How solar energy, concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic, could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that PV could provide 16% of the world’s electricity and concentrated solar power (CSP) could provide another 11%. The report expects PV to dominate solar up until 2030 when the addition of storage to CSP will see it close the gap. The sun could be the world’s largest source … Continue reading How solar energy, concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic, could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

Continue reading

Marcus A. Wassenberg resigns from the board of Senvion (Suzlon)

Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO of Senvion SE in Hamburg since 1 June 2012, is leaving the company at his own request by the end of September. He will take up a leading position in an international company outside of the wind energy industry. Until a successor has been identified CEO Andreas Nauen will oversee this … Continue reading Marcus A. Wassenberg resigns from the board of Senvion (Suzlon)

Continue reading

Wind energy, solar power capacity catching up with nuclear power

Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuel power plants, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner in … Continue reading Wind energy, solar power capacity catching up with nuclear power

Continue reading

Fred. Olsen Renewables orders 24 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for wind power project in Sweden

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 24 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines including Vestas De-icing System (VDS) for a wind power project in Sweden. The wind power plant Fäbodliden, with a total capacity of 79.2 MW, will be installed in Västerbotten. Turbine delivery is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2015 … Continue reading Fred. Olsen Renewables orders 24 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for wind power project in Sweden

Continue reading

Vestas receives 49 MW wind turbines order for Kiyú wind farm in Uruguay

Vestas has received an order for 16 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Kiyú wind farm in Uruguay. The wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015 and commissioned by the end of the year. The order has been placed by Taxway S.A., fully owned by Spain-based Grupo Cobra. The … Continue reading Vestas receives 49 MW wind turbines order for Kiyú wind farm in Uruguay

Continue reading

Pattern Energy Signs PPA Deals for Wind Energy and Solar Power

Pattern Energy Group LP, the closely held developer associated with Pattern Energy Group Inc., has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for a wind farm in Ontario. The 100-megawatt Belle River project is the fifth Pattern Energy is building in Ontario with Samsung Electronics Co.’s renewables unit, the San Francisco-based developer said today in a … Continue reading Pattern Energy Signs PPA Deals for Wind Energy and Solar Power

Continue reading

Nordex wind power gets 51 MW Finland wind farm deal

The financial investor Impax Asset Management has placed a second order with Nordex to build a wind farm in Finland. The Kuolavaara-Keulakkopää project (“KUKE”) is being constructed in Finnish Lapland and will comprise 17 N117/3000 Delta wind turbines especially designed for these regions with their medium-strength winds. In order to cope with the cold weather … Continue reading Nordex wind power gets 51 MW Finland wind farm deal

Continue reading

Toshiba, Mitsui Complete 56 MW Wind Power and Solar Energy Plant in Japan

Toshiba Corp., Mitsui & Co. and partners completed a power station in central Japan that combines solar power and wind energy technologies. The Aichi prefecture plant, with 50 megawatts of solar capacity and 6 megawatts of wind, will start operations tomorrow, the companies said in a statement today. Six other companies are taking part in … Continue reading Toshiba, Mitsui Complete 56 MW Wind Power and Solar Energy Plant in Japan

Continue reading

AMSC Announces New D-VAR(R) System Wind Energy Contracts in Canada, United Kingdom, and United States

AMSC (Nasdaq:AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, today announced three new D-VAR® STATCOM contracts in Canada, United Kingdom, and United States. The D-VAR systems in the United Kingdom and United States will be used to meet grid interconnection standards and safely and efficiently connect renewable energy generation plants to … Continue reading AMSC Announces New D-VAR(R) System Wind Energy Contracts in Canada, United Kingdom, and United States

Continue reading

IEA: Solar energy, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, could dominate electricity by 2050

According to the roadmap, it could hit 1,000 GW of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity, up from 4 GW today by 2050.     Since 2010, generation of solar thermal electricity (STE) from concentrated solar power (CSP) plants has grown strongly worldwide.  Concentrating solar plants (CSP) generate solar thermal electricity (STE) while producing no greenhouse … Continue reading IEA: Solar energy, PV and Concentrated Solar Power, could dominate electricity by 2050

Continue reading

Switch to wind power electricity at your house or apartment

Did you know that in 13 U.S. states — Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — residents have the opportunity to choose who supplies their electricity? That means that you can choose wind power, rather than the power that your utility company … Continue reading Switch to wind power electricity at your house or apartment

Continue reading

Work on 29 wind energy projects in progress in Pakistan

Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has said that deal with the prevailing energy crisis, 29 wind power projects with a cumulative capacity of 1669.5 MW are in different stages of development. Official sources said on Sunday that the AEDB was pursuing the development of wind power projects by the private sector investors to overcome energy … Continue reading Work on 29 wind energy projects in progress in Pakistan

Continue reading

Outokumpu’s duplex reaches new heights in wind power towers

Finnish hollow stainless steel section manufacturer Stalatube has selected Outokumpu’s duplex stainless steel as one of the main construction material for its new StalaWind wind power towers. Duplex stainless steel is a strong and durable material, which provides very good features in this demanding application. Says Markku Koponen, Director of Stalatube’s Energy Sector: “The turbine … Continue reading Outokumpu’s duplex reaches new heights in wind power towers

Continue reading

Schneider Electric solution to manage operations at SA’s inaugural concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to install the distributed control system (DCS) for the two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One, in South Africa.     Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has signed an agreement to design, install and manage the distributed control system (DCS) … Continue reading Schneider Electric solution to manage operations at SA’s inaugural concentrated solar power (CSP) plants

Continue reading

Jamaica wind farm makes $210 million profit

Based on a recent national Wind Resource Assessment study, Wigton has identified four locations suitable for wind energy development in addition to its existing operations. The sites are Winchester at the foot of the John Crow Mountains in St. Thomas, Kemps Hill in Clarendon and Rose Hill and Top Lincoln in Manchester. Energy Minister Phillip … Continue reading Jamaica wind farm makes $210 million profit

Continue reading

EDC set to start operation of Burgos wind power in Philippines

Renewable energy producer Energy Development Corp. expects to start the testing and commissioning of the 150-megawatt Burgos wind power project in Ilocos Norte within the year, a company official said over the weekend. EDC is considering expanding its recently-commissioned 49.4-megawatt (MW) geothermal power plant in Negros Oriental.   “For the Burgos wind power, it’s more … Continue reading EDC set to start operation of Burgos wind power in Philippines

Continue reading

Germany urged to invest in solar power, wind energy in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany Syed Hasan Javed has said that the relatively unused potentials of solar and wind energy in Pakistan offer excellent  opportunities to German companies to develop bilateral business activities based on competitiveness, expertise, technical know-how and product delivery in the areas of solar and wind energy. He was addressing to the participants … Continue reading Germany urged to invest in solar power, wind energy in Pakistan

Continue reading

Wind farm developer Gamesa Wind Turbines has signed a 90 MW wind energy project order with Hero Future Energies

Wind turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer Gamesa Wind Turbines has signed a 90 MW wind power project order with Hero Future Energies,  a new venture of The Hero Group. Under this contract, Gamesa will supply 25 units of 2 MW turbines at Kavital, Karnataka, and 20 units of 2 MW turbines at Gunga, Rajasthan. … Continue reading Wind farm developer Gamesa Wind Turbines has signed a 90 MW wind energy project order with Hero Future Energies

Continue reading

Wind power would light Los Angeles

An alliance of four companies proposed an $8 billion wind energy project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind power generated on the plains of Wyoming to households in Southern California. If approved and financed, the sprawling venture would produce wind power equivalent to the output of a large nuclear power plant by creating … Continue reading Wind power would light Los Angeles

Continue reading

Brazil has created a unique energy matrix to fulfill its ever-growing energy needs

In the near future Brazil will remain South America’s economic engine, as can be seen by the country’s current economic surges. Many of Brazil’s recent economic successes have been closely related to energy developments, as well as the country’s unique energy infrastructure. This matrix includes a strong presence of renewable sources, particularly sugarcane and hydropower … Continue reading Brazil has created a unique energy matrix to fulfill its ever-growing energy needs

Continue reading