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Could Hydro Storage Prime the Pump for Renewables?

A project team from GE Research and GE Energy Consulting, supported by GE Renewable Energy’s hydro teams, has been awarded $1.25 MM in funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office to evaluate the long-term benefits and economics of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to provide flexibility, system stability and reliability services … Continue reading Could Hydro Storage Prime the Pump for Renewables?

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EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

Combination of PV and concentrated solar power with storage will boost 800 MW plant’s flexibility, says winning consortium. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has announced – after a competitive international bidding process – that the consortium of EDF (through its subsidiary EDF Renewables), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company- Masdar, and Green of Africa, … Continue reading EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

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The Spanish wind energy sector plans to double by 2030 the more than 22,500 current employees

The Spanish wind power sector estimates that in 2030 the current employment figure will be doubled, amounting to more than 22,500 professionals, so “we must take advantage of this opportunity for growth” of this industry, said the CEO of the Spanish Wind Energy Association ( AEE), Juan Virgilio Márquez. In the ‘Windtalent’ day organized by … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy sector plans to double by 2030 the more than 22,500 current employees

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China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW wind turbines for the wind power project. The wind turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, Zhuhai City, in water depths ranging from 11 to 21 metres. The Zhuhai Jinwan … Continue reading China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

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China to establish offshore wind farm

China will establish an offshore wind power project with an investment of about USD23.5 billion in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over 10 million kilowatts. Under the agreement, the two sides will also … Continue reading China to establish offshore wind farm

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Vestas secures 44 MW wind power order for V120-2.2 MW wind turbines

Leveraging its high tower solution to increase annual wind energy production, Vestas has secured a 44 MW order for 20 V120-2.2 MW wind turbines for an undisclosed wind farm in China. With hub heights of 152m, the project matches the hub height record in the Chinese market that was set by Vestas in the beginning … Continue reading Vestas secures 44 MW wind power order for V120-2.2 MW wind turbines

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Siemens Gamesa reaches 1 GW sold of the wind turbines SG 4.5-145

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been awarded another order by EDF Renewables to supply 30 SG 4.5-145 and 36 SG 2.7-129 wind turbines for the 232 MW Milligan wind project, located in Milligan County, Nebraska, USA. This project marks 1 GW of SG 4.5-145 wind turbines sold world-wide and reinforces Siemens Gamesa’s solid position in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reaches 1 GW sold of the wind turbines SG 4.5-145

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American Wind Energy Association announces new CLEANPOWER exhibition hub

WINDPOWER 2020 will be housed within CLEANPOWER, with new partners and programs for utility-scale wind, solar, and storage. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the creation of CLEANPOWER, a new exhibition hub that will bring together the utility-scale wind power, solar power and energy storage industries when it launches in Denver next May. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association announces new CLEANPOWER exhibition hub

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Wind energy in New Zealand: Waverley Wind Farm will have 31 wind turbines

An agreement by Genesis to buy wind power from Waverley Wind Farm means the project will now be built – with construction beginning next year and taking 18 months. Major New Zealand electricity generator and retailer Genesis made a relationship with Australian electricity generation company Tilt Renewables in October last year. Last week Genesis agreed … Continue reading Wind energy in New Zealand: Waverley Wind Farm will have 31 wind turbines

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TÜV NORD and GE Renewable Energy announce wind turbines with a lifetime of 40 years

TÜV NORD issues first Design Evaluation Conformity Statement for forty years, twice the customary length. Approach positions GE Renewable Energy and TÜV NORD as industry pioneers. Certification cover GE Renewable Energy’s 2.7-116 wind turbine. GE Renewable Energy and TÜV NORD today announced a milestone in the testing and certification of wind turbines today, the first … Continue reading TÜV NORD and GE Renewable Energy announce wind turbines with a lifetime of 40 years

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GE Renewable Energy Secures More Than 2 GW in US Onshore Wind Energy Orders Through May 2019

GE announces orders for more than 700 wind turbines in the first five months of the year, which will power the equivalent of 800,000 US homes. GE currently has 26,000+ wind turbines running in the US. Continued strong demand for GE’s 2 MW platform, which will have 15 GW installed by the end of 2019. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Secures More Than 2 GW in US Onshore Wind Energy Orders Through May 2019

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GE Renewable Energy Has Repowered More Than 4 GWs of Wind Turbines in the US

GE Renewable Energy announced today at the AWEA Windpower Conference that the company has completed over 2,500 repowering upgrades, covering 4 GWs of capacity at 36 different wind farms across the United States, since 2017. The company said it expects to repower an additional 3 GW of units for 11 customers at over 25 new … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Has Repowered More Than 4 GWs of Wind Turbines in the US

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WindEurope calls on EU countries to make National Energy & Climate Plans their investment brochure for wind energy

European countries’ National Energy & Climate Plans are meant to be their energy transition roadmap to 2030. But the draft versions of the Plans need significant improvements if the EU is to deliver on its 2030 renewable energy target. Speaking at an event hosted by the European Climate Foundation alongside representatives of the Spanish Government, … Continue reading WindEurope calls on EU countries to make National Energy & Climate Plans their investment brochure for wind energy

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Largest WINDPOWER expo in years breezes into the Energy Capital of the World

American Wind Energy Association leaders arrived in Houston to elect new Board members amid record US wind farm development. Leaders from the wind industry and across the clean energy sector arrived in Houston today as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) opens WINDPOWER 2019, the largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere. The show … Continue reading Largest WINDPOWER expo in years breezes into the Energy Capital of the World

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EDP and ENGIE join forces to create a leading global offshore wind energy player

Antonio Mexia, EDP CEO and Chairman of EDPR and Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, announce today the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to create a co-controlled 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity will be the exclusive vehicle of investment of EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (EDPR), … Continue reading EDP and ENGIE join forces to create a leading global offshore wind energy player

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Two wind power projects to come online in South Africa in August 2020

The transportation of both Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s turbine tower sections have commenced, making their way from the West Coast’s Port of Saldanha and Atlantis. These two giant projects will be connected to the country’s national grid by August 2020, forming part of the government’s Renewable Energy Industry Power Producer Procurement … Continue reading Two wind power projects to come online in South Africa in August 2020

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Vestas introduces the wind turbines V138-3.0 MW – the next EnVentus variant

Following the launch of the EnVentus platform in January, including the V162-5.6 MW and V150-5.6 MW turbines, Vestas today introduced the V138-3.0 MW turbine at AWEA WINDPOWER in Houston, Texas. Based on the scalable EnVentus platform architecture, the V138-3.0 MW’s 138m rotor provides a large rotor-size-to-generator-rating ratio, strengthening Vestas’ portfolio of turbines through superior park … Continue reading Vestas introduces the wind turbines V138-3.0 MW – the next EnVentus variant

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Vestas to supply V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Fortum’s wind energy project in Finland

Vestas has secured an order from Fortum, a publicly listed energy supplier, for the 90 MW wind farm Kalax in the province of Närpio in Western Finland. To maximise power production, Vestas has developed a wind energy solution tailored to the site’s specific wind conditions that features 21 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in 4.3 MW … Continue reading Vestas to supply V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Fortum’s wind energy project in Finland

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Delivering Kype Muir Wind Farm

Utilising Nooteboom quadruple extendable Super Wing Carriers, Collett & Sons Ltd have completed deliveries of the 78 turbine blades (26 wind turbines in total) destined for Kype Muir Wind Farm. Collett undertook the planning and delivery of 494 components including blades, towers, nacelles, drive trains and hubs required for the development of Kype Muir Wind … Continue reading Delivering Kype Muir Wind Farm

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Siemens Gamesa signs multibrand service contract with Pattern Energy for 218 MW in Texas, USA

Siemens Gamesa expands its multibrand service footprint with the addition of Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind 1 facility consisting of 118 units of 1.85-87 MW GE wind turbines. Agreement covers four years of operations and maintenance of all turbines, including SCADA diagnostic analysis to maximize Pattern Energy’s business case. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announces it has … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa signs multibrand service contract with Pattern Energy for 218 MW in Texas, USA

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