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Official starting signal for Wind Energy Research Alliance

A unique alliance for German wind energy research was officially formed in Berlin today – the Wind Energy Research Alliance. Representatives of the three partners, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), ForWind, the Center for Wind Energy Research of the universities of Oldenburg, Hanover and Bremen, and the Fraunhofer Institute … Continue reading Official starting signal for Wind Energy Research Alliance

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Enercon installs prototype of new E-92 series

ENERCON has erected the prototype of the new E-92 series. The wind class IIA wind turbine was installed atop a 97-metre precast concrete tower in Simonswolde, Ostfriesland (Northern Germany). Immediately after the installation was complete, the team started working on the grid connection and commissioning of the new WEC. Work is scheduled to be completed … Continue reading Enercon installs prototype of new E-92 series

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Belgian and German electricity systems keep lights on despite nuclear turn-off

Freezing temperatures in both Belgium and Germany have put both countries’ power systems to the test this week, but neither country has experienced electricity blackouts despite the lack of nuclear power. Two of Belgium’s seven nuclear reactors – Doel 3 and Tihange 2 – were switched off this summer, following the discovery of cracks, cutting … Continue reading Belgian and German electricity systems keep lights on despite nuclear turn-off

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EnBW’s Offshore Wind Energy Plant Gains $664 Million Loan From the EIB

The 288-megawatt wind farm will be built in waters 44 meters (144 feet) deep and 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of the island of Ruegen. Energy company EnBW, based in Karlsruhe, also developed Germany’s first commercial wind farm in the Baltic Sea, the EnBW Baltic 1, connected to the grid in May 2011. An EnBW … Continue reading EnBW’s Offshore Wind Energy Plant Gains $664 Million Loan From the EIB

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German solar energy installations reach record high

Capacity grew by more than 7.6 gigawatt (GW), breaking the previous records of 7.5GW in 2011 and 7.4GW in 2010, and far above the 2.5- to 3.5GW Germanywould like to see each year. The solar energy boom has been encouraged by generous feed-in tariffs, which are guaranteed to generators for 20 years to encourage carbon-free … Continue reading German solar energy installations reach record high

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Iberdrola appoints Areva Wind as preferred turbine supplier for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

After a tender process, IBERDROLA and Areva Wind have entered a preferred turbine supplier agreement for the Wikinger offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, with construction scheduled for 2016 and 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, AREVA Wind will support IBERDROLA on foundation and tower design optimization, project logistics, installation concept and project … Continue reading Iberdrola appoints Areva Wind as preferred turbine supplier for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

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Gamesa signs Heads of Terms to sell 183 MW of its wind energy project pipeline in Germany to Impax

Gamesa will develop the wind farms on a turnkey basis, building and supplying them with turbines from 2013 to 2015, and performing operation and maintenance services for 15 years. The transaction is the first one within the company’s new strategy for wind farm development and sale business, which will strengthen its role as a tech … Continue reading Gamesa signs Heads of Terms to sell 183 MW of its wind energy project pipeline in Germany to Impax

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Wind energy in Germany: Iberdrola announces sale of its seven onshore wind farms

Iberdrola and German company MVV Energie AG, through its subsidiary MVV Windenergie GmbH, have concluded an agreement for MVV’s acquisition of IBERDROLA’s seven onshore wind farms located in Germany. The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals, involves the transfer of a total 62.9 megawatts (MW) wind installed capacity. IBERDROLA will transfer to utility Group MVV 100% … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany: Iberdrola announces sale of its seven onshore wind farms

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WWII bombs impede German offshore wind farm

Old World War II munitions pollute German costal waters, and disposal is dangerous for both humans and the environment. The unexploded bombs also slow the construction of offshore wind turbines. Waves gently lap against the beach in Norddeich. The small, picturesque town in northern Germany is popular with tourists. But few of them are aware … Continue reading WWII bombs impede German offshore wind farm

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Nordex to Install Thirteen N100/2500 Wind Turbines in Suckow

Nordex has been awarded a contract to install the Suckow wind farm. Located in the shire of Ludwigslust-Parchim in the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, the wind farm will comprise thirteen N100/2500 wind turbines with a combined output of 32.5 MW. The project has been planned by Loscon Engineering GmbH. The operator and final customer … Continue reading Nordex to Install Thirteen N100/2500 Wind Turbines in Suckow

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Germany’s solar power use jumps 50% this year

German utilities say solar power production rose by more than 50 percent on the year over the first nine months of 2012 amid a boom in installations of photovoltaic panels. The German utilities’ industry association BDEW said Monday the solar power output rose to 25,000 gigawatt hours in the January to September period, from 16,500 … Continue reading Germany’s solar power use jumps 50% this year

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Windreich and TenneT agree on interim connections for offshore wind farm

While BorWin4 is still in the tendering phase, BorWin2 is already under construction with a total capacity of 800 MW. The Windreich Group, which comprises of British Wind Energy GmbH and TenneT TSO GmbH, has signed an agreement for the production of a temporary grid connection of the offshore wind farm, “Deutsche Bucht “. Subsequently, … Continue reading Windreich and TenneT agree on interim connections for offshore wind farm

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Vattenfall and SWM have commissioned the accommodation platform for DanTysk offshore wind farm

From 2014 onwards, quiet rooms with a shower, internet access and a TV will make everyday life more comfortable for the members of the DanTysk Wind Farm maintenance team – right in the middle of the harsh North Sea. Vattenfall and the Stadtwerke Munich have now commissioned the Schleswig-Holstein based company Nobiskrug, whose headquarters is … Continue reading Vattenfall and SWM have commissioned the accommodation platform for DanTysk offshore wind farm

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German renewable energy surcharge to rise 47 pct next year

According to the four grid operator, the additional cost on electricity bill for renewable power would be increased from 3.6 cents per kilowatt hour this year to 5.3 cents in 2013. The renewable energy market consists of the net consumption of electricity generated via geothermal, solar, wind and hydroelectric means, as well as through wood … Continue reading German renewable energy surcharge to rise 47 pct next year

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German Solar Power Installations Surpass 30 GWp Milestone

German solar installations make up more than the rest of Europe combined. Germany installed roughly 320 MWp of solar power in August, according to initial reports. This addition has bumped Germany past 30 GWp, the first country in the world to reach this level of photovoltaic capacity. Germany Trade & Investindustry experts will share the … Continue reading German Solar Power Installations Surpass 30 GWp Milestone

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Germany: a total of 4.9 GW in additional photovoltaic installations from the beginning of the current year to July 31st

According to this information, in July it received data for 543.225 MW in newly installed PV output. All in all this results in an additional 4.9 GW for this year. Last year only 2,285 MW were recorded in the same period. Thus the total of all installations subsidized by the Renewable Energy Resources Act up … Continue reading Germany: a total of 4.9 GW in additional photovoltaic installations from the beginning of the current year to July 31st

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Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for ‘back-up generators playing havoc with business models’. At the end of last month the Economist published an article on Germany’s energy transition to renewables labelling it a “lunatic gamble”. This could not be further from the truth and in this blog we’ll … Continue reading Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

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German wind energy sector

Politicians love it when they get the chance to present a successful investment project – Germany’s transport minister Peter Ramsauer was able to talk about “pioneering work with worldwide relevance” when he visited an offshore energy plant in Cuxhaven on Germany’s North Sea coast this week. A quarter of German electricity already comes from renewable … Continue reading German wind energy sector

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