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Offshore use of vertical-axis wind turbines gets closer look

Basing their work on decades of wind power research and experience, Sandia engineers are creating several concept designs, running those designs through modern modeling software and narrowing those design options down to a single, most-workable design for a VAWT turbine-blade. Results aren’t in, but the early favorite for further testing is the Darrieus design. Sandia … Continue reading Offshore use of vertical-axis wind turbines gets closer look

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BP Wind Energy and Sempra Move into Full Construction of $250 Million Wind Farm in Pennsylvania

REVE BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announced today that the Mehoopany Wind Farm has moved into full construction. BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announced today that the Mehoopany Wind Farm has moved into full construction.  On completion, it will be the largest wind power project in the state of  Pennsylvania and … Continue reading BP Wind Energy and Sempra Move into Full Construction of $250 Million Wind Farm in Pennsylvania

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Wind energy associations: Wind ‘one of safest forms of electricity’

In response to a proposed national study by Health Canada on wind turbine sound and human health, the European, American, Canadian, global and United Kingdom wind energy industry associations point to 17 reviews of independent research and evidence that all conclude wind is not harmful to human health. According to the associations, wind energy is … Continue reading Wind energy associations: Wind ‘one of safest forms of electricity’

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Wind farm developer to delay project due to PTC uncertainty

An Illinois wind power developer has delayed construction of a 175 MW, $300 million wind energy project in Logan County, Ill. by at least two years, according to Platts. American Wind Energy Management originally expected its Sugar Creek Wind farm to glean tax credits from the Production Tax Credit, which is set to expire at … Continue reading Wind farm developer to delay project due to PTC uncertainty

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Masdar role in advancing solar power tech at symposium in Australia highlighted

During his speech, Dr Chiesa provided the rationale behind some of the decisions taken in realising the first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the UAE. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology announced on Sunday that one of its faculty provided an overview of the Institute’s role in addressing the challenges to deploy solar technologies … Continue reading Masdar role in advancing solar power tech at symposium in Australia highlighted

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Agreement to promote solar power projects

Marking  a new chapter in Qatar’s quest to reduce its carbon footprint by tapping  renewable energy sources, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) yesterday signed a  memorandum of understanding  (MoU) under which the latter will meet all the future requirements of solar energy in Qatar. Addressing the media after … Continue reading Agreement to promote solar power projects

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Mainstream Renewable applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

A wind power company has submitted a £1.4 billion application to build up to 125 wind turbines off the east coast of Scotland. Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

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Western Wind Energy to Sell Entire Company and Assets

Western Wind Energy Corp. – (Toronto Venture Exchange – “WND”) (OTCQX – “WNDEF”) wishes to announce that a decision has been made by the Board of Directors, in consultation with the CEO, that effective immediately, the entire Company and all of its assets will be made available for sale. Western Wind has had discussions and … Continue reading Western Wind Energy to Sell Entire Company and Assets

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Alliance between Israel and El Salvador in the renewable energy field

Israel’s SDE Wave Power Plants company and El Salvador’s El Esplendor Development Corp announced today an alliance to execute Wave Power Technology in El Salvador and California. SDE is a world leader in the planning, building and marketing of power stations that produce power from sea waves. SDE was recently selected by a team of … Continue reading Alliance between Israel and El Salvador in the renewable energy field

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Europe and China offshore wind power industry

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kbdf5v/2012_deep_research) has announced the addition of the “2012 Deep Research Report on Europe and China Offshore Wind Power Industry” report to their offering. “2012 Deep Research Report on Europe and China Offshore Wind Power Industry” Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source … Continue reading Europe and China offshore wind power industry

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Photovoltaic solar power installations in India cross 1 GW milestone

Solar photovoltaic installations in India have crossed the 1,000 MW or 1 gigawatt (GW) mark, data made available by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, show. As at the end of June, India had grid interactive solar PV installed capacity of 1,030.66 MW. Most of the capacities have come in Gujarat. In addition, India … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar power installations in India cross 1 GW milestone

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India’s largest concentrating solar thermal plant to perform dual function

The country’s largest ever industrial concentrated solar power plant that became operational in district Ludhiana is set to perform twin functions of generating concentrating solar power besides offering permanent solution of disposing off large quantity of industrial effluent water by evaporating it. Disclosing this here today, Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Non Conventional Energy Minister, Punjab said that Punjab today got proud distinction … Continue reading India’s largest concentrating solar thermal plant to perform dual function

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Faculty highlights Masdar Institute’s role in furthering solar technologies at symposium in Australia

Dr. Chiesa prides himself on extensive industrial experience with the development of concentrated solar-thermal power (CSP) plants in the UAE. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced one of its faculty provided an overview of the Institute’s role in addressing the challenges … Continue reading Faculty highlights Masdar Institute’s role in furthering solar technologies at symposium in Australia

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QSTEC and Kahramaa sign MOU to distribute solar power in Qatar

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) committed to supporting Kahramaa with the future distribution of solar energy by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday. Dr Khalid Klefeekh Al Hajri, Chairman and CEO of QSTec and Engr. Essa Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of Kahramaa both signed the MOU at the Kahramaa President’s office in West Bay, Doha. Dr … Continue reading QSTEC and Kahramaa sign MOU to distribute solar power in Qatar

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Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 and could generate 450MW of electricity, enough to power 325,000 homes. The application is now open to consultation until 10 September. The company said … Continue reading Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

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Endesa: Net income down 10.7% to 1,146 million euros in the first half of 2012

Endesa reported net income of 1,146 million euros as of June 30th, 2012, down 10.7% compared to the same period of 2011. This decline is primarily due to lower remuneration of some regulated activities in Spain and the write-down of the Group’s assets in Ireland to align their book value to the agreed-upon sales price. … Continue reading Endesa: Net income down 10.7% to 1,146 million euros in the first half of 2012

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Renault and the CEA continue their cooperation on lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles

Renault and the CEA signed a strategic partnership in 2010 on the development of innovative batteries for electric vehicles and, more broadly, on sustainable mobility. The partnership currently involves 200 people, two-thirds CEA, one-third Renault, working at the CEA sites in Grenoble and Saclay and Renault’s Technocentre in Guyancourt. The results achieved by the R&D … Continue reading Renault and the CEA continue their cooperation on lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles

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SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $3.8 Million from U.S. DOE to Develop Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Southwest Research Institute and industry collaborators Solar Turbines Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratories, German Aerospace Center and San Diego State University have been awarded a $3.8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a novel gas turbine combustor for a concentrating solar power (CSP) hybrid gas turbine system. The award was given … Continue reading SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $3.8 Million from U.S. DOE to Develop Concentrating Solar Power Plants

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GE Wind Turbines to Power Comexhidro Wind Farm

GE, a leading global provider of wind energy, will provide Comexhidro eight 2.75-megawatt (MW) wind turbines that will generate clean energy for public lighting in the municipality of Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon. The wind farm will help Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the amount produced by 10,000 cars a year. … Continue reading GE Wind Turbines to Power Comexhidro Wind Farm

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