13 GW of wind energy projects was under construction in the US

The US had more than 13 GW of wind power projects under construction at the end of the first quarter to evidence a continuing boom, according to the American Wind energy Association. Wind farms are being developed in 21 states with Texas topping the pile for activity on 8 GW, followed by Iowa (more than … Continue reading 13 GW of wind energy projects was under construction in the US

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inaugural DOE Collegiate Wind Competition at WINDPOWER 2014

For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a challenge to undergraduate students from around the country to test their wind power skills in a competition designed to help the nation’s future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs continue to advance the wind industry. The DOE Collegiate Wind Competition 2014 will kick … Continue reading inaugural DOE Collegiate Wind Competition at WINDPOWER 2014

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An optimistic first quarter, wind power leads capacity construction, new wind energy for New Mexico

Wednesday’s roundup highlights AWEA’s first quarter numbers and the optimism for a PTC extension in the near future, wind’s leading role in new capacity construction, and how a new wind farm in New Mexico will power thousands of homes. As people head to Vegas at the end of this week for WINDPOWER 2014, the industry … Continue reading An optimistic first quarter, wind power leads capacity construction, new wind energy for New Mexico

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New Mexico wind farm to bring electricity to about 200,000 homes

A wind farm which will be able to power up to 200,000 homes will soon be built near Clayton, New Mexico. Triangle Gallegos of Hereford won the bid to develop the project according to the State Land Commissioner Ray Powell. The wind farm will generate about 500 megawatts of electricity and contain 285 wind turbines. … Continue reading New Mexico wind farm to bring electricity to about 200,000 homes

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Nordex USA awarded contract for 40 MW wind power project

Nordex will supply the 40 MW Fourmile Wind Energy Project for its U.S. customer Exelon Wind this year. The order entails 16 Nordex N100/2500 wind turbines with a hub height of 100 meters plus a 20-year premium service contract delivered and commissioned to the site located in northwestern Maryland. In view of the moderate wind … Continue reading Nordex USA awarded contract for 40 MW wind power project

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U.S. could double hydropower capacity in future

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it has found over 65 gigawatts (GW) of potential new hydropower development across the country, nearly equivalent to the current U.S. hydropower capacity. “The United States has tremendous untapped clean energy resources and responsible development will help pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable and diverse energy … Continue reading U.S. could double hydropower capacity in future

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Senvion and ENERTRAG sign contracts for 27 wind turbines in France

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth-largest* wind energy turbine manufacturer, concluded four contracts with ENERTRAG, one of the major renewable energy suppliers in Europe for supply and installation of 27 wind turbines with a total rated output of 54.45 megawatt (MW) for four wind farms in France. Senvion … Continue reading Senvion and ENERTRAG sign contracts for 27 wind turbines in France

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Gamesa secures a contract from GDF SUEZ to upgrade 19 wind turbines in the south of France

Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind power industry, has landed a contract from La Compagnie du Vent, a wind energy subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, to upgrade 19 wind turbines in the south of France. The contract includes the frames’ reinforcement as part of the life extension program of the 5 wind turbines of … Continue reading Gamesa secures a contract from GDF SUEZ to upgrade 19 wind turbines in the south of France

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Offshore wind power approaching 7 GW worldwide

Offshore wind energy is actually on the rise around the world, according to a new analysis by Fraunhofer IWES researchers. According to their new report, “Wind Energy Report Germany 2013” while the UK is leading with 50 per cent offshore market share, more than 2 GW are under construction in Germany. In the meantime, Japan is revolutionising … Continue reading Offshore wind power approaching 7 GW worldwide

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US to see 2.7 million plug-in electric vehicles on roads by 2023

Annual sales in North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.7 percent, report concludes. The largest regional market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is North America, with estimated 2013 sales of slightly less than 100,000.  Navigant Research expects that figure to grow rapidly over the next … Continue reading US to see 2.7 million plug-in electric vehicles on roads by 2023

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Defending the RPS, clean energy now, businesses driving development

With the end of the weekend comes a flurry of great news about wind power, including a take on changing energy landscapes nationwide, a call for more clean power, and private sector companies driving renewables forward. Steve Mufson and Tom Hamburger at The Washington Post wrote over the weekend to report on the strides made in … Continue reading Defending the RPS, clean energy now, businesses driving development

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Spanish island El Hierro to be fully powered by wind energy, hydroelectric

Spain’s Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power. A wind farm opening at the end of June will turn into electricity the gusts that rake the steep cliffs and green mountains of the volcanic island off the … Continue reading Spanish island El Hierro to be fully powered by wind energy, hydroelectric

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EDP Renewables enters the Mexican wind energy market

EDP Renewables (“EDPR”) has established an agreement with Industrias Peñoles, a leading Mexican mining company, for an Electricity Supply Agreement under self-supply regime for the energy produced by a wind farm currently designed for 180 MW, expected to be installed in 2016 by EDPR. The contract is set in USD and for a 25-year period. … Continue reading EDP Renewables enters the Mexican wind energy market

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Developing wind power efficiently: Nordex receives research loan from EIB

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support the research and development activities (R&D) of wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE. The bank will provide the company with a loan of EUR 100 million for its multi-year R&D programme. The global Group specialises in the development, manufacture and installation of wind turbine generators. Within the framework of … Continue reading Developing wind power efficiently: Nordex receives research loan from EIB

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Kerosene made from CO2, solar energy and water

ETH Zürich, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), ARTTIC and Shell Global Solutions have explored a thermochemical pathway driven by concentrated solar power. With the first ever production of synthesized “solar” jet fuel, the EU-funded SOLAR-JET project has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, water … Continue reading Kerosene made from CO2, solar energy and water

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Gamesa signs a wind power contract for the supply of 100 MW to Greenko in India

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed an agreement for the supply of 100 MW to Indian wind power developer and operator Greenko. This order falls under the umbrella of the 300 MW framework agreement reached in 2013, under which orders for 250 MW for installation at various wind complexes have already … Continue reading Gamesa signs a wind power contract for the supply of 100 MW to Greenko in India

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Chinese drivers hesitant to adopt electric vehicles

The room exploded in cheers when it was announced that the Denza electric car would sell for RMB 369,000 ($59,100), at the Beijing Auto Show earlier this week. A joint venture between German giant, Daimler, and Chinese electric vehicle makers, BYD, the Denza is the latest car to take advantage of China’s push to put … Continue reading Chinese drivers hesitant to adopt electric vehicles

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