Wind

GE seals ScanWind purchase deal

General Electric Co. has closed its purchase o f Norway’s ScanWind, which develops advanced drive train and controls for offshore wind turbine technologies that eliminates the need for gearboxes. Financial details were not disclosed. (Source: Boston.com,...

Siemens introduces Offshore Turbine

Siemens has released a 3.6 MW wind turbine featuring a 120 meter rotor diameter – the SWT-3.6-120 turbine. This new turbine will be equipped with 58.5 meter long rotor blades and has a swept area of 11,300 square meters, which is equivalent to nearly two...

Offshore Wind for Europe

According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), offshore wind turbines could meet 13-17 % of Europe’s electricity need in 2030 if wind power projects get sufficient support. The EWEA’s targets are for Europe’s offshore installed wind power...

U.S. House passes Wind Energy R&D Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009. The bill requires the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program of research and development to improve the energy efficiency, reliability, and capacity of wind turbines...

$5M for Turbine Manufacturing in KS

The Kansas State Finance Council has approved $5,000,000 US in bonds for a wind turbine nacelle manufacturing plant that Siemens Energy will establish in Hutchinson. German-based Siemens has a wind turbine blade plant in Fort Madison, Iowa and a wind turbine R&D...

A change in The Pickens Plan

T. Boone Pickens is suspending plans to build the world’s largest wind farm as proposed under “The Pickens Plan”, and is choosing instead to build three or four smaller wind projects at an estimated cost of $ 2 billion US at potential locations in...

Green Energy Technologies installs first turbine in Ohio

Akron, Ohio-based Green Energy Technologies LLC has unveiled its first commercially installed WindCube┬« , which is expected to generate 150,000 kWh/year, on the roof of the new Crown Battery Renewable Energy Center in Port Clinton’s Lake Erie Business Park....

Duke seals Colorado Wind Power deal

The Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has signed a 20-year agreement with a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp. to purchase the output of a new 51 MW wind farm to be built in east-central Colorado, near Burlington in Kit Carso n County. The Kit Carson...

Deepwater Wind signs $20.7 mn US Wind Turbine

Following up on a deal last identified in our May 19, 2009 edition, Deepwater Wind Rhode Island LLC has signed a 10-year, $20.7 million agreement to lease 117 acres of land at the Quonset Business Park for use as its regional manufacturing headquarters and local...

Britannia could still rule the Waves … and Wind Power

A report by the U.K.’s Carbon Trust indicates that Britain could become the largest producer of electricity from offshore wind by the end of the next decade. Focus for success: A new approach to commercializing low carbon technologies suggests that with...