2nd edition of Vietnam Wind Power

Following the successful first edition of Vietnam Wind Power conference in June 2018, which attracted nearly 200 international and local delegates, and featured 30 industry and government speakers, the Global Wind Energy Council will be holding its second edition of Vietnam Wind Power Conference in Hanoi on 11-12 June 2019, in partnership with GIZ and … Continue reading 2nd edition of Vietnam Wind Power

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ENERCON signs 345 MW wind energy agreement for Canadian wind power projects

ENERCON has reached an agreement to supply ENERCON’s E-138 EP3 wind turbines for the Canadian wind farm market totaling 345 MW. “Over the past few months we have seen a lot of momentum for the new EP3 platform in different international markets”, says Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director of ENERCON GmbH. “We are delighted that ENERCON … Continue reading ENERCON signs 345 MW wind energy agreement for Canadian wind power projects

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Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore wind power

Vestas gains wind energy lead as top wind turbines manufacturer. The latest data from BloombergNEF (BNEF) show that Vestas extended its lead in the wind power industry, with 10.1 GW of its onshore wind turbines commissioned in 2018, a market share of 22% compared with 16% in 2017. The statistics draw on BNEF’s global database … Continue reading Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore wind power

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Mills signs executive order reversing LePage moratorium on wind energy in Maine

Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order effectively ending a moratorium on wind power permits that was in place under her predecessor, Gov. Paul LePage. The order by Mills, a Democrat, clarifies that state agencies with the legal authority to issue permits can again work with Maine’s local communities and stakeholders to determine which … Continue reading Mills signs executive order reversing LePage moratorium on wind energy in Maine

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German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

Just 476 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind power auction. A total of 700 MW was on offer.   The average price of bids was €61/MWh. This was slightly lower than the previous auction in October 2018 (€63/MWh) but higher than May 2018’s €57/MWh. The problem is … Continue reading German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

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The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

The first wind turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size (1,218MW) of the current world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with … Continue reading The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

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Extremadura enters the wind energy age with its first Naturgy wind farm

The wind farm is composed of 15 wind turbines and will contribute to reducing around 120,000 tons of polluting and greenhouse emissions and CO2 emissions throughout its lifetime. The president of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández, accompanied by the Mayor of Plasencia, Fernando Pizarro, and the General Director of Gas and Electricity of Naturgy, … Continue reading Extremadura enters the wind energy age with its first Naturgy wind farm

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Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

Equinor on Thursday said it has submitted a bid to build an offshore wind farm off New York using fixed-base wind turbines. Equinor and South Korea’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (KNOC) will explore opportunities to develop commercial floating offshore wind power plants in South Korea. South Korea aims to reduce its dependence on nuclear and … Continue reading Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

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Worldwide growth of photovoltaics

Worldwide growth of photovoltaics has been close to exponential between 1992 and 2018. During this period of time, photovoltaics (PV), also known as solar PV, evolved from a niche market of small scale applications to a mainstream electricity source. When solar PV systems were first recognized as a promising renewable energy technology, subsidy programs, such … Continue reading Worldwide growth of photovoltaics

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Norway’s Equinor bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

Equinor has submitted a bid to supply New York with offshore wind power from its Empire Wind project south of Long Island, the company said on Thursday. Equinor’s bid comes in response to the 800 MW procurement of offshore wind by the New York State, with the state expected to choose a supplier in spring … Continue reading Norway’s Equinor bids to supply New York with offshore wind power

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Report confirms wind energy is a heavy hitter

“Wind is the largest single source of zero-carbon power-generating capacity in the U.S.” This fact and more were revealed yesterday by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in its 2019 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. AWEA is a proud sponsor of the report and I’m excited to share a few more of … Continue reading Report confirms wind energy is a heavy hitter

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Developers commissioned 45 GW of onshore wind turbines in 2018

The latest data from BloombergNEF (BNEF) show that Vestas extended its lead in the wind power industry, with 10.1 GW of its onshore wind turbines commissioned in 2018, a market share of 22% compared with 16% in 2017. The statistics draw on BNEF’s global database of wind farm projects and extensive information from the industry. … Continue reading Developers commissioned 45 GW of onshore wind turbines in 2018

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RES deploys Lidars at Australian wind power development

RES (Renewable Energy Systems), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind energy, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects globally has confirmed that a fleet of Lidars have been deployed in Australia in support of wind farm development in the country. RES has been developing renewable energy in Australia since 2004 and has … Continue reading RES deploys Lidars at Australian wind power development

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How transmission helped keep the lights on during the Polar Vortex

Tens of millions of Americans experienced record cold weather at the end of January as Arctic air inundated much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S. However, the power system and electricity markets worked as designed, keeping the lights (and heat) on when customers needed it most. And the value of transmission in keeping the grid … Continue reading How transmission helped keep the lights on during the Polar Vortex

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IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, said on Wednesday it had bought a 25 percent stake in Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm as part of a strategy to reach its sustainability targets. The world’s biggest furniture retailer said in a statement it paid more than 200 million euros ($226 million) for a stake … Continue reading IKEA buys 25 percent of Germany’s second-biggest offshore wind farm

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Wind energy in Egypt: PPA signed for 250MW wind farm

Lekela Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for its 250MW wind farm project in the Gulf of Suez, near Ras Ghareb. Present at the signing were H.E. the Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly; H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy; … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt: PPA signed for 250MW wind farm

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Offshore wind power in Japan turn viable with new law

Japan’s offshore wind farm market is set to gain momentum, with legal safeguards and subsidies helping to draw domestic and international participants amid a shift away from fossil fuels. Japanese leasing company Orix and Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, as well as E.ON — Germany’s largest power provider — are among those planning to establish … Continue reading Offshore wind power in Japan turn viable with new law

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Naturgy builds largest wind energy project in Castile and Leon

The wind power project involves a total of nine wind farms with an investment of approximately 300 million euros, making this region where the power company will build the largest number of projects stemming from the government’s most recent wind power auction. The wind farms will be located in 16 municipalities in the provinces of … Continue reading Naturgy builds largest wind energy project in Castile and Leon

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Nordex Group enters Ukraine wind energy market with a 133 MW wind farm

Nordex has succeeded in entering the Ukrainian wind power market with a major wind turbines order for 133 MW. By the end of this year, the manufacturer will install 34 wind turbines from the N131/3900 series for the construction of the first phase of the “Syvash” wind farm. According to plans, and once completed, the … Continue reading Nordex Group enters Ukraine wind energy market with a 133 MW wind farm

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Wind Energy in the Energy Transition in Spain

2019 is the key year for the new re-launch of the wind power sector in Spain, mainly due to the execution of the wind farm projects of the renewable auctions that were carried out during 2016 and 2017. The sector is committed to installing 4,600 MW in the peninsula, plus the Canarian quota to 2020. … Continue reading Wind Energy in the Energy Transition in Spain

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