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China approves 4.5GW subsidy-free wind farms

China approves 4.5GW subsidy-free wind farms

China's top planning agency has approved 250 subsidy-free wind, solar PV and distributed pilot projects, with a combined capacity of 20.76GW.

New blade analysis tool starts field testing

New blade analysis tool starts field testing

A new device call Notus promises to slash wind farm operation costs by scanning and detecting blade coating and surface faults using terahertz imaging -- a technology developed by US security agencies following the terrorist strikes in New York in September 2001.

AWEA 2019: Don't hold your breath for carbon legislation

AWEA 2019: Don't hold your breath for carbon legislation

Significant congressional action on carbon legislation will not occur until after the end of next year, said panelists at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.

AWEA 2019: Fossil fuel lobbies target Texas wind

AWEA 2019: Fossil fuel lobbies target Texas wind

Wind power may now have a foothold in the energy capital of world, Texas. But there is increasing pushback from the fossil fuel industry, according to speakers during a panel session on the Lone Star state at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Siemens Gamesa hits 1GW order mark with 4.5MW turbine

Siemens Gamesa hits 1GW order mark with 4.5MW turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has surpassed 1GW of sales for its SG 4.5-145 turbine first announced in August 2018 with an order for a 232MW wind farm in Nebraska.