Monthly Archives: February 2016

South Africa hits wind power milestone of 1GW capacity

  According to the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), more than half a million households are being supplied electricity thanks to wind power. The country has now hit the 1GW milestone, with 3GW of additional capacity in the pipeline. … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 29, 2016 |

North Dakota State University Prof awarded grant for wind energy study

North Dakota State University (NDSU) assistant professor Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri has been given a grant of $502,810 to study wind energy in North Dakota. The grant has been awarded by the National Science Foundation in order to determine wind availability … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 25, 2016 |

Orenda Energy – Local farmers urged ‘pledge a field to reap a financial windfall’

   LOCAL FARMERS URGED ‘PLEDGE A FIELD TO REAP A FINANCIAL WINDFALL’   ·         Opportunities for local farmers to secure several thousands of pounds per annum by making a field available for small scale wind investment ·         Farm usage is … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 25, 2016 |

Global wind energy capacity is now higher than nuclear

  According to the Global Wind Energy Council’s Global Wind Statistics for 2015, total global wind energy capacity reached 432.42GW, which shows a cumulative growth of 17%.   China surpassed Europe in total wind energy capacity with 145.1GW while EU … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 23, 2016 |

North American Energy Ministers sign a Memo of Understanding

  North American Energy Ministers met last week to discuss the ‘importance of trilateral cooperation’ as well as a continental approach to energy. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy were … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 18, 2016 |

Michigan to surpass renewable energy mandate for 2015

  The Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) sixth annual report shows that 9.1% of Michigan’s electricity requirements were being met by renewable energy back in 2014. In 2015, that percentage is expected to be above the 10% requirement set by … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 17, 2016 |

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds supports wind turbines

  The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is supporting a wind turbine at Sandy in Bedfordshire, located at their headquarters and one of its nature reserves.   The locale is known as The Lodge and is home … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 11, 2016 |

Wind power provided 48% of Scotland’s electricity needs in January

  WWF Scotland analyzed WeatherEnergy reports to determine how much electricity was generated through wind power for the country.   It turns out that 1,125,544 Megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity was supplied to the national grid thanks to wind power. … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 8, 2016 |

The 180MW Armow Wind Power facility is fully operational in Ontario

  The Armow Wind Power facility located in Ontario is now full operational and has the ability to power 70,000 Ontario homes every year.   Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) worked together on … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 4, 2016 |

Sandia is planning a wind turbine with 200m blades

  SNL is based in the US and ‘seeks to support the creation of a secure energy future for the US by using its capabilities to enable an uninterrupted and enduring supply of energy from domestic sources, and to assure … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on February 1, 2016 |