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Industry Leaders Debate future Opportunities in Floating Offshore Wind

17 Nov 2017 14:16 | London, UK - Industry bodies RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables held the UK’s first dedicated floating offshore wind conference, with a rallying cry for the sector to work together to build the next generation of floating offshore wind farms in UK waters, and to secure the lead in future export markets for this innovative technology. read more...


Yingli Announces the Groundbreaking of 100 MW "Topper Runner" Project

17 Nov 2017 14:07 | Baoding, China - The China based solar panel manufacturers Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy Company Limited recently reported the groundbreaking of a 100 MW "Top Runner" project in Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. read more...


Rapid Construction Progress on Arkona Offshore Wind Project

14 Nov 2017 17:06 | Essen, Germany - The Arkona offshore wind project is growing significantly faster than expected. According to Eon who builds and will operate the wind project all 60 foundations have been installed in the seabed of the Baltic Sea ahead of schedule. read more...


Bachmann Wins Tender for the Biggest Swiss Wind Farm Juvent SA

10 Nov 2017 13:55 | Rudolstadt, Germany – Bachmann Monitoring GmbH , a company specialized in condition monitoring systems (CMS), was awarded the contract in November following a call for tenders by Juvent SA and its main shareholder, the BKW Group. read more...


Vattenfall Announces Major Wind Power Supply Deal with Microsoft

10 Nov 2017 13:29 | Stockholm, Sweden - Vattenfall has signed a ten-year agreement to power Microsoft’s international data center operations in the Netherlands with wind power. read more...


Siemens Gamesa Plans to Lay Off up to 6,000 Employees

07 Nov 2017 12:42 | Zamudio, Spain - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today presented its results. Regarding fiscal year 2017, revenue increased by 5% to €10,964 million, while underlying EBIT was €774 million (-18%) with an EBIT margin of 7%. read more...


New Report Highlights Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind across UK

07 Nov 2017 12:18 | London, UK - At the start of Offshore Wind Week, RenewableUK published a new report which shows how many parts of the UK are reaping economic benefits from the offshore wind industry. read more...


Booming Wind Industry Enables Wind Energy to Deliver 10 Percent of US electricity by 2020

27 Oct 2017 08:02 | New York, USA - The roster of U.S. wind projects under construction and in advanced development as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 has reached 29,634 megawatts (MW), the highest level since this statistic was first measured at the beginning of 2016, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). read more...


sonnen Builds first sonnen City in the USA

27 Oct 2017 07:52 | Wildpoldsried, Germany - The German battery company sonnen is installing its sonnenBatterie energy storage solution in 3,000 new homes in the US state of Arizona. read more...


VDE Renewables, Fraunhofer ISE, ERI@N Launch Global Initiative for Energy Storage

25 Oct 2017 10:35 | Freiburg, Germany / Singapore - VDE Renewables, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) Energy Research Institute (ERI@N), launched the Global Energy Storage Competence Cluster (GECC) at the annual Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore. read more...


MHI Vestas Chooses US-University for Offshore Wind Turbine Testing

25 Oct 2017 10:11 | New York / South Carolina, USA - MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in South Carolina announced that the world’s most powerful wind turbine (the V164-9.5 MW) will have all testing and verification of the wind turbine’s gearbox and main bearings carried out at the University’s state-of-the-art 15 MW test bench. The V164-9.5 MW wind turbine is the turbine most likely to be used for the first round of major offshore wind projects in the United States. read more...


Vattenfall Begins Construction on Horns Rev 3

20 Oct 2017 14:25 | Stockholm, Sweden - Construction work is set to begin on Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, in October. The project will kick off when Vattenfall installs the first of a total of 49 foundations in the North Sea. It is the first time in five years that an offshore wind farm will be built in Denmark. read more...


Eon Implements a Stand-alone Grid Solution in Sweden

19 Oct 2017 17:10 | Dusseldorf, Germany - Sun, wind and a big battery: These are the ingredients with which the energy company Eon wants to bring the small village of Simris, located in the region of Scania in southern Sweden, onto 100 percent renewable energy. read more...


Senvion and CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Sign strategic Framework Contract for Generators

19 Oct 2017 16:52 | Hamburg, Germany /Beijing, China – The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a framework contract with its supplier CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co., Ltd at China Windpower fair in Beijing. read more...


ASEAN Member States Discuss the Future Role of Renewable Energy

17 Oct 2017 15:53 | Manila, Philippines - Some 630 million people live in the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Between 2007 and 2015, there was enormous growth in the economy here, by 5.3 percent per year on average – and the demand for energy is also rising as a result. read more...