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Wind energy in Brazil is among the cheapest sources of power

Enercon GmbH’s Wobben Windpower is losing contracts in Brazil after tax authorities canceled some exemptions for wind power manufacturers in the country. The Brazil unit of Germany’s Enercon had a single customer so far this year, Mathias Moser, a vice president of Wobben, said. The company had considered leaving South America’s fastest-growing market after Brazilian […]

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Fluor completes 170 MW Centinela solar energy plant in California

Fluor Corporation has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power’s new Centinela Solar Energy Facility, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Located near El Centro, California, the 170-megawatt photovoltaic solar project will provide clean, renewable energy in the southwestern U.S. “The successful completion of […]

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NextEra Energy Canada announces completion of two Wind Power Centres in Middlesex County

NextEra Energy Canada, LP, today announced that its affiliates have achieved commercial operation at their Adelaide and Bornish Wind Energy Centres. The 60-megawatt Adelaide Wind Energy Centre and the 73-megawatt Bornish Wind Energy Centre are capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 33,000 homes in Ontario. “In addition to supplying emissions-free electricity to […]

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AREVA: Offshore Wind Power: Successful Installation of 80 Wind Turbines at Global Tech I Wind Farm

The erection of 80 AREVA wind turbines was successfully completed at the Global Tech I wind farm with the last rotor star installation finalized today. The wind farm of roughly 41 square kilometres is located 100 kilometres off the coast in the German North Sea. AREVA’s 5 Megawatt M5000-116 turbines were manufactured at the Group’s […]

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President of Chile Announces Grand Opening of Pattern Energy’s El Arrayán Wind Farm, Chile’s Largest Wind Energy Facility

According to Pattern Energy, 50 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines power the El Arrayan wind farm, which completed construction in June. The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, together with Jean-Paul Luksic, Chairman of Antofagasta Minerals SA (“AMSA”) and Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (“Pattern Energy”), officially opened operations […]

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Vestas receives 30 MW wind power order in Finland for nine V126-3.3 MW wind turbines

Vestas customer reconcept GmbH places 30 MW order for nine V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, featuring Vestas’ Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) that allow for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds. The Ylivieska Pajukoski project in the Ylivieska region in Finland will feature the increasingly popular V126-3.3 MW turbine […]

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Renewable energy sources generated 34.6% of the total mix in August 2014 in Spain

Renewable energy sources generated 34.6% of the total mix in August 2014, preliminary data from Spanish electricity grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) showed today. As much as 52.9% of the total energy output in Spain came from technologies with no carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, REE added. In terms of the different sources of […]

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New graphic highlights wind’s economic benefits, ability to strengthen U.S. energy independence

As you tell by AWEA’s latest graphic, wind power doesn’t just improve our economy. Now that wind is a mainstream source of electricity capable of providing enough electricity to power 15.5 million American homes, it strengthens U.S. energy independence as well. Help us spread the good news about wind power’s good deal by sharing this […]

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SunWize installs Independent Samoa’s largest solar energy system

SunWize Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that it completed the installation of a 546 kW solar electric system for the Independent State of Samoa. The project with Samoa’s power utility, Electric Power Corporation (EPC), is the country’s largest, reducing Samoa’s reliance on imported fossil fuels. “For too long we […]

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Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, modeled the country’s Eastern Interconnection—one of the largest electrical systems in the world—and determined that […]

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Banco Interacciones and Envision Energy Sign Mou to Pursue Wind Power Projects in Mexico

Banco Interacciones (Interacciones), a subsidiary of Grupo Financiero Interacciones and Envision Energy (Envision), the Shanghai-based world leader in smart wind power and renewable energy, have signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to jointly carry out exploration, structuring and the pursuit and/ or installation of renewable energy projects in Mexico. Under the MOU, Envision and Interacciones […]

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