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MidAmerican Energy signs wind power contract with Siemens for Iowa wind energy projects

Siemens will provide service and maintenance at 12 MidAmerican Energy Company wind energy projects in Iowa through June 2024. Combined capacity of more than 2 gigawatts (GW). Largest onshore wind power service contract to date for Siemens. Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines […]

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Forbes column tries to claim wind’s consumer benefits are somehow a bad thing

A recent Forbes.com column criticized the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy but ignored that all energy sources receive incentives – even though the column’s authors represent companies that have themselves pursued such incentives. They also tried to recycle the thoroughly debunked claim that it’s somehow a bad thing that wind energy is […]

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Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm

A consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research, has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of […]

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New Siemens D3 Wind Turbine for High Energy Yields at Low Wind power Sites

Siemens’ new SWT-3.3-130 wind turbine model is featured today at the 30th annual CanWEA conference in Montreal, Quebec. Delivering 3.3 megawatts of electric power, this turbine extracts the maximum energy yield from low to moderate wind velocities, thereby rounding off Siemens’ wind power portfolio as an innovative and extremely efficient wind turbine for sites with […]

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Study shows clean energy activity surges in developing world

Developing nations represent a large and rapidly growing share of the world’s clean energy investment, according to Climatescope 2014, a landmark study released today. The results suggest renewable technologies can be just as cost-competitive in emerging parts of the world as they are in richer nations. Climatescope, a country-by-country assessment, interactive report and index, offers […]

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Construction has begun on the 180 MW Armow Wind farm in Ontario

Siemens Canada announced that it will supply, install and commission wind turbines for Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development). The SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for the Armow Wind project will be located in the municipality of Kincardine. This 180 MW project will generate clean power for approximately 70,000 Ontario homes, […]

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ABB to provide cable solution for offshore wind power in Germany

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to design, engineer, supply and install an Alternating Current (AC) power transmission cable system that will connect Butendiek, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC (high voltage direct current) converter […]

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GE Achieves 1,500 Wind Turbines Installed In Canada at China Longyuan Dufferin Wind Farm

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it has achieved its 1,500th installed wind turbine in Canada, bringing GE’s total of installed wind capacity across Canada to 2 gigawatts (GW)—or enough equivalent energy to power over 435,000 Canadian homes. GE is celebrating this milestone with wind industry peers at this week’s CanWEA 2014 Wind Energy Conference & […]

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