Category Archives: Wind Energy

U.S. needs to stay in renewables energy race

Renewable energy is leading to more sustainable, but not less comfortable or more expensive ways of living. How do I know? Because it’s near zero and I’m being warmed by an electric, air-based heat pump installed four years ago offset by solar panels. As more and more renewable energy comes on line, prices are falling … Continue reading U.S. needs to stay in renewables energy race

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China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan on Energy Development (Energy 13FYP) might be one of the most anticipated energy blueprints in the world for its far-reaching implications for the carbon trajectory of the planet’s largest emitter. On Jan 5, 2017, the National Energy Administration finally unveiled the plan to reporters, with a set of 2020 targets covering everything … Continue reading China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets

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Nordex with record order intake in Germany in 2016

The Nordex Group closed 2016 with strong December order intake in Germany. In the last month of the year alone, it received orders for 89 wind turbines in 33 projects with a combined capacity of 262.5 MW. Consequently, Nordex recorded full-year order intake of over EUR 1.17 billion in Germany in 2016, the highest level … Continue reading Nordex with record order intake in Germany in 2016

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project in Germany

DONG Energy has placed a milestone order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany. The record breaking order is the largest ever for MHI Vestas, demonstrating the markets’ confidence in the V164-8.0 MW as well as underlining the strong relationship with DONG Energy. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project in Germany

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U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

The Department of Energy released a new report today highlighting the booming nature of renewable energy jobs—wind power positions now top 100,000. More Americans now work in wind than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants. These jobs span all 50 states, and tens of thousands are at the more than 500 U.S. … Continue reading U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

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American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants.   “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. “The Department … Continue reading American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

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Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. to supply 16 wind turbines from its two megawatts (MW) series for the Mynydd y Gwair wind farm in South Wales.   Located 15 km north of Swansea, Mynydd y Gwair wind farm will consist of 16 Senvion … Continue reading Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

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Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

End of December, the World Wind Energy Association, in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Pakistan, launched the policy paper “Accelerating Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan: Capacity Building and Policy Options” on the occasion of a wind energy seminar held in Islamabad. Third in a series, the policy paper not only discusses barriers to wind market … Continue reading Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

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Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

The order intake of the Nordex Group (ISIN DE000A0D6554) grew by 33.6% to EUR 3.30 billion in 2016 (2015: EUR 2.47 billion). The geographical distribution of 2016 orders mirrored the intended broadening of Nordex’ market footprint following the acquisition of Acciona Windpower effective 1 April 2016. Consequently, the share of South and North American orders … Continue reading Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

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Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

End of 2016 the Nordex Group has signed a contract for supplying 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the construction of the first phase of “Mount Gellibrand” wind farm in Australia. This 66 MW project is located near Colac, in Western Victoria state, in the south-east of the country. The customer is the Spanish project developer Acciona … Continue reading Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

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EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of four wind farms in the United States with installed capacity totalling over 708 MW. In North America, the Group has also accelerated its solar energy expansion drive in 2016 with notably a new 150 MWac project in the United States. It contributes to the EDF Group’s CAP … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

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PNE wind AG sells offshore wind energy project

PNE achieved another important success in its offshore wind division: The offshore project “Atlantis I”, located in the North Sea, was sold to Swedish utility Vattenfall. Vattenfall is one of the most experienced companies for the realization and operation of offshore wind projects in Europe. Project “Altantis I” will be handed over to Vattenfall upon … Continue reading PNE wind AG sells offshore wind energy project

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A new economic impact methodology for offshore wind power

Offshore wind is a maturing industry that is becoming truly global. For continued growth and to build local and government support, it needs a robust but easy way to demonstrate the economic benefits of projects. In particular, job creation can be a powerful way to gain support for projects. BVG Associates (BVGA) and the Economic … Continue reading A new economic impact methodology for offshore wind power

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Suzlon bags 226.8 MW wind power project order in Andhra Pradesh

Suzlon has entered into an exclusive Supply and Installation Agreement (SIA) and Engineering and Construction of the project. The company would also be responsible for operation and maintenance services with dedicated life cycle asset management services for an initial period of 10 years. “The project has the potential to provide power to over 1,20,000 households … Continue reading Suzlon bags 226.8 MW wind power project order in Andhra Pradesh

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Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

In addition to being a cleaner alternative, wind and solar power is now becoming a viable investment for individuals and companies. Sources of renewable and clean energy such as solar and wind power are now cheaper than heavily polluting fossil fuels in dozens of countries, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum. … Continue reading Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

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New York: Gov. Cuomo calls for huge offshore wind power commitment

Big news from my home state of New York this afternoon: Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for enough offshore wind development to power 1.25 million homes. While delivering his state-of-the-state address, the governor also asked the Long Island Power Authority to approve a 90 megawatt (MW) project off the coast of Long Island, which would generate … Continue reading New York: Gov. Cuomo calls for huge offshore wind power commitment

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Vestas receives 300 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA comprising 150 V110-2.0 MW turbines, totalling 300 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Undisclosed at the customer’s request Project name: Undisclosed at the customer’s request Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 300 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 150 x V110-2.0 MW turbines Contract type: … Continue reading Vestas receives 300 MW order in the USA

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New floating wind farm set to put Scottish Highlands at forefront of sustainable energy

Dounreay Trì Limited has awarded the construction contract for a novel floating wind farm off the Northern Coast of Scotland to Scottish energy sector service company, Global Energy Group. The works will be carried out at the Group’s Nigg Energy Park facility in the Highlands, and the project is subject to Marine Scotland and Scottish … Continue reading New floating wind farm set to put Scottish Highlands at forefront of sustainable energy

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South Korea’s largest offshore wind power plant complex with a maximum capacity of 99.2 MW will be established

The Saemangeum Development and Investment Agency (SDIA) announced on January 5 that it would sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with special purpose company (SPC) called Saemangeum Offshore Wind Ltd. at the Best Western Hotel in Saemangeum on the 6th for the offshore wind power project, along with North Jeolla Province, Gunsan City, Korea Rural … Continue reading South Korea’s largest offshore wind power plant complex with a maximum capacity of 99.2 MW will be established

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New record for Scots wind energy

New wind power records have been set in Scotland, it has been revealed . The country set two new wind power records at the end of December, according to data released today by WWF Scotland. It found wind turbines in Scotland generated power equivalent to all of the nation’s electricity needs for a record four straight … Continue reading New record for Scots wind energy

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