Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind hub

At a press event, the company reiterated its mission to use its technologies in offshore wind power, gas-fired power generation and energy efficiency via digitalization to help establish a sustainable energy future for Taiwan. President Tsai Ing-wen recently announced the latest energy mix plan for Taiwan in 2015 – 20 percent renewable, 50 percent natural […]

Direct Drive Wind Turbine Market Value Chain and Forecast 2015-2025

Wind is one the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. With the accelerating electricity consumption and increasing threat from the green-house effect and consequential environmental degradation, all the industries are stepping forward into the reduction of energy consumption and loss of energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Carbon fibre: the wonder material with a dirty secret

Researchers are scrambling for ways to get the strong, light material out of landfill and make it ready for recycling and reuse Carbon fibre is increasingly celebrated as a wonder material for the clean economy. Its unique combination of high strength and low weight has helped drive the wind power revolution and make planes more […]

Xcel announces plans to increase wind energy production by 75 percent

Xcel Energy made regulatory filings on Tuesday to build two new wind energy developments on the South Plains and Eastern New Mexico and enter a long-term contract at two existing sites, adding 1,230 megawatts – enough to power 440,000 homes – to its regional system. The company plans to build the Sagamore Wind Project in […]

City of Charlottesville Passes Resolution Asking Congress to Fund…

Charlottesville, Va., City Council Monday evening, March 20, 2017, passed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's budget proposal, which shifts funding to the military from many other programs. The draft resolution brought up for consideration reads as follows. View full post on Wind Power News

EU clears General Electric acquisition of LM Wind Power

The European Union has cleared General Electric's planned $1.65 billion acquisition of LM Wind Power , a Denmark-based manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines. The EU's executive Commission said Monday that the takeover was approved unconditionally because the combined company “would continue to face effective competition in Europe.” View full post on Wind Power […]

Wind energy firm trying again for OK of cross-country line

A renewable energy company is again facing opposition as it seeks one of the final pieces of regulatory approval needed to carry wind power from the nation's heartland to the east. Missouri utility regulators began hearing testimony Monday on a request from Clean Line Energy to build a high-voltage transmission line from western Kansas across […]

Elon Musk, meet Port Augusta: four renewable energy projects ready to go

Pumped hydro, big battery, solar thermal and solar PV and storage projects are already planned for South Australia’s power network When it comes to South Australia’s radical plans for energy storage to support its power network, all roads lead to Port Augusta – or all transmission lines, that is. Proponents of projects that include energy […]

BCPG signs deal to buy stake in Philippines wind power plant

Thailand-based BCPG has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire an interest in a 50-megawatt wind power project in the Philippines as part of its Asian expansion. The company's president Bundit Sapianchai said BCPG signed the agreement with CAIF III Pte Ltd on Friday to acquire an interest in PetroWind Energy Inc, a “major […]

Wind power blows through nuclear, coal as costs drop at sea

A fishing vessel travels in Block Island Sound, with one of the five, 6-megawatt wind turbine generators, comprising the first offshore wind farm in the United States, in the background. Water tends to corrode and short out circuits. View full post on Wind Power News