WEC Energy Group to increase ownership interest in three Midwest wind farms

WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) announced that the company has agreed to increase its ownership interest from 80% to 90% in three Midwest windfarms: Blooming Grove Wind Farm, Thunderhead Wind Energy Center and the Upstream Wind Energy Center. The total investment is $118 million for an additional 75 megawatts of capacity. “This agreement marks another … Continue reading WEC Energy Group to increase ownership interest in three Midwest wind farms

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Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

In Portugal, renewables represent two thirds of all the generation capacity installed in the country. The first technology is hydroelectric, which accounts for 37% of all capacity, followed by wind power with 26%. The photovoltaic solar has a somewhat more testimonial role with a share of 1.6%. Portugal’s starting point, in the face of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

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Wind energy gains ground in Europe

Fifteen percent of total European electricity consumption comes from wind power. That is thanks to the installation of an additional 15.4 GW of wind farm capacity in 2019, which takes the total of wind energy capacity across the continent to 205 GW, according to the latest annual WindEurope report. But while these figures are are … Continue reading Wind energy gains ground in Europe

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Iberdrola begins construction on its first photovoltaic plant in Aragon

The solar power project, located in Teruel, joins the more than 360 MW of wind energy and hydro generation that it operates in the region and is part of the renewable investment plan to install 3,000 renewable MW in Spain by 2022. Iberdrola is moving forward with the process of leading the energy transition in … Continue reading Iberdrola begins construction on its first photovoltaic plant in Aragon

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Goldwind Argentina’s First Wind energy Project Connects to the Grid

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd (Goldwind) is pleased to announce that its first wholly owned wind power project based in South America has recently reached commercial operation. The conclusion of this Argentina-domiciled wind farm, Loma Blanca II, signified a firm expansion of Goldwind’s global business territory. It also showcased Goldwind’s diversified yet well-integrated business … Continue reading Goldwind Argentina’s First Wind energy Project Connects to the Grid

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BBVA and Nordex sign three wind energy factoring operations

BBVA has certified as green three non-recourse factoring operations from the wind turbine manufacturer Nordex. Closed in 2019 for approximately €265 million, the operations will deduct invoices from wind turbine supplies that the Germany company will provide the builder of various wind farms. Through factoring, a short-term working capital financing option that involves the early … Continue reading BBVA and Nordex sign three wind energy factoring operations

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EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2020 report. Unlike Lazard’s annual present to empirically oriented observers of the global energy transformation, the EIA’s reports typically are head-scratchers, and this one is no different. Image courtesy EIA That’s right, in the age of global warming, when the UN IPCC 1.5 … Continue reading EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes

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WindESCo Partners with IntelStor on Wind Energy Data Analytics

WindESCo Incorporated (“WindESCo”) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts has signed an agreement with IntelStor LLC to provide services on data and market analysis which will complement the company’s industry leading wind turbine performance analytics and smart sensing solutions. IntelStor will use its advanced algorithms and market analytics to evaluate the existing installed base of more than … Continue reading WindESCo Partners with IntelStor on Wind Energy Data Analytics

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Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project has culminated another important phase

The pioneering Cerro Dominador solar thermal project has culminated another important phase in its development process with the start of salt fusion works. This concentrating solar power project, in which MMYPEM participates, aims to build a 100MW photovoltaic plant and the first solar thermal plant in Latin America, which will have another 110MW of capacity … Continue reading Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project has culminated another important phase

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Industrial scale renewable hydrogen project advances to next phase

GBP 7.5 million funding secured for phase two of Gigastack, which is to demonstrate low-cost, zero-carbon hydrogen in the UK to industrial scale. Project consortium includes ITM Power, Ørsted, Phillips 66 Limited and Element Energy. GBP 7.5 million funding has been awarded for the next phase of Gigastack, a new renewable hydrogen project, as part … Continue reading Industrial scale renewable hydrogen project advances to next phase

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Electric flight from Mannheim to Berlin in a 19-seater aircraft

Following on from the first electrically powered small aircraft, the next big step for electric flight will be in the commuter class, with 19-seater aircraft. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has teamed up with Bauhaus Luftfahrt to work on the CoCoRe (Cooperation for Commuter Research) project, which examines the … Continue reading Electric flight from Mannheim to Berlin in a 19-seater aircraft

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Vestas led wind turbines for wind energy in 2019

The commissioning of wind turbines for wind power increased by 21% to 61GW in 2019, with Danish manufacturer Vestas once again taking first place despite its market share being reduced and despite Vestas installing less capacity than the previous year.  Only four wind turbine manufacturers accounted for 55% of the total wind capacity commissioned last … Continue reading Vestas led wind turbines for wind energy in 2019

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Zhong Neng Agreement Underscores Considerable Localisation Progress for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in Taiwan

After being selected as preferred wind turbine supplier for 300 MW project, MHI Vestas readies for noteworthy industrial announcements. On the heels of its selection as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 300 MW Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm, MHI Vestas has reaffirmed its commitment to the nascent sector as it moves into prime position … Continue reading Zhong Neng Agreement Underscores Considerable Localisation Progress for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in Taiwan

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EDPR, Vestas and Nordex are the new partners of RES4Africa

After joining the renewAfrica initiative, EDP Renováveis from Spain, Vestas from Denmark and Nordex from Germany have opted to join RES4Africa too, the Foundation seeing Enel Green Power as a founding member, aiming to promote renewables in the African continent. RES4Africa, the Foundation promoting the development of renewable energy in African countries, benefits from three … Continue reading EDPR, Vestas and Nordex are the new partners of RES4Africa

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Mexico leads wind energy in Latin America

Mexico continues to contribute to the fight against climate change and the fulfillment of international agreements, a very clear example of it has been reflected in wind energy, which in addition to benefiting the environment, has resulted in economic growth for the country and in development sustainable for the communities where the wind farms are … Continue reading Mexico leads wind energy in Latin America

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Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

The German market had its first day of 2020 with a negative daily price yesterday, February 16, thanks to rising temperatures, lower demand and high wind production. Spain broke its historical record of instant photovoltaic production twice last week and Germany’s daily wind energy production also set a record. This week, prices are expected to … Continue reading Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

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China’s wind energy sector faces significant impact due to the coronavirus, Wood Mackenzie warns

The new coronavirus outbreak could have a significant impact on the wind energy industry in China, according to research by Wood Mackenzie. In a statement Monday, the research and consultancy firm said the virus — officially known as COVID-19 — had “brought much of China’s wind turbine component production to a standstill in recent weeks.” … Continue reading China’s wind energy sector faces significant impact due to the coronavirus, Wood Mackenzie warns

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ABB to deliver Triton Knoll transformers

ABB’s Power Grids business has been selected by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MHI Vestas) to deliver its WindSTAR transformers which will deployed at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. MHI Vestas has been tasked deliver 90 wind turbines for the wind farm and ABB’s WindSTAR transformers will be installed in each turbine. ABB’s high-performance WindSTAR … Continue reading ABB to deliver Triton Knoll transformers

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EnVentus V162-5.6 MW wind turbines for wind power in Sweden

Vestas has secured a 39 MW wind farm order and a 30-year service contract from long-term customer Stena Renewables AB for the Riskebo wind energy project in the Hedemora Municipality in Sweden. The project will be the first in Sweden to leverage the EnVentus V162-5.6 MW wind turbine’s rotor size and high capacity factor to … Continue reading EnVentus V162-5.6 MW wind turbines for wind power in Sweden

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Europe now gets 15% of its electricity from wind energy

Europe installed 15.4 GW of new wind energy in 2019. Three quarters of this wind power was onshore wind farm, 11.8 GW, new offshore wind power was 3.6 GW. Europe now has 205 GW of wind energy. And it accounted for 15% of all electricity consumption in Europe last year. The United Kingdom (2.4 GW, … Continue reading Europe now gets 15% of its electricity from wind energy

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