Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in China with a new order for 300 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an agreement for the supply of 300 MW in China, one of its largest ever in this market. This substantial order reinforces the company’s presence in the world’s biggest wind power market where it has established itself as one of the leading foreign OEMs. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa has been … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reinforces its presence in China with a new order for 300 MW

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Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

The first-ever solar and wind power plant with the capacity of generating two megawatts of electricity was put into service  at the industrial park in western Herat province on Sunday. Water and Energy Minster Ali Ahmad Osmani, who inaugurated the plant, termed the $3.5 million project as “a biggest one” in Afghanistan.   He said … Continue reading Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

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RTsys deploys acoustic buoys in Europe

Buoys equipped with acoustic recorders are used to evaluate the level of noise on wind farms in Germany. Calculation in real time, proposed by RTsys, has been very successful. A species of porpoise endemic to the German coast is very sensitive to sound waves, because this species mainly uses its hearing to position itself. In … Continue reading RTsys deploys acoustic buoys in Europe

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DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved another world record by awarding the 700MW AED14.2 billion fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The contract is awarded to a … Continue reading DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

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Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

On 14 September 2017, WindEurope and the Industry Advisory Panel of the International Energy Charter jointly organized an event on “Promoting and De-risking Renewable Energy Investments.” The event was attended by government representatives, financial and legal institutions and energy companies. Discussions focused on the promotion of investors’ legal and financial certainty in renewable energy projects. … Continue reading Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

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Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

The world’s biggest wind industry meeting reflects wind energy success story: WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope Conference to be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe site in 2018. Wind energy has made its breakthrough – in the energy market, in technology development and cost reduction and in its geographical reach. Starting from a European base, … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Summit in Hamburg in one year

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Japanese wind energy developers eye projects in Russia

Japanese investors are lining up to assess wind power opportunities in the frontier market of Russia’s Far East. The Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok last week saw a number of memoranda signed between Japanese wind developers and their Russian counterparts. While the agreements are either non-binding or small in scale, they highlight growing interest in … Continue reading Japanese wind energy developers eye projects in Russia

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Kimberly-Clark to use wind energy from Oklahoma, Texas

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has purchase nearly 1 million megawatt hours of electricity from two new wind power projects in Oklahoma and Texas. The energy supplied through the agreement is about a third of the electricity needs of the manufacturing company’s North American operations and will allow the company to surpass its greenhouse gas reduction goal four … Continue reading Kimberly-Clark to use wind energy from Oklahoma, Texas

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DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) test facility in Cologne. The molten salt is alternately heated and cooled from 250 to 560 degrees Celsius. Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt (TESIS) is used … Continue reading DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

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M&M’s launches new Fans of Wind campaign

Just yesterday, Anheuser-Busch announced it was buying enough wind energy from an Oklahoma project to meet half of its electricity needs. Now, M&M has launched a new Fans of Wind campaign: Fans of Wind Mars, M&M’s parent company, buys enough wind from projects in Texas and Scotland to make all of the M&M’s sold worldwide. … Continue reading M&M’s launches new Fans of Wind campaign

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EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to Supply 120 Megawatts of Wind Energy

EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to supply Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) with 120 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from the Rock Falls Wind Project in Oklahoma (total capacity 154 MW). The Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) is Kimberly-Clark’s first use of utility-scale renewable energy and will help Kimberly-Clark to surpass its 2022 commitment … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to Supply 120 Megawatts of Wind Energy

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Nordex to break 2 GW threshold on wind power installations in UK and Ireland

After installing and commissioning a total of 862 turbines in the UK and Ireland, the Nordex Group has now reached the 2 GW milestone of installed capacity in these two countries.  Just under 1.5 GW of this is in the UK as well as what is fast approaching 600MW installed in the Republic of Ireland. … Continue reading Nordex to break 2 GW threshold on wind power installations in UK and Ireland

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Anheuser-Busch announced a big wind power deal today

Here’s news we can all raise a glass to: Anheuser-Busch announced a big wind power deal today. The beer-brewing giant signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enel Green Power for electricity that will be generated at Enel’s Thunder Ranch wind farm in Oklahoma. Earlier this year Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged to transition to 100 percent … Continue reading Anheuser-Busch announced a big wind power deal today

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Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power announce wind energy partnership

Enel Green Power and Anheuser-Busch signed a power purchase agreement for the energy produced by a portion of the Thunder Ranch wind farm Thanks to the agreement with EGP, Anheuser-Busch will purchase as much renewable electricity as is used to brew more than 20 billion 12 oz. servings of beer each year. The renewable energy … Continue reading Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power announce wind energy partnership

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NaiKun Wind Energy Group forms strategic partnership with DONG Energy

The Board of Directors for NaiKun Wind Energy Group (NaiKun) executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DONG Energy to further advance its offshore wind project, proposed in Hecate Strait between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert. DONG Energy, based in Denmark with North American headquarters in Boston, owns and operates 22 offshore wind farms in … Continue reading NaiKun Wind Energy Group forms strategic partnership with DONG Energy

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Dong Energy signs LOI for offshore wind farm in Canada

Dong Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group plan to work together on the possible development of an offshore wind farm on Canada’s northeast coast, Dong Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a letter of intent (LOI) that gives Dong exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field offshore … Continue reading Dong Energy signs LOI for offshore wind farm in Canada

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WindEurope welcomes State of the EU speech

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, today delivered his annual speech on the State of the European Union at the European Parliament. WindEurope welcomed the speech today, in which President Juncker announced the new industrialisation strategy and placed a strong emphasis on climate action. The speech also looked at Europe’s current political and … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes State of the EU speech

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Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) to welcome African energy leaders to Casablanca this November

The Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) (http://APO.af/do7jy9) and the preceding Gas Options: North & West Africa meeting will take place from 29th November – 1st December 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca. As the officially labelised side-event of COP22, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum was first held in Marrakesh from 2-4 November 2016 under … Continue reading Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) to welcome African energy leaders to Casablanca this November

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Acciona Energía has put the 78-MW capacity Bannur wind farm into service in India

It is the fourth owned by the company in the country, taking its operational capacity there to 163.8 MW.   Located in Mysore district in the state of Karnataka (south-west India), Bannur has twenty-six AW125/3000 Nordex-Acciona Windpower wind turbines (rotor diameter 125 metres) mounted on 120-metre high concrete towers.   The new facility will generate … Continue reading Acciona Energía has put the 78-MW capacity Bannur wind farm into service in India

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Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

WindEurope welcomes the results of the latest UK Contract for Differences (CfD) auction announced today by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where offshore wind submitted record bids of £57.50 per megawatt hour including the costs of grid connection.   The winning offshore wind projects – DONG Energy’s Hornsea 2, Innogy and Statkraft’s … Continue reading Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

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