Wind Power

Offshore wind energy company Ailes Marine has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the provision of 62 offshore wind turbines. The wind turbines will be installed at the 496-MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore power plant in France. The two companies have also signed a 10-year wind turbine maintenance service deal. The Nacelles and blades...
Solar

Research from Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveals there is ample evidence of developer appetite for future renewables investments in the UK. The research highlights the total capacity of tracked sites in the pipeline stands at 38.7GW across 845 locations. The majority of projects are classed as ‘awaiting construction’, accounting for 22.9GW of the pipeline. Lucy Dolton,...
Wind Power

Siemens Gamesa has unveiled its new 14MW SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine, the largest capacity wind turbine in the world. The turbine, which beats out competitor GE Renewable Energy’s 12MW Haliade X turbine, features 108-metre-long blades, on a 222-meter diameter rotor, and capacity can be boosted to 15MW using proprietary technology. One turbine produces enough...
Wind Power

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Vietnamese Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority have partnered on a development plan for the south-east Asian country’s estimated 160GW offshore wind energy potential. The report aims to help the Vietnamese government take steps to streamline the development process for projects and support the country’s 10-year power development plan....
Wind Power

Last call to send applications: Submission through the online portal by May 31, 2020. Iberdrola affiliate company, Vineyard Wind, has launched a new Startup Challenge calling for innovative ideas that use real-time data to monitor marine mammals in the vicinity of offshore wind farms. The awardees will take part in a startup accelerator program run by Greentown...
Wind Power

Siemens Gamesa announced that it is working on a hybrid energy project in Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, which will provide stable electricity in a location with a weak link to the grid and reduce dependence on diesel fuel. The project will combine an existing 16-MW wind power facility and...
Wind Power

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, said on Tuesday that it received approval from Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) for its mammoth wind energy project. SWEPCO is proposing three wind facilities at North Central Energy Facilities, in Oklahoma, in conjunction with its sister company, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). SWEPCO...
Wind Power

Danish equipment manufacturer Vestas has set a new wind energy installation record. The company is the world’s first wind turbine manufacturer to install more than 10GW of wind energy capacity in a single year (2019), says Wood Mackenzie. Vestas’ wind energy capacity connected with the grid increased from 1.5GW in 2018 in 35 markets to 11.3GW in 2019....