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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)

Duke plans $500m storage investment – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyDuke plans $500m storage investmentWindpower MonthlyThe firm said as the grid operator in the region, it can “maximise the versatility of storage beyond the storing and dispatching of energy to include other customer and system benefits”. North Carolina has just over 200MW of installed wind capacity.and more »

Wind and solar produce 8% of US generation in 2017 – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyWind and solar produce 8% of US generation in 2017Windpower MonthlyFor example, of the 37% penetration achieved by the two technologies in Iowa — which topped the EIA’s list — 36.8% came from wind and 0.2% from solar. However, in some states, such as California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Arizona, solar generation …Wind, Solar Comprised One-Fifth Of Electric Generation In 10 States Last YearNorth American WindpowerSolar, wind account for 20 percent of power load in 10 statesChron.comall 7 news articles »

Ingeteam producing control systems in India – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyIngeteam producing control systems in IndiaWindpower MonthlyIngeteam’s director of wind energy, Ana Goyen, said: “The decision to manufacture locally was marked by the potential of the Indian market, by its protectionism and by the high potential of its people.” The Spanish company holds a 9% market share in …Ingeteam opens wind turbine components factory in IndiaRenewables Nowall 4 news articles »

Vestas to open manufacturing facility in Australia – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyVestas to open manufacturing facility in AustraliaWindpower MonthlyThe Danish firm’s wind turbine manufacturing facility will be capable of assembling 100 turbine hubs and 50 drive trains for the 181MW Berrybank and 336MW Dundonnell wind farms — both of which secured power off-take deals in Victoria’s first renewable …and more »

Wind power execs say deal will give Connecticut greater access – New Haven Register

New Haven RegisterWind power execs say deal will give Connecticut greater accessNew Haven RegisterA top executive of the Danish energy giant Orsted said his company’s acquisition of a smaller Providence, R.I.-based wind farm will allow Connecticut homes and businesses greater access to renewable power. Thomas Brostrom, chief executive officer of …and more »

US installation could hit 2015 levels – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyUS installation could hit 2015 levelsWindpower MonthlyUNITED STATES: As much as 8-9 GW of wind capacity could be installed in the US this year, up from just over 7GW last year, according to John Hensley of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in a preview of the trade organisation’s upcoming …

Ørsted To Acquire Deepwater Wind, Create US Offshore Biz – North American Windpower

North American WindpowerØrsted To Acquire Deepwater Wind, Create US Offshore BizNorth American WindpowerDanish energy company and offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of $510 million. The two companies’ assets will be merged into …Deepwater Wind, developer of CT’s first offshore wind farm, acquired by Danish rivalWestfair OnlineOrsted’s $510M Acquisition of Deepwater Wind Cements European Stake in US Offshore WindGreentech MediaDanish offshore wind firm buys RI developerLowell Sunall 16 news articles »

General Motors will soon use wind power to build pickups and SUVs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGeneral Motors will soon use wind power to build pickups and SUVsUSA TODAYGeneral Motors’ largest gasoline-burning vehicles – pickups and full-size SUVs – will soon be built, ironically, at plants powered by wind, not fuel. GM wants to power all its global facilities with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. GM will reach …Newly Opened Ohio Wind Farm To Power GM PlantsNorth American WindpowerGM uses wind power to build SUVs, trucksAutoblog (blog)General Motors will soon use wind power to build pickups and SUVsDetroit Free Pressall 19 news articles »

Wind power company encourages renewable energy curriculum – Kokomo Perspective

Kokomo PerspectiveWind power company encourages renewable energy curriculumKokomo PerspectiveEDP Renewables, the company that established the first of Randolph County’s wind farms, and is working to follow it up with another wind farm of similar size and very large solar farm, Thursday sponsored a workshop to show area teachers ideas for …and more »

Four projects win 250MW in Kazakh auction – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyFour projects win 250MW in Kazakh auctionWindpower MonthlySuccessful companies will sell electricity from their site to the government under 15-year contracts. Local utility Zhel Elektricik was awarded a contract for a 100MW wind farm selling power at KZT 17,390/MWh – the lowest price awarded in the auction.

Three Spanish wind farms totaling 128 megawatts set to open in 2019 – CNBC

CNBCThree Spanish wind farms totaling 128 megawatts set to open in 2019CNBC”With the start of construction of these three projects, we are further expanding our presence in Spain’s competitive renewable energy sector and the company is committed to bringing its global expertise and sustainability leadership to the country …

Pattern’s 2.2GW Corona complex approved – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyPattern’s 2.2GW Corona complex approvedWindpower MonthlyThey will consist of some 950 x 2.3MW turbines but a manufacturer has not yet been selected, according to a Pattern spokesman. The wind projects will be connected to the SunZia extra-high voltage transmission line, to transport energy from New Mexico …New Mexico clears 2.2-GW wind project by Pattern DevelopmentRenewables NowPattern to begin building 2.2GW New Mexico wind portfolioRechargeall 4 news articles »

DTU awards new test beds – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyDTU awards new test bedsWindpower MonthlyDTU operates two test centres for the development and trials of new wind turbines: Østerild and Høvsøre. In February 2018, the government agreed a financial package to invest in new prototype turbines, extending the test centres each with another two …and more »

The wrong spin on wind power – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsThe wrong spin on wind powerBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsThe study in Joule simulated the impact of covering enough territory in the United States with wind farms to meet the entire country’s electricity needs. The authors explained that the churning effect of turbine blades on surface air could warm the …Wind power could cause more harm than previously thought for rising temperaturesFirstpostall 3 news articles »