Category WIND

The Benefits of Airborne Wind Energy – IEEE Spectrum

The Benefits of Airborne Wind Energy – IEEE Spectrum.

energy Tax Breaks Proposed, Despite Waning Support for Subsidies

By DIANE CARDWELL Assisted by technological innovation and years of subsidies, the cost of wind and solar power has fallen sharply — so much so that the two industries say that they can sometimes deliver cleaner electricity at prices competitive with power made from fossil fuels. At the same time, wind and solar companies are telling Congress that […]

DOE Webinars: Wind Powering America Initiative to Present 2012 Series

January 17, 2012 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America initiative will present a series of monthly webinars in 2012 beginning this Wednesday, January 18, at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). In the first of this series, Wind Powering America will host a discussion about recent activities that support increased market adoption of […]

Wind-Tower Makers From China, Vietnam Draw Rivals’ U.S. Petition

By Eric Martin – Dec 30, 2011 9:07 AM MT Wind-tower producers from China and Vietnam are selling their renewable-energy equipment below cost in the U.S., according to an attorney for American producers that petitioned the U.S. to impose anti-dumping duties. “The Chinese and Vietnamese industries are using unfair pricing practices to capture critical sales from the U.S. industry,” Alan Price, […]

ConocoPhillips Energy Prize Goes to High-Altitude Wind System

    POSTED BY: DAVE LEVITAN  /  TUE, OCTOBER 25, 2011   Oil giant ConocoPhillips has awarded its $125,000 energy prize to a tethered, high-altitude wind power device by Adam Rein and Ben Glass, of Altaeros Energies. The device — basically a horizontal-axis wind turbine floating with a helium-filled shroud — can be rapidly deployed from a single shipping container in […]

China Targets GE Wind Turbines With $15.5 Billion War Chest

By Natalie Obiko Pearson Enlarge image Chinese workers work on a wind turbine in the Goldwind Science and Technology on August 19, 2010 in Urumqi, China. China Targets GE Wind Turbines With $15.5 Billion War Chest. Photographer: Feng Li/Getty Images Enlarge image A Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. wind turbine is seen in Yumen, […]

Nordic Windpower names former GE Energy manager as CEO

Kansas City Business Journal – by Alyson Raletz, Staff Writer NORDIC WINDPOWER USA Nordic Windpower USA, a California wind turbine technology company that’s relocating to Kansas City, has named a new CEO who hails from GE Energy Services. The company announced Thursday thatJeff Brown had been appointed CEO and director, succeeding Tom Carbone. Carbone, Nordic’s CEO since […]

Vestas bullish on building wind turbines in U.S.

Fri, Jun 10 2011 By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is ripe for a boost in wind power that would create domestic manufacturing and maintenance jobs as long as the right policies are adopted, said the chief of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s top supplier of wind turbines. “The potential over here […]

Wind Play Huaneng Renewables Plummets on HK Debut

Huaneng Renewables, the wind power unit of China’s top power group, tumbled more than 11 percent in its trading debut on Friday, after raising $800 million in its revived initial public offering that had been pulled last year due to weak investor sentiment. Huaneng Renewables [0958.HK  2.40    0.14 (+6.11%)   ], China’s No. 3 wind company, scrapped its original $1.3 […]

Offshore Wind Backbone Begins to Take Shape

By MATTHEW L. WALD/NYT The company planning a “transmission backbone” for wind farms off the Atlantic coast has broadened its sights slightly and asked the Interior Department to give it a right-of-way of hundreds of miles. The Atlantic Wind Connection was originally supposed to run from Virginia to northern New Jersey and pick up about […]

Wind Power Market Fell Worldwide in 2010 on Electric Demand

New wind power installations fell 7 percent worldwide in 2010 as policy uncertainty in the U.S. led to a “disappointing” year there, and depressed electricity demand hit richer nations, the Global Wind Energy Council said. About 35.8 gigawatts of wind turbines were installed worldwide last year, down from 38.6 gigawatts in 2009, the 1,500-member Brussels-based […]

China’s Galloping Wind Market

A corporation that makes wind-machine components estimates that more than three times as much wind power capacity was installed in China last year than in the United States and that China now constitutes the world’s largest wind energy market.   Sinovel A turbine manufactured by the Chinese company Sinovel on a wind farm off the […]