Brookfield Renewable orders eleven Nordex N90/2500 wind turbines in Ireland

The Nordex Group is supplying eleven N90/2500 turbines for Brookfield Renewable in Ireland. The “Slievecallan East” project is located on the west coast of the Republic and is due to start operation with a nominal output of 27.5 MW at the end of next year. Nordex will be supplying the strong-wind turbines with 80-metre tubular … Continue reading Brookfield Renewable orders eleven Nordex N90/2500 wind turbines in Ireland

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Adwen begins the construction of its AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven

Adwen has begun the civil works on the site where the first prototype of its AD 8-180 will be installed, in Bremerhaven. The main components of the wind turbine will arrive gradually until the installation starts in the fourth quarter of the year. “It was extremely important for us to keep this project in Bremerhaven, … Continue reading Adwen begins the construction of its AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven

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E.ON begins construction on Twin Forks wind farm

E.ON began construction of its Twin Forks Wind Farm in Macon County, IL, the third wind farm in Illinois for the Chicago-based company.  Once Twin Forks’ 278 MW of generation is completed, E.ON’s wind farms will produce a total of 578 MW of electricity generation capacity in Illinois, enough to power more than 180,000 homes.  … Continue reading E.ON begins construction on Twin Forks wind farm

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Siemens to supply 64 wind turbines for 147 MW onshore project in the U.S.

Siemens has received an order to supply, install and commission 64 onshore wind turbines for the onshore Grant Plains Wind project in Oklahoma. The customer is Apex Clean Energy. The wind power plant with a total capacity of 147 megawatts (MW) will generate enough power to supply more than 50,000 U.S. households with clean renewable … Continue reading Siemens to supply 64 wind turbines for 147 MW onshore project in the U.S.

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Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile

The Nordex Group has confirmed that negotiations are currently being held with its partner Acciona Energia regarding a 183 MW wind farm in Chile. In the latest round of tenders on the Chilean energy market Acciona Energia – a close partner of the manufacturer – has been awarded the contract to feed some 500 GWh … Continue reading Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile

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Southern buys Siemens powered Apex Wind Farm

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, and Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today announced Southern Power’s acquisition of the 147 MW Grant Plains Wind facility from Apex. This is the third facility that Southern Power has purchased from Apex, along with the nearby Grant Wind and Kay Wind. Apex is managing construction of Grant Plains … Continue reading Southern buys Siemens powered Apex Wind Farm

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DNV GL supports investor John Laing with its first investment in the offshore wind energy market

DNV GL successfully completed its due diligence work of the offshore wind farm “Nordergründe” in the North Sea, reviewing and quantifying the technical risks of the project. The John Laing Group commissioned DNV GL with the assessment and analysis of the project to make its investment decision and has announced its 30% stake acquisition of … Continue reading DNV GL supports investor John Laing with its first investment in the offshore wind energy market

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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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