Tag: wind power


WindMade is a new certification label for companies that obtain at least 25% of their electricity from wind power. Recently, Danish hearing aid manufacturer Widex became the first company in the world to receive the WindMade label. A wind turbine Read more…


What a week! At the start of the year we forecasted that one of the big trends in 2012 would be the return of the private equity markets to the fuel cell and hydrogen industry. In fact, this trend has Read more…


Sauer Energy, one of the leading companies in the small wind segment, is getting its product closer to the consumer after striking 25 distribution deals for its WindCharger wind turbine, a vertical axis unit to generate wind power on a Read more…


The American Wind Energy Association has just released its 2011 Annual Market Report, which shows the period registered double-digit growth. The market report highlights how market certainty has been key to the creation of a “positive feedback loop” which allowed Read more…


This is definitely music to our ears. Denmark has announced it wants to be 100 per cent powered with alternative energy by 2050. According to a BBC report, the idea is supported by Lykke Friis, from the Danish Liberal Party, Read more…


The Danish government has approved a series of goals to significantly reduce its carbon emissions and increase its use of green energy by 2020, an “ambitious green transition” officials say will affect all levels of society. The agreement, which was Read more…


A new report says that the wind energy potential in India may be 30 times greater than previous government estimates, a finding that the authors say could provide a critical solution for a country facing chronic electricity shortages. In an Read more…


In his March 15 “State of Energy” address, President Obama strongly defended his clean energy policies and ridiculed Republicans like Newt Gingrich, who has referred to Obama as “President Algae” for his support of R&D on biofuels. Referring to “a Read more…


New Zealand is quietly becoming an alternative energy powerhouse. Industrial Info, a provider of global industrial market intelligence, currently tracks 25 local renewable energy projects in the planning and engineering phase that are scheduled to begin construction from 2012 onward. Read more…


Wind power in the UK has reached the 6GW threshold. The landmark figure was reached by the Ormonde offshore wind farm, off the coast of Cumbria and with 120 megawatts (MW) operational, which is enough to power more than 67,000 Read more…


A recent auction held by the Brazilian National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), resulted in 42 new electricity generation projects with a total installed capacity of 1,211.5 megawatts (MW), to meet the projected demand of distribution companies in 2016. Of this Read more…


Principle Power is a Seattle, Washington-based renewable energy technology company that developed WindFloat, an offshore wind power turbine and platform. The platform can be assembled on shore and then towed to a site offshore where it is moored and connected Read more…


The European Commission’s energy strategy for Europe requires that 20% of all energy consumed within the EU is from renewable sources by 2020. The Commission estimates that 12% of overall energy use should be supplied by offshore wind. Further, the Read more…


I’ve written extensively about the patent infringement and antitrust litigation between wind power rivals GE and Mitsubishi (see, e.g., previous posts here and here). While that legal battle spans multiple venues, encompasses several different patents, and includes

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