GE Hits 5GW Milestone of Wind Energy in Brazil

Company’s installed capacity represents more than 33% of all wind energy in the country. GE’s Onshore Wind business to Commission 600 MWs in September. By year end, the company will have installed more than 2,700 wind turbines. GE announced today, from the Brazil Windpower conference, that it has reached 5,000 MW of installed wind capacity … Continue reading GE Hits 5GW Milestone of Wind Energy in Brazil

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Order for Mongolia’s largest wind farm underlines Vestas’ experience

Mongolia has an ambitious target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and with extensive wind resources, the renewable energy sector is growing fast. Sainshand Wind Park at Sainshand Soum in the Dornogobi Province is set be Mongolia’s third and largest wind park, and the second one featuring Vestas turbines. Sainshand will feature 25 V110-2.0 MW … Continue reading Order for Mongolia’s largest wind farm underlines Vestas’ experience

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Enel mulls restructuring of Chilean renewables assets

Italian power group Enel said it is considering a possible corporate reorganisation of its renewables assets in Chile. The overhaul would involve simplifying the ownership structure of the group’s Chilean listed companies, Enel explained in a press statement. It would also include the integration of Chilean renewable assets held by another Enel Group company – … Continue reading Enel mulls restructuring of Chilean renewables assets

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ABB to provide innovative energy storage solution for UK offshore wind energy

ABB has won an order from DONG Energy, the leading Denmark based sustainable energy group, to deliver a two megawatt (MW) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to support the integration and transmission of power from the Burbo Bank offshore windfarm near Liverpool, UK. The 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation … Continue reading ABB to provide innovative energy storage solution for UK offshore wind energy

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Enercon to launch new wind energy converters for 3MW

Enercon has unveiled details of two new types of wind energy converters for its 3MW platform (EP3), targeting sites with moderate and low winds. The wind energy converters named as E-126 EP3 and E-138 EP3 are slated to enter production in late 2018 and late 2019, respectively. E-126 EP3 has been designed for moderate wind … Continue reading Enercon to launch new wind energy converters for 3MW

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Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

Wind farms are generally engineered to withstand up to Category 3 hurricane-strength winds. Even though Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast as a Category 4, no wind turbines were destroyed by the storm’s winds. Why not? In coastal Texas, there are just over 2,000 megawatts of wind power capacity already installed. However, three projects representing … Continue reading Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

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Bipartisan legislation to bolster U.S. offshore wind energy

Try, try again. That could be the motto for a handful of U.S. senators supporting tax incentives to boost development of offshore wind power. After being tabled in the last three legislative sessions, Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have once again introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act for the 2017-2018 session. … Continue reading Bipartisan legislation to bolster U.S. offshore wind energy

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Enel Starts Operations of Delfina Wind Farm in Brazil

The 180 MW facility, located in the state of Bahia, is Enel’s largest wind farm in Brazil in terms of installed capacity and annual energy production; the company has invested approximately 400 million US dollars in the construction of the wind farm. The facility is located in the municipality of Campo Formoso, in Brazil’s north-eastern … Continue reading Enel Starts Operations of Delfina Wind Farm in Brazil

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500 cities have committed to going big on clean energy this year – now what?

A handful of cities like Georgetown, Texas, and Greensburg, Kansas, have gone 100 percent clean energy, getting all of their electricity from sources like wind, solar or hydropower. Now, over 500 cities are following in their footsteps, committing to go big on clean energy –saving their constituents money and cutting pollution along the way. First, … Continue reading 500 cities have committed to going big on clean energy this year – now what?

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More wind power ahead as Arab world looks to diversify its energy mix

Solar power isn’t the only form of renewable energy taking off in the Middle East. More wind projects are being tendered as the region looks to diversify its energy mix, according to Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer. “Everyone thinks about solar photovoltaic (PV) in the Middle East,” said Rainer Karan, Mediterranean East general … Continue reading More wind power ahead as Arab world looks to diversify its energy mix

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Wind energy and solar power produce three times more energy than IEA admits

The IEA energy statistics underestimates the role of wind and solar in the world’s energy mix. The counting method must be changed to help policymakers and investors to understand how near the world is to a transition to an energy supply dominated by solar and wind power. Wind and solar energy have for decades experienced … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power produce three times more energy than IEA admits

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Saudi Arabia pre-qualifies 25 bidders for 400 MW wind power project

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources’ Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has pre-qualified 25 bidders for the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for its 400 MW wind power project in Dumat Al Jandal in the Kingdom’s Al Jouf region, it said on Tuesday.   The qualified companies will proceed to the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia pre-qualifies 25 bidders for 400 MW wind power project

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Global Training Provider HTL Group continue to serve the wind energy industry with new GWO BTT Standard

The GWO Basic Technical Training Standard has been developed in response to the demand for basic technical training in the wind industry. Global Training Provider HTL Group, whom currently serve the industry with a portfolio of Wind Energy tailored courses, saw the GWO BTT Standard as a necessary and fitting addition to the range of … Continue reading Global Training Provider HTL Group continue to serve the wind energy industry with new GWO BTT Standard

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India’s Renewable Energy Capacity Addition Down 28% Year-On-Year For Q2 2017

India witnessed a poor show in the first quarter of current financial year in the renewable energy sector, as if it were an indicator to what lies in the remaining quarters. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy reported that 1,059 megawatts of renewable energy capacity was added during the April-June 2017 quarter, down 28% … Continue reading India’s Renewable Energy Capacity Addition Down 28% Year-On-Year For Q2 2017

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GE to Install Advanced Wind Turbines for 150 MW Wind Power Project in Pakistan

GE recently signed an agreement with Tricon Boston Consulting Private Limited (TBCPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) set up by Sapphire Textile Mills Limited, for the provision and installation of the largest 150 MW wind project in Jhimpir, Pakistan. Under this agreement, GE will provide 87 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines to the engineering, procurement and … Continue reading GE to Install Advanced Wind Turbines for 150 MW Wind Power Project in Pakistan

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Nexans’ cable-laying vessel brings more clean energy to the world

As global energy demand continues to grow, the need for clean energy is becoming ever more urgent. In the face of growing concerns around climate change, energy transition is now a top priority on the international agenda. Today, not only are nations developing their own renewable energy strategies, but they are also cooperating with other … Continue reading Nexans’ cable-laying vessel brings more clean energy to the world

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Apple’s next US data center will run on 100% renewable energy

Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one. Apple’s investment of $1.3 billion will create over 550 … Continue reading Apple’s next US data center will run on 100% renewable energy

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Taiwan CSBC company eyes offshore wind energy business

Taiwan’s largest ship builder, CSBC Corp., Taiwan, has announced that it plans to establish three companies specializing in maritime engineering, underwater infrastructure construction and wind turbine working vessels by early next year, with an eye on the growing business opportunities available in the emerging local offshore wind energy industry. CSBC executive vice president Lin Foung-tang … Continue reading Taiwan CSBC company eyes offshore wind energy business

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Offshore wind power proposed to meet energy demand in India

Offshore wind — plentiful along the coast of southern India — can be a potential source to meet the increasing energy demand in this region, scientists at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai report.   After reviewing various wind resource maps along the 3,100-km coastline of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and … Continue reading Offshore wind power proposed to meet energy demand in India

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Norwegian island runs on wind energy

Utsira, situated off Norway’s south-west coast, is home to what is said to be the world’s first full-scale system for cleanly transforming surplus wind power into hydrogen. Perched atop a 40-metre-high wind turbine on a perfectly windstill day, technician Inge Linghammer explains that at times like this or on days when the gales whipping the … Continue reading Norwegian island runs on wind energy

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