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After hitting a major milestone, Siemens sets sights on growing investments

Siemens Energy recently announced it reached 10 GW of installed wind capacity in the Americas. This achievement highlights the company’s continued success and its commitment to the wind-energy industry. Kirk Edelman, CEO of Siemens Financial Services’ Project and Structured Finance – Energy business, joins us to discuss hitting this major milestone, investment trends, and the

The 72 offshore wind turbines of the type SWT-4.0-130 for Sandbank offshore wind power plant will be rated at 4 megawatts each.

Siemens receives order for wind turbines and servicing for Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm. The project is being erected 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in water depths between 25 and 37 meters within the exclusive economic zone off the German North Sea coast. A pioneering service

The chart plots monthly wind speed variations at a Baltic offshore wind site.

Update on smart blade-load management and maintenance ideas

Smart loads management strategies for mitigating damage in blades is being studied by Phillip Richards of the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of Sandia Lab’s Offshore Structural Health and Prognostics Management project. As an alternative to shutting a turbine down once blade damage is detected, a load mitigating control strategy lets the turbine continue

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Webinar: Wind project site evaluations and their impact on development and longer-term asset management

This webinar was recorded on August 26, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch this webinar on demand. Site evaluations at potential wind farm sites are essential for good estimates of annual wind speeds there. Preliminary wind data increases the profitability and reliability of the wind farm because it allows selecting a turbine technology

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Statement from DWEA Executive Director, Jennifer Jenkins on 2013 Distributed Wind Market Report

The Department of Energy’s 2013 Distributed Wind Market report highlights American manufacturing success story “The Distributed Wind Market Report issued by the Department of Energy underscores what an American small business success story this industry is and the market is on track to outpace last year’s deployments by a significant margin. This is a homegrown

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Two Ohio wind energy projects on hold after legislative changes

This article,from law firm Bricker & Eckler, is authored by J. Thomas Siwo Iberdrola Renewables, the company that runs the existing Blue Creek Wind Farm, has said two “possible wind farm projects are ‘on hold’ after a pair of legislative actions changed the rules on renewable energy” in Ohio, according to an article in The Lima

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TÜV SÜD PMSS advises U.S. on offshore wind cable spacing

PMSS America, Inc., the US division of global renewable energy consulting firm TÜV SÜD PMSS, supported by submarine cable specialists Red Penguin Associates Ltd. of the U.K., has been selected to provide strategic guidance to the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on cable spacing for U.S. offshore wind projects.

The 25.6-MW Atria Power wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial operations in September.

GE invests in Atria Power’s wind farms in India, supports $1 billion annual RE investment commitment

GE Energy Financial Services has invested equity in three Atria Power wind projects under construction in India, supporting GE’s commitment to invest USD $1 billion annually in renewable energy projects worldwide. The wind farms will have a combined capacity of 126 megawatts and will support the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s program to

NREL's Nate Blair and Suzanne Tegen take a look at NREL's Solar Prospector tool, which provides information about the sun's resource potential at any spot in the nation. Industry is using models created by NREL to plan for renewable energy installations.
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Investors find assistance with NREL wind and solar models

This article, from Nrel, is authored by Bill Scanlon Whenever utilities debate the merits of a wind farm or investors mull the potential return on a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, there’s a good chance that the performance and risk models created by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) come into play. Questions investors

The graph shows daily demand from July 3 to 7 and when Genscape and SPP alerted market participants to the likelihood of peak demand on July 7.

Genscape predicted peak power demand four days before it happened

Genscape, a provider of market intelligence in the United States electric power markets, forecasted the 42.5 GW peak demand seen on July 7, two days before SPP published its forecast. This peak demand is the highest thus far in SPP’s new Integrated Marketplace which launched on March 1st. Genscape’s early notice of the high demand day