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Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

Hitachi plans to expand its reach into the market for offshore wind projects by adding a production line to make key turbine parts used in some of the largest wind-generation systems currently available.   The Tokyo-based company is considering adding a line to produce nacelles for 5-megawatt wind-power systems by the end of March 2016, … Continue reading Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

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India’s wind power potential estimated at 302 GW

India’s installable wind energy potential has been estimated to be 302 GW with towers of a height of 100 metres. This has been estimated by the National Institute of Wind Energy and the new findings were released in the form of a wind atlas launched by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power, Coal and … Continue reading India’s wind power potential estimated at 302 GW

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Wind energy in Azerbaijan: Iran to build wind farm

MAPNA Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Azerbaijani government to construct a wind farm in Baku, Akbar Adibfar said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.   He added that the wind farm, which will produce 50 megawatts of electricity in its first phase, will be equipped with 2.5 MW … Continue reading Wind energy in Azerbaijan: Iran to build wind farm

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European Energy Exchange (EEX) will launch a wind power futures contract

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) will launch a wind power futures contract in the first quarter of 2016, it said on Wednesday, allowing customers to hedge risks and speculate on an increasingly important part of the electricity market.   The contract could help both wind and conventional power plants cope with the unpredictability of wind … Continue reading European Energy Exchange (EEX) will launch a wind power futures contract

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Wind power in Australia: Siemens wind turbines for a wind farm

Siemens and Neoen Australia have signed a contract for the Hornsdale Wind Farm project located in the state of South Australia. Consisting of 32 Siemens direct drive wind turbines, this project will provide clean energy for more than 70,000 households. The agreement includes also a long-term service contract. Neoen Australia is investing 250 million Australian … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Siemens wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in Uruguay: Enel Green Power links 50 MW wind farm

Enel Green Power’s 50MW Melowind wind farm has gotten grid connected in Cerro Largo, Uruguay. The company holds a 20-year power purchase agreement with Uruguay’s state-owned utility UTE.   EGP has agreed an initial price of $64 per MWh generated for UTE’s energy offtake, which UTE said was about half the cost of traditional energy. … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: Enel Green Power links 50 MW wind farm

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Alaska increases wind power capacity in utility- and distributed-scale projects

Although wind power provided less than 3% of Alaska’s electric power generation in 2014, Alaska’s wind power capacity has increased 20-fold between 2007 and 2014, growing from 3 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW. This increase is notable in light of the challenges of installing and connecting large wind generators, specifically the high costs of expanding … Continue reading Alaska increases wind power capacity in utility- and distributed-scale projects

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Wind power in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Allianz Capital Partners has placed an order with Vestas for the Mombyåsen project in Sweden. The order takes Vestas’ firm order intake on the V126-3.3 MW in Sweden close to 200 MW.  The order for the Mombyåsen project comprises 10 V126-3.3 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as … Continue reading Wind power in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Acciona Windpower opens a service center for wind farms contracted in northeast Brazil

ACCIONA Windpower, the ACCIONA Group subsidiary that designs and manufactures wind turbines, has created a Wind Power Service Center in the city of Mossoró to service wind farms located in northeast Brazil, where the company has signed contracts for the supply of 264 turbines totaling 792 MW overall capacity. The center, located in one of … Continue reading Acciona Windpower opens a service center for wind farms contracted in northeast Brazil

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AMSC Receives $40 Million Follow-On Order From Inox Wind

AMSC (NASDAQ:AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, today announced that it has received an approximately $40 million order for wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) from Inox Wind Limited, part of India’s Inox Group of Companies. AMSC expects to begin shipments under this new order during the second quarter … Continue reading AMSC Receives $40 Million Follow-On Order From Inox Wind

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Offshore High Voltage Stations successfully installed at the Gemini Wind Farm

Van Oord has successfully installed the two Offshore High Voltage Stations (OHVS) and first 77 transition pieces at the Dutch Gemini Wind Park. The realisation of the large offshore wind project construction is proceeding as planned. The OHVS installations were built in Hoboken, Belgium, and transported to Eemshaven. Deploying a heavy lift vessel, the 2,500-tonne … Continue reading Offshore High Voltage Stations successfully installed at the Gemini Wind Farm

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Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar Energy, Wind Power, IEA Says

The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, narrowing the gap with power generated from fossil fuels and nuclear reactors, according to the International Energy Agency. “The costs of renewable technologies — in particular solar photovoltaic — have declined significantly over the past … Continue reading Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar Energy, Wind Power, IEA Says

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China’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbines Starts Operation

China’s largest set of onshore wind turbines has started operation in a demonstration area for renewable energy in north China’s Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. The unit is capable of generating up to 120,000 kilowatt hours of electricity daily, enough for 10s of thousands of households. The capacity of the new generator unit is 3.3 times … Continue reading China’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbines Starts Operation

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

The Tohkoja project order comprises 22 V117-3.3 MW turbines, equipped with the Vestas De-icing System.  The order includes delivery, installation, and a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Delivery of the turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of … Continue reading Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Suhail Bahwan Group invest in wind energy startup Altaeros Energies

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (“MHI”) and the Suhail Bahwan Group (“SBG”) have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to support the design and production of its Buoyant Airborne Turbine (“BAT”) renewable energy and communication platform. MHI and SBG bring deep strategic expertise in developing and executing large technology projects for industrial and government … Continue reading Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Suhail Bahwan Group invest in wind energy startup Altaeros Energies

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Wind energy in Germany: Vestas receives 26 MW order for citizen-owned wind farm

Windpark Kirchberg GmbH & Co.KG has placed an order of eight V126-3.3 MW for a 26.4 MW wind park in Baden Wurttemberg. With over 90 percent share, local citizens will own a larger share of this wind park than any other in southern Germany. Vestas entered the German market in 1986. Since then, the company … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany: Vestas receives 26 MW order for citizen-owned wind farm

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Wind energy in Brazil: WindSim Launches New Subsidiary

WindSim AS, a pioneer and leading provider of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) based wind modelling software and services technology used during the wind project life cycle from early site identification, energy optimization, site suitability, power forecasting to post construction assessment, today announced an expansion of its global operations with the upcoming opening of a new … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: WindSim Launches New Subsidiary

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Wind power in Finland: WPD to start 72.6 MW wind farm

WPD is set to commence construction of the 72.6MW Tohkoja wind farm in Finland. The Tohkoja wind farm, which is the company’s third project in the country, will be backed by wpd equity, the Commerzbank and the Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale.   Featuring 22 wind turbines, the project is planned to be completed in December. WPD … Continue reading Wind power in Finland: WPD to start 72.6 MW wind farm

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