Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

A joint venture between Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial, led by GRS, is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants. The Lilyvale Solar Farm will have a capacity of 100 MWac, and the project will be carried out as a turnkey or EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for global solar developer Fotowatio … Continue reading Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

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Wind energy in Argentina: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has secured an agreement for its first partnership in Argentina with EREN Renewable Energy (“EREN RE”) for the supply and delivery of 27 Senvion 3.6M114 NES turbines. The project, developed and owned by EREN RE, was awarded a PPA in the RENOVAR Round 1 tender in October … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

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Finland’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Finland’s first offshore wind farm, and the world’s first offshore wind farm built for icy conditions, has commenced operation. The Tahkoluoto demonstration installation includes 10 turbines with a capacity of 4.2 MW each. The farm, located in the Gulf of Bothnia, the northern-most arm of the Baltic Sea, off Finland’s west coast, has an estimated … Continue reading Finland’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Canadian Wind Energy Assn 33rd annual conference and exhibition – October 3 to 5

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its partner Hannover Fairs (Canada) proudly welcome Canadian and international wind and renewable energy experts to CanWEA’s 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 3-5 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. What: CanWEA 2017 is Canada’s largest wind energy conference, attracting close to 1,500 attendees and well over 100 exhibiting companies from around the … Continue reading Canadian Wind Energy Assn 33rd annual conference and exhibition – October 3 to 5

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Wind power competitive on reliability and resilience

Thanks to technological advances, wind turbine farms can now compete in markets to provide essential electric reliability services, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan explained in congressional testimony today at a hearing on grid reliability before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.   Grid reliability and resiliency are goals everyone can support. Prior … Continue reading Wind power competitive on reliability and resilience

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Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

You probably already know plenty of easy ways to improve energy efficiency in your home. Turn off the light when you leave a room. Take shorter showers. That sort of thing. But you might not know there are simple things you can do today to help move America toward a clean energy future. Take a … Continue reading Three simple ways you can advance clean energy every day

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Energy industry associations call on FERC to expand deliberative process before unprecedented rulemaking

A group of 11 energy industry associations representing natural gas, wind, solar, rural electric cooperatives, and other energy technologies today filed a motion at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) following the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing. In their motion, energy industry associations called on FERC to move forward with … Continue reading Energy industry associations call on FERC to expand deliberative process before unprecedented rulemaking

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Siemens Gamesa lands a new contract for the supply of 34 MW in China

Siemens Gamesa has secured an order from the Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute for the supply of 34 MW in China. Specifically, the company will supply 13 of its G114-2.625 MW turbines at the Hubei Energy Lichuan Zhonghao wind farm located in Lichuan Qiyueshan, in the province of Hubei. Delivery of the turbines has already … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa lands a new contract for the supply of 34 MW in China

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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

Last week, the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, marked a milestone as the wind farms officially connected to the Eskom grid. The wind farms have been synchronised via Eskom’s Helios Substation and commissioning of wind turbines is reported to have commenced. Commenting on the development, country construction manager … Continue reading Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and the Khobab Wind Farm connect to Eskom grid

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UK beats wind energy record

Renewables made up close to a third of electricity in the UK during the second quarter of 2017, breaking the country’s previous record (Q1 2017) for the highest percentage of electricity generated from sustainable sources. This is according to a recent government report. Wind energy saw the most growth, with onshore wind rising by 50 percent (2.0 TWh) to … Continue reading UK beats wind energy record

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Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

The Nordex Group has added a further chapter to its success story in Argentina with an order for 26 N131/3900 turbines for the “Pomona” wind farm. The contract will be executed on a full EPC basis, including civil and electrical engineering, procurement, construction and manufacturing, delivery and installation of the wind turbines. Preparations for construction … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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DONG Energy to change company name to Ørsted

Following the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production, the name DONG Energy does not fit the company anymore. Consequently, DONG Energy has today called an Extraordinary General Meeting to ask the shareholders of the company to approve a change of the company … Continue reading DONG Energy to change company name to Ørsted

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WWEA and Yansa call for donations for Community Wind Farm as Earthquake Relief Project in Mexico

On 7 September, Southern Mexico was struck by a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake. Indigenous communities in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico’s poorest states, were hit hardest by the disaster. Around a hundred thousand families lost their homes. The worst devastation happened in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, an indigenous region where according to official figures, 50’000 homes were … Continue reading WWEA and Yansa call for donations for Community Wind Farm as Earthquake Relief Project in Mexico

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Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has gone to businesses in Wales, securing work for more than 1,000 workers in Wales over the past three years. The First Minister … Continue reading Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

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