DOE make a big investment in offshore wind energy

Wrapping up a year of exciting offshore wind developments, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new $18.5 million funding opportunity for an offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium. “As the former Governor of one of the largest wind producing states, I know the value of … Continue reading DOE make a big investment in offshore wind energy

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Words can fuel perceived health impacts of wind turbines

Do you have sores on your feet? Is your hair turning grey? You may live near a wind turbine. Or at least that’s what certain stories you can find on the Internet would have you believe – that wind turbines cause health problems. In reality, tens of millions of people comfortably live near wind projects … Continue reading Words can fuel perceived health impacts of wind turbines

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Corporates call for greater government ambition on renewables ahead of EU Energy Council Meeting

Major multinationals and energy companies call for greater EU policy ambition to unlock the potential of renewables in Europe’s energy mix. Some of the world’s largest multinationals and energy companies today issued a joint declaration urging EU Member States to support a renewable energy target of at least 35% by 2030. The declaration was signed … Continue reading Corporates call for greater government ambition on renewables ahead of EU Energy Council Meeting

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Vestas has received an order for 15 V136-3.6 MW wind turbines for a 54 MW wind power plant in Norway

Vestas has received an order for 15 V136-3.6 MW wind turbines for a 54 MW wind power plant located in Marker in south-east Norway. The firm and unconditional order is placed by the leading Swiss-based international energy and infrastructure company BKW Energie AG, which owns a large stake in the 1 GW Fosen Vind project … Continue reading Vestas has received an order for 15 V136-3.6 MW wind turbines for a 54 MW wind power plant in Norway

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Vestas wins largest order to date in India with 250 MW turnkey order

Vestas’ extensive experience from around 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe has secured the company its largest project in India to date. The record order is placed by Ostro Kutch Power Private Limited and awarded through India’s first wind power auction held in February 2017. The 250 MW turnkey order follows another 100 … Continue reading Vestas wins largest order to date in India with 250 MW turnkey order

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GE scores its largest Wind Energy order in Thailand

Agreements to build three 90 MW clusters for the Theparak Wind farm in Central Thailand. GE Renewable Energy and GE Power recently announced agreements to provide 270 MW of wind energy capacity to Wind Energy Holding (a member of Thailand’s KPN Group) for the Theparak Wind Farm in Central Thailand.   GE Renewable Energy is … Continue reading GE scores its largest Wind Energy order in Thailand

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One third of 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW nacelles depart for Merkur Offshore wind farm

GE Renewable Energy announces the depart of the last set of nacelles to be shipped this year to Merkur’s Offshore Windfarm logistical hub in Eemshaven Netherlands. By the end of the month this hub will have received 24 nacelles, 24 blades, and several other tower fragments and transition pieces. With all these component in-place, local … Continue reading One third of 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW nacelles depart for Merkur Offshore wind farm

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When fake news has real consequences: Words can fuel perceived health impacts

Do you have sores on your feet? Is your hair turning grey? You may live near a wind turbine. Or at least that’s what certain stories you can find on the Internet would have you believe – that wind turbines cause health problems. In reality, tens of millions of people comfortably live near wind projects … Continue reading When fake news has real consequences: Words can fuel perceived health impacts

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Wind energy research at DLR – First innovative DLR rotor blade headed for load testing

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have completed the first innovative rotor blade as part of the SmartBlades2 project. The rotor blade with a length of 20 metres can passively adapt to varying wind conditions using bending torsion coupling. Until the beginning of 2018, the rotor blade will … Continue reading Wind energy research at DLR – First innovative DLR rotor blade headed for load testing

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Australia has potential to be wind energy world leader

Australia can lead the world in wind power, but a lack of direction in policy has hampered its growth, according to the Australian Wind Alliance. A new report by the University of Technology, Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures said Australia’s potential onshore wind resources could power the nation 12 times over, but only accounts for … Continue reading Australia has potential to be wind energy world leader

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Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres

Climate change will soon cause global wind power to flip hemispheres, researchers have claimed. The new study predicts wind resources in the next century may decrease in many regions in the Northern Hemisphere – and could sharply increase in several hotspot regions down south. Climate change will drive the flip, researchers wrote in the journal Nature. … Continue reading Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres

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Ørsted completes divestment of Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm

Further to the company’s announcement issued on 7 August 2017, Ørsted has completed the divestment of 50% of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). The acquisition price will be paid in 2017, and the EPC contract payments will be made during 2017 and 2018. With the completion of the … Continue reading Ørsted completes divestment of Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm

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CTE WIND opens an office in Spain

CTE WIND, through its subsidiary CTE Ibérica in Bilbao, is now present in Spain. We are pleased to announce the expansion of our company with the opening of a subsidiary in Bilbao, Spain. The new Spanish office is set to target the Spanish and Latin American market. Two engineers with vast experience in the wind … Continue reading CTE WIND opens an office in Spain

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WindEurope applauds new platform for coal region transition

WindEurope congratulates the European Commission on the creation of its ‘Platform on Coal Regions in Transition’ today. The Platform, part of a number of energy transition measures within the wider Clean Energy Package, will help regions with coal mining activities to modernise their economies and prepare them for structural and technological transition. The Commission’s goal … Continue reading WindEurope applauds new platform for coal region transition

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GE Power, Egypt’s EETC to Connect 120 MW of Wind Power

GE Power today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the extension of the Gabal El Zayt 22/220 kilovolt (kV) Gas Insulated Substation, connecting an additional 120 megawatts (MW) of power to the national grid by the end of 2018. The extension will leverage GE Power’s Grid … Continue reading GE Power, Egypt’s EETC to Connect 120 MW of Wind Power

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Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according to new research. However, some places, including eastern Australia, will see winds pick up. The research is the first global study to project the impact … Continue reading Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

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San Francisco’s transit system announces wind energy deal

The San Francisco Bay Area’s rapid transit system took a big step towards ensuring a clean energy future, and it’s using wind power to get there. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)’s Board of Directors approved two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) last week, one for 61.7 megawatts (MW) of wind and one for 45 … Continue reading San Francisco’s transit system announces wind energy deal

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Acciona has signed an International Business Declaration

ACCIONA is a signatory of the “International Business Declaration”, with another 54 companies, and promoted by a number of international organisations such as We Mean Business, Corporate Leaders Group and CDP, to urge governments to implement the Paris Agreement. The Declaration was presented the day before the celebration of the ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris, … Continue reading Acciona has signed an International Business Declaration

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Argentina Embraces Renewable Energies

The distinguished Convention Center of the Alvear Icon Hotel serves as home for specialists from international organizations, speakers, and investors to exchange experiences and discuss the integration of the energy sector at a sub-regional and regional level.   The XLVII edition of the “Council of Experts and Meeting of Ministers” had the presence of the … Continue reading Argentina Embraces Renewable Energies

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Vestas receives 40 MW order of 80 percent PTC qualifying turbine components in the U.S.

Vestas has received an order for 40 MW of turbine components that qualify for 80 percent of the PTC value under the bipartisan PATH act that Congress passed in 2015. The long-term phasedown terms set in the PATH act have resulted in nearly USD 50 billion of investment in the U.S. including the expansion of … Continue reading Vestas receives 40 MW order of 80 percent PTC qualifying turbine components in the U.S.

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