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Countries Raise the Sails on Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore renewables, including offshore wind power, wave, tidal, ocean thermal, and floating solar PV, will witness substantial growth in capacity over the next decade and play an essential role in the global energy transformation. In this context, representatives from 40 countries gathered to identify collaboration areas and agree on concrete actions to accelerate progress and … Continue reading Countries Raise the Sails on Offshore Wind Energy

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Monaco Énergies Renouvelables (MER) has just bought three wind farms projects in France

The wind farms are expected to open between December 2020 and June 2021 and their energy production will be added to that of Monaco’s current ten solar farms. Together, they will produce 75 MW of renewable energy, 25% of the Principality’s consumption. MER was created three years ago by the Government and Monaco’s Electricity and … Continue reading Monaco Énergies Renouvelables (MER) has just bought three wind farms projects in France

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Vientos Patagónicos wind farm started operation

The three wind turbines can deliver up to 10.35 MW of power to the system, thus helping Magallanes go from 2% to 18% in the use of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies in its energy matrix.Successfully concluding an intense period of technical tests, this Friday, October 16, the new Vientos Patagónicos wind farm officially came into operation, … Continue reading Vientos Patagónicos wind farm started operation

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Suzlon appoints Ashwani Kumar as Group Chief Executive Officer

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced today that it has appointed Mr. Ashwani Kumar as its Group CEO. Ashwani Kumar, with over three decades of experience in the areas of projects, business development and finance at leading Indian Power and Infrastructure companies is a Mechanical Engineer, and an alumnus of IIM Bangalore … Continue reading Suzlon appoints Ashwani Kumar as Group Chief Executive Officer

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Cost of offshore wind energy is half what it was five years ago

In addition to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have in the background the urgent need to tackle the threat of unstoppable climate change. Well-informed positive leadership is required to deal with the climate crisis and give our children and grandchildren the opportunity of a normal healthy life on this planet. This well-informed leadership is clearly … Continue reading Cost of offshore wind energy is half what it was five years ago

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Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

Wind energy is 300,000 jobs in Europe and contributes €37bn to EU GDP every year according to WindEurope’s new report: ‘Wind Energy and economic recovery in Europe – How wind energy will put communities at the heart of the European recovery”. European leadership in wind energy will continue to boost jobs and benefit communities. Delivering the National Energy and Climate Plans is key. If … Continue reading Each new wind turbine installed in Europe generates €10m of economic activity

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Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 thousand gigawatthours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018. Substantial growth in wind capacity in the state was the primary reason for this increase. Texas wind capacity rose almost 17% in 2019, from 24.1 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 to 28.1 … Continue reading Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

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AWEA Comment on FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following comment after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) put out a policy statement on state-determined carbon pricing in wholesale markets. “AWEA applauds FERC for issuing a bipartisan policy statement related to its timely and pivotal recent technical conference on carbon pricing in organized markets. An overwhelming … Continue reading AWEA Comment on FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

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Pakistan: Bridging the energy gap with wind power

A yawning gap in the supply and demand for electricity has led Pakistan to set an ambitious goal: to generate 30% of its power from modern renewable sources by 2030. Zephyr Power, an Independent Power Producer, embarked on that journey and entrusted its first 50-MW wind project at Gharo to Siemens Gamesa. This debut has … Continue reading Pakistan: Bridging the energy gap with wind power

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EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

With this new agreement, EDPR has now secured 85% of the ~7.0 GW targeted wind energy and solar power global capacity build-out for 2019-2022 period. DP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

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NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrated Solar Power Receiver Fields

Since the mid-’80s, concentrating solar power (CSP) plants have generated clean energy to power our homes, schools, offices, and communities. Yet, one consistent challenge of CSP plants is hydrogen buildup, which can be costly to mitigate and reduces plant efficiency. NREL Senior Scientist Greg Glatzmaier has spent much of his career finding a solution. By … Continue reading NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrated Solar Power Receiver Fields

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GE Renewable Energy and SB Energy hail signing one of the largest wind power projects in India

GE Renewable Energy to supply, install and commission 121 sets of its 2.7-132 wind turbines.327 MW powers the equivalent of 250,000 households in India. One of India’s single largest wind energy project awarded to date. GE Renewable Energy announced today its selection by SB Energy (SoftBank Group) to supply, install and commission 121 sets of … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and SB Energy hail signing one of the largest wind power projects in India

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RWE expands its wind energy business to Taiwan

World’s number 2 in offshore wind power is taking part in Taiwan’s largest energy trade fair RWE and Asia Cement Corporation prepare 448 MW Chu Feng offshore wind farm for next grid allocation round in Taiwan  RWE is taking part in Taiwan’s largest annual energy trade fair and conference. This underlines RWE’s ambitions to expand … Continue reading RWE expands its wind energy business to Taiwan

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Iberdrola takes on the most complex construction of wind farms in Spain, in Asturias

Progress is made in getting blades up to wind farms located in a very tricky terrain – the mountains – with difficult access, steep slopes and curves of up to almost 180º. It is undertaking four projects of 130 MW of power, which will triple its installed capacity in the region and allow the generation … Continue reading Iberdrola takes on the most complex construction of wind farms in Spain, in Asturias

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Enercon to supply E-160 EP5 E2 wind turbines to Vietnam’s largest wind power plant

Ea Nam wind farm will exceed 400 MW in capacity / With an order intake of currently more than 1 GW Vietnam is a fast growing core market for ENERCON In the course of the company’s new focus on international markets, ENERCON is intensifying its activities in Vietnam. By signing a contract for the supply … Continue reading Enercon to supply E-160 EP5 E2 wind turbines to Vietnam’s largest wind power plant

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Spain, 2,000 MW more of wind energy and solar power

Spain welcomes more than 2,000 new MW of renewable installed power in the first nine months of 2020, once again demonstrating progress towards a greener, decarbonized and sustainable electricity system. So far in 2020 the national electricity system has installed a total of 2,114 MW of new renewable generation power from wind and solar photovoltaic, … Continue reading Spain, 2,000 MW more of wind energy and solar power

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Nordex wins orders for 1,229 megawatts of wind energy in third quarter of 2020 with Delta4000 wind turbines accounting for 86 percent

Nordex has received orders for 271 wind turbine systems with a total output of 1,228.6 megawatts (MW) in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2019: 1,700.3 MW). The Delta4000-series wind turbines with an output range of four to five MW accounted for 86 percent of the orders. In the first nine months of 2020, the … Continue reading Nordex wins orders for 1,229 megawatts of wind energy in third quarter of 2020 with Delta4000 wind turbines accounting for 86 percent

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Tetrahedron today launches a novel crane for the installation of the next-generation of offshore wind turbines

Tetrahedron today launches a novel crane for the installation of the next-generation of offshore wind turbines, designed to fit on both existing and new jackup wind turbine installation vessels. This novel crane is developed specifically for the offshore wind industry. A new motion principle exchanges unused extensive reach for useful height. The crane design incorporates: … Continue reading Tetrahedron today launches a novel crane for the installation of the next-generation of offshore wind turbines

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DLR and BDLI present white paper on zero-emission aviation

The energy transition in air transport, with the goal of zero emissions, is possible by mid-century but requires a considerable increase in innovation. This is being emphasised by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsche Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the German Aerospace Industries Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie; BDLI) at today’s joint … Continue reading DLR and BDLI present white paper on zero-emission aviation

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Large Statkraft wind farm to double its wind energy capacity in Brazil

Ready for construction of Statkraft’s new Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind energy project. Statkraft is ready to start construction of its Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind power project in northeastern Brazil, after closing a turbine supply contract with German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex. Statkraft’s largest wind project in South America will more than double its … Continue reading Large Statkraft wind farm to double its wind energy capacity in Brazil

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