Senvion Closes Framework Agreement for 100 MW with PROKON

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed a long-term support and cooperation framework agreement for four wind farms in Germany with PROKON for a total capacity of 100 megawatts (MW). From the framework agreement, Senvion has already signed a conditional contract for 69 MW which includes the delivery and commissioning of the turbines, … Continue reading Senvion Closes Framework Agreement for 100 MW with PROKON

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Wind energy in Costa Rica: four wind power projects

The Alisios Wind Projects, owned and sponsored by Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (Wind) Limited (“GME”), a subsidiary company of Globeleq Generation Limited and Mesoamerica Power Ltd., have secured USD149 million in long-term debt financing. The project debt financing and syndication was completed in April 2016 by The Netherlands Development Finance Company FMO, (who acted as Mandated … Continue reading Wind energy in Costa Rica: four wind power projects

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SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

Located in the town of Kathu, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, this project makes up part of the 2010 IRP (Integrated Resource Program) National Electricity Plan, and will provide an increase in the country’s generation capacity until it reaches 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% will be renewable. It should be noted that … Continue reading SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

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Wind energy project set to transform livelihoods in Turkana County

Lake Turkana Wind Power – transforming the energy landscape in Kenya By John Silence Kenya has for a long time relied heavily on hydro-generated electricity. As a result of limited generation capacity, this has led to chronic power shortages, unconscionably high tariffs and destructive power outages. In an effort to mitigate against the negative economic … Continue reading Wind energy project set to transform livelihoods in Turkana County

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Egypt signs with EDF Suez, Toyota, Orascom to establish Gulf of Suez wind power plant

The Ministry of Electricity completed the final contract with the consortium of GDF Suez, Toyota, and Orascom to establish a wind power plant project with a capacity of 250 MW in the Gulf of Suez next month. The ministry agreed with the triple alliance to purchase energy produced from the plant, according to a senior … Continue reading Egypt signs with EDF Suez, Toyota, Orascom to establish Gulf of Suez wind power plant

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Kyrgyzstan plans to promote wind energy

Kyrgyzstan is set to implement pathbreaking financial policies to promote development of wind energy sector in the country. Renewable energy has, so far, seen minimal development in Kyrgyzstan which generated most of its electricity from large hydro power projects. But now, the government is planning to offer significant tax incentives to project developers who look … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan plans to promote wind energy

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TransAlta Renewables announces pricing of $159 million project financing of a Quebec wind energy asset

TransAlta Renewables Inc. (TransAlta Renewables) (TSX:RNW) today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, New Richmond Wind L.P. (the “Issuer”), priced a bond offering of approximately $159 million which will be secured by a first ranking charge over all assets of the Issuer. The bonds are amortizing and bear interest from their date of issue at … Continue reading TransAlta Renewables announces pricing of $159 million project financing of a Quebec wind energy asset

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American Wind Energy Association is expecting 10% wind power by 2020

Wind energy is growing faster than any other type of energy generation in the USA. The American Wind Energy Association (link is external) (AWEA) is clearly proud of the results achieved over the last five years: There was an installed capacity of almost 74 GW at the end of 2015. This is more than twice … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association is expecting 10% wind power by 2020

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Despite Trump criticism, wind turbines kill fewer birds than tall buildings

Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings. About 599 million birds are killed annually in the U.S. when they fly into windows, trailing only loss of habitat and cats as the top causes of bird deaths, according to … Continue reading Despite Trump criticism, wind turbines kill fewer birds than tall buildings

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Wind turbines on Galapagos meet 30 percent of energy needs

World’s top utilities hand over project keys, chart path for Ecuador’s famously biodiverse archipelago to meet 70 percent of fast-rising energy needs with renewables.     A global renewable energy project on the Galapagos Islands — one of Earth’s most fragile and important ecological treasures — has helped avoid many tanker loads worth of risky … Continue reading Wind turbines on Galapagos meet 30 percent of energy needs

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2 more Whirlpool wind power plants in Ohio installing wind turbines

Whirlpool Corp. says it’s installing wind turbines to help power two more of its factories in Ohio. The appliance maker based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, says it will spend $13.5 million to bring wind energy to its plants in Ottawa and Marion. Whirlpool says the 1.5-megawatt turbines are the same design as those built at … Continue reading 2 more Whirlpool wind power plants in Ohio installing wind turbines

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Hawaii wind farm nearly complete

Work is nearing completion on the $13 million Lalamilo Wind Farm in South Kohala on the Big Island, which will power the County of Hawaii’s Department of Water Supply, a county executive told Pacific Business News this week. Developed by California-based Lalamilo Wind Co. LLC, the 3.3-megawatt project on 126 acres will power the eight … Continue reading Hawaii wind farm nearly complete

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Senvion signs contract for its 3.4M140 with a 140-Meter Rotor

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract for the first Senvion 3.4M140 wind turbine. This turbine will be the third prototype that Senvion is planning with e-wyn GmbH & Co. KG for the site and is likely to enter operation in summer 2017. The installation is planned for the … Continue reading Senvion signs contract for its 3.4M140 with a 140-Meter Rotor

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WINDPOWER’s 7,200 attendees are clear on what’s to come: greater consumer savings, cleaner air, more wind jobs

With attendance over ten percent higher than last year, 7,200 left the U.S. wind energy industry’s annual conference in New Orleans yesterday excited about what’s next for the industry as it prepares to grow to supply 10 percent of U.S. electricity by 2020. As American wind power has grown rapidly in recent years, so have … Continue reading WINDPOWER’s 7,200 attendees are clear on what’s to come: greater consumer savings, cleaner air, more wind jobs

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Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

In a disappointing decision for Maryland consumers, Gov. Larry Hogan today vetoed legislation that would move the Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to obtain 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources within four years. The bill earlier passed with a veto-proof majority in both the state Senate and House, meaning the bill will … Continue reading Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

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Trump allows for renewable energy, but cites bad information

AWEA is always glad to hear about support for renewable energy, like this statement today from candidate Donald Trump,  in a press conference and a speech on energy policy to an oil industry group in Bismarck, North Dakota: “So we can pursue all forms of energy. This includes renewable energies and the technologies of the … Continue reading Trump allows for renewable energy, but cites bad information

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Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

Morten Dyrholm has been appointed as new chairman of GWEC at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 May alongside AWEA’s WINDPOWER in New Orleans. Morten Dyrholm is the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Public Affairs at Vestas Wind. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science and Chinese Politics. “I’m very excited at … Continue reading Vestas’ Morten Dyrholm appointed as GWEC’s new Chairman

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China state company acquires Repsol’s offshore wind power business in the UK

China’s state-owned investment holding company State Development and Investment Corporation acquired Spanish energy firm Repsol’s offshore wind power business in the UK for 238 million euros on Wednesday, riding on a trend of Chinese investment into the UK’s offshore wind sector. The move is the second Chinese company to invest in UK offshore projects in … Continue reading China state company acquires Repsol’s offshore wind power business in the UK

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For success at state level, wind energy advocates can never rest

“We can go to 50 percent and beyond!” said California ISO chief Steve Berberich as he wrapped up a Q&A on the big stage here at WINDPOWER 2016. He meant his state’s pace-setting target of 50 percent of electricity from renewables by 2030. Oregon and Maryland increased their targets too. A string of others could … Continue reading For success at state level, wind energy advocates can never rest

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WindEurope joins EU Commission to back European renewables in Algeria

On 24 May, WindEurope joined EU Energy and Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and officials at an EU-Algeria Energy Business Forum in Algiers. The EU and Algeria have agreed to increase gas exports to Europe and to work together to expand renewables in the North African country. Algeria is targeting 5GW of wind and 13GW … Continue reading WindEurope joins EU Commission to back European renewables in Algeria

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