AWS Truepower & Enerpark Inżynieria Wiatrowa partner to serve Eastern Europe

This relationship will expand renewable energy services to Poland, Ukraine, Russia and other Eastern Europe countries AWS Truepower LLC and Enerpark Inżynieria Wiatrowa announced a strategic partnership to provide renewable energy consulting services to Poland, Ukraine, and growing renewable markets in Russia and Eastern Europe. Drawing from years of expertise and experience, the partnership will

Turbines with a high capacity factor of almost 40% mean non-coastal locations are economically viable.

Nordex making sales in German light-wind areas

The Nordex Group’s German business is continuing to grow in the light wind sector. In the first few weeks of the year, it gained a total of 84 MW in new orders for its N117/2400 wind turbine. Most of these projects had previously been conditional order backlog, which entailed around 300 MW at the end

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White Construction puts up a dozen projects in 2012

White Construction Inc. and its Canadian subsidiary H.B. White Canada Corp. built 1,113 MW of renewable energy projects in 2012, the company said. White, a subsidiary of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives LLC, provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for wind and solar energy generating facilities. White Construction and H.B. White Canada completed the following

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Wind now 10% of electricity in nine states, over 20% in Iowa, South Dakota

This article comes from American Wind Energy Association. Impressive numbers from the wind industry’s record-breaking 2012 continued to come out with news that American wind power generation jumped 17% last year, producing more than 10% of the electricity in nine states, up from the five that hit double digits in 2011. Those numbers are likely

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7 windpower history facts to know

There is more to the windpower industry than kilowatt-hours. For instance, the first recorded wind mills come from — where else — China, about 200 BC. Here are a few other fun facts to share. Wind is the natural movement of air, but many don’t know it is caused by the Earth’s surface being unevenly

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Campbell Scientific weather station monitors California wind farm

CalWind Resources owns and operates a wind farm in Tehachapi, California that has been in operation many years. A new requirement to report data to the California Independent System Operator (ISO) means CalWind had to procure and install new measurement and communication equipment. Campbell Scientific equipment was chosen to meet those needs. California ISO operates

TransAlta Corporation’s New Richmond Wind Facility located in Québec.

TransAlta’s New Richmond Wind Farm commissioned in Québec

TransAlta Corporation announces completion of the New Richmond Wind Facility located in the wind-rich Gaspésie area of Québec. New Richmond was officially commissioned early this morning, when TransAlta’s turbines were energized to the Hydro-Québec grid. New Richmond’s commissioning adds 68MW of renewable energy to the province’s supply; enough to meet the needs of approximately 11,000


From site assessment to O&M, distributed wind developer does it all

In an era of big corporations, one developer has gone decidedly small. One turbine at a time, Foundation Windpower has crisscrossed California and installed over 22 MW’s worth of wind machines. The company seeks out large businesses with high energy costs, such as a Safeway grocery distribution center in Tracy or a similar Walmart facility


Wind Talk: Is windpower being overestimated?

Welcome to another edition of Wind Talk, a Windpower Engineering and Development podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from industry newsmakers in their own words. In this podcast, David Keith, Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences discusses his latest research in mesoscale atmospheric modeling that

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CCR tilts up a 100m met tower

Capital City Renewables (CCR) recently installed a 100m (330-foot) tilt-up meteorological tower in Colorado. This is the second 100-m met tower of its kind in North America – one that can be climbed and easily moved after tilting it down. The lightweight aluminum lattice tower was assembled on the ground, complete with anemometers and wind