Report identifies Denmark as a leading wind power market

Extensive government support and wind turbine technology modernization will assist the continued growth of Denmark’s cumulative offshore wind power installed capacity, from 1.27 GW in 2013 to 2.24 GW by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s report, Offshore Wind Turbines and Foundations – Global Market Size, Market Share, Regulations and Key Country


Siemens signs largest onshore service agreement to date

Siemens recently signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects in Iowa. This represents the largest onshore service agreement to date for Siemens globally. Combined, these 12 wind projects have a capacity of more than 2.2 GW, enough to provide approximately 665,000 average

137 wind turbines for two wind projects in Ontario. Siemens will supply 91 units of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines and 46 SWT-2.3-113.

Ontario generates more wind power

Siemens’ Wind Power and Renewables Division has received two new orders for onshore wind projects in Ontario, Canada. The contracts include the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 137 wind turbines rated at 2.3 MW. Of those, Siemens will supply 91 units of its SWT-2.3-101 turbines to Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy

GE wind turbines at McLean’s Mountain in Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

GE achieves 1,500 wind turbines installed in Canada

GE today announced it has achieved its 1,500th installed wind turbine in Canada, bringing GE’s total of installed wind capacity across Canada to 2 gigawatts (GW)—or enough equivalent energy to power over 435,000 Canadian homes. GE is celebrating this milestone with wind industry peers at this week’s CanWEA 2014 Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition in

Hello, America. Steel goes into the Atlantic coast waters this year and next for the first U.S. offshore wind farms.

U.S. on schedule to meet 20% wind power by 2030 says AWEA CEO Kiernan

It’s an exciting time to be in the wind industry. It boasts of over 62,000 MW of onshore wind generated power, 14,000 MW more in construction, and initial offshore construction begins in East-coast waters this year and next. Those were the opening comments from an enthusiastic AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan at the recent AWEA Offshore

33 GE 1.5-82.5 wind turbines will generate power for the Sapphire wind farm.

GE expands global wind presence with first order in Pakistan

Executing on growing the presence of renewable energy around the world, GE today announced it will supply equipment and procurement contractor HydroChina and wind farm customer Sapphire with 33 GE 1.5-82.5 wind turbines for the Sapphire Wind Power farm in the southeastern Pakistani province of Sindh, located outside the provincial capital of Karachi. GE will

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,