Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost. Green power outlook presented by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich … Continue reading Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will deliver its D8 platform for Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe-Le Tréport projects in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, through its fully owned subsidiary Adwen France SAS, plans to deliver its 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the D8, in two projects off the French coast, namely Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, for a total of almost 1 GW. The direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD8 model following Siemens Gamesa’s … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will deliver its D8 platform for Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe-Le Tréport projects in France

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Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

The European Commission today published its new Industrial Policy Strategy, which aims to provide a boost to Europe’s industry, making it stronger and more competitive. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, commented on the Strategy: “WindEurope very much welcomes the European Commission’s new Industrial Policy Strategy, two of the pillars of which are digitalisation and industrial innovation. … Continue reading Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

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Scotland approves E.ON’s 59.4 MW wind farm

The Scottish government has approved E.ON’s application to build an 18-turbine wind farm at Benbrack, the German utility said in a statement on Monday. The site will be capable of producing up to 59.4 megawatt (MW) of electricity, it added. Concerning the Benbrack project, E.ON stated on the website: “We choose our wind farm sites … Continue reading Scotland approves E.ON’s 59.4 MW wind farm

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Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

The consortium planning to build Britain’s Triton Knoll offshore wind farm has chosen to buy 90 giant wind turbines from MHI Vestas. A final investment decision for the wind farm, in Britain’s North Sea, is likely in 2018 with full onshore construction starting shortly after, and offshore construction starting in 2020, it added. The 9.5 … Continue reading Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

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Second wind energy auction in India fOr 1 GW on 4 october, 2017

The government has decided to postpone second wind power auction for 1 GW capacities which was scheduled for 19 September, 2017 to 4 October, 2017 in view of some issues about transmission connectivity between states. Certain bidders and developers are grappling with the issue of inter state transmission connectivity. The government is waiting for a Central … Continue reading Second wind energy auction in India fOr 1 GW on 4 october, 2017

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Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night. By far the largest single-site thermo-solar … Continue reading Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

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UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

Three new windfarms are to be built in the UK as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever. This follows research published by Lloyd’s Register in February 2017 revealing that the majority of industry experts were confident that renewable energy was reaching cost parity. In the latest CfD round, announced last week, DONG Energy, … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

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Peikko delivers rock foundations to Tindafjellet wind farm in Southern Norway

Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received an order to deliver rock foundation technology to Tindafjellet wind farm in Rogaland area in Southern Norway. Peikko delivers all steel components to the three foundations of the wind farm. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation reinforcement. Peikko is … Continue reading Peikko delivers rock foundations to Tindafjellet wind farm in Southern Norway

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Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in China with a new order for 300 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an agreement for the supply of 300 MW in China, one of its largest ever in this market. This substantial order reinforces the company’s presence in the world’s biggest wind power market where it has established itself as one of the leading foreign OEMs. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa has been … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in China with a new order for 300 MW

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Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

The first-ever solar and wind power plant with the capacity of generating two megawatts of electricity was put into service  at the industrial park in western Herat province on Sunday. Water and Energy Minster Ali Ahmad Osmani, who inaugurated the plant, termed the $3.5 million project as “a biggest one” in Afghanistan.   He said … Continue reading Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

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RTsys deploys acoustic buoys in Europe

Buoys equipped with acoustic recorders are used to evaluate the level of noise on wind farms in Germany. Calculation in real time, proposed by RTsys, has been very successful. A species of porpoise endemic to the German coast is very sensitive to sound waves, because this species mainly uses its hearing to position itself. In … Continue reading RTsys deploys acoustic buoys in Europe

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DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved another world record by awarding the 700MW AED14.2 billion fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The contract is awarded to a … Continue reading DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

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Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

On 14 September 2017, WindEurope and the Industry Advisory Panel of the International Energy Charter jointly organized an event on “Promoting and De-risking Renewable Energy Investments.” The event was attended by government representatives, financial and legal institutions and energy companies. Discussions focused on the promotion of investors’ legal and financial certainty in renewable energy projects. … Continue reading Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

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Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

The world’s biggest wind industry meeting reflects wind energy success story: WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope Conference to be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe site in 2018. Wind energy has made its breakthrough – in the energy market, in technology development and cost reduction and in its geographical reach. Starting from a European base, … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

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Japanese wind energy developers eye projects in Russia

Japanese investors are lining up to assess wind power opportunities in the frontier market of Russia’s Far East. The Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok last week saw a number of memoranda signed between Japanese wind developers and their Russian counterparts. While the agreements are either non-binding or small in scale, they highlight growing interest in … Continue reading Japanese wind energy developers eye projects in Russia

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Kimberly-Clark to use wind energy from Oklahoma, Texas

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has purchase nearly 1 million megawatt hours of electricity from two new wind power projects in Oklahoma and Texas. The energy supplied through the agreement is about a third of the electricity needs of the manufacturing company’s North American operations and will allow the company to surpass its greenhouse gas reduction goal four … Continue reading Kimberly-Clark to use wind energy from Oklahoma, Texas

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DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) test facility in Cologne. The molten salt is alternately heated and cooled from 250 to 560 degrees Celsius. Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt (TESIS) is used … Continue reading DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

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M&M’s launches new Fans of Wind campaign

Just yesterday, Anheuser-Busch announced it was buying enough wind energy from an Oklahoma project to meet half of its electricity needs. Now, M&M has launched a new Fans of Wind campaign: Fans of Wind Mars, M&M’s parent company, buys enough wind from projects in Texas and Scotland to make all of the M&M’s sold worldwide. … Continue reading M&M’s launches new Fans of Wind campaign

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EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to Supply 120 Megawatts of Wind Energy

EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to supply Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) with 120 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from the Rock Falls Wind Project in Oklahoma (total capacity 154 MW). The Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) is Kimberly-Clark’s first use of utility-scale renewable energy and will help Kimberly-Clark to surpass its 2022 commitment … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to Supply 120 Megawatts of Wind Energy

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