Enercon wind turbines for the Arctic

Tugliq Energy is nearing the finish line on a C$22.6m single-turbine wind-diesel-storage pilot project in Nunavik, located in the northernmost tip of the province. “We anticipate we’re going to begin generating electricity by mid-August,” said Tugliq president and CEO Pierre Rivard. The project will help Glencore’s Raglan nickel-copper mine, situated on a barren plateau some … Continue reading Enercon wind turbines for the Arctic

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Electric vehicles (EV) sales doubled across the EU in 2013

The growth of the EU electric vehicle (EV) market continued in 2013 as sales doubled, driven by the introduction of top-selling new models. According to a new report from the campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E), almost 50,000 plug-in vehicles were sold in the EU last year. The most popular EVs were three cars launched … Continue reading Electric vehicles (EV) sales doubled across the EU in 2013

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Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant for electric vehicles

Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they did not say where in the U.S. the so-called “gigafactory,” or large-scale plant, will be built. Tesla has said that Nevada, … Continue reading Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant for electric vehicles

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UK record: nearly 15% of electricity from renewables, more than half from wind power

Offshore wind power generation in the U.K. increased by 52% last year, and onshore wind energy generation was up 40% in the region, according to a new report from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).   Furthermore, the report says electricity generated from renewable sources increased by 30% in 2013 compared to the … Continue reading UK record: nearly 15% of electricity from renewables, more than half from wind power

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Where will wind power be in 2020?

Wind energy has sailed through stormy waters when it comes to politics in recent years. Since 2009, European governments across the continent have been chopping and changing their support schemes for renewable energies, wind power included, amid an enduring economic crisis. But what has the impact on wind energy been? Uncertainty has impacted investment plans, … Continue reading Where will wind power be in 2020?

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India’s wind energy potential 102 GW at 80 M hub height

An assessment by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has estimated that the total wind power potential of India was over one lakh MW (100,000 MW), the Lok Sabha was told today.   In his written reply, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent charge) Piyush Goyal said, a … Continue reading India’s wind energy potential 102 GW at 80 M hub height

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Renewable Energies in July covering 37.6% of the demand in Spain: 16.8% wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 4% and solar photovoltaic PV 4.3%

Renewable energy between January and July 2014 generated 48.4% of the electricity demand in Spain: 22.2% wind power, 2.3% concentrating solar thermal power and photovoltaic solar energy 3.3%. The mainland electricity demand in July, after taking into account the effects of the timing and temperatures increased by 0.1% over the same month last year. Gross … Continue reading Renewable Energies in July covering 37.6% of the demand in Spain: 16.8% wind energy, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) 4% and solar photovoltaic PV 4.3%

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Allianz Capital Partners orders 16 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines for first wind power project in Sweden to use the new Vestas wind turbine

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 16 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind power project in Sweden. The order was placed by Allianz Capital Partners, the Allianz Group’s in-house investment division for alternative investments. With a combined generation capacity of more than 1,000 MW, Allianz is one of the world’s largest … Continue reading Allianz Capital Partners orders 16 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines for first wind power project in Sweden to use the new Vestas wind turbine

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Nicaragua wind energy can curb tons of emissions each year

Mr Ban Ki-moon said the country has a vast potential to generate power from sun, wind and water. “Almost one quarter of Nicaragua’s capacity to generate wind power will reduce greenhouse gases by more than 100,000 tons of CO2 each year. Your country has vast potential of renewable energy sources, solar. You have a very … Continue reading Nicaragua wind energy can curb tons of emissions each year

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Renewable energy in Egipt

Egypt generated 12.9-billion kilowatt per hour from hydroelectricity, mostly from Aswan High Dam and the Aswan Reservoir Dams, but analysts believe much of the area’s hydropower potential has been exhausted. A solar-thermal power plant located in Kuraymat, 100 kilometers from Cairo, generates around 140 MW of solar-thermal energy, saving 5,000 tons of natural gas per … Continue reading Renewable energy in Egipt

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A 50MW wind farm in Kazakhstan has applied for a €54m ($72.2m) loan from the EBRD

The development, one of the country’s first big wind power projects, is part of a 300MW wind farm in the northern region of Yereymentau. A 50MW wind farm in Kazakhstan has applied for a €54m ($72.2m) loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The funding – which is subject to a final review … Continue reading A 50MW wind farm in Kazakhstan has applied for a €54m ($72.2m) loan from the EBRD

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Acquisition of a 14 MW wind power project in France

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”), through its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A., has acquired Calmont 14 MW wind power project in the Midi-Pyrénées region in France. “With the Calmont wind power project acquisition, Boralex is pursuing its growth in France, strengthening its energy portfolio in the wind segment,” said Boralex President and CEO Patrick Lemaire. … Continue reading Acquisition of a 14 MW wind power project in France

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The European project CSP2 tests the new Concentrated Solar Power fluid

The global system will be analyzed and scale-up will be proposed toward industrial Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) facilities (10-50 MWe). The CSP2 project puts forward an alternative heat transfer fluid (HTF) for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. We propose to use dense gas-particle suspensions -DPS- (approximately 50% of solid) in tubes as HTF; these tubes … Continue reading The European project CSP2 tests the new Concentrated Solar Power fluid

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States can benefit economically by using wind power to meet new EPA carbon rule

The first-ever federal regulation on carbon pollution from existing electric power plants can be an economic boon to wind-rich states if they meet them by developing more wind energy, the industry’s trade association will testify tonight in Washington, D.C. Electricity generated from a wind farm in one location lets a utility reduce generation from fossil … Continue reading States can benefit economically by using wind power to meet new EPA carbon rule

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What would a world powered by solar energy alone look like?

The Sun powers our solar system, so could it power all our Earthly needs, too? And if it someday could, where would all those solar panels go? According to a graduate thesis by Technical University of Braunschweig student Nadine May, the number of solar panels needed to supply the entire world’s energy needs would fill just 25,000 … Continue reading What would a world powered by solar energy alone look like?

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Germany: Onshore wind power grows strongly

In the first half of 2014, the German market for onshore wind turbines grew by around 66 percent year over year, with some 1,723 megawatts having been installed. The sector attributes this strong growth to some overlapping effects, specifically a race to get projects completed before the new Renewable Energy Act (dubbed EEG 2.0) takes … Continue reading Germany: Onshore wind power grows strongly

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China adds 6,320 MW onshore wind energy capacity in H1

Statistics released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) show China connected 6.32 GW of wind power capacity to its power grid in the first half-year, boosting the total to 82.77 GW. In the same period, the electricity generated and fed into the grid by the country’s wind energy installations totalled 76.7 GWh, up 8.8% on … Continue reading China adds 6,320 MW onshore wind energy capacity in H1

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Acciona obtained €68 million in net profit in the first half of 2014

Acciona obtained €68 million in net profit in the first half of 2014, i.e. 43% more than in the same period of 2013, basically as a result of lower depreciation and amortisation and of asset sales. These two factors drove a 65% increase in earnings before taxes (EBT) to €89 million, in spite of regulatory … Continue reading Acciona obtained €68 million in net profit in the first half of 2014

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NextEra completed a Canadian wind energy center

The wind farm will provide power to the municipalities of Bluewater and South Huron under Ontario’s feed-in tariff program. NextEra Energy, the second-largest U.S. utility owner, has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to build a $300 million wind farm near the Lake Huron shoreline. NextEra’s Canada unit expects to … Continue reading NextEra completed a Canadian wind energy center

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