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Wind energy in Uruguay: IDB approved loans to support two wind power projects

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved loans to support two wind energy projects in the South American country.   The Colonia Arias and the Valentines wind farms will each receive $72 million from IDB and the projects will have a generation capacity of 70 MW each. The two projects will also receive $36 million … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: IDB approved loans to support two wind power projects

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Mexico can add 60 GW of windpower and solar energy by 2030: IRENA

Getting to 21% would require annual wind energy additions of 1.7GW; annual solar photovoltaic PV additions of 1.5 GW; and annual concentrated solar power (CSP) additions of 100 MW. It would also require major increases in hydropower, modern bioenergy and geothermal energy capacity.     Mexico can increase the use of renewable energy in its … Continue reading Mexico can add 60 GW of windpower and solar energy by 2030: IRENA

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Wind power: Senvion already installed 6,000 wind turbines

Senvion connected its 6,000th wind turbine to the public power grid. Eight Senvion 3.0M122 turbines, designed to produce the highest possible yields at low-wind sites, have been running since May 2015 at the Hollich community wind farm in Burgsteinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Since its inception, the company has installed turbines with a total rated power … Continue reading Wind power: Senvion already installed 6,000 wind turbines

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Wind energy in Egypt: Siemens to build Wind Turbines Blades Factory

Egypt’s state-owned New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) plans to start construction works on the country’s first factory to produce wind turbines blades soon, chairman Mohamed Salah ElSobki announced Monday.   The Egyptian official further clarified that the project would be built in cooperation with German industrial group Siemens, with total investment cost of US$100 … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt: Siemens to build Wind Turbines Blades Factory

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Van Oord: New Dutch wind farm generates first wind energy

Today, at 15.00 hours the 240-hour test phase of the first of 43 wind turbines at offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen was successfully completed. This means that the wind park is now generating green energy for the Dutch grid. The installation of the wind turbines is progressing well. At present, Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel … Continue reading Van Oord: New Dutch wind farm generates first wind energy

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Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind power plant

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Poland, comprising 25 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, with a total capacity of 83 MW. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Poland. The 83 MW order for 25 V126-3.3 MW turbines has been placed by Wind Field Korytnica Sp. Z.o.o. for the Korytnica North … Continue reading Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind power plant

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U.S. wind energy needs govt support for development

Although the U.S. wind power industry has improved significantly, it may need four to five years to become an “economic issue” instead of a ” political issue”, said industry experts at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference and Exhibition, an annual event held by American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). WINDPOWER 2015, held from May 18 to 21, … Continue reading U.S. wind energy needs govt support for development

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Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

Geronimo Energy, LLC (“Geronimo”) is pleased to announce the sale of a portfolio of its wind farm and solar energy projects to BHE Renewables, LLC (“BHE Renewables”), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Included in the portfolio acquired by BHE Renewables are: the Grande Prairie Wind Farm (“Grande Prairie”) in Holt County, Nebraska; the Walnut … Continue reading Geronimo Energy Sells Portfolio of Wind Farm and Solar Energy Projects to BHE Renewables

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Lake Turkana Wind Power project to deliver 310 MW by mid 2017 with Vestas wind tubines

Africa’s largest wind power project is well on course and is expected to deliver 310 megawatts to the national grid by mid-2017. Lake Turkana Wind Power project, to be constructed on 41,000 acres in Marasabit County, has since picked up pace after it achieved full financial closure in December 2014.     The project is … Continue reading Lake Turkana Wind Power project to deliver 310 MW by mid 2017 with Vestas wind tubines

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Unlocking U.S. Wind Energy Potential

Wind power is an important source of clean, affordable American energy. Wind power supplies nearly 5 percent of our nation’s electricity demand across 39 states, and it’s getting cheaper every year thanks to new strides in wind technology and policy. Since the 1980s, the cost of deploying wind energy has dropped by 90 percent. Meanwhile, … Continue reading Unlocking U.S. Wind Energy Potential

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Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation adds 108 megawatts of wind energy

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC) has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy 108 MW of wind energy from the planned Drift Sand Wind Farm, located about 60 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The wind farm is scheduled to be in service by Dec. 31, 2016. “AECC will be the sole recipient … Continue reading Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation adds 108 megawatts of wind energy

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Intel Headquarters Building Topped With Wind Turbines

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on the roof of Intel’s headquarters Robert Noyce Building checking out the company’s new wind microturbines. Intel is installing a total of 58 microturbines as part of a pilot wind power project. With Krzanich is Josh Beckwith, construction project manager with JLM Energy, the Rocklin California company that built and is … Continue reading Intel Headquarters Building Topped With Wind Turbines

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GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

This week, at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2015 conference and exhibition, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 3 (WWSIS-3). The study, a collaborative effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and GE, showed that, with the use of good, … Continue reading GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

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Renewable energy, wind power and solar energy, seen generating one million jobs in India

The renewable energy sector, a particular focus of attention for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has generated 400,000 jobs till 2014, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   The sector could generate a million jobs by 2022, if the government reaches its goal of 100 giga watts (GW) of solar … Continue reading Renewable energy, wind power and solar energy, seen generating one million jobs in India

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Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

The contract for the 50MW Harweel wind power project in Dhofar will be awarded by Q3 this year, Khalil al Mantheri, renewable energy section head in the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) has said.     He was speaking at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition and Conference 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre … Continue reading Wind energy in Oman: first wind farm to be commissioned by 2017

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Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

The IRENA report has suggested that Djibouti tap into geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources to generate more electricity.   In the report titled Djibouti Renewable Readiness Assessment, the target could be achieved by shifting focus to geothermal, wind and solar, in addition to strengthening the existing interconnection with the Ethiopian power grid … Continue reading Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

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Wind energy Senvion connects its 6,000th wind turbine to the grid

Senvion connected its 6,000th wind turbine to the public power grid. Eight Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines, designed to produce the highest possible yields at low-wind sites, have been running since May 2015 at the Hollich community wind farm in Burgsteinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Since its inception, the company has installed turbines with a total rated … Continue reading Wind energy Senvion connects its 6,000th wind turbine to the grid

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New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

The next-generation of larger wind turbines can unlock previously untapped wind resources in regions about one-fifth of the United States, making wind energy capable of generating electricity in all the 50 U.S. states, said a report released here Tuesday.   U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the Enabling Wind Power Nationwide at the opening session … Continue reading New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

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