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Alstom offshore wind turbines chosen for DOE wind energy project

Alstom is a member of a team led by Dominion Virginia Power, which has been awarded a $4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to complete the engineering, site evaluation and planning phase for an offshore wind demonstration project in the state of Virginia.   DOE’s advanced technology demonstration program is intended … Continue reading Alstom offshore wind turbines chosen for DOE wind energy project

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Iberdrola appoints Areva Wind as preferred turbine supplier for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

After a tender process, IBERDROLA and Areva Wind have entered a preferred turbine supplier agreement for the Wikinger offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, with construction scheduled for 2016 and 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, AREVA Wind will support IBERDROLA on foundation and tower design optimization, project logistics, installation concept and project … Continue reading Iberdrola appoints Areva Wind as preferred turbine supplier for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

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Finavera Wind Energy Signs Agreement for $40 Million Sale of British Columbia Wind Energy Project Portfolio

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce that after a thorough review of a number of corporate transaction options and numerous proposals from interested parties, Finavera’s Special Committee of the Board has recommended and approved the signing of an agreement with Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada … Continue reading Finavera Wind Energy Signs Agreement for $40 Million Sale of British Columbia Wind Energy Project Portfolio

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SC Johnson Powers Up Wind Energy at Company’s Largest Manufacturing Facility

When the blades started spinning today on SC Johnson’s two new wind turbines, the company’s Waxdale manufacturing facility began to further minimize its dependence on fossil fuels. The addition of the wind turbines means that products made at Waxdale – trusted brands like Scrubbing Bubbles®, Glade® and Windex® – will now be made using clean … Continue reading SC Johnson Powers Up Wind Energy at Company’s Largest Manufacturing Facility

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Study on turbine lifespan “just more anti-wind energy propaganda”

The anti-wind energy Renewable Energy Foundation yesterday published an “anonymously peer reviewed”  study by wind energy critic Professor Gordon Hughes (author of ‘The myth of green jobs’ and ‘Why wind energy is so expensive’) claiming that the economic life of wind turbines is 10-15 years rather than the 20-25 years stated by the wind industry. … Continue reading Study on turbine lifespan “just more anti-wind energy propaganda”

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American Tradition Institute’s Taylor and Tanton blowing smoke on wind energy incentive

The Washington Times, which has carried many anti-wind columns over the past year, published another recently, filled with the usual errors, by George Taylor and Tom Tanton of the American Tradition Institute (ATI) concerning a recent report they have authored for ATI.   Wind energy’s primary incentive, the production tax credit (PTC), has only been … Continue reading American Tradition Institute’s Taylor and Tanton blowing smoke on wind energy incentive

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Gamesa signs Heads of Terms to sell 183 MW of its wind energy project pipeline in Germany to Impax

Gamesa will develop the wind farms on a turnkey basis, building and supplying them with turbines from 2013 to 2015, and performing operation and maintenance services for 15 years. The transaction is the first one within the company’s new strategy for wind farm development and sale business, which will strengthen its role as a tech … Continue reading Gamesa signs Heads of Terms to sell 183 MW of its wind energy project pipeline in Germany to Impax

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Siemens wins extension to continue providing service and maintenance at the Wildorado Wind Energy Ranch in Texas, USA

With continued growth in its wind power service business, Siemens Energy has signed a contract extension with Edison Mission Energy to continue providing service and maintenance on the 70 SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines operating at the Wildorado Wind Ranch, near Amarillo, Texas. The extension will help the project perform at optimal levels of efficiency and availability … Continue reading Siemens wins extension to continue providing service and maintenance at the Wildorado Wind Energy Ranch in Texas, USA

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Abengoa collaborates with the Helmholtz Dresden-Rossendorf research center

This collaboration will further consolidate Abengoa’s commitment to sustainable development and new technologies, demonstrating its dedication to solar energy, as one of the companies that has globally contributed the most to developing new technologies to improve photovoltaic and solar-thermal energy. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in … Continue reading Abengoa collaborates with the Helmholtz Dresden-Rossendorf research center

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NextEra Energy Resources commissions its 10,000th megawatt of wind energy

Earlier today, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, celebrated the commissioning of its 10,000th megawatt (MW) of wind energy. NextEra Energy Resources achieved this significant milestone when it commissioned its 10,000th MW at its 400-MW Limon Wind Project in Colorado. Altogether, NextEra Energy Resources’ North American wind energy fleet is capable of generating enough electricity to power … Continue reading NextEra Energy Resources commissions its 10,000th megawatt of wind energy

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GE Signs Deal For Wind Energy in Taiwan

GE (NYSE: GE) and Taiwan Power Company have signed a five-year, full service agreement (FSA) covering 26 GE 1.5-megawatt class wind turbines operating throughout Taiwan. Under the agreement, valued at nearly $11.4 million, GE will provide a full scope of services including planned and unplanned maintenance, repairs and spare parts. The agreement guarantees fleet availability … Continue reading GE Signs Deal For Wind Energy in Taiwan

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Implementation accord for another 100 MW wind energy inked in Pakistan

Foundation Wind Energy-I Limited and Foundation Wind Energy-II (Pvt) Limited entered into an Implementation Agreement (IA) with the Government of Pakistan for the establishment of two wind power projects of 50 MW each, in Gharo, Sindh, here Tuesday. Formal Financial Close of the two wind power projects would be done, shortly.   Foundation Wind Energy … Continue reading Implementation accord for another 100 MW wind energy inked in Pakistan

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Iran’s Manjil wind energy plant to come on stream by six months

The Manjil wind power plant will fully come on stream in six months, Yousef Armodeli, managing director of the Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA), said on Tuesday. “The power plants nominal capacity is 180MW,” the IRIB News Agency quoted Armodeli as saying. “To complete the project, some 35 wind turbines need to be installed … Continue reading Iran’s Manjil wind energy plant to come on stream by six months

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First Wind, Avista Announce Start of Commercial Operations at Palouse Wind Energy Project in Eastern Washington

First Wind, an independent U.S.-based wind energy company, and Avista (NYSE: AVA) today announced that construction of the Palouse Wind project has been completed and commercial operations have begun. Located in Eastern Washington, the 105 megawatt (MW) First Wind project will be included in Avista’s diverse resource portfolio and will have the capacity to generate … Continue reading First Wind, Avista Announce Start of Commercial Operations at Palouse Wind Energy Project in Eastern Washington

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Minnesota Power Adds 210 Megawatts of Clean, Low-Cost Wind Energy Generation to Serve Its Customers

Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE, Inc. (NYS: ALE) has reached a significant milestone in its energy supply diversification strategy with the completion of phases two and three of the company’s Bison Wind Energy Center. The 210-megawatt (MW) renewable energy installations near New Salem, N.D., are now operational and the commissioning process has been completed. … Continue reading Minnesota Power Adds 210 Megawatts of Clean, Low-Cost Wind Energy Generation to Serve Its Customers

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Enel Green Power signs loan agreement with idb for a wind farm in Mexico

According to the agreement finalized with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the latter will provide a loan of 988 million Mexican pesos (equivalent to approximately 76 million US dollars) for Bii Nee Stipa II wind farm. Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“Enel Green Power”), acting through its subsidiary Impulsora Nacional de Electricidad S. de R.L. de … Continue reading Enel Green Power signs loan agreement with idb for a wind farm in Mexico

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The future of electric car batteries

One is the development of entirely new technolog yreplacing today’s batteries entirely with something lighter, more powerful and more energy dense. The next is the greening of batteries–reducing their environmental impact.   The other is simply to find incremental improvements in today’s technology–like eliminating some of its current weaknesses.   According to the Ohio State … Continue reading The future of electric car batteries

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Danes shows neighbours can learn to love wind turbines

A new Danish survey on people living close to wind turbines shows that four out of five people feel there are no downsides to the experience – and 23 % of those surveyed became more positive towards the turbines within one year of installation. In addition, 59% of respondents answered “neither positive nor negative” to … Continue reading Danes shows neighbours can learn to love wind turbines

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Southwest Power Pool achieves wind energy penetration record

Another regional grid operator has shattered a wind power penetration record. At one point during the evening of Dec. 2, 30.2 percent of the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) power generation came from wind—a record for the grid operator and most likely a record for any grid operator in the nation. At that time, 5,900 MW … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool achieves wind energy penetration record

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Two separate applications for Dogger Bank Teesside offshore wind wnergy development

Dogger Bank Teesside will comprise four wind farms, which could have a total installed capacity of up to 4.8GW which means it would have the potential to generate more than 18 Terawatt hours (TWh) of green power every year. It was decided to submit two separate applications because Forewind has an agreed grid connection location, … Continue reading Two separate applications for Dogger Bank Teesside offshore wind wnergy development

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