Wind turbines may benefit crops

Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to Iowa State University research. A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops. Gene Takle, a … Continue reading Wind turbines may benefit crops

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Siemens wins first offshore wind energy project in Belgium

Siemens, as a significant player in offshore wind power, has successfully entered the offshore wind market in Belgium with a first order for the 309MW Rentel wind project. The customer is Rentel NV, part of the Otary partnership, a conglomerate of leading specialists from the Belgian renewable energy industry including investment and development companies. Siemens … Continue reading Siemens wins first offshore wind energy project in Belgium

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Gamesa secures début order for its new 3.3 MW platform, specifically the supply of 198 MW in Mexico

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has achieved an important milestone in its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order for its new G132-3.465 MW turbine, which guarantees the lowest cost of energy across a broad spectrum of sites. The company has secured an order from a power utility for the … Continue reading Gamesa secures début order for its new 3.3 MW platform, specifically the supply of 198 MW in Mexico

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Wind power in South Korea: Vestas receives 24 MW order

Vestas has received also a firm and unconditional order totaling 200 MW in the United States. Customer and project name have not been disclosed at the customer’s request. The order was placed by GS Yeongyang Windpower Co. Ltd. and includes seven V112-3.45 MW turbines for the Yeong Yang Stage 2 Wind Farm project. Located in … Continue reading Wind power in South Korea: Vestas receives 24 MW order

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UK’s first commercial wind farm celebrates 25 years

Delabole wind farm in Cornwall, now owned by Good Energy, has generated 340GWh of electricity since it came online in 1991 Britain’s first ever commercial wind farm in Cornwall is celebrating 25 years of renewable electricity generation today, having produced more than 340GWh of power since it first came online in 1991, according to site … Continue reading UK’s first commercial wind farm celebrates 25 years

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Senvion announces 15 year ISP extensions for 95 wind turbines in US

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded agreements for the fifteen year extension of operations and maintenance contracts for 95 wind turbines across two wind farms in the US with EverPower. Combined, the wind farms have a rated output of 194 megawatts (MW) of energy, producing enough to power over 125,000 homes. … Continue reading Senvion announces 15 year ISP extensions for 95 wind turbines in US

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Wind power in Australia: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with Pacific Hydro to supply, install and service 14 MM92 turbines at the Yaloak South Wind Farm near Ballan, Victoria. The 28.7 megawatt (MW) wind farm will produce enough electricity to power nearly 16,000 households in Australia. Turbine installation is expected to be … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

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ENEL starts operations at Sierra Gorda wind farm in Chile

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda. (“EGPC”), has completed and connected to the grid the Sierra Gorda wind farm, which is located in the municipality of Sierra Gorda, 60 km from the city of Calama, in Chile’s Antofagasta Region. Sierra Gorda, which has an installed capacity of 112 MW, will generate more … Continue reading ENEL starts operations at Sierra Gorda wind farm in Chile

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More renewable energy is coming to Michiganders

Michigan lawmakers needed more than 20 hours to agree on energy law changes, notably raising the state’s renewable energy standard from 10 to 15 percent by 2022. The bill now goes to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who is expected to sign it into law. “The bills protect our environment by making it easier for Michigan … Continue reading More renewable energy is coming to Michiganders

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A potential offshore wind energy site in New York just fetched a record bid

  Offshore wind developers really wanted this one. After 33 rounds of bidding and a final $42.5 million price tag, Statoil won the rights to develop an offshore wind farm off the southern coast of Long Island. Late last week, over a two-day bidding war, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean … Continue reading A potential offshore wind energy site in New York just fetched a record bid

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Vestas secures order for 42 MW in the United States

The order comprises V110-2.0 MW turbine components that enable future project pipeline. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order totaling 42 MW in the United States with multiple components being produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories. “Low-cost domestic wind energy brings substantial economic benefits to ratepayers and the communities that host these projects including long-term … Continue reading Vestas secures order for 42 MW in the United States

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Put some wind power in your ISA

Abundance Investment has just launched the first wind-energy investment which is eligible to be held tax-free in an ISA (Individual Savings Account). The scheme is to refinance the Upper Pitforthie Windgen 500 kW wind turbine in Aberdeenshire which was commissioned in August 2016 and is therefore pre-accredited for the Feed-in Tariff subsidy level prior to … Continue reading Put some wind power in your ISA

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Enel begins operations at two new wind farms in USA

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”) has started operations at the 108 MW Drift Sand and the 65 MW Chisholm View II wind farms in Oklahoma. “With Drift Sand and Chisholm View II we have achieved the significant milestone of having more than 1 GW of operational wind … Continue reading Enel begins operations at two new wind farms in USA

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New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Power Project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar (www.ScatecSolar.com) has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, an African Infrastructure Fund sponsored by the African Development Bank and more than 20 African States and Norfund (the Norwegian Investment Fund for Development Countries), securing investment into the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Dutse in the Northern Nigerian state … Continue reading New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Power Project in Nigeria

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India has emerged the fourth-largest wind power producer in the world

With cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of 28,279 MW, India has emerged the fourth-largest wind power producer in the world, after China, USA and Germany.   India achieved the largest-ever wind power capacity addition of 3,423 MW in 2015-16, exceeding the target by 43 per cent. During 2016-17, a total OF 1,502 MW capacity … Continue reading India has emerged the fourth-largest wind power producer in the world

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EBRD providing €200 million for renewable energy sector in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Directors has approved a financing framework of up to €200 million which will be used to finance primarily private renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan with a total generating capacity of 300 MW within the next five years, the Bank said on December 16. Such projects … Continue reading EBRD providing €200 million for renewable energy sector in Kazakhstan

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Asia Wind Energy Association launched in Singapore

The Asia Wind Energy Association (AsiaWEA) will coordinate international policy, communications, research and analysis, and will also offer networking and learning opportunities throughout the region, including North-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand.   “The market is actually growing quite rapidly in the different countries (in Asia) but there’s no one platform where developers, equipment suppliers … Continue reading Asia Wind Energy Association launched in Singapore

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Aramco, GE to launch Saudi Arabia’s first wind power project

Aramco will commission its first wind turbine project next month, the first in the kingdom and developed in partnership with GE aiming to support the renewable goals of Saudi Vision 2030. The wind turbine being transported on a twelve vehicle convoy from Dammam to Turai   Supplied by GE, the 2.75-120 wind turbine will provide … Continue reading Aramco, GE to launch Saudi Arabia’s first wind power project

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U.S. Sets Aside 80,000 Acres Offshore New York for Wind Energy Development

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced that nearly 80,000 acres offshore New York will be offered in a December 15 commercial lease sale, with 14 qualified wind-energy developers expected to participate. There is six offshore wind projects valued at $6.7 billion in the Northeast region and six projects valued at $11 … Continue reading U.S. Sets Aside 80,000 Acres Offshore New York for Wind Energy Development

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West Texas wind energy project developed by Tri Global Energy reaches financial close

Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, today announced the initial phase of 155 MW for the Fluvanna Wind Energy project has reached financial close, received funding and begun pouring foundations under the construction contract. Comprised of 32,000 leased acres of privately owned farm and ranch land in … Continue reading West Texas wind energy project developed by Tri Global Energy reaches financial close

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