Monthly Archives: June 2016

New wind turbines to replace old in Germany

  Many of Germany’s wind turbine projects began in the late 1990’s and are now faced with declining output, thanks to wear and tear. Now with newer technologies surpassing old, and larger available wind turbines, it makes sense to start … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 30, 2016 |

The world’s longest wind turbine blade has been built

Adwen and LM Wind Power have joined forces in order to create the longest wind turbine blade in the world.   The blade is 88.4m long and was specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 8MW wind turbine which will have … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 28, 2016 |

Scottish government invests £1.5m in offshore wind

  The Scottish government has decided to invest £1.5m in offshore wind for the purpose of increasing innovation, reducing costs and encouraging further investments from other organizations and investors.   According to the press release, the Carbon Trust will fund … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 23, 2016 |

Wind turbine manufacturers, Siemens and Gamesa, to merge

  Siemen’s AG and Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA , two large wind turbine manufacturers have recently completed negotiations to move forward on an $11 billion merger. Although a deal has been negotiated, the merger is still required to move through shareholder … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 21, 2016 |

Alberta’s Bull Creek Wind Farm has been officially commissioned

  BluEarth Renewable Inc. has officially commissioned the Bull Creek Wind Farm this week, in Alberta, Canada.   The 29MW wind farm (made up of 17 GE wind turbines) has been operational since January and is expected to pump roughly … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 16, 2016 |

Wind turbine sales to boost thanks to the Paris Agreement

  According to a new report from Moody’s, wind turbine manufacturer sales will get a boost thanks to the agreement signed at the Climate Change Conference in Paris.   Over 160 countries signed the Paris Agreement, which hopes to limit … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 13, 2016 |

Wind power giant takes on 36,000 more investors in latest IPO

  Dong Energy, the leader in offshore wind power, has 36,000 more investors thanks to their latest IPO, bringing the company’s total worth to £11 billion.   Once operational by 2020, the company will own the largest offshore wind farm … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 10, 2016 |

Lake Erie wind farm receives $40 million in government funding

  The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has invested $40 million into the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America.   Local wind energy firms were vying for the project, and finally Lake Erie Energy Development Co (LEEDCo) … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 9, 2016 |

Renewable energy to generate 70% of electricity on Galapagos in the near future

  Renewable energy has replaced millions of liters of diesel, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, preserved endangered species and currently meets 30% of the electricity demands of the Galapagos Islands.   Ecuador’s famous and biodiverse archipelago, made up of 19 islands … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 2, 2016 |