Denmark generated 42.1 percent of its electricity from wind power in 2015

Denmark generated 42.1 percent of its electricity from wind turbines in 2015, system operator Energinet.dk said on Friday, setting a world record and putting a 2020 target of 50 percent in sight. “This is the highest figure ever and the highest proportion for any country,” Energinet.dk said.   Denmark is home to the largest wind … Continue reading Denmark generated 42.1 percent of its electricity from wind power in 2015

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Gamesa to install purpose-built wind turbines 3,400 metres above sea level in China

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received two new orders in China for the supply of a total of 98 MW to two developments: it will install 48 MW at Canfang, a development located at a height of 3,400 metres for which Gamesa will use wind turbines especially configured for high altitudes, … Continue reading Gamesa to install purpose-built wind turbines 3,400 metres above sea level in China

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Nordex to deliver first N100/3300 Delta wind turbines to Ireland

Nordex has obtained a new order for the construction of a 35 MW wind farm in Ireland. The company will be installing a total of 12 turbines to Glencarbry wind farm for its customer John Laing Investments. The site is located close to the village of Hollyford in County Tipperary. Nordex will install seven N100/3300s … Continue reading Nordex to deliver first N100/3300 Delta wind turbines to Ireland

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New solar order in India: Gamesa to develop 23 MW for New Era Enviro

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order in India from renewable energy developer New Era Enviro for the development of 23 MW of solar power capacity across three projects located in the state of Telangana. This is the company’s second solar power order, having established a foothold in the … Continue reading New solar order in India: Gamesa to develop 23 MW for New Era Enviro

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Wind power: Cleaner air and healthier communities

We all want to be sure that our communities are safe, clean places to make our homes and raise our families. A new report presents real-world findings that wind power helps make this possible. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that renewable energy saved between $2.6 and $9.9 … Continue reading Wind power: Cleaner air and healthier communities

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3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

A BREEZY range of remote hills near a major power line and 20-year supply contracts have proponents of the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia confident of success. Construction of the 270-megawatt farm is well underway and the project’s first stage, which will generate 100 megawatts, is expected to begin producing electricity by the end … Continue reading 3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

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Clean Energy defies fossil fuel price crash to attract record $329bn global investment in 2015

Clean energy investment surged in China, Africa, the US, Latin America and India in 2015, driving the world total to its highest ever figure, of $329.3bn, up 4% from 2014’s revised $315.9bn and beating the previous record, set in 2011 by 3%. The latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show dollar investment globally growing … Continue reading Clean Energy defies fossil fuel price crash to attract record $329bn global investment in 2015

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Wind power in Texas, Acciona wind turbines for a wind farm

The wind farm, consisting of thirty-one AW3000 wind turbines, will enter service in the fourth trimester of 2016. ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on the 93-megawatt (MW) San Roman wind park located near the south-east coast of Texas. It is the eighth wind farm owned by the company in the United States, bringing ACCIONA’s … Continue reading Wind power in Texas, Acciona wind turbines for a wind farm

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Suzlon enters solar power business

Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd on Wednesday announced its official entry into the solar energy segment, receiving letters of interest (LoI) for the 210 megawatts (MW) of solar power projects that it won in Telangana through a competitive bidding process in August 2015. The projects will be completed through six separate special purpose vehicles … Continue reading Suzlon enters solar power business

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Gestamp Wind has set into operation 7 new wind farms in Belgium, Poland and Brazil

Gestamp Wind has set into operation 7 new wind farms in Belgium, Poland and Brazil  with a total investment of 170 million euros. During the past month of December, Gestamp Wind has set into operation seven new wind farms, with a combined power of 152 megawatts (MW). These wind farms are located in Belgium, Poland … Continue reading Gestamp Wind has set into operation 7 new wind farms in Belgium, Poland and Brazil

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Gamesa to expand blade production at Galicia

Galicia’s regional Councillor for the Economy, Employment and Industry, Francisco Conde, has visited Gamesa’s factory in As Somozas where the company makes the blades for the G114-2.0 MW and G114-2.5 MW turbines. This facility currently employs 183 people. During the visit, Ricardo Chocarro, CEO for EMEA, confirmed Gamesa’s plans to add a third production line … Continue reading Gamesa to expand blade production at Galicia

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Casa dos Ventos sells Brazilian wind power projects

Casa dos Ventos announced earlier this week the sale of two wind parks in Brazil’s northeast region to London-based investment company Cubico Sustainable Investment.   The BRL 2 billion deal ($494 million), the largest-ever wind-project sales transaction in Brazil, includes 392 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind capacity in Pernambuco and Piauí states. Casa dos Ventos’ … Continue reading Casa dos Ventos sells Brazilian wind power projects

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President’s State of the Union wind energy cost claim true

During the President’s final State of the Union address last night, Obama laid out progress made by renewable energy in the U.S. since he took office – including wind energy. Specifically, the president stated “In fields from Iowa to Texas, wind power is now cheaper than dirtier, conventional power.” Fact check columnists and bloggers were … Continue reading President’s State of the Union wind energy cost claim true

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The state of American wind power grows stronger in 2016

As Americans turn from their busy lives to watch President Obama’s final State of the Union address, I’ve been reflecting on the growing momentum in wind energy over the last seven years. If there’s one thing they need to know it’s this: American wind power has more than tripled in size and costs one-third as … Continue reading The state of American wind power grows stronger in 2016

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Progress in wind energy leads clean energy sector

The President plans to talk about progress tonight, including in clean energy.     Wind energy has led the sector with the following recent progress: Adding more capacity than any other energy source, leading the country with 47 percent of all new electric generating capacity in 2015 (followed by gas at 35 percent and solar … Continue reading Progress in wind energy leads clean energy sector

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Senvion wind turbines for 74 megawatts from RES for two wind farm projects in France

Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, has successfully contracted 74 megawatts (MW) with RES for two wind projects in France. Senvion will equip the Sambrès wind farm with 26 Senvion MM82 turbines, in addition 11 Senvion MM92 turbines have been installed for the Bois de la Serre wind farm. These will together … Continue reading Senvion wind turbines for 74 megawatts from RES for two wind farm projects in France

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Wind energy continues rapid growth in Canada in 2015

2015 was another remarkable year for wind energy in Canada. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to report that Canada closed 2015 seventh in the world for total installed wind energy capacity with 11,205 MW, and sixth in the world for the amount of capacity added in 2015. Over the year, Canada added … Continue reading Wind energy continues rapid growth in Canada in 2015

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Suzlon wins 197.40 MW repeat wind power order

Suzlon Group, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers, has signed a binding term sheet and received advance payment for execution of 197.40MW with one of the leading renewable energy IPPs. Once the due diligence is completed and construction contracts are inked, Suzlon will supply, install and commission 47 wind turbines of S97-120 m hybrid … Continue reading Suzlon wins 197.40 MW repeat wind power order

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China pushed renewable energy installed capacity beyond 900 gigawatts in 2015

China was the world’s leading market across a number of renewable energy technologies in 2015 and helped to drive global renewable installed capacity to an estimated 913.48 Gigawatts (GW), says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states that China led the world for annual capacity additions in solar, biopower, small hydropower and … Continue reading China pushed renewable energy installed capacity beyond 900 gigawatts in 2015

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Siemens receives major U.S. order from Westar Energy for 280-megawatt wind power project

Siemens to supply and service 122 wind turbines for Western Plains wind power plant in Kansas. 280-megawatt onshore wind power project to be located in Ford County   Siemens has been awarded an order from Westar Energy, Inc. to supply, support install and provide service for 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm … Continue reading Siemens receives major U.S. order from Westar Energy for 280-megawatt wind power project

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