Argentina Opens First-Ever Wind Energy Plant (Impsa)

Windy days can do more than chap cheeks, tousle clothes and wreck havoc on a good hair day. Blustery days can also produce electricity and Argentina is poised to make that easier with the debut of its first-ever wind turbine manufacturing plant, in the Mendoza province, beginning in July. Impsa, an Argentine renewable energy provider and … Continue reading Argentina Opens First-Ever Wind Energy Plant (Impsa)

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Wind power could breathe new life into Africa’s energy economy

MORE than 50 years ago British prime minister Harold Macmillan angered the apartheid government when he told its parliament that the wind of change was blowing through Africa. Now a new, revolutionary wind could blow away energy poverty as an obstacle to the continent’s aspirations. The International Energy Agency estimates that 625-million sub-Saharan Africans are … Continue reading Wind power could breathe new life into Africa’s energy economy

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Allian to spend $1 billion on wind energy in Iowa

Iowans will soon see a significant increase in clean, economical wind generation from Alliant Energy. Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling and Gov. Terry Branstad announced the utility will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in the state. “Our customers expect low-cost, clean energy, which is exactly what this project will bring … Continue reading Allian to spend $1 billion on wind energy in Iowa

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EDP Renewables 1H 2016: revenue up to €889 million

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the largest wind energy producers in the world, announced today that at 30 June the company managed an operating portfolio totalling 9.7 GW spread across 10 different countries. Over the last six months, it has successfully added 84 MW to … Continue reading EDP Renewables 1H 2016: revenue up to €889 million

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Acciona obtained €596 million in net profit in the first half of 2016

ACCIONA obtained €596 million in net profit in the first half of 2016, close to six times the €103 million reported in the first half of 2015, basically as a result of €657 million in extraordinary earnings from the merger of ACCIONA Windpower (AWP) and Nordex, in which ACCIONA is a core shareholder.   EBITDA … Continue reading Acciona obtained €596 million in net profit in the first half of 2016

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Wind power capacity in China had jumped 30 percent year on year

Installed wind power capacity in China had jumped 30 percent year on year by the end of June amid increasing government efforts to boost clean energy, official data showed Wednesday.   China had 137 gigawatts of installed wind power capacity as of the end of June, with 7.74 gigawatts added in the first half of … Continue reading Wind power capacity in China had jumped 30 percent year on year

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Joint implementation of a feasibility study of the offshore wind farm project at Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”), Obayashi Corporation, Tohoku Sustainable & Renewable Energy Co. Inc. (*), Eco Power Co., Ltd., Akita Bank, The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., and seven local companies based in Akita Prefecture (hereinafter collectively called “Joint Business Partners”) have entered into an agreement to carry out a feasibility study … Continue reading Joint implementation of a feasibility study of the offshore wind farm project at Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture

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Nordex secures 243 MW order for U.S. wind farm

The Nordex Group has secured a new, 243 MW wind turbine order for the United States. The manufacturer has completed an agreement to supply eighty-one AW125/3000 wind turbines to a wind farm in Texas. The turbines are designed for IEC-2, medium-wind sites. Each turbine will be equipped with a 125-meter rotor and installed on an … Continue reading Nordex secures 243 MW order for U.S. wind farm

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The U.S. wind energy industry saw strong growth in the first half of 2016

  American wind power is as strong as it has ever been through the first half of 2016, with a near-record level of projects under construction or in the advanced stages of development. Just today, Alliant Energy announced plans to expand its Whispering Willow wind farm in Iowa, investing $1 billion to add another 500 … Continue reading The U.S. wind energy industry saw strong growth in the first half of 2016

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Molten Storage and Thermophotovoltaics Offer New Solar Power Pathway

A new wrinkle on an old technology – solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) – could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity.   New computer modeling suggests that high temperature TPV conversion – which captures infrared radiation from very hot surfaces – could one day rival combined-cycle turbine … Continue reading Molten Storage and Thermophotovoltaics Offer New Solar Power Pathway

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Offshore wind energy in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

The European offshore wind power industry attracted a record €14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016.   Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity. The UK accounted for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. The volume of new grid-connected installations in … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in Europe draws €14 billion investment in first half of 2016

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Gamesa increases net profit by 42% to €138 million

Gamesa ended the first half of 2016 with record orders, revenues and returns. The company reported €138 million in net profit in the first half, a 42% increase, on €2,192 million in revenues (+33%), and €2301 million in EBIT, plus a record 1,180 MW in order intake. This performance, which is higher than projected at … Continue reading Gamesa increases net profit by 42% to €138 million

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European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby European nations, the cost of wind is now 30 percent lower than nuclear, a promising development in the push for renewable energy around the world. At the rate of present installations, … Continue reading European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

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Geronimo Energy sells second wind farm to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) is pleased to announce the sale of the Apple Blossom Wind Farm (“Apple Blossom”) to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a leading developer of renewable energy and natural gas infrastructure, and a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). Apple Blossom is a 100-megawatt wind farm located in Huron County, Michigan. Apple … Continue reading Geronimo Energy sells second wind farm to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

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Completion of first round-the-world solar flight

The following is a statement from IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin on the completion of the first circumnavigation of the globe by the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: “I am delighted to congratulate Solar Impulse on its pioneering round-the-world flight fuelled entirely by energy from the sun. This remarkable … Continue reading Completion of first round-the-world solar flight

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Blue Circle approved for 40 MW wind energy project in Vietnam

The Blue Circle, a Singapore-based wind energy developer, has received an investment certificate from Vietnamese authorities for its 40-megawatt project in Ninh Thuan province, south Vietnam.   The certificate to the Blue Circle and its Vietnamese partner, TSV, opens the process to sign a long-term lease and power purchase agreement with EVN, the national power … Continue reading Blue Circle approved for 40 MW wind energy project in Vietnam

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U.S. wind energy investment grows during the second quarter: Over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity are now under construction

U.S. wind energy industry activity approached record levels in the second quarter as utilities and other purchasers locked in record low wind costs. Over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity are now under construction or in advanced stages of development, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2016 … Continue reading U.S. wind energy investment grows during the second quarter: Over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity are now under construction

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Senvion to supply its first off-grid wind power project in Australia’s outback

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with EDL to supply wind energy to a hybrid micro-grid in Coober Pedy, a remote town in South Australia. In addition to two Senvion MM92 turbines from the company’s two-megawatt (MW) portfolio, the project will also use a unique combination of solar and … Continue reading Senvion to supply its first off-grid wind power project in Australia’s outback

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Wind power in Australia: Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind farm

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind farm

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Wind energy in Brazil: Gamesa awarded debut order by renewable energy producer Voltalia

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured its first order from fast-growing electricity producer Voltalia, listed in the Paris stock exchange. Gamesa will supply with 27.3 MW at Voltalia’s Vila Acre wind facility in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in North-Eastern Brazil. Gamesa will supply 13 of its G114-2.1 MW … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Gamesa awarded debut order by renewable energy producer Voltalia

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