Albania holds the first wind energy bid

Albania began bidding on its first onshore wind program on Monday with the aim of diversifying water-based energy production. Albania produces more than 99% of its energy from hydropower, with its main power plant located in the northern part of the Dorini River. As a result, the country is vulnerable to seasonal changes in hydrology … Continue reading Albania holds the first wind energy bid

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Two Statkraft wind power plants in Ireland due for completion next year

Statkraft has confirmed that the two wind farms successful in the Irish renewable energy auction last year, totalling 57MW, are underway and are due for completion at the end of 2022. The wind farms will have the capacity to power 45,000 Irish homes. Taghart Wind Farm in Cavan is a 23MW project and works got … Continue reading Two Statkraft wind power plants in Ireland due for completion next year

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Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

Energy storage has rapidly evolved from a niche application just a few years ago into an increasingly cost competitive and fast-growing technology that complements wind and solar. And two new national lab reports find storage growth is poised to explode. Grid-scale U.S. energy storage capacity could increase five-fold by 2050 according to the latest report … Continue reading Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

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India increases its wind power capacity by 25% in the first quarter of 2021

The 623 MW of wind energy additions in Q1 2021 were spread across Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Rajasthan.Wind installations in India in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021) were up by 25% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), with 623 MW added compared to 500 MW installed in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, year-over-year (YoY) installations saw a … Continue reading India increases its wind power capacity by 25% in the first quarter of 2021

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Ignacio Galán: we will beat our investment record by investing up to €17 billion in 2021

Iberdrola’s General Shareholders’ Meeting, the first of an IBEX 35 company to allow voting by means of a QR code, was attended by 65.83% of the share capital. In his address, the chairman of Iberdrola referred to trends in the price of electricity, saying “We welcome the recent statements by the Government in Parliament on … Continue reading Ignacio Galán: we will beat our investment record by investing up to €17 billion in 2021

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Egypt plans to increase solar and wind power

Under its 2030 vision, Egypt plans to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20 percent by 2022 and up to 42 percent by 2035, with wind power providing 14 percent, hydro power 2 percent, photovoltaic (PV) 22 percent, and concentrated solar power (CSP) 3 percent by 2035. Egypt has advanced from … Continue reading Egypt plans to increase solar and wind power

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Wind power in New Zealand, the Turitea wind farm advances

When fully operational, the Turitea wind farm is expected to produce enough wind energy to power 375,000 electric vehicles per year. Wind turbines take shape on the ridges of Tararua. Mercury’s Turitea wind farm in the Tararua Range above Palmerston North is warming up for generation as wind turbine blades join standby towers. In recent … Continue reading Wind power in New Zealand, the Turitea wind farm advances

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First private wind farm in North Macedonia

The 36 MW Bogoslovec wind farm project, owned by local company BNB Kompani and Green for Growth Fund (GGF), has reached a financial close which includes EUR 51 million in financing by Erste Group and local lenders, and EUR 10 million by OeEB. This is the first ever equity investment of the Green for Growth … Continue reading First private wind farm in North Macedonia

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Vestas secures 46 MW wind power order in South Korea

Vestas has received a 46 MW order from Yeongwol Eco Wind Co., Ltd. for the Yeongwol Eco Wind wind farm in Korea. Co-owned with E1 Corporation and to be built by Daewoo E&C, the project will be located in Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do, in South Korea. With the site located in complex mountainous terrain, Vestas will deliver … Continue reading Vestas secures 46 MW wind power order in South Korea

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Keeping the clean energy workforce safe as temperatures rise

It’s getting hot out there, and workers need to take precautions to maintain a safe working environment. According to OSHA, many people are exposed to heat on the job, in both indoor and outdoor heat environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources (e.g., sunlight, hot exhaust), high humidity, direct physical contact with hot … Continue reading Keeping the clean energy workforce safe as temperatures rise

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Shell plans to bid in Norway’s offshore wind energy tender

Shell teamed up with Norwegian utilities BKK and Lyse to bid in the Nordic country’s first offshore wind power tender expected next year, the companies said on Thursday. Shell has been active in oil and gas extraction on the Norwegian continental shelf for several decades, and like many of its peers sees offshore wind as … Continue reading Shell plans to bid in Norway’s offshore wind energy tender

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Saitec begins the processing of the first offshore wind farm in the Basque Country

With a total power of 45 MW and with three wind turbines. Saitec begins the processing of Geroa, the first offshore wind farm on the Basque coast with which it intends to promote the value chain in Euskadi with the installation of an experimental park of three wind turbines with a total power of 45 … Continue reading Saitec begins the processing of the first offshore wind farm in the Basque Country

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US renewable energy consumption reaches record high

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the US grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion Btu, or 12% of total US energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of US energy consumption that increased in 2020 from … Continue reading US renewable energy consumption reaches record high

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Mitsubishi to invest in 600 MW wind power project in Laos

Mitsubishi Corp. is planning to cooperate with Thailand’s renewable-energy developers to develop a massive onshore wind farm in Laos that will supply electricity to Vietnam, Nikkei Asia reported on June 17. The facility will have power generation capacity of 600 megawatts, making it one of the largest onshore wind farms in Southeast Asia.Total investment for … Continue reading Mitsubishi to invest in 600 MW wind power project in Laos

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Sustainability is core and driver for the wind energy

After producing clean energy for up to 35 years, as of today, 85-90% of a turbine´s mass can be recycled. Most components of a wind turbine – foundation, tower and components of the nacelle – have established recycling practices. Due to the composite material, used in blade production as well as in other sectors such … Continue reading Sustainability is core and driver for the wind energy

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Iberdrola has signed a cooperation agreement with GS Energy to develop projects in Korea and other Asian regions

The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the framework of the Spain-Korea Business Summit, which was attended by the Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The agreement entails creating a platform to speed up the search for and development of renewable installations, including … Continue reading Iberdrola has signed a cooperation agreement with GS Energy to develop projects in Korea and other Asian regions

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DNV and Keppel Offshore & Marine sign collaboration agreement to develop hydrogen projects in Singapore

The overall aim of the collaboration is to explore safe implementation of potential new technologies, working jointly with relevant governmental agencies to promote the introduction of hydrogen as an energy source in the Singapore market to support the country’s decarbonization goals.   Together, DNV and Singapore-based Keppel O&M will cooperate to explore and develop a range … Continue reading DNV and Keppel Offshore & Marine sign collaboration agreement to develop hydrogen projects in Singapore

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Laos to sell Vietnam its wind power

Japanese trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. will develop a massive onshore wind farm in Laos that will supply electricity to Vietnam. The facility will have power generation capacity of 600 megawatts, making it one of the largest onshore wind farms in Southeast Asia. The price tag is expected to run in the hundreds of millions of dollars. … Continue reading Laos to sell Vietnam its wind power

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Siemens Gamesa to supply typhoon-proof wind turbines for four wind farms in Japan

The wind energy project includes the supply of 79 wind turbines in the largest wind complex in the country, located on the island of Hokkaido, in northern Japan.With this project, Siemens Gamesa strengthens its collaboration of more than two decades with Eurus Energy, the main independent promoter of renewable energies in Japan.These turbines have been … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply typhoon-proof wind turbines for four wind farms in Japan

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