Facebook provides boost for wind energy

Facebook gave a thumbs-up to the development of a long-dormant wind farm project in rural Dixon County. The social media giant announced on its own platform late last week it partnered with developer Trade Winds Energy of Lenexa, Kansas, to build the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project in northeast Nebraska. Facebook plans to use energy from … Continue reading Facebook provides boost for wind energy

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Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

Xcel Energy is adding to its wind power. The utility company is partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo to build a wind farm in Dickey County and another in Iowa with some turbines located in Minnesota. Construction of the Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County is planned for 2018. The Freeborn Wind Farm, mainly … Continue reading Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

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US offshore wind power momentum sparks competition among state leaders, businesses

Close to 1,000 business leaders, academics, environmental specialists, and high-ranking officials from around the world gathered in New York this week for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference. The conference comes at a time when the offshore wind industry is gaining traction in the U.S., fueled by the desire of many states … Continue reading US offshore wind power momentum sparks competition among state leaders, businesses

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Belfast workers up-skill to prepare for major new wind power project

Industrial training specialist, AIS Training is helping construction workers from Northern Ireland upskill to prepare for lucrative new wind contracts in Belfast. Four Belfast-workers from specialist offshore recruitment company, Orion Engineering, successfully achieved their offshore petroleum industry training organisation (OPITO) Rigger Stage 1 qualification at AIS Training’s 20-acre industrial training village in North Tyneside. Orion … Continue reading Belfast workers up-skill to prepare for major new wind power project

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Statoil names New York offshore wind energy project “Empire Wind”

Empire Wind is the project name selected by Statoil for the company’s offshore wind site located off the southern coast of Long Island, New York. The 79,350 acre site, secured by Statoil in a federal auction in December 2016, has the potential to generate up to 1GW of offshore wind power, making it a key … Continue reading Statoil names New York offshore wind energy project “Empire Wind”

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Vestas receives first wind power order for V136-3.45 MW in the United States

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the U.S. for 136 MW of turbines including both the 2 MW and 4 MW platforms. The order marks the introduction of the V136-3.45 MW wind turbine in the United States, which is especially well suited for the many mid- and low-wind sites across the country. … Continue reading Vestas receives first wind power order for V136-3.45 MW in the United States

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Report by competing energy sources ignores renewable energy technology advances

A recent report by consulting firm IHS Markit misses recent technological advances that have drastically reduced the cost of renewable energy while also enabling wind and solar to provide essential grid reliability services, in many cases better than conventional power plants. The report, which was commissioned by the Nuclear Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute, and the … Continue reading Report by competing energy sources ignores renewable energy technology advances

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Nordex Group opens branch office in Australia

The Nordex Group has established a national representative office for Australia in Melbourne in order to do justice to the growing demand from the region. At present, the manufacturer is installing its second-largest wind farm on the continent. The project comprises 44 turbines, generating a capacity of 132 MW. Moreover, the market is witnessing high … Continue reading Nordex Group opens branch office in Australia

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Huge Wind Energy Potential in Taiwan

Chuan-Neng Lin, the director general of Ministry of Economic Affairs stated at the PV Taiwan Forum Last Friday (10/22) that Taiwan has great potentiality in developing wind Energy with being surrounded by the sea. According to the statics of the international institute 4C Offshore, all of the top 20 best offshore wind farm spots are … Continue reading Huge Wind Energy Potential in Taiwan

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ADB Boosting Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka with 100 MW Wind Farm

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of $200 million with sovereign guarantee for Ceylon Electricity Board to develop Sri Lanka’s first 100-megawatt wind park. “The new Wind Power Generation Project will not only provide access to a clean and reliable power supply in Sri Lanka, but also create an … Continue reading ADB Boosting Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka with 100 MW Wind Farm

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8.2 Consulting breaks through the 300 wind turbine barrier

Hamburg-based 8.2 Consulting AG has investigated the lifetime extension of more than 300 onshore and offshore wind turbines. The experts’ analyses show that most wind turbines can extend the operation beyond their design life of 20 years. The company will be presenting its findings at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam from 28 to … Continue reading 8.2 Consulting breaks through the 300 wind turbine barrier

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On Block Island, offshore wind energy ushers in a new time

Molly Seltzer is a George Washington University Shapiro Traveling Fellow. Her photojournalistic project, Electric America, documents the American energy landscape. Life on Block Island runs a couple of minutes slower than on the mainland. But “island time” does not refer to the leisurely pace of the island lifestyle, but rather to the quality of the … Continue reading On Block Island, offshore wind energy ushers in a new time

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Wind farm in Indonesia ready to operate in early 2018

The Ayala group’s power unit AC Energy expects its 75-megawatt wind power project in Indonesia to go online in the first quarter of 2018 as construction makes headway in South Sulawesi. PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi (UPC Sidrap), the owner and operator of the $150-million Sidrap wind farm, is a joint venture among UPC Renewables, … Continue reading Wind farm in Indonesia ready to operate in early 2018

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India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018

Sticking to its announced road map to expedite wind energy auctions, India will put 4.5 gigawatts of capacity on the block by February 2018. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced that auctions of 1.5 gigawatts of capacity each will take place in October, December 2017 and February 2018. So far two auctions … Continue reading India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018

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Iberdrola, leader in offshore wind power with 8 GW

Thanks to this approval, the company will be able to build in English waters a megaproject of renewable energy, the most ambitious to date by a Spanish company in the renewable energy sector. This new marine wind farm joins the one that already develops Iberdrola in the same area, denominated East Anglia One, of 714 … Continue reading Iberdrola, leader in offshore wind power with 8 GW

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Acciona has been selected by Mexico’s CFE to build a power line

ACCIONA has been selected by Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, involving four separate design and construction jobs — two transmission lines and two substations — in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora.   The two power lines, at voltages of 400 … Continue reading Acciona has been selected by Mexico’s CFE to build a power line

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Village of Simris supplied entirely with locally produced, renewable energy in Sweden

Sun, wind and a big battery: These are the ingredients with which E.ON is bringing the small village of Simris, located in the region of Scania in southern Sweden, onto 100 percent renewable energy. The energy for the approximately 140 households basically comes from wind turbines with installed capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW) and photovoltaic … Continue reading Village of Simris supplied entirely with locally produced, renewable energy in Sweden

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Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

Rapid increases in installed capacity and favourable weather conditions pushed renewable energy generation in India to an all-time high earlier this year. In July 2017, the share of renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation and imports touched 13.2%, the highest ever in the country. Total electricity generation and imports in India during July … Continue reading Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

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Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

Vattenfall said on Friday it had started construction on Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, able to power 425,000 households. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW-turbines delivered by MHI Vestas, a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. “Horns Rev 3 is the … Continue reading Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

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