Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

The wind power project would have 67 wind turbines deployed in the Celtic Sea. In 2019 the government set a target of 3.5 GW for offshore wind energy production by 2030 and a 7% per annum reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Val Cummins, a leading figure in offshore wind in Ireland, said: “With … Continue reading Application submitted for floating wind power plant in Ireland

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Ghana sleepping on solar and wind energy adoption

“All across the world we are noticing growth…. Technology growth is the driving principles that are developing renewable energy resources. But Ghana seems to be missing in the puzzle. Renewable energy is a fright to policy makers” – Nana Amoasi VII, IES Executive Director. Across the world, access to energy is deemed as essential for … Continue reading Ghana sleepping on solar and wind energy adoption

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Wind energy is the fastest growing in Brazil

Brazil already has 16 GW of installed wind power. By 2024, the forecast is that the number will reach the mark of 24.4 GW, including auctions that have already been carried out and contracts signed in the free market. The Infovento newsletter, made by the Brazilian Wind Energy Association, showed that in the last year … Continue reading Wind energy is the fastest growing in Brazil

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Iberdrola receives the green light from Australia for its offer on the wind energy company Infigen

The Australian regulator, the ‘Foreign Investment Review Board’ (FIRB), has given the green light to Iberdrola’s offer for Infigen Energy. The Spanish firm goes one step further to seize the renewable energy company for which it has embarked on a ‘takeover war’ with the Philippine group Ayala. As reported on Tuesday by the Spanish, the … Continue reading Iberdrola receives the green light from Australia for its offer on the wind energy company Infigen

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Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired a 50% interest in the 465MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Through its subsidiary Gulf International Holding (GIH), Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired 100% shares of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Investor Holding (BKR2) through a share purchasing agreement with Global Infrastructure … Continue reading Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

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The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse

The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse geographically, in terms of the location of commercial plants as well as the origins of developers, investors and contractors involved in project implementation. CSP projects that either entered operations or were under construction during 2019 involved lead developers and investors from at least eight countries including … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power industry has become increasingly diverse

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The global hydropower installed capacity is 1,150 GW

The global hydropower market, as measured in annual capacity installations, contracted in 2018, continuing a multi-year trend of deceleration. New capacity was an estimated 15.6 GW, raising total global installed capacity to around 1,150 GW. The ranking of the top 10 countries for total capacity shifts only over long time frames and remained (in order) … Continue reading The global hydropower installed capacity is 1,150 GW

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European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

Ministerial Meeting of the North Sea Energy Cooperation (NSEC) reinforced the need for a European approach to future offshore wind development. The Ministers of the NSEC countries in a joint declaration agreed on the key role of offshore wind energy in achieving Europe’s climate targets for 2050. They see an increasing need for joint and … Continue reading European collaboration in offshore wind energy development

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Install more wind turbines, tripling the wind energy of northern Colorado

Along a windy stretch of the Rocky Mountain foothills in southern Wyoming, a small army of new wind turbines has started spinning. Its main customers: Residents of Fort Collins, Estes Park, Loveland and Longmont. In late June, developers flipped the switch on the Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project, Northern Colorado’s largest source of wind energy to … Continue reading Install more wind turbines, tripling the wind energy of northern Colorado

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GE Renewable Energy connects the world’s most powerful hydro unit to the grid in Wudongde, China

GE Renewable Energy Hydro Solutions is providing 6 x 850 MW Francis turbine generator sets and related equipment for the Wudongde project. Connection to the Grid and successful 72 hours trial operation marked a significant step towards the official commissioning of the giant hydropower project.The Wudongde Hydropower Project is another large-scale national energy infrastructure project … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy connects the world’s most powerful hydro unit to the grid in Wudongde, China

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CHC Helicopters for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

Denmark-based offshore wind developer Ørsted has awarded CHC Helicopter the contract for aerial transportation during the construction and operations phases of its Hornsea Two offshore wind farm off the UK. CHC will continue to work with UniFly to deliver flight operations for Hornsea One, covering the construction phase as well as the first five years … Continue reading CHC Helicopters for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

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AEP Energy, CIP reach long-term PPA for 400-MW Illinois wind power project

EP Energy, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 400 MW of renewable energy from the Panther Grove Wind Energy Facility in Woodford County, Ill. The agreement was reached between AEP Energy and an affiliate of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). While the facility has yet to be built … Continue reading AEP Energy, CIP reach long-term PPA for 400-MW Illinois wind power project

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ADGM Inks Partnership with IRENA to Promote Sustainable Finance

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the lead intergovernmental agency for the energy transformation, and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the award-winning international financial centre, have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) to signify their joint commitment to progressing sustainable finance across the UAE and the wider region. Through the MoU, IRENA and ADGM solidified their … Continue reading ADGM Inks Partnership with IRENA to Promote Sustainable Finance

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Neste Oyj increases the use of wind power at its Finnish production sites to nearly 30%

Neste is committed to reaching carbon neutral production by 2035. As part of this effort, the company is increasing the use of renewable electricity at its production sites in Finland and has signed a wind power agreement with Ilmatar, a wind power company. The agreement has been made together with Borealis, Neste’s long-term partner in … Continue reading Neste Oyj increases the use of wind power at its Finnish production sites to nearly 30%

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Ingeteam presents new simulation models to ease wind power grid integration

Ingeteam presented its advanced simulation models developed to address the complex grid stability and connectivity problems that come with integrating wind turbines of wind energy into global electricity transportation infrastructures. With the grid conditions of each wind farm requiring specific and stringent requirements, complex modeling is paramount to solving the stability and connectivity challenges of … Continue reading Ingeteam presents new simulation models to ease wind power grid integration

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Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW

Global Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW, with 600 MW of capacity coming online. Although this was well below the average annual increase (24%) of the past decade, Concentrating Solar Power continued to spread to new markets, including France, Israel and Kuwait. China and South Africa also brought new plants … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power capacity grew 11% in 2019 to 6.2 GW

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Iberdrola seeking innovators to improve monitoring systems on wind farms

Iberdrola is launching a new Startup Challenge in search of innovative and competitive solutions that will help improve monitoring systems on wind farms. The company has placed a focus on solutions that can be implemented quickly, easily and inexpensively on existing turbines As a world leader in wind energy, Iberdrola has built experience over two … Continue reading Iberdrola seeking innovators to improve monitoring systems on wind farms

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Wind energy expanded 19% in 2019, with around 60 GW of new capacity

The global wind power market expanded 19% in 2019, with around 60 GW of new capacity added to the world’s electric grids (including more than 54 GW onshore and over 6 GW offshore). This was the second largest annual increase in capacity ever, and followed three consecutive years of decline after the peak in 2015 … Continue reading Wind energy expanded 19% in 2019, with around 60 GW of new capacity

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In 2019 the solar PV market increased an estimated 12% to around 115 GW

Following a year in which global solar photovoltaics (PV) additions were stable or even contracted slightly, in 2019 the solar PV market increased an estimated 12% to around 115 GWi.1 The decade ended with strong demand in Europe, the United States and emerging markets around the world, more than making up for a substantial decline … Continue reading In 2019 the solar PV market increased an estimated 12% to around 115 GW

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Wind energy generated 30.6% of electricity in Germany

German renewable energies reach 55.8% of net generation for the first half of 2020, thanks to wind turbines and solar energy. Renewable energies accounted for 55.8 percent of Germany’s net electricity generation during the first half of 2020, according to new figures released on Wednesday by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE). The … Continue reading Wind energy generated 30.6% of electricity in Germany

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