Blackspring Ridge Wind Project Receives CanWEA Wind Energy Project Award

The award was bestowed jointly to EDF EN Canada and Enbridge Inc. as co-owners of the 300 megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project located in Alberta.  EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, was presented with the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Wind Energy Project Award. The award was bestowed jointly to … Continue reading Blackspring Ridge Wind Project Receives CanWEA Wind Energy Project Award

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Acciona will be at the second edition of the Morocco solar festival in Ouarzazate

This will be the second year in which Acciona sponsors this international event which seeks to raise awareness with regard to the great potential of renewable energies and, in particular, concentrated solar power. This will be the second year in which ACCIONA sponsors this international event which seeks to raise awareness with regard to the … Continue reading Acciona will be at the second edition of the Morocco solar festival in Ouarzazate

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Cuba to increase renewable energy use by 2030

Cuba is working to increase by six times the use of renewable energy in the national energy matrix by 2030 by among others constructing 13 large wind energy farms capable of producing 633 megawatts. During the Ministry of Energy and Mines national conference on science, technology and innovation taking place in Cojimar, Havana, the ministry’s … Continue reading Cuba to increase renewable energy use by 2030

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Acciona and the CFE sign a MoU to develop renewable energy projects in Mexico

The Spanish company ACCIONA and the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on electricity generation projects based on renewable energies in Mexico. ACCIONA President José Manuel Entrecanales and CFE Director-General Doctor Enrique Ochoa Reza were present at the signature ceremony.   The memorandum has been signed … Continue reading Acciona and the CFE sign a MoU to develop renewable energy projects in Mexico

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International renewable energy developers look to invest in Sub-Saharan Africa

International renewable energy (RE) power developers are looking to invest in Africa as a result of the continued success of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and the global decline in RE technology costs. RE suppliers are more specifically looking to explore opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa due to the surplus … Continue reading International renewable energy developers look to invest in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Vestas installs its 55,000th turbine and achieves 70 GW of installed capacity

Vestas wind turbines cumulatively can produce enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of about 75 million European residential electricity consumers.     Vestas having installed 55,000 turbines and 70 GW of capacity in 74 countries across six continents is strong evidence of our ability to provide wind energy solutions anywhere in the world.  … Continue reading Vestas installs its 55,000th turbine and achieves 70 GW of installed capacity

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My bright future as a wind turbine technician

I can’t say I was never afraid that jumping ship mid-career into the burgeoning wind tech field would leave me scrambling to find a job. I’d had assurances from friends in the field, from global and, finally, national concern over climate change that is translating into incredible progress in wind farm development, but frankly, when it … Continue reading My bright future as a wind turbine technician

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Over $4.7 billion dollars in consumer savings possible by growing wind energy in Pennsylvania

Wind power a ‘no regrets’ way state can cost-effectively cut carbon pollution. By diversifying the Keystone State’s electricity mix with more of its abundant, low-cost wind energy resources, Pennsylvania can cut carbon pollution and cut costs for consumers according to new data released at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Pennsylvania Wind Energy Forum at … Continue reading Over $4.7 billion dollars in consumer savings possible by growing wind energy in Pennsylvania

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IHS Raises Global 2015 Solar Photovoltaic Forecast to 59 GW

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand will reach 59 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, an increase over the previous solar-PV demand forecast released in June 2015, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. The company now expects global solar installations to grow by 33 percent this year, which is … Continue reading IHS Raises Global 2015 Solar Photovoltaic Forecast to 59 GW

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Wind power in China: Gamesa certifies its G97-2.0 MW wind turbine

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has had its G97-2.0 MW turbine certified by a Chinese certification entity authorised by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). The G97-2.0 MW is a benchmark turbine in the Chinese market, where over 150 units have been installed since 2011. Moreover, so far this year, Gamesa has secured … Continue reading Wind power in China: Gamesa certifies its G97-2.0 MW wind turbine

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Wind atlas reveals true extent of wind energy potential in

An Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) project, funded by the World Bank and developed by DNV GL, has issued a preliminary wind atlas for three countries: Zambia, Tanzania and Maldives.   The wind atlas aims to reveal the true extent of wind energy production potential in each of the three countries. DNV GL’s early … Continue reading Wind atlas reveals true extent of wind energy potential in

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ENVISION Completes Acquisition of a 600MW Portfolio of Wind Power Projects in Mexico and Signs a Strategic Alliance with ViveEnergia

Envision Energy, the world’s leading smart energy solution provider, has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in a portfolio of more than 600 MW developed by ViveEnergia (www.viveenergia.com), one of Mexico’s leading firms in the renewable energy sector, with the aim to commissioning its first wind farm by the end of 2016.   “Mexico … Continue reading ENVISION Completes Acquisition of a 600MW Portfolio of Wind Power Projects in Mexico and Signs a Strategic Alliance with ViveEnergia

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Alstom selected to upgrade generators in the Markersbach pumped-storage power plant in Germany

Alstom received a second order from Vattenfall Europe Generation AG for the main overhaul of a synchronous generator in the Markersbach pumped-storage power plant located in the Ore Mountains in Saxony, Germany. The works on the generator should start in June 2016 and is due to be completed by February 2017. This is the second … Continue reading Alstom selected to upgrade generators in the Markersbach pumped-storage power plant in Germany

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EDF Energies Nouvelles has reached a gigawatt of installed wind energy capacity in Texas with the commissioning of a 194 MW wind farm

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of Spinning Spur 3 wind farm (194 MW) in Texas by its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy. The group passes the threshold of a gigawatt of installed wind energy capacity in Texas.   Spinning Spur 3 is located nearby Amarillo, Texas. This 194 MW wind farm is comprised … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles has reached a gigawatt of installed wind energy capacity in Texas with the commissioning of a 194 MW wind farm

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Gamesa launches its latest wind turbines, the G126-2.5 MW

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, unveiled its new 2.5-MW turbine, specially designed for less windy conditions, at the international trade fair China Wind Power 2015 (Beijing, 14-16 October): the Gamesa G126-2.5 MW, designed to maximise output, efficiency and profitability. This new turbine combines a longer rotor (126 metres in diameter), nominal capacity … Continue reading Gamesa launches its latest wind turbines, the G126-2.5 MW

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Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for solar photovoltaics (PV) plus energy storage nanogrids, including an analysis of market issues, with forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2024.   During the last year, partnerships between solar PV companies and energy storage system (ESS) providers have increased rapidly, with their synergies giving … Continue reading Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

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Wind energy in UK: Senvion supplies 16 wind turbines to Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm

Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, has signed a contract with Vattenfall to supply 16 Senvion 3.4M104 turbines to the Ray Wind Farm.Located on the Ray Estate near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland, Ray Wind Farm will have a total rated output of 54.4 megawatts (MW) and will produce enough electricity to power more … Continue reading Wind energy in UK: Senvion supplies 16 wind turbines to Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm

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Gamesa and the government of Bahía (Brazil) have signed a collaboration agreement designed to drive regional innovation in renewable energy

The parties will work together to develop projects which foster skill transfer and scientific and technological development in wind power. Among these projects, the creation of a unit of Gamesa University, which will train over 200 wind farm operators a year, stands out. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, and the government of … Continue reading Gamesa and the government of Bahía (Brazil) have signed a collaboration agreement designed to drive regional innovation in renewable energy

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Siemens to add an additional 173 megawatts to Clyde onshore wind farm in Scotland

Siemens has received an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 54 direct drive wind turbines. The SWT-3.2-101 turbines will add another 172.8 megawatts (MW) to SSE’s Clyde wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Siemens will also be providing long-term service for the new Clyde Extension project. With an existing capacity of 350 MW, … Continue reading Siemens to add an additional 173 megawatts to Clyde onshore wind farm in Scotland

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Suzlon commissions 50.40 MW wind energy project for Ostro Energy

Suzlon Group, the wind turbine maker, on Monday said it has completed commissioning of 50.40 megawatt (MW) wind power turnkey project for Ostro Energy which is owned by Actis. “Suzlon has been responsible for the entire project lifecycle, from development, construction to commissioning and has also been contracted to undertake operations and maintenance services of … Continue reading Suzlon commissions 50.40 MW wind energy project for Ostro Energy

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