions from the historical norm on a quarterly basis. The maps contained in this report were derived from the ERA Interim reanalysis dataset (Dee, D.P., et al, 2011). The anomalies are calculated as a percent deviation from the 1988 to 2012

The Pilot Hill Wind Project is a 175 MW wind facility 60 miles from Chicago, Ill.

Microsoft signs 20-year PPA for a new wind project in Chicago

Microsoft recently signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy in Illinois that will be funded in part by proceeds from Microsoft’s carbon fee. This is the company’s second PPA, following the purchase in November of wind energy from the Keechi Wind Project in Texas. This most recent power purchase, the Pilot Hill


Siemens wind service update: Film previews new purpose-built SOV and offshore logistics concept

Siemens is pleased to announce the release of the new “teaser” film “Taking offshore wind service into new waters” for viewing online at Siemens’ Energy Channel and on YouTube. The next generation of offshore wind power plants will be located farther from shore and will require a unique and flexible logistics solution for efficient service

In the U.S., Gamesa will supply 95 G114-2.0 MW wind turbines to EDPR for the Waverly wind farm in Kansas.

Gamesa signs two agreements for the supply of 290 MW in the United States and Mexico

Gamesa, a global technology manufacturer in the wind energy industry, has signed two firm orders to supply 290 MW in North America: 100 MW in Mexico and 190 MW in the United States. In United States, Gamesa has reached an agreement with EDP Renováveis (EDPR) for the supply of 95 Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW turbines to

An installer working on a portion of the 80 kW hybrid rooftop installation.

World’s largest wind-solar hybrid installation unveiled in Jamaica

The world’s largest hybrid renewable energy project to date was recently commissioned on the rooftop of the Myers, Fletcher, & Gordon (MFG) law firm in Kingston, Jamaica. Developed by WindStream Technologies, the landmark urban installation consists of 50 WindStream SolarMill units to harness available wind and solar resources. The SolarMill is a new distributed energy

These Lloyds-approved, watertight seals will protect vital equipment on the  production platform against salt water ingress which can be so damaging if cables are not properly sealed.

North Sea oilfield cables to be sealed by Roxtec

Cable and pipe-seal manufacturer Roxtec has won a major contract to supply one of the largest and deepest oil sea developments in the North Sea. Roxtec’s UK and Korean operations are working with global petroleum giant BP on its offshore oil and gas project called ‘Quad 204′ where it is building a new floating, production,

The HVDC platform installation is a major milestone for offshore grid expansion.

Siemens successfully installs third HVDC platform in the North Sea for TenneT

Siemens has completed installation of the offshore platform for the direct-current connection HelWin2. Working under contract from the German-Dutch grid operator TenneT, Siemens has thus achieved a decisive milestone of the German grid connection projects. “We have now installed three high-tech platforms for TenneT in the North Sea. The HelWin2 project is now in the

GN Renewable Investments will use Nordex’s N100/2500 wind turbines to power two projects in France.

Nordex delivers turn-key wind farms to France

Nordex has sold the French wind farm projects “Aubigeon” and “Les Touches” to the investment company GN Renewable Investments. “We are pleased to finalize the sale of two further projects in France developed by our own organization”, states Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard. The projects have been developed by Nordex in cooperation with

The data collected by the lidar will guide the manufacturer’s wind-turbine design decisions.

NPS purchases Wind Iris Lidar from Renewable NRG Systems to validate power curves, conduct product testing

Renewable NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, has supplied a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar system to Northern Power Systems Corp. for the purpose of performing power curve testing and validation of the NPS 100 wind turbine platform. The Wind Iris will be used to measure