Wind Energy in Texas

EDF Renewable Energy’s Hereford Wind Power Project in Texas Becomes Operational

EDF Renewable Energy announced today that the 200-megawatt (MW) Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation (COD) on December 22, 2014. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Financial details were not disclosed.   Encompassing approximately 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County, southeast of the town of […]

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HelioSage & Gulf Power Announce 120 Megawatts of Photovoltaic Solar Power in Florida

HelioSage Energy, a national developer of utility scale solar projects, and Gulf Power Company, a Florida investor-owned electric utility and subsidiary of Southern Company, have announced the development of three large-scale solar projects across Northwest Florida totaling 120 megawatts (MW). Gulf Power and HelioSage have partnered with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to […]

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Removing the myth of fouling in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) steam generator design

The use of fouling factors is mistakenly requested in concentrated solar power (CSP) steam generator technical specifications, resulting in up to 30% oversized steam generator components, increased material costs and hindered CSP competitiveness as a result. Aalborg CSP removes the myth of this technical phenomenon and introduces a 5-year guarantee against fouling to encourage the […]

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We heart wind energy

AWEA’s commitment to a more ecologically sustainable planet is driven by our hard work promoting American wind energy. There are also many things we do behind the scenes to lessen the environmental impact of our work. Here are just a few examples: Through one of our member companies, EDP Renewables North America, we secured enough […]

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association launches the wind power barometer to show that wind energy reduces electricity price

It´s a fact that wind power reduces the price of electricity: the more the wind blows, the lower the pool or wholesale electricity market price is, which benefits consumers and companies in their electricity bills. To make this lowering effect of wind power on prices more evident to consumers, the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) […]

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Vestas has received a wind energy order in the USA for 149 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines corresponding to 298 MW wind power

Vestas has received from First Reserve a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 149 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines to be installed at the 298 MW Kingfisher Wind farm project in Oklahoma. First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, has agreed to acquire the construction-ready […]

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Winergy Drive Systems Corporation receives contract from First Wind to rebuild wind turbine gearboxes

First Wind, a renewable energy company focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale power projects in the United States, has contracted with Winergy Drive Systems Corporation (WDSC) to rebuild gearboxes for some of its Clipper wind turbines at wind farms across the country, from Vermont to Hawaii. “We are excited to […]

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Abengoa to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to jointly develop the world’s first large-scale desalination plant to be powered by solar energy, in Saudi Arabia.   AWT is a newly formed company […]

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President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama highlighted U.S. wind energy leadership as an American success story.   “As the President noted, America produces more wind energy than any other country in the world. We’re number one,” said American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan. “Hard working Americans and successful federal […]

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Wind power in France: 1,042 MW of wind energy came online in 2014

French wind energy industry ‘regained momentum’ throughout 2014, as investment hit €1.5bn. France has become the latest European country to celebrate a strong performance by its wind energy industry during 2014, as new figures revealed over 1GW of new capacity was added last year. France’s wind energy trade body, France Énergie Éolienne (FEE), announced late […]

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