Vestas introduces 3.45 MW power mode for its 3 MW platform

Based on site-specific conditions, the 3.45 MW power mode will increase annual energy production and contribute to lowering the cost of energy.    The shared nacelle technology and design allows Vestas to offer the 3.45 MW power mode across its entire 3 MW platform.  The power mode will thus be available on the V105-3.3 MW, … Continue reading Vestas introduces 3.45 MW power mode for its 3 MW platform

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Wind power in Mexico: Vestas wind turbines for 149 MW wind farm in Tamaulipas

Vestas has received an order for 45 of its V117-3.3 MW turbine for the Tres Mesas wind energy projects in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.    With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 21/2015 of 8 May 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Mexico. The 148.5 MW … Continue reading Wind power in Mexico: Vestas wind turbines for 149 MW wind farm in Tamaulipas

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Anti-wind bill would hurt jobs, families’ access to clean power

“Hey man, what are you thinking? Why would you do this?” Gary Kanaby says he would ask Representative Bill Flores of Texas. The Congressman has cosponsored a bill that would eliminate a common-sense renewable energy policy and put his own constituents, like Gary, in a precarious position. Your legislator may be considering signing on to … Continue reading Anti-wind bill would hurt jobs, families’ access to clean power

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Wind energy Gamesa is ready to tackle new challenges

Gamesa held its Shareholders’ General Meeting, at second call, today in Zamudio (Vizcaya), at which its shareholders approved its 2014 financial statements and the company’s management throughout the year. During his speech, Ignacio Martín, Chairman of Gamesa, reviewed the 2014 earnings performance, labelling it a “very positive” year in which the company surpassed all the … Continue reading Wind energy Gamesa is ready to tackle new challenges

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Acciona’s net profit grows 28.5% to € 42 in first quarter 2015

ACCIONA’s attributable net profit rose 28.5% to €42 million in the first quarter of 2015 thanks to the growth of ACCIONA Energia. The favourable evolution of ACCIONA Windpower, which achieved an Ebidta of €15 million in the first quarter of 2015, against a loss of €4 million the year before, and a strong quarter for … Continue reading Acciona’s net profit grows 28.5% to € 42 in first quarter 2015

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Allete to buy 100-MW wind farm in Pennsylvania from AES

Allete Clean Energy said it will acquire the project from AES Armenia Mountain Wind and a minority shareholder for $108 million plus assumption of debt.   The wind farm, near Troy, Pa., in north central Pennsylvania, generates 100 megawatts of electricity from 67 turbines installed in 2009. Allete said the power is sold under 25-year … Continue reading Allete to buy 100-MW wind farm in Pennsylvania from AES

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TÜV Rheinland collaborates with National Institute of Wind Energy

TUV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH, TUV Rheinland (India) and Chennai-based National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) have agreed to collaborate on certification of wind turbines for the Indian and international markets. NIWE, an autonomous body under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, offers services such as wind resource assessment, R&D, training, type testing and … Continue reading TÜV Rheinland collaborates with National Institute of Wind Energy

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Florida’s wind energy purchase shows it is perfect for WINDPOWER

A recent purchase of wind energy from a Florida utility highlights one reason why the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition (May 18-21) will be held in Orlando. Florida is emblematic of wind energy’s growth, in that today the industry’s presence is increasingly palpable in yet another state not historically known for the affordable and clean … Continue reading Florida’s wind energy purchase shows it is perfect for WINDPOWER

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AfDB may offer $400m to Egypt wind power project

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is considering providing $400 million for the development of a wind power project in Egypt. The project which will have a public-private partnership requires a total investment of $1.5 billion, according to the Amwal Al Ghad magazine report. The wind farm backing will represent a portion of AfDB’s planned … Continue reading AfDB may offer $400m to Egypt wind power project

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Germany Will Lead Annual Offshore Wind Power Installations in 2015 as UK Loses Top Spot

Germany will add 2,071 Megawatts in annual offshore wind power installations in 2015, making it the world’s leading market. Meanwhile, UK additions will remain relatively steady, but the country will slip to third in rankings behind China.  Germany will become the world’s leading market for annual offshore wind turbine installations in 2015, with the country … Continue reading Germany Will Lead Annual Offshore Wind Power Installations in 2015 as UK Loses Top Spot

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Turkey aims 30 percent wind energy and solar power usage by 2023

Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants.   Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants, Mustafa Yilmaz, head of the authority, revealed Wednesday. Addressing the opening session of the … Continue reading Turkey aims 30 percent wind energy and solar power usage by 2023

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US Energy Secretary, Dr Ernest Moniz, to address at American Wind Energy Association Conference

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is excited to announce that for the first time ever, the US Secretary of Energy will join us at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition. Specifically, Dr Ernest Moniz will address conference attendees during the Welcome & Opening Session on Tuesday, May 19. Dr Moniz, who addressed attendees … Continue reading US Energy Secretary, Dr Ernest Moniz, to address at American Wind Energy Association Conference

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SunEdison Awarded 86 MW DC Solar Photovoltaic Project In South Africa

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced it has been awarded an 86 megawatts (MW) DC solar photovoltaic project in South Africa during the fourth bid round of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Program organized by South Africa’s Department of Energy. The 86 MW award represents 20% of the … Continue reading SunEdison Awarded 86 MW DC Solar Photovoltaic Project In South Africa

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Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency said as it released its flagship energy technology report.   The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short of the … Continue reading Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals

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EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the deal between lawmakers to reform the Emissions Trading System before 2021. The EU-28 Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to introduce a market stability reserve in 2019 to tackle a glut of over 2 billion excess permits in the ETS. The surplus of allowances is currently … Continue reading EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

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Wind farm Nordsee One is another milestone for offshore wind energy in Germany

TÜV SÜD is attending the construction of the new offshore wind farm Nordsee One about 40 kilometres off the North Sea island Juist. The international testing and certification corporation has been awarded the contract with the certification of the implementation phase by the project company Nordsee One GmbH, which is a joint venture of the … Continue reading Wind farm Nordsee One is another milestone for offshore wind energy in Germany

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Enfinity set to develop 500 MW of solar power in Philippines

ENFINITY Philippines, a unit of Belgium-based Enfinity Global, intends to develop up to 500 megawatts (MW) of solar power projects in the next three years.   The investment for this ambitious goal could reach “five times as much” as the $180 million (P8 billion) it has set aside for the 100-MW solar power plants that … Continue reading Enfinity set to develop 500 MW of solar power in Philippines

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Wind energy Gamesa obtains net profit of €62 million

Gamesa obtained €62 million euro in net profit in the first quarter of 2015, i.e. more than triple the €17 million reported in the same period last year. This improvement reflects sound sales activity and a continuous improvement in the company’s profitability, with an underlying EBIT margin of 8%. The launch of Adwen had a … Continue reading Wind energy Gamesa obtains net profit of €62 million

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