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Renewable Energy Boom in Africa

Christine Lins is the Executive Secretary of Ren 21, a global renewable energy multi-stakeholder policy network. She spoke to Ian Katusiime about the prospects of renewable energy in Africa. Please break down for us what it means for the world now to have 147GW of renewable energy? Record renewable power capacity of 147 GW installed … Continue reading Renewable Energy Boom in Africa

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Wind energy in Brazil increased by 77%

The Brazilian energy matrix grew cleaner last year and the change came mostly as a result of a relevant increment in consumption of wind power and ethanol-based power. The demand for gasoline went down concurrently, as per this year’s edition of the report Relatório Síntese do Balanço Energético Nacional (BEN) released by the Energy Research … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil increased by 77%

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Donald Trump loses his war against wind energy

On Thursday, the Swedish company Vattenfall confirmed it would be investing £300 million ($397 million) in an offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Scotland. The wind power project, due to start generating power in 2018, has had a long, controversial gestation.Trump, who owns land nearby, has also long been a passionate objector to … Continue reading Donald Trump loses his war against wind energy

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Wind energy in India: Gamesa 230 wind turbines for seven wind power projects

The company has been contracted to install a total of 230 of its G97-2.0 MW class S and G114-2.0 MW class S wind turbines, custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India. Gamesa continues to make solid inroads into the Indian market, reinforcing its leadership position with seven new orders for the supply … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Gamesa 230 wind turbines for seven wind power projects

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Wind power in Ireland. Nordex to supply wind turbines to 47.5 MW wind farm in County London

The Nordex Group has landed another order in Northern Ireland. The manufacturer will be installing 19 N90/2500 turbines for the “Brockaghboy” wind farm in Country Londonderry, Northern Ireland in spring 2017. This 47.5 MW project, developed by TCI Renewables, is owned by the Italian power plant operator ERG Renew – one of the major European … Continue reading Wind power in Ireland. Nordex to supply wind turbines to 47.5 MW wind farm in County London

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Wind energy in Iran: 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress

Iran unveiled plans for its first tender for utility-scale renewable energy projects last week. This announcement happened just before the 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave the keynote speech at the Energy Ministry in front of 500 people and pointed to the tremendous potential of one of the largest wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Iran: 4th Iranian Wind Power Congress

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German offshore wind power up 258 MW

Some 43 wind turbines commissioned in first half of the year says VDMA. Developers have commissioned 43 wind turbines in German waters totalling 258MW in the first half of 2016, according to the country’s engineering association VDMA.   A further 54 machines with 324MW of capacity are installed, but not yet online, while foundations for … Continue reading German offshore wind power up 258 MW

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Indonesia plans to increase use of renewable energy

Indonesia is planning to increase the use of renewable energy in the near future amid rising energy demand.   The government aimed to increase the proportion of renewable energy usage to 25 percent within the next 10 years from the current level of less than 10 percent, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Sudirman Said … Continue reading Indonesia plans to increase use of renewable energy

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Wind energy less than 3 percent of all federal energy incentives

  Wind energy still accounts for an extremely small share of all federal energy incentives, according to the most comprehensive review of energy incentives to date. AWEA’s compilation of all available data from government and other sources shows that for every dollar spent on federal energy incentives, wind energy received less than 3 cents. Wind’s … Continue reading Wind energy less than 3 percent of all federal energy incentives

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Wind Energy Foundation launches Renewable America Champions social media contest

The Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) has recruited, trained, and mobilized hundreds of business people and other community leaders to help strengthen renewable energy policy through its A Renewable America (ARA) campaign over the past two years. Past successes In 2015, we worked with partners to advance understanding and support of the Clean Power Plan and … Continue reading Wind Energy Foundation launches Renewable America Champions social media contest

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Senvion installs its first 3 megawatt wind turbine in North America

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, installed its first 3 megawatt (MW) machine in North America, the Senvion 3.2M114. The turbine has a rated output of 3.2 MW, hub height of 100 metres, and a rotor diameter of 114 metres. It is the first of 46 turbines to be installed at the Mesgi’g … Continue reading Senvion installs its first 3 megawatt wind turbine in North America

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E.ON to create jobs in Arkona offshore wind farm

Local companies will have an opportunity to participate in constructing the Arkona offshore wind farm. Seeing to it that as many companies from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as possible are able to participate and operate the Arkona wind farm is the goal of the supplier agreement that E.ON put together today in Rostock with the support of … Continue reading E.ON to create jobs in Arkona offshore wind farm

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Wind energy in France: Nordex wind turbines to project developed in-house

Once again the Nordex Group has sold a new project in France via its “Nordex Development” distribution channel. The manufacturer will be supplying five N100/2500 turbines with a total capacity of 12.5 MW for the “Mont d’Erny” wind farm.   This project is located in the north of France, in the former Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and … Continue reading Wind energy in France: Nordex wind turbines to project developed in-house

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Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

Professional anti-renewable energy fabricator Robert Bryce is at it again, spreading a laundry list of false, debunked claims about wind power. American voter-supported wind energy is one of the country’s leading sources of new electricity: more wind came online than any other new electric generating capacity in 2015, including solar and natural gas. That’s partly … Continue reading Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

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Renewable energy sources dominate electricity generation in Costa Rica

Some 96 percent of Costa Rica’s electricity came from renewable sources in the first half of 2016, the President’s Office said Friday. The largest part of Costa Rica’s electricity mix is hydraulic power, which accounted for 70 percent of the total generation, said the office, citing preliminary data from the state electricity agency. During the … Continue reading Renewable energy sources dominate electricity generation in Costa Rica

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Vestas secures 131 MW order in the United States

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 131 MW of PTC qualifying turbine components. The order includes qualifying components compatible with a variety of turbines across the 2 MW and 3 MW platforms. Since their debut, more than 8 GW of the 3 MW platform and 18 GW of the 2 MW platform … Continue reading Vestas secures 131 MW order in the United States

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Gamesa makes further inroads into the European wind energy market

The company has been hired to supply its wind turbines at six wind farm developments located in France, Italy, Greece and the Netherlands. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has given its European business strategy a boost having entered a new market, the Netherlands, where it will supply 11 MW, and won another … Continue reading Gamesa makes further inroads into the European wind energy market

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Wind energy in Russia: 51 MW wind farm in Kalmykia

Alten Ltd., a subsidiary of a Czech based holding, has placed a binding order with the German manufacturer FWT Production GmbH for the 51 MW wind farm that is to be built in Kalmykia. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the turnkey realisation of the Kalmykia onshore wind farm project Priyutnenskaya VES 51 … Continue reading Wind energy in Russia: 51 MW wind farm in Kalmykia

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LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind turbine blade plant in Turkey

LM Wind Power, the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of wind turbine blades, announced today that it has broken ground for a 17 hectares piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, from the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI). The site will become home to a world class, high technology factory for the manufacture and distribution … Continue reading LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind turbine blade plant in Turkey

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ACWA Power Khalladi confirms final orders for its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco

ACWA Power Khalladi has confirmed final orders to suppliers and contractors for the construction of its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco, following all conditions precedent for its landmark project financing being satisfied. ACWA Power Khalladi (formerly known as UPC Renewables) is 75% owned by ACWA Power – a developer, investor, co-owner and … Continue reading ACWA Power Khalladi confirms final orders for its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco

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