Wind power in India: Gamesa wind turbines for wind farms

Gamesa continues to consolidate its leadership of the Indian market, having received three new orders: two EPC contracts for wind farms with capacity of 50 MW and 30 MW and a contract to supply 50 MW at a third development. Factoring in these firm orders for 130 MW, the company’s order intake topped 1,300 MW … Continue reading Wind power in India: Gamesa wind turbines for wind farms

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Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

Spain’s 500MW wind power auction last week was too small to satisfy demand and the country risks missing its 2020 target for renewables. The auction is Spain’s first under the new support scheme for renewable energy projects since the government implemented a series of harsh retroactive cutbacks to the country’s feed-in tariff in 2013. A … Continue reading Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

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GE Announces 1.4 Gigawatts of December Wind Energy Orders

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced it secured 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of firm and unconditional wind turbine supply orders in the month of December. The agreements call for GE’s wind technology to supply more than 20 new wind projects across seven different countries. Approximately half of the planned 1.4 GW is scheduled to be … Continue reading GE Announces 1.4 Gigawatts of December Wind Energy Orders

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Morocco records new low wind power bids

Moroccan energy minister Abdelekader Amara revealed that the north African country has raised the bar and recorded new low bids for wind energy costs. This translates to Morocco’s 850MW large-scale wind power project securing tenders averaging between $25/MWh and $30/MWh.   Amara announced the improved milestone over the weekend at a ministerial round table meeting … Continue reading Morocco records new low wind power bids

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Vestas to acquire Germany-based independent service provider Availon

The acquisition strengthens Vestas’ capabilities to service a broad range of wind turbine technologies. Vestas has today agreed to acquire Availon, a leading European independent service provider headquartered in Rheine, Germany, with approx 400 employees and a total capacity of more than 2.6 GW currently under service. Availon’s core market is Germany, while the company … Continue reading Vestas to acquire Germany-based independent service provider Availon

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Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas is further strengthening its leading position in the important northern European Polish market, winning a firm and unconditional order for 18 V100-2.0 MW and 10 V110-2.0MW wind turbines for the Kozielice II wind park. The order is placed by Wiatromil Sp. z o.o. a fully owned subsidiary of Energix-Renewable Energies Ltd.   The order … Continue reading Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power in Brazil: Vestas inaugurates factory in Ceará

As part of its local production strategy, Vestas has inaugurated its hub and nacelle factory in Aquiraz, Brazil, at a ceremony attended by the Governor of Ceará, Camilo Santana, and key stakeholders from the Brazilian wind energy sector. The new factory is part of Vestas’ plans to meet the increasing production demands in Brazil and … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: Vestas inaugurates factory in Ceará

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Wind energy in Brazil: wind farm in the northeastern state of Pernambuco

PEC Energia, one of Brazil’s foremost renewable energy developers, is nearing completion of a $435 million, 150 MW wind park in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, and, during the project development stages, relied on Vaisala’s Triton remote sensing system for crucial wind measurement data.   The Triton Wind Profiler is manufactured by Vaisala, a global … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: wind farm in the northeastern state of Pernambuco

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Pattern Energy completes 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm in Indiana

Growing its operational capacity, Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (“Pattern Energy”) today announced that construction has been completed for the 150 megawatt (MW) Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge in Benton County, Indiana and the wind farm is now fully operational.   The facility will sell 100% of the electricity produced to Amazon … Continue reading Pattern Energy completes 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm in Indiana

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), which represents 90% of Spanish wind energy sector, believes that the outcome of the auction held on Friday 14th, the first in Spain ever, is not significant because it does not reflect the reality of the sector. The fact that the auction was isolated (there is no calendar for … Continue reading The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

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Germany hits 3.3 GW offshore wind energy

Germany reached 3.3GW of offshore wind power capacity last year. The data, released by Deutsche WindGuard in its Status of Offshore Wind energy Development in Germany report, showed that by 31 December there were 792 turbines in the German North and Baltic seas feeding electricity to the grid.   A total of 546 new offshore … Continue reading Germany hits 3.3 GW offshore wind energy

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Wind energy in India: Suzlon wind turbines for 2 wind farm plants

Suzlon has bagged contracts from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and National Aluminum Company Limited (Nalco) for setting up two wind power projects of 55.40 MW each. The HPCL wind power project comprises of 24 units of S97-120m hybrid towers with rated capacity of 2.1MW each and is scheduled for completion by FY2017. This is … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Suzlon wind turbines for 2 wind farm plants

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ReNew Power commissions 40 MW wind power project in Karnataka

ReNew Power Ventures today announced the commissioning of 40 MW wind power project in Karnataka.  “Commissioning of this project gives a further boost to the leadership position that ReNew Power has in the clean energy space,” the company said in a statement. With this, the total wind capacity commissioned by ReNew Power till date has … Continue reading ReNew Power commissions 40 MW wind power project in Karnataka

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Libya’s first wind farm will have 16 wind turbines

The first giant blades for the wind farm at Emsalata have been unloaded at Khoms and trucked to the construction site near the town .   Libya’s first wind farm will eventually have 16 wind turbines on top of towers 71 metres high. Each turbine will be driven by three 40-metre long blades each weighing … Continue reading Libya’s first wind farm will have 16 wind turbines

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Wind energy in Turkey. Nordex wind turbines for wind power plants

In December 2015 Nordex signed contracts with its long-standing customer Bilgin Enerji for four projects with a total volume of 100 MW. All of the 33 wind turbines ordered belong to the Delta series, the latest product fleet Nordex is offering on the market. The first project is an extension of the “Bandirma” wind farm … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey. Nordex wind turbines for wind power plants

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FRV completes sale of Royalla solar power plant in Australia

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (‘FRV’), a leading global developer of large-scale solar power plants today announced the sale of 100% of its equity interest in the iconic Royalla Solar Farm, a 20 MW ac photovoltaic solar plant in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), to DIF, an independent fund management company.   Developed by FRV, Royalla was … Continue reading FRV completes sale of Royalla solar power plant in Australia

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Iran to generate 1000 MW from new solar energy, wind power plants

Contracts to set up solar and wind power plants, generating 1000 megawatts of electricity, will be concluded by March 19, 2016 which marks the end of current Iranian calendar year, said Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian. According to Falahatian, the contracts are mostly negotiated with Iranian companies, among others, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran … Continue reading Iran to generate 1000 MW from new solar energy, wind power plants

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Vestas receives a 15-year service contract extension for 570 MW in the USA

Vestas has received a 15-year extension to a service agreement for four wind power plants in California, with a total capacity of 570 MW.   Additional information: Customer: NRG Project name: Alta II, III, IV, and V Location/Country: Mojave, California Number of MW/turbines: 570 MW/ 190 x V90-3.0 MW turbines Duration of service contracts: 15 … Continue reading Vestas receives a 15-year service contract extension for 570 MW in the USA

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Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly USD 1.3 trillion, according to new analysis by IRENA. Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics, released today at IRENA’s sixth Assembly, provides the first global … Continue reading Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

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