Vestas installs new V120-2.0 MW prototype & intros 2.2-MW upgrade

  Vestas is improving energy production for its 2-MW platform in low and ultra-low wind conditions by installing a prototype V120-2.0 MW turbine with the ability to run in 2.2-MW Power Optimized Mode. At the same time, Vestas is introducing an upgraded 2.2-MW nominal rating turbine that expands the 2-MW platform into medium to low wind conditions

MITU sees potential for its WindShark vertical-axis turbine to power California’s cannabis sector

MITU Resources Inc. announced the planned commercial introduction of the company’s licensed WindShark self-starting, vertical-axis wind turbines within the regulated cannabis sector in California. One of the major factors effecting gross margins in the cannabis sector is the cost of the enormous quantity of electricity required to run a greenhouse or indoor grow facility. Experts

GE presents Haliade-X, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy unveiled its plan to develop the largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine: the Haliade-X. Featuring a 12-MW direct-drive generator and an industry leading gross capacity factor of 63% the Haliade-X will produce 45% more energy than any other offshore turbine available today. GE will invest more than $400 million over the next three

Rhode Island Convention Center Authority signs new wind deal

  Green Development LLC, a renewable energy solutions provider in Rhode Island, has announced a net-metering credit agreement with the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority (RICCA). RICCA will purchase, at a discounted rate, the electricity credits produced by one of Green Development’s seven wind turbines located in Johnston, RI, which are scheduled to become operational by year’s

How large offshore wind turbines are challenging bearing designs

Despite the challenges of constructing offshore turbines and their bearing designs, the capacity there is expected to grow as suitable land-based sites become scarcer and operators take advantage of the greater consistency of wind at sea.

Vestas secures 50-MW, American-made wind turbine order

Vestas has received an order for 50 MW of its V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6-MW Power Optimized Mode. The order adds to the more than 900 MW of announced V136-3.45 MW orders in the U.S. since Vestas received its first order for the turbine in October 2017. The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’

Ørsted and the University of Oxford partner to improve offshore wind foundations

Ørsted and the University of Oxford have signed a five-year research agreement to optimize the design of foundation structures for offshore wind turbines. More advanced geotechnical designs for foundations can make a major impact on cost reduction as the foundations contribute significantly to the overall wind-turbine capital costs. Ørsted is already working with several universities to

Siemens Gamesa intros new SG 2.7-129 turbine for the American market

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched the new SG 2.7-129 wind turbine, designed to address the diverse wind conditions in the U.S. By optimizing turbine technology to deliver a higher capacity factor at a lower cost of energy, the turbine delivers sustainable value for the full lifecycle of the project. “With an increase of

Siemens Gamesa to supply Ørsted’s 1,386-MW Hornsea Project Two

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish energy group Ørsted for the supply and service of wind turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, being developed in British waters, where it will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. This offshore wind farm, which

GE’s 2 MW-127 turbine selected for 2.9 GW of projects in North America

GE Renewable Energy announced that it secured commitments for 2.9 GW of its variably rated 2.2 to 2.5-MW onshore wind turbine with a 127-meter rotor in North America. Some of the largest commitments are for projects with Invenergy, Lincoln Clean Energy, and Avangrid Renewables. Featuring the best-in-class capacity factor, the 2 MW-127 demonstrates the next