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Nicaragua Plans 770 Megawatts in Renewable Energy Projects: Wind Power, Geothermal Energy and Solar Energy

The plan includes 300 megawatts of wind energy, 100 megawatts of geothermal, 100 megawatts of solar and 270 megawatts from two hydroelectric projects. Nicaragua plans $4 billion of public and private-sector investment in renewable energy projects over the next 15 years to add 770 megawatts, Spanish news agency EFE reported. More than 70 percent of […]

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One quarter of Austrian electricity could come from wind energy by 2030

The Austria Wind Energy Association study said that the Green Electricity Act passed in 2011 includes an expansion of the wind turbine energy production from its current 1,900 megawatts to 3,000 megawatts by 2020. Wind turbines in Austria currently produce 6.5 percent of the country’s domestic electricity consumption, said a new study released Thursday, predicting […]

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Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has released its Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – Version 8.0, an in-depth study comparing the cost of generating energy from conventional and alternative technologies. Lazard’s Global Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group has been publishing the study since 2008. The study shows the acceleration of an ongoing trend: Utility-scale solar and wind […]

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Croatia to build new wind farm

A new wind farm, financed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), will be built near the Croatian southern coast city of Dubrovnik, Croatian News Agency reported on Wednesday. The 34.2-megawatt wind farm located in coastal town of Slano, 32 km northwest of Dubrovnik, will boost Croatia’s supply of wind-generated power 11 percent and help to […]

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According to Financial Times: US solar power and wind energy start to outshine gas

Large wind farms and solar plants are now cost-competitive with gas-fired power in many parts of the US even without subsidy, according to Lazard, raising the prospect of a fundamental shift in the country’s energy market. Costs have fallen and efficiency has risen for solar panels and wind turbines, the investment bank found, to the […]

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Wind Turbines Kill Around 300,000 Birds Annually, House Cats Around 3,000,000,000

Wind turbines kill between 214,000 and 368,000 birds annually — a small fraction compared with the estimated 6.8 million fatalities from collisions with cell and radio towers and the 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion deaths from cats, according to the peer-reviewed study by two federal scientists and the environmental consulting firm West Inc. “We estimate that on […]

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Gamesa will install 24 wind turbines G97-2.0 MW at Changfangshan wind farm in Shanxi, China

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has achieved another milestone in its Chinese sales strategy, signing a contract with Everbright, the dedicated renewables subsidiary of Chinese industrial conglomerate Everbright Group, for the supply of 48 MW at Changfangshan wind farm. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply, install and commission 24 […]

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2013 to be record year for offshore wind energy

Northland Power Acquires Majority Equity Stake in North Sea Offshore Wind Power Farms From RWE Innogy

Northland Power Inc., (“Northland”) (TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.C)(TSX:NPI.DB.A)(TSX:NPI.DB.B), Toronto, and RWE Innogy GmbH, Essen, have signed an agreement for Northland to acquire an 85% equity stake in three offshore wind projects, consisting of Nordsee One, a 332 megawatt (MW) project currently in advanced development, as well as Nordsee Two and Nordsee Three, which are in early stages of […]

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France is building the world’s first wind farm with stealth wind turbines designed to minimize interference with radar systems

EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewables unit of state-controlled utility EDF, aims to install the new Vestas-built wind turbines next spring in the “Ensemble Eolien Catalan” wind farm near Perpignan and start operating them over the course of 2015. “It is a world premiere for this new technology,” an EDF EN spokeswoman said. The wind turbines […]

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