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Wisconsin Energy to buy wind farm with 20 wind turbines

Wisconsin’s largest electric utility will spend $27-million-to buy an existing wind farm in the southwest part of the state. Wisconsin Energy, the parent of We Energies, has agreed to buy the Montfort Energy Center near Montfort in Grant County. Next-Era Energy Resources of Florida currently owns the facility. It opened 11 years ago, and it … Continue reading Wisconsin Energy to buy wind farm with 20 wind turbines

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Germany installs record 4,300 MW photovoltaic solar energy in first half

Germany installed a record of around 4,300 megawatts of solar power capacity in the first half of 2012, raising the total in the world’s largest photovoltaic market to more than 28,000 MW, the federal network agency (Bundesnetzagentur) reported on Thursday. Nearly half of that amount, or about 1,800 MW, came in June in a building … Continue reading Germany installs record 4,300 MW photovoltaic solar energy in first half

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Lauren-Jyoti Awards $1.9M Process Order to Rockwell Automation for New Utility-Scale, Solar Thermal Power Plant in India

Lauren-Jyoti received the contract to construct a 50-megawatt concentrated solar power plant for Godawari Green Energy in Rajasthan, India. Jyoti Power Structures, an Indian counterpart, has awarded a $1.9 million order to Rockwell Automation for a 50 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in India. The solar energy plant will be one of the first … Continue reading Lauren-Jyoti Awards $1.9M Process Order to Rockwell Automation for New Utility-Scale, Solar Thermal Power Plant in India

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Mitt Romney looks set to declare war on America’s wind energy industry

Mitt Romney confirms he would end US wind power subsidies. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama draw up battle lines over US wind farm tax credits.   Mitt Romney looks set to declare war on America’s wind energy industry, further emphasising the dividing line between the presumptive Republican presidential candidate and President Barack Obama on energy issues. … Continue reading Mitt Romney looks set to declare war on America’s wind energy industry

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ABB wins $ 55 million wind power order in Brazil as renewable energy demand grows

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $ 55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian utility Eólicas do Sul. The order was booked in the second quarter. Brazil has traditionally relied heavily on hydropower for its electricity supply. This project is part … Continue reading ABB wins $ 55 million wind power order in Brazil as renewable energy demand grows

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Wind turbines for Schools project has banner year in 2011

The following article is one in a series of case studies included in AWEA’s recently published Small Wind Turbine Market Report Year End 2011. As the United States dramatically expands wind energy deployment, the industry is challenged with developing a skilled workforce to support it. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a … Continue reading Wind turbines for Schools project has banner year in 2011

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AWEA, RENEW-NE applaud New England Governors’ resolution to procure wind energy

Action enabling long-term contracts will help keep cost of wind power low. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and its regional partner, Renewable Energy New England (RENEW), applauded the New England Governors’ Conference for unanimously passing a resolution to coordinate regional renewable energy procurement directing the release of a request for proposal (RFP) for renewable … Continue reading AWEA, RENEW-NE applaud New England Governors’ resolution to procure wind energy

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Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage Applications

Lithium Ion, Sodium Sulfur, Advanced Lead-Acid, Sodium Metal Halide, and Advanced Flow Batteries for Grid Asset Optimization. Over the next 10 years, the global power sector will undergo dramatic changes in its technical and business profiles. As generation resources evolve – both with and without carbon constraints – load profiles will grow and become increasingly … Continue reading Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage Applications

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ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

Brazil has added significant wind energy in the past few years and currently has over 1500 megawatts of installed wind farm capacity with another 7000 MW in the pipeline over the next five years. ABB said it won an order worth around $55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian … Continue reading ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

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Spanish government’s consideration of discriminatory tax on wind energy threatens the wind power industry

The Spanish wind industry is fighting for its life. Just a few months ago, the government let the support scheme for the industry lapse, citing the economic crisis and falling electricity demand. Now, the government is contemplating a discriminatory tax on wind energy, much higher than for other forms of generation, further feeding the myth that … Continue reading Spanish government’s consideration of discriminatory tax on wind energy threatens the wind power industry

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Gamesa to Bring an Additional 48 MW of Wind Power to China

Spanish wind energy manufacturer Gamesa, has recently signed a deal with Chinese company Huadian Group to offer an extra 48 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines to the Liyushian wind farm in the Chinese province of Fuijan. The deal will allow Gamesa to give its G87-2.0MW wind turbines to Huadian Group, which will be delivered onsite … Continue reading Gamesa to Bring an Additional 48 MW of Wind Power to China

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Minister on concentrating solar thermal fact-finding tour

South Australia’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis, will travel to Nevada to research the viability of concentrated solar thermal energy. The Minister met solar thermal lobbyists and local government representatives in Port Augusta yesterday. He was given documentation showing the community’s support for the local power stations to be converted to the concentrating … Continue reading Minister on concentrating solar thermal fact-finding tour

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Battery Could Help Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

A team of researchers has developed a cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly battery that could be used to store energy at solar power plants for a rainy day.   Led by Sri Narayan, professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the team developed an air-breathing battery that uses the chemical … Continue reading Battery Could Help Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

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Flux Power® (FLUX) Completes High-Profile California Study of Extension of Electric Vehicle Battery Life

Electric vehicles have adopted lighter weight lithium ion batteries to increase range.   Flux Power® Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX) today announced that it completed a heralded California study of the extensibility of electric vehicle battery life to household electric storage devices and can now pursue opportunities to develop technology that could extend the useful lifespan of electric … Continue reading Flux Power® (FLUX) Completes High-Profile California Study of Extension of Electric Vehicle Battery Life

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First Solar to develop 139 MW Campo Verde solar power project

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it is developing the 139 megawattAC (MW) Campo Verde Solar Power Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, California. “First Solar is very pleased to be working with SDG&E for the first time to deliver clean, renewable energy and create hundreds of construction jobs in Imperial County” … Continue reading First Solar to develop 139 MW Campo Verde solar power project

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China Wind Power Explains Delay in Filing Annual Financial Statements

China Wind Power International Corp. (“China Wind Power” or the “Company”) previously announced on July 27, 2012 that the Company would not file its audited annual financial statements and related management discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the year ended March 31, 2012 within the prescribed time period as required by the Canadian securities laws. The … Continue reading China Wind Power Explains Delay in Filing Annual Financial Statements

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North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop Announced

Manufacturers interested in learning about the opportunities created by joining the wind energy supply chain are encouraged to attend the North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop on Tuesday, September 18 at NC State University. This one-day workshop— made possible by a partnership between the NC State University Industrial Extension Services, BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, GLWN, … Continue reading North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop Announced

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New Zealand Funding For Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant In Afghanistan

New Zealand will fund the largest solar energy plant in Afghanistan, the government announced Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said a total of 18.6 million NZ dollars (US$15.05 million) will be provided by the government for building the plant in the Bamyan province, Xinhua news agency reported. Two New Zealand companies — NetCon Ltd. … Continue reading New Zealand Funding For Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant In Afghanistan

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