Vestas deploys multiple ZephIR Lidars at largest wind power project in the Southern Hemisphere

Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas have announced the deployment of three ZephIR 300 Lidar systems at the 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia to provide hub height and full rotor wind speed measurements across the Southern Hemisphere’s largest wind power project. The site already containing six traditional 84 metre met masts, will see the ZephIR … Continue reading Vestas deploys multiple ZephIR Lidars at largest wind power project in the Southern Hemisphere

Continue reading

New Orders Drive ACCIONA Windpower

ACCIONA Windpower has finalized agreements that bring the total footprint for the Company’s AW3000 turbine to 1 GW. ACCIONA Windpower reached this milestone through strong first-quarter sales. In 2013, ACCIONA Windpower has completed over 500 MW of orders to supply AW3000 wind turbines to projects in North and South America. “ACCIONA Windpower is gaining momentum … Continue reading New Orders Drive ACCIONA Windpower

Continue reading

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower start major construction on world’s largest solar power

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) marked the start of major construction at the Antelope Valley Solar Projects – two projects co-located in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California – with a community celebration. The 579-megawatt development will employ approximately 650 workers during a three-year construction period; generate more than $500 million in … Continue reading MidAmerican Solar and SunPower start major construction on world’s largest solar power

Continue reading

Renovalia Reserve investment platform expands with the addition of two onshore wind power plants in Mexico

The First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund (FREIF I) of First Reserve, the largest global private equity firm exclusively focused on energy, and Renovalia Energy, one of the largest renewable energy developers and Independent Power Producers, today announced the expansion of their Renovalia Reserve joint venture with the addition of two wind power plants in Southern … Continue reading Renovalia Reserve investment platform expands with the addition of two onshore wind power plants in Mexico

Continue reading

SKF signs strategic partnership agreement with Nordex

SKF has signed a global agreement with Nordex, a leading developer and manufacturer of wind turbines, for the delivery of mainshaft bearings, and lubrication systems to the Nordex wind turbines to be assembled and erected on a global basis. “We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Nordex with the signing of the global … Continue reading SKF signs strategic partnership agreement with Nordex

Continue reading

Finavera Wind Energy finalizes terms for sale of two wind projects to Pattern Energy for $28 Million

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce the completion of a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group LP (‘Pattern’) following discussions with BC Hydro and various government agencies. Pattern Energy is a large, independent power … Continue reading Finavera Wind Energy finalizes terms for sale of two wind projects to Pattern Energy for $28 Million

Continue reading

Bulgarian Wind Energy Association Urged Energy Minister to Resign over Renewables Halt

Sebastian Noethlichs, executive director of the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association (BGWEA), expressed his disbelief in the adequacy of this crude measure which violates European and national legislation. “Should, as has been suggested by the staff of the electricity distribution companies’ dispatching units the actions of restricting the renewables’production by Bulgaria’s Electricity System Operator (ESO) have … Continue reading Bulgarian Wind Energy Association Urged Energy Minister to Resign over Renewables Halt

Continue reading

Middle East Emerging As Solar Energy Investment Hub

Middle East countries, due to their arid climatic conditions, enjoy a great deal of sunlight throughout the year. The solar potential of the Middle East countries is supposed to be one of the highest in the world. Middle East is a rainless region which experiences clear skies for 80% of the year, thus, continuous solar … Continue reading Middle East Emerging As Solar Energy Investment Hub

Continue reading

Georgia Power to acquire 250 MW of wind energy

Another Southern Co. utility now has wind energy in its portfolio.   Georgia Power last week announced it has entered into an agreement with EDP Renewables North America that for the first time will add wind energy to the utility’s energy portfolio. Through the contracts, Georgia Power will source 250 MW of cost-effective wind energy … Continue reading Georgia Power to acquire 250 MW of wind energy

Continue reading

Gamesa returns to profitability and reports 7 million euro in profit in the first quarter of 2013

Gamesa ended the first quarter of 2013 with 7 million euro in attributable profit, i.e. the company is back in the black, in line with its Business Plan 2013-2015. In a complex economic and industry situation, marked by falling demand and pressure on prices, Gamesa advanced with the commitments made in its business plan: Key … Continue reading Gamesa returns to profitability and reports 7 million euro in profit in the first quarter of 2013

Continue reading

China emerges as world’s renewable energy powerhouse

China has increased its renewable energy use to meet its international commitments to tackle climate change, according to a report by the Australian government’s Climate Commission released Monday. The report, namely the Critical Decade: Global Action Building on Climate Change, showed the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States, are on the path … Continue reading China emerges as world’s renewable energy powerhouse

Continue reading

Workshops to be held April 30 and May 1 for Palen Concentrating Solar Power Project Amendment

The proposed solar thermal project consists of two 250-MW concentrated solar power plants for a total of 500 MW. The California Energy Commission staff will hold a workshop for the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System amendment. When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, beginning at 11 a.m. Where: … Continue reading Workshops to be held April 30 and May 1 for Palen Concentrating Solar Power Project Amendment

Continue reading

DOE opens new funding opportunity for Concentrating Solar Power energy storage

On April 23rd, 2013 the US Department of Energy (DOE) opened a new USD 20 million funding opportunity for thermochemical energy storage (TCES) systems as a component of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. DOE seeks designs that can validate a cost of less than USD 15 per kWh-thermal and operate at temperatures higher than 650 … Continue reading DOE opens new funding opportunity for Concentrating Solar Power energy storage

Continue reading

NREL study values Concentrated Solar Power with thermal energy storage above PV

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL, Golden, Colorado, US) has released a new report which quantifies the value that concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage can add to California’s grid. “Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a California 33% Renewable Scenario” puts the value of … Continue reading NREL study values Concentrated Solar Power with thermal energy storage above PV

Continue reading