Westermeerwind wind farm reaches financial close, Netherlands

The 144MW Westermeerwind wind farm in the north east polder of the Netherlands has achieved financial close. Mott MacDonald is lenders’ technical advisor to ING Bank N.V. and Eksport Kredit Fonden for the project, which requires a total investment of over €400 million of which €320 million will be funded by lenders. Westermeerwind wind farm … Continue reading Westermeerwind wind farm reaches financial close, Netherlands

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Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, modeled the country’s Eastern Interconnection—one of the largest electrical systems in the world—and determined that … Continue reading Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

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GE Connects Colombia, Chile and Peru Electricity Grids

Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P. (ISA), one of South America’s largest utility companies has agreed to work with GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) to deliver power to some of the most isolated regions in Colombia, Chile and Peru. ISA will enhance its power transmission capabilities in Colombia by replacing aging equipment and install new high … Continue reading GE Connects Colombia, Chile and Peru Electricity Grids

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Geothermal Energy Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

In 2013, world geothermal power electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent annual rate—this was geothermal’s best year … Continue reading Geothermal Energy Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

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SCHOTT Solar Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Repositions its Receiver Production

SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for Concentrated Solar Power receivers.   SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for Concentrated Solar Power receivers. Focus shifts to the glass-metal sealings and R&D in Mitterteich, whereas the receiver production will continue in Spain SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH will be … Continue reading SCHOTT Solar Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Repositions its Receiver Production

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Banco Interacciones and Envision Energy Sign Mou to Pursue Wind Power Projects in Mexico

Banco Interacciones (Interacciones), a subsidiary of Grupo Financiero Interacciones and Envision Energy (Envision), the Shanghai-based world leader in smart wind power and renewable energy, have signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to jointly carry out exploration, structuring and the pursuit and/ or installation of renewable energy projects in Mexico. Under the MOU, Envision and Interacciones … Continue reading Banco Interacciones and Envision Energy Sign Mou to Pursue Wind Power Projects in Mexico

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In France, 10,000 euros to switch to electric vehicles

France currently grants new car buyers a credit of 6,300 euros ($8,400) if they purchase an electric vehicle. But if a new bill submitted to Parliament by France’s Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy is approved, customers will be eligible for an additional bonus of 10,000 euros if they switch from a diesel powered vehicle to an … Continue reading In France, 10,000 euros to switch to electric vehicles

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In a Boost for Plug-in and Fuel Cell Vehicles, China Waives 10% Vehicle Sales Tax and Issues a 30% Government Procurement Mandate

China has announced two major policies that will boost sales of what it terms “new-energy vehicles” in the country, which primarily refer to electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Starting in September 2014, a 10% sales tax on new-energy vehicles will be waived through the end of 2017. The 10% … Continue reading In a Boost for Plug-in and Fuel Cell Vehicles, China Waives 10% Vehicle Sales Tax and Issues a 30% Government Procurement Mandate

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Photovoltaic (PV) Market will grow to 65.6 GW in 2019, led by China

After most of the solar industry spent 2012 mired in a competitive, bankruptcy-laden, high-pressure cost environment, 2013 proved to be a rebound year. Module supplier margins increased, with most tier-1 suppliers topping 10% towards the end of the year and early 2014 despite oversupply remaining somewhat rampant. Globally, 37.5 GWp of new installations were deployed … Continue reading Photovoltaic (PV) Market will grow to 65.6 GW in 2019, led by China

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Gamesa installing 220 MW of new wind farm capacity in India

Over 220 MW of new wind energy capacity will be installed by Gamesa in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Karnataka, as per a recent agreement between the wind energy company and three large independent regional power producers. The new capacity will be made up of 110 of the company’s G97 2.0 MW … Continue reading Gamesa installing 220 MW of new wind farm capacity in India

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Siemens secures Export-Import Bank financing for wind turbines

The Export-Import Bank of the United States announced Monday it has authorized a pair of direct loans to two wind power projects in Peru using wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Energy Inc. in Hutchinson and Fort Madison, Iowa. The nearly $65 million in financing represents Ex-Im Bank’s first renewable-energy transactions in Peru and will support … Continue reading Siemens secures Export-Import Bank financing for wind turbines

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Complete Independence from Energy Generated from Fossil Fuels is Possible

Professor Henrik Lund, of Aalborg University, believes that a system based 100 per cent on renewable energy is a viable option and could be achieved by 2050 in Denmark. Renewable energy systems (RES) planning can also be successfully applied to other countries worldwide. During his extremely well attended plenary lecture at CHISA, the 21st International … Continue reading Complete Independence from Energy Generated from Fossil Fuels is Possible

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DNV GL recommends new practices for offshore HDVC wind power projects

Growing number of offshore wind farms being built farther from shore increase need for reliable measures for the use of HVDC transmission systems DNV GL’s new recommended practice on technology qualification of offshore HVDC technologies provides a means for managing technology risks and facilitating a faster, more efficient and more reliable deployment of offshore HVDC … Continue reading DNV GL recommends new practices for offshore HDVC wind power projects

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Optical inspection for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) of TSK

The system is a quick and accurate way to increase perform for parabolic trough Concentrated Solar Power plants. TSK has developed an extensive optical system to test and assess parabolic collectors that could be faulty. The system developed by TSK and Prodintec is based on a reverse approach to how the parabolic torugh works. Instead … Continue reading Optical inspection for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) of TSK

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How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind Energy, Solar Power, Oil, And Coal?

In response to growing accusations from both conservationists and conservatives that renewable energy sources like solar energy and wind power kill too many birds, U.S. News and World Report has compiled data on which energy industries are responsible for the most bird deaths every year. For each power source — wind, solar, oil and gas, … Continue reading How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind Energy, Solar Power, Oil, And Coal?

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The falling price of U.S. wind power

Wind energy has never been more affordable, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley National Laboratory announced recently in releasing its new 2013 Wind Energy Technologies Market Report and a companion slide presentation. Wind means lower electric bills for millions of Americans across the wind-rich states. That value to consumers is why it’s essential to keep the … Continue reading The falling price of U.S. wind power

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Global Offshore Wind Turbines and Foundations

The annual investment in global offshore wind turbines, foundations and balance of plant was worth an estimated $8 billion in 2013. The global offshore wind energy market registered substantial growth between 2006 and 2013. Offshore wind energy installed capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33.9%, from 0.9 Gigawatts (GW) in 2006 … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Turbines and Foundations

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GE Enables More Wind Energy on New England’s Transmission Network

While the integration of wind energy continues to have broad public policy support, consumers are playing a larger role to ensure their electricity provider is using higher levels of renewable power to meet their clean energy expectations. To address the growing demand, GE’s Digital Energy business today announced that its Synchronous Condenser technology will be … Continue reading GE Enables More Wind Energy on New England’s Transmission Network

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