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Siemens has received orders for five HVDC offshore grid connection projects in the German North Sea from the grid transmission operator TenneT. HelWin1 is the smallest of these. The corresponding platform weighs more than 20 fully loaded and fueled Airbus

Siemens receives major order for BorWin3 North Sea grid connection from TenneT

Siemens has received orders for five HVDC offshore grid connections in the German North Sea from the grid transmission operator TenneT.
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Pilot project has started: Vibratory driving of monopiles can cut costs of offshore wind energy
RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall conduct a one year onshore-test to validate the vibratory driving of large monopiles for the use offshore with support from the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) and the offshore supply industry...
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Altaeros Energies Poised to Break World Record with Alaska High Altitude Wind Turbine
The $1.3 million, eighteen-month project will deploy the Altaeros BAT at a height 1,000 feet above ground....
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World’s most powerful wind turbine now operational
Vestas’ first V164-8.0 MW prototype wind turbine has successfully produced its first kWh of electricity, making it the worlds’ most powerful turbine in operation. ...
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Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW prototype in Alaiz, Spain starts to generate energy
The prototype of Gamesa’s new G114-2.0 MW turbine, recently installed in Alaiz (Navarre, Spain), has started to generate power....
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Blade Dynamics and ETI Very Long Blade Project moves forward with Siemens Wind Power
Blade Dynamics has announced that the design phase of their ‘Very Long Blade Project’ for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has successfully concluded and that the prototyping phase will now begin. ...
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Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW prototype in Alaiz, Spain starts to generate energy
The prototype of Gamesa’s new G114-2.0 MW turbine, recently installed in Alaiz (Navarre, Spain), has started to generate power....
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Blade Dynamics and ETI Very Long Blade Project moves forward with Siemens Wind Power
Blade Dynamics has announced that the design phase of their ‘Very Long Blade Project’ for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has successfully concluded and that the prototyping phase will now begin. ...
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Hydropower Set to Balance Wind Power
While Europe invests in wind energy, Norwegian hydropower offers the key to stable electricity supplies, experts say....
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Nordex extending the “Generation Delta” range with onshore turbine for light winds
Wind turbine for light-wind locations offering an added yield of up to 28.6%...
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The Secrets of Owls' Near Noiseless Wings
"silent owl technology" may help to design wind turbines in the future....
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Nordex extending the “Generation Delta” range with onshore turbine for light winds
Wind turbine for light-wind locations offering an added yield of up to 28.6%...
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The Secrets of Owls' Near Noiseless Wings
"silent owl technology" may help to design wind turbines in the future....
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When the wind blows
New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality...
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‘Dragonfly’ inspired Italian design for Enel Green Power wind turbine
Birth of the "Dragonfly", the 55kW capacity wind turbine created by Renzo Piano and Enel Green Power to exploit even the lightest winds. ...
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Vestas starts up wind industry’s biggest test bench
The largest and most powerful test bench in the industry has started operation at Vestas’ global testing centre in Aarhus, Denmark. ...
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‘Dragonfly’ inspired Italian design for Enel Green Power wind turbine
Birth of the "Dragonfly", the 55kW capacity wind turbine created by Renzo Piano and Enel Green Power to exploit even the lightest winds. ...
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Vestas starts up wind industry’s biggest test bench
The largest and most powerful test bench in the industry has started operation at Vestas’ global testing centre in Aarhus, Denmark. ...
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New hybrid technology set to change the future of renewables
A new hybrid technology that integrates wind and solar power generation is set to overcome many of the problems associated with traditional renewable power systems and revolutionise the green energy sector. ...
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Not just blowing in the wind: Compressing air for renewable energy storage
Study IDs two compressed air energy storage methods, sites for the Northwest....
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New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid
Low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid....
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Not just blowing in the wind: Compressing air for renewable energy storage
Study IDs two compressed air energy storage methods, sites for the Northwest....
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New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid
Low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid....
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Plan for £250k wind turbine technician training facility in Grimsby revealed
A PLAN to create a £250,000 training facility in Grimsby – capable of equipping 1,500 wind technicians a year with vital skills to take offshore – has been revealed....
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Hempel awarded patent for revolutionary low-solvent wind turbine coating system
The Ultra-High Solids and Speed system (UHSS), a unique two-coat protective paint system for onshore wind turbines produced by leading coatings manufacturer Hempel, was granted a patent from the European Patent Office. ...
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Wind Power Revolution: The World’s First Timber Turbine
A German engineering firm has erected the world’s first wooden wind turbine tower in Hanover, a 100-metre-tall multi-megawatt wind turbine that can produce electricity for about 1,000 households. ...
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Hempel awarded patent for revolutionary low-solvent wind turbine coating system
The Ultra-High Solids and Speed system (UHSS), a unique two-coat protective paint system for onshore wind turbines produced by leading coatings manufacturer Hempel, was granted a patent from the European Patent Office. ...
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Wind Power Revolution: The World’s First Timber Turbine
A German engineering firm has erected the world’s first wooden wind turbine tower in Hanover, a 100-metre-tall multi-megawatt wind turbine that can produce electricity for about 1,000 households. ...
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Windpower: Ancient, Not Infant
“The use of wind power is as old as history,” resource economist Erich Zimmermann observed in his 1951 treatise, World Resources and Industries....
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CGE Announces their "Wind for a Better Community" Grant
Clean Green Energy LLC “CGE” www.cleangreenenergyllc.com has issued a “Wind for a Better Community Grant” for schools, local governments, and public facilities....
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UK's Renewables Energy Champions Recognised with Award
RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced the winners of the association's inaugural Energy Awards. ...
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CGE Announces their "Wind for a Better Community" Grant
Clean Green Energy LLC “CGE” www.cleangreenenergyllc.com has issued a “Wind for a Better Community Grant” for schools, local governments, and public facilities....
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UK's Renewables Energy Champions Recognised with Award
RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced the winners of the association's inaugural Energy Awards. ...
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Key decisions looming on further development of wind power, says Royal Academy of Engineering

The GB electricity grid can accommodate up to a 20% contribution from wind power without the need for significant upgrades to the system and using existing balancing mechanisms, according to a report published today.
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GE Strengthens India's Localization Efforts in Wind Energy

GE has introduced the 1.7-103 wind turbine, its first wind turbine developed and engineered specifically for India's low-wind speed conditions
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New Study Reveals Statewide Economic Impact of Wind Energy Development in Oklahoma

Wind energy industry has invested more than $6.1 billion in wind farm development and construction in the past ten years.
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Positive Economic Impacts of Wind Energy to Ripple through Irish Economy, New Research Reveals

• Wind Energy development will lower wholesale electricity prices and deliver significant new tax revenue and investment • Development of wind energy will bring no cost
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Ecotricity opts for Renewables Obligation over Contracts for Difference for 54MW Lincolnshire windfarm

Green energy company Ecotricity will build a 54MW windfarm at Heckington Fen in Lincolnshire under the existing Renewables Obligation scheme rather than the newly launched Contract for Difference (CfD) mechanism for low carbon power.
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Fred. Olsen Selects SSE Telecoms to Ensure its Remote Scottish Wind Farms are Always Online

Network provider chosen to deliver reliable connectivity, with 4Mb capacity and internet access.
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Siemens to construct factory for offshore wind power in Great Britain

Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in Great Britain.
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European support for sub-Saharan Africa’s largest wind power project confirmed

As the largest single wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa the Lake Turkana scheme is expected to generate around 20% of Kenya’s power and provide 300MW of reliable, low cost wind power to the Kenya national grid.
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Samsung, Pattern and Capital Power Complete $850 million financing and begin construction of K2 Wind Power Project

270 MW Wind Power Project is being built by locals with Ontario-made products
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Chancellor's measures will boost East of England windpower

Incentives from the Budget will help steer the East of England ever closer to becoming the heart of the UK offshore wind industry.
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Cost reduction is one of the biggest challenges facing wind sector, says Allianz renewables chief

Cost reduction is the one of the biggest challenges facing the wind energy industry today, according to Dave Jones, head of renewable energy at Allianz
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Areva and Schneider Electric Join Forces to Develop Offshore Wind Power in France

AREVA has selected Schneider Electric as its preferred supplier of power equipment for its offshore wind projects.
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Gamesa - 2.0-2.5 MW and 5.0 MW platform

The new G114-2.0 MW and G128-5.0 MW stand out among this year’s offering.
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New operations and maintenance system reduces the cost of offshore wind

The system has been developed by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) using data from energy company Essent/RWE, efficiently collects and analyses data from offshore wind farms and is used in order to continuously improve the cost-reducing strategy for operations and maintenance.
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Alstom secures its first wind turbine contract in Korea

Alstom has been awarded a contract(1) by GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C), a large engineering and construction services company in Korea, to provide wind turbines for Gimnyeong wind farm located in Jeju Island, Korea
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