Ghana to get 200 MW wind energy by 2016

Ghana’s energy sector will receive a boost of 200 megawatts of wind power following Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik’s plan to develop the Ayitepa Wind Farm to produce about 10 per cent of the country’s total electricity generation capacity. Speaking to Executives of NEK Umwelttechnik, Energy and Petroleum Minister Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah underscored the … Continue reading Ghana to get 200 MW wind energy by 2016

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DONG Energy has installed the first of 78 wind turbines at the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1

The wind farm, which has a total capacity of 312MW, is a joint venture between the market leader in offshore wind, DONG Energy, with an ownership interest of 50% and Kirkbi Invest A/S and William Demant Invest A/S with a joint ownership interest of 50%. Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director for DONG Energy in Germany, … Continue reading DONG Energy has installed the first of 78 wind turbines at the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1

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New Siemens D3 Wind Turbine for High Energy Yields at Low Wind power Sites

Siemens’ new SWT-3.3-130 wind turbine model is featured today at the 30th annual CanWEA conference in Montreal, Quebec. Delivering 3.3 megawatts of electric power, this turbine extracts the maximum energy yield from low to moderate wind velocities, thereby rounding off Siemens’ wind power portfolio as an innovative and extremely efficient wind turbine for sites with … Continue reading New Siemens D3 Wind Turbine for High Energy Yields at Low Wind power Sites

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Siemens to provide wind turbines for Cedar Point II Wind Farm

Siemens Canada Limited will provide delivery and installation of 46 SWT-2.3-113 direct-drive wind turbines to the Cedar Point project in Sarnia, ON. The 100 MW agreement also includes a 2-year service and maintenance agreement, ensuring the reliability, availability and performance of the wind turbines. All 138 55 -meter blades will be manufactured at the Siemens … Continue reading Siemens to provide wind turbines for Cedar Point II Wind Farm

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China to Invest $1 Billion in Russian Solar Energy

Chinese power giant Amur Sirius plans to invest up to 45 billion rubles ($1 billion) in Russian solar energy starting next year, business daily Vedomosti reported Wednesday. Russia has blazing summers to match its harsh winters, and despite the country’s wealth of hydrocarbon resources, the government is making moves to encourage the emergence of green energy. Solar Systems, a subsidiary of Amur Sirius, will start construction of a solar … Continue reading China to Invest $1 Billion in Russian Solar Energy

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Chile: SunEdison closes $130 million for 69.5 MW Javiera photovoltaic solar energy plant

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, announced today the closing of a $130 million USD non-recourse debt financing arrangement with CorpBanca and BBVA. The debt proceeds will be used to fund construction of a 69.5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant located in Chile. The solar power … Continue reading Chile: SunEdison closes $130 million for 69.5 MW Javiera photovoltaic solar energy plant

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Centre of Excellence (ICE) on Marine Energy in Chile

The two Groups were selected by Chilean development organization CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción) to set up an International Centre of Excellence (ICE) on Marine Energy in the country. The 8-year project, supported by an approximate 20 million US dollars in cash and in-kind funding, 65% of which coming from CORFO, is aimed … Continue reading Centre of Excellence (ICE) on Marine Energy in Chile

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Vestas receives wind power contract in Maine

Vestas has received a 15-year agreement to provide its AOM 5000 service package to the Kibby Wind Project. Located in Eustis, Maine, Kibby consists of 44 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines, originally installed in 2009. Vestas provided service to the project beginning with its initial operation; this agreement extends Vestas’ commitment to the project through year … Continue reading Vestas receives wind power contract in Maine

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Study shows clean energy activity surges in developing world

Developing nations represent a large and rapidly growing share of the world’s clean energy investment, according to Climatescope 2014, a landmark study released today. The results suggest renewable technologies can be just as cost-competitive in emerging parts of the world as they are in richer nations. Climatescope, a country-by-country assessment, interactive report and index, offers … Continue reading Study shows clean energy activity surges in developing world

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Construction has begun on the 180 MW Armow Wind farm in Ontario

Siemens Canada announced that it will supply, install and commission wind turbines for Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development). The SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for the Armow Wind project will be located in the municipality of Kincardine. This 180 MW project will generate clean power for approximately 70,000 Ontario homes, … Continue reading Construction has begun on the 180 MW Armow Wind farm in Ontario

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Wind energy in Philippines: 3 wind farms near completion

Some 250 megawatts of power from wind farms are expected to boost the country’s energy supply starting this year until early 2015 that could help ease the country’s electricity shortage, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said Tuesday.   Petilla made the forecast after a recent visit in Ilocos Norte province to check on three wind … Continue reading Wind energy in Philippines: 3 wind farms near completion

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ABB to provide cable solution for offshore wind power in Germany

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to design, engineer, supply and install an Alternating Current (AC) power transmission cable system that will connect Butendiek, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC (high voltage direct current) converter … Continue reading ABB to provide cable solution for offshore wind power in Germany

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SunEdison and Rajasthan Government Sign MoU for 5 Gigawatts (GW) of Solar Photovoltaic

SunEdison, Inc., (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rajasthan Government aimed at developing Rajasthan as the global hub for solar energy. SunEdison intends to establish 5 GWs of capacity in the form of multiple Mega Solar Projects, with … Continue reading SunEdison and Rajasthan Government Sign MoU for 5 Gigawatts (GW) of Solar Photovoltaic

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GE Achieves 1,500 Wind Turbines Installed In Canada at China Longyuan Dufferin Wind Farm

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it has achieved its 1,500th installed wind turbine in Canada, bringing GE’s total of installed wind capacity across Canada to 2 gigawatts (GW)—or enough equivalent energy to power over 435,000 Canadian homes. GE is celebrating this milestone with wind industry peers at this week’s CanWEA 2014 Wind Energy Conference & … Continue reading GE Achieves 1,500 Wind Turbines Installed In Canada at China Longyuan Dufferin Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Mexico: Enel Green Power launches wind farm with 50 wind turbines

Enel Green Power has completed and connected to the grid its new wind farm “Dominica I” in Mexico. The power plant is located in the municipality of Charcas and owned by Dominica Energía Limpia S. de R.L., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. and it is the first wind … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico: Enel Green Power launches wind farm with 50 wind turbines

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How wind energy could reach 20% penetration by 2030

The Global Wind Energy Council’s most recent Global Wind Energy Outlook says that global wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030 and provide up to 17 to 19 percent of global electricity. Wind power capacity could increase nearly seven-fold by 2030, reaching a total of more than 2000 gigawatts and meeting almost 20 per … Continue reading How wind energy could reach 20% penetration by 2030

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Algeria: 10 Solar Power, Wind Energy Measurement Stations to Be Created in Algeria

About 10 solar power and wind energy measurement stations are being created in Algeria, announced Monday here, CEO of “Shariket el kahraba wa el taket el moutadjadida” (Power and Renewable Energies Company )(SKTM), subsidiary of Sonelgaz.   The first station, based in Khenchela, is being constructed, declared Chahar Boulekhras in the opening of the 5th … Continue reading Algeria: 10 Solar Power, Wind Energy Measurement Stations to Be Created in Algeria

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