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CASE STUDY: Building One of Chile’s Largest Wind Farms in Three Months

Wind energy has come a long way in Chile since the first wind farm was inaugurated in 2001, the Alto Baguales, a three-turbine farm...

Full-Field Wind Measurements Can Make Wind Power More Competitive

At present, the efficiency of a wind turbine cannot be accurately measured because of inadequate data on the wind field across the swept area...

GE Demonstrates Blade Extension Technology at WINDPOWER 2014

At WINDPOWER 2014 in Las Vegas, GE demonstrated its new blade extension technology which takes GE wind turbines from a 77-meter rotor to a...

Vestas Installs Next Generation Low-Wind Protype

Vestas has installed the first V110-2.0 MW prototype turbine at a test site in Høvsøre, Denmark. The turbine has produced its first kilowatt hour...

Siemens, Pattern Energy Agree to Long-Term Service Contract

Underscoring growing customer confidence in the valuable benefits Siemens Energy can provide with its flexible, longer term wind service agreements, the company has been...

Spider Provides Turnkey Blade Access with Largest Platform to Date

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently designed, manufactured and rigged its largest 360° Blade Access Platform (BAP) to date. The customer, Alstom, required access...

GDF SUEZ to Upgrade 19 Gamesa Turbines in France

Gamesa has landed a contract from La Compagnie du Vent, a wind energy subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, to upgrade 19 wind turbines in the...

ACoS Condition Monitoring System Reduces Cost of Energy

Cost of energy (CoE) is the key measure of wind turbine efficiency, as well as being a top priority for turbine operators. Condition monitoring...

CanWEA to Ontario PC Party: Reconsider Wind

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) recently urged the Ontario PC Party to reassess its energy policy platform, and to acknowledge that affordable energy...

NREL Hosts Race to Zero-Energy Homes

The campus of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sprang to life on a late April weekend as 28 teams of university...

EPA’s Clean Power Plan draws support from wind and environmental advocacy groups

On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan guidelines, seeking to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. According to the...

juwi Wind Chooses H.B. White Canada As EPC Contractor For Community Wind Farms In...

The wind energy projects, have been developed by juwi Wind Services Canada, on behalf of the project’s community and institutional owners. The selection was...

CanWEA Revamps Website for Better User Experience

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is inviting visitors to explore its exciting new website. Re-designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved...

Xcel Energy Retains Top Spot Among U.S. Wind Providers

For the tenth consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top wind energy provider, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s U.S....

Vestas, Mitsubishi Finalize Offshore Joint Venture

Final closing of the joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), dedicated to offshore wind power, has now taken place. The new...

Energy Department to Issue $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Technologies

The Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation today for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that...

DNV GL Announces Winners of Wind Energy Award for Young Professionals

DNV GL recently announced the winners of its 3rd Annual Wind Energy Award at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona. Themed “Innovative ideas for wind energy,” DNV...

PMG vs. DFIG—the Drivetrain Technology Debate

From The Switch In the wind power industry, the debate on which generator and converter option makes for the best modern wind turbine drivetrains is...

AWEA Report: Record Wind Farm Projects Under Construction

Wind energy continued its forward march in 2013 as an ever-growing piece of the mainstream U.S. electricity mix, with a record number of projects...

ABB Installs Record-Breaking EFD Induction System for Short-Circuit Ring Brazing

Power generation and distribution giant ABB recently installed the largest single-shot shortcircuit ring brazing system yet developed by EFD Induction. The system, which was...
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