BrightSource Energy hopes bird data could save Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project

BrightSource Energy is looking to its Ivanpah  Concentrated Solar Thermal Power project, scheduled to go online by the end of the year, for the scientific evidence on bird deaths it hopes might sway the California Energy Commission to reverse its expected denial of its 500-megawatt Palen Concentrating Solar Power(CSP) project. The Oakland-based company on Monday … Continue reading BrightSource Energy hopes bird data could save Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project

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Wind turbines don’t affect property values

A University of Rhode Island study has found that wind turbine construction and operation doesn’t appear to have a negative effect on the property values of nearby homes. Economics professor Corey Lang determined that proximity to a wind turbine has no statistical effect on property values after analyzing sales prices of 48,000 homes from the … Continue reading Wind turbines don’t affect property values

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Vestas announces fourth order in a week for wind turbines

Vestas Wind Systems, which operates four factories in Colorado, said Tuesday it has received an order for 55 wind turbines for a new wind power project in the United States. The order Tuesday, for 110 megawatts, was the fourth in a week as wind farm developers rush to get projects in the pipeline before the … Continue reading Vestas announces fourth order in a week for wind turbines

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2013: Year of Records for Enel Green Power

2013 will be a memorable year for Enel Green Power, thanks to twice making a new production record, more than 700 megawatts of new installed capacity, moving into new markets, and innovations for energy production. With a growth of 700 megawatts, new plants in Europe and the Americas, technological innovations and moving into new and … Continue reading 2013: Year of Records for Enel Green Power

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Pattern Energy Announces Acquisition of Two Wind Power Projects From Pattern Development

Pattern Energy Group (TSX:PEG) (“Pattern Energy”), today announced it has agreed to acquire two wind power projects from its majority shareholder, Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”), for total cash consideration of US$202.4 million. Acquisition Highlights Adds 214 MW (an increase of 21%) in net capacity when completed, increasing Pattern Energy’s portfolio to 1,255 MW … Continue reading Pattern Energy Announces Acquisition of Two Wind Power Projects From Pattern Development

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Participation in wind power generation project in Mexico

Mitsui & Co., Ltd (“Mitsui”, Head Office: Tokyo, President &CEO: Masami Iijima) has agreed with EDF EN Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (“EDF EN Mexico”), a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A. (“EDF EN”), to participate in the 160 megawatt (MW) Santo Domingo Wind Project (“the Project”), located in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mitsui, through MIT … Continue reading Participation in wind power generation project in Mexico

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The South Canoe wind farm (102 MW) in Nova Scotia will consist of thirty-four 3 MW ACCIONA Windpower wind turbines

The wind farm will supply electricity equivalent to the consumption of 32,000 homes and will help the province of  reach its renewable energy targets. ACCIONA has signed a contract to supply 34 wind turbines for a 102 MW wind farm in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It will carry out the construction, internal electrical … Continue reading The South Canoe wind farm (102 MW) in Nova Scotia will consist of thirty-four 3 MW ACCIONA Windpower wind turbines

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Vestas receives 150 MW wind turbines order from an MSA with potential for up to 568 MW more in the USA

Vestas has received a 150 MW wind turbines order out of a master supply agreement (MSA) with First Wind for multiple wind-energy projects in the United States. Vestas could ultimately supply First Wind with up to 568 MW worth of additional wind turbines for multiple wind farm projects. As part of the MSA, Vestas will … Continue reading Vestas receives 150 MW wind turbines order from an MSA with potential for up to 568 MW more in the USA

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Siemens signs contract for first commercial offshore wind farm in the USA

Siemens and Cape Wind have signed a major contract for the construction of the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm. Once the contract becomes effective later next year, Siemens will supply Cape Wind with its industry-leading 3.6-megawatt offshore wind turbines, an offshore Electric Service Platform (ESP) and a long-term service agreement. When fully built, … Continue reading Siemens signs contract for first commercial offshore wind farm in the USA

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Cape Cod’s first offshore wind farm inks wind turbine deal with Siemens

The developers of a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm announced a deal Monday with Siemens Energy Inc. to make, install and maintain the project’s turbines. Under the agreement, Siemens will build turbines for the project, as well as an offshore electric service platform. Siemens is … Continue reading Cape Cod’s first offshore wind farm inks wind turbine deal with Siemens

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Millions of Christmas turkeys roasted by wind power

RES Group claims last December 25 enough wind power was generated to bake two million mince pies. Most people pine for a white Christmas, but the renewable energy industry has a different idea – keeping its fingers crossed for a windy day to power Britain through lunch and the Doctor Who Christmas Special, delivering a … Continue reading Millions of Christmas turkeys roasted by wind power

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DONG Energy acquires full ownership of three offshore wind farm projects in the Netherlands

DONG Energy has acquired the remaining 50% interest in three Dutch offshore wind development projects from its joint venture partner SSE. The projects, Den Helder 1, Breeveertien II and West-Rijn, have a total consented capacity of up to 1,050 megawatt and are located in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands. The purchase … Continue reading DONG Energy acquires full ownership of three offshore wind farm projects in the Netherlands

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Vestas receives 117 MW wind power order for the first utility-scale wind farm to be built in Jordan

The project consists of 38 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines which will be installed about 180 km south of Amman, in the Tafila region, Jordan. Delivery of the wind turbines will start in the second quarter of 2014, and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2015. The contract … Continue reading Vestas receives 117 MW wind power order for the first utility-scale wind farm to be built in Jordan

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U.S. Congress should extend wind power tax credit

In May, Gov. Terry Branstad and officials of MidAmerican Energy Co. announced plans for the largest economic development investment in Iowa history: A $1.9 billion wind energy project involving the addition of 656 new wind turbines. According to leaders, the project will generate as much as 1,050 megawatts of power in the state by 2015, … Continue reading U.S. Congress should extend wind power tax credit

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