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Solar power is the future of energy

Former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and former director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Anil Kakodkar has called solar energy (photovoltaic, concentrating solar power) the future source of energy looking at the ever-growing demand for energy. Kakodkar, member of the Solar Energy Research Advisory Council, waswith his team for detailed discussions … Continue reading Solar power is the future of energy

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Wind energy in Peru: Developers file wind farm

Company Parque Eólico Tres Hermanas has submitted an EIS to Peru’s energy and mines ministry for a 90MW wind farm, according to ministry information. The wind power developer last year was awarded a contract in the country’s second renewable energy auction with a bid of US$0.069/kWh. The wind farm is planned for Marcona district in … Continue reading Wind energy in Peru: Developers file wind farm

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Nordex prevailing again in the high-wind energy segment

Contract awarded for two wind farm plants in Ireland. Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and assembly of seven high-wind turbines for the Irish “Glenough 2” and “Gibbett Hill” wind power projects. “ Glenough 2” entails an extension to an existing 32.5 MW wind farm, which Nordex previously also built, while “Gibbett … Continue reading Nordex prevailing again in the high-wind energy segment

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New wind turbines installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year

New wind power installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year, faster than in previous years despite delays in building offshore wind turbines, industry groups said on Wednesday. The BWE wind power group and VDMA Power Systems turbine makers group said Germany had added 1,004 megawatts (MW) of installed … Continue reading New wind turbines installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year

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Wind energy: AWS Truepower and Aires Renewables Form Strategic Partnership

AWS Truepower and Aires Renewables Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Renewable Energy Consulting Services in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.   AWS Truepower, LLC and AIRES Renewables today announced a strategic partnership to provide renewable energy consulting services to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Drawing from years of combined expertise and experience developers, investors, government agencies, and … Continue reading Wind energy: AWS Truepower and Aires Renewables Form Strategic Partnership

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Wind energy: Kharabel wins Moroccan wind farm deal

The wind energy project would be Africa’s biggest wind farm.UAE-based Kharabel and Moroccan firm Nareva have won a contract to develop a 300-megawatt wind farm in southern Morocco from state power utility ONE, local newspaper Les Echos reported on Wednesday. Quoting ONE’s legal advisers, Chadbourne & Parke, the newspaper said the consortium valued the project … Continue reading Wind energy: Kharabel wins Moroccan wind farm deal

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Mitsubishi opens lithium ion batteries separator plant for electric vehicles in Japan

To meet rising demand for lithium ion batteries in electric cars, laptops and other devices, Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. is opening a second facility in Japan making polyolefin-based films for lithium-ion batteries. The new plant, in Nagahama, will more than double the company’s capacity for its Sepalent brand film to a total of 27 million square … Continue reading Mitsubishi opens lithium ion batteries separator plant for electric vehicles in Japan

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Vanuatu gives green light to geothermal energy

An Australian geothermal energy developer has been given the green light to produce geothermal power on Vanuatu’s main island. Kuth Energy has been given government consent to establish at least two four megawatt geothermal power plants on Efate, which will displace the current reliance on diesel-based power. Kuth Energy’s Managing Director, David MacDonald says the … Continue reading Vanuatu gives green light to geothermal energy

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Lauren-Jyoti Awards $1.9M Process Order to Rockwell Automation for New Concentrating 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. Lauren-Jyoti, a joint venture between Lauren Engineers & Constructors, a  U.S. engineering, procurement and construction company, and Jyoti Power Structures, an Indian counterpart, has awarded a $1.9M order to Rockwell  Automation (NYSE: ROK) and its Global Solutions team. Rockwell Automation … Continue reading Lauren-Jyoti Awards $1.9M Process Order to Rockwell Automation for New Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plant in India

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Construction begins on wind power project in Mexico

Conduit Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm focused on energy infrastructure investment and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, announced the beginning of construction of the 22 MW Eolica Santa Catarina wind farm project in northern Mexico. Conduit acquired the project through the firm’s Latin Power III Fund, along with long-term partner … Continue reading Construction begins on wind power project in Mexico

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CanWEA responds to wind power worker threatened with gun

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) said it is issuing a call for a respectful and fact-based dialogue on wind turbines after a construction worker on a wind farm project was reportedly threatened with death in West Grey, Ontario, on July 26, by a man armed with a shotgun. According to CBC News Canada, Jeff Damen … Continue reading CanWEA responds to wind power worker threatened with gun

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PSEG seeks to develop 233 MW of new photovoltaic solar energy

A unit of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) has announced it will ask New Jersey state regulators for approval to invest up to $883 million for an expansion of the utility’s solar power programs, according to Reuters. The investment will allow the solar programs to develop an extra 233 MW of solar capacity, the … Continue reading PSEG seeks to develop 233 MW of new photovoltaic solar energy

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Siemens receives 270 MW wind power order from Australia

Siemens has received an order for a total of 90 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 270 megawatts (MW) for the Snowtown II Wind Farm in Australia. The customer is TrustPower, one of New Zealand`s biggest energy retailers. The scope of supply encompasses delivery, installation and commissioning of 90 gearless SWT-3.0 wind turbines with … Continue reading Siemens receives 270 MW wind power order from Australia

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Ukraine to triple solar power capacity in 2012

Ukraine in 2012 will increase the capacity of solar energy plants by 400 MW, to 600 MW, forecasts Macquarie Research on the basis of information from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, Germany’s Solarbuzz and other sources. Ukraine in 2012 will increase the capacity of solar power plants by 400 MW, to 600 MW, forecasts Macquarie Research … Continue reading Ukraine to triple solar power capacity in 2012

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Spain, US seen dominating concentrating solar thermal market

Spain and the US shine the brightest in the concentrated solar thermal power market. Solar thermal power projects in the pipeline mean the global Concentrated Solar Power market is expected to grow from a 2011 installed capacity total of 1,546MW to 47,462.9MW in 2020, climbing at a Compound Annual Interest Rate (CAGR) of 44%. An … Continue reading Spain, US seen dominating concentrating solar thermal market

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Arise Windpower concludes agreement for acquisition of fully permitted 75 to 120 MW wind energy project

Arise Windpower AB (publ) (“Arise”) has concluded a conditional agreement with Ownpower Projects AB (“OPP”) for the acquisition of a fully permitted project in Solberg to the west of Örnsköldsvik. The project covers 40 wind turbines, of which Arise initially intends to build 25 to 30. The agreement is contingent on the resolution of certain … Continue reading Arise Windpower concludes agreement for acquisition of fully permitted 75 to 120 MW wind energy project

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Samsung Builds World’s Largest Wind Farm Installation Vessel

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on the 25th that it had successfully built Pacific Orca, the world’s largest wind farm installation vessel (WIV), and delivered it to SPO (Swire Pacific Offshore), a Singapore-based shipper. The wind farm installation vessel is a new special vessel for which demand is expected to grow as the focus of the … Continue reading Samsung Builds World’s Largest Wind Farm Installation Vessel

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Mainstream 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 applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

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