Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic progress in Chile

Chile builds the Cerro Dominador concentrating solar thermal power plant, the first concentrated solar power in Latin America, and will soon replace coal with wind power and photovoltaic energy. 2019 was a great year for solar energy in Chile. It maintained its place as the leading source in renewable generation and, according to the projections … Continue reading Wind energy, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic progress in Chile

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Wind Farm to be opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Relaks company from Posusje, owned by businessmen Veljko Loncar (Vokel) and Tomislav Maric (KTM Brina), is working on a project to build the Ostrc hydroelectric plant on the Ostrc mountain above Posusje. The project is in the phase of obtaining an energy permit. So far, the CoE has been issued with a location and environmental … Continue reading Wind Farm to be opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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United Kingdom bets on wind energy

United Kingdom, world champion of offshore wind energy, has made the sector one of the pillars of its transition to carbon neutrality and wants to quadruple its capacity to generate this type of electricity by 2030. Thanks to its windswept territories in the North Sea “it is easier to capture offshore wind power in the … Continue reading United Kingdom bets on wind energy

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE awarded a multi-million dollar project with EDF Renewables and ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to design, supply, construct, and commission substations. The deal brings together collaborative expertise to flexibly deliver significant efficiencies to EDF Renewables and ESB. The wind power project will help deliver low-carbon energy to 375,000 Scottish homes. GE … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

Vattenfall has built Amsterdam’s largest solar roof and in Uppsala one of Sweden’s biggest solar farms will be constructed. Amsterdam’s largest solar roof was put into operation on Thursday 16 January after 17,000 solar panels were installed by Vattenfall on the roofs of two industrial buildings. The total area of 45,000 square metres is equivalent … Continue reading More solar power for Amsterdam and Uppsala

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Wind power and solar energy will reduce 97% of water consumption in electricity generation

 In addition to its key role in the decarbonization of the global electricity sector, wind power, solar thermal and photovoltaic would also help reduce its water consumption by up to 97%. This is the result of a study conducted by a team of researchers from the Technological University of Lappeenranta in Finland and published in … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy will reduce 97% of water consumption in electricity generation

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Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

Japan’s leading power provider took its first major step in developing Asia’s promising wind energy market with the completion of Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind farm. JERA, a joint venture between utilities Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and Chubu Electric Power, owns 32.5% of the Formosa 1 wind farm off northwestern Taiwan, slated to begin … Continue reading Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

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Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

Within a short period of time, Taiwan has emerged as a leading offshore wind power market in East Asia due to its ideal conditions for wind energy and the government’s commitment to developing the industry. In January 2018, the offshore wind energy target was increased to 5.5GW by 2025, and Taiwan continues to ride the … Continue reading Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

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From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

After Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election on Saturday 11 January, we are more confident than ever that Taiwan will continue to be a leader in the energy transition, both in Asia and globally. Three years ago, Taiwan started to transform its energy policies under a clear vision for a clean energy future from the DPP … Continue reading From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

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World’s largest offshore wind farm is set for completion this year

Located off the east coast of Britain, the wind farm called Hornsea One is expected to make enough wind energy to power one million UK homes. According to Orsted, the Danish energy company that built the farm, a single rotation of one turbine will be able to power an average home for a full day. … Continue reading World’s largest offshore wind farm is set for completion this year

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Central Tower of 700 MW Concentrated Solar Power Project by Shanghai Electric and DEWA Tops Out in Dubai

Significant progress has been made in the Dubai 700 MW concentrated solar power project, announced as the world’s largest single-site CSP project. On Jan 9th, a topping-out ceremony for the project’s 222-meter central tower was held, welcoming representatives from Shanghai Electric – the project’s general contractor – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Noor Energy … Continue reading Central Tower of 700 MW Concentrated Solar Power Project by Shanghai Electric and DEWA Tops Out in Dubai

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a multi-million dollar project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland. The offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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Siemens Gamesa closes 2019 with a new wind energy record in Spain

The Spanish business closed a successful year in 2019 with the installation of a new record of 1.2 GW, or 375 wind turbines, the highest amount of any year in the last decade. This was equal to 75% of the total installed wind energy capacity in the country. The milestone represented a five-fold increase in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa closes 2019 with a new wind energy record in Spain

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GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

oday, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced its partnership with the Equal by 30 campaign, a joint initiative of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition and close the gender gap, and the International Energy Agency (IEA). Equal by 30 is a … Continue reading GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

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Wind energy in the Canary Islands, Naturgy lays the first stone of the Puerto del Rosario Wind Farm, the largest in Fuerteventura

The wind power plant Puerto del Rosario has been a beneficiary of the “First call for investment aid in wind power technology production facilities located in the Canary Islands co-financed with FEDER Funds”, promoted by the European Union.The wind farm will generate around 200 jobs and will involve an investment of more than 35 million … Continue reading Wind energy in the Canary Islands, Naturgy lays the first stone of the Puerto del Rosario Wind Farm, the largest in Fuerteventura

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Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project. The wind farm will be located 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus and once constructed will be the largest in Scotland. Petrofac has already started early … Continue reading Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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YPF Luz clinches $150 million in loans for wind farm in Santa Cruz

Argentine power generator YPF Luz, a subsidiary of state oil company YPF, said on Tuesday it had clinched $150 million in loans to build a wind farm in Santa Cruz, on the country’s famously breezy southern steppes. The company received $100 million in credits from BNP Paribas Fortis and $50 million from the U.S. International … Continue reading YPF Luz clinches $150 million in loans for wind farm in Santa Cruz

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Cepsa, Masdar agree to form wind energy joint venture

Abu Dhabi-based clean energy firm Masdar and Spain’s Cepsa agreed to establish a joint venture to develop renewable energy projects in the Iberian Peninsula. The 50:50 joint venture called Cepsa Masdar Renovables will focus on developing wind power and solar photovoltaic projects with an initial target of 500 to 600 megawatts in Spain and Portugal. … Continue reading Cepsa, Masdar agree to form wind energy joint venture

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WINDEXT, a European wind energy training project coordinated by AEE

The objective of WINDEXT is to standardize the training on the maintenance of wind farm and wind turbines and promote the use of digital tools.The WINDEXT wind power project, with a budget of one million euros and a duration of 3 years, has as main objective to standardize the training in maintenance of wind turbines … Continue reading WINDEXT, a European wind energy training project coordinated by AEE

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China makes half of global newly-built concentrated solar power capacity in 2019

Two more large-scale demonstration concentrating solar power (CSP) projects joined the team of operational solar thermal plants in China at the end of last year in 2019. Up to date, there are seven large-scale concentrated solar power projects with total capacity of 350MW in operation distributed across West China. Chart: Global concentrated solar power capacity … Continue reading China makes half of global newly-built concentrated solar power capacity in 2019

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