Masdar Delivers Samoa’s First Wind Farm

Samoa’s first wind farm, developed by UAE clean energy company Masdar, was inaugurated on Saturday by the country’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi. First announced during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2014, the 550KW project is the second to be completed under the $50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund, which is managed by Abu … Continue reading Masdar Delivers Samoa’s First Wind Farm

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Nanofluids potential for Concentrated Solar Power

A more promising capture method for concentrated solar power plants, called volumetric absorption, uses the material both to capture and transport concentrated energy.  A more promising capture method for concentrated solar power plants, called volumetric absorption, uses the material both to capture and transport concentrated energy. Despite the sheer magnitude of energy available, solar energy … Continue reading Nanofluids potential for Concentrated Solar Power

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Wind energy in Brazil is among the cheapest sources of power

Enercon GmbH’s Wobben Windpower is losing contracts in Brazil after tax authorities canceled some exemptions for wind power manufacturers in the country. The Brazil unit of Germany’s Enercon had a single customer so far this year, Mathias Moser, a vice president of Wobben, said. The company had considered leaving South America’s fastest-growing market after Brazilian … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil is among the cheapest sources of power

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Fluor completes 170 MW Centinela solar energy plant in California

Fluor Corporation has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power’s new Centinela Solar Energy Facility, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Located near El Centro, California, the 170-megawatt photovoltaic solar project will provide clean, renewable energy in the southwestern U.S. “The successful completion of … Continue reading Fluor completes 170 MW Centinela solar energy plant in California

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Mainstream Renewable Power gets planning permission to build 150MW wind farm in Calama, Chile

Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, today (28 August) announces it has received environmental consent to build the 150 megawatt Tchamma Wind Farm in Northern Chile. The wind farm, which will be located in the commune of Calama in the Antofagasta region, will cover an area of 1,900 hectares on land owned by … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power gets planning permission to build 150MW wind farm in Calama, Chile

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Iran’s biggest solar power plant

Iran officially inaugurated the country’s biggest solar power plant on August 27 – Malard – which is located in Central Alborz province, Iran’s Mehr News Agency reported. Vice President Mohammad Shariatmadari attended the inauguration ceremony. The facility has the capacity to produce 514 kilowatt hours of electricity, which is two times more that the capacity … Continue reading Iran’s biggest solar power plant

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First wind farm on the Pacific island nation of Samoa

Masdar has inaugurated a 550kW wind farm project on the Pacific island nation of Samoa. The development features twin 275kW two-blade turbines and is the second completed under the United Arab Emirates’ $50m Pacific Partnership Fund. The ribbon-cutting comes as Samoa prepares to host the UN’s third conference on small island developing states. Masdar chairman … Continue reading First wind farm on the Pacific island nation of Samoa

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NextEra Energy Canada announces completion of two Wind Power Centres in Middlesex County

NextEra Energy Canada, LP, today announced that its affiliates have achieved commercial operation at their Adelaide and Bornish Wind Energy Centres. The 60-megawatt Adelaide Wind Energy Centre and the 73-megawatt Bornish Wind Energy Centre are capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 33,000 homes in Ontario. “In addition to supplying emissions-free electricity to … Continue reading NextEra Energy Canada announces completion of two Wind Power Centres in Middlesex County

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AREVA: Offshore Wind Power: Successful Installation of 80 Wind Turbines at Global Tech I Wind Farm

The erection of 80 AREVA wind turbines was successfully completed at the Global Tech I wind farm with the last rotor star installation finalized today. The wind farm of roughly 41 square kilometres is located 100 kilometres off the coast in the German North Sea. AREVA’s 5 Megawatt M5000-116 turbines were manufactured at the Group’s … Continue reading AREVA: Offshore Wind Power: Successful Installation of 80 Wind Turbines at Global Tech I Wind Farm

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President of Chile Announces Grand Opening of Pattern Energy’s El Arrayán Wind Farm, Chile’s Largest Wind Energy Facility

According to Pattern Energy, 50 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines power the El Arrayan wind farm, which completed construction in June. The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, together with Jean-Paul Luksic, Chairman of Antofagasta Minerals SA (“AMSA”) and Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (“Pattern Energy”), officially opened operations … Continue reading President of Chile Announces Grand Opening of Pattern Energy’s El Arrayán Wind Farm, Chile’s Largest Wind Energy Facility

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Vestas receives 30 MW wind power order in Finland for nine V126-3.3 MW wind turbines

Vestas customer reconcept GmbH places 30 MW order for nine V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, featuring Vestas’ Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) that allow for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds. The Ylivieska Pajukoski project in the Ylivieska region in Finland will feature the increasingly popular V126-3.3 MW turbine … Continue reading Vestas receives 30 MW wind power order in Finland for nine V126-3.3 MW wind turbines

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Renewable energy sources generated 34.6% of the total mix in August 2014 in Spain

Renewable energy sources generated 34.6% of the total mix in August 2014, preliminary data from Spanish electricity grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) showed today. As much as 52.9% of the total energy output in Spain came from technologies with no carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, REE added. In terms of the different sources of … Continue reading Renewable energy sources generated 34.6% of the total mix in August 2014 in Spain

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New graphic highlights wind’s economic benefits, ability to strengthen U.S. energy independence

As you tell by AWEA’s latest graphic, wind power doesn’t just improve our economy. Now that wind is a mainstream source of electricity capable of providing enough electricity to power 15.5 million American homes, it strengthens U.S. energy independence as well. Help us spread the good news about wind power’s good deal by sharing this … Continue reading New graphic highlights wind’s economic benefits, ability to strengthen U.S. energy independence

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Maine’s largest wind farm gets preliminary approval

A proposal to build what would be Maine’s largest energy-generating wind farm has received preliminary approval from state environmental regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s draft decision, issued Wednesday by Commissioner Patricia Aho, means the department could issue a final decision as early as Sept. 5. The deadline is Sept. 8. The Maine Department of … Continue reading Maine’s largest wind farm gets preliminary approval

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International Energy Agency (IEA): Renewable Energy Market Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) today released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. According to the report, power generation from … Continue reading International Energy Agency (IEA): Renewable Energy Market Report

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Developing models for enhancing Concentrated Solar Power energy storage systems

For his PhD thesis Fritz Zaversky has carried out research into storage systems for thermal energy. In concrete, he has focused on simulation models for the behaviour of solar thermal energy power plants. For his PhD thesis Fritz Zaversky has carried out research into storage systems for thermal energy. In concrete, he has focused on … Continue reading Developing models for enhancing Concentrated Solar Power energy storage systems

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Solar power project planned for Myanmar

U.S. investors will help finance a $480 million solar power project in Myanmar’s northeastern Mandalay region, which will ultimately provide up to 12 percent of the country’s power generation, the U.S. Trade Representative and an investment manager said on Thursday. Under an agreement between U.S.-based ACO Investment Group and the Ministry of Electric Power, two 150-megawatt solar plants … Continue reading Solar power project planned for Myanmar

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Artist Brian Ritchard captures American wind power with his brush

As wind energy spreads across the country, its signature white turbines have become identified with American optimism and ingenuity. Artist Brian Ritchard’s series of turbine paintings pay homage to this view of America in vivid color and animated brushstrokes. According to Ritchard, his art over the past 25 years has been dedicated to “making and … Continue reading Artist Brian Ritchard captures American wind power with his brush

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SunWize installs Independent Samoa’s largest solar energy system

SunWize Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that it completed the installation of a 546 kW solar electric system for the Independent State of Samoa. The project with Samoa’s power utility, Electric Power Corporation (EPC), is the country’s largest, reducing Samoa’s reliance on imported fossil fuels. “For too long we … Continue reading SunWize installs Independent Samoa’s largest solar energy system

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