Posts tagged: Vestas

Stealth wind turbines to become operational in France in 2015

A French company has begun producing stealth wind turbines that mask low-altitude airborne objects and therefore do not interfere with radars. Some elements of the renewable power generators have been borrowed from modern fighter jets. France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles, a ‘green energy’ branch of the state-controlled EDF Group, has announced the production of the towers, […]

Dutch Wind Turbine Purchase Sets World Crowdfunding Record

LONDON — Raising €1.3 million in just thirteen hours, 1700 Dutch households that came together to buy shares in a wind turbine have set a new world record for crowdfunding. All 6,648 shares in the electricity from the Vestas V80 2-MW wind turbine were sold, at a share price of €200. Each household bought single […]

Largest Southern Hemisphere Wind Farm Opens in Victoria

A joint venture between Australia’s AGL and New Zealand’s Meridian Energy has opened the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farm in Macarthur, Victoria. The AU$1 billion Macarthur Wind Farm has opened in Victoria three months ahead of schedule, giving our green energy capabilities a massive leg up. Able to generate up to 420 Megawatts of electricity […]

Denmark: 85 Pct Consumers Want More Renewable Energy, Vestas Says

Two global studies commissioned by Vestas reveal 85% of consumers want more renewable energy and 49% show a willingness to pay more for products made with renewable energy, while corporations are continuing to show preference for investing in renewable energy. This data is drawn from two global surveys: the Global Consumer Wind Study 2012 (GCWS), […]

BP Plants 1000th Wind Turbine On American Soil

Image via BP Contrary to the gift shop memorabilia, wind turbines are not actually bigger in Texas. But they sure seem to be on the rise. Sixty more wind turbines just came online in West Texas at the Sherbino 2 Wind Farm, adding 150 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to the grid. Owned and operated […]