BayWa Taps Signal Energy to Build New Mexico Wind Farm Before Year End

Signal Energy Constructors, a major design/build general contractor providing engineering, procurement and construction services to the North American renewable energy industry, was recently awarded a full design/build contract from BayWa r.e. Wind LLC for the Brahms 20 megawatt wind farm. The project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion before the end of … Continue reading BayWa Taps Signal Energy to Build New Mexico Wind Farm Before Year End

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Although China has both official support and the technological capacity for nuclear energy development, emerging public resistance to nuclear projects is an increasing challenge. China still relies heavily on coal—accounting for 68.5 percent of electricity generation in 2012—because of its lower cost and greater accessibility. Despite nuclear’s relative safety under normal operations, public concern arises from doubts about … Continue reading Nuclear? It

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Sacramento Utility to Launch Concentrated Solar Power-Natural Gas Project

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced a new concentrating solar power (CSP) project led by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).  The project will integrate utility-scale CSP technology with SMUD’s 500-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired Cosumnes Power Plant. Supported by a … Continue reading Sacramento Utility to Launch Concentrated Solar Power-Natural Gas Project

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

10. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology involves using mirrors, sometimes in the hundreds of thousands, to reflect sunlight and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single solar thermal (CSP) plant can generate enough power for about 70,000 homes — making it a major player of the utility-scale solar market. For more CSP technology basics, … Continue reading Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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U.S. wind energy industry shows strong momentum heading into 4th quarter

American wind energy will finish 2013 with strong momentum for installations in the new year, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA)  U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2013 Market Report. The industry experienced a painful slowdown at the beginning of 2013 as result of the scheduled expiration of the federal wind energy Production Tax … Continue reading U.S. wind energy industry shows strong momentum heading into 4th quarter

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Enel Green Power awarded 513 MW in South Africa photovoltaic and wind energy auction

These projects mark a significant step forward in Enel Green Power growth strategy in Africa. Enel Green Power (EGP) has been awarded with the right to sign energy supply contracts with the South Africa utility Eskom for 314 MWp of solar projects and 199 MW of wind projects (for a total of 513 MW) in … Continue reading Enel Green Power awarded 513 MW in South Africa photovoltaic and wind energy auction

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Romania will have an installed wind energy capacity of 2,400 MW in end-2013

Romania will have an installed wind power capacity of around 2,400 MW in end-2013, below the initial estimates of 3,000 MW, the President of the Romanian Wind Energy Association (AREE), Ionel David, told a specialized debate. ‘In no more than three years, from 2009, when we had only 14 MW of installed wind power capacity, … Continue reading Romania will have an installed wind energy capacity of 2,400 MW in end-2013

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GE introduces 3.2-103 Brilliant Wind Turbine for UK, Ireland and Turkey

Today, GE (NYSE:GE) announced its 3.2-103 brilliant wind turbine, producing a 5 percent increase in energy output compared to GE’s current model. Building on the strong performance of GE’s 2.5-megawatt fleet, the 3.2-103 generates more power for medium-to-high wind speed sites. With hub height flexibility of 70 to 98 meters, the 3.2-103 helps wind farm … Continue reading GE introduces 3.2-103 Brilliant Wind Turbine for UK, Ireland and Turkey

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World Bank Study Outlines Potential of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in India

“Great potential for concentrating solar power in India,” says Joint Secretary for New and Renewable Energy. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) holds out the promise of stable, clean and locally-sourced power for countries with abundant sunlight. CSP has the added advantage of being able to dispatch a sizeable amount of power to the national grid as … Continue reading World Bank Study Outlines Potential of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in India

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SEIA Applauds Introduction of Renewable Energy Standard Bill

Christopher Mansour, Vice President of Federal Affairs of the Solar Energy Industries Association, released the following statement today in support of new legislation by Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo­.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind energy, solar power and other renewable energy sources by 2025. … Continue reading SEIA Applauds Introduction of Renewable Energy Standard Bill

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Molten salt for Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology by Novatec Solar

Novatec Solar has started construction of a direct molten salt (DMS) demonstrator at its demonstration Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant PE 1 in Spain. Novatec Solar has started construction of a direct molten salt (DMS) demonstrator at its demonstration solar thermal power (CSP) plant PE 1 in Spain. For the first time in Europe, the … Continue reading Molten salt for Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology by Novatec Solar

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Morocco concentrated solar power (CSP) project gets 654 mln euro German loan

Morocco has secured a 654 million euro loan from German state-owned bank KFW to part-finance two concentrating solar power (CSP) plants totalling 300 megawatts worth an estimated 1.7 billion euros. Tenders for construction of the two solar thermal plants, one of 200 megawatts (MW) and the other of 100 MW, near the southern city of … Continue reading Morocco concentrated solar power (CSP) project gets 654 mln euro German loan

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China Longyuan Power wins 244 MW wind energy projects in South Africa

China Longyuan Power has been awarded bids for two wind power projects totaling 244MW by the Department of Energy, South Africa (DOE) under the third round of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Procurement Programme. To be jointly developed by China Longyuan Power, Mulilo Renewable Energy and Black Community Company, the two projects are the … Continue reading China Longyuan Power wins 244 MW wind energy projects in South Africa

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The Turkish Güri? Group continues its cooperation with Siemens for three new wind power projects scheduled to be built in Turkey. The total scope includes delivery of the new turbines and a five-year service agreement for the three new projects. Siemens will deliver 53 wind turbines with cutting-edge direct drive technology for new onshore wind … Continue reading G

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2013 to be record year for offshore wind energy

Offshore wind power installations are on track to hit a seventh consecutive annual record in 2013. Developers added 1,080 megawatts of generating capacity in the first half of the year, expanding the world total by 20 percent in just six months. Fifteen countries host some 6,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity. Before the year … Continue reading 2013 to be record year for offshore wind energy

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Gamesa enters Philippine wind energy market supplying 54 MW

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is adding a new market to its geographic footprint, having signed an agreement to supply 54 MW of turbines to the San Lorenzo wind farm being constructed by Japan’s Kanematsu Corporation in Guimaras Island for Trans Asia Renewable Energy, one of the country’s leading independent energy producers. … Continue reading Gamesa enters Philippine wind energy market supplying 54 MW

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Abengoa and Cobra (ACS) was awarded two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in South Africa

This Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is located 35 kilometers east of the town of Upington in the Northern Cape region. ACS, through its subsidiary Cobra, has been selected by the consortium Ilangalethu for construction, operation and maintenance of a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa that will be executed under a turnkey contract … Continue reading Abengoa and Cobra (ACS) was awarded two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in South Africa

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China leads solar photovoltaic supply and demand in Q3

A quick snapshot of the crystalline silicon (c-Si) supply chain within the solar PV industry at the end of Q3’13 reveals that China dominated the midstream production stages, from ingot to module. However, unlike previous periods during which China dominated c-Si supply, this time China is also the largest contributor on the demand side. While … Continue reading China leads solar photovoltaic supply and demand in Q3

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