EMEC awarded MRCF funding to develop unique tidal energy monit

The Scottish Government has awarded a share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to support the further development of an integrated site characterisation and measurement platform for high energy marine environments. The support of the MRCF Array Technology Innovation Programme (ATIP) will enable EMEC to further develop, … Continue reading EMEC awarded MRCF funding to develop unique tidal energy monit

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EDF EN Canada signs contracts for 350 MW wind power project

EDF EN Canada Inc. and Huron-Wendat Nation today signed an agreement concerning the installation of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project on a territory of interest for the Huron-Wendat Nation. This agreement establishes a framework for the Huron-Wendat Nation and EDF EN Canada Rivière-du-Moulin L.P. business relation and seeks to ensure economic benefits for both parties. “Implementing … Continue reading EDF EN Canada signs contracts for 350 MW wind power project

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Trina Solar Awarded EPC Contract for Jordan’s Largest Solar Power Project

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that it has signed an EPC contract with Fresh Fruits Company, a food storage and logistics company in Amman, Jordan, for a 2 MW rooftop solar power plant on the company’s stores and warehouses. … Continue reading Trina Solar Awarded EPC Contract for Jordan’s Largest Solar Power Project

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Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles Will Surpass 300,000 in Annual Sales by 2022

Wireless charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) offer several advantages over conventional plug-in technology, foremost among them unparalleled convenience for EV owners.  Until recently, these systems were in the R&D and pilot stages only, but now products have begun to reach the market, and several major EV manufacturers have plans to offer models with wireless … Continue reading Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles Will Surpass 300,000 in Annual Sales by 2022

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Vestas and Mitsubishi offshore wind power joint venture receives approval from competition authorities

Offshore joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi has received final approval from the Chinese competition authorities.   Consequently, all relevant approvals from both European and Asian competition authorities have now been received and final closing of the joint venture is expected to take place in the beginning of the second quarter of 2014. The Danish … Continue reading Vestas and Mitsubishi offshore wind power joint venture receives approval from competition authorities

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GE Announces Global Wind Turbine Repair Innovation Lab in Albany, NY

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the opening of its Global Wind Turbine Drivetrain Repair Innovation Lab at the site of GE’s Power Generation Repair Technology Center in Albany, N.Y. The center marks an investment in GE’s presence in the Capital Region and expansion of the local renewable energy team’s facilities. The facility is equipped with … Continue reading GE Announces Global Wind Turbine Repair Innovation Lab in Albany, NY

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Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition: Governors to work with the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission

In a meeting on Friday, February 21, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber — the chairman, vice chairman and past chairman of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition — and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners, discussed a wide range of topics, including transmission development, grid modernization, regional cooperation, coordinated … Continue reading Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition: Governors to work with the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission

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The story of Texas wind energy, floating wind turbines bring new opportunities, and renewables win in February

Before the weekend break, we have stories highlighting Texas’s impressive impact on the history of the wind industry, new floating turbine technologies opening doors for offshore innovation, and renewable generation increasing 30 percent last week. Texas is the undisputed king in U.S. wind power, and Mike Jacobs at the Union of Concerned Scientists is following … Continue reading The story of Texas wind energy, floating wind turbines bring new opportunities, and renewables win in February

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WINDPOWER Program Chair on 2014 agenda

In the March issue of Wind Systems Magazine, Kevin Alewine, Director of Marketing, Shermco Industries discusses his role as Program Co-Chair, along with Jayshree Desai, Clean Line Partners, for the upcoming AWEA WINDPOWER 2014 Conference & Exhibition, May 5-8, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to his position at Shermco Industries, Kevin serves in a working group within the Institute of Electrical … Continue reading WINDPOWER Program Chair on 2014 agenda

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Morocco opens final tender on 850 MW wind farm

Morocco has opened a final tender for construction of five wind farms totaling 850 megawatts, worth an estimated $1.7 billion, for which five consortia have been pre-qualified, state-run power utility ONEE said. Groups led by Spain’s Acciona, France’s EDF, Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, Morocco’s royal holding company Nareva, Britain’s International Power and Italy’s Enel won … Continue reading Morocco opens final tender on 850 MW wind farm

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EDF EN Canada and Huron-Wendat Nation conclude business agreement for Rivi

EDF EN Canada Inc. and Huron-Wendat Nation today signed an agreement concerning the installation of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project on a territory of interest for the Huron-Wendat Nation.\r\n\r\n“I am looking forward to a long and beneficial future and my compliments to Mr. Konrad Sioui and Mr. Jean Vincent, Grand Chief and Vice-Grand Chief of the … Continue reading EDF EN Canada and Huron-Wendat Nation conclude business agreement for Rivi

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How to Reduce Concentrated Solar Power Cost at CSP Focus China 2014

On February 18 the National Energy Administration, in conjunction with the related officials from the national development and reform commission (NDRC), invited the leading CSP players in China including CGN Solar Energy Development, Shenzhen Jinfan Energy, China Power Investment Corporation, China Datang Corporation Renewable Power, Zhejiang Supcon Solar and Huaneng Group attending the electrovalence policy … Continue reading How to Reduce Concentrated Solar Power Cost at CSP Focus China 2014

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Uruguay is preparing to buy 59 wind turbines from Nordex for a wind farm developed by state utility UTE

The order is expected to cover supply and installation of Nordex N117 2.4MW turbines (pictured) at the 141.6MW Pampa wind farm in the department of Tacuarembó in early 2015. Nordex will operate the wind farm and UTE will buy power under a 20-year deal. The German manufacturer signed supply and finance agreements with local entity … Continue reading Uruguay is preparing to buy 59 wind turbines from Nordex for a wind farm developed by state utility UTE

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Heartland Institute chooses fantasy over reality, ignores data showing wind power benefits consumers

The success of AWEA’s recent report showing the consumer benefits of wind power has ruffled the feathers of the fossil-funded Heartland Institute and one of its more notorious wind energy myth-makers, James Taylor. Earlier this month, AWEA authored a report summarizing the large body of evidence confirming that wind energy keeps electricity prices low. The … Continue reading Heartland Institute chooses fantasy over reality, ignores data showing wind power benefits consumers

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Global Wind Power Market Expected to Reach 760.35 GW by 2020

The global cumulative installed capacity for wind power is expected to reach 760.35 GW by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Favorable regulatory scenario with a view to reduce carbon footprints is expected to be a key driving factor for the market. Governmental support in the form of tax benefits … Continue reading Global Wind Power Market Expected to Reach 760.35 GW by 2020

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NexGen Holdings Executes $27 Million Agreement to Supply Wind Turbines to Energy Arventis

NexGen Holdings, Corp. (PINKSHEETS: XGEN) announced today that its alternative energy subsidiary WindPower Solutions, Inc. has executed a letter of intent to engineer, test and deliver $27 million dollars worth of 3rd generation Vertical axis wind turbines to Energy Arventis a United Kingdom company over a 3-year period. Energy Arventis has obtained over $180 million … Continue reading NexGen Holdings Executes $27 Million Agreement to Supply Wind Turbines to Energy Arventis

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U.S. electric car maker Tesla to build battery plant

High-profile U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors announced Wednesday plans to build a huge lithium ion battery factory, which is expected to bring down cell costs drastically. Tesla, known for its expensive but highly admired electric sedans, said on its blog that, with its goal of producing a mass market electric car in about three … Continue reading U.S. electric car maker Tesla to build battery plant

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Enel Green Power has completed its first wind farm in Brazil

Enel Green Power has completed construction of Primavera, its first wind farm in Brazil, which is only the first stage of a broad renewabe energy plan in the Latin American nation. By 2022 Brazil will have an installed wind power capacity of 20.1 gigawatts, more than all the other countries in Latin American put together, … Continue reading Enel Green Power has completed its first wind farm in Brazil

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Improving grid reliability with wind energy, new wind farm in Massachusetts, and drivetrain innovations

This Thursday, a study shows wind can improve grid reliability, new wind in Massachusetts, and GE innovates in drivetrain technology. Wind farms can help balance loads on the grid, according to a new report from NREL and the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado: A new study finds that wind power can … Continue reading Improving grid reliability with wind energy, new wind farm in Massachusetts, and drivetrain innovations

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