Iberdrola Chairman Joins Global CEOs Urging Ambitious Agreement at Paris Climate Summit

Iberdrola USA’s parent company, Iberdrola, announced today its chairman, Ignacio Galan, along with the CEOs of 42 other companies has signed an open letter to world leaders urging them to reach an ambitious agreement at December’s Paris Climate Summit.Joining forces under the auspices of the World Economic Forum, the signatories, which operate in 150 countries … Continue reading Iberdrola Chairman Joins Global CEOs Urging Ambitious Agreement at Paris Climate Summit

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Wind power producer Mytrah Energy raises $60 million through NCD

Wind energy company Mytrah Energy Ltd on Thursday said it has raised $60 million from Merrill Lynch International and Aion Direct Singapore Pte Ltd to expand capacity and refinance some debt. The company raised the money by selling five-year non-convertible debentures (NCDs) carrying a coupon of 12% per annum. A recent fund raising of $70 … Continue reading Wind power producer Mytrah Energy raises $60 million through NCD

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Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Utility Wind Energy Provider for 11th Consecutive Year

For the 11th consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top utility wind energy provider by the American Wind Energy Association, a national trade association. For more than a decade, Xcel Energy has led the nation in providing wind energy to its customers. “Xcel Energy is proud to have grown the use of … Continue reading Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Utility Wind Energy Provider for 11th Consecutive Year

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Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

EMEC has procured an electrolyser to convert power generated at its tidal test site in Orkney to hydrogen fuel.  The ground-breaking new project will pilot the storage of electricity from different forms of renewables, overcoming island grid constraints.   ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, has won a competitive tender to supply … Continue reading Integrated hydrogen system for tidal energy storage

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Gaza to get 30 MW of solar energy

The Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) have signed an agreement with Palestinian American US based renewable energy company.   “We signed an agreement on Thursday with the U.S.-based Samaha company, which is owned by a Palestinian businessman, to provide the enclave with 30 megawatts of solar power,” PEA spokesman Ahmed Abul-Omrein said at a press conference. … Continue reading Gaza to get 30 MW of solar energy

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Lester R. Brown’s latest highlights falling costs, rising adoption and failing nuclear, fossils

The global economy is now undergoing a transition from fossil and nuclear energy to clean power from solar, wind, and other renewable sources, according to the latest book from environmental analyst Lester Brown and his colleagues at the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).   In The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind … Continue reading Lester R. Brown’s latest highlights falling costs, rising adoption and failing nuclear, fossils

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Apple Partners With SunPower to Build Two Solar Power Projects Totaling 40 MW in China

SunPower Corporation today announced that it plans to partner with Apple to build two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts (MW) in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures, Sichuan Province of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). When complete, the two projects will be co-owned by Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co., Ltd., SunPower’s project … Continue reading Apple Partners With SunPower to Build Two Solar Power Projects Totaling 40 MW in China

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New Tool Sheds Light On Global Geothermal Energy Potentials

A new tool to investigate global geothermal energy potentials is now available online, just ahead of next week’s World Geothermal Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The new and freely available gravity anomaly maps, the product of collaboration between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the European Space Agency (ESA), offer a new technique to gauge … Continue reading New Tool Sheds Light On Global Geothermal Energy Potentials

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FoundOcean awarded Gemini offshore wind farm grouting contract

FoundOcean has been awarded the contract to grout the 150 monopile foundations for the 600MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm, on behalf of main contractor Van Oord. The project will be the first to use MasterFlow 9800, a revolutionary new material jointly developed by FoundOcean and BASF. MasterFlow 9800 possess a unique combination of features that … Continue reading FoundOcean awarded Gemini offshore wind farm grouting contract

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Molycorp Chosen to Supply Rare Earths for Use In High-Efficiency Siemens Wind Turbines

Siemens AG (“Siemens”) has selected Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) (“Molycorp”) to supply rare earth materials over the next 10 years from its Mountain Pass, California facility for incorporation into Siemens’ high-efficiency, direct drive wind turbine generators.  Molycorp will supply rare earth materials to Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (“Shin-Etsu”), which will produce the rare earth magnets … Continue reading Molycorp Chosen to Supply Rare Earths for Use In High-Efficiency Siemens Wind Turbines

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Siemens gets 100-MW wind turbine order for Ontario wind farm

As part of the wind turbine deal, Siemens will supply, install and commission 40 SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines. Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership, a partnership between Northland Power, a Canadian power producer based in Toronto, and two local First Nations, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island First Nation), will construct the … Continue reading Siemens gets 100-MW wind turbine order for Ontario wind farm

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Iraq plans several renewable energy plants

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity along with the National Investment Commission (NIC), have announced an investment opportunity to construct three solar power stations and one wind power station. The renewable energy plants will be between the capacity of 5 and 10 MW, and be situated in Diwaniya, Najaf and Missan (Maysan) provinces, according to reports by … Continue reading Iraq plans several renewable energy plants

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Wind energy in Philippines: EDC gets FIT for Burgos wind farm

Geothermal firm Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has received the certificate of compliance for its Burgos wind power project in Ilocos, the company said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday.   With the certification, EDC’s 150-megawatt wind farm is now entitled to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) rate of P8.53 per kilowatt-hour from Nov. 11, … Continue reading Wind energy in Philippines: EDC gets FIT for Burgos wind farm

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Senvion wins four UK wind power orders with Blue Energy totalling over 45 MW

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, has signed four new contracts totaling 45 megawatts (MW) with leading renewable energy developer Blue Energy. These represent the first contracts Senvion has signed with the UK developer and will involve the supply of turbines … Continue reading Senvion wins four UK wind power orders with Blue Energy totalling over 45 MW

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American wind energy rebounded in 2014; “wind rush” underway in Texas

American wind industry jobs and turbine deployment regained momentum heading into 2015, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported today in releasing its 2014 results in the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report. The U.S. wind industry added 23,000 jobs in 2014, boosting the sector’s total to 73,000 jobs. 2015 began with 12,700 MW of … Continue reading American wind energy rebounded in 2014; “wind rush” underway in Texas

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Saft and Enercon to Help Stabilize Faroe Islands’ Grid

Saft, a Paris-based company who focuses on design development and manufacturing of high-tech batteries, is teaming up with German-based wind turbine manufacturer Enercon to create an energy storage system (ESS) which will aid the Faroe Islands. The 2.3 megawatt project will be Europe’s first ever commercial deployment of a lithium-ion battery system that works in … Continue reading Saft and Enercon to Help Stabilize Faroe Islands’ Grid

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Zimbabwe’s Harare uses solar power to light streets

The local authorities in Zimbabwean capital Harare have resorted to using solar power to light the city’s streets with the hope of curbing surging robberies.   “We are starting with the central business district; then we will move on to other parts of the city,” Micheal Chideme, the Harare City Council’s media officer, told The … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s Harare uses solar power to light streets

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Wind energy in South Africa: Enel Green Power starts a 111 MW wind farm

Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has begun construction of the new wind farm “Gibson Bay”, located in the Eastern Cape Province, in South Africa.   With a total installed capacity of 111 MW, the new wind farm, held by Gibson Bay Wind Farm (RF) Proprietary Limited, a company controlled by Enel Green Power RSA Proprietary Limited,  … Continue reading Wind energy in South Africa: Enel Green Power starts a 111 MW wind farm

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