WKN sells wind farm Kirchengel to a group of investors

WKN AG, a leading developer of wind energy farms based in Husum, Germany, completely sold the Thuringian wind energy project to Centraplan GmbH as well as some private investors being consulted by the Swiss specialist for renewable energies, re:cap global investors ag. Two of the three Vestas V112 wind energy turbines with a capacity of … Continue reading WKN sells wind farm Kirchengel to a group of investors

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Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm

With 110 GWh generated per year, the plant will be beneficial to Iowa’s environment, contributing to the reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions, as well as providing economic benefits to host local communities. Building Energy SpA, multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, through its subsidiary Building Energy … Continue reading Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm

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Bearkat Wind Energy Project begins construction

Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, announced the initial phase of 197.6 megawatts (MW) of the Bearkat Wind Energy Project (Bearkat) has reached financial close and begun construction. “We are very pleased to collaborate with CIP on this project and support them in achieving this important milestone,” … Continue reading Bearkat Wind Energy Project begins construction

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Chinese company looks to invest in Kazakhstan wind power

The president of China’s SANY Group has told a Kazakh news agency his company plans to invest in Kazakhstan’s wind power industry. Kazakhstan, a country more usually associated with oil, has a programme to boost the contribution of renewable resources towards the nation’s energy needs and will be showcasing its development of such resources at … Continue reading Chinese company looks to invest in Kazakhstan wind power

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Iberdrola to build a wind farm for Apple

Iberdrola’s US subsidiary AVANGRID Renewables and Apple’s energy subsidiary Apple Energy have entered into an agreement for the long-term sale of power generated at the Montague Wind Farm (Oregon). Therefore, the Montague wind farm will generate clean energy for Apple for the next 20 years, and thus join the fleet of flagship wind farms that … Continue reading Iberdrola to build a wind farm for Apple

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The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

This week, the Atlanta City Council passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. The move also requires the the transition of all city operations – including powering public buildings – to 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. In doing so, Atlanta became the 27th city – the first in Georgia … Continue reading The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

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Enel starts operating new South African wind farm

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), has started commercial operation at its 111 MW Gibson Bay wind farm, located in the Kouga Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. William Price, Country Manager in South Africa, said: “Gibson Bay is the second wind farm we have brought to life … Continue reading Enel starts operating new South African wind farm

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Iran offers renewables investment incentives

Iran is offering foreign and private domestic companies tax incentives and long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to encourage investment and development of renewable energy generation projects in the country. Speaking last week at the first Iran-European Union Business Forum on Sustainable Energy, the president of Iran’s Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran, … Continue reading Iran offers renewables investment incentives

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Acciona incorporates 1,100 MW of client capacity into its Renewable Energy Control Center

ACCIONA’s Renewable Energy Control Center (CECOER) manages the company’s installations and those of other developers it represents. In the first trimester of 2017 it incorporated 1,104 megawatts (MW) into its client portfolio in the form of installations belonging to the companies Eolia Renovables (633 MW) and Grupo Vapat (471 MW). The service provision contracts with … Continue reading Acciona incorporates 1,100 MW of client capacity into its Renewable Energy Control Center

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Kansas a first quarter leader in wind energy

Here’s some encouraging news to start your month: the U.S. wind industry just had its best first quarter in eight years. That’s one of the top takeaways from AWEA’s 2017 First Quarter Market Report, and it’s far from the only highlight. The report contains a lot of good news, so let’s get right to it. … Continue reading Kansas a first quarter leader in wind energy

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California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the leader of the California Senate, Kevin de Leon, proposed a bill that would transition California to 100 percent renewable retail electricity. That would improve upon the state’s existing renewable energy standard, which calls for 50 percent renewables by 2030. Under the new legislation the state would hit that target five years early, and … Continue reading California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

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Huisman introduces new crane type for offshore wind turbine maintenance

Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions has developed an extremely lightweight type crane for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines: the ‘Foldable Offshore Crane’. This crane combines unparalleled lifting heights and more than sufficient lifting capacity with a foldable boom resulting in less required deck space and a low own weight … Continue reading Huisman introduces new crane type for offshore wind turbine maintenance

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Enertis in France – Entering one of the most promising European renewable markets in the coming years

France is widely thought one of the most promising European renewable markets, since its renewable energy legal framework was modified in 2015. Enertis is opening a new office in Paris to be part of this new energy transformation in the French renewables market. Through the promulgation of the new ‘Energy Transition for Green Growth Act’ … Continue reading Enertis in France – Entering one of the most promising European renewable markets in the coming years

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Industry groups ask Secretary Perry for study of electricity markets

Three national business associations representing the wind, solar, and broad advanced energy industries have called on U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform the 60-day study he has ordered on electricity markets and reliability. In a letter to Secretary Perry, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American … Continue reading Industry groups ask Secretary Perry for study of electricity markets

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Indonesia to develop 16 wind power projects

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is planning to develop the potential of wind power in 16 locations in Indonesia. The ministrys director general for new and renewable energy Rida Mulyana stated here on Tuesday that the country has in fact high wind power potential due to which Indonesia is exploring cooperation with Denmark … Continue reading Indonesia to develop 16 wind power projects

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Goldwind secures investment for 160MW Rattlesnake Wind Power Project

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., (Goldwind) (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), announced its wholly-owned subsidiary has received tax equity financing commitments from MidAmerican Wind Tax Equity Holdings (a Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary) and Citi, for its 160-megawatt (MW) Rattlesnake Wind Project located in McCulloch County, Texas. “We are very pleased to partner with world-class … Continue reading Goldwind secures investment for 160MW Rattlesnake Wind Power Project

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American wind power reports best first quarter since 2009

America’s wind power workforce installed 908 utility-scale turbines in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 2,000 megawatts (MW) of capacity. This is the wind industry’s strongest start in eight years, according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “We switched on more megawatts in the first quarter than in … Continue reading American wind power reports best first quarter since 2009

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Wind power in Philippines: 260-megawatt wind farm in Mindanao

A corporation is eyeing a 260-megawatt (MW) wind farm to be put up in Soccsksargen region particularly in General Santos City and Sarangani Province, an official of the Department of Energy (DOE) said. The DOE-Renewable Energy Department Director Mario Marasigan said companies are taking interest into investing in wind resource on the eastern side of … Continue reading Wind power in Philippines: 260-megawatt wind farm in Mindanao

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Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines

Block Island on Monday will formally throw the switch on a first-time connection to the New England energy grid through a new cable to the mainland, and begin receiving power from the country’s first five offshore wind turbines. In an interview Friday, Block Island Power Co. chief executive Jeff Wright said the event will end … Continue reading Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines

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Turkey wind energy set to receive investment worth $1.2B

The Renewable Energy Resource Areas (YEKA) model, initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources in wind power following solar energy, will bring an investment of approximately $1.2 billion to Turkey. With the 1000-megawatt (MW) power plant planned to be commissioned in 2023, the electricity need of 1.2 million households will be covered from … Continue reading Turkey wind energy set to receive investment worth $1.2B

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