Zimbabwe Launches Solar Energy Policy

Zimbabwe’s government has launched a solar energy campaign as it battles to find a solution to its perennial power shortages.  Through increased use of solar, the government hopes to cut residential power usage by 40 percent. Energy Minister Samuel Undenge announced the policy Wednesday, a week after state power utility Zesa restricted most homes to … Continue reading Zimbabwe Launches Solar Energy Policy

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Enel Green Power sells Portugal assets

Enel Green Power has agreed to sell all its Portuguese assets to First State Wind Energy Investments for 900 million euros ($1 billion), as the renewable energy group shifts investments to faster-growing markets. Enel Green Power, controlled by Italy’s biggest utility Enel , said in a statement the deal will generate a capital gain of … Continue reading Enel Green Power sells Portugal assets

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Spares in Motion opens new office in Texas

As of October 1st 2015, Spares in Motion opens its new sales office to support buyers and suppliers in the North American wind turbine market. Jacob Knickerbocker has been appointed as Business Development Manager to strengthen our team in the North American market.  Jacob Knickerbocker is located in Justin (Texas) and has a Master in … Continue reading Spares in Motion opens new office in Texas

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Siemens receives major order for 151-MW wind power project in the US

Siemens has been awarded an order from Apex Clean Energy to supply, support installation and provide long-term service for 66 wind turbines for the Grant Wind project in Grant County, Oklahoma. The Grant Wind project follows an announcement earlier this year that Siemens will provide turbines, service and financing for Apex Clean Energy’s Kay Wind … Continue reading Siemens receives major order for 151-MW wind power project in the US

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Wind power in Finland: wind farm will be powered by 93MW of Vestas wind turbines

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the largest wind power plant in Finland to date. The order for the Simo III project comprises 27 x V126-3.45 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation, and a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. The delivery of turbines is expected to start in 2016, … Continue reading Wind power in Finland: wind farm will be powered by 93MW of Vestas wind turbines

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Renewables will boost Japan’s installed capacity to 390 gigawatts by 2025

Japan’s cumulative installed capacity will rise from 317.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to an estimated 389.8 GW by 2025, representing a moderate Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.9%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that while thermal sources will contribute the majority of installed capacity, with an expected … Continue reading Renewables will boost Japan’s installed capacity to 390 gigawatts by 2025

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High performance polyurethane seals for wind turbines

Wind power has entered the mainstream. By the end of 2014 global wind generation capacity had reached 369.6 GW according to Global Wind Energy Council. The share of wind energy in electricity production is expected to increase the coming years as wind has become increasingly competitive. Demand for wind will also shift to developing countries … Continue reading High performance polyurethane seals for wind turbines

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Over $5 billion in consumer savings resulting from wind energy could be lost in Ohio

Ohio’s Energy Mandates Study Committee released a report today recommending to indefinitely freeze the state’s renewable energy policy, a state law that would otherwise allow Ohio to harvest economy-wide benefits from its reliable wind energy resource.   The committee’s recommendation comes as new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the … Continue reading Over $5 billion in consumer savings resulting from wind energy could be lost in Ohio

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Suzlon completes wind power project in Rajasthan

Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy today said it has completed the commissioning of 100.8 Mw wind power turnkey project for CLP India. The project is located at Tejuva, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. “The project will provide electricity to over 50,000 homes and curb 0.21 million tonnes of carbon-di-oxide emissions annually. Suzlon will offer operations and maintenance … Continue reading Suzlon completes wind power project in Rajasthan

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Wind power in Thailand: Vestas wind turbines for 126 MW wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the 126 MW Had Kanghan project, located in the Songkla and Nakhon Si Thamarat provinces of Thailand.  Placed by Energy Absolute PCL, the order comprises 70 units of the V110-1.8 MW turbine, which will help Thailand reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels, thus increasing its … Continue reading Wind power in Thailand: Vestas wind turbines for 126 MW wind farm

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Ocean planning & offshore wind energy

Offshore wind energy potential in the U.S. is enormous, but as we’ve seen with early efforts, so are the challenges to making offshore projects a reality. Over the past decade the demand for limited space in coastal waters has increased dramatically, both from traditional uses such as commercial fishing, recreation, port operations, shipping, aquaculture, and … Continue reading Ocean planning & offshore wind energy

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Over $1.1 billion in savings possible on Illinois electric bills by growing wind energy

Illinois households and business owners will be able to keep more money in their pockets by the state continuing to grow the state’s wind energy resources, according to new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF).   The new results come from calculations made by AWEA … Continue reading Over $1.1 billion in savings possible on Illinois electric bills by growing wind energy

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seebaWIND expects new service contracts for wind farms with 150 megawatts capacity in 2016

The showing of independent service provider seebaWIND Service at HUSUM Wind was a great success. The trade fair, which took place from 15 to 18 September in Husum, brought the company new customers and enquiries about service contracts for Germany and abroad.   The bankability of seebaWIND’s full maintenance contracts has been optimised – the … Continue reading seebaWIND expects new service contracts for wind farms with 150 megawatts capacity in 2016

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Gamesa reinforces its position in spot wind energy markets with new wind power orders in Turkey, Cyprus and Kuwait

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed new contracts to supply 72.5 MW in three countries, expanding its geographic diversification to 54 countries, and its presence in spot markets, which represent 25% of the MW installed by the company. More specifically, Gamesa has signed contracts in Turkey (52.5 MW), Cyprus (10 MW) … Continue reading Gamesa reinforces its position in spot wind energy markets with new wind power orders in Turkey, Cyprus and Kuwait

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Wind energy in Bosnia: ERS to build 48 MW wind farm

The wind farm will have 16 wind turbines with a capacity of 3 MW each and is estimated to cost 127 million Bosnian marka ($72.4 million). Germany’s state-owned development bank KfW has already approved more than half the funding. The rest will be provide by state-run ERS.   Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic on Monday awarded … Continue reading Wind energy in Bosnia: ERS to build 48 MW wind farm

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Pattern Energy’s 200 MW Logan’s Gap Wind power facility in Texas starts operation

Expanding its operations in Texas, Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (the “Company” or “Pattern Energy”), today announced that its 200 megawatt (MW) Logan’s Gap Wind facility in Comanche County, Texas, has completed construction and is fully operational. Project Highlights The 200 MW project has completed construction and is fully operational Long-term power … Continue reading Pattern Energy’s 200 MW Logan’s Gap Wind power facility in Texas starts operation

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NorthWestern Energy reaches settlement agreement in South Dakota rate case and completes purchase of Beethoven wind power project

NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE:NWE) announced it has reached a stipulated settlement agreement with the South Dakota Public Utility Commission staff concerning NorthWestern’s pending electric rate case and has completed its previously announced acquisition of the 80-megawatt Beethoven wind project located near Tripp, S.D., from BayWa r.e. Wind LLC for $143 million. The settlement … Continue reading NorthWestern Energy reaches settlement agreement in South Dakota rate case and completes purchase of Beethoven wind power project

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USTDA supports 60 MW solar power plant in Tanzania

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to NextGen Solawazi Limited to support the development of a 60-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant in Shinyanga, a city in northwestern Tanzania.  The grant supports a feasibility study that will evaluate the technical and commercial viability of the power plant, conduct environmental and social impact … Continue reading USTDA supports 60 MW solar power plant in Tanzania

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Wind power a booming business in Texas

The Lone Star State reportedly gets nine percent of its electricity from wind power, with that number expected to go up. “Most of the wind turbines we have now are built along mountain ridges and up around Amarillo,” said Craig Overmiller, a professor at St. Philip’s College.   The wind there is caused by afternoon convection, … Continue reading Wind power a booming business in Texas

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