Wind power and solar energy already compete without subsidies

For years, wind turbines and solar power were derided as boondoggles. They were too expensive, the argument went, to build without government handouts. Today, renewable energy is so cheap that the handouts they once needed are disappearing. On sun-drenched fields across Spain and Italy, developers are building solar farms without subsidies or tax-breaks, betting they … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy already compete without subsidies

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Offshore wind energy: Equinor will develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Equinor reported that it will intervene in the development of three large-scale offshore wind power projects in the Dogger Bank region in the North Sea, United Kingdom.This will be the largest enclave of offshore wind farms in the world, with a total installed capacity of 3.6 gigawatts, and the wind energy projects are expected to … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Equinor will develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm

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Wind energy in France: EDF Renewables commissions the 27 MW Les Taillades wind farm in the Lozère department

Continuing its expansion in France, EDF Renewables has commissioned Les Taillades, a wind farm with 27 MW installed capacity located in the Lozère department. This new wind power facility is perfectly aligned with the EDF Group’s Cap 2030 strategy, which aims to double the EDF Group’s renewable energy capacity in France and worldwide to 50 GW net … Continue reading Wind energy in France: EDF Renewables commissions the 27 MW Les Taillades wind farm in the Lozère department

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Enel Green Power starts construction at 201 MW Kolskaya wind farm, largest renewable project beyond the Arctic Circle

The wind power facility, owned by Enel Russia, will involve an overall investment of around 273 million euros and is expected to be completed in 2021. Enel Russia’s 90 MW Azov wind farm is also under construction, while the 71 MW Rodnikovsky wind project was awarded in June to the company, which is investing approx. … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction at 201 MW Kolskaya wind farm, largest renewable project beyond the Arctic Circle

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Offshore wind wins big in world’s largest wind energy capacity auction

Offshore wind power has delivered extremely competitive prices again in the UK in the world’s largest ever wind energy auction. Offshore wind won 5.5 GW of the 6 GW of new renewable energy capacity awarded. The average winning price for offshore wind was £40.63/MWh (€46.16/MWh) including grid connection, the lowest prices yet for offshore wind … Continue reading Offshore wind wins big in world’s largest wind energy capacity auction

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Dominion Energy plans America’s largest offshore wind farm

Wind energy proposal could help grow Virginia’s economy and meet ambitious renewable energy goals set this week by Governor Northam.  Dominion Energy’s proposal to build the single largest offshore wind project in the U.S. presents a huge economic opportunity for the State of Virginia, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said today.   “We applaud … Continue reading Dominion Energy plans America’s largest offshore wind farm

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POWERCHINA Gonghe 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Synchronized to The Grid

At 9:02 a.m., September 19th, 2019, POWERCHINA Gonghe 50 MW Tower Concentrating Solar Power Plant was synchronized to the grid as scheduled. The project is co-invested by HYDROCHINA and POWERCHINA NORTHWEST ENGINEERING CO.,LTD, with the latter being the EPC contractor. As the technology provider and one of the subcontractors, SUPCON SOLAR is responsible for the … Continue reading POWERCHINA Gonghe 50 MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Synchronized to The Grid

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Wind power in Brazil: Iberdrola will install 566.6 megawatts

Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, will build its largest offshore wind energy complex in Latin America, called Oitis and which will consist of a total of 12 wind farms that will add a combined installed capacity of 566.6 megawatts (MW). The global investment figure for energy in this ‘wind energy megaproject’ will be around 480 … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: Iberdrola will install 566.6 megawatts

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A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

China is a leader in wind energy, concentrated solar thermal power and, above all, photovoltaic energy. Decades earlier than originally planned, China’s power grid has reached parity in the solar power market. It means that solar energy is again cheaper than electricity in the Chinese electricity grid, an advance that can boost the prospects for … Continue reading A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

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Dominion Energy proposes 2,600 MW offshore wind energy project

Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to build what would be the nation’s largest wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean. The proposal calls for a 220 wind turbines wind farm that would produce over 2,600 megawatts of renewable energy that would power more than 650,000 customers. It’s an investment of $7.8 billion. “Offshore wind power is … Continue reading Dominion Energy proposes 2,600 MW offshore wind energy project

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Wind energy in Serbia: Largest wind farm opened

A wind farm with 38 wind turbines and total installed power of 104.5 MW was opened today in Kova?ica, Vojvodina. This is the largest operational wind farm of its kind in Serbia. The construction of the wind farm was financed by the Israeli company Enlight. Three other financiers supported the construction of the wind farm … Continue reading Wind energy in Serbia: Largest wind farm opened

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Google increases its wind power and solar energy portfolio by 40%

Google has made the largest purchase of renewable energy in history by a corporation by increasing its investment in wind energy and solar power by 40% with contracts in the United States, Chile and Europe. The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, reveals in the official blog of the company the signing of a package of … Continue reading Google increases its wind power and solar energy portfolio by 40%

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Ørsted to pioneer deployment of GE’s next generation offshore wind turbines

Ørsted, the world-leading offshore wind energy developer, has selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred wind turbine supplier for two of its US offshore wind farms which marks the world’s first commercial deployment of GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine. Subject to final agreed and signed contract and all required project approvals, Ørsted will deploy … Continue reading Ørsted to pioneer deployment of GE’s next generation offshore wind turbines

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TÜV SÜD certifies the new Delta 4000 N 149 / 5.X and N163 / 5.X wind turbines of Nordex wind energy

Nordex has commissioned TÜV SÜD for the type certification of its latest N149 / 5.X and N163 / 5.X wind turbines. In addition to markets with limited space in Europe, turbines are also designed for other global markets such as the United States and Australia. Type certification is a recognized procedure to demonstrate compliance with … Continue reading TÜV SÜD certifies the new Delta 4000 N 149 / 5.X and N163 / 5.X wind turbines of Nordex wind energy

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Renewables Can Lead the World’s Response to Climate Change

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will deliver a clear message to policy makers, civil society leaders and business decision makers in New York during the 74th Session of the UN Assembly and the Climate Action Summit next week. The Agency will reinforce the fact that limiting climate change within the 11-year time frame specified … Continue reading Renewables Can Lead the World’s Response to Climate Change

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GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy announce today that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled to a large 200 … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

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Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

Iberwind, one of the leading wind farm operators in Portugal, is extending its service contracts with the Nordex Group for 132 of its wind turbines. As part of a Premium Service contract the Nordex Group will be handling the service and maintenance of 110 N90/2500 and N90/2300 wind turbines and 22 N60/1300 machines until 2025. … Continue reading Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

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Wind energy in Turkey: BBVA finances wind farm to Polat Energy

Garanti BBVA recently signed the world’s first gender loan with Turkish company Polat Energy. The $44 million loan will finance the construction of Turkey’s largest wind farm. The company’s performance will be annually assessed based on a series of gender criteria, and improvements in their performance will also enhance the terms of the loan. For … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey: BBVA finances wind farm to Polat Energy

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Siemens Gamesa expands its green guarantee line to €1.25 billion

The company maintains its firm commitment to sustainability and combating climate change, having installed over 95 GW of wind power capacity to date, avoiding the emission of approximately 247 million tons of CO? per year. The wind turbines manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to pass milestones in its commitment to sustainable development, having … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa expands its green guarantee line to €1.25 billion

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Sprint and Duke Energy Renewables sign agreement on new 182-MW wind power project in Texas

Sprint (NYSE: S) and Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), today announced a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 173.3 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy. Duke Energy Renewables will build, own and operate the 182-MW Maryneal Windpower project located in Nolan County, Texas, that will come online … Continue reading Sprint and Duke Energy Renewables sign agreement on new 182-MW wind power project in Texas

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