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3W Power/AEG Power Solutions Wins a Contract with Martifer Solar in Ukraine for Photovoltaic Power Plant Equipment

3W Power Ukraine, subsidiary of AEG Power Solutions, global leading manufacturer of power electronic systems, signed its first contract with the solar division of the Portuguese multinational group Martifer. This deal covers photovoltaic utility scale equipment for two solar farms which will generate 5.25 MW. The sites are both located in the Vinnytsia region of … Continue reading 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions Wins a Contract with Martifer Solar in Ukraine for Photovoltaic Power Plant Equipment

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Vestas Wins Loan Revisions, Removing Threat of New-Equity Issue

In July 2012 (ref. company announcement No. 30/2012 of 31 July 2012), Vestas agreed with its lenders to defer the half-year testing of the financial covenants. Following this and during the autumn of 2012, Vestas has conducted a thorough review of the future funding requirements of the company’s new operating business model. The review shows … Continue reading Vestas Wins Loan Revisions, Removing Threat of New-Equity Issue

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Solar energy and wind power the cheapest sources of energy

Solar power and wind energy could become the cheapest sources of energy and almost exclusively power the country in coming decades as carbon prices climb, the Climate Commission says. A report, to be released today by chief commissioner Professor Tim Flannery, notes the vast potential from sunlight and wind and “solar PV and wind could … Continue reading Solar energy and wind power the cheapest sources of energy

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First large scale solar power plant inaugurated in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities inaugurated the country’s first large-scale solar energy plant, built with a $10 million Japanese donation. President Laura Chinchilla and the head of the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity, or ICE, Teofilo de la Torre, inaugurated the Miravalles solar park in Bagaces, a small town in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. “Today we … Continue reading First large scale solar power plant inaugurated in Costa Rica

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Cuba: Two wind farms survive hurricane Sandy without being damaged

Hurricane Sandy, before hitting major parts of the USA, previously devastated large areas in the Caribbean, amongst them in Haiti and Cuba, where also dozens of people were killed. Thousands of houses have been destroyed e.g. in the Eastern part of Cuba, mainly around Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city. Also the power … Continue reading Cuba: Two wind farms survive hurricane Sandy without being damaged

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China has promulgated a series of regulations to support the development of renewable energy

As the biggest producer and consumer of energy in the world, China faces many challenges. The pressure to ensure the supply of energy is increasing and so is the pressure to deal with the associated environment issues. In response, the Chinese government has been calling for a transformation in the way energy is developed and … Continue reading China has promulgated a series of regulations to support the development of renewable energy

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Suzlon wins 39 MW orders from Bharat Electronics and GSFC

Suzlon Group has signed contracts for 39.9 MW projects with leading Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The projects comprise of 19 units of Suzlon’s S95 – 2.1 MW wind turbines. GSFC has signed a contract for 29.4 MW with Suzlon. GSFC currently has an existing installed capacity of 123.40 MW operating in sites across Gujarat. The … Continue reading Suzlon wins 39 MW orders from Bharat Electronics and GSFC

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GDF Suez dedicates 33-MW wind farm in France

Today, in the presence of local elected officials, Jean-François Cirelli, Vice Chairman and President of GDF SUEZ, accompanied by Henri Ducré, GDF SUEZ Executive Vice President, and Claude Midi, CEO of Eole Generation, inaugurated the Landes de Couesmé wind farm near Les Fougerets in the Morbihan department. Generating 33MW of electricity, the wind farm is the most … Continue reading GDF Suez dedicates 33-MW wind farm in France

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Cartier énergie éolienne officially launches operations at the Gros-Morne-Sainte-Madeleine wind farm

Cartier Énergie éolienne is pleased to announce today with the Minister Delegate of the Gaspé region and deputy of Gaspé, Mr. Gaétan Lelièvre, Member of Parliament Haute-Gaspésie-La Mitis-Matane-Matapedia, Mr. Jean-François Fortin, as well as the prefect and mayors of the region, the official opening of the wind farm Gros Morne Phase II Sainte-Madeleine whose commercial … Continue reading Cartier énergie éolienne officially launches operations at the Gros-Morne-Sainte-Madeleine wind farm

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UK energy bill will create 125,000 green jobs

Alarmist headlines in the UK today proclaimed the “tripling” of energy bills to pay for “green energy”. But the scaremongering belied a story that is positive for the British economy, the climate, the consumer and the European wind energy industry. The feature of the upcoming energy bill most media seized on was that energy firms … Continue reading UK energy bill will create 125,000 green jobs

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Mauritania’s solar energy plant gets underway

The announcement of a 15-megawatt solar power project in Nouakchott has been announced by Masdar. The project will satisfy 10% of the country’s electricity capacity and will provide an annual demand growth in the country, estimated to be at a rate of 12% in 2012. Mauritania has abundant renewable resources in the form of both … Continue reading Mauritania’s solar energy plant gets underway

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Introduce Large-capacity Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), will begin an energy storage system demonstration project using the power grid in the UK’s Orkney Islands, which has a high proportion of renewable energy generation in relation to demand. The project aims at demonstrating power supply stabilization in the … Continue reading Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Introduce Large-capacity Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System

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Wind power can help governments deal with accelerating climate change crisis

As delegates and observers get ready for the annual UN conference on climate change which begins next Monday in Doha, they will have lots of reports to consider as they being working towards the goal of extending the existing Kyoto Protocol designed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. According to one of those studies, The … Continue reading Wind power can help governments deal with accelerating climate change crisis

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3.7 Million Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Sold in 2011

Approximately 1.2 million electric vehicles (including e-bikes and scooters) and 2.5 million hybrid electric vehicles were sold in North America and Europe in 2011, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement for co-operation on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programs (IA-HEV). 2011 marked the first full year of … Continue reading 3.7 Million Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Sold in 2011

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Algeria Targets 22GW of Renewable Energy by 2030

Next year will see the first phase of the ambitious project, which will eventually include solar photovoltaic energy, concentrated solar power, and wind energy. North African country Algeria is upping the ante in the renewable energy game. According to a recent PV-Tech article, the country hopes to have 22 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy online … Continue reading Algeria Targets 22GW of Renewable Energy by 2030

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ERCOT, SPP systems see record wind energy generation levels

On November 10, wind generation hit record levels on the systems of two of the country’s major independent transmission system operators, ERCOT (the Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and SPP (the Southwest Power Pool, which includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and parts of neighboring states). SPP then broke its November 10 record a week later … Continue reading ERCOT, SPP systems see record wind energy generation levels

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