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Pattern Energy acquires 283 MW Gulf wind power plant with 118 wind turbines

Pattern Energy Group announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 170 megawatt (MW) ownership interests in the 283 MW Gulf Wind power facility in Kenedy County, Texas from Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”) and MetLife Capital LP.   “We now own 100% of Gulf Wind, which is located in a unique site … Continue reading Pattern Energy acquires 283 MW Gulf wind power plant with 118 wind turbines

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Wind energy in Peru: Wind farm plants to be built in Northern Peru

The Energy and Mines Ministry granted a temporary concession to the enterprise Countourglobal Peru, which will conduct feasibility studies for Piura region-based Almirante Grau and Cupisnique II wind farms. The Energy and Mines Ministry indicated the future Almirante Grau wind farm’s capacity will be nearly 76 MW and based in the La Brea and Pariñas … Continue reading Wind energy in Peru: Wind farm plants to be built in Northern Peru

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North Africa sees surge in large-scale wind power projects

The Wind Power North Africa Conference is taking place from 18 – 21 October 2015 in Cairo, Egypt, to enable private and government stakeholders to discuss key upcoming wind projects and strategies to drive growth in the North African wind power market. North Africa boasts exceptional wind energy conditions. Egypt aims to generate 7.2 gigawatts … Continue reading North Africa sees surge in large-scale wind power projects

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Hewlett-Packard Will Power Texas Data Centers with Wind Energy

As part of ongoing efforts to lower the carbon footprint of its business, HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that it has signed a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 112 megawatts (MW) of wind power with SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company.   The 112 MW of locally generated wind … Continue reading Hewlett-Packard Will Power Texas Data Centers with Wind Energy

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Wind power’s enormous potential in South Dakota

South Dakota has enormous potential for wind energy development. In 2013, 26 percent of all electricity produced here came from wind — only Iowa produces a larger share of electricity from wind. Wind has practical benefits for the state. In 2014, estimates show wind paid out $2.4 million in lease payments to landowners. The Argus … Continue reading Wind power’s enormous potential in South Dakota

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Iran thirst for energy after nuke deal draws wind energy

Iran’s quest to rejuvenate its energy industry after decades of sanctions is attracting renewable energy developers eager to plant wind turbines on windy ridges across the country. Since 2012 the government has pushed renewables as an alternative to the fossil fuels that supply 94% of its electricity. Developers such as GI Umweltconsult and wind turbine … Continue reading Iran thirst for energy after nuke deal draws wind energy

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Wind energy in Oaxaca: Indians approve wind power project

Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday. The proposed construction of 132 giant wind turbines is meant to generate 396 megawatts of power, but the project has raised concerns over vibrations, bird … Continue reading Wind energy in Oaxaca: Indians approve wind power project

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Wind power in Pakistan: Wind farm with Goldwind wind turbines

A Pakistan wind farm built and funded by the China Three Gorges Corporation is generating more than one-million kilowatt-hours of electricity everyday. The project is operating for more than 20 hours a day, a spokesperson for the Chinese state-owned renewable energy giant said on Saturday. Since it went into operation in November, the facility has … Continue reading Wind power in Pakistan: Wind farm with Goldwind wind turbines

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Renewable energy generated 40.8% of electricity in Spain until July

The wind energy produced 20.3% of electricity until July 2015, 2.4% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.3%. Generation from January to July 2015 In July the renewable energy generated 30,7,8% of electricity in Spain: wind power produced 12.9%, 3.8% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.7%. Generation of July 2015 The peninsular electricity demand … Continue reading Renewable energy generated 40.8% of electricity in Spain until July

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GE’s 3.2-103 and 2.75-120 Wind Turbines Selected to Wind Power British Columbia’s Largest Wind Farm

GE confirmed that it will supply Pattern Development with 61 wind turbines for its 180 megawatt (MW) Meikle wind farm, located approximately 33 kilometers north of Tumbler Ridge in the Peace Region of British Columbia. The 61 wind turbines will combine 35 of GE’s 3.2-103 units with 26 of its 2.75-120 wind turbines, using a … Continue reading GE’s 3.2-103 and 2.75-120 Wind Turbines Selected to Wind Power British Columbia’s Largest Wind Farm

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EBRD and Georgia sign initial agreement to work on first wind power plant

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Government of Georgia have signed a mandate letter setting out their readiness to cooperate on the first wind farm project in the country. The letter was signed during the 2015 EBRD Annual Meeting in Tbilisi in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of … Continue reading EBRD and Georgia sign initial agreement to work on first wind power plant

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Senvion ranked 2nd in wind turbines in Germany

Senvion, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers worldwide, installed wind turbines with a total capacity of over 285 megawatts (MW) in the first six months of the calendar year 2015 in Germany. With the installation of exactly 100 turbines in the period from January 2015 to June 2015, Senvion is the second largest manufacturer … Continue reading Senvion ranked 2nd in wind turbines in Germany

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China Ming Yang Wind Power ranked third in newly installed wind farm capacity in China

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY) (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), a leading wind energy solution provider in China, has been ranked 3rd in China’s newly installed wind power capacity in a recent update released by the China Wind Energy Association (“CWEA”) detailing the wind power generation in China from January to … Continue reading China Ming Yang Wind Power ranked third in newly installed wind farm capacity in China

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Nordex has achieved a wind energy market share in Germany of 11.8 percent

This means that in terms of installed wind turbines the manufacturer is again in the double-digit range in its home market for the first time since 2001 (just under 12 percent in the year as a whole).   While in general the sector is rather quiet when it comes to installations compared to 2014, the … Continue reading Nordex has achieved a wind energy market share in Germany of 11.8 percent

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Nordex continuing to expand with wind turbines targets for 2015 revised upwards

In the second quarter of 2015, the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) achieved further strong momentum in its business, with sales climbing by more than 54% to EUR 603.8 million in this period (Q2/2014: EUR 390.9 million). Over the first half of 2015 as a whole, sales rose by 35% and sales came to EUR 1.1 … Continue reading Nordex continuing to expand with wind turbines targets for 2015 revised upwards

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Offshore wind power industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind energy industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger wind turbines increased. Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW – tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last … Continue reading Offshore wind power industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

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Gamesa More Than Doubles Profit In First Half Of 2015

Gamesa obtained €97 million in net profit in the first half of 2015, more than double the figure in the same period of 2014, as a result of expanding commercial activity (+30.8%) and improved profitability.     These results for the first half are aligned with the goals of profitable growth and a sound balance … Continue reading Gamesa More Than Doubles Profit In First Half Of 2015

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Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-megawatt (MW) wind farm, when the project is expected to be … Continue reading Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

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Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

American wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, with independent studies confirming wind will play the largest role in the lowest-cost compliance mix. Wind energy consistently emerged as the best way to cost-effectively reduce emissions in a recent study by … Continue reading Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

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