WindEurope hosts workshop with military and defence experts

Defence experts attended a workshop at WindEurope’s offices this week to discuss how wind farms and military aviation can coexist and operate side by side. Currently, airports, radars and military training zones are limiting the buildout of wind farms in at least seven European countries. The workshop highlighted that early dialogue and collaboration remain vital … Continue reading WindEurope hosts workshop with military and defence experts

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Nordex sells wind turbines with total capacity of 93.3 MW in France

So far this autumn, Nordex has obtained six new orders for wind farm projects in France. Altogether, 38 turbines with a combined capacity of 93.3 MW have been sold to different customers: 17 N117/2400s, 15 N100/2500s and six N90/2500s. Nordex will provide service for all these machines after installation on the basis of a Premium … Continue reading Nordex sells wind turbines with total capacity of 93.3 MW in France

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WindEurope highlights merits of auctions in reducing offshore wind energy costs

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the annual conference of the Swedish Wind Energy Association (Svensk Windenergi) in Stockholm this week. Sweden is expected to add around 500MW to its 6GW installed base of onshore wind this year. However, new investments are thin on the ground. The country’s joint certificate scheme with Norway, which is used … Continue reading WindEurope highlights merits of auctions in reducing offshore wind energy costs

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Vestas wind turbine certification process now in place

Vestas the first to receive turbine certification under new system administered by the IECRE (International Electrotechnical Committee conformity assessment system for Renewable Energy). Developed and driven by a range of industry stakeholders including Vestas, the new certification system creates a clearer, more harmonised, and less costly process to certify wind turbines and other renewable energy … Continue reading Vestas wind turbine certification process now in place

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American wind power on the rise, with 20 gigawatts more on the way

American wind power gained tremendous momentum in the third quarter of 2016 as states, utilities and ratepayers from coast to coast increased their investment in the energy source America agrees on. Over 20 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity are now under construction or in advanced development, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) … Continue reading American wind power on the rise, with 20 gigawatts more on the way

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EDF Energies Nouvelles’ Latin American pipeline close to 1.4 gigawatt (GW)

With 648 MW recently won in new solar and wind energy projects to be built, EDF Energies Nouvelles is stepping up the pace of its development in Latin America. In this area, the Group has a portfolio of 1,368 MW in renewable energy projects that are either in operation or due to be commissioned in … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles’ Latin American pipeline close to 1.4 gigawatt (GW)

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IEA predicts strong renewables growth globally, falling costs

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects renewables to be the largest source of new power capacity additions globally through 2020, thanks to continued reductions in costs for wind and solar energy. IEA’s Renewable Energy Medium-Term Market Report forecasts the global addition of approximately 825,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity by 2020, a 42 percent … Continue reading IEA predicts strong renewables growth globally, falling costs

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Top 5 reasons to question campaign rhetoric about wind energy

Candidate Donald Trump spoke to former candidate Herman Cain about wind power yesterday on Cain’s radio show. The result was a series of campaign trail statements that “cited bad information that’s out-of-date, discredited, misleading, and just plain wrong,” as we said the last time this came up. We’ve rounded up the top 5 facts that can better … Continue reading Top 5 reasons to question campaign rhetoric about wind energy

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American wind power reaches lofty milestones

With the first three quarters of 2016 now in the books, it’s time to pause and take stock of where things stand. Here’s what I see: a homegrown industry achieving milestones that seemed far-fetched just a few years ago. Wind becomes vital to state electricity mixes The biggest news so far this year is that … Continue reading American wind power reaches lofty milestones

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Siemens wins orders for five onshore wind energy projects in northern Germany

Direct-drive wind turbines from Siemens are gaining ground on the German market: Siemens has now received five orders for 23 of these state-of-the-art wind turbines. Two of the wind farms are situated in Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein, while the other three are to be erected in Lower Saxony. Installation of all five projects, comprising … Continue reading Siemens wins orders for five onshore wind energy projects in northern Germany

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