Renewables fully meet Portugal’s power needs in March

APREN, the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association and ZERO, Sustainable Earth System Association, reported last week that Portugal’s renewable energy production in March 2018 exceeded the country’s consumption for the month.   According to data from REN (the Portuguese Transmission System Operator), the renewable electricity produced in March (4,812 GWh) exceeded the consumption of mainland Portugal … Continue reading Renewables fully meet Portugal’s power needs in March

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EDF Energies Nouvelles wins a 114 MW wind energy project in Brazil

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the award of a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 114 MW wind energy project in the State of Bahia as part of a Brazilian federal competitive tender. The project, which is scheduled for commissioning in 2021, contributes to the EDF Group’s CAP 2030 strategy which aims at doubling its renewable energy … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles wins a 114 MW wind energy project in Brazil

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The heart of the Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea has been completed on schedule

The electric offshore transformer station has now been successfully installed at a water depth of almost 30 meters. Moving the so-called ‘topside’ from a barge onto the foundation with the crane ship Oleg Strasnov was the installation of the world’s heaviest alternating current platform, which had previously been lifted in one block on the high … Continue reading The heart of the Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea has been completed on schedule

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GE Renewable Energy to develop with Mass Energy Group its first wind farm project in Jordan

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will provide its latest generation of 3.6-137 wind turbines to Mass Energy Group Holding, a subsidiary of Mass Global, to develop a 100 MW Mass Wind project in the country.  This clean energy project will meet the power requirements of over 150,000 homes and reduce carbon … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to develop with Mass Energy Group its first wind farm project in Jordan

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Azerbaijan to lure private investments to wind power plants

Azerbaijan’s State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources will present documents to the Cabinet of Ministers in order to attract private investments in the construction of wind power plants in the country, the Agency’s Deputy Head Jamil Malikov told Trend. “As part of the strategic roadmap for the development of public services by 2020, … Continue reading Azerbaijan to lure private investments to wind power plants

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Bahrain wind atlas announced

The Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) at the Electricity and Water Authority said it will launch Bahrain’s first wind atlas. Under the patronage of Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza, the event will be held with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The atlas has been prepared by the unit in … Continue reading Bahrain wind atlas announced

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Portugal’s renewables exceeded electricity demand in March

Last month, electricity produced by mainland Portugal’s renewables exceeded demand, according to figures released by the country’s transmission system operator, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN). The figures for mainland Portugal show that in March 2018, electricity from renewable sources amounted to 4,812 GWh, accounting for 103.6 percent of consumption, which totalled 4,647 GWh. The announcement was … Continue reading Portugal’s renewables exceeded electricity demand in March

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2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

The Department of the Interior has announced that two additional areas located off Massachusetts are now available for commercial wind energy development. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday that the area has tremendous offshore wind energy potential. He said the Trump administration supports “an all-of-the-above energy policy and using every tool available to achieve … Continue reading 2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

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New Mexico To Receive National Recognition For Wind Energy Leadership

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) will publically release its 2017 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report 10–11 a.m., April 17, at New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. AWEA will reveal national wind industry progress in 2017 and highlight New Mexico’s wind power leadership, including a major achievement by the state last year. … Continue reading New Mexico To Receive National Recognition For Wind Energy Leadership

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Enel wins first wind energy tender in India

Italy’s biggest utility Enel said on Friday it had won its first green energy tender in India and planned to expand further in the country. Enel, one of Europe’s biggest renewable energy players, said it had won the right to sign a 25-year energy supply contract for a 285 megawatt wind power farm in the … Continue reading Enel wins first wind energy tender in India

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CIP commits to Blue Cloud onshore wind farm

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) will, through the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S (CI-II), make an equity investment for the construction of Blue Cloud, an onshore wind farm located in the Bailey and Lamb Counties of Texas. The wind farm will consist of forty-three V126-3.45 MW Vestas turbines for a total capacity of 148.4 MW. Blue … Continue reading CIP commits to Blue Cloud onshore wind farm

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Construction complete at Sommette wind farm in France

Natural Power has successfully completed the construction phase of the Sommette wind farm in Picarde, Northern France. Total installed capacity for the Sommette wind farm is 21.6 MW from nine Nordex N117/2400 turbines, each with capacity of 2.4 MW. The project benefits from a 15-year feed in tariff. Baptiste Durand, Construction Manager at Natural Power … Continue reading Construction complete at Sommette wind farm in France

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Nordex commencing tower production in Brazil

The Nordex Group has opened a plant in the North Brazilian state of Brazil Piaui for the production of concrete towers. The plant is to produce the 65 towers required for the “Lagoa do Barro” wind farm, which Nordex will be installing in the near future. It marks one of the first major investments in … Continue reading Nordex commencing tower production in Brazil

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Trump Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind power

U.S. offshore wind development just received a major boost from the Trump administration. This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the sale of two new offshore wind lease areas off Massachusetts, a call for input on additional proposed lease areas in the New York Bight, and a high-level … Continue reading Trump Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind power

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What a week it’s been for offshore wind energy!

2018 has seen no shortage of weeks filled with great news about offshore wind power, and we’ve just wrapped up another one. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) declared that it will assess the waters off the Atlantic Coast for potential future offshore wind lease areas. Offshore energy developers have snapped up … Continue reading What a week it’s been for offshore wind energy!

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Global renewable energy capacity rises by 8.3 pct annually for 7 years

The global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 167 gigawatt (GW) to reach 2,179 GW by the end of 2017, representing an average annual growth of 8.3 percent for seven consecutive years, a report said Thursday. The Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said in an e-mailed statement that solar photovoltaics (PV) grew by … Continue reading Global renewable energy capacity rises by 8.3 pct annually for 7 years

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Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to more than 1 gigawatt in the first quarter of 2018

The Nordex Group closed the first quarter of 2018 with an increase in order intake. All told, firmly agreed new orders rose in volume to 1,007.5 megawatts in the first three months of the year (Q1/2017: 368.0 MW). This performance was underpinned by the recovery in demand in Europe with new orders for 505 megawatts … Continue reading Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to more than 1 gigawatt in the first quarter of 2018

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Australia’s biggest wind farm has been approved in NSW

The NSW government has signed off on Australia’s biggest wind farm, which will be built in the Upper Hunter region. The $643 million Liverpool Range wind farm, between the Cassilis and Coolah, 350km northwest of Sydney, will have 272 turbines generating nearly 1000MW (megawatts) of power, enough to supply nearly 500,000 homes. The total number … Continue reading Australia’s biggest wind farm has been approved in NSW

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Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in Vietnam with a new order for 39 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to reinforce its presence in Vietnam where it will install and commission the Dam Nai wind farm with 39 MW for the independent operator, The Blue Circle, headquartered in Singapore. Development of this project has been divided into two phases: phase one, in which Siemens Gamesa last year installed … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in Vietnam with a new order for 39 MW

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First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

A project off Northern California’s coast is vying to become America’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm. An agency that leads sustainable energy efforts for cities and counties along the state’s Redwood Coast chose a consortium of companies — including Energias de Portugal SA’s EDPR Offshore North America LLC and Principle Power Inc. — to build … Continue reading First Floating U.S. Wind Farm May Be Built Off California Coast

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