Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy has raised its target for renewable power generation in the country by 2026, and is now aiming for the sector to deliver 22.5% of the country’s electricity mix by then. This represents an increase of almost 3 percentage points on the previous review of the ten-year electricity supply plan prepared by … Continue reading Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

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UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National Grid control room said in a Twitter post confirming the achievement announced earlier. The country is getting half of its electricity from gas power plants, 30 percent from renewables and interconnectors and the … Continue reading UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

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Nordex group to present the largest capacity turbine in the Indian market: AW125/3000

At India’s leading wind fair, Windergy, which is being held in New Delhi from 25 to 27 April 2017, Acciona Windpower – member of the Nordex group – will be presenting the AW125/3000 wind turbine. Based on proven concepts and with a rated capacity of 3 MW, the AW125/3000 is the most efficient turbine for … Continue reading Nordex group to present the largest capacity turbine in the Indian market: AW125/3000

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GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE (NYSE:GE) the world’s leading Digital Industrial company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades to the wind industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the United States, China, and Brazil. GE reached an agreement … Continue reading GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

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Turkey to hold tender for 1,000-megawatt wind energy in July

Turkey has launched a process to hold a tender for a 1,000-megawatt (MW) capacity wind power plant at the end of July. Details of the planned tender were revealed in the Official Gazette on April 13. The initial ceiling price was set at $7 per kWh and the electricity purchase date was designated as 15 … Continue reading Turkey to hold tender for 1,000-megawatt wind energy in July

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France’s largest offshore wind farm approved

Ailes Marines offshore wind farm off Brittany is, at present, France’s largest marine renewable energy project Brittany project will produce enough energy for 850,000 at full power Plans for the largest wind farm off Brittany have been given the go-ahead for Baie de Saint-Brieuc, where 62 wind turbines will cover 103km2. Dotted area shows the … Continue reading France’s largest offshore wind farm approved

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Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment

In the last five years, wind power delivered 30% of all new capacity installed in the United States and is now the leading renewable resource, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual 2016 report. Both Iowa and South Dakota get more than 30% of their power from wind, while North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas … Continue reading Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment

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Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms. The new product line will enable the linking and collecting of power … Continue reading Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

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GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

GE (NYSE:GE) the world’s leading Digital Industrial company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based technology developer and manufacturer of rotor blades to the wind industry. The completion of the transaction follows regulatory approval in the European Union, the United States, China, and Brazil. GE reached an agreement … Continue reading GE Completes Acquisition of LM Wind Power

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Suzlon Commissions 100.80 MW Wind Power Project in India

One of the biggest and successful power projects, which bear the capacity of 100.80 MW, got commissioned in India and all credit goes to Suzlon Group. Suzlon Group is one of the leading wind turbine suppliers ranked as the fifth largest in the world. The new projects consist of 50.40 MW capacity each, which will … Continue reading Suzlon Commissions 100.80 MW Wind Power Project in India

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Xcel Energy Recognized for Lasting Wind Leadership

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today released its annual market report and recognized Xcel Energy for its sustained commitment and contribution to the wind industry. AWEA named Xcel Energy the nation’s top utility wind energy provider, a position it has held for more than a decade. “We recognized years ago the benefits of operating … Continue reading Xcel Energy Recognized for Lasting Wind Leadership

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Philippines wind farm generates power, jobs and curious tourists

Wind turbines are helping the Philippines diversify its energy sources beyond fossil fuels and generating not only power, but jobs, revenue and interest among thousands of curious tourists. On the hills of Rizal province east of the capital Manila, 340,000 visitors have hit the viewing deck of Pililla town’s wind farm since it opened to … Continue reading Philippines wind farm generates power, jobs and curious tourists

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Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

Saudi Arabia intends to produce 10% of its electricity via renewable sources by 2023, the country’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih confirmed earlier this week. Fittingly, Al-Falih made the statement at the Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum in Riyadh. It will form a major plank in the country’s plans to … Continue reading Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

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Senvion presents its largest 2 MW turbine series for India

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, is launching four new products in the market at Windergy India. The turbines in the two-megawatt class with the series name Senvion 2.XM come from a suitable acquisition made in summer 2016, and are available for sale in India with immediate effect and with installation in later … Continue reading Senvion presents its largest 2 MW turbine series for India

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Wind energy increasingly powers the U.S. economy, adding nearly 15,000 jobs just last year

In a packed room full of reporters, industry reps, and wind workers, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its 2016 U.S. Wind Energy Industry Annual Market Report yesterday at the State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota. “Thanks to another year of strong, steady growth, wind increasingly powers the U.S. economy, adding nearly 15,000 … Continue reading Wind energy increasingly powers the U.S. economy, adding nearly 15,000 jobs just last year

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Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

Today, AWEA released its U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2016, which showcases strong, steady growth throughout the year. Wind power became the largest source of renewable generating capacity and supplied record amounts of wind energy to many parts of the country. Strong wind project construction, a growing manufacturing sector, and the increasing need for … Continue reading Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

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Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

American wind power added jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy amid robust growth for another year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which released its 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report today at the Minnesota State Capitol. Installing over 8,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power for a second … Continue reading Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

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Wind powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase, which includes refining and testing the electrical systems, and investigating possibilities for broader applications. The project … Continue reading Wind powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

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Acciona Energy starts construction of its fourth wind farm in Australia (132 MW)

ACCIONA Energy has begun construction work on the 132-megawatt Mount Gellibrand wind farm in the State of Victoria. With an estimated investment of 258 million Australian dollars (around 183 million euros at current exchange rates), the new wind farm will strengthen ACCIONA’s presence in the renewables sector in Australia, one of the company’s strategic markets. … Continue reading Acciona Energy starts construction of its fourth wind farm in Australia (132 MW)

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Brazil’s Renova sells wind farm to AES

Renova Energia SA sold a wind farm project to a unit of AES Corp for 600 million reais ($193 million) on Tuesday, enabling the Brazilian renewable power company to replenish cash amid a severe cash crunch.   In a securities filing, AES Tietê Energia SA said it plans to assume 1.150 billion reais worth of … Continue reading Brazil’s Renova sells wind farm to AES

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