Spain, US seen dominating concentrating solar thermal market

Spain and the US shine the brightest in the concentrated solar thermal power market. Solar thermal power projects in the pipeline mean the global Concentrated Solar Power market is expected to grow from a 2011 installed capacity total of 1,546MW to 47,462.9MW in 2020, climbing at a Compound Annual Interest Rate (CAGR) of 44%. An … Continue reading Spain, US seen dominating concentrating solar thermal market

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Arise Windpower concludes agreement for acquisition of fully permitted 75 to 120 MW wind energy project

Arise Windpower AB (publ) (“Arise”) has concluded a conditional agreement with Ownpower Projects AB (“OPP”) for the acquisition of a fully permitted project in Solberg to the west of Örnsköldsvik. The project covers 40 wind turbines, of which Arise initially intends to build 25 to 30. The agreement is contingent on the resolution of certain … Continue reading Arise Windpower concludes agreement for acquisition of fully permitted 75 to 120 MW wind energy project

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Samsung Builds World’s Largest Wind Farm Installation Vessel

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on the 25th that it had successfully built Pacific Orca, the world’s largest wind farm installation vessel (WIV), and delivered it to SPO (Swire Pacific Offshore), a Singapore-based shipper. The wind farm installation vessel is a new special vessel for which demand is expected to grow as the focus of the … Continue reading Samsung Builds World’s Largest Wind Farm Installation Vessel

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Mainstream applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

A wind power company has submitted a £1.4 billion application to build up to 125 wind turbines off the east coast of Scotland. Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 … Continue reading Mainstream applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

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India hits solar power milestone in midst of worst blackout this

The solar energy will be a mix of solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power. India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy released data showing that as of June’s end, the country had installed 1,030.66 megawatts or over 1 gigawatt of solar photovoltaic power. Ironically, this announcement was followed by one of the worst blackouts in more … Continue reading India hits solar power milestone in midst of worst blackout this

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C-Power’s offshore wind farm Thornton Bank II installed

World’s first wind farm with offshore wind turbines of the 6 megawatt dimension Installation of 30 REpower 6M wind turbines completed on time First wind turbines already commissioned REpower Systems SE installed the last of the 30 total REpower 6M wind turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank Phase II. The customer for … Continue reading C-Power’s offshore wind farm Thornton Bank II installed

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Vestas wind energy preliminary first half-year 2012 figures

Vestas has decided to disclose some preliminary financial figures for the first half year of 2012 and to update the market on its credit facilities. The interim financial report for the first half year of 2012 will be disclosed as scheduled on 22 August 2012. The below figures are preliminary and are still in the … Continue reading Vestas wind energy preliminary first half-year 2012 figures

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Series production of the N117/2400 wind turbines commenced in line with plans

Nordex has been series-producing the N117/2400 onshore wind turbine since mid July and is thus fully in line with plans. The N117 wind turbines are now being produced at the European production site in Rostock as well as at Jonesboro, Arkansas in the United States for projects in Germany and the United States with a total … Continue reading Series production of the N117/2400 wind turbines commenced in line with plans

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GE’s latest central inverter technology clears path for utilities to boost solar energy production worldwide

Marking a new technology milestone in the global effort to increase renewable energy production by driving down overall system costs, GE (NYSE: GE) has deployed the first 1,500-VDC (volts, DC current) open circuit (OC) central inverter for utility scale solar power plants. The inverter will help reduce overall system costs, which is vital to making … Continue reading GE’s latest central inverter technology clears path for utilities to boost solar energy production worldwide

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Growth opportunities in the Brazilian wind power market

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jhgscn/growth_opportuniti) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Growth Opportunities in the Brazilian Wind Power Market” to their offering. “Growth Opportunities in the Brazilian Wind Power Market” The Brazilian wind power market has experienced tremendous growth during the last few years as a consequence of increasing government concerns about … Continue reading Growth opportunities in the Brazilian wind power market

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Siemens to build Snowtown wind farm with 90 wind turbines

South Australia’s biggest wind farm will use gearless wind turbines and longer blades than others across Australia. The wind farm is to power up to 180,000 homes, generating 270 megawatts from 90 wind turbines. David Pryke of Siemens Energy said new technology was helping wind farms compete with power from fossil fuels. TrustPower & Siemens … Continue reading Siemens to build Snowtown wind farm with 90 wind turbines

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Mitt Romney Wind Energy Tax Credit Opposition At Odds With Republicans

Mitt Romney’s recent tilt against wind power is whipping up a political furor on Capitol Hill and putting the presumptive Republican presidential nominee at odds with members of his own party. Mitt Romney would end a tax credit for wind energy producers if he’s elected, his campaign confirmed to the Des Moines Register Monday, setting a … Continue reading Mitt Romney Wind Energy Tax Credit Opposition At Odds With Republicans

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