AWS Truepower releases wind trend bulletins

AWS Truepower, LLC, a renewable energy consulting and information service, has released its quarterly analytical Wind Trends Bulletins for Europe, India, and North America. Each report independently reviews wind resource performance based on AWS Truepower’s long-term simulated wind resource data set. Third quarter key findings indicate that wind speeds varied throughout these regions. Europe: Most


2013 scholarship program opens with 1 at $5,000 and 15 at $3,000

 A U.S.-based wind energy company has announced that applications are now open and available online for its annual 2013 scholarship program. Entering its fourth full year, First Wind Scholars will make scholarships available to qualified high school seniors in communities where the company currently has projects in operation or in advanced stages of development. As part

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Funding awarded for first U.S. freshwater offshore wind project

The DOE recently announced $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. Through a one-year cooperative agreement, the DOE has committed $4 million to support the advancement of the offshore wind energy project known as

The Pacific Orca is powered by eight diesel-electric generator sets, each rated at 3.2 MW. A dynamic positioning class-two control system maintains the position and heading of the vessel. For maneuvering, the vessel is fitted with four 3.8 MW azimuth stern thrusters, two 2.2 MW bow retractable azimuth thrusters, and two 2.2 MW bow tunnel thrusters

Six legged ship lends a hand to building offshore wind farms

North Sea wind farm installations will soon get a hand from a six-legged ship capable of raising itself over water as deep as 75m. Lifting the ship above the water is necessary to stabilize it as workers assemble the tower, nacelle, and rotor. “The Pacific Orca is the largest wind farm installation ship ever built,”

Endurance commissioned its first E-3120 50 kW wind turbine in January 2010.

Small wind fleet hits over 2 million hours in less than 3 yrs

A manufacturer of advanced distributed 5 to 50 kW wind turbines and future manufacturer of Norwin’s mid-size wind turbines, is pleased to announce that its E-3120, 50 kW wind turbine has successfully reached more than two million fleet hours of operation in less than three years. Endurance commissioned its first E-3120 50 kW wind turbine


Offshore grouting company opens new office in Bremen, Germany

Subsea and offshore grouting specialists, FoundOcean, recently announced the opening of its new office in Bremen, Germany. Following exceptional growth in the last two years, the company is now expanding to maintain its presence in one of the key markets for the offshore wind industry. “Germany’s offshore wind sector holds a great deal of potential


New leadership elected to meet growing opportunities and challenges

The Wind Coalition today announced the selection of new leadership, including a new president and vice president, among five executive committee members that will help guide the coalition’s efforts in the South-Central United States. “Wind energy is the fastest growing sector of the energy economy, responsible for tens of thousands of jobs, billions in investment,

Ampair RE powered met mast

U.K. manufacturer to produce RE-powered offshore “met mast”

U.K.-based small wind turbine and power-system manufacturer Ampair, says it has won a contract to supply GL Garrad Hassan with a hybrid renewable energy system and control room for Celtic Arrays wind farms planned for the Irish Sea. The equipment will be manufactured at Ampair’s factory in Dorset. “The contract is for the design and

GE 1.5 MW turbines with 77m rotors will power Gros-Morne Phase II.

Largest wind farm in Canada commissioned in Québec

Cartier Wind Energy announced the operation of its Gros-Morne Phase II wind project, powered by 74 GE, 1.5-77 wind turbines and located in the Gaspésie region of Québec. The amount of energy generated by the Gros-Morne wind farm can power about 20,000 homes in province of Québec. Gros-Morne I and II combined is the largest

Meteo-Logic says its service meets specific requirements for real-time forecast (example in picture) add-ons for turbine management systems, turbine manufacturers, and consulting companies specializing in renewable energy.

Forecasting service claimed more accurate than others

A technology company that provides accurate, location-based, automatic weather and power forecasts, has introduced  prediction services for the renewable energy market. Meteo-Logic says its custom-made accurate power and weather forecasting service is intended to meet the needs of businesses in the renewable energy market that require the highest level of accuracy to enhance overall planning