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New distance rule could rule out new onshore wind power in half of Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new “climate package” contains a raft of new measures aimed at accelerating climate action. But the package also includes a measure that would ban the building of wind farms closer than 1000 metres from residential areas. The measure would make it impossible to build wind farms in around half the country, … Continue reading New distance rule could rule out new onshore wind power in half of Germany

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Vestas wins 31 MW turnkey order in Germany

Vestas has secured a 31 MW order from Windpark Albertshof GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of the public utility Berliner Stadtwerke GmbH, for a wind park near Albertshof, Brandenburg. Vestas provides a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solution, leveraging its extensive experience from turnkey projects globally. Apart from the supply and installation of … Continue reading Vestas wins 31 MW turnkey order in Germany

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Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

Only 16 percent of Germans planning to buy a car would opt for an electric car. In Europe, only the Czechs are more skeptical, with only 13 percent of them able to imagine an electric drive for their next car. This is the result of a current, representative survey by E.ON and KantarEMNID. Interest in … Continue reading Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

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Vestas intends to scale down their capacity at blade facilities in Germany and Denmark

Vestas continues to introduce new products to the market to lower the cost of renewable energy, meet evolving customer demand and drive the energy transition forward, bringing changes to our product portfolio at a historically high pace. To meet the manufacturing requirements of our changing product portfolio – including the introduction of our EnVentus platform … Continue reading Vestas intends to scale down their capacity at blade facilities in Germany and Denmark

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EDF Renewables acquires a significant pipeline of 300 MW wind power projects under development in Germany

EDF Renewables is announcing the acquisition of a significant wind farm projects pipeline of around 300 MW under development across Germany from Altus AG, a major player in the German wind energy sector. Altus AG will pursue the local development of these projects closely with EDF Renewables up to the construction of the future wind … Continue reading EDF Renewables acquires a significant pipeline of 300 MW wind power projects under development in Germany

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EDF Renewables acquires 300 MW of wind power projects under development in Germany

EDF Renewables is announcing the acquisition of a significant wind farm projects pipeline of around 300 MW under development across Germany from Altus AG, a major player in the German wind energy sector. Altus AG will pursue the local development of these projects closely with EDF Renewables up to the construction of the future windfarms. … Continue reading EDF Renewables acquires 300 MW of wind power projects under development in Germany

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Husum Wind trade fair underway

The 2019 Husum Wind trade fair got underway today in Husum (Schleswig-Holstein). ENERCON will be exhibiting as a strong partner for onshore wind energy projects with its team at the trade fair until Friday. In addition to product and technology innovations, it will present solutions for operators and owners to create added value for their … Continue reading Husum Wind trade fair underway

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Germany calls for consensus on wind energy

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier (CDU) sought to address the crisis currently facing the German wind industry at a wind summit in Berlin on Thursday. “We want to preserve this industry and give it a perspective for the future,” said Altmaier after the summit. In the coming months, Germany’s national and … Continue reading Germany calls for consensus on wind energy

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Nordex receives contracts for wind power projects over 195 MW from Europe

Nordex continues to benefit from its broad global market position. In addition to the recently reported wind farm projects from Spain and Scotland, the manufacturer has secured further wind turbines projects in Europe for more than 195 MW in recent weeks. Twelve different customers – including project developers, utilities and citizen wind farms – from … Continue reading Nordex receives contracts for wind power projects over 195 MW from Europe

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German Government clearly misses all three self-imposed goals associated with wind energy auctions

Within the scope of a 2.5-year study, the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Renewable Energy Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (LEE NRW) investigated the effects of switching from fixed feed-in tariffs to auctions on the community wind sector, that is wind energy, which is owned and controlled locally by local groups. In addition to … Continue reading German Government clearly misses all three self-imposed goals associated with wind energy auctions

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Steps to put wind energy in Germany back on track

German onshore wind energy growth has collapsed with new installations now almost coming to a halt. A crisis meeting on Thursday 5 September – convened by the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy, Peter Altmaier – needs to identify urgent steps to put wind energy back on track. Germany is likely to install … Continue reading Steps to put wind energy in Germany back on track

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Vestas debuts the EnVentus wind turbines on the German wind energy market

Vestas has received an 11 MW order from long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG for two V150-5.6 MW wind turbines and a 25-year service contract for the Beesenberg II wind farm in Brandenburg, Eastern Germany. The wind turbines will be integrated to the already installed wind power plant Beesenberg and Lübbenow, where … Continue reading Vestas debuts the EnVentus wind turbines on the German wind energy market

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VSB and Nordex Group commission 4.5 MW wind turbine

Project developer, VSB, and turbine manufacturer, the Nordex Group, today commissioned the 238.5 metre high N149/4.0-4.5 turbine in Pustleben, Thuringia, Germany. Due to its dimensions, the system is very profitable and sets standards in terms of cost-effectiveness, even at locations with medium wind speeds. The electricity generation costs of the plant are lower than those … Continue reading VSB and Nordex Group commission 4.5 MW wind turbine

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Reaches Milestone at Deutsche Bucht

Wind turbine #31 installed in the North Sea as the company’s second German wind energy project nears completion. MHI Vestas has installed the 31st wind turbine at Northland Power’s 269 MW Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, as the final two wind turbines of a pilot project are scheduled for installation at the site later this … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Reaches Milestone at Deutsche Bucht

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Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

The northern German states aim to rely on hydrogen technology alongside wind power during the country’s energy transition (Energiewende), a conference of experts on green hydrogen was told here on Monday. “The north has a huge chance with its wind farms,” emphasized Enak Ferlemann, parliamentary state secretary of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport. Excess electricity … Continue reading Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

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Vestas provides tailored EPC wind energy solution for challenging wind farm in Germany

An order for a 29 MW wind power plant from Avacon Natur GmbH, a subsidiary of German utility  SE,  has underlined Vestas’ ability to provide a site-specific solution for a challenging site that requires both careful planning and installation as well as measures to ensure safe operation in a busy industrial environment. The seven V136-4.2 … Continue reading Vestas provides tailored EPC wind energy solution for challenging wind farm in Germany

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Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

Just 208 MW worth of wind farm projects won capacity in the latest German onshore wind auction results released today. A total of 650 MW was on offer. The amount of capacity allocated in German onshore wind auctions has been falling consistently. From 71% of the total capacity on offer in February 2019, it then … Continue reading Permitting issues behind yet another under-subscribed German onshore wind energy auction round

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Vestas wins 41 MW wind power order in Germany for expansion of one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind farms

Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG has placed an order for 12 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines for the expansion of a citizen-owned wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein. With this order, the wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 210 MW with the possibility of a further expansion up to 300 MW in the coming … Continue reading Vestas wins 41 MW wind power order in Germany for expansion of one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind farms

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Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has today begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). During the opening ceremony, Energy State Secretary Andreas Feicht, Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher, Siemens Gamesa CEO Markus Tacke and project partners Hamburg Energie GmbH and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) welcomed the achievement … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

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Wind power: MHI Vestas Installs First wind Turbine at Deutsche Bucht wind farm in Germany

Installation is underway at Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm as MHI Vestas and other installation partners have successfully installed the first of 33 wind turbines. Deutsche Bucht, located 95 km northwest of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea, will be powered by 33 V164-8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore … Continue reading Wind power: MHI Vestas Installs First wind Turbine at Deutsche Bucht wind farm in Germany

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