Nick Clegg opens Skegness offshore wind farm

Centrica Energy’s Lincolnshire offshore wind farm has been officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The 75 wind turbines are capable of producing enough energy for 200,000 homes. Speaking at the opening ceremony, at the firm’s base in Grimsby, Mr Clegg said the government was looking to attract inward investment in the UK’s … Continue reading Nick Clegg opens Skegness offshore wind farm

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Significance of Deep Water report is technological advance in offshore wind

The launch of ‘Deep Water: the next step for offshore wind energy’ saw an enthusiastic media focus on the idea that offshore wind could provide Europe with enough electricity to power Europe four times over. The headlines were impressive, but that offshore wind holds massive potential for Europe is not news for anyone following the … Continue reading Significance of Deep Water report is technological advance in offshore wind

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BrightSource Energy Expands International Business with MoU for China

“The global market for CSP is expanding at a rapid pace and that is especially true in China,” said David Ramm, BrightSource Executive Chairman. With the hottest weather and highest power demand on record in Shanghai, BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar thermal power technology (CSP) company, announced that it has signed Memorandums of … Continue reading BrightSource Energy Expands International Business with MoU for China

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Wall Street Journal highlights cost competitiveness of new wind energy projects

Already established as the “cleanest” source of readily-scalable electricity, American wind power is rapidly on its way to taking the title as the most affordable source as well. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has taken notice, as a recent article by reporter Ryan Tracy, using data from the 2013 U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) Annual … Continue reading Wall Street Journal highlights cost competitiveness of new wind energy projects

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Vestas wins largest South African wind energy order from EDF

Innowind orders 35 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines for three different wind power plants at the Eastern Cape. Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order for 105 MW from a consortium led by Innowind, an 80 per cent affiliate of EDF EN for the wind power plants Chaba, Waainek and Grassridge. The co-investors … Continue reading Vestas wins largest South African wind energy order from EDF

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Morocco set for new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tenders

Morocco plans to launch tenders by the end of next month for the construction of two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants of 200MW and 100 MW. Morocco’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen) has chosen parabolic mirror technology for the 200 MW concentrated solar plant, and the 100 MW plant will also be built as a solar … Continue reading Morocco set for new Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tenders

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South Africa’s renewable energy efforts ramped up with the launch of the country’s first large-scale high-resolution Wind Resource Map

The Wind Resource Map would be a vital instrument in government’s planning for efficient use of the country’s wind resources, Energy Minister Ben Martins said in a statement. By providing accurate, verified information on South Africa’s wind resources, the map would also “serve as an all-important tool in enabling developers to fast-track their own efforts … Continue reading South Africa’s renewable energy efforts ramped up with the launch of the country’s first large-scale high-resolution Wind Resource Map

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Petrofac chosen for offshore wind energy commissioning support in German North Sea

Petrofac has won a €40 million contract from Siemens Energy to provide support during the commissioning phase of two offshore wind converter station platforms in the German North Sea. It is the first contract win since Petrofac established Petrofac Deutschland GmbH in November 2012 to take advantage of the growing offshore wind market. Petrofac will … Continue reading Petrofac chosen for offshore wind energy commissioning support in German North Sea

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More positive developments on wind turbine sound

The last few weeks have been busy ones on wind turbine sound, with new developments continuing to cast doubt on anti-wind groups’ claims.Perhaps the most telling is a new study from Canada’s Pembina Institute, looking at wind farm complaints (or rather, the lack of wind farm complaints) in the province of Alberta, where some of … Continue reading More positive developments on wind turbine sound

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