Monthly Archives: March 2015

The 210MW Westermost Rough Wind Farm is nearing completion

  The UK’s €1bn offshore wind farm, called Westermost Rough, is almost complete, as the last of its 35 wind turbines has been lifted into place this week; a special jack-up vessel, called the Sea Challenger was used for this … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 31, 2015 |

Gaelectric acquires interest in two wind farms in Ireland

  An Irish renewable energy company called Gaelectric has acquired interest in two wind farms, one in Kilkenny and the other in Tipperary, Ireland.   Gaelectric will own 100% of the Ballybay Wind Farm (13.8MW of wind power), and 50% … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 30, 2015 |

Siemens signs agreement for the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm

  Siemens has signed an agreement with Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Ltd. to provide service and maintenance for the next 15 years at the Northern Wales wind farm.   The company has already been providing maintenance to the 25 operational … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 27, 2015 |

ACCIONA Windpower becomes a part of the 195MW wind farm joint venture

    The ACCIONA Windpower group will be part of a joint venture with Atlantic Energias Renováveis and Actis in developing a 195MW wind farm in Brazil. This new contract will bring their sold capacity to 1,020MW of their AW3000 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 27, 2015 |

DOE offers $1.8 million in funding for larger wind turbine blades

  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades. The money is meant to support R&D costs for manufacturing, transportation, and assembly of blades larger than 60 meters. … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 17, 2015 |

Siemens increases output of their 6MW offshore wind turbine by 10%!

  Siemen’s 6MW offshore wind turbine, the SWT-6.0-154, just recently got an upgrade to 7MW thanks to changes done by their engineers.   According to their press release:   ‘Stronger permanent magnets and generator segments in the permanent magnet generator … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 17, 2015 |

The small to medium wind industry is expected to grow to $2.4 billion in revenue by 2023

  According to Navigant Research, the global small to medium wind turbine (SMWT) market is expected to reach $2.4 billion in revenue by 2023. To give a comparison, the current state of the SMWT market for 2015 is approximately $1 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 10, 2015 |

Over 100 XZERES small wind turbines will be installed in Japan

  XZERES is a ‘global renewable energy solutions’ company which focuses on grid connected small wind turbines at 10kW and 2.5kW. The company has sold more than 100 units of their popular 10kW system, the XZERES 442SR Small Wind Turbine … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 9, 2015 |

AMERICAN CONSORTIUM MAKES SIGNIFICANT PURCHASE OF ORENDA 51kW TURBINES

      The UK and Italy earmarked for anticipated growth —-Investment underpins Orenda claim for manufacturing ‘best in class’ financial return wind turbine system for investment   Livingston, Scotland; 25TH February 2015; An independent consortium of high net worth … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 9, 2015 |

Financing has been complete for the first offshore wind farm in the US

  Deepwater Wind has announced that they have secured all required financing ($290 million) to move forward with their wind farm project near Block Island.   The project is already under construction, as the owners had invested $70 million of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 4, 2015 |