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Vestas expands 4 MW wind energy platform to unlock sites with extreme weather conditions

As part of its efforts to offer innovative wind power solutions to meet customer wind farm needs, Vestas is introducing the V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate wind turbines. This new variant of the powerful and proven 4 MW platform offers maximum wind energy production in low to medium wind speeds, while being designed to handle extreme … Continue reading Vestas expands 4 MW wind energy platform to unlock sites with extreme weather conditions

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Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

Despite the recognition that there is a solid pipeline of wind energy and solar power projects ready to start up a competitive renewable energy market, the Colombian authorities couldn’t award contracts in the first tender round to any of power projects that were entered. This was due to a technical issue that the bidding offers … Continue reading Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

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Construction underway on West Africa‘s first utility wind farm

Ground has been broken on the development of West Africa‘s “first utility-scale wind power project”, located in Senegal. The 158.7 megawatt (MW) Parc Eolien Taiba N‘Diaye, or PETN, is set to be completed in 2020, according to renewable energy firm Lekela. The 46-turbine facility will use turbines from Danish company Vestas and will generate more … Continue reading Construction underway on West Africa‘s first utility wind farm

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51.3 GW of global wind energy capacity installed in 2018

Wind power industry installed 51.3 GW of new wind farm capacity in 2018, a decrease of 3.6% compared to 2017 (53.2 GW). 46,8 GW of new onshore wind turbines capacity was installed, a decrease of 3.9% compared to 2017 (48.7 GW). The offshore wind turbines market grew by 0.5%, to 4.49 GW of new wind … Continue reading 51.3 GW of global wind energy capacity installed in 2018

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Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

The European Commission has found four French wind turbines projects promoting electricity generation from renewable wind energy sources to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measures will further contribute to reach EU energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. The Commission approved French plans to support four … Continue reading Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

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Alinta to go ahead with largest wind farm in Western Australia with 51 of Vestas’ 4.2 MW wind turbines

Alinta Energy on Monday announced that it will go ahead with the 214 MW Yandin wind farm, north of Perth, and build what will be the biggest wind farm in Western Australia, just beating the 207 MW Collgar facility in the state’s wheat-belt. Yandin has been on the cards for several years, and initially proposed … Continue reading Alinta to go ahead with largest wind farm in Western Australia with 51 of Vestas’ 4.2 MW wind turbines

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Senvion takes action to strengthen wind energy business

After a comprehensive review of Senvion’s global business, the challenging market conditions and its operational performance, the new Management Board of Senvion has started to implement a transformation programme as a matter of urgency, designed to stabilise the company, eliminate inefficiencies and improve execution to tackle the problems that caused loss of revenues and profits … Continue reading Senvion takes action to strengthen wind energy business

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Bolivia announces the construction of three wind energy plants

The preliminary work on the wind farm project and the design of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the next 90 days. Bolivian President Evo Morales announced the construction of three wind power plants this year, following the signing of a Supreme Decree that authorizes the credit agreement with the Danish Agency for … Continue reading Bolivia announces the construction of three wind energy plants

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Wind energy now provides 14% of Europe’s electricity

Wind power provided 14% of the EU’s electricity last year, up from 12% in 2017, according to statistics released today by WindEurope. Wind power capacity rose in Europe by 11.3 GW in 2018: 8.6 GW onshore wind turbines and 2.65 GW offshore wind farm.   Continued growth in capacity and the use of more powerful … Continue reading Wind energy now provides 14% of Europe’s electricity

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Spain increased wind power by 392 MW in 2018, adding a total of 23,484 MW installed wind energy

Wind turbines has contributed 19% of the electricity consumed in Spain in 2018. Spain in the second European country in installed wind farm power and fifth worldwide. Annual and cumulative evolution of the installed wind power in Spain (1998-2018) The new figure of wind turbines installed in 2018 shows the relaunch of the Spanish wind … Continue reading Spain increased wind power by 392 MW in 2018, adding a total of 23,484 MW installed wind energy

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Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind energy capacity during 2018

Total installed onshore wind power capacity in Asia-Pacific is now 256 GW.  Leading countries in the region for onshore wind turbines installations in 2018 were China (21.2 GW) and India (2.2 GW).    The surge for wind energy in Asia-Pacific is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 145 GW of new onshore wind farm capacity … Continue reading Asia-Pacific installed 24.9 GW new onshore wind energy capacity during 2018

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ENERCON signs 345 MW wind energy agreement for Canadian wind power projects

ENERCON has reached an agreement to supply ENERCON’s E-138 EP3 wind turbines for the Canadian wind farm market totaling 345 MW. “Over the past few months we have seen a lot of momentum for the new EP3 platform in different international markets”, says Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director of ENERCON GmbH. “We are delighted that ENERCON … Continue reading ENERCON signs 345 MW wind energy agreement for Canadian wind power projects

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Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore wind power

Vestas gains wind energy lead as top wind turbines manufacturer. The latest data from BloombergNEF (BNEF) show that Vestas extended its lead in the wind power industry, with 10.1 GW of its onshore wind turbines commissioned in 2018, a market share of 22% compared with 16% in 2017. The statistics draw on BNEF’s global database … Continue reading Vestas leads Goldwind in 2018 onshore wind power

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German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

Just 476 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind power auction. A total of 700 MW was on offer.   The average price of bids was €61/MWh. This was slightly lower than the previous auction in October 2018 (€63/MWh) but higher than May 2018’s €57/MWh. The problem is … Continue reading German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

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The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

The first wind turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size (1,218MW) of the current world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with … Continue reading The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

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Extremadura enters the wind energy age with its first Naturgy wind farm

The wind farm is composed of 15 wind turbines and will contribute to reducing around 120,000 tons of polluting and greenhouse emissions and CO2 emissions throughout its lifetime. The president of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández, accompanied by the Mayor of Plasencia, Fernando Pizarro, and the General Director of Gas and Electricity of Naturgy, … Continue reading Extremadura enters the wind energy age with its first Naturgy wind farm

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Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

Equinor on Thursday said it has submitted a bid to build an offshore wind farm off New York using fixed-base wind turbines. Equinor and South Korea’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (KNOC) will explore opportunities to develop commercial floating offshore wind power plants in South Korea. South Korea aims to reduce its dependence on nuclear and … Continue reading Equinor lines up floating offshore wind energy in South Korea

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Developers commissioned 45 GW of onshore wind turbines in 2018

The latest data from BloombergNEF (BNEF) show that Vestas extended its lead in the wind power industry, with 10.1 GW of its onshore wind turbines commissioned in 2018, a market share of 22% compared with 16% in 2017. The statistics draw on BNEF’s global database of wind farm projects and extensive information from the industry. … Continue reading Developers commissioned 45 GW of onshore wind turbines in 2018

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Naturgy builds largest wind energy project in Castile and Leon

The wind power project involves a total of nine wind farms with an investment of approximately 300 million euros, making this region where the power company will build the largest number of projects stemming from the government’s most recent wind power auction. The wind farms will be located in 16 municipalities in the provinces of … Continue reading Naturgy builds largest wind energy project in Castile and Leon

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Nordex Group enters Ukraine wind energy market with a 133 MW wind farm

Nordex has succeeded in entering the Ukrainian wind power market with a major wind turbines order for 133 MW. By the end of this year, the manufacturer will install 34 wind turbines from the N131/3900 series for the construction of the first phase of the “Syvash” wind farm. According to plans, and once completed, the … Continue reading Nordex Group enters Ukraine wind energy market with a 133 MW wind farm

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