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Nordex Group forms partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services

Interdisciplinary collaboration across sector boundaries: the Nordex Group has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for drone-supported inspection of its wind turbines. In doing so the manufacturer intends to draw on the experience of a global aviation expert that has know-how in research, development and automation and itself uses drone-assisted inspections in the … Continue reading Nordex Group forms partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services

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Nordex sells 72 MW in Germany

With eight new orders for projects in August, German sales recorded a successful month in the Nordex Group’s domestic market. The manufacturer is supplying a total of 28 turbines with altogether 71.7 MW to various customers for wind farms from Lower Saxony to Bavaria.   The largest of the new projects is near Cologne in … Continue reading Nordex sells 72 MW in Germany

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Vestas receives 214 MW order in the United States

Largest utility owner of wind energy in the U.S., MidAmerican Energy, orders 214 MW of PTC-qualifying components for the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company (MidAmerican), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 214 MW of Production Tax Credit (PTC) qualifying V110-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 214 MW order in the United States

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Gamesa to build a 50-MW wind farm for ReNew Power in India

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP), for the EPC construction of a 50-MW wind farm located in Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka. The agreement signed with ReNew Power encompasses the installation of 25 G114-2.0 … Continue reading Gamesa to build a 50-MW wind farm for ReNew Power in India

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Siemens to build offshore wind power project with innovative foundations and cable systems

Four wind turbines and related equipment take a large step into the future of offshore wind technology: Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug and Jysk Energi placed the winning bid for Nissum Bredning Vind following a tender from Danish Energy Agency’s (DEA) tender for the construction of the 28-megawatt pilot project in northern Denmark. The final investment decision … Continue reading Siemens to build offshore wind power project with innovative foundations and cable systems

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Gamesa to install Asia’s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

Gamesa has achieved a new milestone, having secured a contract for the installation of Asia’s tallest wind turbines, specifically in Thailand. With towers stretching 153 metres high – 18 units of the G114-2.0 MW model and 15 of the G114-2.1 MW – the turbines will also be the longest every supplied by Gamesa. More specifically, … Continue reading Gamesa to install Asia’s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

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Experts anticipate significant continued reductions in wind energy costs

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%-30% by 2030 and 35%-41% by 2050, under a median or ‘best guess’ scenario, driven by bigger … Continue reading Experts anticipate significant continued reductions in wind energy costs

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Eight-MW wind turbine makes offshore wind energy cheaper

A new offshore wind turbine from Siemens is set to lower the cost of wind power generated on the high seas. Siemens believes it is well on the way to reaching its goal of producing offshore wind energy at a total cost of less than ten euro cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by 2020. In fact, … Continue reading Eight-MW wind turbine makes offshore wind energy cheaper

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U.S. wind power surpasses 75 gigawatts

Sometimes the more you know about something, the more you like it. And that’s the case for wind energy. The amount of installed wind capacity across the U.S. has tripled over the last eight years, and people are taking notice. Recent polls show U.S. voters like what they see in wind energy. And that’s especially … Continue reading U.S. wind power surpasses 75 gigawatts

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Completion for Eurus Energy Group’s second wind power project in South America

Eurus Energy Group’s second wind farm project in Uruguay, has achieved full operation condition on August 2016.  This project is called Florida 2 and as well as previous Minas Project, it has been promoted by Akuo Energy SAS, the leading French green IPP (through its subsidiary Akuo Energy Uruguay SAS), and Eurus group (through its … Continue reading Completion for Eurus Energy Group’s second wind power project in South America

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Editorials promote offshore wind power progress in US

  With America’s first-ever offshore wind farm being completed this month off the coast of Rhode Island, major newspapers are editorializing in support of this abundant, homegrown, clean source of electricity. It continues a major American success story already experiencing on-shore with enough land-based wind power installed to produce electricity for 20 million American homes … Continue reading Editorials promote offshore wind power progress in US

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South Africa is expected to deploy more than 3 GW of additional wind power capacity

South Africa is the new hotspot for wind installation and has great potential for capacity addition over the next four years, says the new report from GlobalData. Over 3 GW is expected to be installed by 2020, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity up to 5.6 GW, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest … Continue reading South Africa is expected to deploy more than 3 GW of additional wind power capacity

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American offshore wind power is here

Deepwater Wind completed construction on the country’s first offshore wind farm on Friday, proving to the world that when it comes to offshore wind power, the U.S. is open for business. This pioneering project is the result of years of dogged determination by the visionary Deepwater Wind and their funders, D.E. Shaw. And while the … Continue reading American offshore wind power is here

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Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

Ethiopia’s Government aims to set up wind power projects that can create 1,500 Megawatts during the second Growth and Transformation Plan Period (GTP II). The government intends to work on the projects by its own capacity.   It is said that Ethiopia’s wind energy potential is 1.3 million Megawatt. The government is aimed at efficiently … Continue reading Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

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There is still plenty of potential for wind energy in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to Europe’s highest wind farm and the country was a relatively early adopter of new wind power technology. The first wind energy facility in Switzerland was put into operation in 1986 near Soolhof Farm in Langenbruck, Basel-Landschaft and had an output of 28 kilowatts. In 2012 there were more than 30 wind … Continue reading There is still plenty of potential for wind energy in Switzerland

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Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

3 MW platform expansion continues in North America with V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in Michigan, underlining the platform’s versatility.   Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power (“Sempra”) for 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines.  The turbines will be deployed at the 100 MW Apple Blossom … Continue reading Wind energy in Michigan: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

Ghana’s electricity consumption will shift more towards renewable energy in the medium to long term, Ghanaian energy expert has said. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Kwame Ampofo, Chairman of the Energy Commission, said there was the need for political will, commitment and public education for this to be achieved.   “We have identified renewable … Continue reading Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

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Pattern Energy announces it is in discussions to acquire interest in Armow Wind power facility in Ontario

Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (“Pattern Energy”) today announced it is in discussions to acquire a 90 MW interest in the 180 MW Armow Wind power facility in Ontario from Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”). Pattern Energy intends to fund the acquisition with available liquidity from its recent equity offering. The … Continue reading Pattern Energy announces it is in discussions to acquire interest in Armow Wind power facility in Ontario

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The top 25 global wind energy asset owners in 2015

In 2015, the 25 biggest wind asset owners expanded their collective grid-connected wind capacity to 170 GW but lost market share. This was shown in a new market report by renewable energy consulting company MAKE (link is external).   Overall, the top 25 owned 41% of global cumulative wind power capacity, a decline from 42% … Continue reading The top 25 global wind energy asset owners in 2015

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E.ON orders 139 Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from E.ON for 139 V110-2.0 MW turbines. “We are excited to be working with Vestas on this turbine purchase as E. ON expands its U.S. portfolio,” said Patrick Woodson, Chairman of E.ON North America. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as … Continue reading E.ON orders 139 Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

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