California leads U.S. in solar energy installations, PV and Concentrated Solar Power

One of three solar fields at the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California’s Mojave Desert. The concentrated solar power plants there are the largest in the world. California became the first state to generate more than 5% of its electricity from utility solar power, according a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). … Continue reading California leads U.S. in solar energy installations, PV and Concentrated Solar Power

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Global clean energy investments grew 17 per cent in 2014 and reached $270bn

Global clean energy investments grew 17 per cent in 2014 and reached $270bn, according to new research from the United Nations.   The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in their new Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investments report that the findings come after two years of declines. A 148 per cent increase in offshore … Continue reading Global clean energy investments grew 17 per cent in 2014 and reached $270bn

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Burundi Signs Up for Solar Energy

Gigawatt Global, a leading solar and social development company and a partner of Power Africa and Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid sub-initiative, has signed two international grants for a solar energy project in Burundi, where only four percent of the population has residential access to electricity. The proposed project, a 7.5 Megawatt (MW) solar field, … Continue reading Burundi Signs Up for Solar Energy

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Wind power in China: Vestas wind turbines for the HECIC Fengning Senjitu Wind Farm Phase II

The order is for 25 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for the HECIC Fengning Senjitu Wind Farm Phase II project. Delivery and commissioning is expected at the end of this year. The contract includes supply of the wind turbines as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a two-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service … Continue reading Wind power in China: Vestas wind turbines for the HECIC Fengning Senjitu Wind Farm Phase II

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Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for two wind power plants

The order for seven V126-3.3 MW wind turbines has been placed by E-Group for the Posio I wind farm project in Posio, Lappland and Kuusamo, Northern Ostrobothnia. Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016. The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines, a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) … Continue reading Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for two wind power plants

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To Texas city, 100 percent renewables just made financial sense

One city in Texas has opted to go with wind and solar power exclusively – not primarily for the environmental benefits, but for the cost savings. The city of Georgetown contracted with EDF Renewable Energy for 144 MW of power from the Spinning Spur 3 wind farm currently under construction west of Amarillo. The facility … Continue reading To Texas city, 100 percent renewables just made financial sense

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Brazil’s 350MW floating solar power plant

Brazil has announced a massive 350 MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. The solar energy project at the 250 MW Balbina hydroelectric plant in the Amazon is hoped to be the first solar development at hydroelectric dams whose construction results in large and ongoing releases of methane as well as to the initial loss of … Continue reading Brazil’s 350MW floating solar power plant

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NTPC calls tender for Concentrated Solar Power plant near Dadri TPP

The job involves the design, engineering, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning of the Concentrated Solar Power plant. Indian power producer NTPC has called a tender for the design and construction of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near the 1,820-MW Dadri thermal power plant (TPP) in Uttar Pradesh state. Techno-commercial bids will be accepted by … Continue reading NTPC calls tender for Concentrated Solar Power plant near Dadri TPP

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Enel Green Power Signs 160 Million Euro Loan for Wind Power in South Africa

The loan, supported by credit insurance from Euler Hermes, the German Export Credit Agency, will be used to finance the investment in the Gibson Bay wind farm. The plant’s installed capacity will be 111 MW.   Enel Green Power SpA (“Enel Green Power”), acting through its wholly-owned subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (Pty) Ltd (“EGP RSA”), … Continue reading Enel Green Power Signs 160 Million Euro Loan for Wind Power in South Africa

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“Wind Is Power” photo contest

Do you have a great photograph of a wind project nearby you? Show off your skills with the American Wind Energy Association’s “Wind Is Power” photo contest! Simply upload your photo to Flickr with the tag “windispower” and set your owner settings to “Attribution Creative Commons.” Once uploaded with this setting, others can use your … Continue reading “Wind Is Power” photo contest

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Wind power and solar energy industries release handbook to help states use renewable energy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published a handbook for states detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants.   “Wind energy already cuts … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy industries release handbook to help states use renewable energy

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GE and Casa dos Ventos Work Together to Expand Wind Energy in Brazil

In response to the expansion of wind energy in Brazil and the importance of the source to the diversification of Brazil’s power grid, GE (NYSE: GE) announced the construction of two service centers focused on the operation and maintenance of wind turbines, expected to create around 100 new jobs. The support centers will be staffed … Continue reading GE and Casa dos Ventos Work Together to Expand Wind Energy in Brazil

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Tanzania awaits Chinese bank on wind farm

‘The wind power project has been delayed because of challenges in getting a concessional loan after EximBank raised its interest rate from one percent to two percent and lowered the loan repayment period to 20 years from 25 years’ reads part of a Ministry of Energy and Minerals statement issued last month giving some background. … Continue reading Tanzania awaits Chinese bank on wind farm

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WSSW2015: Small Wind World Market: Growth at Lower Pace

World market for small wind turbines reaches 755 MW,  a growth rate of 12 %, after 18 % in the previous year. On the occasion of the 6th World Summit for Small Wind in Husum (Germany), WWEA has released the global small wind statistics. The Summary of the 2015 Small Wind World Report indicates that 2013 was … Continue reading WSSW2015: Small Wind World Market: Growth at Lower Pace

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Iberdrola Renewables Seeks Applicants for Wildlife Grants

Iberdrola Renewables today announced it is seeking applicants for its 2015 Wildlife Protection Program (WPP) grants. The company’s ongoing “Legacy of Caring” campaign for wildlife and habitat awards WPP grants to avian rehabilitation groups. These partners play an important role in rehabilitation, community education and scientific understanding of birds of prey. Recipients in 2014 included … Continue reading Iberdrola Renewables Seeks Applicants for Wildlife Grants

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USTDA Supports Development of Hydropower in Malawi

U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MNREM) of the Republic of Malawi.  The grant will fund a feasibility study to support the development of a hydropower plant on the Luweya River, located in the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi’s Northern Region. “This grant represents … Continue reading USTDA Supports Development of Hydropower in Malawi

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Solar energy is best solution to Nigeria’s power challenge

The Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Ventures Plc, Mrs. Florence Seriki has said the best way to address the short fall in power generation and distribution and also cut down on wasteful consumption of electricity in the country, is to adopt solar energy.     Seriki, who extended her business venture from assembling and manufacturing … Continue reading Solar energy is best solution to Nigeria’s power challenge

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Wind energy in Philippines: Trans-Asia inaugurates wind farm in Guimaras

The 54-megawatt wind farm of Trans-Asia Renewable Energy Corp. in San Lorenzo, Guimaras has sparked tourism and economic development in the province.   Trans-Asia, a unit of Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp., marked the third month of the wind farm’s commercial operations by holding a dedication ceremony for the project. “Moving forward, we are … Continue reading Wind energy in Philippines: Trans-Asia inaugurates wind farm in Guimaras

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O&M push wind power and competitiveness

In Oklahoma, where Enel Green Power North America has 534MW of wind power online and 350MW under construction, component replacement times have been greatly reduced thanks to the efficiency of on-site Operations & Maintenance teams and the Conditioning Monitoring System that checks the functioning of all working wind turbines.   Enel Green Power’s wind power … Continue reading O&M push wind power and competitiveness

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