Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

The contract for the 50MW Harweel wind power project in Dhofar will be awarded by Q3 this year, Khalil al Mantheri, renewable energy section head in the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) has said.     He was speaking at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition and Conference 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

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Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

The IRENA report has suggested that Djibouti tap into geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources to generate more electricity.   In the report titled Djibouti Renewable Readiness Assessment, the target could be achieved by shifting focus to geothermal, wind and solar, in addition to strengthening the existing interconnection with the Ethiopian power grid … Continue reading Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

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Enel Green Power begins work on new solar power plant in South Africa

Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has begun construction of Pulida solar power plant, which is located in the Free State Province in South Africa. The new solar facility will have a total installed capacity of 82.5 MW and once fully operational will be able to generate more than 150 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins work on new solar power plant in South Africa

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Photovoltaic solar energy SunEdison awarded 33 megawatt in southern California

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has been awarded contracts to build 33 megawatts (MW) DC of rooftop solar with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the utility company’s latest round of solar procurement. The solar systems will be built on rooftops throughout the Orange County and … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy SunEdison awarded 33 megawatt in southern California

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Wind energy Senvion connects its 6,000th wind turbine to the grid

Senvion connected its 6,000th wind turbine to the public power grid. Eight Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines, designed to produce the highest possible yields at low-wind sites, have been running since May 2015 at the Hollich community wind farm in Burgsteinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Since its inception, the company has installed turbines with a total rated … Continue reading Wind energy Senvion connects its 6,000th wind turbine to the grid

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Top wind turbine manufacturers to discuss their expectations for future

If you’d like a good barometer reading of the wind energy industry, look no further than the companies at the end of the industry supply chain, the turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). That’s the premise behind a Closing General Session panel taking place this afternoon that has become a WINDPOWER staple and one of the … Continue reading Top wind turbine manufacturers to discuss their expectations for future

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New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

The next-generation of larger wind turbines can unlock previously untapped wind resources in regions about one-fifth of the United States, making wind energy capable of generating electricity in all the 50 U.S. states, said a report released here Tuesday.   U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the Enabling Wind Power Nationwide at the opening session … Continue reading New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

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No new wind farm projects for areas with much wind power wasting

New wind farm projects will not approved the following year in places where more than 20 percent of their wind electricity is abandoned, China’s energy regulator said on Wednesday.   Provinces and cities that aim to tap wind resources will increase electricity transfer through improving grid connectivity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said. To improve … Continue reading No new wind farm projects for areas with much wind power wasting

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Chinese companies eye U.S. wind power market

“After completing the construction of 14 wind turbines this year, Haizhuang plans to build 25 to 50 turbines in the United States next year,” said Yang Benxin, chairman of CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference and Exhibition. WINDPOWER 2015, the largest annual wind energy trade show in the western hemisphere, attracts … Continue reading Chinese companies eye U.S. wind power market

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Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) today unveiled a new solar battery project that will explore how to store and use energy from the sun. A $1 million grant from Duke Energy is funding the research at USFSP. As part of the grant, a 100-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) … Continue reading Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

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Industry leaders: “Get the word out” about the power of wind energy

The wind energy industry must get across its good-news story to the nation and decisionmakers as it continues to drive down the cost of its product by as much as another 25 percent and push for appropriate and stable policy, industry leaders said at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. “We are … Continue reading Industry leaders: “Get the word out” about the power of wind energy

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WINDPOWER offer visions of ‘Next Frontier’ for wind energy

Of several emerging possibilities, what’s going to dominate the next phase of U.S. wind power expansion? That’s the question attendees at a WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exposition session Tuesday afternoon were asked, following presentations from speakers arguing on behalf of: New transmission lines (Jayshree Desai, Clean Line Energy Partners) Low-wind-speed turbine technology (Brian Healer, RES … Continue reading WINDPOWER offer visions of ‘Next Frontier’ for wind energy

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New AWEA Board Chair: Time for presidential candidates to back American wind power for its economic benefits

Coming off a year in which the industry added 23,000 jobs and put $23 billion of private investment behind 100 wind projects, new AWEA Board Chair Mike Garland declared it’s time for the industry to start flexing its muscle. “From the smallest companies to the largest, we have a shared responsibility to make this vision … Continue reading New AWEA Board Chair: Time for presidential candidates to back American wind power for its economic benefits

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Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

All 50 states could become wind energy producers, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday, once the next generation of larger, taller turbines in development hits the market. More than 1,000 American wind turbines are already accessing higher wind resources with towers reaching 100 meters or more above the ground, rather than the 80 … Continue reading Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

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Wind power in Ethiopia: Four new wind farm projects

As Ethiopia gears to make wind power one of the significant part of the country’s renewable energy sources, four new wind farm power projects totaling 542 megawats of energy are to be constructed in the coming years, an official said.   The report was released in a booklet during the inauguration of the third wind power … Continue reading Wind power in Ethiopia: Four new wind farm projects

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Oman to set up four new solar power pilot projects

Four solar power projects as pilot ventures have been proposed by Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) in a move to efficiently utilise renewable energy, which will reduce use of fossil fuels. These four pilot projects are planned in different parts of the country — one each in Ibri (2,000 kilowatt), Sharqiya (2,000 kilowatt), Mudhaibi (2,000 … Continue reading Oman to set up four new solar power pilot projects

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Wind power and solar energy in Chile

High solar exposure and strong winds, but also market openness, guarantees on long-term investments, economic and political stability and ambitious low carbon generation targets through non-traditional renewable sources. Chile is one of the most dynamic and promising countries in Latin America as regards green energy. A new plant entered into service and the construction of … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy in Chile

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E.ON Energy Services and Liftra Team Up to Lower Costs of Major Wind Turbine Repairs

Lowering major operating costs and streamlining operations has been a key goal for the maturing wind industry in the United States. Gearboxes and generators are among the most costly and disruptive failed parts in wind turbines currently. To improve this situation, E.ON Energy Services turned to Liftra to find a new solution to a growing problem. … Continue reading E.ON Energy Services and Liftra Team Up to Lower Costs of Major Wind Turbine Repairs

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