European solar power market grows 15% in 2015; connecting 8 GW of solar power to the grid

In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to first estimates by SolarPower Europe, the association of the solar power sector in Europe. Demand for solar power systems in European countries increased by around 15% year-on-year, compared to 6.95 GW of new grid-connected solar power capacity in … Continue reading European solar power market grows 15% in 2015; connecting 8 GW of solar power to the grid

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First Reserve Acquires Mariah North Wind power project in the Texas panhandle

First Reserve, one of the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firms exclusively focused on energy, today announced the acquisition of the Mariah North Wind power project from Mariah Acquisition.  Upon completion, Mariah North Wind is expected to generate 230 MW of wind power, serving the high-demand ERCOT market in Parmer County, Texas, with … Continue reading First Reserve Acquires Mariah North Wind power project in the Texas panhandle

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K2Wind Turbine Towers set to reach mega heights with new techniques

Wind turbine towers are set to reach heights of up to 170m with new construction techniques and materials, according to wind power engineering specialists K2 Management. Tower heights have grown steadily over the last decade as operators seek stronger wind speeds higher up in the atmosphere – See infographic. Based on work with various clients … Continue reading K2Wind Turbine Towers set to reach mega heights with new techniques

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Vestas receives 200 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA for 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines, totalling 200 MW. Additional information about the project: Project name: Undisclosed at the customer’s request. Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 200 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 100 x V110-2.0 MW turbines Contract type: Supply-only Contract scope: The contract includes … Continue reading Vestas receives 200 MW order in the USA

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The World sets New Wind Power Installations Record: 63,7 GW New Capacity in 2015

According to preliminary figures, the world has seen a new record in new wind installations, adding 63’690 MW within the year 2015. The total wind capacity of the world has reached 435 GW. The global growth rate of 17,2 % was higher than in 2014 (16,4 %). Amongst the top 15 markets, Brazil, Poland, China … Continue reading The World sets New Wind Power Installations Record: 63,7 GW New Capacity in 2015

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Gamesa, Siemens negotiating wind energy merger

Siemens and Gamesa are in final negotiations on a deal to merge their wind power assets. A Siemens-Gamesa joint venture would overtake Denmark’s Vestas to become the world’s biggest wind farm manufacturer by market share, operating in the mature North American and European markets and fast-growing markets like India, Mexico and Brazil. Siemens is dominant … Continue reading Gamesa, Siemens negotiating wind energy merger

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GE rolls out 6-MW offshore wind turbine

Higher, bigger and more reliable wind turbines are defining the future of offshore wind. Harsh environments demand the technology provider to come up with solutions that have high reliability and less maintenance requirements. It’s a journey GE (NYSE: GE) started years ago. It is yet another example of how GE is helping customers build wind … Continue reading GE rolls out 6-MW offshore wind turbine

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Wake up call for policymakers as China overtakes EU on wind power installations

In 2015, China overtook the EU for total installed wind energy capacity, according to statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). China installed almost 3 times as much wind than the EU and now has 145GW total capacity to the EU’s 142GW. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of the European Wind Energy … Continue reading Wake up call for policymakers as China overtakes EU on wind power installations

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China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Energy Statistics release

Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record … Continue reading China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Energy Statistics release

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Over $2.3 billion in savings possible on Oregon electric bills by growing wind energy

Oregon households and businesses will keep more money in their pockets if the state continues to grow wind energy resources, according to new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The new data underscores the opportunity presented by a current legislative proposal to raise Oregon’s renewable … Continue reading Over $2.3 billion in savings possible on Oregon electric bills by growing wind energy

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Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015

Across the 28 EU member states, wind accounted for 44% of all new power installations, connecting a total of 12.8GW to the grid – 9.766MW in onshore and 3,034MW offshore. The volume of new installations was 6.3% up on 2014. Total wind capacity in Europe now stands at 142GW and covers 11.4% of Europe’s electricity … Continue reading Wind energy added more new capacity than any other form of power in Europe in 2015

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Senvion commissions its biggest wind farm in Poland

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has commissioned 14 of its two-megawatt (MW) turbines for a second wind farm around the city of Nowy Staw, which is located about 50 kilometres south-east of Gda?sk. Both wind farms are operated by RWE Innogy and with 36 turbines in total, they form the biggest Senvion … Continue reading Senvion commissions its biggest wind farm in Poland

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Wind power in Germany: Nordex gains market shares

In 2015, the Nordex Group outdid its previous installation record in Germany. Bucking the trend in the sector, the manufacturer increased the number of wind turbine installations to 437 megawatts (2014: 412 MW). This means the company improved its market share from 8.7 to almost 12 percent. In international terms too, Nordex stepped up its … Continue reading Wind power in Germany: Nordex gains market shares

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Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

Beth Soholt is the Executive Director of Wind on the Wires, AWEA’s Midwest regional partner. Wind on the Wires concentrates on the technical aspects of connecting wind farms to the transmission grid, and delivering wind energy to cities and towns in nine states from Illinois to North Dakota.  Xcel Energy recently said it plans to … Continue reading Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

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BCSE Factbook: Sustainable energy transforming America’s energy mix

American wind power is helping the transition to cleaner, more sustainable, low-cost sources of electricity in the U.S. energy mix, according to a new report out today. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released their 2016 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, showing American energy productivity has increased by … Continue reading BCSE Factbook: Sustainable energy transforming America’s energy mix

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Concentrated Solar Power could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050

New report shows that solar thermal electricity could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050 while creating millions of jobs. Solar thermal electricity (STE) could supply as much as 12 percent of the world’s power needs by 2050, given the right conditions, according to a new report.  … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power could meet up to 6% of the world’s power needs by 2030 and 12% by 2050

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Wind energy in Texas: Acciona wind turbines for a wind farm

The 93-MW project is currently under construction and will enter service by the end of 2016. ACCIONA Energy has closed tax equity financing with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the San Roman Wind Farm which is currently being installed in Texas (US), as part of the company’s renewed focus on building renewable energy projects … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Acciona wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power in Ireland, Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Reinforcing Vestas’ competitiveness in Ireland, the 3 MW platform is particularly well-suited for the Irish market, as it meets the country’s demanding grid connection requirements. The 36 MW order for the Glanaruddery wind farm in County Kerry includes delivery, installation, and commissioning as well as a 12-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement.   … Continue reading Wind power in Ireland, Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

The Oregon state legislature is currently considering a bill that would eliminate coal from the state’s energy mix while increasing its Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2040. The initiative, called the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan (House Bill4036), has wide variety of supporters, ranging from the Sierra Club to utilities Pacific Power … Continue reading Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

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