An innovative prototype wind turbine has just produced its first electricity, which means the world’s most powerful turbine is now in operation.
Most offshore wind turbines these days generate 3 to 4 megawatts; a Vestas model that should begin testing soon is an 8 MW monster.
Vestas announces new contracts to supply wind turbines, and puts out a call for new workers at its Colorado blade and nacelle factories.
How’s this for a business model: Wind for Prosperity will use hybrid wind-diesel systems “to bring affordable electricity to energy-poor, wind-rich rural communities.”
Vestas factories in Colorado will manufacture the blades, towers and nacelles for the company’s new V110-2.0 MW turbine to be used at wind farms in the United States.
At SWiFT, a U.S., Texas Tech and industry collaboration, researchers will focus on how to make large wind farms more efficient.
Vestas, saying it can no longer sit by and let Aussie anti-wind zealots hijack the policy discussion, launches a public campaign in defense of wind.
Looking to crank up sales after a very rough patch, Vestas turns to a Colorado factory to produce a new generation of wind blades.
Vestas trims its Pueblo, Colo., wind tower workforce, the latest cutback amid continued uncertainty regarding the fate of the production tax credit.
DONG Energy agrees to purchase 300 6-megawatt offshore wind turbines from Siemens, to go in off the U.K. coast between 2014 and 2017.