Wind energy in USA: Vestas 54 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA for 54 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines, totalling 108 MW. Turbine maker Vestas has received a pair of turbine supply orders totaling 382 MW for projects planned for the U.S. market. The first order was placed by SunEdison for a 274 MW wind farm located … Continue reading Wind energy in USA: Vestas 54 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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Offshore wind power: 630 MW London Array wind farm with 175 wind turbines

Saturday marked the second-year anniversary of the inauguration and completion of London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The sophisticated, 630MW wind power project — and Masdar’s largest international investment to date — continues to deliver clean and reliable energy to more than half-a-million homes throughout the United Kingdom.   Since its launch, London … Continue reading Offshore wind power: 630 MW London Array wind farm with 175 wind turbines

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The Submarine Electricity Transmission Market Is Expected to Reach $25 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for submarine electricity transmission systems, including global market forecasts for project value, segmented by technology and region, through 2024.   Today, submarine electricity transmission systems are being used more frequently for long and short hauls in undersea, lake, and river interconnection applications, allowing transmission in … Continue reading The Submarine Electricity Transmission Market Is Expected to Reach $25 Billion in 2024

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Solar power makes sustainable life in Tajikistan

Renewable energy currently provides the main hope that the world can avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change.   But in addition to its bigger picture promise, renewable technologies can help solve the pressing social and environmental problems of local communities without requiring complex gadgets or significant investment. In late December 2014, the village of … Continue reading Solar power makes sustainable life in Tajikistan

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China climate change plan unveiled

Brazil, China and the United States each announced on Tuesday new goals to reduce carbon emissions over the next 15 years, including through restoration of thousands of square miles of rainforest in South America.   Deese added that the submission follows from the target that China announced in the November 2014 Joint Announcement by Obama … Continue reading China climate change plan unveiled

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Wind power in Kenya: KenGen develops 400 MW wind farm

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) announced that it will develop a 400MW wind power plant in the Meru County, eastern Kenya. The wind farm will be financed by a consortium of development financiers namely the French Development Agency and the German Development Bank.   According to KenGen the first phase of the wind power … Continue reading Wind power in Kenya: KenGen develops 400 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in Great Britain: Siemens wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

Siemens has received a further order for an offshore wind power plant located in Great Britain: Siemens is to supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6MW direct drive wind turbines with performance enhancing features enabling a capacity of up to approx. 580 MW in total. The wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 154 … Continue reading Wind energy in Great Britain: Siemens wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

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Photovoltaic solar energy to supply record of 15% of UK’s power

A spokeswoman for the Solar Trade Association who works to promote the benefits of solar energy, said: “More and more solar is installed every day, it is likely that a new record is set every time we have good conditions now – and this week certainly is having them.”   The STA who made the … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy to supply record of 15% of UK’s power

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Wind power in Germany: Alstom, DEME and Merkur Offshore sign a contract for 66 Haliade offshore wind turbines

Merkur Offshore has signed with respectively Alstom and DEME a binding Turbine Supply Agreement and Balance of Plant Contract for the construction of the Merkur Offshore wind farm, including supply and installation of 66 Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines.   Additionally, Alstom has signed a long term service and maintenance contract. The turbines will … Continue reading Wind power in Germany: Alstom, DEME and Merkur Offshore sign a contract for 66 Haliade offshore wind turbines

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Renewable Energy storage project near desert center advances

An energy storage project that would support renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gases, create hundreds of jobs and add millions to the local economy moved forward today under an agreement by Eagle Mountain LLC (an affiliate of Eagle Crest Energy) to buy the Kaiser Eagle Mountain mine near Desert Center from CIL&D (formerly known as Kaiser … Continue reading Renewable Energy storage project near desert center advances

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New study highlights good practice by onshore wind energy industry in Scotland

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind energy industry, has welcomed the publication of a new report on the way onshore wind farms are developed in Scotland. The 2-year study by Climate XChange, the independent body which advises the Scottish Government on adapting to the changing climate and the transition to a low carbon society, … Continue reading New study highlights good practice by onshore wind energy industry in Scotland

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Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference. This concept could be applied in heavily built-up territories or natural areas … Continue reading Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

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Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for Rhode Island

Five massive structures that will be attached to the ocean floor for the nation’s first offshore wind farm are coming to Rhode Island. In this June 27, 2015 photo provided by Deepwater Wind, contractors at Gulf Island Fabrication, in Houma, La., work on structural components for a wind power farm set for installation offshore from … Continue reading Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for Rhode Island

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Iberdrola Renewables Files Potential Wind Power Agreement with Green Mountain Power

Iberdrola Renewables today announced the filing of a potential 25-year contract to supply Vermont’s largest utility, Green Mountain Power (GMP), with wind energy from the permitted Deerfield Wind Farm. GMP would purchase 30 megawatts (MW) from the wind farm, under the contract submitted today to the Vermont Public Service Board for review.     The … Continue reading Iberdrola Renewables Files Potential Wind Power Agreement with Green Mountain Power

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Van Oord installs Gemini wind power project’s first monopile

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has successfully installed Gemini wind power project’s first monopile. The offshore wind project, one of the largest in the world, will consist of 150 monopiles. The project is expected to be fully operational by 2017 generating clean and renewable energy for 1.5 million people in the Netherlands. Gemini is … Continue reading Van Oord installs Gemini wind power project’s first monopile

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Pattern Development completes C$393 million financing of 180 MW Meikle wind farm in British Columbia

Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced the completion of C$393 million in financing of its 180 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. Meikle Wind, which is expected to commence commercial operation in late 2016, is the largest wind power project in British … Continue reading Pattern Development completes C$393 million financing of 180 MW Meikle wind farm in British Columbia

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China plans to double global capacity of wind power, solar power

Government analysis of recent UN climate pledge says renewable deployment could be radically accelerated by 2030. More than half of power capacity installed in 2014 was renewable. China will be installing clean energy capacity equivalent to the UK’s national grid every year between 2020 and 2030, according to its National Centre for Climate Change Strategy. … Continue reading China plans to double global capacity of wind power, solar power

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India’s $100 billion push into solar energy

India’s $100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector.   The money pouring into India’s solar industry is likely to be soaked up by foreign-organized projects such as one run … Continue reading India’s $100 billion push into solar energy

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Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

  A new attack piece by a Koch front group, Institute for Energy Research, recycles their familiar attack playbook of starting with an inflated cost for wind energy and then mischaracterizing how the power system functions to argue that the real cost of wind is even higher. Once the incorrect assumptions are corrected, this and … Continue reading Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

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