Onshore

Siemens to Supply 140 Turbines for Scottish Windfarm

Siemens Power Generation has been awarded a contract by Scottish Power for US$440 million to deliver 140 wind turbines for Europe's largest onshore wind farm, the Whitelee Wind Farm located south of Glasgow in Scotland.

Scotland Starts Work on 140-Turbine Onshore Windfarm

Construction began this week on the 322-megawatt (MW) Whitelee windfarm project in Scotland. The onshore windfarm -- with its planned 140 wind turbines -- is part of the country's aggressive goal to have 18 percent of electricity generated in Scotland come from renewable sources by 2010 and 40 percent by 2020.

UK’s Onshore Wind Power Proves Triumphant

Published results of an extensive study of the UK's wind resource reveal the UK has the best onshore wind resource compared to other countries, ultimately shoring up the UK Government's efforts to harness the wind's potential to help meet escalating energy requirements.

UK Approves First South East Onshore Wind Project

The Kent region of the UK is set to make a major contribution to the advance of commercial wind power with the government's green light for a wind farm on Romney Marsh.

Initiative Aims to Improve UK Wind Permitting Process

Wind developers and local authorities throughout South West England are being urged to adopt a pioneering new model of best practice in public engagement around wind energy developments, as Regen SW launches its Wind Protocol.

NREL Wind Turbine Design Codes Certified

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that its wind turbine design codes - termed FAST and ADAMS -- can now be used for worldwide turbine certification.

Scotland on the Road to Meeting Renewables Targets

Scotland is well placed to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets, according to a report published by the Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland (FREDS). The report, by the Forum's sub-group on Future Generation, looks at the role and challenges renewable energy will face up to 2020. It confirms that there are no technical obstacles involved in connecting the required new generation to the electricity network, although there will be upgrades and new investment required.

UK Powers Up 1000th Wind Turbine

Britain's wind industry reached a symbolic landmark as the 1000th commercial wind turbine in the UK was commissioned. Although still a modest achievement compared to Germany's almost 14,000 machines and Denmark's 6,500 turbines, the breakthrough is expected to be swiftly followed by the 2000th wind turbine.

Wind Tower Manufacturing to Scotland

Decemeber 20, 2002 The former oil fabrication yard at Arnish on the outskirts of Stornoway, Scotland, will once again become a site of manufacturing activity as wind tower manufacturers, Cambrian Engineering, moves...

Wind Power Blowing Strong in Brighton

The "most successful renewables conference in the most successful year for wind power" was the take-home message from the British Wind Energy Association's 24th annual conference and exhibition held in Brighton last week...