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Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

In many parts of the world, renewables represent the least cost source of new power generation technology. The global weighted average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined in 2018, including concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) (down 26% from 2017), bioelectricity (down 14%), solar PV and onshore wind … Continue reading Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

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Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

Nordex has received an order from NaturEner USA, LLC to provide Premium O&M services for their 400 MW fleet of Acciona Windpower wind turbines in Montana, USA. The related wind projects are: Glacier Wind phases 1 & 2, located near Ethridge and Rim Rock, located near Kevin. The three wind power projects consist of 266 … Continue reading Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

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Wind power industry

Wind energy has emerged as one of the most economical ways to add new generating capacity.  Yet, while falling prices are helping to move wind power into new markets and driving up sales, the highly competitive environment is causing a decrease in the number of wind turbine manufacturers. The global transition from FITs to more-competitive … Continue reading Wind power industry

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The wind energy capacity in 2018

The global wind power market continued to be fairly stable in 2018, with about 51 GW of capacity installed worldwide (including nearly 47 GW onshore and 4.5 GW offshore), down approximately4% from 2017. Onshore wind farm installations accounted for all of the market decline.  This was the fifth consecutive year with annual additions exceeding 50 … Continue reading The wind energy capacity in 2018

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EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

EDP Renováveis (EDP Renewables, Euronext: 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 LLC, has secured a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”), with East Bay Community Energy (“EBCE”), to sell 100 MW of solar energy … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for its first large scale renewable project with storage

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China funds wind farm construction in Mozambique

The China Energy Investment company will build a wind farm in the Manhiça district of Maputo province with capacity to produce more than 100 megawatts of electricity, according to Mozambican news agency AIM. With US$120 million in funding from the Chinese government the plant may be completed in 2022. According to Maputo province government spokeswoman … Continue reading China funds wind farm construction in Mozambique

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North Sea Ministers extend and intensify cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in the Danish city of Esbjerg and agreed to extend and intensify their cooperation on offshore wind energy. Offshore wind turbines is key to deliver Europe’s ambition on decarbonisation. A net-zero emissions economy by 2050 will rely on renewable energy. This will mean a total of 240-450 … Continue reading North Sea Ministers extend and intensify cooperation on offshore wind power

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301, a tax extenders package that would prolong expired tax credits or credits expiring in 2019, including the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), for one year: “Chairman Neal is proposing a general … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301

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Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy recently received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind farm in Japan. The agreement with customer Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the Northern Akita Offshore Wind Farm project, and a long-term service agreement. Commercial operation date is scheduled from 2024 onwards. All … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

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Full capacity test a success for concentrated solar power plant in China

The country’s first 100-megawatt molten salt concentrating solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Gansu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity. Nearly 20 hours of operating records show the systems at the concentrated solar power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also set a new record by generating … Continue reading Full capacity test a success for concentrated solar power plant in China

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Ørsted and Vattenfall link up offshore wind farms in the North Sea

A new eight-kilometre cable between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 allows the two offshore wind farms to supply each other with electricity if the export connection to land is disconnected. The cable was used for the first time recently when the Danish system operator, Energinet, disconnected the export cable to Horns Rev 2 … Continue reading Ørsted and Vattenfall link up offshore wind farms in the North Sea

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Norway wants to open two new North Sea areas to offshore wind energy

Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind farms, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts(GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said. The oil-producing nation has recently been seeking to develop wind power, both onshore and offshore. The first offshore area, which the … Continue reading Norway wants to open two new North Sea areas to offshore wind energy

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European Commission calls out EU countries on insufficient renewables ambition, lack of policy measures in their National Energy and Climate Plans

The European Commission today released its assessment and recommendations on the EU-28 countries’ National Energy and Climate Plans for 2030. These Plans aim to drive investments into the energy transition and ensure that Europe meets its collective 2030 target of 32% renewable energy. As they stand the Plans will not allow Europe to deliver on … Continue reading European Commission calls out EU countries on insufficient renewables ambition, lack of policy measures in their National Energy and Climate Plans

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Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment

Global investment in renewable energy hit USD 288.9 billion in 2018, with the amount spent on new capacity far exceeding the financial backing for new fossil fuel power, according to new figures published today. These numbers, produced by BloombergNEF (BNEF), are being published today as part of REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report. The numbers … Continue reading Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment

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Wind energy in Texas: Nordex 100 wind turbines for Engie’e wind farm

Nordex has signed a contract with the North American subsidiary of the French energy group Engie S.A. to supply and install 100 wind turbines of the AW3000 series. The wind power project will use the AW140/3000 on an 82 meter tower, which represents the largest swept area wind turbine available in the marketplace with a … Continue reading Wind energy in Texas: Nordex 100 wind turbines for Engie’e wind farm

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Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

An estimated 550 MW of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) came online in 2018, increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW. CSP is also known as solar thermal electricity (STE). This annual increase represents the largest gain since 2014, and it occurred despite delays in several projects that had been … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

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Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

Casa dos Ventos, one of the pioneers and largest investors in the development of wind power projects in Brazil, has placed a 445 MW wind farm order for the supply and installation of 106 Vestas V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for the Rio do Vento wind farm in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. … Continue reading Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

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Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

Spanish utility company Iberdrola will spark renewed energy-price competition when it begins selling electricity to Irish homes this week and reveals plans to spend €100 million on wind farms. Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for around 20 years through its UK business, Scottishpower, which owns several wind farms here, including Barnesmore in Co Donegal. … Continue reading Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

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Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

Renewable energy ( wind energy, PV, concentrated solar power) is increasingly powering the world, but erratic policy making is holding the sector back from its potential contribution to cutting carbon pollution and meeting climate and development targets, according to REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report (GSR), released today.  The report confirms that for the fourth … Continue reading Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

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UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced a global partnership today to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development.  Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in … Continue reading UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

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