Wind energy saves up to 12,000 lives, $108 billion in health costs

We often write about the economic benefits of wind power. But a new report released this week reveals that wind is not just a low-cost energy source that’s supporting over 100,000 American jobs – it’s also saving lives and billions of dollars in health costs. In short, wind literally keeps Americans out of the hospital … Continue reading Wind energy saves up to 12,000 lives, $108 billion in health costs

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Wind energy helps California power through drought

During my summer internship with AWEA, I discovered that the power sector withdraws more water than any other sector in the U.S. This fact hits me where I live – I’m from the California Bay Area, and I watched our lakes, rivers and snow packs shrink during the 2011-2017 drought. Water security is a serious … Continue reading Wind energy helps California power through drought

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AGL commits to building Australia’s biggest wind farm

AGL Energy and the Government-owned QIC will build a $850 million wind farm with 123 turbines at Coopers Gap, about 250km northwest of Brisbane. About 200 jobs will be created during construction of Australia’s biggest wind farm, generating electricity to supply 260,000 homes when it is finished in mid-2019. The joint venture, known as the … Continue reading AGL commits to building Australia’s biggest wind farm

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Vestas – Interim financial report, second quarter 2017

Revenue, earnings, and free cash flow decreased compared to last year’s very strong second quarter of 2016. Solid order intake and combined order backlog at high level. Guidance for 2017 maintained. In the second quarter of 2017, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2,206m – a decrease of 14 percent compared to the year-earlier period. EBIT … Continue reading Vestas – Interim financial report, second quarter 2017

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Van Oord completed work on the Walney Extension offshore wind farm

Van Oord has finished the Walney Extension offshore wind farm for DONG Energy to transport and install 87 foundations. Van Oord’s installation vessels Aeolus and Svanen completed the project in 4.5 months. Upon completion of the project in late 2018, the offshore wind farm will supply energy to more than 500,000 households in the United … Continue reading Van Oord completed work on the Walney Extension offshore wind farm

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Wind Power As The Fastest Growing Alternative Source Of Energy

There are various alternative energy sources that human beings have invented and they have gone to an extend of classifying them as renewable energy and non-renewable energy. Some of the renewable energy sources include: solar, biomass, hydroelectric energy and geothermal power while non-renewable energy are such as fossil fuels and natural gas. However, the most … Continue reading Wind Power As The Fastest Growing Alternative Source Of Energy

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Vestas receives order for the largest wind farm in Mexico

The order consists of 123 V136-3.45 MW turbines for a 424 MW project in Mexico. With this contract, Vestas’ order intake from Mexico’s energy auctions reaches almost 500 MW. Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one … Continue reading Vestas receives order for the largest wind farm in Mexico

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EDPR secures 75 MW wind energy contract in Northern Indiana, United States

EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, secured a long-term contract with Cummins Inc. for the energy produced by 75 MW from Meadow Lake VI wind farm. Meadow Lake VI wind farm project had initially secured 75 MW long-term contract, as announced in November 2016. The project, that … Continue reading EDPR secures 75 MW wind energy contract in Northern Indiana, United States

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Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun. Furthermore, this power plant features a thermal energy storage system using molten salts that … Continue reading Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

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Wind energy in Mexico: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one of the largest wind power projects in Latin America.   Established in 2014, Zuma Energía is a leading Mexican player within renewable energy financially backed by Actis and Mesoamerica, … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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ODE, Northland Power and Yushan Energy jointly host Taiwan Offshore Wind Delegation

ODE, Northland Power and Yushan Energy jointly hosted, at Barrow, a delegation of Civic Leaders and industrialists from Taiwan during their recent offshore wind fact finding mission to the UK. The mission was led by the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association and was supported by the UK’s Department for International Trade. The Group, which consisted … Continue reading ODE, Northland Power and Yushan Energy jointly host Taiwan Offshore Wind Delegation

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Peikko delivers rock foundations to Storheia wind farm in Norway

Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received a substantial order to deliver rock foundation technology to Storheia Wind Park in Sør-Trøndelag area, Central Norway. Peikko will deliver all steel components for the 80 foundations of the wind park. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation reinforcement. Peikko … Continue reading Peikko delivers rock foundations to Storheia wind farm in Norway

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Germany awards licenses to increase onshore wind energy capacity by 1 GW

Germany will increase its onshore wind energy capacity by more than 1 gigawatt, equal to that of a nuclear plant, under new licenses awarded on Tuesday, its network regulator said. The regulator introduced an auction system this year to award licenses, aiming to intensify competition among project developers in order to lower costs and wean … Continue reading Germany awards licenses to increase onshore wind energy capacity by 1 GW

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Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.4M140 EBC turbine prototype in Heckelberg for the Notus energy Group. The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. The prototype in Heckelberg can power nearly 3,000 … Continue reading Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC

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Spain Is Using Accounting Tricks to Underpay the Wind Energy Sector

According to the country’s wind association, the Spanish government has reneged on commitments. Spanish wind investors beware: New capacity may be on offer, but experience shows the auction process is not to be trusted. Spain’s wind industry association, the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE), believes a government accounting dodge deprived the sector of €630 million ($740 … Continue reading Spain Is Using Accounting Tricks to Underpay the Wind Energy Sector

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SolarReserve Signs Agreement with South Australian Government for 150 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Project with Energy Storage

A 150-megawatt solar thermal power plant has been secured for Port Augusta in South Australia, State Premier Jay Weatherill has announced. Mr Weatherill said the Aurora Solar Energy Project would be ready to go in 2020 and would supply 100 per cent of the State Government’s needs. The Government will pay a maximum of $78 … Continue reading SolarReserve Signs Agreement with South Australian Government for 150 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Project with Energy Storage

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Best moments from the first #AmericanWindWeek

Thank you to the many people and organizations who helped make the first #AmericanWindWeek a resounding success! Across the country, thousands of supporters chimed in on social media and told us why they think wind energy is an American success story. On the ground, we had wind farm tours and open houses in states like … Continue reading Best moments from the first #AmericanWindWeek

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Houston Offshore Wind Summit: Charting a path for success

American offshore wind is continuing its forward momentum: More than 350 offshore energy services and manufacturing pros gathered at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit in Houston, Texas last week. Their goal: charting a path to tap into America’s strengths and knowledge, and use them to build offshore wind energy infrastructure for this growing industry. The … Continue reading Houston Offshore Wind Summit: Charting a path for success

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Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

Despite moves made by Ohio’s legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there’s still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects, with just a few turbines, rank Ohio among the top 10 when it comes to the amount of megawatts installed since 2003, … Continue reading Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

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WPPI Energy to buy electricity from Illinois wind farm

WPPI Energy says it will buy all the electricity generated from a proposed Illinois wind farm for the next 22 years. Chicago-based renewable energy developer Invenergy plans to build the 53-turbine Bishop Hill 3 wind farm, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. It will be able to generate up to 132 megawatts of power in ideal … Continue reading WPPI Energy to buy electricity from Illinois wind farm

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