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The Wind-Hydro-Pumped Station of El Hierro

The El Hierro Sustainability Plan, approved on the 27th of November, 1997 by the Council of the island of El Hierro, poses the idea of making the island a self-sustained location. This possibility has been backed up in the “White Paper for a Community StrategyAction Plan” developed by the European Commission, which includes the following … Continue reading The Wind-Hydro-Pumped Station of El Hierro

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Wind energy PTC builds industry, jobs, economy in Oregon

When the PTC has expired in the past, new installations dropped by more than 90 percent, and the wind industry is predicting as many as 37,000 lost jobs should the PTC be allowed to expire again. Layoffs are already happening because of the uncertainty around the PTC, and they are already affecting Oregon. An Oregonian … Continue reading Wind energy PTC builds industry, jobs, economy in Oregon

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Barack Obama swipes at Mitt Romney over climate change

The president Obama he would continue to invest in wind power and solar energy if he wins a second term, because the threat of climate change was real. President Obama, often shy of turning climate change into a marquee campaign issue, last night made a full-throated endorsement of climate action, calling out Governor Romney and … Continue reading Barack Obama swipes at Mitt Romney over climate change

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Wind Energy to Dominate South Korea Renewable Energy Efforts

South Korea has potential wind reserves of more than 340 TWh of which close to 100 TWh is onshore and a whopping 243 TWh is offshore. With the countries all over the world developing their wind energy potential, South Korea has also joined the trend by initiating a massive wind energy program that is expected … Continue reading Wind Energy to Dominate South Korea Renewable Energy Efforts

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Inclusion of solar power in Bangladesh

The use of ‘On grid solar inverter’, he said, can help an energy-starve country like Bangladesh enormously in minimizing power crisis as this modern system can feed surplus power of a solar system to the main power grid. Entrepreneurs have suggested inclusion of solar power in the national grid system saying nearly 200 mw capacity … Continue reading Inclusion of solar power in Bangladesh

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REC Solar Expands Across Florida With 5MW of Solar Projects

In July, REC Solar completed installations on IKEA Orlando, IKEA Tampa and the Miami VA Medical Center. Installations on the Bay Pines VA Medical Center and IKEA Sunrise are scheduled for completion by the end of this year. The two IKEA installations represent the 11th and 12th installs that REC Solar has completed on IKEA … Continue reading REC Solar Expands Across Florida With 5MW of Solar Projects

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Nordex wind power placing store by close partnerships with its suppliers

The “Best Partner” award went to tower supplier Win&P, Korea, for its short and on-schedule delivery periods. The award winner in the “Service” category was Nanjing High Speed Gear, China. The world’s largest producer of transmissions for wind turbines, it was praised for its extremely short service response times. Nordex presented the “Innovation” award to … Continue reading Nordex wind power placing store by close partnerships with its suppliers

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138 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers

The lithium-ion “”Li-ion”” battery business (most of the batteries covered in this report) is growing very rapidly to many tens of billions of dollars yearly, thanks to billions of dollars continuing to be invested in the industry. Their use is widening well beyond e-readers, tablets, laptops and mobile phones with vehicles being particularly important for … Continue reading 138 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers

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UK: Stornoway onshore wind farm given green light

Lewis Wind Power – a joint venture involving Amec, EDF Energy and the Stornoway Trust – had originally wanted to install 42 turbines. Planning consent was granted for a 36-turbine wind farm 1.5km west of Stornoway, Lewis, which will generate 129.6 megawatts electricity (enough to power 60,000 homes). Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said it will … Continue reading UK: Stornoway onshore wind farm given green light

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Larger wind turbines gain additional market share in the US wind sector

The US wind industry has expanded at an unprecedented rate – 6.8 GW of wind power was added in 2011 alone and an even higher number is expected in 2012. In their effort to make the industry more cost efficient, turbine manufacturers have produced additional number of large scale wind turbines which have already gained … Continue reading Larger wind turbines gain additional market share in the US wind sector

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Exosun trackers selected for 150 MW of photovoltaic projects

In July, the French government released the results of the call for tender for photovoltaic installations of over 250 kWp. Exosun is pleased to announce that an important market share, representing over 100 MW, has been attributed to its clients who submitted projects with Exosun tracking technology. Frédéric Conchy, CEO at Exosun « With now … Continue reading Exosun trackers selected for 150 MW of photovoltaic projects

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Transporting blades by train for Vestas

One of the first blade-by-train transports in Europe, consisting of nine blades for Vestas’ V112-3.0 MW turbine, went from Vestas’ blade-factory in Lauchhammer, Germany, to the port of Esbjerg, Denmark, Friday 7 September. The train of cars had a total length of almost 700 meters, underlining the sheer size of this massive logistic challenge. Vestas, … Continue reading Transporting blades by train for Vestas

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Real-time wind data allows conscientious consumption of energy

For conscientious consumption of energy in Ireland, visiting www.energyelephant.com allows you to see the current status of electricity production from wind energy in the country, updated every 15 minutes. For those who realise the necessity of caring about where energy comes from, the internet is making things easier. People now have access to real-time information on … Continue reading Real-time wind data allows conscientious consumption of energy

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MHI Receives Order from CFE, Mexico, For 50 MW Geothermal Energy Plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with Mitsubishi Corporation, has received a full turnkey order from Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico to build a 50 MW (megawatt) geothermal power generation plant at its Los Azufres III power station. The power plant, which is slated for completion in December 2014, represents the 12th geothermal … Continue reading MHI Receives Order from CFE, Mexico, For 50 MW Geothermal Energy Plant

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Indonesia to set prices for wind energy to lure investment

Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Rudi Rubiandini said that the government expected the new policy would increase the proportion of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix. The Indonesian government is preparing a new pricing regulation for micro-hydro, wind power and solar energy plants as an effort to lure investment in the … Continue reading Indonesia to set prices for wind energy to lure investment

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Pakistan’s first Wind Farm based at Jhimpir

The 50 megawatt Wind Energy Farm has been completed in a record time by FFC Energy Limited (FFCEL), a subsidiary of FFC established with the vision to introducing and promoting renewable and environmental friendly energy generation in Pakistan. On similar lines FFC CSR has initiated a community uplift and support program at Jhimpir, focusing on … Continue reading Pakistan’s first Wind Farm based at Jhimpir

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Wind energy in Nicaragua: MIGA backs wind farm with Gamesa’s wind turbines

The Eolo de Nicaragua project consists of 22 Gamesa G90 2-megawatt wind turbine generators, as well as the facilities and equipment required to connect the generators to a high-voltage substation. This wind farm will decrease greenhouse gas emissions, address the need for additional generation capacity in the country, and reduce the cost of electricity for … Continue reading Wind energy in Nicaragua: MIGA backs wind farm with Gamesa’s wind turbines

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