Monthly Archives: September 2015

Siemens secures the 500MW Bison Wind Energy Contract

  Minnesota Power’s 500MW Bison Wind Energy Center, located in North Dakota, has contracted Siemens as the service and maintenance provider for their 149 wind turbines.   The terms of agreement state that Siemens will provide 10 years of service … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 30, 2015 |

A new campaign is created to support renewables like wind energy

  A new campaign called People Power has been created by RenewableUK and the Solar Trade Association in an effort to oppose the UK government’s plans to cut funding of small-scale renewables like onshore wind energy.   According to its … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 28, 2015 |

Climate changes could boost wind energy production by 2%

  A recent study published in the Renewable Energy journal shows that changes in the Midwest climate could increase wind energy production by at least 2%.   The study, led by Robert Erhardt, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 24, 2015 |

A new small wind turbine can power your car

  Last April we posted a blog about the small wind turbine called the Trinity that was crowdfunded using Kickstarter. This year the same guys behind the original project have come up with scaled up versions of the trinity, in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 22, 2015 |

Vestas has designed a low wind 3.45MW wind turbine called the V136

  Vestas has just announced their new wind turbine, the v136, capable of generating power in low wind sites. It will be official unveiled at the Husum Wind 2015 fair tomorrow, September 15.   The new wind turbine is not … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 17, 2015 |

Amazon signs PPA for a wind farm in North Carolina

  Yet another large company has decided to invest in wind energy, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, agrees to sign a $600 million PPA for the North Carolina wind farm, originally called The Desert Wind.   The wind farm project is … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 14, 2015 |

GDF SUEZ Energy UK wins a huge PPA with Aikengall II wind farm

  GDF SUEZ Energy UK has recently won a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) from Community Windpower’s Aikengall II wind farm.   The Aikengall II wind farm is expected to produce 250GWh of energy each year which can power up to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 10, 2015 |

Most people in the UK prefer wind turbines to fracking wells

  A recent survey in the UK, conducted by the ICM for Co-operative Energy, shows that most respondents would prefer to live next to wind turbines than fracking wells.   Of the 2000 people who responded to the survey, 65% … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 7, 2015 |

The small wind turbine market is expected to grow to $1.8 Billion by 2019

  Research and Markets has released their 2015-2019 forecast for the small wind turbine market and believe the industry will grow by a CAGR of 19.5% (with the on-grid segment growing by a CAGR of 20.1%).   Here’s a snippet … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 4, 2015 |

Limits found in wind farm power generation

  A recent study has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by an international group of researchers, from the University of Kansas, to determine the limits of wind farm power generation.   The results show that … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 2, 2015 |