ABB_id2059
in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

With the commissioning of Ontario's 270 MW South Kent wind farm, Siemens Energy says it has surpassed more than 10 GW installed wind capacity operating in the Americas.

Siemens notes that there are more than 5,600 Siemens wind turbines operating in Canada, the U.S. and South America, including Peru, Chile and Brazil.

Since opening its Orlando, Fla.-based American headquarters in 2005, Siemens’ wind power business has grown significantly.

In 2006, the company started producing wind turbine blades at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. Siemens then opened a nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kan., in 2010, which was followed a year later by a Tillsonburg, Ontario-based blade factory.

Additionally, Siemens has invested in wind power services in several locations in the region, including both its Americas headquarters and the new wind service training center located in Orlando, as well as locations in Houston, Goldendale, Wash.; Woodward, Okla.; and Chatham, Ontario.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: AWEA Says Stable Policy Can Protect U.S. Wind Investment

Although the U.S. wind industry added more than four times the amount of wind in 2014 compared with 2013, predictable policy is needed to sustain its long-term success.


High Net-Worth Investors Claim 'All Of The Above' On Energy, Renewable And Otherwise

According to a recent Morgan Stanley poll, high-dollar investors favor investment in renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar.


U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015