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GE Successfully Proves Technology to Extend Wind Turbine Blades

GE's renewable energy business announced a technology demonstration of a 7-meter blade extension, taking GE wind turbines from a 77-meter rotor to a 91-meter rotor
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Gamesa launches innovative anti-icing paint for wind turbines

The system not only prevents ice formation, it preserves the paint’s properties and renders it more durable and resistant to erosion....
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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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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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When the wind blows

New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality...
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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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Vattenfall makes a major investment in Denmark by replacing old turbines
Vattenfall is now replacing the 35 wind turbines which make up the Danish onshore wind farm Klim in northwestern Jutland....
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Vestas receives 63 MW order for one of Germany’s largest repowering projects
KGE Windpark Schipkau Nord GmbH & Co. KG orders 19 V112-3.3 MW turbines, with an option for another eight turbines, for wind power plant in Brandenburg....
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Dominion Awarded $47 Million by DOE for Offshore Wind Turbine Demonstration Project
- Department of Energy providing funds for innovative design - Project can be ready to generate electricity in 2017, pending SCC approval - Economic impact of $10 ...
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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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Remote condition monitoring brings big savings for Spanish wind farm
By installing condition monitoring systems from Schaeffler on 56 wind turbines, Spanish renewable energy provider Geolica is making significant annual cost savings....
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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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Remote condition monitoring brings big savings for Spanish wind farm
By installing condition monitoring systems from Schaeffler on 56 wind turbines, Spanish renewable energy provider Geolica is making significant annual cost savings....
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South Dale wind farm test mast to be taken down
A test wind mast on the site of a proposed new wind farm to the south west of Hunmanby is set to be taken down....
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Gamesa to supply 50 MW in India
The contract with the IPP GreenInfra calls for the development of a wind project in the State of Maharashtra, as well as the installation and maintenance (10 years) of 25 G97-2.0 MW turbines....
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South Dale wind farm test mast to be taken down
A test wind mast on the site of a proposed new wind farm to the south west of Hunmanby is set to be taken down....
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Gamesa to supply 50 MW in India
The contract with the IPP GreenInfra calls for the development of a wind project in the State of Maharashtra, as well as the installation and maintenance (10 years) of 25 G97-2.0 MW turbines....
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Work begins on new Enel Green Power wind farm in Mexico
Once constructed, the Dominica I plant, with an installed capacity of 100 MW, will be able to generate up to 260 GWh per year...
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First Goldwind 2.5 MW Turbine Installed in Romania
20 Goldwind 2.5 MW wind turbines are expected to be shipped to Romania by year end 2013....
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Northeast Wind Closes on $320 Million Term Loan B and $75 Million Letter of Credit Facilities
First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today announced that its joint venture with Emera, Northeast Wind,...
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First Goldwind 2.5 MW Turbine Installed in Romania
20 Goldwind 2.5 MW wind turbines are expected to be shipped to Romania by year end 2013....
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Northeast Wind Closes on $320 Million Term Loan B and $75 Million Letter of Credit Facilities
First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today announced that its joint venture with Emera, Northeast Wind,...
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Max Bögl Wiesner GmbH Installs GE 2.5-120, World’s Most Efficient High Output Wind Turbine
Representatives from GE (NYSE: GE) and Max Bögl Wiesner GmbH announced the official start of installation of the first GE 2.5-120 wind turbine in Schnaittenbach, a town in Bavaria, Germany....
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Enovos Luxembourg S.A. inaugurates its second wind farm in France
After ten months of construction, Enovos Luxembourg inaugurates a new 10 MW wind farm in Souilly, near Verdun....
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All eyes on Triodos Renewables’ new wind turbines
Green energy company Triodos Renewables will start the new-year with the erection of two new wind turbines at Eye, Suffolk this week. The Eye project ...
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Enovos Luxembourg S.A. inaugurates its second wind farm in France
After ten months of construction, Enovos Luxembourg inaugurates a new 10 MW wind farm in Souilly, near Verdun....
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All eyes on Triodos Renewables’ new wind turbines
Green energy company Triodos Renewables will start the new-year with the erection of two new wind turbines at Eye, Suffolk this week. The Eye project ...
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Siemens receives 126 MW wind power plants order in Ireland
Siemens Energy has received an order for delivery and servicing of 42 direct-drive wind turbines for two onshore wind power plants. Purchaser is ...
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Gamesa To Supply 47.6 MW to an Indian Power Project of SJVN, a Joint Venture With Indian Government
  Chennai, India, November 19. Gamesa -thought its subsidiary Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited in India- has signed and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to ...
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First Wind Announces Completion of Hawaii Wind Project
The 69 MW project has the potential to power 14,500 Oahu homes and becomes Hawaii’s largest wind energy project to date....
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Gamesa To Supply 47.6 MW to an Indian Power Project of SJVN, a Joint Venture With Indian Government
  Chennai, India, November 19. Gamesa -thought its subsidiary Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited in India- has signed and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to ...
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First Wind Announces Completion of Hawaii Wind Project
The 69 MW project has the potential to power 14,500 Oahu homes and becomes Hawaii’s largest wind energy project to date....
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The UK's biggest wind farm powers up
It has been a while since we last wrote, but we are pleased to report that the turbines have begun generating electricity.Since all 11 eleven ...
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GE Empowers Kennedy Renewables to Develop Company’s First Wind Project
•    Scotland’s Little Raith Wind Farm is Launch Project for Kennedy Renewables•    GE Industry Expertise Supports Entrepreneurial Venture and Project Success•    Nine 2.75-Megawatt Turbines Will ...
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Gamesa to supply 135MW turbines for wind farms in Finland
Spanish wind energy manufacturer Gamesa has secured a contract to supply, install and operate four G128 turbines at the 18MW Sino wind farm ...
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GE Empowers Kennedy Renewables to Develop Company’s First Wind Project
•    Scotland’s Little Raith Wind Farm is Launch Project for Kennedy Renewables•    GE Industry Expertise Supports Entrepreneurial Venture and Project Success•    Nine 2.75-Megawatt Turbines Will ...
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Gamesa to supply 135MW turbines for wind farms in Finland
Spanish wind energy manufacturer Gamesa has secured a contract to supply, install and operate four G128 turbines at the 18MW Sino wind farm ...
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