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Three manufacturers provide 76% of U.S. Wind Capacity

The ECOreport reposts a report on renewable corporations, Three manufacturers provide 76% of U.S. Wind Capacity

Originally posted on US Energy Information Agency

By Cary Marcy

EIA recently started collecting data on wind turbine manufacturers, turbine models, and other wind plant attributes in the Annual Electric Generator Report. As of the end of 2015, just three manufacturers— General Electric (GE), Vestas, and Siemens—accounted for 55 gigawatts (GW), or 76%, of installed wind generating capacity in the United States. Of the 8.2 GW of total wind capacity installed in 2015, these three companies’ combined share is even greater, representing more than 92% of new capacity in 2015.

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WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

The ECOreport reposts announcement of WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, Sept  27 to 30 at the Hamburg Messe fair ground

Press release from WindEnergy Hamburg

WE4 / Hamburg, 27 May 2016 – 97 per cent of the world’s installed wind energy capacity of roughly 432,419 MW is provided by wind turbines installed on land. Onshore is the bread and butter of the industry, despite the fact that increasing numbers of ever bigger wind turbines are conquering the seas. Since onshore wind turbines and components have more or less reached technical maturity, the current innovation focus for production and operation is on reducing costs. The advancements achieved in this respect will be demonstrated by leading wind turbine manufacturers at WindEnergy Hamburg from 27 to 30 September 2016. The world’s leading trade fair for wind energy expects more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their novelties on an exhibition floor covering 65,000 square metres across nine fair halls. This year for the first time, the conference of WindEurope will be held in parallel with WindEnergy Hamburg.

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New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

Originally Published in Clean Technica 

(Editor’s note: in the US, as well as Germany, the next step in wind development is energy storage) 

By Tina Casey

Three Washington State utilities with big investments in wind power have just signed on to a new $14.3 million energy storage and smart grid demonstration project. The end payoff will be further proof that wind power and other intermittent forms of energy can be integrated into a utility scale electricity provider while keeping up a steady stream of reliable, durable power. Continue reading New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

The Ocotillo Wind Farm Keeps limping On

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Ocotillo Wind Farm keeps limping on. According to a recent article in East County Magazine, the site was producing just under 18% of capacity during the first quarter of 2014. As that was the windy season, it seems unlikely that Ocotillo will beat the slightly less than 16% average they set for the first for year of operation (2013). Then there is what the Bureau of Land Management keeps refering to as “general maintenance.”
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UK Prime Minister Launches World’s Largest Offshore Windfarm

Originally Published in Clean Technica

By Tim Hurst

It’s been a long time in the making — 12 years to be precise — but the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, is officially up and running. At a launch event today in Margate, Kent, UK Prime Minister David Cameron called the project “A win for Kent… a win for renewable energy… and most of all, a very big win for Britain.”
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May 22, 2013: Ocotillo Wind Project

By Jim Pelley

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1It’s been (1) week now since the blade throw at the Ocotillo Wind overseen by Pattern Energy. Wow! What a difference, we forgot what it was like without these wind turbines turning; it’s a breath of fresh air.
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