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Costs come down again in 1 GW German onshore wind energy auction

The results are in from the latest German onshore auction and costs have fallen again. The average support price is €38/MWh. The lowest bid was €22/MWh. The auction was oversubscribed. 210 bids were issued with a volume of 2591 MW. The German federal network regulator awarded 1004 MW to 61 projects. 60 of the 61 … Continue reading Costs come down again in 1 GW German onshore wind energy auction

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GE and Green Investment Group to Deliver 650 MW of Onshore Wind Energy to Sweden

GE Renewable Energy to provide 179 of its 3.6-137 wind turbines to Markbygden ETT wind farm, currently the largest single site onshore wind installation to be delivered in Europe. Green Investment Group and GE Energy Financial Services partner as 50/50 equity investors to acquire the project from Svevind and raise remaining capital from debt markets.Landmark … Continue reading GE and Green Investment Group to Deliver 650 MW of Onshore Wind Energy to Sweden

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Vattenfall to invest €200m in Netherlands onshore wind energy

Vattenfall has decided to invest over €200m to replace old wind mills and also expand the Wieringermeer onshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The company will replace old wind mills with latest technology to generate 180MW by 2019. The adjacent Wieringermeer, which Vattenfall has acquired, will add an additional capacity of 115MW. By 2020, the … Continue reading Vattenfall to invest €200m in Netherlands onshore wind energy

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Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has gone to businesses in Wales, securing work for more than 1,000 workers in Wales over the past three years. The First Minister … Continue reading Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

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Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore wind power projects in Germany

Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore wind power projects in Germany

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Community projects steal the show in German onshore wind energy auction

The first onshore wind tender in Germany, under the reformed “EEG” renewable energy law, awarded 807 MW at an average price of EUR 57.1/MWh (weighted average) according to results announced on 19 May 2017.   Of the 70 successful bids, 65 came from community projects, confirming the key role of citizens in the German energy … Continue reading Community projects steal the show in German onshore wind energy auction

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Germany approves onshore wind power expansion

German authorities have approved hundreds of megawatts in additional capacity at onshore wind farms. The price at which it awarded the projects was below expectations, pointing to stronger competition. The German Economy Ministry announced Friday it had approved 807 megawatts of capacity at onshore wind parks. The projects were granted at an average price requiring … Continue reading Germany approves onshore wind power expansion

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Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is Wales’s largest onshore wind farm

Wales’s largest onshore wind farm started operating at full power for the first time late on Sunday (7 May, 2017), 38 months after construction started in the upper Rhondda, Cynon and Afan valleys. The 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is capable of meeting the electricity needs of more than 13% of households in … Continue reading Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is Wales’s largest onshore wind farm

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Vestas awarded its largest onshore wind energy order to date in UK

SSE Plc has placed an order for 53 x V117-3.45 MW and 13 x V112-3.45 MW wind turbines totalling 228 MW, demonstrating the strength of Vestas’ 3 MW platform in the UK. The firm and unconditional order from SSE is for the Stronelairg wind farm located in Scotland, which will consist of 66 wind turbines … Continue reading Vestas awarded its largest onshore wind energy order to date in UK

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Siemens receives order for onshore wind energy project in South Korea

Siemens Wind Power has received an order to supply 17 direct drive wind turbines for the Uljin onshore wind power plant in Gyeongsangbuk province on the east coast of South Korea. The customer is SK D&D Co., Ltd., a Korean developer of real estate and renewable energy projects. The scope of supply includes the delivery … Continue reading Siemens receives order for onshore wind energy project in South Korea

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E.ON announces major onshore wind farm US investment

E.ON announced that it will build the 228 megawatt onshore wind farm Bruenning’s Breeze in Willacy County, Texas. The wind farm will feature 76 three-megawatt turbines provided by the German manufacturer Nordex. Bruenning’s Breeze is scheduled for commissioning at the end of next year. Today’s announcement comes as the Company is currently constructing its Radford’s … Continue reading E.ON announces major onshore wind farm US investment

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Siemens wins orders for five onshore wind energy projects in northern Germany

Direct-drive wind turbines from Siemens are gaining ground on the German market: Siemens has now received five orders for 23 of these state-of-the-art wind turbines. Two of the wind farms are situated in Germany’s northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein, while the other three are to be erected in Lower Saxony. Installation of all five projects, comprising … Continue reading Siemens wins orders for five onshore wind energy projects in northern Germany

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Wind power in Australia: Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind farm

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind farm

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Growing focus on offshore wind energy casts shadow over growth of onshore wind energy projects

The Paris Climate Conference in December last year brought together 195 countries to chalk out an action plan to limit global warming. The first-ever, legally binding global climate deal has aided the growth of the global onshore wind energy market. The market is anticipated to take a leap at a CAGR of 25% during the … Continue reading Growing focus on offshore wind energy casts shadow over growth of onshore wind energy projects

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Siemens to supply 141 wind turbines for major wind power plant in New Mexico and Texas

Siemens has contracted with Pattern Energy Group LP to deliver, install and service a total of 141 wind turbines for the Broadview Wind project. Broadview Wind combines two adjacent projects in New Mexico and Texas with a total installed capacity of 324 megawatts (MW). Both onshore wind power plants will provide clean energy to meet … Continue reading Siemens to supply 141 wind turbines for major wind power plant in New Mexico and Texas

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Wind power in Norway: Siemens to supply wind turbines for onshore wind farm

Siemens has received an order to supply, install and commission 50 onshore wind turbines in Norway. Project developers are Zephyr AS and Norsk Vind Energi AS. Funds managed by BlackRock are providing equity financing for the project. The wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, will … Continue reading Wind power in Norway: Siemens to supply wind turbines for onshore wind farm

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Siemens onshore wind turbines for Saxony

Siemens will supply three direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-113 for the onshore wind power plant Naundorf. These modern wind turbines add about ten megawatts (MW) to the site’s existing wind power capacity. Additional Siemens medium-voltage switchgear located in the turbine towers will play a key role. These components enable the three turbines … Continue reading Siemens onshore wind turbines for Saxony

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Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

Responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest, Vestas will introduce its largest onshore turbines to China.  “We are continuously bringing our latest technologies, products, and service solutions to China, and we are determined to grow together with our partners in the country while simultaneously leveraging on the continuous supply chain localisation in China for … Continue reading Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

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Siemens to supply direct-drive wind turbines for onshore wind farm in Japan

Siemens has secured its third wind power order from Japan’s largest wind power developer, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation headquartered in Tokyo. For the 41.6 megawatt Eurus Higashi Yurihara wind power plant, developed in Yurihonjo city – located in the north of the mainland Honshu – Siemens will provide 13 direct drive wind turbines of the … Continue reading Siemens to supply direct-drive wind turbines for onshore wind farm in Japan

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New study highlights good practice by onshore wind energy industry in Scotland

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind energy industry, has welcomed the publication of a new report on the way onshore wind farms are developed in Scotland. The 2-year study by Climate XChange, the independent body which advises the Scottish Government on adapting to the changing climate and the transition to a low carbon society, … Continue reading New study highlights good practice by onshore wind energy industry in Scotland

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