Armenia and Germany to cooperate in renewable energy

Armenia reaches wind energy cooperation agreement with Germany. Acting Minister of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources Garegin Baghramyan visited Germany on a 4-day working visit at the invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The purpose of the visit was to discuss issues related to energy policy, namely the development of renewable energy strategy, development and … Continue reading Armenia and Germany to cooperate in renewable energy

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Nordex wind energy group announces new N149/5.X wind turbine

The Nordex Group is extending its product portfolio with a multi-megawatt machine in the 5 MW class. After the N149/4.0-4.5 and the N133/4.8, the new N149/5.X is the third wind turbine type in the Delta4000 series. The N149/5.X is designed for moderate and light-wind areas and can also perform optimally at wind farm sites with … Continue reading Nordex wind energy group announces new N149/5.X wind turbine

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Wind power in the Canary Islands: two wind farms are approved in Tenerife and Lanzarote

The new wind energy facilities will be eligible for the new aid announced this year to expand the wind power of the islands by 180 megawatts. The Governing Council of the Canary Islands, at the proposal of the Ministry of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge, has approved the decrees by which it is agreed to … Continue reading Wind power in the Canary Islands: two wind farms are approved in Tenerife and Lanzarote

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Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

Electrification will rapidly increase the need for batteries. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum makes over 80% of the electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel, and other metals. “There are very few working, … Continue reading Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

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GE Renewable Energy partners with Tajikistan to make hydropower plants climate resilient

GE Renewable Energy announced the booking of a hydropower contract with Barki Tojik to refurbish six Kaplan units at the state-owned Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan. This 60-year old plant located on the river Syr Darya, is the only power plant located in the northwestern province of Sughd and the sole source of electricity for … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy partners with Tajikistan to make hydropower plants climate resilient

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The Energy Transition Act will increase New Mexico’s use of clean energy

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham today signed into law The Energy Transition Act (SB489), advancing the state’s national leadership in renewable energy with a goal to source 50 percent of New Mexico’s energy from renewable sources by 2030. The law sets even higher goals for the future, targeting 80 percent renewable energy by 2040 … Continue reading The Energy Transition Act will increase New Mexico’s use of clean energy

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ENGIE wind farm to feature first 150 m Vestas wind turbines in Mexico

Vestas has received a 96 MW wind power order from ENGIE for the Eólica Tres Mesas IV project, located in Llera, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The wind energy order includes the supply and installation of 24 wind turbines of the 4 MW platform, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for the … Continue reading ENGIE wind farm to feature first 150 m Vestas wind turbines in Mexico

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Upgraded and expanded transmission infrastructure is essential to unlock wind energy

Low-cost clean energy is one big step closer to reaching more American consumers thanks to a unanimous decision yesterday by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) approving the Grain Belt Express transmission project. The long-distance, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power line will reliably deliver large amounts of clean energy, including cost-saving wind power, to homes … Continue reading Upgraded and expanded transmission infrastructure is essential to unlock wind energy

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E.ON begins Texas wind farm

The project, located in the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) south market, is powered by 48 3,.15-MW wind turbines supplied by the Nordex Group and will generate enough electricity to power more than 45,000 homes. With the addition of Peyton Creek, E.ON will have a total capacity of more than 4,000 MW online in … Continue reading E.ON begins Texas wind farm

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New technology aims to boost wind energy efficiency in Europe

Researchers are developing tools to substantially reduce the operations and maintenance costs of wind farms. The novel tools will be tested on three European wind farms in 2020. The EU has set an ambitious goal to become a world leader in renewable energy. Given that this is a relatively young industry, renewable sources aren’t exploited … Continue reading New technology aims to boost wind energy efficiency in Europe

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EMEC secures US$35 million for floating wind power project

European Marine Energy Centre leads consortium from Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany. A €31 million (US$35m) project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a … Continue reading EMEC secures US$35 million for floating wind power project

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It is time for greater gender diversity in the wind energy industry

As you may know, gender diversity is an essential ingredient for any industry as it drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings valuable perspectives to social and economic development and provides a richer pool of talent for key and emerging industries. Yet, as documented in IRENA’s January 2019 report “Renewable Energy: a Gender … Continue reading It is time for greater gender diversity in the wind energy industry

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Siemens Gamesa awarded financing certificate for its SG 3.4-132 onshore wind turbine in Brazil

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) Special Agency for Industrial Financing (FINAME) Certificate for its SG 3.4-132 onshore wind turbine, which is produced in the factory located in Camaçari, Brazil. This accreditation confirms that Siemens Gamesa produces a product that is compliant with BNDES’ local content and manufacturing … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awarded financing certificate for its SG 3.4-132 onshore wind turbine in Brazil

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ENERCON will launch the new wind energy converters in the 4 MW-plus segment on the market as E-147 EP5 and E-160 EP5.

A change to the product designation has been made in the next stage of ENERCON and Lagerwey’s affiliation. In future, all of the new WECs developed in partnership will enter the market as ENERCON WEC types with a uniform “E” series designation. The new E-147 and the new E-160 are taking the lead, and are … Continue reading ENERCON will launch the new wind energy converters in the 4 MW-plus segment on the market as E-147 EP5 and E-160 EP5.

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Wind energy at the heart of a future-proof energy system

On 19 March WindEurope co-signed the Marine Grid Declaration in Brussels, together with Transmission System Operators, NGO and other industry associations. The Declaration lays out principles specific to grid deployment in the marine environment, including promotion of environmentally-sound projects, early stakeholder engagement and knowledge sharing. The Declaration supports the smooth deployment of the offshore infrastructure … Continue reading Wind energy at the heart of a future-proof energy system

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Missouri regulators approve Midwest wind energy power line

Paul Agathan, an attorney for the Missouri Landowners Alliance, which has opposed the project, said he is considering whether to appeal the regulatory ruling to a state court. The project also could face continued opposition from some counties, which grant approval for power lines to cross roads, and from individual property owners. Some landowners “just … Continue reading Missouri regulators approve Midwest wind energy power line

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Prysmian supports floating wind farm in France

EPR technology proves to be the key enabler for dynamic applications. Prysmian will provide guaranteed performance thanks to an end-to-end monitoring system Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million by PGL (Provence Grand Large), a floating offshore wind farm project located … Continue reading Prysmian supports floating wind farm in France

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People prefer living near wind turbines over other energy sources

Here’s an indisputable fact: We need electricity to power our modern world. That means building facilities to generate that electricity, some of which will inevitably be located near homes. Now, a new study finds that 90 percent of respondents would prefer to live near a wind farm over any type of centralized power plant, whether … Continue reading People prefer living near wind turbines over other energy sources

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Aquila Capital secures 700 MW wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

Aquila Capital, an alternate investment company, has reportedly acquired the project rights for renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 700MW in Spain, for a confidential price and from an unannounced seller. Sources familiar with the matter informed that the portfolio consists of more than 300 MW of photovoltaic and nearly 400 MW of … Continue reading Aquila Capital secures 700 MW wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

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Senvion appoints Neil Robson as Chief Restructuring Officer

Senvion today announced the appointment of Neil Robson as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO). He will be part of the management board, reflecting the company’s increased focus on securing financing solutions underpinning the implementation of the transformation programme. Neil Robson in his new role as CRO will be an important pillar in the financing discussions required … Continue reading Senvion appoints Neil Robson as Chief Restructuring Officer

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