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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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Vestas wins 112 MW order for the V126-3.45 MW wind turbine with de-icing system

The firm and unconditional order is for the Raskiftet wind park in the municipalities of Åmot and Trysil. The order includes Vestas’ advanced de-icing system, using air heaters to capture, heat, and propel air within the turbine blades. With VestasOnline SCADA integration, the de-icing system continuously monitors the turbines’ performance and engages when there is … Continue reading Vestas wins 112 MW order for the V126-3.45 MW wind turbine with de-icing system

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Transmission pays for itself, saves consumers money

Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. However, some groups remain unaware … Continue reading Transmission pays for itself, saves consumers money

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Clean energy sector supported as Wind Energy Technocentre given financial boost

The Government of Canada recognizes that innovation-whether it involves the development of new technologies, new processes or new business models-is essential in today’s global economy. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the … Continue reading Clean energy sector supported as Wind Energy Technocentre given financial boost

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Vestas receives 160 MW order in the United States

The order is part of a global master supply agreement between Vestas and EDF Énergies Nouvelles and EDF Renewable Energy for future onshore wind turbine installations in the United States and Europe for deliveries in 2016 to 2019.   “Since entering our first master supply agreement with Vestas in 2013, EDF RE has installed more … Continue reading Vestas receives 160 MW order in the United States

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Navantia, Iberdrola and 50Hertz host the delivery ceremony for the substation “Andalucía” at Puerto Real

This electricity distribution facility weighs over 8,500 tonnes, heavier than the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty combined, and will be the power core of the Wikinger offshore wind farm, a 350 MW renewable project developed by Iberdrola in the German sea with an overall budget of over €1.4 billion. In attendance with the … Continue reading Navantia, Iberdrola and 50Hertz host the delivery ceremony for the substation “Andalucía” at Puerto Real

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More of wind power’s savings coming soon to the Northeast

From Rhode Island to Washington, D.C., the Northeastern United States made a big push this summer to bring more clean, affordable wind power to millions of families and businesses. A slew of new legislation will help grow wind energy in one of the country’s most populous regions, proving big populations and big amounts of renewable … Continue reading More of wind power’s savings coming soon to the Northeast

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Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order with Acwa Power to supply 40 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the 120 MW Khalladi wind park, which will be located in the windy Tangiers region of northern Morocco.   The contract comprises the supply of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

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Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

Deon Reynolds has always been a guy who enjoys the outdoors, so it makes sense that as a professional photographer, landscapes have long been his favorite subject. But a few years ago, a new opportunity presented itself that ultimately took Deon’s career in a different direction, leading to some of the most prestigious recognition he’s … Continue reading Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

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Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

The third-largest state economy in the United States will soon run obtain half of its electricity needs from renewable energy thanks to a new measure approved by the New York Public Service commission Monday. The Empire State’s new Clean Energy Standard will diversify the state’s electricity by requiring utilities and other energy suppliers to procure … Continue reading Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

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Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

The Massachusetts state legislature just passed a new law that will dramatically expand procurement of renewable energy in the state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the move: “Massachusetts lawmakers have taken transformative action to make the state’s energy supply cleaner and more reliable,” said Andrew Gohn, Eastern Region Policy Director, AWEA. “We thank … Continue reading Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

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Wind energy in Brazil: Nordex Group to build 66 MW wind farm in Bahia

The Nordex Group will install 22 AW125/3000 turbines in Brazil for its customer EDF Energies Nouvelles. Acciona Windpower signed the contract for this project in the winter of 2015, prior to the merger with Nordex. The project was now booked as a firm order in June 2016 and has also been considered in the recent … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Nordex Group to build 66 MW wind farm in Bahia

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