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Vestas has expanded its 2 MW wind turbine platform with two new variants: the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW, designed to deliver a higher power output in areas with medium, low and ultra-low wind. Featuring 116- and 120-meter rotors, the [Read More]


Recent Wind Power News

A DNV GL-led joint industry project called WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection) has completed its first phase, determining that wind power can be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase, which [Read More]

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) has announced that California’s Great America – a 100-acre amusement park in Santa Clara – will cover 100% of its electricity use with wind power through SVP’s Santa Clara Green Power program. Santa Clara Green Power [Read More]

To mark Earth Day 2017, the Hawaiian Electric Cos. are highlighting their progress in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Importantly, the Hawaiian Electric Cos. reached a milestone last year when 26% of the electricity used [Read More]

 

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has allocated a combined $1 million for two new grant programs specifically targeting the offshore wind industry: the Offshore Wind Business Development Grant Program and the Offshore Wind Workforce Development Grant Program. The Offshore Wind [Read More]

A new start-up, WindShare LLC, is offering a crowdfunding method for consumers to support the development of community wind projects. Through WindShare, investors can provide capital to wind developers, which then use the funds to secure land leases and build [Read More]


The City of Mercer Island, Wash., has announced a commitment to run exclusively on wind power starting in 2019. Mercer Island plans to buy 20 years of wind power to replace its current mix of electricity for its city operations. Currently, [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

The long-running case over the impacts of a proposed wind farm on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon has been put to an end by a federal district court, the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) and Audubon Society of Portland have [Read More]

In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur recently awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea. DONG Energy submitted six projects in the bid and won with the following [Read More]

Suzlon Group has won its fifth order from independent power producer (IPP) ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. for a 100.80 MW wind project in Madhya Pradesh, India. Suzlon will install 48 units of its latest S111 120-meter wind turbines, each [Read More]

To partially fund its wind energy and solar photovoltaic projects in Chile, Acciona has signed a EUR 100 million green loan with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). According to Acciona, green loans are regulated under the same criteria as green [Read More]

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alterra Power Corp. has acquired the Boswell Springs project, a 320 MW wind development portfolio in Albany County, Wyo. Alterra acquired the project from Boulder, Colo.-based Intermountain Wind LLC, along with certain partners and affiliates. Intermountain was [Read More]

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