Vestas secures 66 MW wind power order in Turkey

Vestas has received a wind energy order for 20 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines for the Suloglu wind farm in Edirne, in western Turkey, for a total capacity of 66 MW.       The order was placed by Steag GmbH, one of Germany’s largest electricity producers. The contract includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the … Continue reading Vestas secures 66 MW wind power order in Turkey

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India’s Wind Power Capacity To Double In Five Years: Global Wind Energy Council

Through the effective implementation of existing policies India’s wind energy capacity could double over the next five years, latest estimates of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show. The recent re-introduction of a crucial tax incentive for wind energy project developers in addition to a generation-based financial incentive will help India push its installed wind … Continue reading India’s Wind Power Capacity To Double In Five Years: Global Wind Energy Council

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Tararua Wind Farm – world record wind turbine output

Two of the thirty one Vestas V90 wind turbines operating at Trustpower’s Tararua wind farm have set a world record for their total output, producing 100,000,000 KWh of electricity. These turbines are less than halfway through their design life.   This is a world first for any Vestas turbine. The V90-3MW machines used at Tararua … Continue reading Tararua Wind Farm – world record wind turbine output

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GDF SUEZ Energy UK Secures Power Purchase Agreement With Ground-Breaking Community-Owned Wind Farm

Specialist business-to-business energy supplier GDF SUEZ Energy UK has agreed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Beinn Ghrideag Community Wind Farm – its first such agreement with a community-owned renewable generator.   The company will buy all of the electricity generated by this new wind farm, which is located on the Isle of Lewis in … Continue reading GDF SUEZ Energy UK Secures Power Purchase Agreement With Ground-Breaking Community-Owned Wind Farm

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SunEdison Wins 150 Megawatts Of Solar Photovoltaic Projects In Karnataka India

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has won 5 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 150 megawatts (MW) from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) as announced by the Government of Karnataka. SunEdison or SunEdison affiliates, including Yieldcos, are envisioned as the … Continue reading SunEdison Wins 150 Megawatts Of Solar Photovoltaic Projects In Karnataka India

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Denmark’s Offshore Wind Power among Best in World, with More Growth by 2020

Denmark’s cumulative offshore wind power installed capacity to rise from 1.27 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 2.24 GW by 2020. The country is now the second largest nation globally in terms of offshore wind power. Extensive government support and wind turbine technology modernization will assist the continued growth of Denmark’s cumulative offshore wind power installed … Continue reading Denmark’s Offshore Wind Power among Best in World, with More Growth by 2020

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Vestas wins wind energy deal for three Canadian wind power projects

TransAlta Renewables Inc. renews service agreements with Vestas for 204 MW of capacity in Fort MacLeod – Pincher Creek area of Alberta. Vestas has received a seven-year agreement to service the Ardenville, Blue Trail and Summerview II wind projects.  Located in the Fort MacLeod and Pincher Creek areas of Alberta, the three facilities total 68 … Continue reading Vestas wins wind energy deal for three Canadian wind power projects

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) ‘Black Hole’ Material Unveiled

The team were challenged as part of the U.S. government’s SunShot program to increase the efficiency of large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) ‘Black Hole’ Material Unveiled

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Wind energy in Greece: Gamesa supplies 41 wind turbines for wind farm plants

Within the framework of a turnkey agreement, Gamesa will install 41 wind turbines (2.0 MW each) for EREN at the Ptoon and Maristi wind farms. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has sold to EMV, a Greek subsidiary of EREN, two wind farm developments in Greece with combined installed capacity of 82 MW, … Continue reading Wind energy in Greece: Gamesa supplies 41 wind turbines for wind farm plants

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Solar Energy Will Be as Cheap as Fossil Fuel Energy by 2016

A new study on solar energy from Deutsche Bank bears very good news. Thanks to technology and innovation, solar energy will be just as cheap as energy from fossil fuels by 2016. That’s basically tomorrow, and it’s awesome. We have a few people to thank for this encouraging turn of events. One is Uncle Sam. … Continue reading Solar Energy Will Be as Cheap as Fossil Fuel Energy by 2016

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Wind farm dedicated in Nebraska with 43 wind turbines

Central Nebraska officials have dedicated a new wind farm project near Broken Bow. The North Platte Telegraph reports that the Broken Bow II wind has 43 wind turbines, doubling the number in an area northeast of the city. Construction began in January. The wind farm was placed into commercial operation on Oct. 1. Power from … Continue reading Wind farm dedicated in Nebraska with 43 wind turbines

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MidAmerican Energy signs wind power contract with Siemens for Iowa wind energy projects

Siemens will provide service and maintenance at 12 MidAmerican Energy Company wind energy projects in Iowa through June 2024. Combined capacity of more than 2 gigawatts (GW). Largest onshore wind power service contract to date for Siemens. Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy signs wind power contract with Siemens for Iowa wind energy projects

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Brazil’s first solar power auction to clear 500 MW

Brazil will take its first leap into commercial solar power generation on Friday with a rights auction of at least 500 megawatts of new solar energy plants, adding a new energy source as a drought reveals the danger of depending on hydropower.   Sun-kissed Brazil has one of the highest solar radiation factors in the … Continue reading Brazil’s first solar power auction to clear 500 MW

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Senvion (Suzlon) launches 3.2M114 wind turbines for Canadian wind energy market

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth-largest manufacturer of wind turbines, launched the 3.2M114 for the Canadian market at the CanWEA Tradeshow. The 3.2M114 is part of the Senvion 3XM series of 3 MW turbines with a rotor diameter of 114 m. It offers optimum yields on class II … Continue reading Senvion (Suzlon) launches 3.2M114 wind turbines for Canadian wind energy market

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Forbes column tries to claim wind’s consumer benefits are somehow a bad thing

A recent Forbes.com column criticized the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy but ignored that all energy sources receive incentives – even though the column’s authors represent companies that have themselves pursued such incentives. They also tried to recycle the thoroughly debunked claim that it’s somehow a bad thing that wind energy is … Continue reading Forbes column tries to claim wind’s consumer benefits are somehow a bad thing

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Offshore wind energy: Iberdrola wind farm in the UK with 108 wind turbines from Siemens

The 389-megawatt (MW) West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm is the first such wind power commissioned by a Spanish company and will generate enough electricity to meet the annual demands of 280,000 homes. Today, the UK Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, IBERDROLA Chairman, Ignacio Galan, and DONG Energy Executive Vice President, … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Iberdrola wind farm in the UK with 108 wind turbines from Siemens

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Iberdrola may cut size of offshore wind energy plant

British energy company Scottish Power, owned by Spain’s Iberdrola, said it might scale back the capacity of an offshore wind farm it plans to build off the English east coast because the government’s subsidy budget is too low. The East Anglia 1 offshore wind farm was originally planned to have an installed capacity of 1,200 … Continue reading Iberdrola may cut size of offshore wind energy plant

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Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm

A consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research, has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of … Continue reading Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm

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Brazil Raises Power-Rate Cap on Projects for Next Auction

The maximum rate for wind energy and solar power projects has been set at 137 reais a megawatt-hour. Brazil increased a cap on electricity rates for hydroelectric and thermal power projects to be auctioned next month in a bid to lure investment. Bidders at the Nov. 28 auction for hydroelectric projects with as much as … Continue reading Brazil Raises Power-Rate Cap on Projects for Next Auction

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