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Wind Turbine Installer Windhoist Group Sold (Int'l, M&A)
Windhoist
Date: 2019-09-09
Irvine, Scotland-based wind turbine installation business Windhoist Group is reported to have been sold to European fund manager Star Capital for an undisclosed price.

Windhoist, which has premises in Germany and subsidiaries in Morocco, Ireland, South Africa and Australia, has erected more than 6000 turbines across the world, with a capacity of more than 11GW. Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, Enercon and Nordex are among Winhoist's customers. Recent Windhoist projects include the construction of 84 offshore wind towers for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project in the Moray Firth. (Source: Windhoist, insider.co.uk, 6 Sept., 2019) Contact: Winhoist, +44 1294 204860 info@ windhoist.co.uk, www.windhoist.co.uk; Star Capital, www.star-capital.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Windhoist,  Offshore Wind,  


Goldwind Wins Potentia Renewables Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
Goldwind,Potentia Renewables
Date: 2019-08-21
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind Americas is reporting receipt of a firm order from Toronto-based Potentia Renewables Inc. for 50 units of its 4S MW Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) platform machines with a scalable rated capacity of between 4.2 MW and 4.5 MW. A long-term maintenance agreement and a comprehensive warranty package are included in the contract.

The units are to be incorporated in th 200-MW, Golden South wind farm now under construction in Assiniboia, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Contact: Potentia Renewables, (416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com: GoldWind, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Goldwind ,  Potentia Renewables,  


Wind Turbine Maker Goldwind Joins Chinese Hydrogen Plan (Int'l.)
Goldwind
Date: 2019-07-22
In Beijing, Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind reports it has become one of the first partners in a wind-to-hydrogen project in the city of Baicheng, Jilin province, northeast China.

The project plans to eventually deploy 20 GW of wind turbines producing green fuel for a clean transportation system. The Baicheng project -- which also plans to include 15 GW of solar PV -- is the largest yet announced in China to explicitly integrate renewable generation and hydrogen infrastructure within a "hydrogen valley" producing more than one million tonnes of the fuel annually by 2035. (Source: Goldwind, PR,reve, 20 July, 2019) Contact: Goldwind, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Goldwind,  Wind,  Hydrogen ,  


Potentia Acquiring Goldwind Montana Wind Facility (M&A Report)
Goldwing, Potentia Renewables
Date: 2019-06-03
Goldwind is reporting the sale of its 20 MW Musselshell Wind Project in Montana to Toronto-headquartered Potentia Renewables. The project features a total of 14 Goldwind 87/1.5 MW permanent-magnet direct-drive turbines which will be serviced and maintained by Goldwind.

With this acquisition, Potentia now has over 850 MW of operating, under-construction and long-term contracted wind and solar assets in Canada, United States and the Caribbean, according to the company. (Source: Goldwind, PR, May, 2019) Contact: Potentia Renewables, Jeff Jenner, CEO .(416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Goldwing,  Potentia Renewables,  Wind,  


Oxford PV Raises £31Mn for Solar Cell Commercialization (Int'l)
Oxford PV
Date: 2019-03-18
UK perovskite solar firm Oxford PV reports it has raised £31 million ($41 million) following the first close of its Series D funding round. The new funds are earmarked for advancing the company's perovskite based solar cell technology into the commercial phase.

Investors included Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Tech Co Ltd., Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor ASA and the venture capital arm of Legal & General Group Plc. The company has raised mare than £76 million over the last five years, including €15 million ($17 million) in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB). (Source: Oxford PV, Renewables, 15 Mar., 2019) Contact: Oxford PV, +44 1865 951 500, info@oxfordpv.com, www.oxfordpv.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Oxford PV,  Solar,  EIB,  perovskite solar cell,  


Goldwind Offloading Aussie Solar, Wind Project Pipeline (Int'l)
Goldwind
Date: 2018-09-07
Chinese wind turbine supplier and project developer Goldwind reports it is seeking a purchaser for its wind and large-scale solar development pipeline in the Land Down Under. Goldwind's planed exit from the Australian market may be partially attributed to the government's failed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy which the Australian electricity marketplace without an effective policy setting beyond 2020.

Goldwind Australia aims to sell the portfolio in full or part before the end of November, this year. (Source: Goldwind Australia, Various Media, PV Mag Australia, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: Goldwind Energy, +61 (2) 9008 1715, info@goldwindaustralia.com, www.goldwindaustralia.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Goldwind,  Wind,  Solar,  


Chile's Punta Sierra Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l. Report)
Punta Sierra,China State Power Investment Corporation
Date: 2018-08-27
In Santiago, Pacific Hydro is reporting its 32 turbine, $140 million Punta Sierra wind farm in Chile is now online.

The 82 MW facility is the Pacific Hydro's first wind farm in Chile and the first wind farm financed by China State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) in the South American country.

Punta Sierra wind farm incorporates 32 Goldwind turbines of 2.55 MW and will offset 100,000 tpy of CO2 while supplying sufficient energy for approximately 130,000 homes per year. (Source: Pacific Hydro, Santiago Times, 25 Aug., 2018) Contact: Pacific Hydro, http://pacifichydro.com/english/projects/chile/punta-sierra-wind-farm; China State Power Investment Corporation, www.spic.com.cn/overview.htm

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pacific Hydro,  Wind,  Punta Sierra,  


Primus Power Confirms Chinese Energy Storage Installation (Ind. Report)
Primus Power,Goldwind
Date: 2018-04-02
San Francisco-based stationary energy storage specialist Primus Power is reporting installation of its new long-life sustainable battery energy storage system at the Beijing campus of Etechwin, the microgrid subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind.

Primus' EnergyPod2, a second generation long-duration, fade-free flow battery system with five hour discharge and 20-year life span delivers a total cost of ownership up to 50 pct less than conventional lithium-ion battery systems, the company says. (Source: Primus Power, Xinhua, 2 April, 2018) Contact: Primus Power, Tom Stepien, CEO, (510) 342-7600, www.primuspower.com; Goldwind, Etechwin, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Primus Power,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  Goldwind,  


Vestas Tops Top Ten Wind Turbine OEMs List (Int'l Report)
Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, General Electric and Enercon,Vestas
Date: 2018-02-28
According to Baltimore-based business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Danish manufacturer Vestas was the world's largest wind turbine supplier in 2017, due to its wide geographic diversification strategy and strong performance in the US market.

Vestas is followed by Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, General Electric and Enercon, in that order. The rest of the wind OEMs in the top 10 are all Chinese-based manufacturers. (Source: FTI Consulting, ESI Africa, 26 Feb., 2018) Contact: FTI Consulting, www.fticonsulting.com; Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  Vestas,  Siemens Gamesa,  Goldwind,  GE Wind,  Enercon,  


$250Mn Texas Rattlesnake Wind Farm Underway (Ind. Report)
Goldwind,Renewable Energy Systems
Date: 2017-12-15
In the Lone Star State, the first eight of a total 64 wind turbines in the Rattlesnake Wind Project -- a partnership between Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and China's Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd -- are under construction at Melvin, Texas. The Rattlesnake Wind Project, which will utilize Goldwind 2.5 MW permanent-magnet, direct drive turbines, is RES's 18th wind project in Texas and its largest. When fully operational, the wind farm will have capacity of 160 MW of electricity which will be interconnected to Lower Colorado River Authority's 345kV system located approximately 15 miles north of the wind farm. The total project cost is projected at $250 million. (Source: Renewable Energy Systems, Various Media, live, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: Renewable Energy Systems +44 0 1923 299200, www.res-group.com; Goldwind Global, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Renewable Energy Systems,  Goldwind,  Ratlesnake Wind,  


Goldwind's White Rock Solar Farm Installs First Panels (Int'l)
Goldwind Energy
Date: 2017-11-29
In the Land Down Under, Goldwind Energy reports the first of 72,000 panels have now been installed at its solar-wind hybrid renewable energy facility adjacent its White Rock Wind Farm, 20 km west of Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia.

According to the company the project is well underway. Construction of civil works on boundary fencing, access and internal roads has been completed while significant structural work on frames and piling installation is progressing, the company says.

A total of 72,000 solar panels will be installed over the coming months. When fully operational, the facility will generate sufficient electric power 7,200 homes. the solar farm will have the capacity to generate electricity to supply the equivalent of approximately 7,200 average NSW homes.

White Rock Solar is Goldwind's second wind-solar hybrid project following the 10MW Gullen Solar project, also in New South Wales. (Source: Goldwind Energy, Nov., 2017) Contact: Goldwind Energy, +61 (2) 9008 1715, info@goldwindaustralia.com, www.goldwindaustralia.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Goldwind Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  


Wind Ind. Gifts $1Mn for Hurricane Harvey Recovery (Ind. Report)
AWEA,Pattern Energy
Date: 2017-09-15
Pattern Energy Group Inc. reports it is joining with other American wind energy companies as a keystone partner of Habitat Hammers Back, the Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding initiative led by Habitat for Humanity.

The companies -- Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, E.ON, Goldwind Americas, Hannon Armstrong, Invenergy, Leeward Renewable Energy, MAP Royalty, Pattern Energy, TPI Composites and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA – are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms. (Source: Pattern Energy, NA Wind Power, Various Others, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pattern Energy, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, matt.dallas@patternnenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com; Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org; AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Pattern Energy,  AWEA,  


Modon, Goldwind Ink Saudi Wind-Turbines Agreement (Int'l)
Saudi Industrial Property Authority,Goldwind Science & Technology
Date: 2017-08-28
Riyadh-headquartered Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) and National Industrial Clusters Development Program have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China-headquartered Goldwind Science & Technology to explore wind-turbines manufacturing opportunities in the kingdom.

Under the terms of the agreement, Modon will allocate land to the Chinese company in its industrial cities and the National Industrial Clusters Development Program will assist Goldwind in identifying investment opportunities and support its search for local partners. (Source: TradeArabia News Service, 25 Aug., 2017) Contact: Saudi Industrial Property Authority, info@modon.gov.sa, www.modon.gov.sa/en; Goldwind, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  Goldwind Science & Technology ,  


Origin Selling Aussie Wind Farm to Goldwind for $110Mn (M&A)
Origin Energy , Goldwind
Date: 2017-05-10
In the Land Down Under, Origin Energy has agreed to sell its Stockyard Hill wind farm project which is under-development in Victoria to China's Goldwind for $110 million. The agreement includes an 11 year power purchase agreement under which Origin will purchase all the power from the 530 MW project and associated renewable energy certificates once operations start in 2019.

The sale is part of Origin's asset divestment program, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt, the company says. (Source: Origin Energy, SkyNews, 8 May, 2017) Contact: Origin Energy Ltd., Frank Calabria, +61 3 8635 3485, www.originenergy.com.au; Goldwind Global, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Origin Energy,  Goldwind,  Wind ,  


MAKE Names Vestas Top Wind Turbine Manufacturer (Ind. Report)
Vestas,MAKE Consulting
Date: 2017-04-05
New market analysis from Denmark-headquartered MAKE Consulting has tagged Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas as the leading wind turbine OEM in 2016, with the company further strengthening its stranglehold on the top spot as the world's leading wind OEM, with 8.7 GW added across 36 markets in 2016. Vestas nearest competitor GE, by nearly three percentage-points -- the largest differential between the top two spots in the ranking since 2013.

MAKE ranks the top 10 in descending order as Vestas, GE, Goldwind, Gamesa, Siemens, Enron, Nordex, United Power, Mingyang and Envision. (Source: MAKE, CleanTechnica, 3 April, 2017) Contact: MAKE Consulting, +45 7026 6628, info@consultmake.com, www.consultmake.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  Vestas,  


Vestas Reclaims First in Wind Turbine Maker Ranking (Int'l)
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Date: 2017-02-24
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Danish wind turbine specialist Vestas reclaimed the top spot in the annual ranking of wind turbine manufacturers with 8.7 GW of turbines installed in 2016, good for 16 pct of all onshore wind installations last year.

General Electric placed second with 6.5GW, some 0.6GW more than in 2015. Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology fell from first to third place with 6.4GW in 2016, while Spain's Gamesa came in fourth place for onshore turbine installations, narrowly ahead of Germany’s Enercon. Nordex Group is in sixth place, after its merger with Acciona Windpower last year. China's Guodian United Power remained in seventh place, ahead of Siemens which fell four places in the onshore ranking compared to 2015. China's Ming Yang and Envision tied for ninth place.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance compiles its annual onshore and offshore turbine manufacturer ranking based on its unique bottom-up project database and selected market sources to provide a global, harmonized methodology. (Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance. 22 Feb., 2017)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Bloomberg New Energy Finance,  


Goldwind, Apple Partnering on Chinese Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Apple,Goldwind
Date: 2016-12-14
China's Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. (Goldwind) reports it has sealed a deal with high-tech giant Apple under which Apple will hold a 30 stake stake in four separate wind projects being developed in China.

Under the terms of the agreement, Goldwind's wholly owned subsidiary Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd. and Apple agree to cooperate on wind power projects, and actively promote certain of the Company's green power in local projects.. Beijing Tianrun will transfer a 30 pct equity share of the Target Project Companies -- subsidiaries set up to develop and operate a project -- of four wind projects to Apple, which will make the four projects cooperative joint ventures between the two companies. The four companies-projects are: Nanyang Runtang New Energy Co., Ltd. in Henan Province; Zibo Runchuan New Energy Co., Ltd. in Shandong Province; Shuozhou Pinglu Sineng Wind Power Co., Ltd. in Shanxi Province; and the Qiaojia Tianqiao Wind Power Co., Ltd. in Yunnan Province. (Source: Goldwind, Various Media, 12 Dec., 20160 Contact: Apple, www.apple.com, Goldwind Global, www.goldwindglobal.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apple,  Goldwind,  Wind,  China Wind,  

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