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Energy news, May 2010

Alstom has broken ground for its 115,000 ft2 wind turbines nacelle assembly facility in Amarillo, Texas.

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Far East Wind Power Corp has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Málama Composites to develop a collaborative agreement towards the production of en

VEC Composite Technology has launched a new website featuring the benefits of its composite manufacturing process.

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Nordex USA Inc’s third generation 2.5 MW turbine series, the Gamma generation, will be introduced at Windpower 2010 in Dallas, Texas in May.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently tested a Samsung wind turbine drive train in its 2.5 MW dynamometer.

North American distributor Composites One and 3M’s Renewable Energy Division have formed an alliance under which they will target wind turbine manufacturer

Aberdeen-based Green Ocean Energy says it is close to becoming the only marine power company in the world to have its technology "fully certified".

MAG Industrial Automation Systems will receive US$5 million to develop composite lay-up technology to produce longer-lasting, lower-cost wind turbine blade

The 10-year exclusivity agreement will see Gamesa supply all turbines installed at sites developed by Cannon in Mexico’s Baja California. Gamesa will also

Nordex USA Inc will supply 20 of its N90 2.5 MW wind turbines for the 50 MW wind farm in Garrett County, Maryland.

The 50 MW Barao Sao Joao onshore wind farm has been put into operation in southern Portugal by E.ON.

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PNE Wind UK Ltd, a PNE Wind AG subsidiary, plans to develop over 300 MW of wind energy in the UK.

A power purchase agreement (PPA) between Kahuku Wind Power and Hawaiian Electric Company for the purchase of renewable energy from a 30 MW wind farm in Haw

Gamesa is setting up a wind turbine manufacturing plant in China with an annual capacity of 500 MW.

Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa’s net profit fell 75% in the first quarter of 2010 to €8 million in a difficult macroeconomic environment.

The UK Round 1 & 2 offshore wind projects have been extended with an additional 2 GW by the UK Crown Estate.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released roadmaps for solar PV and concentrating solar power (CSP), predicting that the two solar technologies co

Independent consultancy STRUCTeam Ltd, based in Southampton, UK, will offer design and material engineering services to the advanced composites market.

Polish company Markos is producing nacelles and hubs for wind turbines using infusion and open moulding techniques.

Composites manufacturer Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd has commissioned the first carbon fibre manufacturing facility in India.

More companies in the composites industry are starting using laser template projection systems to increase production throughput, improve quality and simpl

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MAG Industrial Automation Systems says it is forming a new Renewable Energy Business unit to design and build automated manufacturing systems for solar pan

A 131 ft blade of a wind turbine is touring 9 states to underscore the increasing role for renewable energy in the US energy future.

Led by Brazil, Latin America is expected to reach 46 GW of total installed wind capacity by 2025 with a 12.6% compound annual growth rate of yearly install

Google has invested US$38.8 million in two wind farms in North Dakota.

A consumer guide for installing wind turbines has been launched by RenewableUK (former BWEA).

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