Category Archives: Wind Energy

Vattenfall

Vattenfall is currently overseeing 944 operational wind turbines in five countries

Vattenfall’s surveillance centre in Esbjerg is currently overseeing 944 operational wind turbines in five countries. In total, Vattenfall operates around 1.9 GW of installed wind power capacity. Commissioning of the 56 DanTysk wind turbines that make up the four-digit milestone is now just some weeks away. DanTysk, which features 80 wind turbines, is a joint […]

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New Wind Farm in Costa Rica

Acciona Energy and the Costa Rican society Ecoenergía Group have started a commercial wind farm operation near Chiripa, in the Tilarán area. The wind energy plant will be inaugurated in November and will have a capacity of 49.5 Megawatt (MW) (33 wind turbines of 1.5 MW each). Laurent Mugica, of Acciona Energy, announced that the […]

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Wind power: Wind’s integration costs are lower than those for other energy sources

The cost of reliably integrating large conventional power plants onto the power system in Texas is more than 17 times larger than the cost of reliably integrating wind energy, based on new AWEA analysis of data from the state’s independent power grid operator. This analysis rebuts one of the most widely-held misconceptions about how wind […]

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PV Solar

SolarReserve Signs Contract to Supply Solar Power in Central America

SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced thermal energy storage technology, today announced that it signed a supply contract for its 20 megawatt (MW) Acajutla photovoltaic (PV) solar power project in El Salvador as part of a highly competitive tender solicitation by the local electric distribution companies. The tender, the […]

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DNV GL confirms safety and reliability of wind turbines installed at one of Africa’s largest wind farms

As part of the installation phase at one of Africa’s largest wind farms Ashegoda in Ethiopia, DNV GL has inspected wind turbines of the French manufacturer Vergnet. DNV GL confirmed the compliance of the installed wind turbines with DNV GL’s A-Design Assessment. The wind farm shall help to reduce the occurrence of blackouts in Ethiopia. […]

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Dobrogea becomes the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe

Dobrogea became the largest wind farm in Central and Eastern Europe, with hundreds of 2.5 MW wind turbines being spread all over the Constanta County, in Cogealac, Fantele, Pestera, Independenta, Chirnogeni, Silistea, Targusor and Crucea localities and surrounding areas. The Dobrogea strong winds and the high price of electricity continue to attract investments in wind […]

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Wind Energy Project to Bring Investment to Portugal, Boosting Country’s Renewable Energy Cluster

Ventinveste, a consortium of some of Portugal’s top energy and engineering companies, and Ferrostaal GmbH, a project developer with investments worldwide, will build four wind farms in the country, in a €220 million investment that will strengthen the country’s renewable energy cluster. Project Ancora, as the venture is known, will comprise a combined 171,6 MW […]

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