Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon in Mexico to attract USD 700m for Wind Power

Tamaulipas already has a 54-MW wind farm opened last year in Reynosa by Soriana. There are wind power projects in the municipalities of Llera, Casas and Matamoros, among others.   Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon states expect to attract over USD 700 million in wind energy investments as of 2015, Jose Maria Leal, head of Tamaulipas’ … Continue reading Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon in Mexico to attract USD 700m for Wind Power

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South Africa’s wind power forecast for 2015

Leading experts from Vestas, Siemens, Barclays and Green Cape discussed key questions facing this year’s wind energy market, and focused on the key concerns related to continuing the upward trajectory of the country’s wind energy investment plans. According to the experts, there was a weak link in funding the necessary transmission upgrades and a lack … Continue reading South Africa’s wind power forecast for 2015

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Offshore wind power installations stabilise in 2014

In 2014, the UK accounted for over half of all new installations (54.8%) with Germany in second (35.7 %) and Belgium (9.5 %) making up the rest. For 2015, Germany is expected to install more offshore capacity than the UK, which has dominated installations in Europe for the past three years. Wilkes says: “Germany is … Continue reading Offshore wind power installations stabilise in 2014

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Puget Sound Energy extends wind power agreement with Vestas for 429 MW of wind energy capacity in Washington state

Vestas has received a 10-year extension to a service agreement for three wind power plants in the state of Washington, USA, with a total capacity of 429 MW.   Vestas has signed a 10-year extension agreement to service the Whiskey Ridge, Wild Horse and Hopkins Ridge wind projects.  Located in central Washington, these facilities feature … Continue reading Puget Sound Energy extends wind power agreement with Vestas for 429 MW of wind energy capacity in Washington state

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Alstom and Andrade Gutierrez open new unit for the wind energy market in Brazil

Alstom, global supplier of equipment and solutions for power generation, and Andrade Gutierrez, one of the largest infrastructure groups in Latin America, are inaugurating an industrial joint venture dedicated to the production of steel towers for wind turbines, Torres Eólicas do Nordeste (TEN). The unit is located in Jacobina, Bahia, 350 km from Salvador.   … Continue reading Alstom and Andrade Gutierrez open new unit for the wind energy market in Brazil

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Offshore wind power in 2014: 408 new offshore wind turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW

In 2014, 408 new offshore wind turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. In terms of the total number of wind turbines installed at the end of 2014, Siemens remains the top supplier with 1,598 wind turbines, accounting for 64.2% of the whole market. Vestas has installed and grid connected … Continue reading Offshore wind power in 2014: 408 new offshore wind turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW

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Wind energy fuels transition to renewable energy in Germany

2014 saw the record installation of more than 1,700 wind turbines in Germany. They supply as much electricity as two nuclear power plants, giving an important boost to renewable energies. “The 2014 figures look very good. That was the best year for the buildup of wind energy in Germany. The industry can be very satisfied,” … Continue reading Wind energy fuels transition to renewable energy in Germany

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E.ON Climate & Renewables and GE Energy Financial Services close tax equity financing for Grandview Wind Farm

Located in Carson County, 26 miles east of Amarillo, Texas, Grandview was formed as a joint venture between EC&RNA and GE Energy Financial Services. A 211-megawatt wind farm, Grandview has 118 GE 1.7-100 wind turbines that can create enough electricity to power approximately 64,000 homes. EC&RNA has developed 2.7GW of wind projects in the United … Continue reading E.ON Climate & Renewables and GE Energy Financial Services close tax equity financing for Grandview Wind Farm

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EDF commissionned a 61.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm near Port Elizabeth in South Africa

EDF commissionned a 61.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm near Port Elizabeth in South Africa, its EDF Energies Nouvelles division said in a statement on Thursday. The Grassridge wind farm is the first of three projects awarded to EDF Energies Nouvelles in 2012 under the competitive tender for renewable energies projects held by the South African … Continue reading EDF commissionned a 61.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm near Port Elizabeth in South Africa

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SunEdison and TerraForm Power Close Acquisition of First Wind

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy developer, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq:TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants, today announced that they have completed their previously announced acquisition of First Wind Holdings, LLC.   In the transaction, TerraForm Power purchased 500 MW of operating wind power plants and 21 … Continue reading SunEdison and TerraForm Power Close Acquisition of First Wind

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Wind energy in Germany: wind turbines reached a record high in 2014, with 4,750 MW

German construction of wind turbines reached a record high in 2014, with 4,750 megawatts – equivalent to the capacity of three nuclear reactors – brought on stream. Germany now has 24,867 wind turbines in operation on land, part of a globally unprecedented plan to retire all nuclear power generation and limit fossil fuel use in … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany: wind turbines reached a record high in 2014, with 4,750 MW

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Wind power in Jamaica: Vestas secures 36 MW wind turbines order for the country’s largest wind farm

The wind power order was placed by the U.S.-based project developer BMR Energy. The contract comprises the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as civil and electrical works for the construction on the wind energy project. An interconnection transmission line will be constructed separately by the local utility. Turbine delivery is … Continue reading Wind power in Jamaica: Vestas secures 36 MW wind turbines order for the country’s largest wind farm

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Sales of Electric Trucks and Buses Are Expected to Reach Nearly 160,000 Annually by 2023

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for commercial vehicles that use electric drive vehicle technology, including global market forecasts for sales and the number of vehicles in use, segmented by country, drivetrain, and liquid fuel, through 2023.     All electric power for commercial vehicles has always been a challenge, because … Continue reading Sales of Electric Trucks and Buses Are Expected to Reach Nearly 160,000 Annually by 2023

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Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

The newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on Jan. 20 released its latest report on U.S. and global renewable energy. Published annually, NREL’s … Continue reading Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

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Wind energy in United States: What 2014 meant for wind power in 5 graphics

In 2014, 4,854 megawatts (MW) were installed in the U.S. – over four times more new wind energy than in 2013. There were about 2,500 wind turbines installed in 19 states – enough to power 1.4 million average American homes. However, the amount installed in 2014 still falls far short of what the industry was … Continue reading Wind energy in United States: What 2014 meant for wind power in 5 graphics

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Wind energy in North Dakota: wind farm shows made-in-USA credentials of industry

Over half the value of U.S. wind farms is now made-in-the-USA. This means that tens of thousands of well-paid American workers are the ones creating these power sources in over 500 factories in 43 states. For example, a recently completed 205 MW expansion to the Bison Wind Energy Center in North Dakota by Minnesota Power … Continue reading Wind energy in North Dakota: wind farm shows made-in-USA credentials of industry

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Senate vote doesn’t reflect wind’s bipartisan support

Congress should act to extend the Production Tax Credit as soon as possible, for as long as possible, to avoid forcing the workforce of the American wind industry off another cliff because of uncertain federal policy. Senator Heitkamp’s amendment to extend the PTC could have encouraged a constructive, bipartisan conversation about how to do that. Instead … Continue reading Senate vote doesn’t reflect wind’s bipartisan support

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Wind energy in Belgium: Gamesa wind turbines for wind power project of EDF and Eneco

Gamesa will supply seven of its G114-2.5 MW wind turbines to developers EDF and Eneco for a wind farm in Liege which it will then maintain for 15 years. Gamesa will install another 14 G58-850 kW wind turbines for EDF Energies Nouvelles for a wind farm being built in the south of France. Gamesa, a … Continue reading Wind energy in Belgium: Gamesa wind turbines for wind power project of EDF and Eneco

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Tuvalu Set for More Efficient and Renewable Energy

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million for the Tuvalu Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP), which will support Tuvalu’s goals of 100 percent renewable energy and 30 percent efficiency improvements by 2020. The Tuvalu ESDP will support a reduction in the reliance on imported fuel for electricity generation through investment in … Continue reading Tuvalu Set for More Efficient and Renewable Energy

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