Wind Blade Research Hub to support development of next-generation turbine blades

A £2.3million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year partnership has its sights set on building more efficient blades that harness more energy from the wind, which will

Senvion closes contract for 42-MW Serbian Alibunar wind farm

Senvion, manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed the financial contract for the Alibunar wind farm in Serbia with Elicio NV, for the delivery, installation, and commissioning of 21 Senvion MM100 turbines. Alibunar is located close to the Malibunar wind farm, where four Senvion MM100 turbines will be installed in the second half of this year

Vestas introduces rating of 4.2 MW and three new turbine variants

The announcement introduces the fourth generation of the platform since its launch in 2010 and takes the platform’s turbine portfolio to eight turbines, including the three new variants: V117-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW, and V150-4.0/4.2 MW. With its introduction, the V150-4.0/4.2 MW offers the largest rotor in its class and becomes the highest yielding onshore turbine

ABB’s microgrid to integrate wind and solar power in Aruba

ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba, the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. A popular tourism destination,

Energy Department invests $7.5 million to improve electric grid

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced an award of $7.5 million for a joint U.S.-India 5-year project that will help advance the development of the power grid. The Indian Ministry of Science and Technology and industry partners will match DOE’s commitment, bringing the total commitment to $30 million. This initiative, supported by DOE’s Office of

EDF to supply Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency with 100 MW of wind energy

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has signed an agreement to supply Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) with 100 MW of wind energy from the Stoneray Wind Project in Minnesota beginning in 2020. Construction is expected to commence in early 2018 with an anticipated commercial operation date (COD) of December 2018. Stoneray Wind Project, located

NYSERDA announces $6.3 million for emerging energy storage technologies that support the grid

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that up to $6.3 million is available for energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in New York State. The funding is part of the state’s long-term investment in the energy storage sector and supports Governor

Wisconsin Power and Light issues proposal for more wind power

Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit bids for wind energy resources. Below is a summary of the requirements of the RFP and instructions to initiate the registration process for prospective bidders. The RFP documents contain guidelines and requirements for proposals including, but not limited to:

Unlocking Ohio wind resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

Ohio Senate lawmakers advanced an important fix to wind-turbine setback policy in the state’s proposed biennial budget. The state’s setback policy, among the most restrictive in the nation, has effectively stopped new wind-power development – and the jobs that come along with it – since passing in 2014. “The Ohio Senate took a stand for

Global wind O&M market set to hit $27.4 billion by 2025

The global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is set to grow from just over $13.7 billion in 2016 to around $27.4 billion by 2025, representing a compound annual growth rate of 8.0%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that the O&M of a wind farm is essential as it contributes