Monthly Archives: October 2017

AWEA report shows a 27% increase in wind energy

  The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released its U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2017 Market Report and shows a 27% increase of wind capacity under construction or in advanced development. That’s roughly 29,634MW of wind to power the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 31, 2017 |

Do you know why wind turbines are painted white?

  Many wind industry professionals may not be able to explain why wind turbines are white, but there are several reasons for this choice of color.   Firstly, painting the wind turbine white allows the light from the sun to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 26, 2017 |

Amazon makes a buzz while announcing wind farm operations

  Amazon announces the start of operations for their largest wind farm to date, located in Scurry County, Texas.   The Amazon Wind Farm Texas project will generate enough electricity to power 90,000 homes and provide 1,000,000 MWh of energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 24, 2017 |

Orenda Energy will be attending the Farm Business Show!

  Orenda Energy will be attending the Farm Business Show in Birmingham, November 8-9.   Come visit us at stand #1047!   A little bit about us: Orenda Energy Solutions generates income and delivers sustainability for its customers, by providing … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 20, 2017 |

Siemens opens wind turbine blade plant in Morocco

  Siemens Gamesa has recent inaugurated their first wind turbine blade plant in Tangier Morocco, which is ideally situated between Europe and Africa.   The 37,500 square meter plant will provide 600 jobs with an additional 500 auxiliary jobs and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 19, 2017 |

Microsoft signs agreement with GE for more wind energy

  Microsoft has signed an agreement with GE to add 37MW of wind energy in Ireland to support the growing demand of its services in the country.   The 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) has Microsoft purchasing 100% of the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 17, 2017 |

Senvion to supply wind farm in Argentina

  Senvion has recently been awarded a 97MW wind farm project with EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) located in Argentina.   The Los Hercules wind farm will be located in the Deseado department in the southern province of Santa Cruz … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 12, 2017 |

The Mongolian Tsetsii Wind Farm has begun commercial operations

  Clean Energy Asia, SB Energy of the SoftBank Group and Newcom have recently announced that their Tsetsii Wind Farm, located in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, has begun commercial operations.   The 50MW project is composed of 25 wind … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 10, 2017 |

The biggest onshore wind farm in Wales has officially opened

  Vattenfall has officially opened the 228MW Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project, the largest onshore wind farm located in Wales.   The First Minister of Wales and the CEO of Vattenfall were in attendance for the inauguration and revealed … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 5, 2017 |

Siemens Gamesa awarded 96.6MW onshore wind project

  Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a 96.6MW onshore wind project called Sørfjord Vindpark, located in Tysfjord, Northern Norway (only accessible by boat or helicopter.   The wind power plant will consist of 23 of their Onshore Direct Drive OptimaFlex, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 3, 2017 |