Batteries to store solar energy

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is expected to jump-start the market for a home or business battery to store solar energy with an announcement later today in Hawthorne.   SolarCity — a residential solar company that, like Tesla, is run by billionaire Elon Musk — has already installed several hundred battery and solar systems in homes … Continue reading Batteries to store solar energy

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Brazil Wind Power: Wind Farm of Enel Green Power with 90 MW

The company has been awarded the right to sign energy supply contracts with the 90 MW Cristalândia wind power project located in north-eastern Brazil. Enel Green Power will be investing a total of approximately 190 million US dollars in the construction of the plan.   Following the public renewable energy auction LFA (Leilão de Fontes Alternativas), … Continue reading Brazil Wind Power: Wind Farm of Enel Green Power with 90 MW

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Wind power in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for a 20 MW wind farm

In Australia, Vestas installed the first wind turbine in 1993, and has installed around 50 percent of all wind turbines since then. Vestas has received a 19.8 MW order for six of its V117-3.3 MW wind turbines for the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm in Australia.    The order has been placed by Coonooer Bridge Wind … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for a 20 MW wind farm

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Abengoa signs a MoU with Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national Concentrated Solar Power

This MoU sets cooperation terms for the development of dispatchable concentrated solar power plants, in particular Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), in Egypt. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New and … Continue reading Abengoa signs a MoU with Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national Concentrated Solar Power

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U.S. wind energy accelerates record growth in first quarter

Strong growth in the U.S. wind energy industry accelerated during the first quarter of 2015, with a near-record 13,600 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity under construction across 100 projects in 23 states. This bumper crop of new wind projects will be on display in less than three weeks when over 8,000 are expected to join … Continue reading U.S. wind energy accelerates record growth in first quarter

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Germany’s DanTysk Offshore Wind Power plant inaugurated with 80 Siemens wind turbines

DanTysk offshore wind power plant in the German North Sea was officially inaugurated today. Siemens has supplied, installed and commissioned 80 wind turbines for the 288-megawatt project, each designed to generate 3.6 megawatts of power and equipped with a 120-meter rotor. Now Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of over 1 gigawatt feed offshore … Continue reading Germany’s DanTysk Offshore Wind Power plant inaugurated with 80 Siemens wind turbines

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Australian wind energy company Windlab will begin building a $50m, 19.4MW wind farm northwest of Bendigo

A new wind farm, approved in the Buloke Shire and due to begin construction soon, has a footprint of just 4.5ha (11 acres) with just six wind towers approved. It’s expected to have an output of up to 19.4 Megawatts.   “Reducing the buffer zone from 2km to 1km means a lot of smaller projects … Continue reading Australian wind energy company Windlab will begin building a $50m, 19.4MW wind farm northwest of Bendigo

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Armenia’s wind power potential estimated at 400 MW

Armenia’s wind energy potential is estimated at 250-400 megawatts, including 250 proven megawatts, deputy energy and natural resources minister Areg Galstyan told a parliament Q&A session today.   He said the only wind farm in Armenia does not operate steadily due to problems with air flows. He said wind farms may develop if favorable conditions … Continue reading Armenia’s wind power potential estimated at 400 MW

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India’s Madhya Pradesh approves 750-MW solar power project

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has approved the construction of a 750MW solar power station in Gudh region of Rewa district in India.     Madhya Pradesh Government spokesperson Narottam Mishra said the state cabinet approved the proposal to develop the world’s largest solar power station at Gudh. The state’s Ministry of New and … Continue reading India’s Madhya Pradesh approves 750-MW solar power project

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Access Power agrees Egypt solar power plant deal, in talks for wind energy scheme

Access Power said on Wednesday it had agreed a deal with Egypt’s government to build a 65 megawatt (MW) solar power plant and was in talks for a wind power scheme in the North African country which would generate 50 MW of power.   The developer and operator of power projects in the Middle East … Continue reading Access Power agrees Egypt solar power plant deal, in talks for wind energy scheme

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Armenia plans up to 70 megawatt solar energy by 2025

Armenia plans to commission up to 70 megawatt solar power stations by 2025, deputy energy and natural resources minister Areg Galstyan told a parliament Q&A session today. According to him, so far no serious solar energy project has been implemented in Armenia, largely due to the fact that solar power stations are still quite expensive. … Continue reading Armenia plans up to 70 megawatt solar energy by 2025

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Centerbridge completes acquisition of wind power manufacturer Senvion

The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SE (“Senvion”), previously part of the Indian group Suzlon Energy Limited (“Suzlon”), has changed owners. Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”), through its Centerbridge Capital Partners private equity investing strategy, has successfully completed the acquisition of Hamburg-based Senvion. All the necessary administrative, legal and financial preparations for the transfer of ownership are … Continue reading Centerbridge completes acquisition of wind power manufacturer Senvion

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Tata Power commissions 24MW wind farm in Gujarat; attains milestone of 511MW through wind energy

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced the successful commissioning of 24MW wind farm at Rojmal in Gujarat through its subsidiary Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL). The total capacity of the project is 54MW and with this commissioning, Tata Power attains the landmark milestone of 511MW through wind energy. Tata Power’s total installed … Continue reading Tata Power commissions 24MW wind farm in Gujarat; attains milestone of 511MW through wind energy

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Wind farm Amrumbank West starts producing electricity

Two E.ON offshore wind farms are gradually coming online, further increasing the economic significance of the company’s renewables business. Humber Gateway began exporting power to the U.K. grid at the end of February. Now Amrumbank West, which is located in the German North Sea, has also started producing power. The power from the first of … Continue reading Wind farm Amrumbank West starts producing electricity

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The story of Texas wind energy is a success

The story of Texas wind energy is a success, but it’s an odd history. In 1999, when Texas deregulated the energy market, a deal was struck to include a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), a requirement that power companies source a certain amount of their electricity from renewable energy by certain dates. Texas surpassed the original … Continue reading The story of Texas wind energy is a success

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Wind power in Portugal: EDF Energies Nouvelles completes extensions to two wind farms

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of additional capacity at the Arada-Montemuro (9.2 MW) and São Pedro (2 MW) wind farms in Portugal. These extensions have increased the combined capacity of these two facilities to 133 MW.   Originally commissioned in 2008, the Arada-Montemuro wind farm in central Portugal has now been extended by … Continue reading Wind power in Portugal: EDF Energies Nouvelles completes extensions to two wind farms

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Sempra U.S. Gas & Power places wind power order for 39 Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power for 39 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Black Oak Getty wind farm in Stearns County, Minnesota. The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management (AOM5000) … Continue reading Sempra U.S. Gas & Power places wind power order for 39 Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

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GE Improves Wind Farm Efficiency

When planning a wind plant, collector cable systems play a critical role in how efficiently power can be delivered from the point of generation to the grid. An optimal collector system design can help minimize electrical losses, cable and trenching costs and substation configuration costs. The new Wind Collector Optimization Service from GE’s Digital Energy … Continue reading GE Improves Wind Farm Efficiency

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Storage not needed to accommodate higher levels of wind energy

Recently, energy storage has been in the news. Contrary to a common misconception, very high levels of wind energy can be reliably integrated without energy storage. Energy storage is typically more expensive than grid operating reforms, which can provide the same flexibility services that storage provides. Large amounts of wind energy are already being reliably … Continue reading Storage not needed to accommodate higher levels of wind energy

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