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Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost. Green power outlook presented by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich … Continue reading Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

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UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

Three new windfarms are to be built in the UK as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever. This follows research published by Lloyd’s Register in February 2017 revealing that the majority of industry experts were confident that renewable energy was reaching cost parity. In the latest CfD round, announced last week, DONG Energy, … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

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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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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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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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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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GE Renewable Energy Unveils its Largest Onshore Wind Turbine

GE Renewable Energy today unveiled its brand-new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine, GE’s largest high efficiency turbine to date. Featuring the largest rotor in the segment and innovative blade design, the 4.8-158 offers a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP), reducing the cost of energy for customers with low to medium wind speed sites. Pete … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Unveils its Largest Onshore Wind Turbine

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Vietnam needs to get wind energy blowing

Vietnam has substantial potential for wind energy and it’s hoped that it will play an increasingly larger role in turning the country away from dependence on fossil fuels, said leading economist Pham Chi Lan. Speaking at a recent conference in Hanoi, Ms Lan argued that the national plan for meeting future energy, which calls for … Continue reading Vietnam needs to get wind energy blowing

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US state agency to plough funds into Ukraine’s wind energy

The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a Washington-run development finance agency, is close to finalising a deal to invest US$400 million in a wind farm project in Zaporizhia in southeastern Ukraine. This was revealed by the group’s new president, Ray Washburne, in a meeting last week with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Finance … Continue reading US state agency to plough funds into Ukraine’s wind energy

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Finland opens its first offshore wind farm

Last week marked a milestone as Finland opened its first ever offshore wind farm. The 42 MW Tahkoluoto wind farm was officially opened – ahead of schedule – by Finnish energy developer Suomen Hyötytuuli. The project first started with a demonstration project (the Pori pilot project) back in 2010. At that time, Siemens supplied a … Continue reading Finland opens its first offshore wind farm

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Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% … Continue reading Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

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Cabeolica Chooses Breeze to provide Wind Farm Management System

Located in sunny and windy Cape Verde, Cabeolica has chosen Breeze to provide wind farm management system. The company’s main objective is the production of electricity for the national grid as an independent producer using non-polluting, renewable and naturally abundant wind energy. With 4 wind farms on 4 islands – Santiago, São Vicente, Sal and … Continue reading Cabeolica Chooses Breeze to provide Wind Farm Management System

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Enel Starts Construction of Peru’s Largest Wind Farm

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru (“EGPP”), has started construction of Wayra I1, its first wind farm in Peru, located in the district of Marcona, Ica region.Wayra I[1], which is the first wind farm built by Enel in Peru, will have a capacity of 132 MW and will be able to generate around … Continue reading Enel Starts Construction of Peru’s Largest Wind Farm

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Brazil offers up to 9 GW in energy auctions

Brazil is planning to award contracts for as much as 9 gigawatts (GW) of new generating capacity in a pair of power auctions scheduled for December, according to a person with knowledge of the process. The bulk is expected to go to wind energy. The first event will feature contracts for 1.4 GW to 2 … Continue reading Brazil offers up to 9 GW in energy auctions

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Kazakhstan first wind farm

The first wind power plant in Central Asia is set to kick off by the end of this year in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, according to a memorandum signed in July between the region’s governor Berdybek Saparbayev and Mikhail Pauls, the director of LLP United Energies Aktobe.   “According to our plan, construction will last about three … Continue reading Kazakhstan first wind farm

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EDPR to recycle its wind turbine blades

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 cooperation agreement with Thermal Recycling of Composites (TRC), a spin-off of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC), for the implementation of a wind turbine blade … Continue reading EDPR to recycle its wind turbine blades

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Wind power in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Leveraging Vestas’ extensive experience from more than 100 turnkey projects across the globe, the order includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The order follows the inauguration of Vestas’ blades factory in Gujarat and the 54 MW Periyapatti order earlier this year, adding … Continue reading Wind power in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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