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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MidAmerican Energy Completes Two Major Wind Energy Projects

With the completion of the Highland wind farm in O’Brien County and the Adams wind farm in Adams County, MidAmerican Energy Company has wrapped up work on two major projects adding more than 1,200 megawatts of wind generation capacity for customers.   The Highland wind farm, which was placed in service on December 3, 2015, … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy Completes Two Major Wind Energy Projects

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new wind farm in New Mexico

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning in the United States, of the Milo wind farm with almost 50 MW, by its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy.   The Milo wind farm is located in Roosevelt County, eastern New Mexico, nearby the Roosevelt wind facility (250 MW) recently commissioned by EDF Renewable Energy. With an … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new wind farm in New Mexico

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China’s new wind power capacity hits record high

China’s newly installed wind power capacity reached a record high in 2015 amid increasing efforts from the government to boost clean energy.   The new wind power capacity jumped to 32.97 gigawatts last year, more than 60 percent higher than 2014, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Tuesday. Wind power generated 186.3 terawatt hour … Continue reading China’s new wind power capacity hits record high

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Renewable energy is the lowest-cost Clean Power Plan compliance solution

Renewable energy accounts for virtually all of the new generation additions in the lowest-cost solution for complying with Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), according to new economic modeling using a Department of Energy tool. The analysis predicts that states and utilities will move quickly over the next few years to use renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy is the lowest-cost Clean Power Plan compliance solution

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Record 3 GW new capacity in offshore wind power in 2015

Offshore wind investments in Europe doubled in 2015 to €13.3 billion in a record year for financing and grid-connected installations.   A total of 3,019 MW in new offshore wind capacity came online in European waters in 2015, more than double what was connected to the grid in 2014. Europe’s total offshore wind capacity is … Continue reading Record 3 GW new capacity in offshore wind power in 2015

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Wind energy in Mexico: Gamesa will install 95 of its G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at a wind farm

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order for the supply of 200 MW at a wind farm located in the state of Coahuila, in northern Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will install and commission 95 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at this development. The turbines … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico: Gamesa will install 95 of its G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at a wind farm

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