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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Acciona Energía wins new renewable energy award worth 506 GWh a year in Chile auction

ACCIONA Energía Chile has been awarded 506 GWh/year of electricity output for twenty years in the biggest energy tender called to date by the Chilean Administration. The tender was open to both renewable and conventional technologies. ACCIONA will build a 183 MW wind farm to meet the output won at auction. The new wind farm, … Continue reading Acciona Energía wins new renewable energy award worth 506 GWh a year in Chile auction

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Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

3 MW platform expansion continues in North America with V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in Michigan, underlining the platform’s versatility.   Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power (“Sempra”) for 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines.  The turbines will be deployed at the 100 MW Apple Blossom … Continue reading Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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New report highlights bright, low-cost future of wind energy

A number of recent reports paint a bright future for the U.S. wind industry thanks to continuing cost declines, with reductions of more than 60 percent since 2009. This cost trajectory is attributable to, among other things, advanced manufacturing techniques, improved construction methods, larger turbine blades, economies of scale, and other advances in turbine technology. … Continue reading New report highlights bright, low-cost future of wind energy

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New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

For the first time, privately-produced renewable energy resource data is available for download to all for free.  This past May, IRENA’s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy unveiled a new feature that allows users to download renewable resource data from selected datasets for offline analysis.  Up to now, only data from selected publicly-funded sources was available.  … Continue reading New Solar & Wind Maps Downloadable on IRENA Global Atlas

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Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

Ghana’s electricity consumption will shift more towards renewable energy in the medium to long term, Ghanaian energy expert has said. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Kwame Ampofo, Chairman of the Energy Commission, said there was the need for political will, commitment and public education for this to be achieved.   “We have identified renewable … Continue reading Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

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Goldwind wins 99MW deal for installing 66 wind turbines in Sindh

China’s Three Gorges has ordered 66 Goldwind turbines of 1.5 MW each for the second phase of a project in Sindh. The 99MW project is an addition to a 49.5MW site that was completed in 2014, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly. The first phase of the project also … Continue reading Goldwind wins 99MW deal for installing 66 wind turbines in Sindh

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SWEPCO issues request for proposals for purchase of wind energy assets

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of wind energy assets as the company seeks to add more renewable energy to its diverse resource mix. Proposals for up to 100 megawatts, with a minimum nameplate rating of 80 megawatts, are due Sept. 15, 2016. SWEPCO is … Continue reading SWEPCO issues request for proposals for purchase of wind energy assets

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