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Wind turbine towers are set to reach heights of up to 170 meters with new construction techniques and materials, according to wind power engineering specialists K2 Management. Tower heights have grown steadily over the last decade as operators seek stronger [Read More]

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Spanish original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Gamesa recently confirmed it was in negotiations with Germany-based rival conglomerate Siemens. Now, the two are reportedly nearing completion of the merger, according to Reuters, which cites sources familiar with the deal. Specifically, the report [Read More]

Researchers with the DreamWind project are working to develop a chemical substance that will make it possible to separate composite materials from each other. This means that the fiberglass components from wind turbines will be recyclable in the future. In [Read More]

U.K.-based renewable energy developer Dulas has established a new headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, as the country prepares to meet its 2020 renewables targets. According to Dulas, the Republic of Ireland’s renewable energy industry has shown significant growth in the past [Read More]

 

GE Power Conversion says it has completed manufacturing the first serial permanent magnet generator (PMG) at GE’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, France. According to GE, this 6 MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its [Read More]

China’s overtaking the European Union (EU) for total installed wind energy capacity in 2015 is a wake-up call for EU policymakers, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). According to statistics from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China installed [Read More]

Oregon households and businesses will keep more money in their pockets if the state continues to grow wind energy resources, according to new data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The estimates come [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional 200 MW order in the U.S. from an unidentified customer. The contract includes supply and commissioning of 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as a five-year Active Output Management service agreement. According to [Read More]

Private-equity firm First Reserve has acquired the Mariah North Wind project from Mariah Acquisition. Upon completion, Mariah North Wind is expected to generate 230 MW of wind power, serving the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market in Parmer County, Texas, with [Read More]

Midwest Energy has signed a power purchase agreement with Westar Energy for 57 MW of wind energy from the Kingman Wind Energy Center, located in Kingman County, Kan. Midwest Energy is a customer-owned cooperative serving 50,000 electric and 42,000 natural [Read More]

DONG Energy has signed and completed an agreement to divest 50% of Burbo Bank Extension, a 258 MW U.K. offshore wind farm, to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, a parent company of the LEGO Group. Each investor will [Read More]

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