South Africa using wind energy

South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea), over 1 gigawatt (GW) of power from wind energy is already being harnassed. This, they say, equates to supplying over 500 000 households with energy. Johan van den Berg, Sawea’s chief executive, promises that there is more to come. “Wind energy is still a relatively new industry in South … Continue reading South Africa using wind energy

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Vestas receives 52 MW Norwegian order for upgraded 3 MW platform

All turbines will feature the upgraded 3 MW platform, optimising the annual energy production and lowering the levelised cost of energy. The Vestas turbines have been ordered for the Hamnefjell Wind Farm, which will be located in the north eastern part of Norway – a region known for its high-wind conditions. The contract comprises supply, … Continue reading Vestas receives 52 MW Norwegian order for upgraded 3 MW platform

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Siemens to install 54-megawatt onshore wind power plant in western Turkey

Siemens has been awarded an order for the Kinik onshore wind power plant in the Turkish province of Kinik, located 80 kilometers north of the city of Izmir. 17 direct drive wind turbines rated at 3.2 megawatts (MW) capacity each will be installed at the onshore project close to the coast of the Aegean Sea. … Continue reading Siemens to install 54-megawatt onshore wind power plant in western Turkey

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Wind energy in Uruguay: Vestas receives 53 MW order

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for a 53 MW wind power project to be located in Villa Pastora, in the southwestern province of Flores, Uruguay. The order for 16 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines was placed by TaxWay S.A., the Uruguayan subsidiary of the Spain-based Cobra group, a leading company specialising in developing … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: Vestas receives 53 MW order

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

The firm and unconditional order comprises 21 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines, 17 of which will be delivered in power optimised mode to 2.2 MW. The wind park will be placed near Hogager in the municipality of Hol-stebro in Denmark. The order for the wind power plant includes supply, installation and commissioning of turbines, along with … Continue reading Wind power in Denmark: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Acciona attributable net profit grows 12% to €207 million

ACCIONA posted an attributable net profit of €207 million in 2015, a 12.1% increase over 2014, mainly thanks to the growth of renewable generation activity in international markets and a strong performance from ACCIONA Windpower (AWP), the group’s wind turbine manufacturer. Consolidated revenues increased 0.7% to €6,544 million, with revenue growth in Energy (+23.6%) and … Continue reading Acciona attributable net profit grows 12% to €207 million

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Not only does growing wind power provide clean, affordable electricity, it also injects massive amounts of capital into our economy. Recently released data quantify just how much: $128 billion over the last decade. Over the last five years, the average has totaled $13 billion annually. Let’s put these numbers into context: $13 billion each year … Continue reading

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U.S. number one in the world in wind energy production

The United States continues to lead the world in wind energy production according to recently released data by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Over 31 percent of Iowa’s in-state electricity generation came from wind last year – marking another major milestone. This is the first time … Continue reading U.S. number one in the world in wind energy production

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