Wind power keeps the lights on and lowers costs

Wind energy is an increasingly important, reliable and affordable part of America’s electricity mix, despite the misleading claims in Ryan Yonk and Arthur Wardle’s Aug. 19 commentary. Yonk and Wardle are exactly right that the strongest energy system is comprised of a diversity of sources. An electricity grid drawing power from different types of generation … Continue reading Wind power keeps the lights on and lowers costs

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European ports gather in Oostende for cooperation talks

The Port of Oostende and renewable terminal operator REBO invites the offshore wind industry to convene on 7 September in a forum to encourage ports to work together on offshore wind deployment. Ports are expanding facilities to accommodate a growing offshore wind industry that must service thousands of turbines in the northern seas with ever-larger … Continue reading European ports gather in Oostende for cooperation talks

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Voters recognize wind power strengthens the American economy

John Purcell is the Vice President of the Energy Division at Leeco Steel. “We will put new American metal into the spine of this nation. It will be American hands that rebuild this country, and it will be American energy – mined from American sources – that powers this country.” So said Donald Trump in a … Continue reading Voters recognize wind power strengthens the American economy

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Offshore wind farm auction delayed

FT reports the auction for new offshore wind farms expected this year will not now take place until early 2017 A crucial auction for a new round of offshore wind subsidy contracts has been delayed until early 2017, according to FT reports. The paper reported this morning that the auction, which had been planned for … Continue reading Offshore wind farm auction delayed

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South Africa is expected to deploy more than 3 GW of additional wind power capacity

South Africa is the new hotspot for wind installation and has great potential for capacity addition over the next four years, says the new report from GlobalData. Over 3 GW is expected to be installed by 2020, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity up to 5.6 GW, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest … Continue reading South Africa is expected to deploy more than 3 GW of additional wind power capacity

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EDF EN Canada sells undivided interests of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, announced the closing of the transaction by which it divested 15% undivided interests in the 350 megawatt (MW) Riviere-du-Moulin Wind Project. The interests has been acquired by the Regional County Muncipality (RCM) of Charlevoix and Fjord-du Saguenay (5%), the Innu of Mashteuiatsh and Essipit … Continue reading EDF EN Canada sells undivided interests of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project

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Van Oord completes installation of Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

Yesterday, Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus installed the final wind turbine at the Gemini Offshore Wind Park, which means that the installation of all 150 wind turbines is now complete. This milestone brings the supply of sustainable energy to 1.5 million people in the Netherlands a step closer. Van Oord and Siemens were responsible … Continue reading Van Oord completes installation of Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

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American offshore wind power is here

Deepwater Wind completed construction on the country’s first offshore wind farm on Friday, proving to the world that when it comes to offshore wind power, the U.S. is open for business. This pioneering project is the result of years of dogged determination by the visionary Deepwater Wind and their funders, D.E. Shaw. And while the … Continue reading American offshore wind power is here

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Gone with the wind: producing renewable energy on the remote Texas plains

Ever dream of escaping urban life – the traffic, the crowds, the commute? Manny Dominquez, facility manager at BP’s Sherbino 2 wind farm, works on the plains of West Texas – where the terrain is rugged, the distances are big and the racoons can cause havoc if they find a way indoors. Wind farms in … Continue reading Gone with the wind: producing renewable energy on the remote Texas plains

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Myanmar to exploit more solar power, wind energy

Myanmar is moving to exploit solar and wind energy, but experts said such attempts must be stepped up to smoothen the country’s development. Soe Soe Ohn, director of the national electrification project at the Rural Development Department, said solar energy offered high potential particularly in rural electrification. Some homes are equipped with solar panels and … Continue reading Myanmar to exploit more solar power, wind energy

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U.S. is about to get its first Offshore Wind Power

As America’s first offshore wind farm gets ready to be switched on, hopes are high that, finally, the country may be ready to embrace waterborne wind turbines. Despite years of false starts and slow progress that has seen Europe jump light years ahead of the U.S. in offshore wind, there is reason to be optimistic. … Continue reading U.S. is about to get its first Offshore Wind Power

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Gas Natural Fenosa to invest €120 million in Australian wind farm project

Gas Natural Fenosa has been awarded its first wind farm contract in Australia through its international generation business company Global Power Generation (GPC). The 91 megawatt park will be constructed in the New South Wales states, 90 kilometres from the capital-city of Australia, Canberra. Gas Natural is expected to invest €120 million euros in the … Continue reading Gas Natural Fenosa to invest €120 million in Australian wind farm project

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Vestas to sign a record-setting wind energy deal with Egypt

Danish wind giant Vestas is expected to sign a record deal with Egypt within the next couple of days for wind turbines with the potential to generate 2.2 GW of power. The deal is potentially worth over 15 billion kroner The climate minster, Lars Christian Lilleholt, is in Egypt trying to help broker the deal. … Continue reading Vestas to sign a record-setting wind energy deal with Egypt

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Iberdrola to build two new wind farms in Canary Islands

IBERDROLA is to build two new wind farms in the Canary Islands after receiving the go-ahead to commence development on two projects in Tenerife. The Las Aulagas (13.8 MW) and Chimiche II (18.4 MW) wind farms have been authorised for registration with pre-allocation status in the Specific Canary Islands Wind Power Quota Tax Scheme (450 … Continue reading Iberdrola to build two new wind farms in Canary Islands

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Finland’s largest wind farm opens on west coast

By 2030, wind power generation will account for one fifth of Finland’s electricity production, predicts CEO Jari Suominen. He asserts that wind power will set the floor price against which other forms of electricity will be forced to compete. A project billed as Finland’s biggest wind energy development was formally opened on Tuesday in Kalajoki. … Continue reading Finland’s largest wind farm opens on west coast

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Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

Ethiopia’s Government aims to set up wind power projects that can create 1,500 Megawatts during the second Growth and Transformation Plan Period (GTP II). The government intends to work on the projects by its own capacity.   It is said that Ethiopia’s wind energy potential is 1.3 million Megawatt. The government is aimed at efficiently … Continue reading Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

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There is still plenty of potential for wind energy in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to Europe’s highest wind farm and the country was a relatively early adopter of new wind power technology. The first wind energy facility in Switzerland was put into operation in 1986 near Soolhof Farm in Langenbruck, Basel-Landschaft and had an output of 28 kilowatts. In 2012 there were more than 30 wind … Continue reading There is still plenty of potential for wind energy in Switzerland

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Wind Turbine Market – 700GW+ Total Installed Wind Power Capacity by 2020

In 2015, global new installed wind power capacity reached 63.01GW, up 22.41% YoY, refreshing new installed wind power capacity records again. China continues to lead the global wind power market with new installed capacity of 30.75GW in 2015 and the first worldwide ranking for six consecutive years. The wind power market will continue to be … Continue reading Wind Turbine Market – 700GW+ Total Installed Wind Power Capacity by 2020

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New major assignment for Wind Innovation

Dutch offshore shipping company, C-bed Floating Hotels, presents a new major assignment for their DP2 Walk-2-Work vessel, Wind Innovation. Wind Innovation is the result of the extensive conversion of a former seismic survey vessel into a floating four-star hotel and project basecamp. Next year, she will play an integral part in the installation phase of … Continue reading New major assignment for Wind Innovation

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John Laing Group plc completes its first investment in an offshore wind farm

John Laing Group plc (“John Laing”), the international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects, today announces that it has acquired a 30% stake in a 110.7MW offshore wind farm project in the German North Sea, just north of the city of Wilhelmshaven. The Nordergründe project (“Nordergründe ”) is John Laing’s second German wind … Continue reading John Laing Group plc completes its first investment in an offshore wind farm

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