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Puget Sound Energy extends wind power agreement with Vestas for 429 MW of wind energy capacity in Washington state

Vestas has received a 10-year extension to a service agreement for three wind power plants in the state of Washington, USA, with a total capacity of 429 MW.   Vestas has signed a 10-year extension agreement to service the Whiskey Ridge, Wild Horse and Hopkins Ridge wind projects.  Located in central Washington, these facilities feature […]

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Alstom and Andrade Gutierrez open new unit for the wind energy market in Brazil

Alstom, global supplier of equipment and solutions for power generation, and Andrade Gutierrez, one of the largest infrastructure groups in Latin America, are inaugurating an industrial joint venture dedicated to the production of steel towers for wind turbines, Torres Eólicas do Nordeste (TEN). The unit is located in Jacobina, Bahia, 350 km from Salvador.   […]

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Wind Energy in Texas

E.ON Climate & Renewables and GE Energy Financial Services close tax equity financing for Grandview Wind Farm

Located in Carson County, 26 miles east of Amarillo, Texas, Grandview was formed as a joint venture between EC&RNA and GE Energy Financial Services. A 211-megawatt wind farm, Grandview has 118 GE 1.7-100 wind turbines that can create enough electricity to power approximately 64,000 homes. EC&RNA has developed 2.7GW of wind projects in the United […]

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SunEdison and TerraForm Power Close Acquisition of First Wind

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy developer, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq:TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants, today announced that they have completed their previously announced acquisition of First Wind Holdings, LLC.   In the transaction, TerraForm Power purchased 500 MW of operating wind power plants and 21 […]

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Wind power in Jamaica: Vestas secures 36 MW wind turbines order for the country’s largest wind farm

The wind power order was placed by the U.S.-based project developer BMR Energy. The contract comprises the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as civil and electrical works for the construction on the wind energy project. An interconnection transmission line will be constructed separately by the local utility. Turbine delivery is […]

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Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

The newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on Jan. 20 released its latest report on U.S. and global renewable energy. Published annually, NREL’s […]

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Tuvalu Set for More Efficient and Renewable Energy

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$7 million for the Tuvalu Energy Sector Development Project (ESDP), which will support Tuvalu’s goals of 100 percent renewable energy and 30 percent efficiency improvements by 2020. The Tuvalu ESDP will support a reduction in the reliance on imported fuel for electricity generation through investment in […]

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American wind power rebounded in 2014 with 4,850 megawatts in wind energy capacity

The fourth quarter 2014 wind energy industry report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) shows the U.S. industry’s rebound in 2014, with over four times more new wind energy coming online than in 2013.   2014 saw the completion of 4,850 megawatts (MW) in generating capacity, with cumulative installed capacity increasing eight […]

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