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Energy news, October 2009

High Modulus, a supplier of composite technology headquartered in New Zealand, has opened a sales office in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA, to continue gro

Experiment paves way for more reliable wind turbine design

Risø DTU has just concluded a large full-scale experiment on a wind turbine taking detailed measurements of the load distribution on a 40 m long wind turbi

Vestas has received an order for 51 units of the V80-2.0 MW wind turbine for the Oaxaca I project to be located in the municipality of Santo Domingo de Ing

Professionals within the US solar electric industry value chain predict strong growth for their businesses over the next two years, and say more favourable

Wind could also attract US$10 billion in investment every year and create 213,000 green collar jobs, says the industry.

A 2.3 MW wind turbine will be the centerpiece of a multi-year US project to study the performance and aerodynamics of large wind turbines in a major govern

The UK wind industry has seen the installation of 4 GW of wind energy capacity, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) announced at BWEA31 in Liverpool

Local council approvals of wind farm applications in the UK have fallen to a new low of just 25%, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) said at BWEA31

QinetiQ and Vestas Wind Systems claim the successful trial of a radar mitigation technology for wind turbines that significantly reduces the radar signatur

The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) in the UK is helping the country reach its 20/20 targets for renewable energy with offshore marine and wind ene

The 63 MW Dry Lake wind farm has been dedicated as the first commercial-scale wind power project in the state of Arizona.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has commended President Barack Obama’s proposal for new measures to help small businesses access c

The UK will fund £5.15 million to research to solve the problem of radar interference from wind turbines.

Composittrailer NV, a specialist in large composite structures, has changed its name to ACROSOMA NV.

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber is expanding its operations in China.

E.ON Climate & Renewables has laid half of the 90 offshore wind turbine foundations and the first cables at Rödsand II between the German island of Fehmarn

BASF has expanded its application lab for epoxy resin systems at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany.

Siemens Energy will be supplying wind turbines totalling over 565 MW and worth more than €600 million for six onshore wind farms in North America.

WindTronics plans to assemble residential and small commercial wind turbines, and conduct research and development in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Cyprus’ first wind farm has begun construction in the Orites area of Kouklia (Paphos district).

RES has acquired a portfolio of 500 MW of wind power projects in Turkey.

Siemens and Airtricity, the renewable energy development division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), have signed a contract on the supply of wind turbi

E.ON has opened what it calls the “world’s largest wind farm” in the USA. The wind farm in Roscoe, Texas, USA, consists of 627 wind turbines with an instal

Christensen Shipyards spin-off Renewal Energy Composite Solutions LLC (RECS) has received a US$1 million grant to cover the costs associated with transitio

Nida-Core Corporation has announced the type approval of its NidaFusion SXO core material by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

Reinforced Plastics magazine has established a Group on the LinkedIn professional networking site.

Gurit has confirmed the closing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Chinese structural foam company China Techno Foam Co Ltd.

Cutting tool supplier Dormer has created a Research Technology Centre (RTC) to address the machining issues presented by composite materials.

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) and Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Corporation have signed a follow-on contract worth more than US$100 million for c

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Wasatch Wind, a wind developer based in the Western USA, is selling the rights to a 4400 MW offshore wind project in Lake Erie, 5-30 km off the Ontario coa

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