The Prince of Wales has revealed his support of wind-powered energy for the first time
In a new film highlighting his environmental work, Prince Charles spoke of supporting “the commitment to working with nature’s freely-given forms and clean energy” and hailed Germany’s enthusiastic approach to wind-powered energy.
EWEA annual event broke records this year.
Europe's premier wind energy event broke a new record this year. With over 10,250 participants and 12,000m2 of exhibition space housing more than 500 exhibitors, it is the biggest and busiest EWEA Annual Event to date. Read all the event news direct from EWEA.
Figures showing public support for wind energy published
Overall, 66% of Britons were in favour and just 8% against when asked: "to what extent are you in favour of or opposed to the use of wind power in the UK"
Europe's Premier Wind Energy Event
16 - 19 April 2012 Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Acciona wins first Brazilian contract
Acciona enters Brazil market WindPower Monthly
Spanish turbine manufacturer Acciona Windpower has entered the Brazilian wind market with an order for 40 of its 3MW wind turbines.
EU wind power industry: 520,000 employed by 2020
More than half a million people will be working for the wind energy industry in Europe by 2020.
Eight new off shore wind farms came into operation in 2009
In Europe, offshore wind farm increased by 54% yourrenewablenews.com
According to the EWEA - 577 MW added off shore wind power capacity in 2009, which is 54% more than the 377MW added in 2008. This year a further 10 wind farms are due for completion adding an expected 1000 MW.
Acciona installs the highest wind power capacity in Spain during 2009
ACCIONA increased its wind power capacity in Spain by 49% in 2009 yourrenewablenews.com
ACCIONA increased its attributable wind power capacity in Spain by 1,308 MW in 2009 to almost 4,000 MW. Strengthening the company's prominent position in the ranking of wind power asset owners in Spain, with a market share of 20.9%.
The 5 wind farms have a combined capacity of 46 MW.
Iberdrola Renovables Starts Up Five Wind Farms in France yourrenewablenews.com
The start up of these five new plants reinforces IBERDROLA RENOVABLES’ presence in France, which after Spain and the UK, has become the company's second largest European operation
GE to supply wind turbines for the 845MW Shepherds Flat project in Oregon.
GE has received a $1.4 billion contract from independent power producer Caithness Energy. The Shepherds Flat project marks the US debut and largest single global order of GE’s 2.5xl wind turbines. In total 338 turbines will be installed in 2011 and 2012.