The concrete benefits of wind power for farmers

We often talk about how wind energy is a drought-proof cash crop for farmers and ranchers, providing steady income they can count on when the rains don’t fall or the fields don’t produce as expected. And that income is sizeable– landowners were paid $222 million in lease payments in 2015 alone. That’s why some observers … Continue reading The concrete benefits of wind power for farmers

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ESB and Coillte reach financial deal on Cork wind farm

Located in the Ballyhoura Mountains in Co Cork, the 33.1 MW Castlepook Wind Farm will generate enough power for approximately 17,000 households annually. For Coillte it is the fourth wind farm project in the last 12 months, involving a total investment value of €400 million. Chief Executive Fergal Leamy said the business is well on … Continue reading ESB and Coillte reach financial deal on Cork wind farm

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Senvion confirms annual guidance of EUR 2.25-2.3bn revenues in 2016

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has increased its revenues to EUR 584m in the third quarter 2016, up 15.6 percent compared to the previous quarter. With adjusted EBITDA growing to EUR 60m, Senvion further improved its profitability and posted an adjusted EBITDA margin of 10.3 percent. The EBITDA margin for the 9 … Continue reading Senvion confirms annual guidance of EUR 2.25-2.3bn revenues in 2016

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Renewable energy technologies ready to deliver on the Paris Agreement at all levels of deployment

The REN Alliance, a coalition of five renewable energy associations, joined forces at COP22 in Marrakech to demonstrate how renewable technologies working together can meet energy needs at island, rural, city, national and regional levels.   Among the most significant challenges facing society today is the impacts that global climate change can have on our … Continue reading Renewable energy technologies ready to deliver on the Paris Agreement at all levels of deployment

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Microsoft announces its largest purchase of wind power

On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced its largest purchase of wind energy to date with the signing of two agreements. Combined, these agreements represent 237 megawatts of wind energy, which brings Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy projects in the U.S. to more than 500 megawatts.   “Microsoft is committed to building a responsible cloud, and … Continue reading Microsoft announces its largest purchase of wind power

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Vector Cuatro wind power capacity under management reaches 244 MW

As part of its technological diversification strategy, Vector Cuatro already manages 9 wind energy projects in Spain, France, Italy and the UK, totaling 244 MW of installed capacity. Within this portfolio, the company carries out the technical management of turbines from 4 different manufacturers. Services provided include plants operation, access control and Health and Safety … Continue reading Vector Cuatro wind power capacity under management reaches 244 MW

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AWEA Fall Symposium: What lies ahead in 2017

This Wednesday, I’ll be moderating a panel at AWEA’s Fall Symposium entitled “BREAKING NEWS: Election Results Impact Wind’s Relationship with Congress, White House.”  While it’s not exactly breaking news any longer, the outcome of last week’s Presidential and Congressional elections will still be on the forefront of all of our minds come Wednesday’s panel. I’m sure … Continue reading AWEA Fall Symposium: What lies ahead in 2017

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Wind energy in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Located west of Horsham, Victoria, near the town of Nhill, the Kiata wind farm is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project for Vestas. The order also includes a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance, and a SCADA VestasOnline Business for data-driven … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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More offshore wind contracts to be revealed soon in best value wind farm

Champions of East of England offshore wind must invest in the industry’s future by offering work placements and internships now to secure longevity for developing wind farms. More than 200 “local champions” of the multi-billion pound industry developing off the east coast were challenged to embrace students into their organisations at the only event outside … Continue reading More offshore wind contracts to be revealed soon in best value wind farm

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Senvion appointed preferred supplier for 300 megawatts in Australia

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been selected by Nexif Energy as preferred supplier of the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for the 25-turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia. Combined, these projects will deliver over 300 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading Senvion appointed preferred supplier for 300 megawatts in Australia

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Final rule issued by BLM makes wind development on public land less likely

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule governing wind and solar energy development on public lands: “Unfortunately, based on our preliminary review, for this Administration and the majority of Americans who support expanding wind energy in the U.S., this final rule makes federal … Continue reading Final rule issued by BLM makes wind development on public land less likely

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The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

NOORo I, NOORo II and NOORo III, three solar thermoelectric power plants belonging to the largest solar complex on the planet, located in Ouarzazate (Morocco), are turnkey developments of the SENER engineering and technology group, in which the latter provides its own technology. These facilities are expected to attract the attention of the majority of … Continue reading The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

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Wind power salutes America’s veterans

This Veterans Day, the U.S. wind industry would like to thank the men and women who serve our country. We’re also proud that many of the 88,000 jobs wind energy supports across the country are filled by veterans. They provide our homegrown energy source with invaluable hard work, professionalism and first-class skill. We’re a stronger … Continue reading Wind power salutes America’s veterans

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First wind farm in Ghana

Lekela Power, initiators of the first wind farm project in Ghana, has assured residents of Ningo in the Greater Accra Region that the project would not affect farming activities in and around the town. Lekela, the renewable energy company, therefore appealed to land owners to cooperate with them for a smooth take-off of the wind … Continue reading First wind farm in Ghana

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Wind turbines produce cleaner energy than solar PV

Which produces the cleanest form of energy — windmills or solar photovoltaic plants? Experts say wind turbines produce cleaner energy than solar PV plant as it does not re-quire water for any purpose. Windmills do not need water in the process of wind power generation. “Velocity of wind is used and converted into the electrical … Continue reading Wind turbines produce cleaner energy than solar PV

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Important starting point for joint wind farm

Skandia and Vattenfall inaugurate the joint wind farm Höge Väg in Kristianstad municipality. The partnership began in December 2014 when the companies set up a joint company with shared ownership of four wind farms. The inauguration marks the start of a different form of partnership, new both for Vattenfall and Skandia. Vattenfall, with many years … Continue reading Important starting point for joint wind farm

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More offshore wind contracts to be revealed soon in best value wind farm

Developers of what will be the best value offshore wind farm in the world will hold an East of England supply chain event in the New Year to announce new contracts. ScottishPower Renewables’ Charlie Jordan, project director for East Anglia ONE, said many more contracts were still to be awarded on the £2.5billion project and … Continue reading More offshore wind contracts to be revealed soon in best value wind farm

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Gamesa profit up 63% to €206 million

Gamesa’s results in the first nine months of 2016 reflect strong commercial performance and profitable growth, with record order intake, sales and profitability. The company reported €206 million in net profit in the first nine months of the year (+63%), on €3,339 million in revenues, while order intake reached a record 3,301 MW. EBIT amounted … Continue reading Gamesa profit up 63% to €206 million

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SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

Following the French government’s push for renewable energy projects, EDF was selected to construct a pilot floating wind farm for its Provence Grand Large project.   The project, which remains subject to EDF’s final investment decision, would also benefit from a state financing scheme backed by the Environment and Energy Management Agency – Agence de … Continue reading SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

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Acciona begins the start-up of the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin america, in Atacama (Chile)

Acciona Energía has begun the start-up phase of the ‘El Romero Solar’ photovoltaic solar plant, the biggest in Latin America with a maximum capacity of 246 MWp (196 MW rated power), just thirteen months after starting construction work. The company has also completed the assembly of the last sets of panels in the plant: 776,000 … Continue reading Acciona begins the start-up of the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin america, in Atacama (Chile)

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