Kazakhstan’s energy consumption to double by 2035

The International Energy Agency forecasts the energy consumption of Kazakhstan to double by 2035, Tomasz Telma, Regional Director of the International Finance Corporation for Europe and Central Asia, said at a seminar on the application of best international practices to the development of renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan last week.   Kazakhstan is among 10 … Continue reading Kazakhstan’s energy consumption to double by 2035

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Vestas has received a firm order in the USA for 54 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

Additional information about the project: Customer: Undisclosed at the customer’s request. Project name: Undisclosed at the customer’s request. Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 108 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 54 x V110-2.0 MW turbines Contract type: Supply-only Contract scope: The contract includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five-year customised … Continue reading Vestas has received a firm order in the USA for 54 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines

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U.S. commits to 20 percent non-hydro renewables by 2030

The United States and Brazil announced in a joint statement today that both countries would increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources other than hydropower to 20 percent by 2030. “The U.S. wind energy industry applauds the administration’s latest commitment today to increase renewable energy in America,” stated AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We … Continue reading U.S. commits to 20 percent non-hydro renewables by 2030

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Ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project set for Thursday

The wind energy project will have 365 wind turbines on a 40,000 acre piece land in Turkana. The project has a 20yr power purchase agreement with Kenya Power. About 163 engineers both local foreign will implement the project together with 630 local workers. The ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project is set for … Continue reading Ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project set for Thursday

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Wind energy in Indiana: New $375M wind farm dedicated

A state lawmaker says a newly dedicated $375 million wind farm is the largest economic development project to date in an eastern Indiana county.   Republican state Rep. Greg Beumer hosted Monday’s dedication for the new Headwaters Wind Farm at his farm in the Randolph County town of Modoc. One of the 100 wind turbines … Continue reading Wind energy in Indiana: New $375M wind farm dedicated

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Botswana plans photovoltaic solar power plant to produce up to 200 MW

Botswana’s Shumba Coal said on Tuesday it plans to develop a solar power station to generate up to 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity as the world’s top diamond producer struggles with power shortages.   Botswana is currently experiencing power and water shortages, which its central bank warned last month could undercut aims to maintain growth … Continue reading Botswana plans photovoltaic solar power plant to produce up to 200 MW

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SunEdison inaugurates 50-megawatts of photovoltaic solar power in central India

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the inauguration of the Dammakhedi 50-megawatt (MW) DC solar power plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.   Dammakhedi is the first solar power plant in the state to use single axis tracker technology to maximize energy production. The project created … Continue reading SunEdison inaugurates 50-megawatts of photovoltaic solar power in central India

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Two photovoltaic solar energy plants proposed in Central Oregon

The abundance of sunshine east of the Cascade Mountains makes Central Oregon a prime location for generating solar power. Two adjoining solar facilities have been proposed east of Bend and others could soon follow. Installation costs have dropped in recent years, and requirements for Oregon utilities to use renewable energy increased this year.   But … Continue reading Two photovoltaic solar energy plants proposed in Central Oregon

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Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind power plant

Finnish wind energy production company Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy has placed an order with Vestas for its Nik-karinkaarto wind power project in Raahe, Finland.   The delivery consists of 10 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 137 meters. The order includes installation and commissioning as well as an Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 … Continue reading Wind energy in Finland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind power plant

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Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

Between January and June renewable energy in Spain produced 42.7% of the electricity in Spain: wind power 21.7%, 2.1% solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 3.2%. The production of wind power totaled 2,889 GWh, up 11.8% from the same period last year, and has made 14.1% of total production. In June, the generation from renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy generates 32%: 14.1% wind energy, 3,8% concentrated solar power and 4,1% photovoltaic

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Vortex FORECAST helps India’s wind powert industry look ahead

Spain’s renewable energy modelling specialist, Vortex, is contributing crucial data to a first-of-its-kind project to improve wind forecasting and scheduling in Tamil Nadu, India. The pilot project launched on 13 May by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) will help Tamil Nadu’s state-owned electricity generation and distribution utility, Tangedco, better manage fluctuations in energy … Continue reading Vortex FORECAST helps India’s wind powert industry look ahead

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Wind power in Chile: Gamesa 5 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

The company has been contracted to build a wind farm in Chile equipped with 13 G128-5.0 MW turbines under a turnkey arrangement. This project implies a major logistics challenge for the company on account of the mountainous nature of the site, on an island, coupled with the turbines’ scale. Gamesa, a global technology leader in … Continue reading Wind power in Chile: Gamesa 5 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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Vattenfall has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply V164 8MW wind turbines for its 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

Vattenfall has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply V164 8MW wind turbines for its 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm off the Danish coast.   Head of Vattenfall wind power Gunnar Groebler said: “We are very pleased to be able to appoint MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier of turbines for … Continue reading Vattenfall has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply V164 8MW wind turbines for its 400 MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm

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SunEdison closes 521 MW wind power deal

SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy development company, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), an owner and operator of clean energy power plants, today announced the closing of the acquisition of Atlantic Power’s 521-megawatt (MW) portfolio of operating wind power plants. Concurrent with the closing, SunEdison has formed its second warehouse facility, named TerraForm Private … Continue reading SunEdison closes 521 MW wind power deal

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Study Proves Fossil Fuels Way Worse for Land Use than Renewable Energy

A new, peer-reviewed article published in the scientific journal SCIENCE estimates that 3 million hectares of land (that’s 11,583 square miles, or 30,000 square kilometers) have been lost due to oil and gas well pads, storage tanks and associated roads developed in North America since the year 2000. Rangeland and cropland through the heartland have been particularly … Continue reading Study Proves Fossil Fuels Way Worse for Land Use than Renewable Energy

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Photovoltaic Solar Impulse Takes Off on Record 120-Hour Flight Across Pacific

A solar-powered plane able to fly in sunshine or darkness without using any fuel took off today (June 29) on a planned 120-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean, from Nagoya, Japan, to Kalaeola, Hawaii. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Nagoya Airfield at 3:03 a.m. local time in Japan (2:03 p.m. EDT on June … Continue reading Photovoltaic Solar Impulse Takes Off on Record 120-Hour Flight Across Pacific

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Wind power in Denmark: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has secured a firm and unconditional order for 12 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines in Denmark, to be installed in western Jutland near Vemb, in the Holstebro municipality.    The 39 MW order is part of a frame agreement and has been placed by long-time Vestas customer Skovgaard Invest ApS. The order for the “Øst … Continue reading Wind power in Denmark: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Solar Thermal Energy Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean

Experts and leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica today to increase the development of solar thermal energy in the region. The two-day forum, co-organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Latin America Energy Organization (OLADE), the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), and the German Metrology … Continue reading Solar Thermal Energy Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Building Energy wins its first solar power project in Egypt

Building Energy, an Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, announces the signing of a MoU with the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for two 50 MW photovoltaic plants in Benban, Upper Egypt. The 200-million-dollar project was awarded by the New & Renewable Energy Authority of the Ministry of Electricity & Renewable Energy of … Continue reading Building Energy wins its first solar power project in Egypt

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