Category Archives: Wind Energy

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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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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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China poised for expansion in wind energy

China is the world’s largest producer of electricity, surpassing the United States in 2011, with demand increasing alongside its strong, sustained growth in GDP. Electricity generation in China has increased 9.6% annually, from 2005 to 2013, reaching 5,425.1TWh of electricity. Coal-fired plants currently make up over two-thirds of power generation, which is partly the result […]

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Solar energy market in Niger

A tax exemption for some 1,260,000 solar lamps and the creation of a national platform for promoting renewable energy. These are two direct, positive impacts of the 2013 conference and workshop focused on improving the renewable energy technologies market in Niger. The four-day event, organised by SNV in collaboration with the Government of Niger, and […]

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Turkey’s wind energy capacity has posted a 466 megawatt (MW) increase during the first half of the year

Turkey’s wind energy capacity has posted a 466 megawatt (MW) increase during the first half of the year, according to the Turkish Wind Energy Association. The country’s total wind energy capacity has reached 3,424 MW with a 466 MW increase in the first six months of 2014, Mustafa Serdar Ataseven, chairman of the association, told […]

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