New European record for wind energy

European wind energy broke a new record on Saturday 28 October 2017. On Saturday, almost a quarter (24.6%) of the EU’s electricity demand was powered by wind. It was the highest percentage ever recorded, beating the previous record of 19.9% set on 7 October 2017. Offshore wind represented 2.8% of EU’s electricity demand and onshore … Continue reading New European record for wind energy

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St. Louis sets 100 percent renewable energy target

Add it to the list– another city has made a 100 percent renewable energy pledge. On Friday, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. In doing so, St. Louis became the 47th city – and the largest in the Midwest so far – to make a 100 … Continue reading St. Louis sets 100 percent renewable energy target

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Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines totaling more than 780 MW in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced today that the company will supply 310 wind turbines of different types for five projects in the U.S. With various output ratings and rotor diameters, the projects feature Siemens and Gamesa technology of the recently merged company. A total of 92 units of the SWT-2.3-108, 144 units of the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines totaling more than 780 MW in the U.S.

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Vattenfall to invest €200m in Netherlands onshore wind energy

Vattenfall has decided to invest over €200m to replace old wind mills and also expand the Wieringermeer onshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The company will replace old wind mills with latest technology to generate 180MW by 2019. The adjacent Wieringermeer, which Vattenfall has acquired, will add an additional capacity of 115MW. By 2020, the … Continue reading Vattenfall to invest €200m in Netherlands onshore wind energy

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Enercon opens Asia-Pacific wind energy hub in Taipei

Enercon GmbH, the largest wind turbine supplier in Germany, last week opened its Asia-Pacific operational hub in Taiwan, eyeing the nation’s booming renewable energy market. The regional hub began operations on Friday and aims to invest about NT$8 billion (US$264.2 million) over the next 10 years to transform its Taipei office into a marketing center. … Continue reading Enercon opens Asia-Pacific wind energy hub in Taipei

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Oman making steady progress in harnessing renewable energy

REVE Oman is making steady progress towards adopting renewable energy resources with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) calling for request for proposals (RFP) for Wind Resource Assessment Programme. The collected data will help confirm the future wind farm projects in the sultanate. In addition, Diam, formerly Public Authority for Electricity and Water, has … Continue reading Oman making steady progress in harnessing renewable energy

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Wind energy and solar power jobs are the two fastest growing jobs in America

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data Tuesday showing that jobs as solar installers and wind technicians are projected to grow the fastest of any in the U.S. economy over the coming decade. The number of people working in these professions will double between 2016 and 2026. Where are wind jobs located? Wind jobs … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power jobs are the two fastest growing jobs in America

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Belgian offshore wind power costs fall to €79/MWh as 716MW finalised

The Belgian government reached an agreement on Friday with the developers of three offshore wind farms for a subsidy rate €79/MWh. The three wind farms, known as Mermaid, Northwester II and Seastar, have combined capacity of 716MW and are due to be built between 2018 and 2020, according to the Belgian energy ministry. The projects … Continue reading Belgian offshore wind power costs fall to €79/MWh as 716MW finalised

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E.ON Wind Services successfully established on the European market

E.ON’s young wind turbine service business has passed its test. More than a year ago, E.ON Wind Service was awarded a 10-year operating and maintenance contract in Småland, Sweden, where the customer EWII Production A/S owns two wind farms with Vestas V90 turbines. Result after the first year: E.ON’s operation and service approach increased the … Continue reading E.ON Wind Services successfully established on the European market

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Tri Global Energy on top spot for wind energy projects in Texas for 11 consecutive quarters

U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas): “A clean, safe, affordable and reliable supply of energy created right here at home is imperative to a safe, strong and free America for generations to come.” Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, has maintained its first-place position as the leading developer … Continue reading Tri Global Energy on top spot for wind energy projects in Texas for 11 consecutive quarters

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Wind energy: Top four trends from the third quarter

The third quarter continued a productive 2017 for the U.S. wind industry, with demand for wind power surging from both traditional and new customers. Here’s a quick recap of some of the top findings from our new U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2017 Market Report: Utilities announce big wind power deals American Electric Power (AEP), … Continue reading Wind energy: Top four trends from the third quarter

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Isotrol is installing the new control center of Blue Tree AM

Due to the agreement, Isotrol’s CER Operation Manager solution will be part of all BTAM’s assets, configuring itself as the centralized management platform of electric power from 23 wind farms and photovoltaic plants that the company controls in Spain and Italy. The aim of this project is to maximize the efficiency of the entire portfolio … Continue reading Isotrol is installing the new control center of Blue Tree AM

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US wind power under construction or in development nears 30 GW

The roster of U.S. wind projects under construction and in advanced development as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 has reached 29,634 megawatts (MW), the highest level since this statistic was first measured at the beginning of 2016, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) out today. … Continue reading US wind power under construction or in development nears 30 GW

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Nordex still on a growth trajectory in France

Nordex Group was again awarded orders for the delivery of wind turbines to France in the third quarter. In 2018, it will be supplying fourteen wind power systems with an aggregate capacity of 37.2 MW. Starting in February, Nordex will be delivering six N117/3000 turbines for the “Coesmes” wind farm located around 40 kilometres south … Continue reading Nordex still on a growth trajectory in France

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Vestas joins corporate group committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity

As the world’s leading provider of renewable energy solutions, Vestas is pleased to announce that it is joining RE100, a group of global companies dedicated to increasing demand for renewable energy. Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, RE100 is a global, collaborative initiative of influential businesses committed to using 100 per cent … Continue reading Vestas joins corporate group committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity

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Tall tower solutions secure another wind power order in China

Vestas’ high tower solutions continue to open up the Chinese wind energy market for projects in low- and ultra-low-wind sites. Vestas’ new tubular steel tower offers higher hub height, increasing energy output at a much lower weight than the towers usually used in the Chinese market. The reduced use of steel in these taller towers … Continue reading Tall tower solutions secure another wind power order in China

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WindEurope plugs importance of visibility on renewables plans and support with Finnish Government

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson met with the Finnish Energy Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen on 26 October before presenting with the Minister at the annual conference of the Finnish Wind Energy Association. Finland has 2 GW of installed wind capacity today, and wind is 4% of its power mix.  The Government has wound up the FiT scheme … Continue reading WindEurope plugs importance of visibility on renewables plans and support with Finnish Government

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Lithuania and Luxemburg break new ground with cooperation on renewable energy

Lithuania and Luxembourg signed an agreement on a so-called statistical transfer of renewable energy. Under this agreement Lithuania will sell a specified amount of renewable energy to Luxembourg between 2018 and 2020. It is the first time that this cooperation mechanism is used by EU Member States to implement and fulfill the objectives of the … Continue reading Lithuania and Luxemburg break new ground with cooperation on renewable energy

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Iberdrola successfully installs all 70 wind turbines at Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

Iberdrola has successfully installed the 70 wind turbines comprising Wikinger offshore wind farm, the renewable infrastructure which the company is building in German waters of the Baltic Sea.   It is a new and significant milestone for Iberdrola as it enters the final phase for the plant’s commissioning, having completed the installation of the offshore … Continue reading Iberdrola successfully installs all 70 wind turbines at Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 281-megawatt Nordlicht onshore wind power project in Norway

With a diversified investor’s base and highly efficient direct-drive wind turbines, the Norwegian onshore wind power project “Nordlicht” is currently one of Europe’s largest and most innovative developments in renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received an order for the supply and installation of 67 units of its recently upgraded OptimaFlex wind turbine type … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 281-megawatt Nordlicht onshore wind power project in Norway

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