Wind energy generates impact of R $ 260 billion in Brazil since 2011

From 2011 to 2019, more than R $ 88 billion were invested, of which R $ 67 billion were spent in the country.On the day that wind energy in the country reached 17 GW in installed power, a study commissioned by the Brazilian Wind Energy Association indicates that the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of wind … Continue reading Wind energy generates impact of R $ 260 billion in Brazil since 2011

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Mannar wind power plant to be completed in 2021 in Sri Lanka

Addressing the cabinet media briefing, he said that once completed, the wind power plant would add 120 MW of power to the national grid. “The power plant is being constructed on a grant of $ 200 million received by Sri Lanka. However, following the completion of 100 MW, it is now identified that out of … Continue reading Mannar wind power plant to be completed in 2021 in Sri Lanka

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Iberdrola to operate a giant storage system with network batteries in Australia

Infigen has reached an agreement with local distributor TransGrid to operate Wallgrove’s battery powered energy storage system in New South Wales, called the “Wallgrove Network Battery”. The battery will have a power of 50 MW, capable of producing 75 MW, and Infigen will manage it for a period of 10 years, after its commissioning. Wallgrove … Continue reading Iberdrola to operate a giant storage system with network batteries in Australia

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Coherent policies are key to a competitive EU wind energy supply chain delivering the Green Deal

Today the EU is home to a world-leading wind energy supply chain. More than 248 factories across Europe produce the components we put in our turbines and 5 of the top 10 leading wind turbine manufacturers are EU-based. This translates into €37bn to EU GDP, over €8bn in goods and services exports every year and … Continue reading Coherent policies are key to a competitive EU wind energy supply chain delivering the Green Deal

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Nordex Delta4000 N155 / 4.X Wind Turbines for 240 MW Wind Power in Texas

First order in the US for N155/4.X Delta4000 wind turbines. Nordex now also offers this wind turbine type with an increased rating of more than 5 MW: the N155/5.X.Nordex has won an order for a 240 MW wind farm in Texas, USA to be installed in 2021. The project will be supplied with 50 N155/4.X … Continue reading Nordex Delta4000 N155 / 4.X Wind Turbines for 240 MW Wind Power in Texas

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Transmission Reforms Needed to Support Offshore Wind Energy and State Clean Energy Goals

A consensus is building today at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) technical conference on integrating offshore wind into regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) that FERC and the organized markets need to look into transmission reforms that would help accommodate the expected boom in offshore wind and help meet increasing state … Continue reading Transmission Reforms Needed to Support Offshore Wind Energy and State Clean Energy Goals

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Envision Commissions 40 MW Wind Farm in France

Developed in the Burgundy-Franche-Comte region by Envision Group’s French subsidiary, Velocita Energies, the Entre Tille et Venelle wind farm is thoughtfully integrated into the regional surroundings and will produce 107 GWh of clean electricity each year. This is equivalent to meeting the annual energy needs of 50,000 people. With this wind farm in France , … Continue reading Envision Commissions 40 MW Wind Farm in France

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140 MW Nxuba Wind Farm ready to feed into South Africa’s grid

With the commissioning of its final wind turbine at 140MW Nxuba Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Enel Green Power (EGP) commenced with the generation and delivery of energy, despite challenges attributed to COVID-19 containment measures and national lockdown. The Nxuba Wind Farm is one of five projects awarded to EGP South Africa … Continue reading 140 MW Nxuba Wind Farm ready to feed into South Africa’s grid

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Evendorf and Krusemark – double success for RWE in German onshore wind energy auction

RWE wins bid for 11.7-MW Evendorf wind farm in Lower Saxony . Krusemark repowering project in Saxony-Anhalt to be expanded by one turbine to 19.8 MW. Start of construction for both wind farms planned for 2021. In the latest German auction for onshore wind energy, RWE won not one, but two bids. Evendorf wind farm, … Continue reading Evendorf and Krusemark – double success for RWE in German onshore wind energy auction

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Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

By Peter Fairley This story was produced in collaboration with Grist, a nonprofit media organization covering climate, justice, and sustainability for a national audience. Cover illustration by Amelia Bates/Grist. It was a scorching August day at the Hoover Dam as three Trump administration officials gathered for a little celebration honoring pollution-free hydroelectricity. Inside the dam’s … Continue reading Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

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Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in Brazil

Brazil offers excellent wind conditions, with wind energy now one of the country’s most important sources of energy. Mid 2020, the installed capacity in Brazil reached 16 GW. This represents a significant rise in recent years and has seen the wind energy sector become an increasingly important element of the Brazilian electricity market. After hydroelectric … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines for wind energy in Brazil

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Samsung Heavy to develop floaters for offshore wind turbines

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Monday it has launched its project along with DNV GL, a Norwegian ship quality assurance company, to develop floaters for offshore wind turbines. Under the deal with DNV GL, a leading global technical certification and standardization of offshore wind power, Samsung Heavy plans to develop large floaters … Continue reading Samsung Heavy to develop floaters for offshore wind turbines

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Wind energy in Kazakhstan, EBRD backs 100 MW wind farm

A group of financial institutions including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are providing over $95m for a 100 MW wind farm in Kazakhstan. EBRD will deliver funding of $24.8m under the Bank’s Kazakhstan Renewables Framework 2 for the project near the town of Zhanatas in the south of the country. The money … Continue reading Wind energy in Kazakhstan, EBRD backs 100 MW wind farm

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Energy Transition Policies to Maximise Socio-economic Benefits

IRENA supports its Members to deploy renewables and reap the full benefits of energy transition through integrated policies COVID-19 has put a lot of pressure on the energy sector, but renewable energy has been shown to be resilient, providing clean, reliable, easy to mobilise and cost-effective energy solutions.  IRENA’s Post-COVID recovery: An agenda for resilience, … Continue reading Energy Transition Policies to Maximise Socio-economic Benefits

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Trump Ripped by Bird Expert for Claiming Wind turbines Kill ‘All the Birds’

President Trump‘s claim wind energy “kills all the birds” is a bunch of hot air … according to one of the country’s largest bird conservation orgs. which says Trump’s the real danger. Trump raised eyebrows, and drew a laugh from Joe Biden, during Thursday’s debate, when he declared wind power kills birds. Kevin Fahey, the … Continue reading Trump Ripped by Bird Expert for Claiming Wind turbines Kill ‘All the Birds’

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Trump claims wind energy “kills all the birds.” Cats and windows are actually much more to blame

Cats, glass windows and vehicles: These pose the biggest threats to birds in the United States. But President Donald Trump is continuing to falsely claim that wind turbines are to blame for the deaths of the nation’s birds. During Thursday night’s final presidential debate between the president and former Vice President Joe Biden, Mr. Trump reiterated his stance … Continue reading Trump claims wind energy “kills all the birds.” Cats and windows are actually much more to blame

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Iberdrola takes part in the New York wind power auction with its Liberty Wind offshore wind farm

The offer was put forward through its subsidiary Vineyard Wind and would mean putting 1,300 MW off offshore wind energy into operation. Iberdrola, through Vineyard Wind, has taken part with its Liberty Wind project in the second auction of wind power held by New York State. Specifically, this development would entail putting into operation a … Continue reading Iberdrola takes part in the New York wind power auction with its Liberty Wind offshore wind farm

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Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

Last night was the final Presidential Debate in the 2020 election, and notably climate change for the first time was announced as an official topic prior to the event. That led to an illuminating discussion about renewable energy, and unfortunately, a series of incorrect statements about wind energy from President Trump. At this point, it’s … Continue reading Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

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China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Post-2021

From its first 102 MW Donghai Bridge Wind Farm near Shanghai commissioned in 2010, China has since been busy building swathes of turbines at sea with nearly 7 GW of capacity already installed as of December 2019. While China is considered a late bloomer in the offshore wind industry, it is expected to surpass offshore … Continue reading China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Post-2021

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GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype operating at 13 MW

GE’s prototype to undergo a series of tests at 13 MW power output to obtain its type certificate in the coming months.The uprated 13 MW version will continue to feature 107-meter long blades and 220-meter rotor, and will be able to generate 4% more energy than before.Haliade-X technology has already been selected for 4.8 GW … Continue reading GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype operating at 13 MW

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