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Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as wind turbines, windmills, windpumps. The total amount of economically extractable power available from the wind is considerably more than present human power use from all sources.(Wikipedia)

Jack Klasey: Wind power, 1900s-style – Kankakee Daily Journal

Kankakee Daily JournalJack Klasey: Wind power, 1900s-styleKankakee Daily JournalIn an era before electric power was available in rural areas, windmills were used to pump water from wells for livestock and human use; in some cases, wind power also was u…

Ørsted focuses on US wind and exits Canadian offshore partnership – Windpower Engineering (press release)

Richmond.comØrsted focuses on US wind and exits Canadian offshore partnershipWindpower Engineering (press release)As a result, Ørsted and Naikun Wind Energy Group have decided not to pursue further a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project, and to end partnership discussions. The project is located in Hecate Strait, between …Eileen Woll column: Virginia needs to make vision for offshore wind a realityRichmond.comall 3 news articles »

Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms – New York Times

New York TimesSomething New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind FarmsNew York TimesSuch ambitions were precluded until now because of the depths of the Pacific near its shore, which made it difficult to anchor the huge towers that support massive wind turbines. “They would be in much deeper water than anything that has been built in …Trump administration opens California coast to wind power projectsSanta Rosa Press DemocratUS East Coast offshore wind power advances; preliminary West Coast action takenS&P Global PlattsOffshore wind farms to test business in deep waterHorizon magazineBend Bulletin -MENAFN.COM -Digital Journalall 58 news articles »

Vestas to supply Enel in South Africa – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyVestas to supply Enel in South AfricaWindpower MonthlyVestas will supply, install and commission the 70 turbines with a combined capacity of 294MW. It will also service the two sites for five years. Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern and Central Europe, added the company was “procuring locally …and more »

German wind auction undersubscribed again – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyGerman wind auction undersubscribed againWindpower MonthlyThus, the politically induced collapse of wind energy continues unchecked.” Proposed fixes. The BWE called for the government to set a clear “time and quantity framework” for tenders to take place and help the country meet its target of sourcing 65% of …and more »

RES to repower first French wind farm – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyRES to repower first French wind farmWindpower MonthlyWorking alongside PomaLeitwind — a merger of cable and infrastructure specialist Poma and turbine manufacture Leitwind — RES will repower the 20.8MW Souleilla-Corbières wind farm in Aude, southern France. It will replace the 16 Bonus 1.3MW turbines …and more »

New centre to aid corporate power deals – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyNew centre to aid corporate power dealsWindpower Monthly”The project aims to make it easier for Australian corporates and local councils to purchase or procure renewable energy through corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs),” according to Arena. Stuart White, director at the UTS institute said: “There’s …Australian Renewable Energy Agency Invests In 5 Gigawatt Wind & Solar PushCleanTechnicaSouth Australia’s clean energy ranking slips according to Climate Council scorecardABC NewsCorporate Renewable Energy Deals Smash Records in 2018Greentech MediaPR Newswireall 128 news articles »

No-deal Brexit ‘lose-lose’ for EU energy sector – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyNo-deal Brexit ‘lose-lose’ for EU energy sectorWindpower MonthlyIn an open letter ahead of this week’s summit in Brussels, Eurelectric, which represents Europe’s electricity sector, urged negotiators to consider the impact on security of supply, energy bills and climate action that failure to reach a deal between …and more »

LM signs three-year supply deal with Goldwind – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyLM signs three-year supply deal with GoldwindWindpower MonthlyThe 1.1GW agreement, signed at the China Wind Power (17-19 October) event in Beijing, covers three blade types: the LM 66.9 P, and the newly developed LM 66.9 P2 and LM 69.0 P. It follows a 140MW pre-agreement signed last year, and is the largest …Goldwind signs 1.1GW blade supply deal with LM Wind PowerRechargeLM Wind scores 1.1-GW blades contract with China’s GoldwindRenewables Nowall 4 news articles »

Vaisala acquires lidar producer Leosphere – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyVaisala acquires lidar producer LeosphereWindpower Monthly”It is common practice for wind energy firms to deploy lidar and sodar [sonic detection and ranging] to inform crucial decisions relating to site prospecting, resource assessment, and turbine performance testing,” said Jarkko Sairanen, executive vice …

Wind Energy Tariffs Stable In India’s 1.2 Gigawatt Auction – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaWind Energy Tariffs Stable In India’s 1.2 Gigawatt AuctionCleanTechnicaThe latest wind energy auction by SECI, which was concluded late last month, witnessed the greatest tariff being quoted by project developers since the very first auction that SECI held in February 2017. The February 2017 auction — the first-ever for …

Walmart signs PPAs for 223MW from EDPR – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyWalmart signs PPAs for 223MW from EDPRWindpower MonthlyWalmart aims to power 100% of its operations from renewable sources, and previously signed PPAs for wind farms in South Dakota, Texas, and California. More than 4.2GW of corporate …

Failing IL&FS puts wind unit up for sale – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyFailing IL&FS puts wind unit up for saleWindpower MonthlyA new company board appointed HSBC bank to look for buyers for the wind power business which is expected to be valued at INR 45 billion for a total wind asset capacity of 775MW, most of which was built between 2011 and 2017 by Wind World India – itself …

Chocarro leaves SGRE amid reshuffle – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyChocarro leaves SGRE amid reshuffleWindpower MonthlyThe leading offshore wind turbine manufacturer also said it would create a chief operating officer (COO) role “to strengthen focus on cost out efforts”. SGRE said Chocarro and the company agreed to a change in leadership of the onshore wind business …Siemens Gamesa Tailors 8 MW Turbine To US Offshore Wind NeedsNorth American WindpowerSiemens Gamesa adapts SG 8.0-167 DD to US offshore marketWindpower Engineering (press release)all 17 news articles »

Scottish Power goes green, set to produce electricity from wind power – CNBC

CNBCScottish Power goes green, set to produce electricity from wind powerCNBCAs of now, Scottish Power has 2,700 MW of wind power capacity operating or under construction in the U.K. The business is investing £5.2 billion up to 2022, focusing on renewable energy, enhanced grid networks and smart technology for its customers.ScottishPower switches to 100% wind generationWindpower MonthlyScottish Power to use 100% wind power after Drax saleBBC NewsA major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind powerEngadgetThe Guardian -BBC News -The Independentall 93 news articles »