Category Archives: Wind Energy

Vattenfall has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply V164 8MW wind turbines for its 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

Vattenfall has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply V164 8MW wind turbines for its 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm off the Danish coast.   Head of Vattenfall wind power Gunnar Groebler said: “We are very pleased to be able to appoint MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier of turbines for … Continue reading Vattenfall has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply V164 8MW wind turbines for its 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

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SunEdison closes 521 MW wind power deal

SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy development company, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), an owner and operator of clean energy power plants, today announced the closing of the acquisition of Atlantic Power’s 521-megawatt (MW) portfolio of operating wind power plants. Concurrent with the closing, SunEdison has formed its second warehouse facility, named TerraForm Private … Continue reading SunEdison closes 521 MW wind power deal

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Study Proves Fossil Fuels Way Worse for Land Use than Renewable Energy

A new, peer-reviewed article published in the scientific journal SCIENCE estimates that 3 million hectares of land (that’s 11,583 square miles, or 30,000 square kilometers) have been lost due to oil and gas well pads, storage tanks and associated roads developed in North America since the year 2000. Rangeland and cropland through the heartland have been particularly … Continue reading Study Proves Fossil Fuels Way Worse for Land Use than Renewable Energy

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Wind power in Denmark: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has secured a firm and unconditional order for 12 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines in Denmark, to be installed in western Jutland near Vemb, in the Holstebro municipality.    The 39 MW order is part of a frame agreement and has been placed by long-time Vestas customer Skovgaard Invest ApS. The order for the “Øst … Continue reading Wind power in Denmark: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in Chile: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 56 V117-3.3 MW turbines for a wind power project in Chile, totalling 185 MW.   Additional information about the project: Customer: Latin America Power (LAP) Project name: San Juan Location/Country: Atacama, Chile Number of MW: 185 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 56 x V117-3.3 MW turbines … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power in Mexico is attractive due to its low cost

Wind energy in Mexico is expected to attract annual investment of US $2 billion during the next 25 years, becoming the most important sector in the country’s energy industry and the main source of large-scale renewable energy by 2033, surpassing hydroelectric.   Projected electrical generation investments will reach a cumulative total of US $159 billion … Continue reading Wind power in Mexico is attractive due to its low cost

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Wind power in India: Suzlon plans offshore wind farm in Gujarat

Troubled wind turbine maker Suzlon group, which had recently sold its German arm Senvion to pare debt in January, has said it will focus on the domestic wind energy market in the short-to medium-term while it comes out of the debt burden. “We are growing aggressively in the domestic market and now we are going … Continue reading Wind power in India: Suzlon plans offshore wind farm in Gujarat

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Ethiopia is working to boost geothermal energy, solar power and wind energy

The Adama wind farm opened last month, its 153MW capacity making it the largest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa, and the latest of three giant Ethiopian wind farms.     The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia’s highlands that provide the perfect location for one of the continent’s largest … Continue reading Ethiopia is working to boost geothermal energy, solar power and wind energy

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Pilot Project in wind energy in Haiti

A delegation of the company XZERES Wind Corp., a global American company specialized in the production of wind power, is exploring investment opportunities in this sector in Haiti. Thursday, during a meeting, the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) Minister Robert Labrousse, announced that after site visits also involving Haitian businessmen, the commune of : … Continue reading Pilot Project in wind energy in Haiti

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A Catholic’s perspective on wind power in light of the Pope’s encyclical

Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical addressing climate change takes its name, Laudato Si’ (or “Praised Be” in English), from St. Francis’s Canticle of Creation. In it, St. Francis sees himself as kin with all of God’s creation. Brother Sun and Sister Moon may have received top billing in the 1972 movie about the saint’s life, but … Continue reading A Catholic’s perspective on wind power in light of the Pope’s encyclical

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Siemens may build new wind power gear plant in Germany

Siemens is considering building a new plant in Germany to produce parts for wind turbines, its chief executive told a German newspaper.   The move would help Siemens capitalise on a shift to renewable energy from fossil fuels that has hurt its gas turbines business and driven the company to cut more than a thousand … Continue reading Siemens may build new wind power gear plant in Germany

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Wind farm with GE wind turbines will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 123,000 homes

Renewable Energy Systems (“RES”), together with GE (NYSE: GE) and Downer (ASX: DOW), today announced a major contract for the supply of 75 wind turbines to the 240MW Ararat Wind Farm in south-west Victoria.  In what will be the third largest wind farm in Australia, the $450 million project will be financed by shareholders Partners … Continue reading Wind farm with GE wind turbines will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 123,000 homes

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The technology, market and economic aspects of wind energy

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released the third edition of its annual report on the technology, market and economic aspects of Wind Energy in Europe and the world. Wind energy is an attractive alternative to fossil fuels. It is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean and produces no greenhouse gas emissions. Onshore wind … Continue reading The technology, market and economic aspects of wind energy

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Belize commits to 100 per cent renewable rnergy

Belize has announced its intention to become fully powered by renewable energy, after joining the Carbon War Room’s high profile Ten Island Challenge.   The country’s government has this week announced ambitious targets to transition away from fossil fuels for transportation and energy on the Cayes, its outlying islands. The Caribbean nation is expected to … Continue reading Belize commits to 100 per cent renewable rnergy

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Wind energy in Texas: Vestas wind turbines for Salt Fork wind power plant

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 75 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines to supply the Salt Fork wind power plant in Donley and Gray Counties, Texas. The order was placed by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), an independent power producer, and developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects. … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Vestas wind turbines for Salt Fork wind power plant

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Wind power in Scotland, UK: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Infinis Energy plc has placed an order with Vestas for the Galawhistle wind energy project in Scotland, UK. The order for the Galawhistle wind farm comprises 22 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement.  Turbine delivery … Continue reading Wind power in Scotland, UK: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for clean energy

The budget bill finalized in Columbus today is a missed opportunity to re-open Ohio to clean energy development, after a year in which impossible setback requirements have stymied new wind farms in Ohio. While House Bill 64 contains a positive policy development for renewable energy, overall the industry believes it is a missed opportunity for … Continue reading Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for clean energy

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GE invests in $348 mln in wind farm after Australian subsidy deadlock ends

General Electric will help fund a $348 million Australian wind farm, the country’s third largest, after political leaders ended a deadlock over state subsidies that had stalled the $13 billion industry for over a year. GE, Swiss private equity firm Partners Group Holding AG , Canadian pension fund OPTrust and UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd … Continue reading GE invests in $348 mln in wind farm after Australian subsidy deadlock ends

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Siemens and Esvagt christen wind power industry’s first offshore Service Operation Vessels

Joined by government and community officials, customers and special guests, Siemens this week celebrated the official christenings of the offshore wind industry’s very first, purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (SOV). The christening events took place in cooperation with Esvagt A/S, owner of the two vessels, in Rostock, Germany, and Hamburg, Germany.     Rostock-Warnemünde harbor saw … Continue reading Siemens and Esvagt christen wind power industry’s first offshore Service Operation Vessels

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