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Project allows mid-Atlantic island to boost wind power capacity while maintaining stability of grid

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has delivered and commissioned a microgrid control solution that enables the island of Faial in the Atlantic ocean to add more wind energy to its power mix without destabilizing the network. Faial is one of nine volcanic islands in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago located midway between … Continue reading Project allows mid-Atlantic island to boost wind power capacity while maintaining stability of grid

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Portugal reaches 225.5 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity

Cumulative photovoltaic capacity in Portugal reached 225.5 MW at the end of 2012, according to a report published by the Portuguese energy regulator, DGGE (Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia), on March 4. Of these, 99.8 MW was photovoltaic power installed via mini-generation (up to 3.68 kW) and micro-generation (up to 250 kW) schemes. In … Continue reading Portugal reaches 225.5 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity

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Gamesa lands a wind energy contract to service 400 MW of wind turbines for EDP Renewables in Europe

  Gamesa will perform maintenance services for a period of three years – which may be extended for another three years – on 402 Gamesa- built wind turbines, each with capacity of 850 kW, and on 29 Gamesa 2.0 MW turbines. Additionally, it will provide technical assistance for 179 wind turbines, each with capacity of … Continue reading Gamesa lands a wind energy contract to service 400 MW of wind turbines for EDP Renewables in Europe

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WindFloat project ushers in a new era of offshore wind energy

EVWIND The WindFloat Agucadoura unit is a Vestas 2 MW floating wind turbine moored in water depths of slightly less than 50 meters, 4 km offshore the northern coast of Portugal. Portugal’s first offshore wind turbine – a floating offshore wind turbine called the WindFloat Agucadoura – has been installed and certified. ABS, the leading … Continue reading WindFloat project ushers in a new era of offshore wind energy

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