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Latest Wind Energy News, Updates & Insights - from EAI

Latest Wind Energy News, Updates & Insights - from EAI

 

Bharati Shipyard Sells Wind Power Business for Rs55 Crore

Financially stressed Bharati Shipyard Ltd has sold its wind power business for Rs.55 crore as it embarks on a tortuous and uncertain voyage that could decide whether the firm will overcome the crisis and revive operations, or go down after a failed corporate debt restructuring (CDR) plan. Promoted by… read more →

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Tamil Nadu Should Set up Wind Energy Forecasting Mechanism

Tamil Nadu should set up a state-level Wind Energy Forecasting Mechanism and Wind Energy Integration Facility to avoid 'evacuation loss' of power produced in wind mills, a top official of Indian Wind Power Association. The evacuation loss has been a major hurdle in meeting the gap between power requirement… read more →

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Technology Advances Wind Energy Development

There have been significant improvements of late to equipment used to produce energy from wind. Towers are taller. Rotor diameters and blades are longer. Gearboxes, generators and bearings are more reliable. Onboard sensors are more effective at measuring and recording data. Power output sizes and ratings… read more →

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Wind Farms and Sea Links Drive Global HVDC Converter Station Market Growth

The report estimates the market size of HVDC converter station while comprising overhead and underground systems. The HVDC converter station market is driven by increment in offshore wind farms, government incentive policy to establish HVDC converter station, demand for efficient power transmission,… read more →

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Global Wind Tally Hits 336GW

There were 17.6GW of new wind energy installations in the first half of 2014 to drive total global capacity to 336GW, according to a report. The new installations were up from 14GW in the same period of 2013 and by the end of this year the World Wind Energy Association expects worldwide capacity to… read more →

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Suzlon Goes Large on blades for its Wind Turbines

Indian manufacturer Suzlon has produced the first 54.8-metre blade for its S111 2.1MW wind turbine. The S111 evolved from the S88 and S97 2.1MW family and is engineered to deliver a 20% increase in annual energy production over the S97. The first S111 turbine prototypes are being assembled and will… read more →

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Siemens to Launch Low-Wind Turbine

The German manufacturer will reveal the exact nature of the turbine at the WindEnergy Hamburg trade show next week. But a spokesperson for Siemens said that the turbine will be based on its direct-drive D3 platform with the addition of a larger rotor, as well as "several other innovations". Siemens… read more →

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U.K.'s First Two-Bladed Offshore Wind Turbine Approved for Scotland

The Crown Estate has announced it has entered into an Agreement for Lease with Forthwind Limited (Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.), a subsidiary of 2-B Energy (Aberdour, U.K. and Hengelo, The Netherlands), for the U.K.’s first offshore demonstration of two-bladed turbines on the seabed at Methil in Scotland,… read more →

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Mainstream Buys 225MW in Ghana

Mainstream Renewable Power has signed a deal with Swiss developer NEK Umwelttechnik to buy the 225MW Ayitepa wind project in Ghana. Total investment in the facility is estimated at $525m and the scheme is expected to reach financial close next year with generation slated in early 2016. The companies… read more →

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Enel Building 61MW in Chile

Italy’s Enel Green Power has begun construction of the 61MW Talinay Poniente wind farm in Chile. The facility will feature 32 turbines and is scheduled to go live in the first half of 2015. Total investment in the project in in the Coquimbo region is estimated at $140m and the wind farm has a contract… read more →

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