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Nova Scotia minister optimistic about job growth at wind farm parts plant

Wind turbines generate power on Dalhousie Mountain. Nova Scotia’s economic development minister says he remains hopeful that a wind farm parts manufacturer that the provincial government has a stake in will generate more jobs even though it’s fallen short of anticipated employment targets. The government announced in 2010 it would spend $60 million as part … Continue reading Nova Scotia minister optimistic about job growth at wind farm parts plant

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Solar power and wind farm plants will need an effective way of storing energy

As California moves toward more renewable energy, solar energy and wind turbines will need an effective way of storing large amounts of energy for use during clouding and calm days. A team of researchers has developed a cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly battery that could be used to store energy at solar power plants for a … Continue reading Solar power and wind farm plants will need an effective way of storing energy

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ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order in Brazil

ABB (NYSE: ABB), the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian utility Eolicas do Sul. The order was booked in the second quarter. Brazil has traditionally relied heavily on hydropower for its electricity supply. This project is part … Continue reading ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order in Brazil

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Wind energy policy advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

Extension of critical tax relief to save 37,000 jobs in wind power and continue growing U.S. manufacturing advanced in the Senate Finance Committee today with strong bipartisan support. By an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 19-5, the committee passed an extenders package that included an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). On critical … Continue reading Wind energy policy advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

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CarCharging(TM) to Provide Charging Services for Electric Cars

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (OTCBB: CCGI) (‘CarCharging’), a nationwide provider of EV charging services, is excited to announce that through an exclusive partnership with the City of Coconut Creek, charging services for electric vehicles (EV) will soon be offered at City Hall, located at 4800 W. Copans Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33063. ‘Coconut … Continue reading CarCharging(TM) to Provide Charging Services for Electric Cars

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SGS Conducts End of Warranty Inspection of Borusan Wind Power in Turkey

In January 2012, SGS was appointed a contract to conduct end of warranty inspection services for twenty Vestas V90-3MW wind turbines by Borusan EnBW Energy. During the project, which consisted of three two-week subprojects to be completed between March and May of 2012, SGS examined the wind turbines at the Turkish Borusan Wind Energy Power … Continue reading SGS Conducts End of Warranty Inspection of Borusan Wind Power in Turkey

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Wisconsin Energy to buy wind farm with 20 wind turbines

Wisconsin’s largest electric utility will spend $27-million-to buy an existing wind farm in the southwest part of the state. Wisconsin Energy, the parent of We Energies, has agreed to buy the Montfort Energy Center near Montfort in Grant County. Next-Era Energy Resources of Florida currently owns the facility. It opened 11 years ago, and it … Continue reading Wisconsin Energy to buy wind farm with 20 wind turbines

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Germany installs record 4,300 MW photovoltaic solar energy in first half

Germany installed a record of around 4,300 megawatts of solar power capacity in the first half of 2012, raising the total in the world’s largest photovoltaic market to more than 28,000 MW, the federal network agency (Bundesnetzagentur) reported on Thursday. Nearly half of that amount, or about 1,800 MW, came in June in a building … Continue reading Germany installs record 4,300 MW photovoltaic solar energy in first half

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Lauren-Jyoti Awards $1.9M Process Order to Rockwell Automation for New Utility-Scale, Solar Thermal Power Plant in India

Lauren-Jyoti received the contract to construct a 50-megawatt concentrated solar power plant for Godawari Green Energy in Rajasthan, India. Jyoti Power Structures, an Indian counterpart, has awarded a $1.9 million order to Rockwell Automation for a 50 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in India. The solar energy plant will be one of the first … Continue reading Lauren-Jyoti Awards $1.9M Process Order to Rockwell Automation for New Utility-Scale, Solar Thermal Power Plant in India

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Mitt Romney looks set to declare war on America’s wind energy industry

Mitt Romney confirms he would end US wind power subsidies. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama draw up battle lines over US wind farm tax credits.   Mitt Romney looks set to declare war on America’s wind energy industry, further emphasising the dividing line between the presumptive Republican presidential candidate and President Barack Obama on energy issues. … Continue reading Mitt Romney looks set to declare war on America’s wind energy industry

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ABB wins $ 55 million wind power order in Brazil as renewable energy demand grows

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $ 55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian utility Eólicas do Sul. The order was booked in the second quarter. Brazil has traditionally relied heavily on hydropower for its electricity supply. This project is part … Continue reading ABB wins $ 55 million wind power order in Brazil as renewable energy demand grows

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Wind turbines for Schools project has banner year in 2011

The following article is one in a series of case studies included in AWEA’s recently published Small Wind Turbine Market Report Year End 2011. As the United States dramatically expands wind energy deployment, the industry is challenged with developing a skilled workforce to support it. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a … Continue reading Wind turbines for Schools project has banner year in 2011

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Wind farm: Letting PTC expire could have ‘devastating’ impact

The effect on America’s wind energy industry of allowing the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) to expire could be “devastating,” according to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff. Wellinghoff’s comment came in response to a question from The Hill newspaper at a Washington, D.C., energy conference Tuesday.  The wind industry, like … Continue reading Wind farm: Letting PTC expire could have ‘devastating’ impact

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AWEA, RENEW-NE applaud New England Governors’ resolution to procure wind energy

Action enabling long-term contracts will help keep cost of wind power low. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and its regional partner, Renewable Energy New England (RENEW), applauded the New England Governors’ Conference for unanimously passing a resolution to coordinate regional renewable energy procurement directing the release of a request for proposal (RFP) for renewable … Continue reading AWEA, RENEW-NE applaud New England Governors’ resolution to procure wind energy

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Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage Applications

Lithium Ion, Sodium Sulfur, Advanced Lead-Acid, Sodium Metal Halide, and Advanced Flow Batteries for Grid Asset Optimization. Over the next 10 years, the global power sector will undergo dramatic changes in its technical and business profiles. As generation resources evolve – both with and without carbon constraints – load profiles will grow and become increasingly … Continue reading Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage Applications

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ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

Brazil has added significant wind energy in the past few years and currently has over 1500 megawatts of installed wind farm capacity with another 7000 MW in the pipeline over the next five years. ABB said it won an order worth around $55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian … Continue reading ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

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Spanish government’s consideration of discriminatory tax on wind energy threatens the wind power industry

The Spanish wind industry is fighting for its life. Just a few months ago, the government let the support scheme for the industry lapse, citing the economic crisis and falling electricity demand. Now, the government is contemplating a discriminatory tax on wind energy, much higher than for other forms of generation, further feeding the myth that … Continue reading Spanish government’s consideration of discriminatory tax on wind energy threatens the wind power industry

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Gamesa to Bring an Additional 48 MW of Wind Power to China

Spanish wind energy manufacturer Gamesa, has recently signed a deal with Chinese company Huadian Group to offer an extra 48 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines to the Liyushian wind farm in the Chinese province of Fuijan. The deal will allow Gamesa to give its G87-2.0MW wind turbines to Huadian Group, which will be delivered onsite … Continue reading Gamesa to Bring an Additional 48 MW of Wind Power to China

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