Brazil consolidates as the country with the highest wind energy capacity in Latin America

Brazil consolidated its position as the country in Latin America with the most installed wind energy capacity in 2017, and as the eighth country in the world with the most capacity to produce wind energy, according to the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (Abeeólica). The data, disclosed by Abeeólica, is based on a report from the … Continue reading Brazil consolidates as the country with the highest wind energy capacity in Latin America

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India 2 GW wind energy auction prices at near record low

Torrent Power participated in the competitive bidding in the e-Reverse Auction process held on February 13, 2018 by SECI (Tranche III) for setting up of 2000 MW ISTS -connected wind power projects and emerged as winner in the auction, for the acquisition of 499.8 MW. The said capacity will be developed in the State of … Continue reading India 2 GW wind energy auction prices at near record low

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Rosatom subsidiary reveals plans to start building 150 MW wind power project in Adygea, Russia

Rosatom subsidiary JSC VetroOGK will start construction in the summer of a 150MW wind farm in the Adygea region of Russia. The project will feature Lagerwey turbines and is planned for commissioning between December 2018 and January 2019. It will be located in the municipalities of Shovgenovsky and Giaginsky. Planning is also underway to build a … Continue reading Rosatom subsidiary reveals plans to start building 150 MW wind power project in Adygea, Russia

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Ørsted and University of Oxford sign five-year agreement to optimise wind turbine foundations

Ørsted and the University of Oxford have signed a five-year research agreement to optimise the design of foundation structures for offshore wind turbines. Continuing to drive down costs is critical for the offshore wind industry and Ørsted is working with several universities to help improve the design and performance of offshore wind turbines. A major … Continue reading Ørsted and University of Oxford sign five-year agreement to optimise wind turbine foundations

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Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and … Continue reading Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

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Taiwan offshore wind energy projects

Developers have issued updates on several planned wind projects offshore Taiwan, with these schemes gaining environmental approval and new partners. Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration has approved a total of eight environmental impact assessments (EIAs), for projects planned off Changhua County. Four of these sites are being developed by Denmark’s Ørsted. The developer said in a … Continue reading Taiwan offshore wind energy projects

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Renewables account for 18 percent of U.S. power generation in 2017

Generation from renewables, including hydropower, broke a record last year, accounting for 18 percent of the overall energy mix, according to new data. (Greentech Media) SOLAR: New Mexico lawmakers approve a tax credit offsetting the cost of solar systems for homes and small businesses, but the governor has indicated she may not sign the measure. (Associated Press) … Continue reading Renewables account for 18 percent of U.S. power generation in 2017

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Siemens Gamesa unveils its 3-year strategic plan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) presented its 2018-2020 strategic plan, designed to deliver global leadership. It sets the foundations in 2018 for sustainable and profitable growth in the years ahead. Against a backdrop of increasing competition, Siemens Gamesa expects to outperform the market on sales while maintaining strict balance-sheet control. With this target in mind, … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa unveils its 3-year strategic plan

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Checking in on #iheartwind this Valentine’s Day

We’re halfway through this year’s #iheartwind campaign, and so far we’ve seen nearly 650 posts on Twitter and Instagram from people telling us why they love wind power. The reasons vary– some support wind for it’s job creation, some for its investment in rural America, and others because it’s a source of low-cost clean energy. … Continue reading Checking in on #iheartwind this Valentine’s Day

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AWEA releases video of fish feeding at America’s 1st offshore wind farm

Americans can now preview what’s in store for coastal communities, and the fish many depend on, as offshore wind development builds steam in the U.S. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, released a new video today that features never-before-seen underwater footage … Continue reading AWEA releases video of fish feeding at America’s 1st offshore wind farm

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Ørsted awards supply and service contract for Hornsea Wind Power Project Two

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish energy group Ørsted for the supply and service of wind turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, being developed in British waters, where it will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. This offshore wind farm, which … Continue reading Ørsted awards supply and service contract for Hornsea Wind Power Project Two

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Tenaska signs PPA for renewable power from Missouri wind energy project

Tenaska, one of the leading independent power producers in the United States, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (Associated) with a capacity of approximately 236 megawatts (MW) of renewable power from a wind project in northwest Missouri. The Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center project, currently in advanced development, … Continue reading Tenaska signs PPA for renewable power from Missouri wind energy project

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 1,386 MW to Ørsted at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, in the UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish energy group Ørsted for the supply and service of wind turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, being developed in British waters, where it will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. This offshore wind farm, which … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 1,386 MW to Ørsted at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, in the UK

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Total installations of wind energy in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the total to 539,581 MW

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years. Chinese installations were down slightly – ‘only’ 19.5 GW – but the rest of the world made up for most of that. Total installations in 2017 were … Continue reading Total installations of wind energy in 2017 were 52,573 MW, bringing the total to 539,581 MW

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Did you know the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics are powered by wind energy?

Last night my husband and I sat down to watch the women’s snowboarding halfpipe final in the Winter Olympics. In case you missed it, Californian Chloe Kim lived up to expectations and clinched the gold medal for the U.S. Of course, working in the wind industry, I was nearly as excited by her win as … Continue reading Did you know the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics are powered by wind energy?

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MidAmerican Energy Completes Beaver Creek & Prairie Wind Farms In Iowa Totaling 338 Megawatts

MidAmerican Energy Company announced this week that it had completed two new wind farms in the state of Iowa totalling 338 megawatts, both of which are part of the mammoth 2 gigawatt Wind XI economic development project announced in early 2016. MidAmerican Energy announced on Monday that it had completed the 170 megawatt (MW) Beaver … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy Completes Beaver Creek & Prairie Wind Farms In Iowa Totaling 338 Megawatts

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U.S. wind energy industry statement on Trump infrastructure plan

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) responded to the Administration’s infrastructure principles released today. Importantly, the principles address energy and rural infrastructure along with roads, bridges, airports and other projects. “We see significant promise in President Trump’s plan,” said Amy Farrell, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, for the American Wind Energy Association. “With … Continue reading U.S. wind energy industry statement on Trump infrastructure plan

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Wind energy industry breaks records in Europe but faces unclear outlook

Europe added a record 15.7 GW of new wind energy capacity in 2017, according to WindEurope’s annual onshore and offshore wind statistics released today.   New wind farm installations were up 20% on 2016 and beat the previous 2015 record of 12.8 GW. Onshore wind capacity grew by 12.5 GW and offshore wind by 3.1 … Continue reading Wind energy industry breaks records in Europe but faces unclear outlook

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Vietnam could generate all power via renewable energy by 2050

“Sustainable Scenario for the Vietnamese power sector until 2050”, a report by WWF-Vietnam and Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) says that 100 percent of Vietnam’s power could be generated by renewable energy technologies by 2050. This would significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions linked to climate change. Dr Du Van Toan from the Marine and island … Continue reading Vietnam could generate all power via renewable energy by 2050

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Nestlé Leverages Wind Power in Partnership with EDP Renewables in Step Toward 100% Renewable Electricity Goal

Nestlé in the U.S., in partnership with EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, today announced a 15-year power purchase agreement that will provide approximately 80 percent of the electricity load for five Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. The agreement is … Continue reading Nestlé Leverages Wind Power in Partnership with EDP Renewables in Step Toward 100% Renewable Electricity Goal

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