Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy Generates Diversity

Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy (WTTA) provides students with a fast track to high demand jobs in an exciting field. With the push in this country to generate 20 percent of our energy with wind energy by 2030, the demand for highly trained technicians will only increase as one wind turbine technician is needed … Continue reading Kalamazoo Valley’s Wind Turbine Technician Academy Generates Diversity

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PPAs and National Energy & Climate Plans: high on Italy’s wind energy agenda

On Wednesday 7 November, WindEurope participated in the Key Wind conference in Rimini, Italy, organised by the Italian Wind Energy Association, ANEV. As the only reference wind power show in the Mediterranean basin, the Balkans and the Middle East, the event gathered high-level speakers from the Italian government, associations, businesses, banks and TSOs.   The … Continue reading PPAs and National Energy & Climate Plans: high on Italy’s wind energy agenda

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Jordan Inaugurates 50MW Wind Farm

Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati inaugurated Friday a new wind power plant in Tafileh governorate, southwest of Amman, at a total cost of $102 million. During the inauguration ceremony, Zawati said the Ministry has been developing an energy strategy to keep pace with growth in power demand in conjunction with efforts to … Continue reading Jordan Inaugurates 50MW Wind Farm

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Coastal belt holds wind power prospects in Bangladesh

Until now, only three wind turbines with 3MW of capacity have been in operation for the last couple of years in Feni and coastal Kutubdia. Bangladesh’s southern coastal belt offers potential for generating power through wind energy, according to a recently published study by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, raising hopes … Continue reading Coastal belt holds wind power prospects in Bangladesh

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New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

South Africa’s wind energy industry was under the spotlight this week at the 2018 Windaba in Cape Town. Among the key themes at this year’s event, the first event since the lifting of the REIPPP impasse, was on growing investment in the industry. Anne Henschel, managing director of Nordex South Africa and South African Wind … Continue reading New wind power projects promise to boost employment in South Africa

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University of Texas study highlights wind energy low cost

Wind power, solar and natural gas have the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in the majority of counties across the United States, according to a new report from The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute, part of a series of white papers on the Full Cost of Electricity. The report breaks down the … Continue reading University of Texas study highlights wind energy low cost

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Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is … Continue reading Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

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Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

The consortium formed by SENER and SEPCO III has completed the reliability test for the 150-MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant. It is one more step in the start-up of the facility, which is nearing commercial operation and final delivery to the client. With this reliability test, which ran for ten straight days, … Continue reading Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

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GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power Unit Inaugurates New Technology Center Americas Facility Near New Orleans

LM Wind Power, a unit of GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE), today announced the inauguration of a new Technology Center Americas facility to develop and test new techniques for designing and building wind turbine blades at its facility on the NASA Michoud campus outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. The new facility will provide LM Wind … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s LM Wind Power Unit Inaugurates New Technology Center Americas Facility Near New Orleans

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Scout Clean Energy Secures Permits for US$150 Million Wind Farm in Indiana

Scout Clean Energy (“Scout”), a Colorado based renewable energy developer and portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), today announced the successful completion of all local permitting approvals for the 130 megawatt (MW) Bitter Ridge Wind Farm (“Bitter Ridge”) in Jay County, Indiana. Jay County Council recently granted a 10-year tax abatement for the proposed … Continue reading Scout Clean Energy Secures Permits for US$150 Million Wind Farm in Indiana

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Nestlé Waters’ Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

Today, Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California. This week also marks the sixth anniversary of the groundbreaking of the facility’s first two wind turbines in 2012.The three turbines combined have a rated capacity of approximately 22 million kilowatt … Continue reading Nestlé Waters’ Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

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Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

Poland marked its return to wind energy today with the announcement of ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. It came as Poland opened a 1 GW onshore wind auction on 5 November. Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, today announced plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by … Continue reading Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

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EDP Renovaveis expects to beat wind power capacity goal by 2020

Portuguese wind energy group EDP Renovaveis said on Wednesday it expected to exceed its 2020 goal for increasing capacity by more than 10 percent. EDPR, a subsidiary of EDP Energias de Portugal, also said in a presentation it had secured projects to add capacity of more than 1 gigawatt after 2020, adding that its growth … Continue reading EDP Renovaveis expects to beat wind power capacity goal by 2020

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Morocco to Start Building 180 MW Wind Farm

The 850 MW wind power project has been awarded to a consortium set up by Nareva and EGP. Siemens Wind Power, the Moroccan utility ONEE (Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable), the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) and Midelt Wind Farm SA are also involved in this wind energy project. Moroccan leading … Continue reading Morocco to Start Building 180 MW Wind Farm

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InventHelp Inventor Develops New Wind Energy Corridor

An inventor from Lakewood, Wash., wanted a new type of utility scale wind turbine design. As such, they invented the patent pending WIND CORRIDOR. The WIND CORRIDOR provides potentially greater efficiency and output. The inventor was inspired by the need to increase the output of green energy. The invention provides greater output than a single large … Continue reading InventHelp Inventor Develops New Wind Energy Corridor

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Pattern Energy Enters Agreement to Sell K2 Wind Farm

Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy” or the “Company”) today announced it has entered into an agreement for the sale of the Company’s 90 megawatt (“MW”) minority owned interest in the K2 Wind power facility (“K2”) in Ontario for a purchase price of CAD$216.0 (US$166.0 million1), to a consortium of investors … Continue reading Pattern Energy Enters Agreement to Sell K2 Wind Farm

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France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

The French energy ministry is close to launching a 750 MW tender for offshore wind power off the coastline of the northern city of Dunkirk, people familiar with the matter said this week. However, the launch of the tender was dependent on the unveiling of France’s energy roadmap – detailing policy to 2028 – due … Continue reading France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

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IFC Supports New Wind Power Plant in Jordan

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has arranged a pioneering financing package of up to $80 million to fund the construction of a new wind power plant in Jordan, near the town of Tafila, the latest in a series of efforts to boost renewable energy development in the country. The 51.75-megawatt Abour Wind … Continue reading IFC Supports New Wind Power Plant in Jordan

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Getting wind energy in Turkey back on track

The ongoing Turkish financial and economic crisis has negatively impacted Turkey’s previously flourishing domestic wind energy market. The Turkish lira has fallen in value and this has curtailed the growth of Turkish wind energy. Dickson told participants that getting Turkey’s wind energy market back on track will require several steps. It is crucial, as soon as … Continue reading Getting wind energy in Turkey back on track

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Second Sulawesi wind farm project near completion

Following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s inauguration of the 100-hectare Sidrap Wind Farm in Sindereng Rappang regency, South Sulawesi, a second wind farm in the province’s Jeneponto regency is 97 percent complete. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurates the Sidrap Wind Farm on July 2 in Sindereng Rappang regency, South Sulawesi. A second wind farm in the province is expected to … Continue reading Second Sulawesi wind farm project near completion

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