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Wind power and solar energy generation in Iran is set to rise significantly

Wind power and solar energy generation in Iran is set to rise significantly, an Iranian energy official announced. “By the end of this year, the country’s wind power and solar energy production will double compared with that of last year’s,” Homayoun Haeri, managing director of Iran’s Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir) said. […]

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By 2020, China aims to have 3 GWe of installed Concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity

Two Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, each with a capacity of 50 MWe, received total lending of USD 250 million (RMB 1.7 billion) from the Asia Development Bank.   Concentrated solar power (CSP) has only recently been introduced in China.  In 2011, there were five approved Concentrated solar power (CSP) projects under construction. Their total […]

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Wind energy in France: EDF Energies Nouvelles starts-up wind farm with Siemens wind turbines

EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned the 24 MW Basse Thiérache Sud wind farm in the French region of Picardy. The wind power project, in the Aisne department, uses eight 3 MW Siemens wind turbines and is owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles and Diamond Generating Europe, a subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation. During 2014 EDF has […]

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Siemens publishes Environmental Product Declarations for wind turbines

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables has published four new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) brochures, each representing one of the company’s four product platforms, covering both geared and direct drive wind turbines for offshore and onshore projects. The figures are based on Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of four defined wind power projects: two offshore wind plants […]

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Metso receives a order from Zorlu Energy in Turkey for a geothermal energy plant

Metso has received a large order for flow control technology from Zorlu Energy Companies Group in Turkey. The company is building a new 45 MW geothermal power plant in Manisa-Alasehir, located about 560 km southwest of Ankara. Metso’s reliable valve solutions featuring high control performance and control accuracy will play a significant role in extracting […]

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Renewable energy could take a significant leap forward with improved energy storage technologies

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.   Historically, a major drawback to the use and cost-effectiveness […]

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NextEra Energy Canada announces commercial operation of its Jericho Wind Energy Centre

NextEra Energy Canada, LP, today announced that its affiliates have achieved commercial operation at their Jericho Wind Energy Centre. The 149-megawatt wind energy centre is capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 37,500 homes via its 92 GE wind turbines.   “This project is significant not only because of the emissions-free electricity it […]

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China Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Modern Renewable Energy by 2030

China can increase its use of renewable energy from 13 to 26 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of modern renewables between 2010 and 2030. China can increase […]

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Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

As part of their testing programmes at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, Alstom’s tidal devices have now generated over 1GWh of electricity, in actual operating conditions, to the Scottish grid.   Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine, deployed in 2013 as part of the ReDAPT  project, at EMEC’s tidal test site, has demonstrated […]

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