Using Wind Energy for Hydrogen Production

As a way to resolve wind curtailment, the integration of hydrogen fuel at a wind farm allows flexibility to shift production to best match the resource availability with its particular operational needs and market factors. As the world faces the environmental consequences of relying on traditional fossil fuels, people are turning to renewable energy sources. … Continue reading Using Wind Energy for Hydrogen Production

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Breakthrough for Equinor in Polish offshore wind energy

Today, Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) announced Equinor and Polenergia’s Ba?tyk II and Ba?tyk III projects were awarded contracts for difference (CfD) under the first phase of Poland’s offshore wind development scheme. The projects, with a combined potential capacity of 1440 MW, are among the first to secure offshore wind awards in Poland. “The CfD … Continue reading Breakthrough for Equinor in Polish offshore wind energy

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Vestas to deliver EnVentus wind turbines to a 404 MW wind power project in Finland

Vestas has been selected by Neoen to deliver a full EPC turnkey solution to the 404 MW Mutkalampi project in western Finland. Aside from responsibility for the project’s civil and electrical works, Vestas will also deliver its best-in-class EnVentus platform to the Mutkalampi project, its largest order yet in Europe for the turbine platform. This … Continue reading Vestas to deliver EnVentus wind turbines to a 404 MW wind power project in Finland

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Latvia has a lot of wind energy potential – it’s time to start using it

On 29 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at “WindWorks. Powering Latvia’s energy future” organised by the Latvian Wind Energy Association (LWEA), the Danish Embassy in Latvia and business technology platform BiSMART. Other speakers included the President of Latvia Egils Levits, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, Danish Energy Minister Dan Jørgensen and Latvian Minister for … Continue reading Latvia has a lot of wind energy potential – it’s time to start using it

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Recovery and resilience plans must double wind power

30 April was the deadline for EU Member States to submit their draft Recovery & Resilience Plans (RRPs) to the EU Commission for approval.  The Commission’s approval is necessary for Member States to access their share of the €673bn EU Recovery & Resilience Facility, the centrepiece of the EU’s post-COVID Recovery Plan. Almost half of … Continue reading Recovery and resilience plans must double wind power

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IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

IRENA Members and private sector representatives join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organised by IRENA which aims to expand collaboration and action between the Agency’s global Membership on the continued deployment of … Continue reading IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

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Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

The company’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project of 460MWAC reaches commercial operation, making Ørsted the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable technologies at utility scale in the US. Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, … Continue reading Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

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Acciona starts the Celada Fusión wind farm (48 MW)

The wind farm will require an investment of more than €45M and will start operations early next year. ACCIONA has started construction works on the Celada Fusión wind farm (48MW) in the Valles del Cerrato region, in Palencia (Spain). The project will require an investment of more than €45M and will commence operations in the … Continue reading Acciona starts the Celada Fusión wind farm (48 MW)

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Vestas wins first order for EnVentus wind turbines in Italy

Italian engineering and construction company SIMIC Spa has placed an order for 30 MW for the Fiurme Santo wind farm, which will be located in Porto Torres in Sardinia, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of five V162-6.0 MW wind turbines, as well as a 21-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service … Continue reading Vestas wins first order for EnVentus wind turbines in Italy

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Enel Russia installs a 90 MW wind farm

Enel Russia has obtained the commercial rights to operate its first wind farm in Russia. The 90 MW project, Azovskaya WPP, will be located in Azov, within the Rostov region. The Administrator of the Trade System granted the notification that allows the sale of wind energy to the Russian wholesale electricity market as of May … Continue reading Enel Russia installs a 90 MW wind farm

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Vestas enters wind energy in Latvia with 14 wind turbines

Marking its entry into the Latvian wind market, Vestas has secured a 59 MW order for the Targale wind farm from a special purpose company majority owned by Utilitas, the Estonian utility provider. The Targale project is located in the municipality of Ventspils, in western Latvia, and will be powered by 14 V136-4.2 MW wind … Continue reading Vestas enters wind energy in Latvia with 14 wind turbines

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China’s wind power generation capacity soars in Q1

China’s capacity for generating wind power expanded by 5.26 million kilowatts in the first quarter, according to the National Energy Administration. The latest increase came from 4.03 million kilowatts in onshore wind power and 1.23 million kilowatts in offshore wind power. After the expansion, China’s total installed wind power capacity reached 287 million kilowatts at … Continue reading China’s wind power generation capacity soars in Q1

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Vestas supplies 86 MW of wind power in Sweden

Vestas has received an order for 86 MW of OX2 for the Karskruv project, to be built in the municipality of Uppvidinge, Kronoberg county, Sweden. The order adds to the market leading tally of more than 5 GW of wind power capacity that Vestas has installed in Sweden. In the Karskruv project, Vestas will supply … Continue reading Vestas supplies 86 MW of wind power in Sweden

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RWE can soon supply solar electricity from the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine

It is still a gravel surface on the western edge of the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine. When it is terminated at the end of 2029, this strip of land will become the banks of a lake. But it will be two decades before the first waves hit the shore – time enough to turn the … Continue reading RWE can soon supply solar electricity from the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine

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Siemens Gamesa maintains positive start to 2021

Order book rises to record €33.7bn as drive to decarbonization strengthens momentum in renewables; Siemens Gamesa logs €5.5bn order intake in the quarter Solid performance in Offshore and Service helps to increase the revenue by 6% year-on-year to €2.3bn, as the company records a positive EBIT margin[1] of 4.8% Full year EBIT margin guidance maintained … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa maintains positive start to 2021

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China is taking wind energy seriously

China was the first country in the world to harness the power of wind. The first windmills were believed to be used as early as 200 B.C. during the Qin Dynasty, using wind power to grind grain and irrigate and drain water for agriculture. Travelers and merchants are believed by historians to have spread this … Continue reading China is taking wind energy seriously

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Vestas signs new EUR 2,000 million sustainability-linked revolving credit facility

Vestas has signed a EUR 2,000 million revolving multi-currency credit facility with a group of leading banks. The facility’s margin will be closely linked to Vestas’ sustainability KPIs, and will support Vestas’ ambitions to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, and drive technological innovation. The facility, which is available for general corporate purposes, including guarantees … Continue reading Vestas signs new EUR 2,000 million sustainability-linked revolving credit facility

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American Clean Power Association Supports SEIA Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement in support of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol. “The American Clean Power Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) stand shoulder to shoulder united in our commitment to the Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol. This is an important initiative driven … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Supports SEIA Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

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Renault group signs agreement with Iberdrola to reach zero carbon footprint in its factories

Renault Group and Iberdrola today signed a strategic partnership to reduce the CO2 emissions of Renault’s energy consumption in Spain and Portugal. Under the agreement, Iberdrola will supply green energy on a long-term basis, while implementing heat electrification and energy efficiency systems at the manufacturer’s facilities. Additionally, Iberdrola will analyse on-site renewable projects, electrify mobility … Continue reading Renault group signs agreement with Iberdrola to reach zero carbon footprint in its factories

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Enel Green Power Italia commissions a 14.4 MW wind farm in Partanna, Sicily

The wind farm will produce around 40 GWh/year from renewable sources while avoiding the emission of about 18,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. Enel Green Power Italia commissions the Partanna wind farm in Sicily. The facility is located in Contrada Magaggiari, in the province of Trapani, and has six 2.4 MW wind … Continue reading Enel Green Power Italia commissions a 14.4 MW wind farm in Partanna, Sicily

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