GWEC, Greenpeace and REN21 announce winner of “REvolutionaries” clean energy award in Africa

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), joined by Greenpeace and REN21, has announced the winner of the first edition of the “Revolutionaries: The Steve Sawyer Memorial Award,” which honours late GWEC CEO Steve Sawyer’s work scaling up renewable energy around the world.Wangari Muchiri, a renewable energy engineer and planning expert based in Kenya, will receive … Continue reading GWEC, Greenpeace and REN21 announce winner of “REvolutionaries” clean energy award in Africa

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The wind energy generated in the 44 Iberdrola wind farms in Brazil will be able to supply a country like Portugal

The “strong wind” season in northeast Brazil has caused wind power production to set unprecedented production records in 2020. In the first week of August alone, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) recorded three peaks in the average power generation in the wind farm region. The most recent was on August 6, when wind turbines … Continue reading The wind energy generated in the 44 Iberdrola wind farms in Brazil will be able to supply a country like Portugal

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Why we need international collaboration on offshore wind energy infrastructure

On 17 September WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson moderated a panel organised by the UK Mission to the EU with UK Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng.  Also taking part were: Christian Stenberg from the Danish Energy & Climate Ministry; Pernille Weiss, Member of the European Parliament; Danielle Lane of Vattenfall; and Martin Cook of National Grid Ventures. … Continue reading Why we need international collaboration on offshore wind energy infrastructure

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Vestas wins auction for 25 MW in Germany

Vestas has signed a 25 MW contract with long-standing customer PNE AG for the Boitzenhagen wind project in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany. The order is derived from Germany’s fourth wind energy auction in 2020. In close collaboration with PNE AG, Vestas developed a site-specific wind energy solution that features one V126-3.45 MW turbine at 137m … Continue reading Vestas wins auction for 25 MW in Germany

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Vestas wins 53 MW order in Vietnam

Vestas has received a 53 MW order from Thuan Binh Wind Power Joint Stock Company (TBW), a local developer for two wind power projects in Vietnam. Vestas will supply, transport, install and commission a total of 13 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in different power ratings to optimise the wind farm projects’ energy output. The … Continue reading Vestas wins 53 MW order in Vietnam

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Wind energy employs 1.2 million people

IRENA’s annual jobs review confirms long-term growth trend; strong policy action essential to ensure continued employment expansion in the COVID-19 era. Renewable energy continues to bring socio-economic benefits by creating numerous jobs worldwide, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. The seventh edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs … Continue reading Wind energy employs 1.2 million people

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Protermosolar: The international Concentrated Solar Power sector recognizes the professional career of Luis Crespo with the Lifetime Award

The award has been presented at the inaugural session of the SolarPACES 2020 Conference.The Technology Centers and Spanish companies have also awarded the President of Protermosolar with a special award for his commitment to the sector and the achievements obtained. Luis Crespo, president of the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry … Continue reading Protermosolar: The international Concentrated Solar Power sector recognizes the professional career of Luis Crespo with the Lifetime Award

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Statkraft invests in solar and wind power in Brazil

In the case of the wind farm in Bahia announced by Statkraft on Monday, the planned investments are 2.5 billion reais. The company will seek long-term financing to finance investments in the wind turbines while evaluating complementary financing, such as the issuance of debentures. 30% of the future production of wind farms in Bahia was … Continue reading Statkraft invests in solar and wind power in Brazil

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New Transmission Technology Is Helping UK Offshore Wind Farms Go Bigger, Farther

When the English playwright Thomas Heywood used the phrase “as common as coals from Newcastle” — pointing out something that was just plain ordinary — his London audience knew exactly what he was talking about, even in the early 1600s. For centuries, the abundance of coal around Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northeast England not only helped shape … Continue reading New Transmission Technology Is Helping UK Offshore Wind Farms Go Bigger, Farther

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The EDF Group invests in the start-up ECOSUN Innovations and strengthens its microgrid offer

EDF Renewables, the EDF Group’s specialist wind and solar power subsidiary, is partnering with ECOSUN Innovations and taking a 29% stake in the company. This French start-up, based in Alsace, develops innovative ‘microgrid’ solutions to provide electricity in remote areas. Most notably, ECOSUN Innovations sells a range of solar systems in mobile containers fitted with … Continue reading The EDF Group invests in the start-up ECOSUN Innovations and strengthens its microgrid offer

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RWE secures lease agreements to develop four offshore wind farm extensions projects in the United Kingdom

Potential 1.8 gigawatts awarded Agreement for Lease by The Crown Estate, RWE pro rata share about 900 megawatts RWE’s total share in the UK offshore development projects totals up to 1.3 gigawatts including 400 megawatts from the remaining seabed option at Rampion Projects in the Irish Sea, the southern North Sea and the English Channel … Continue reading RWE secures lease agreements to develop four offshore wind farm extensions projects in the United Kingdom

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Vattenfall opens its first floating solar farm

Vattenfall has opened its first floating solar farm in Gendringen, the Netherlands. The solar farm, with a capacity of 1.2 megawatt, was built on the site of the sand and gravel extraction company Netterden. This means that from now on, half of the annual energy consumption of the electric sand dredge and the associated sorting and processing … Continue reading Vattenfall opens its first floating solar farm

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Chinese-invested Croatian wind farm project progressing despite pandemic

In Senj, a small city on the Adriatic coast of western Croatia, locals are used to the sight of heavy-duty vehicles transporting supersized machines. In the Velebit Mountains a few kilometers away, Chinese and Croatian workers are constructing the country’s largest wind farm. In November 2017, China’s Norinco International signed an agreement with Croatia’s Energija … Continue reading Chinese-invested Croatian wind farm project progressing despite pandemic

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Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to test offshore charging buoy to reduce vessel emissions

Maersk Supply Service A/S, a part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, and Ørsted have joined forces to test a proto-type buoy that will act as both a safe mooring point and a charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity. The solution, developed by Maersk Supply Service, will be tested … Continue reading Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to test offshore charging buoy to reduce vessel emissions

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Wind energy in the Netherlands, Vestas’ wind turbines for 80 MW wind farm

Vestas has secured an 80 MW order for the wind farm Kroningswind majority owned by the Euronext listed infrastructure investor TINC. Wind farm Kroningswind is located on Goeree-Overflakkee in the South-West of the Netherlands.Vestas has developed a solution that comprises supply, installation and commissioning 19 V117-4.2 MW wind turbines and a 25-year Active Output Management … Continue reading Wind energy in the Netherlands, Vestas’ wind turbines for 80 MW wind farm

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The manufacturer Aeris of wind turbine blades in Ceará will be listed on the stock exchange

The expectation is that the wind energy company Aeris will collect around R $ 1 billion. According to the company, the funds will be used to expand production capacity and modernize the blade manufacturing facilities for wind turbines.Following the wave of companies entering the stock market, Aeris, Brazil’s largest producer of wind blades, should be … Continue reading The manufacturer Aeris of wind turbine blades in Ceará will be listed on the stock exchange

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Wind power in Tarragona, eight wind farms

In Camp de Tarragona, energy developers have presented 20 projects to build new wind farms. Sixteen are concentrated in Conca de Barberà (some shared with Anoia and La Segarra) and the rest in Baix Camp, in Vandellós-l’Hospitalet de l’Infant. The Renewable Energy Report, which makes a first screening of viability, has given eight the green … Continue reading Wind power in Tarragona, eight wind farms

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IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower Takes Shape

Advancing the discussion from June 2020, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held its second meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower. With more than 100 attendees from 49 Members and States in Accession, the virtual meeting witnessed a high level of engagement to take advantage of the knowledge and expertise that exists within the … Continue reading IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower Takes Shape

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Wind energy in Ethiopia, Assela Wind Farm secures funding

The Ethiopian Parliament this week granted its final approval for the loan agreement signed by Ministry of Finance and Danske Bank for financing for the 100 megawatts Assela Wind Farm Project. This marks the end of financial negotiations and the beginning of the execution phase of the Assela Wind Farm, financed by the Danish government. … Continue reading Wind energy in Ethiopia, Assela Wind Farm secures funding

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The seven myths of wind energy

Wind power technology, surprisingly, continues to suffer from great misunderstanding among some sectors; and it is the subject of criticism and even hoaxes despite being a basic instrument to achieve an energy model away from fossil fuels and being totally necessary to face the fight against the climate crisis. These are some of the myths.Wind … Continue reading The seven myths of wind energy

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