Vietnam urged to increase use of renewable energy

In the adjusted planning, thermal power will account for more than 50 per cent of the total capacity, Nguyen Thu Trang, co-ordinator at VSEA, said. Trang spoke at a seminar on sustainable development held yesterday in HCM City. The seminar was organised by VSEA in co-operation with Centre of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth … Continue reading Vietnam urged to increase use of renewable energy

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Siemens onshore wind turbines ready to enter German market

Siemens’ high performance wind turbine for medium to low wind sites has reached the next milestone. The onshore wind turbine SWT-3.3-130, with hub heights of 85, 115 and 130 meters, has successfully passed independent type testing and is now certified by TÜV Nord according to the current DIBt-guidelines. The certificate allows operators to get the … Continue reading Siemens onshore wind turbines ready to enter German market

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Wind energy storage devices market gains from rising demand for renewable sources of energy, investment opportunities 2020

Wind energy storage devices, as the name suggests, are used to store energy harnessed from wind. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have considerable potential of reducing dependence on non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuel. Concerns pertaining to climate change, favorable initiatives adopted by government (such as renewable portfolio standards), and consumer … Continue reading Wind energy storage devices market gains from rising demand for renewable sources of energy, investment opportunities 2020

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Suzlon installs 900 MW wind energy projects in India in FY16

Suzlon group, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, announced that it has done commissioning of 900 MW projects of wind energy in the financial year 2015-16. Out of which, the commissioning 520 MW is done in the fourth quarter of 2015-16. This marks 100 percent growth in installations by Suzlon, when compared to 442 … Continue reading Suzlon installs 900 MW wind energy projects in India in FY16

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Senvion secures turbine order in Japan and opens office in Tokyo

Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, today announced the opening of its office in Tokyo to service the local market. Furthermore, Senvion has secured the go ahead to deliver three turbines to a wind farm in Japan. The wind farm will use three Senvion MM92 turbines designed to withstand extreme wind loads … Continue reading Senvion secures turbine order in Japan and opens office in Tokyo

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Nordex secures orders for two Irish wind farms totalling 42.5MW

Nordex has secured orders for two wind farms in the South West of Ireland totalling 42.5 MW, which will enter full operation in summer 2017.  Both orders include a 15 year “Premium” full-service contract. The “Killaveenoge” Wind Farm near Drinagh in County Cork will feature ten N90/2500 turbines with a 125 m tip height for … Continue reading Nordex secures orders for two Irish wind farms totalling 42.5MW

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American wind power just installed its highest amount of capacity in a first quarter since 2012

How’s this for a good start- the U.S. wind industry just had its best first quarter in four years. With strong installation and under construction numbers, as well as new technological advances, 2016 is already building off last year’s success. Wind by the numbers 520 megawatts (MW) of new capacity came online during 2016’s first … Continue reading American wind power just installed its highest amount of capacity in a first quarter since 2012

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U.S. wind energy generation shows strong results early in 2016

Because of world-class resources and decades of experience siting wind farms in the most productive locations, the U.S. generated more electricity from wind than any other country in 2015. Despite this, there’s been some recent confusion because growth in wind energy generation, while still positive, was smaller from 2014 to 2015 in comparison with other … Continue reading U.S. wind energy generation shows strong results early in 2016

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Who are the next generation’s leaders?

Last Friday was Earth Day, and we reflected on how our industry is creating a cleaner future by reducing carbon and other pollutants, conserving water and maintaining a small environmental footprint.   However, to continue this positive trend well into the future, we need to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. That’s a big focus at this … Continue reading Who are the next generation’s leaders?

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Energy bill offers opportunity to attract new investment, deliver greater consumer savings

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan issued the following statement today on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (S. 2012), also known as the Energy Bill. Numerous amendments have been proposed to the Energy Bill. Of these amendments, Amendment 3311, introduced by Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), would hinder upgrades strengthening the nation’s … Continue reading Energy bill offers opportunity to attract new investment, deliver greater consumer savings

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U.S. wind energy starts strong in 2016

American wind power had its most productive first quarter for installations since 2012, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported today, as demand rises for wind’s low-cost, zero-carbon energy.   Wind added 520 megawatts (MW) of new electric generating capacity to the power grid from January through March, according to AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry First … Continue reading U.S. wind energy starts strong in 2016

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Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a new wind farm

The order is for the Solberg wind power plant in Västernorrland, northern Sweden, and includes Vestas’ De-icing System, supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management service agreement (AOM5000). The Finland-based Fortum Generation plans to enter into the project with Swedish power company, Skellefteå Kraft AB. “This will … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a new wind farm

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Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

ScottishPower Renewables has concluded a major deal with Siemens, which will see 102 wind turbines supplied for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. The contract, including a 5-year service agreement, will be worth up to one-third of the overall £2.5 billion project investment. The agreement comes on the same day that the Low Carbon Contracts … Continue reading Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

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MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has decided to maintain 50% ownership of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S (MVOW). MHI had announced a call option on September 27, 2013 to increase its investment in the equally-owned joint venture company with Denmark’s Vestas (Vestas Wind Systems A/S) in the offshore wind power business, but the Company decided … Continue reading MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

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Gamesa to supply 65 G114-2.1 MW wind turbines in Brazil

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order for the supply of 65 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Babilonia wind complex being developed in the town of Morro do Chapéu, in Bahia state. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will transport, install and commission the 65 turbines … Continue reading Gamesa to supply 65 G114-2.1 MW wind turbines in Brazil

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China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

Newly installed wind power capacity in the first quarter reached 5.33 gigawatts, up 13 percent over the same period last year, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Tuesday.   By the end of March, China had 134 gigawatts installed wind power capacity, up 33 percent compared to the figure by March last year, … Continue reading China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

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Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

Siemens has received a major order for its offshore wind power business: the company is to supply, install and commission 102 wind turbines, each with a capacity of seven megawatts and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, for the East Anglia ONE project. The customer is ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A. The 714 … Continue reading Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

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Gamesa secures several orders for the supply of 198 MW in India

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to consolidate its leadership position in the Indian wind power market – having emerged as the number one OEM for the third year running in 2015- with four new orders for the supply of 198 MW in total. The first contract encompasses the supply of 50 … Continue reading Gamesa secures several orders for the supply of 198 MW in India

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Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

John Powers leads the Strategic Renewables Division at Renewable Choice Energy and has helped corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) clients achieve their renewable energy goals for over 12 years. This is the second in a 4-part series of blogs on the explosive renewable growth currently underway in the commercial & industrial market sector. Everyone can … Continue reading Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

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Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first UK contract with NTR plc to supply ten Senvion MM92 and three Senvion MM82 turbines to the Quixwood Moor Wind Farm. The Wind Farm, located in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders, will have a total rated output of 26.65 megawatts (MW) and will … Continue reading Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

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