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AWEA applauds DOE investment in offshore wind energy

“AWEA applauds the winning teams and Secretary Chu and his staff at the Department of Energy for today’s announcement, which is a significant milestone in efforts to launch the first generation of offshore wind projects in the United States,” said Christopher Long, AWEA’s manager of offshore wind and siting policy. Seven projects “will receive up to … Continue reading AWEA applauds DOE investment in offshore wind energy

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Argentina’s Enarsa to Construct 20 MW Wind Farm

Enarsa plans to construct a 20 MW wind farm in the southwestern Argentine town of Plaza Huincul, officials said. The wind farm will be built on a 400-hectare (990-acre) tract of land granted by Neuquen province, the Argentine federal government said Tuesday on its Web site. The project will require an initial investment of $40 … Continue reading Argentina’s Enarsa to Construct 20 MW Wind Farm

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Feds eye Southeastern NC for offshore wind energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $4 million for an offshore wind energy test project led by Dominion Virginia Power. The Richmond-based electric utility plans to design, develop and install two 6-megawatt turbines in the Atlantic Ocean on innovative “twisted jacket” foundations that offer the strength of traditional structures but use substantially less steel. … Continue reading Feds eye Southeastern NC for offshore wind energy

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Energy diversity will power our economy

Benjamin Zycher’s Congress Blog post gets several facts wrong about wind power. Let’s set the record straight. While Zycher, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, invokes Ronald Reagan, it’s worth noting that support for extending the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) crosses party lines at every level of leadership. A bipartisan … Continue reading Energy diversity will power our economy

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Phase-out of wind energy Production Tax Credit would enable U.S. industry to become fully cost-competitive

The American Wind Energy Association today described what a future phase-out of its primary federal incentive could look like, saying “we’re already showing we’re a leader in innovation. Now we’re showing we’re a leader in addressing the country’s fiscal issues.”   Denise Bode, AWEA’s CEO, stressed that, “At the same time, our number one priority … Continue reading Phase-out of wind energy Production Tax Credit would enable U.S. industry to become fully cost-competitive

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Siemens receives 126 MW wind energy plants order in Ireland

Siemens Energy has received an order for delivery and servicing of 42 direct-drive wind turbines for two onshore wind power plants. Purchaser is the Irish utility Bord na Móna. The order encompasses 28 SWT-3.0-101 direct-drive wind turbines for the Mount Lucas wind farm, located in County Offaly, around 80 kilometers west of Dublin and 14 … Continue reading Siemens receives 126 MW wind energy plants order in Ireland

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Statkraft starts work at Scottish wind farm using Enercon wind turbines

Statkraft has started construction work on a 66.7MW onshore wind farm in the Scottish Highlands, further strengthening the Norwegian company’s position in the UK’s renewables market. The company confirmed the Berry Burn Wind Farm, 30 kilometres east of Inverness, will use 29 wind turbines provided by Enercon. The project is expected to be completed in early 2014, creating … Continue reading Statkraft starts work at Scottish wind farm using Enercon wind turbines

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Nordex awarded largest wind energy contract to date in Romania

Iberdrola Engineering & Construction has awarded Nordex its largest contract to date in Romania for the supply and installation of 32 N90/2500 wind turbines for the 80 MW Chirnogeni wind farm. The wind farm is located in the Dobrogea Region near to the Black Sea coast. At this windy location characterized by mean wind speeds … Continue reading Nordex awarded largest wind energy contract to date in Romania

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China may double its solar power installed capacity to 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2015

China may likely double its upper limit for solar power installed capacity to 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2015 from the current 21 GW, Xinhua news agency reported. However, the exact figure is yet to be finalised, said Chinese Renewable Energy Society deputy board chairman Meng Xiangan. Solar cell plants face tough prospects after the US … Continue reading China may double its solar power installed capacity to 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2015

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KYOCERA Solar Panels Power Innovative Solar-to-EV Project with Smart City San Diego

-Kyocera Solar Inc., a leading supplier of reliable solar modules and renewable energy solutions, announced today that its photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are powering the new 90-kilowatt canopy that charges electric vehicles (EVs) at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The Solar-to-EV project, in partnership with Smart City San Diego, is run by San Diego Gas … Continue reading KYOCERA Solar Panels Power Innovative Solar-to-EV Project with Smart City San Diego

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MidAmerican Wind announces completion of 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind energy project

MidAmerican Wind, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, announced completion of its 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind farm. The wind power project, located in Henry County, Ill., features 50 General Electric 1.62-megawatt wind turbines. “Construction of the Bishop Hill II wind project began nearly one year ago. We’re pleased to announce that we met all our … Continue reading MidAmerican Wind announces completion of 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind energy project

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Wind energy: Dong goes onshore with Vestas 164 wind turbines

DONG Energy will now engage in a number of test activities together with Vestas in the prototype at Test Centre Østerild to accelerate the development of the V164-8.0 MW. As a consequence of the enhanced cooperation and early access to relevant test data from Test Centre Østerild, DONG Energy has decided not to build the … Continue reading Wind energy: Dong goes onshore with Vestas 164 wind turbines

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BMW: Electric vehicles will arrive at dealers in 2014

The BMW i3 electric concept car marks 40 years of electric vehicles from the Bavarian automaker. Looking back on the history of BMW’s electric efforts is interesting for anyone who thinks the capabilities of today’s EVs would have been out of reach a generation ago. I say that primarily because of the BMW E1. A … Continue reading BMW: Electric vehicles will arrive at dealers in 2014

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Maryland is charged up about electric vehicles

The author of the article, “5 reasons buyers don’t charge ahead on electric vehicles,” (Dec. 4) is clearly unaware of the numerous steps Maryland has taken under Gov. Martin O’Malley‘s leadership to create incentives and facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles in our state. In 2009, Governor O’Malley and the legislature worked together to require … Continue reading Maryland is charged up about electric vehicles

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Indonesia Could Repay Its Debt Using Solar Energy

Indonesia is blessed with abundant sources of renewable energy, but experts and activists warn that the government is not doing enough to utilize them. Although harnessing renewable energy — especially solar power — is costly, it can help repay debt and create jobs. In October this year, European Union leaders made a statement requesting Greece … Continue reading Indonesia Could Repay Its Debt Using Solar Energy

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US Solar Photovoltaic Installs 684 MW in Q3

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released the U.S. Solar Market Insight: Third Quarter 2012. The report finds that the U.S. solar photovoltaics (PV) market installed 684 megawatts in the third quarter (Q3) of 2012, representing 44-percent growth over the same period last year. This quarter marked the third largest on … Continue reading US Solar Photovoltaic Installs 684 MW in Q3

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Acciona has been awarded a 56-million-euro contract for the supply of electricity to Canal Isabel II Gestión

It will supply renewable-based electricity in 2013 to all the facilities of the company that manages the integral water cycle in Madrid. ACCIONA thus strengthens its energy marketing business to end customers. ACCIONA, through its subsidiary ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, has been awarded a contract for the supply of electricity in 2013 to the facilities … Continue reading Acciona has been awarded a 56-million-euro contract for the supply of electricity to Canal Isabel II Gestión

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India to invest in Iranian wind energy, solar power plants

Iran and India have finalized an agreement under which New Delhi will invest in the construction of wind and solar power plants in the Islamic republic, Press TV reported Monday. According to the agreement, India side will transfer “technical know-how” and invest in the “design, construction, installation and launch of power plants” in Iran, Yousef … Continue reading India to invest in Iranian wind energy, solar power plants

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