Wind power in the energy transition

On 21 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Beijing Renewable Energy Investment Summit. The summit forms part of the China Wind Power event organised by the Global Wind Energy Council, and Dickson spoke on a panel about ‘Globalising the Energy Transition.’ Europe is at the cutting edge of the energy transition, Dickson said, and … Continue reading Wind power in the energy transition

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What does the future hold for Colorado wind energy?

Colorado has world-class wind and solar resources, growing consumer demand for renewable energy and the political leadership to drive investments in clean energy. The stage is set to dramatically expand on Colorado’s near 4,000 megawatts (MW) of wind and over 1,000 MW of solar PV systems as it fulfills a 100 percent clean energy vision. … Continue reading What does the future hold for Colorado wind energy?

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What can wind energy do to make the power system happy?

WindEurope participated in the Wind Integration Workshop. Held in Dublin from 16 to 18 October, the 18th edition of this event gathered international experts on grid integration from industry and academia.  Power system issues such as frequency control, voltage stability, harmonics and grid connection requirements were the recurrent topics. And grid forming converters, for the 3rd … Continue reading What can wind energy do to make the power system happy?

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Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

The largest and most powerful wind turbine to be used in a floating wind power project – the V164-8.4 MW wind turbine from MHI Vestas – is now in place atop Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible foundation. The first V164-8.4 MW wind turbine for WindFloat Atlantic was installed onto the WindFloat triangular platform at the quayside … Continue reading Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

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Protectionist policies could potentially add up to 20 per cent on wind turbines costs

Open trade and investment environments are vital to carry out necessary energy transition cost effectively. Annual investment in renewables must increase by fivefold to achieve 1.5 C pathway according to IPCC. Trade conflicts and protectionism risk increasing the cost of renewables after a global push which has made wind and solar energy more competitive than … Continue reading Protectionist policies could potentially add up to 20 per cent on wind turbines costs

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Senvion and Siemens Gamesa sign agreement for the sale of European Onshore Services business and Portugal blade facility

Senvion today announced that its exclusive negotiations with SGRE concerning the sale of a large part of the company’s European Onshore Services business and its blade production facility in Portugal have been concluded successfully. A corresponding agreement was unanimously approved by Senvion’s creditors’ committee on 11 October and signed today. The transaction in respect of … Continue reading Senvion and Siemens Gamesa sign agreement for the sale of European Onshore Services business and Portugal blade facility

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China has big potential to develop offshore wind energy

China’s offshore wind energy has big potential to be developed, which has provided much room for growth in the domestic helicopter business, a senior executive from Airbus Helicopters said on Monday.  China has roughly a 20 percent share of global offshore wind power. It is predicted that China’s offshore wind turbines generating capacity in 2030 … Continue reading China has big potential to develop offshore wind energy

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Asia Poised to Become Dominant Market for Wind Energy

Asia could grow its share of installed capacity for onshore wind power from 230 Gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. By that time, the region would become a global leader in wind turbines, accounting for more than 50 per cent … Continue reading Asia Poised to Become Dominant Market for Wind Energy

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Windfloat Atlantic begins offshore wind power of the first floating wind farm in continental Europe

The first WindFloat Atlantic unit – which will have the world’s largest marine wind turbine on a floating platform – has set off for its final destination off the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo, where the exploitation of the floating wind farm will take place. Since it can be located in very deep waters, … Continue reading Windfloat Atlantic begins offshore wind power of the first floating wind farm in continental Europe

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Acciona acquires 3,000 MW of photovoltaics in the US

ACCIONA today announced the signature of an agreement with the US company Tenaska to acquire a portfolio of photovoltaic projects in seven States across the country. The portfolio comprises approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) of rated power in utility-scale photovoltaic plants and 1.000 MW of battery storage. ACCIONA is a global operator in renewables with 30 … Continue reading Acciona acquires 3,000 MW of photovoltaics in the US

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Siemens Gamesa agrees to purchase a selection of Senvion wind energy assets

The operation will strengthen the competitive position of Siemens Gamesa in the segments of services and terrestrial wind energy in key European markets. This acquisition will allow the company to service an even wider range of wind turbine technologies, completing its multi-technology service offering.Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announces today that it has reached an agreement … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa agrees to purchase a selection of Senvion wind energy assets

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Five Reasons Why Countries in the Arabian Gulf are Turning to Renewables

As global leaders look to renewables as a way address the growing and multi-dimensional threat of climate change, traditional energy countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are embracing renewables faster than ever before. Led by efforts in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, the GCC has become crucial to global efforts in support … Continue reading Five Reasons Why Countries in the Arabian Gulf are Turning to Renewables

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Time Is Now for wind Energy in South East Asia

There is no better time than now for wind power to step up the energy transition and to define our role in the future energy system: the cost reduction of wind energy, the improvement of the efficiencies and reliability of wind turbines and the mounting threat of the climate imperatives are making the case for … Continue reading Time Is Now for wind Energy in South East Asia

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The LCOE of onshore wind energy in China has fallen by over 40% in the past decade

“In the past decade, the LCOE of global onshore wind energy has fallen by about 25%, while the LCOE of onshore wind power in China has fallen by over 40%. By 2020, the on-grid price of wind farm projects can compete with that of coal-fired power projects and the on-grid price of PV projects will … Continue reading The LCOE of onshore wind energy in China has fallen by over 40% in the past decade

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Wind energy in Bolivia: wind turbines for a wind farm

Bolivia advances with 3 new wind power plants. Winds blow in favor of solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and wind energy in the highlands. There is an investment of 193.9 million dollars, financed by DANIDA and the counterpart of ENDE. Many Chaqueños and Correntinos were surprised by these hours to witness the passage through the waters of … Continue reading Wind energy in Bolivia: wind turbines for a wind farm

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While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

Around the world, there is a palpable sense of urgency to accelerate the energy transition. With millions of citizens participating in the #FridaysForFuture movement and still more facing intensifying natural hazards like typhoons, droughts and hurricanes, climate change has become an indisputable condition of our modern world.  Wind and renewable energy have achieved strong progress … Continue reading While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

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Wind power in Serbia: Masdar wind farm

A consortium led by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company and one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, on Friday inaugurated Cibuk 1, the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia and the Western Balkans. The inauguration of the 300 million euro (Dh1.22 billion) project was attended by Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, … Continue reading Wind power in Serbia: Masdar wind farm

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EDPR and Aker Solutions to Develop Floating Wind Farm in Ulsan, South Korea

WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables and Aker Solutions have formed a consortium with the ambition to develop an initial  500MW floating wind farm off the coast of Ulsan Metropolitan City in South Korea. The consortium was formed as EDP Renewables, one of the top wind energy producers globally, and Aker Solutions, an engineering and technology company … Continue reading EDPR and Aker Solutions to Develop Floating Wind Farm in Ulsan, South Korea

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China Playing Catch-up in Offshore wind power

In 2018,11 manufacturers installed 735 units of offshore wind turbines globally, totalling 3,693 MW of capacity. –  six out of the top ten suppliers are from China. Those companies are Shanghai Electric, Envision, Goldwind, Mingyang, United Power and XEMC. While China is certainly dominating in terms of supplying offshore wind turbines, they are still playing … Continue reading China Playing Catch-up in Offshore wind power

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Wind energy in Brazil: Ceará supplies wind turbines

Ceará had no wind power projects contracted, and expectations for a thermoelectric plant were dashed. Now, wind turbines sales to neighboring states are in the sights. In solar energy, Ceará had four winning projects. Ceará had no wind energy projects contracted at the A-6 energy auction, held yesterday (18) in São Paulo. However, the state … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Ceará supplies wind turbines

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