Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

Siemens has received two orders for onshore wind projects in Ireland. With 36 Siemens D3 direct drive wind turbines, the Cloosh Valley Wind Farm – also known as Galway Wind Park Phase 2 – will add 108 megawatts (MW) to Ireland’s renewable energy capacity. A second order includes 20 SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines for the Irish … Continue reading Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

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Gamesa contracted to supply 52 MW to ScottishPower Renewables

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has been contracted to supply 52 MW to ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s UK subsidiary, for two developments: expansion of the Hare Hill facility (capacity: 30 MW) and the Glen App wind farm (22 MW). Under the terms of the first of the agreements signed with the Scottish utility, … Continue reading Gamesa contracted to supply 52 MW to ScottishPower Renewables

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U.S. wind power sees second strongest quarter in history, ready for 2016

The fourth quarter numbers are in, and they are impressive: the U.S. wind industry recorded its second strongest quarter in history. Combined with the best policy certainty it’s ever known, American wind is poised for a take-off. Fourth quarter results 5,001 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity were installed during the fourth quarter of 2015. More … Continue reading U.S. wind power sees second strongest quarter in history, ready for 2016

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American wind energy industry installed 5,001 megawatts (MW) during the fourth quarter of 2015

The American wind industry installed 5,001 megawatts (MW) during the fourth quarter of 2015, more installations than in all of 2014, according to data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today. Overall in 2015 the American wind industry installed 8,598 MW, the third largest amount ever installed in a year and a 77 … Continue reading American wind energy industry installed 5,001 megawatts (MW) during the fourth quarter of 2015

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The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

The year 2015 has closed as the darkest in the history of wind energy in Spain, with zero megawatts installed. This has not happened since the 80´s, when a shy development of the sector started in our country, which was accelerated in the 90´s and consolidated in the next decade, reaching 22,988 MW currently. Wind … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

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Wind power in Finland: Nordex wind turbines for wind farms

Nordex has signed a frame contract with the Finnish asset management company Taaleritehdas. The companies have agreed on the delivery of 72 N131/3000 turbines for six projects in 2016 and 2017.     The planned projects are intended for different IEC-3 sites in Finland. The customer has now called down the first two wind farms, … Continue reading Wind power in Finland: Nordex wind turbines for wind farms

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Billions in benefits from adding more electric power transmission

Savings on producing electricity are just the start of the benefits to regions that expand their electrical transmission, according to an impressive new study issued today in Little Rock, Ark., by the Southwest Power Pool, which supplies 14 states across the central U.S. Fuel cost savings alone totaled $240 million in the first year, from … Continue reading Billions in benefits from adding more electric power transmission

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EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement to Supply 24 MW of Wind Power from Salt Fork Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to supply Salesforce with 24 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from its Salt Fork Wind Project in Texas. The Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) advances Salesforce’s commitment to power 100 percent of its global operations with renewable energy.   The Project, located in the Texas Panhandle in Donley … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement to Supply 24 MW of Wind Power from Salt Fork Wind Project

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E.ON: Installation of first foundations at Rampion offshore wind farm

Following the accomplished offshore wind projects Humber Gateway and Amrumbank West E.ON continues to battle the elements. The company has announced that the first turbine foundation for Rampion project in the UK will be installed this week. The project remains on schedule, despite adverse weather conditions that already disrupted enabling works to prepare the seabed … Continue reading E.ON: Installation of first foundations at Rampion offshore wind farm

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RES assists floating wind farm to hit first milestone

RES has assisted Hexicon to achieve its recent submission of a scoping report for the Dounreay Trì floating wind demonstration project by providing an array of development services. Since October 2014, RES has provided site selection, development, wind analysis and metocean services in support of the project. Jim Sandon, COO Offshore at RES commented: “RES … Continue reading RES assists floating wind farm to hit first milestone

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Protecting our most precious resource: water

California’s ongoing drought serves as a stark reminder that water may well be our most precious resource. Luckily, wind power helps conserve billions of gallons every year. In 2013 alone, wind saved over 35 billion gallons of water. To put that into perspective, that works out to 120 gallons per person, or the equivalent of … Continue reading Protecting our most precious resource: water

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Clean Power Plan overcomes first legal challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently issued a major ruling on the Clean Power Plan, deciding a stay of the rule was not warranted. Here’s a roundup of what people are saying about the announcement. The New York Times “We are pleased that the court has rejected petitioners’ attempts to … Continue reading Clean Power Plan overcomes first legal challenge

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Philippines is top wind energy

The Philippines is now the largest and fastest-growing producer of electricity from wind power among the 10 countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, an advocate  of  clean renewable energy, said over the weekend. “Our wind farms now have an aggregate installed capacity of almost 400 megawatts (MW) … Continue reading Philippines is top wind energy

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Governors’ coalition teams up wind energy and solar power to advance renewable energy across U.S.

After seven years of promoting the benefits of adding wind energy to the U.S. electricity mix, the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition announced today it will pair its advocacy work for wind with work for solar energy as well. The change is reflected in the group’s new name, the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSC). … Continue reading Governors’ coalition teams up wind energy and solar power to advance renewable energy across U.S.

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Wind energy in Brazil: Enel Green Power wind farm in Bahia

Once completed, Delfina will have an installed capacity of 180 MW and will be able to generate more than 800 GWh per year. EGP will be investing approximately 400 million US dollars in the construction of the new wind farm.   Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has started building its Delfina wind farm in Brazil’s north-eastern … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Enel Green Power wind farm in Bahia

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Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the growth of New York’s clean energy economy, address climate change, strengthen resiliency in the face of extreme weather and lower energy bills for New Yorkers starting this year. Additionally, the … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

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Wind power in Finland: Ikea to acquire 42 MW wind farm

Under the terms of the deal, OX2 will replace the existing 10 wind  turbines at the wind farm on artificial islands with 13 new ones supplied by Siemens.   The 42MW wind farm will include eight Siemens SWT-130 3.3MW wind turbines offshore, and five Siemens SWT-113 3.2 MW onshore. The total height of the turbines … Continue reading Wind power in Finland: Ikea to acquire 42 MW wind farm

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Envision Energy Establishes Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado

Envision Energy, a leading global supplier of smart energy solutions, today announced the establishment of its Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado. This marks yet another significant investment in R&D by Envision in the United States. Kevin Standish, a recognized leader in turbine blade design in the wind energy industry, will lead this operation. … Continue reading Envision Energy Establishes Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado

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