Electrawinds Plans 90 MW Wind Farm in Kenya

Electrawinds NV, a Belgian renewable-energy developer, will work with the World Bank’s International Finance Corp. to build a 180 million-euro ($234 million) wind farm in Kenya as the nation adds clean power to cut oil imports. The wind farm in Mpeketoni, southeast Kenya, will comprise 36 to 45 wind turbines for a total capacity of … Continue reading Electrawinds Plans 90 MW Wind Farm in Kenya

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The Photovoltaic Market in Japan

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is strongly promoting renewable energy and aiming to significantly increase its contribution to its energy structure. This has brought tremendous opportunities to the photovoltaic industry. While incubating great opportunities, the Japanese PV market also has high entry barriers for overseas suppliers. Japan

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Wind energy a big part of solving climate change challenges, not biggest threat to birds

By neglecting to discuss the main threat to the biodiversity on this planet – climate change – the recent article by Associated Press reporter Dina Cappiello (“Wind farms get pass,“ May 14) offered an incomplete analysis of the interaction between wind power and wildlife. As a non-polluting electricity source, wind energy is one of the … Continue reading Wind energy a big part of solving climate change challenges, not biggest threat to birds

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Poland could generate 6 GW from offshore wind energy

Poland could generate up to z?.73 billion from expanding its offshore wind energy program, provided that 6 GW of marine turbines are built by 2025, Ernst & Young wrote in a report prepared for the Polish Wind Energy Association. Such a development could also provide over 31,000 jobs and z?.15 billion in tax revenue, the … Continue reading Poland could generate 6 GW from offshore wind energy

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Is a High Renewables Future Really Possible?

In recent weeks and months, there’s been much to celebrate about renewable energy and the electricity system—wind energy and solar  power in particular are continually breaking records for installed capacity and actual generation. But amidst the celebratory fanfare there’s also been an undercurrent of skepticism—skepticism that a high renewables future could be here soon, or … Continue reading Is a High Renewables Future Really Possible?

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Solar Power International 2013

The solar energy industry is in high gear and at Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ’13), October 21-24, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, participants can plug into the technologies, personal connections and professional insights that give rise to new business and learning opportunities. Widely regarded as the can’t-miss industry event of the year, SPI draws nearly … Continue reading Solar Power International 2013

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Geothermal Energy gets a charge from Solar Thermal

Geothermal solar hybrid retrofit project receives Department of Energy Grant Approval   Marc Rappaport of Rappaport Energy Consulting LLC received notification the US Department of Energy (USDOE) approved a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant proposal for $ 149,900. The research will study the differential data from retrofitting a concentrated solar thermal array … Continue reading Geothermal Energy gets a charge from Solar Thermal

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Vietnam’s 2nd wind-power project comes on line

Vietnam’s second wind-power project in southern Bac Lieu province was connected to the national electricity grid, local media reported on Thursday. Specifically, after nearly three years of construction, work on Phase 1 of the Bac Lieu wind-power project, the first one of this kind in the Mekong Delta, with installation of 10 turbines totaling 16 … Continue reading Vietnam’s 2nd wind-power project comes on line

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Wind turbines arrives for Panama’s first wind farm

Spanish-owned Union Eolica Panameña, or UEP, started unloading the sections of the giant wind towers that will hold the wind turbines at the $440 million Penonome wind farm, the first wind power plant of its kind in Panama and the largest in Central America. The first two barges carrying the components for the wind turbines … Continue reading Wind turbines arrives for Panama’s first wind farm

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Gujarat’s wind energy capacity grows highest in 4 years

In yet another leap in renewable energy sector, Gujarat has registered highest growth in wind power generation during past four years. Installed wind power generation capacities in the state has increased by 36 per cent during 2011-12 to 2,966 megawatt (Mw), making the state second only to Tamil Nadu in India’s wind energy sector. As … Continue reading Gujarat’s wind energy capacity grows highest in 4 years

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Minnesota Power Doubles Renewable Portfolio with Dedication of 101-Turbine Bison Wind Energy Center

Landowners, political leaders and officials of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE: ALE) and Minnesota Power gathered today to dedicate to public service the company’s Bison Wind Energy Center, which delivers renewable energy east to Minnesota across a dedicated transmission line. North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp were among the guests who spoke … Continue reading Minnesota Power Doubles Renewable Portfolio with Dedication of 101-Turbine Bison Wind Energy Center

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North Dakota gov. marks completion of wind energy farm

With the completion of the Bison Wind Energy Center, North Dakota’s wind energy farms have the capacity to generate about 1,600 megawatts of electricity, Wrigley said. North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley joined utility company executives on Thursday at the dedication of a new wind energy project center. With the completion of the Bison Wind … Continue reading North Dakota gov. marks completion of wind energy farm

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SolarReserve, Kensani and Intikon Complete $260 million Solar Project Financing with Key Investment from Google and the PIC

The development consortium consisting of SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utility-scale solar power projects; the Kensani Group, an experienced empowerment investment player in South Africa; and Intikon Energy, a South African developer of renewable energy projects, has successfully closed project financing for the Jasper Solar Energy Project, a 96 megawatt (MW DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) … Continue reading SolarReserve, Kensani and Intikon Complete $260 million Solar Project Financing with Key Investment from Google and the PIC

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