Taiwan awards Ørsted 900MW grid capacity for offshore wind energy

Taiwan is becoming the next battleground for the world’s top offshore wind developers as they seek a foothold in Asia for a technology that has been expanding fast in Europe. Taiwan announced results on Monday of its first major offshore wind farm auction that aims to add 3.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity to its existing … Continue reading Taiwan awards Ørsted 900MW grid capacity for offshore wind energy

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Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind power auction

In the second German auction for offshore wind, the Bundesnetzagentur has awarded Ørsted the right to build an additional 551.75MW offshore wind in the German North Sea. Ørsted won with the following projects: Borkum Riffgrund West 1 with a capacity of 420MW at a price of EUR 0 per MWh. Gode Wind 4 with a … Continue reading Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind power auction

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Marlink to provide VSAT connectivity for renewable power plant in Chad

Marlink provides connectivity for remote monitoring of Agence Developpement Energie Renouvelable (ADER) sustainable power plant in the Republic of Chad. French Renewable Energy Solutions Provider Vergnet Group has selected Marlink to provide a satellite-based connectivity solution for its hybrid wind farm/power station construction project in Amdjarass, Republic of Chad. Vergnet Group is the EPC provider … Continue reading Marlink to provide VSAT connectivity for renewable power plant in Chad

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WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

Europe’s leadership in offshore wind energy, and in facilitating the energy transition, can only be maintained by expanding the renewable energy focus to include floating offshore wind. But this requires stronger commitments from policymakers throughout Europe. With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity … Continue reading WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

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Global Wind Day 2018: celebrating the local impact of wind energy around the world

We are living in a time of rapid transition: the world is moving from the era of fossil fuel-based energy towards an increasingly decarbonised energy supply. The renewables-based electrification of three sectors – transport, heating and cooling, and industrial processes – is set to revolutionise the world’s energy mix. Europe – the historical hub of … Continue reading Global Wind Day 2018: celebrating the local impact of wind energy around the world

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German offshore wind energy auction strengthens case for accelerated build-out

Germany today announced the results of its latest offshore wind auction. Six projects won. They’ve a total capacity between them of 1.6 GW and are split evenly between the North Sea and Baltic Sea.   The lowest winning bid was €0 MW/h premium above the wholesale power price and the highest was €98.30 MW/h (total … Continue reading German offshore wind energy auction strengthens case for accelerated build-out

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Acciona, the biggest retailer of 100% renewable energy in the Spanish market

ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, a subsidiary of the ACCIONA Group, was the biggest retailer of 100% renewable electricity in Spain last year, according to data published by the Spanish National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) on the System to Guarantee the Origin and Labelling of Electricity for 2017. Act 3/2013 attributes the management of … Continue reading Acciona, the biggest retailer of 100% renewable energy in the Spanish market

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Global Wind Day Photo Competition “Wind Vision” 2018

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition: “Wind Vision.” Wind energy provides jobs and regional regeneration as well as providing global export markets. Wind energy helps us meet our climate change commitments and speed up the move to a low-carbon economy. Wind energy should be the backbone of how the globe generates its … Continue reading Global Wind Day Photo Competition “Wind Vision” 2018

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Xcel Energy Gets Approval for New Wind Energy Facilities

New large wind energy facilities that will return significant savings to Xcel Energy’s Texas and New Mexico customers over 30 years have gained verbal approval from Texas regulators. In discussion today, the Public Utility Commission of Texas agreed to advance a plan to add 1,230 megawatts of additional wind energy to the regional generating mix. … Continue reading Xcel Energy Gets Approval for New Wind Energy Facilities

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Iberdrola plans one billion euro investment in Baltic Sea wind energy

Iberdrola Renewables Offshore will invest 1 billion euros (878.5 billion pounds) in developing two offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea after winning 486 megawatts (MW) of capacity in a recent auction, managing director Jonathan Cole said. Germany has granted approval for offshore wind parks capable of generating 1,610 megawatts (MW) of power at … Continue reading Iberdrola plans one billion euro investment in Baltic Sea wind energy

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Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind energy auction

In the second German auction for offshore wind, the Bundesnetzagentur has today awarded Ørsted the right to build an additional 551.75MW offshore wind in the German North Sea. Ørsted won with the following projects: Borkum Riffgrund West 1 with a capacity of 420MW at a price of EUR 0 per MWh. Gode Wind 4 with … Continue reading Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind energy auction

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Namibia commissions first wind farm

Namibia’s first grid-connected wind farm that would supply 5 megawatts of electricity to the national power grid was commissioned on Thursday by the country’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo. The official opening of the Ombepo wind farm by Innosun Energy Holdings in partnership with the Luderitz Town Council took place in the southern … Continue reading Namibia commissions first wind farm

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U.S. solar, wind energy use on the rise

A new report from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) notes that solar and wind energy had a banner year in the United States in 2017, with more residents using renewables than the previous year. This news came paired with the assessment that, overall, the United States actually consumed less energy in both the residential … Continue reading U.S. solar, wind energy use on the rise

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What really causes electricity prices to change?

A Forbes article by Michael Shellenberger came out this week, focusing on retail electricity prices and how they’ve changed over time. It also asks an important question – what causes retail electricity prices to change? While the article is correct about wind and solar energy’s recent cost reductions, it unfortunately misses the mark when it … Continue reading What really causes electricity prices to change?

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Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the global leader in Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms has been awarded multiple contracts by Van Oord to supply their systems for both the Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3 projects. Deutsche Bucht is a 252 MW offshore wind farm owned by Northland Power which will consist of 31 8 MW … Continue reading Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

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EIB provides EUR 50 mln to build nine wind farms in Aragón

The European Investment Bank has today taken another step forward in the promotion of clean energy production in Spain. With the support of the Investment Plan for Europe, the EU bank has signed an EUR 50 million loan to finance a wind power project developed by the Spanish firm Forestalia Renovables. The shareholders in the “Goya” … Continue reading EIB provides EUR 50 mln to build nine wind farms in Aragón

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Why aren’t China’s wind farms producing more electricity?

China has made large investments in wind power over the past decade, but estimates suggest that Chinese wind farms are producing less electricity than hoped for. Writing in Environmental Research Letters (ERL), a team advises that if the country is to achieve national goals and increase utilization up to US levels, in addition to addressing … Continue reading Why aren’t China’s wind farms producing more electricity?

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Nordex launches N133/4.8 for strong-wind sites

Nordex Group is extending its Delta4000 product series introduced in autumn 2017 to include a turbine especially designed for strong-wind sites: the N133/4.8. The rotor blade from the proven N131 turbine has been integrated into the Delta4000 series for the N133/4.8. By combining this rotor blade with the hub and nacelle of the N149/4.0-4.5, also … Continue reading Nordex launches N133/4.8 for strong-wind sites

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Siemens Gamesa secures its largest ever wind turbine order of 300 MW in India

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s positioning in India has received an important boost with this order, its largest ever in this market. Under the terms of the EPC contract entered into with Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Sembcorp Energy India Ltd, Siemens Gamesa will build the 300 MW wind farm, at which it … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures its largest ever wind turbine order of 300 MW in India

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Ampelmann opens offshore wind energy base in Hamburg

Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has opened its first office in Germany, in response to growing business in the offshore wind sector. The new base, located in Hamburg, will be led by Tim Börner, who has been appointed as Business Development Manager Offshore Wind Germany for Ampelmann. Mr Börner joins the company … Continue reading Ampelmann opens offshore wind energy base in Hamburg

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