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

Impact Electrons Siam Co Ltd (IES) has selected Danish-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas as preferred technology/EPC partner to develop a 600 MW wind energy project in southern Laos. The project, which can be completed in 2020, is set to become the largest wind farm in Asean. The signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding is … Continue reading Wind energy in Laos: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Google recognized for outstanding contributions to wind energy

We’re pleased to recognize Google for its outstanding leadership among an innovative cohort of major brands and tech companies who are already on the leading edge of renewable energy procurement. Google is the 2016 Outstanding Contributions to Wind Energy recipient, and its leadership is helping open the market for new wind development and access to … Continue reading Google recognized for outstanding contributions to wind energy

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WINDPOWER 2016: American wind power is ready to leap forward.

If there was a prevailing feeling during the first day of WINDPOWER 2016, it was a sense of optimism. There are a number of reasons for this renewed hope, starting with December’s five-year extension of the Production Tax Credit. With some of the strongest policy certainty U.S. wind has ever known, for the first time … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016: American wind power is ready to leap forward.

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First-ever look at social media in the wind power industry

Tigercomm is releasing the first-ever study of social media use by major wind companies, showing a nearly 63 percent usage rate of the major social media channels by 14 top wind companies. But with the industry’s rapid growth comes an opportunity for wind companies to use social media strategies to drive sales and secure public … Continue reading First-ever look at social media in the wind power industry

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Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

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NextEra Energy receives Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

We’re pleased to announce that NextEra Energy Resources is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award. Each year, this honor is given to a company or individual that is responsible for significant improvements or advancements that benefit the entire U.S. wind energy industry.  It recognizes outstanding achievements that may drive demand; introduce game-changing … Continue reading NextEra Energy receives Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

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WINDPOWER 2016 opens with high hopes

WINDPOWER 2016 kicked off today with high hopes and strong optimism, as a host of industry leaders highlighted U.S. wind’s successes over the past year and great future potential. Here are a few of the early morning highlights: “Sustainability is the next chapter in human progress… The right side of history is a world with … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016 opens with high hopes

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Onward to good years for American wind power

Welcome to New Orleans, and to some very good years to be in American wind power. With jobs up 20 percent in a year, there are now more people working in our industry than seats in the Superdome. American workers, including hundreds here in Louisiana, are transforming the energy sector with our lowest-cost power ever. … Continue reading Onward to good years for American wind power

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American wind power sets sights on doubling in five years

By continuing to advance technology and lower costs, wind power, America’s fastest growing new source of electricity, will stay on pace to grow to supply 10 percent of U.S. electricity by 2020. That’s according to leading wind energy executives this morning during the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition, as thousands of … Continue reading American wind power sets sights on doubling in five years

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Senvion announces its highest yield turbine for North America

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, is launching its highest onshore yield turbine for the North American market. The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a high-efficient and sound-optimized blade profile, managed by a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. The Senvion 3.4M140 will be available from 2018 in hub heights of … Continue reading Senvion announces its highest yield turbine for North America

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Nordex SE with improved profitability and earnings

Underpinned by a significant increase in production and installation figures, Nordex SE (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) entered 2016 with strong top-line growth. Sales rose by 28.3% to EUR 637.0 million (Q1 2015: EUR 496.5 million). However, the other financial performance indicators rose substantially morequickly. Thanks to a gross margin of 25.1% (Q1 2015: 22.0%), profitabilitymeasured in terms … Continue reading Nordex SE with improved profitability and earnings

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WINDPOWER 2016 comes marching into New Orleans

Thousands of wind power developers, manufacturers, workers, executives, and more arrive from around the world to New Orleans for a four-day conference and exhibition today as America’s industry with the fastest growing job kicked off its largest event all year.   WINDPOWER 2016 began this morning with the election of new leadership by the American … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2016 comes marching into New Orleans

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Countdown to #GenerationWind

  After months of planning and anticipation, WINDPOWER 2016  is just days away, starting on Monday, May 23. And using #GenerationWind on Twitter and other social media is one of the best ways you can join the conversation. Whether you’re at the conference, or admiring from far away, you can stay plugged into everything that’s … Continue reading Countdown to #GenerationWind

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Wind energy poised for record growth and major carbon-cutting role

Several new reports find wind energy is poised for record growth over the next several years, as utilities lock in historically low wind prices for their customers while also making a large down payment on required cuts to carbon pollution. EIA and the Bipartisan Policy Center predict that the U.S. will roughly double its use … Continue reading Wind energy poised for record growth and major carbon-cutting role

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5 facts about the Collegiate Wind Competition

Wind energy is booming in the United States. There’s now more than 73,000 megawatts of installed wind capacity, enough to power 20 million homes for a year! And it’s just the beginning. In one scenario outlined in the Energy Department’s Wind Vision Report, wind could supply 35 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2050 and … Continue reading 5 facts about the Collegiate Wind Competition

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Wind energy in Brazil: Enel wind farm in Bahia

Damascena is the second facility to enter into service at the 118 MW Serra Azul wind power cluster located in Bahia state Enel is investing approximately 220 million US dollars in the construction of Serra Azul, partly financed by loans from International Finance Corporation, Itaú Unibanco AS and BNDES Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Enel wind farm in Bahia

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Americans on both sides of the aisle increasingly support growing renewable energy

It seems if an idea makes sense, political persuasion isn’t all that important. Just a few days ago, we reported that increasing numbers of Republicans support wind power. Now, two new studies quantify just how much that support has grown in recent years. Lazard Ltd., a financial advisory and asset management firm, just released a … Continue reading Americans on both sides of the aisle increasingly support growing renewable energy

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Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified work force at WINDPOWER 2016

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has selected six 2016 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and five 2016 Wind at Our Backs Scholars and plans to recognize them at the group’s annual luncheon on Wednesday May 25 during the WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.       Meet the 2016 Rudd Mayer Fellows: Amanda … Continue reading Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified work force at WINDPOWER 2016

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Portugal runs on renewable energy for four days

For 107 hours, the country of ten million powered itself with solar, wind, hydro and nuclear power. James Watson, the CEO of SolarPower Europe said Portugal’s achievement was a sign of things to come. “This is a significant achievement for a European country, but what seems extraordinary today will be commonplace in Europe in just … Continue reading Portugal runs on renewable energy for four days

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