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GE Leads Local Content Requirements for Wind Energy in Ontario

GE is showcasing its local manufacturing leadership for Ontario’s growing wind power industry at the CanWEA 2012 annual conference and exhibition, Canada’s largest wind energy trade show. Ontario’s Green Energy Act mandates that wind farm developers across the province meet local content requirements, benefiting the Ontario economy. “Our strengths in Ontario are a true differentiator … Continue reading GE Leads Local Content Requirements for Wind Energy in Ontario

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Delivery of Photovoltaic Projects in Indonesia

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and PT. Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Services (PJB Services) of Indonesia today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the delivery of 100 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar power plants in Indonesia in order to address the growing energy demand in the country. “Indonesia has an increasingly urgent need … Continue reading Delivery of Photovoltaic Projects in Indonesia

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Yingli Green Energy supplied photovoltaic modules for the largest solar plant in Peru

Gestamp Solar SL (Madrid, Spain) and Solarpack (Getxo, Spain) have completed two 20 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Southern Peru. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) manufacturers, which markets its products … Continue reading Yingli Green Energy supplied photovoltaic modules for the largest solar plant in Peru

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Enough wind to power global energy demand

There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world’s demand. Airbourne wind turbines that convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy could generate even more power than ground- and ocean-based units. New research from Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira examines the limits of the amount of power that could be harvested from … Continue reading Enough wind to power global energy demand

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Wind energy in Canada to grow nearly 20% in 2012

CanWEA expects new wind energy projects to add almost 1,200 MW of clean energy by the close of 2012. Wind energy’s contribution of clean power to the country’s electricity supply is expected to grow by nearly 20 percent by the end of 2012, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) says.   In 2012, Canada will … Continue reading Wind energy in Canada to grow nearly 20% in 2012

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Iraq invites firms to build wind energy and solar energy plants

Iraq plans to spend up to $1.6 billion on solar power and wind power stations over the next three years to add 400 megawatts to the national grid to help curb daily blackouts. Nine years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, investment is needed in most of Iraq’s industries, not least power generation, … Continue reading Iraq invites firms to build wind energy and solar energy plants

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New isolation monitor for lithium-ion batteries

Innovative Electronics Developed for Monitoring Isolation Resistance in Lithium Ion Battery Management Systems for Hybrids and Electric Vehicles. HELLA is partnering with Bender to develop a new isolation monitor for lithium-ion batteries which facilitates the safe and reliable operation of high voltage batteries for electric and advanced hybrid vehicles. A major global supplier in automotive … Continue reading New isolation monitor for lithium-ion batteries

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Renault to provide DHL Express with electric vehicles

Renault will supply DHL France with a fleet of electric vehicles by 2015. A total 50 vehicles have already been confirmed. The first four which are Kangoo Z.E., will be delivered by the end of 2012. Renault already chose DHL in 2011 to manage the logistics of battery shipments to all Z.E. centres and expert … Continue reading Renault to provide DHL Express with electric vehicles

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Second life of lithium-ion batteries: Electric Car Batteries As Energy Storage Systems

“Energy storage batteries could be placed just before the end users — say 24 houses — and go on the grid during localized blackouts, peak (electric) usage and as a reserve for the grid,” said Neubauer, senior engineer for National Renewable Energy Laboratory of Golden, Colo. which is researching second-use capabilities for used lithium-ion car … Continue reading Second life of lithium-ion batteries: Electric Car Batteries As Energy Storage Systems

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Veer Energy Bags Wind Farm Order From China

Veer Energy & Infrastructure Ltd. had received 30 MW wind farm infrastructure development contract from China-based Foshan Crown Import & Export Co. Ltd. The company said it would develop 3 MW wind farm with Chinese Wind Turbine Generator. The scope of contracts includes civil foundation, electrical work, commissioning and erection of WTG. The order is … Continue reading Veer Energy Bags Wind Farm Order From China

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Russia Renewables Report Q4 2012

Despite favourable climatic conditions that are supportive of renewable energy generation, a vast electricity market and strong growth in GDP per capita, all factors which are indicative of the considerable potential in terms of renewables expansion, a whole host of challenges stand in the way of prospective investors. A distinct lack of renewable energy subsidies … Continue reading Russia Renewables Report Q4 2012

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Pattern Energy completes financing on the Ocotillo wind farm in Southern California

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that it has closed the financing of its Ocotillo Wind project, a 265 megawatt (MW) wind power project that will utilize 112 Siemens 2.37 MW turbines. The financing is structured as a construction loan with a seven-year commercial bank tranche co-led by Deutsche Bank and RBC Capital Markets … Continue reading Pattern Energy completes financing on the Ocotillo wind farm in Southern California

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Wind energy in Canada: Vestas secures 533 MW of service contract renewals

Vestas has secured 10-year service agreements from International Power Canada covering 276 wind turbines at eight power plants in Canada. The service agreements, totalling 533 MW, include 335 MW for existing wind power plants in New Brunswick, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. It also encompasses 198 MW for two projects in Ontario that will be … Continue reading Wind energy in Canada: Vestas secures 533 MW of service contract renewals

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Photovoltaic: Solar Energy Sustainability

The search for market equilibrium is an elusive quest in the solar energy industry.  But the addiction to subsidies, carve-outs and other political favors has done little to improve the success potential for solar.  Quite the reverse, by creating the conditions that made possible and induced China to expand its aggressive export strategy of market … Continue reading Photovoltaic: Solar Energy Sustainability

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Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

To build the wind farm, Samsung Heavy will construct 14 wind turbines with a capacity of 7 megawatts by the end of 2014 in shallow waters off the coast of the island’s Daejeong County. Commercial operations of those wind power plants will start in 2015. “The power farm on Jeju Island will be the nation’s … Continue reading Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

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Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

Initial work on these power projects has already commenced and will be completed by the end of next year. The power supply will benefit over 3,500 families in these islands. The Ministry of Power and Energy will provide solar energy and wind power to the Delft, Nainathivu, Nagadeepa, Analathivu and Elivathivu islands from January next … Continue reading Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

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