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What impact do wind turbines have on tourism?

Wind power opponents always like to emphasize the bad influence wind power has on tourism, because landscapes suffer when “ugly” turbines (as expressed by the former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott) are cutting the lovely view. A study from Scotland has now investigated how big the impact of wind farms on local tourism really is – with a surprising result. [more]

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Will GE buy Adwen?

According to French media reports, GE will make an offer for the purchase of offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen later this week. [more]

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Baltic Offshore Wind Farm Wikinger on track

The construction of the Baltic Sea wind farm Wikinger in Germany is running at full speed. Currently, the piles and foundations for the turbines are put into water and the substation is expected to arrive at the construction site later this month. [more]

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Apple Blossom for Vestas

The Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a new order from the United States / 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines are headed to Michigan / Versatile 3 MW platform [more]

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Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile

26.08.2016 Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile
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The Nordex Group has confirmed that negotiations are currently being held with its partner Acciona Energia regarding a 183 MW wind farm in Chile.

In the latest round of tenders on the Chilean energy market Acciona Energia - a close partner of the manufacturer - has been awarded the contract to feed some 500 GWh of... [more]

GE’s Digital Wind Farm Unlocks Higher Production for Two Aging Wind Plants in Japan

26.08.2016 GE’s Digital Wind Farm Unlocks Higher Production for Two Aging Wind Plants in Japan
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GE recently signed new service agreements utilizing Digital Wind Farm technology to boost energy output at two wind projects in central Japan / Kinden’s 30 MW Shirama wind farm near Osaka expects to add up to five percent more annual energy production, while Kandenko’s 22 MW Chosi wind farm near Tokyo expects to boost production by up to two percent / Projects will benefit from GE’s Prognostics and PowerUp* Services applications, part of its Digital Wind Farm ecosystem

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Q3/2016: Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update

26.08.2016 Q3/2016: Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update
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Policy clarity in key markets provides near-term boost to the global outlook, but also impacts long-term growth negatively

MAKE’s Q3/2016 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2025. Policy clarity in several key... [more]

Massive offshore wind research programme launched

26.08.2016 Massive offshore wind research programme launched
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Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, has launched a €3mn scientific research programme to understand the environmental impacts of offshore wind, believed to be the largest scale of its kind.

The programme will be hosted at the wind farm developer’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). A... [more]

FUTUREN orders seven wind turbines for a new 21 MW project in France

26.08.2016 FUTUREN orders seven wind turbines for a new 21 MW project in France
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FUTUREN, an independent producer of renewable energy, is actively pursuing the development of its portfolio, in line with its targets.

The Group concluded a turbine supply agreement for the purchase of 7 wind turbines for the Courant-Nachamps project, located on the territory of the Courant and Nachamps... [more]

What impact do wind turbines have on tourism?

26.08.2016 What impact do wind turbines have on tourism?
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Wind power opponents always like to emphasize the bad influence wind power has on tourism, because landscapes suffer when “ugly” turbines (as expressed by the former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott) are cutting the lovely view. A study from Scotland has now investigated how big the impact of wind farms on local tourism really is – with a surprising result.

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American offshore wind power is here

26.08.2016 American offshore wind power is here
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Deepwater Wind completed construction on the country’s first offshore wind farm on Friday, proving to the world that when it comes to offshore wind power, the U.S. is open for business.

This pioneering project is the result of years of dogged determination by the visionary Deepwater Wind and their funders, D.E. Shaw.... [more]

New Australian Energy Minister making right noises

26.08.2016 New Australian Energy Minister making right noises
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The only major surprise in the naming of the new Turnbull cabinet post-election was the joining of the Energy and Environment portfolios. Josh Frydenberg, who had previously held Energy, Resources and Northern Australia was relieved of the latter two and given Environment. On first blush, this looks to be promising development.

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Northland Announces that Gemini Offshore Wind Project Has Successfully Completed Installation of All Turbines

25.08.2016 Northland Announces that Gemini Offshore Wind Project Has Successfully Completed Installation of All Turbines
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Northland Power Inc. announced that the final turbine of the Gemini offshore wind project was successfully installed on August 23rd. The 600 MW wind farm is now one major step closer to completion.

This milestone marks the end of the turbine installation program that commenced in February 2016. Completed by... [more]

Will GE buy Adwen?

24.08.2016 Will GE buy Adwen?
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According to French media reports, GE will make an offer for the purchase of offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen later this week.

Negotiations about the merger of the turbine businesses of Siemens and Gamesa lasted for months in spring this year and were threatened to almost burst. This was due to the 50: 50... [more]

Australian States lead the charge

24.08.2016 Australian States lead the charge
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While federal government rhetoric towards renewable energy is on the improve the investment drought caused by the anti-renewables Tony Abbott era continues. With the notable exception of the White Rock Wind Farm, no large scale wind farm has proceeded to construction under the Renewable Energy Target alone since 2013.

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Iberdrola to build two new wind farms in Canary Islands

24.08.2016 Iberdrola to build two new wind farms in Canary Islands
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The company has received the go-ahead to commence development on its projects covered by the specific Canary Islands wind power quota tax scheme / Las Aulagas (13.8 MW) and Chimiche II (18.4 MW) wind farms to be located on island of Tenerife

IBERDROLA is to build two new wind farms in the Canary Islands after... [more]

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