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Germany hits 32.6 GW cumulative photovoltaic capacity

Germany installed 274 MW worth of photovoltaics in January, according to the latest figures from the Federal Network Agency. Germany has a cumulative photovoltaic capacity of 32.6 GW. The 274 MW of new capacity is spread across 9,299 systems. As such, cumulative photovoltaic capacity has reached an impressive 32.66 GW, of which over 26.5 GW … Continue reading Germany hits 32.6 GW cumulative photovoltaic capacity

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Wind energy reducing carbon emissions in E.U., Germany

A few press articles in recent weeks have discussed the fact that carbon emissions in Germany and the European Union have increased slightly over the last year or two because the country has shut down many of its nuclear power plants. It is important not to miss the forest for the trees, and to understand … Continue reading Wind energy reducing carbon emissions in E.U., Germany

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Enercon continues to dominate German wind energy market

Vestas came in second place, clocking up 24.2%. REpower came third with 11%, followed by Nordex with 3.7%, e.n.o. with 1.5% and Vensys with 1.1%. Enercon has continued to lead the German onshore market by taking a 56.8% share of the 2,335MW installed in 2012, according to wind engineering and consultancy firm Deutsche Windguard. Vestas … Continue reading Enercon continues to dominate German wind energy market

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Siemens to Supply 80 Wind Turbines for North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens has been awarded an order by wpd group, Germany, to supply, install and service 80 SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany’s North Sea coast. When it comes online in 2015, the wind power plant’s total generating capacity of 288 megawatts will be sufficient to supply some 370,000 households. … Continue reading Siemens to Supply 80 Wind Turbines for North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

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Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S.

The main point here: Germany doesn’t get an enormous amount of sunlight, relatively speaking. Its annual solar resources are roughly comparable to Alaska’s. Just about every single region in the continental United States has greater solar potential, on average, than Germany. Yet despite those limitations, Germany has still managed to be the world leader in … Continue reading Germany has five times as much solar power as the U.S.

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Siemens supplies 80 wind turbines in the North Sea

Siemens has been awarded an order by wpd group, Germany, to supply, install and service 80 SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany’s North Sea coast. When it comes online in 2015, the wind power plant’s total generating capacity of 288 megawatts will be sufficient to supply some 370,000 households … Continue reading Siemens supplies 80 wind turbines in the North Sea

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German wind energy capacity increases in 2012 by 20%: 2,439 megawatts (MW) and 1008 wind turbines were installed

The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems (VDMA PS) note a total of 2,439 megawatts (MW) and 1008 wind turbines were installed in 2012. That’s an increase of 431 MW and 113 new turbines from the previous year (2,008 MW installed and 895 wind turbines in 2011). As of 31 December 2012, … Continue reading German wind energy capacity increases in 2012 by 20%: 2,439 megawatts (MW) and 1008 wind turbines were installed

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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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