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Wind power in the United States: Vestas receives 153 MW order

Largest utility owner of wind energy in the U.S., MidAmerican Energy, orders 153 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines as part of the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 22/2016 of 17 June 2016, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy … Continue reading Wind power in the United States: Vestas receives 153 MW order

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Vestas receives 214 MW order in the United States

Largest utility owner of wind energy in the U.S., MidAmerican Energy, orders 214 MW of PTC-qualifying components for the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company (MidAmerican), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 214 MW of Production Tax Credit (PTC) qualifying V110-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 214 MW order in the United States

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Vestas receives 160 MW order in the United States

The order is part of a global master supply agreement between Vestas and EDF Énergies Nouvelles and EDF Renewable Energy for future onshore wind turbine installations in the United States and Europe for deliveries in 2016 to 2019.   “Since entering our first master supply agreement with Vestas in 2013, EDF RE has installed more … Continue reading Vestas receives 160 MW order in the United States

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Vestas secures 131 MW order in the United States

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 131 MW of PTC qualifying turbine components. The order includes qualifying components compatible with a variety of turbines across the 2 MW and 3 MW platforms. Since their debut, more than 8 GW of the 3 MW platform and 18 GW of the 2 MW platform … Continue reading Vestas secures 131 MW order in the United States

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GE Renewable Energy Begins Shipping Its First Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelles to the United States

GE Renewable Energy is shipping its first offshore wind turbine nacelles, produced in France in its Saint-Nazaire plant, to the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The GE plant in Saint-Nazaire is getting ready to produce 66 Haliade turbines for Germany and 238 turbines for French wind farms. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Begins Shipping Its First Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelles to the United States

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Wind energy in United States: Vestas secures orders for 162 MW

For one of the orders, some of the turbines will be delivered in the 2.2 MW power optimized mode.  Vestas and the customer utilized the flexibility of the V110 power modes to customize a site-specific product mix that extracts the maximum wind resource output, reaping the optimal value between yield and cost.   Both orders … Continue reading Wind energy in United States: Vestas secures orders for 162 MW

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Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

The firm order serves as the PTC Safe Harbor order for the proposed 600 MW Rush Creek project, and will be delivered to Xcel Energy in December 2016. The order follows a conditional agreement to supply up to 300 V110-2.0 MW turbines for Xcel Energy’s 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project (ref. company announcement No. … Continue reading Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new generation storage system in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning by EDF Renewable Energy, its North American subsidiary, of an innovative storage system combining battery energy storage and computerized control system. The McHenry plant is able to supply almost 20 MW in nameplate capacity (40 MW of flexible capacity) and to manage an energy reserve to stabilise the local … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new generation storage system in the United States

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 400 MW in wind energy capacity in United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning by its North American subsidiary EDF Renewable Energy, of the 250 MW Roosevelt wind farm in New Mexico and the 150 MW Slate Creek wind plant in Kansas.     The 250 MW Roosevelt wind farm is composed of 125 turbines. Located in Roosevelt County, eastern New Mexico, it represents … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 400 MW in wind energy capacity in United States

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EDF Energies Nouvelles sells to Google the electricity generated from a wind farm in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing that its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy, has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Google Inc. The electricity will be produced by the Great Western wind farm (201 MW) located in Oklahoma.   Great Western project is the second deal between EDF Renewable Energy and Google. … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles sells to Google the electricity generated from a wind farm in the United States

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First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

In July, American offshore wind developer, Deepwater Wind, installed the first foundation for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. With five turbines totaling 30 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, the Block Island Wind Farm … Continue reading First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

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United States could use 100% renewable energy by 2050

United States could feasibly convert to 100% renewable energy by 2050 using existing technologies, according to a group of researchers from Stanford University. Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson and his colleagues have compiled individual roadmaps for each of the 50 states in the US, setting out how to achieve this feat. They … Continue reading United States could use 100% renewable energy by 2050

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U.S. Renewable Energy use highest since 1930s

Renewable energy use in the United States hit its highest level last year since the 1930s. The country used green energy to meet 9.8% of its total energy needs, the Energy Information Administration reported Thursday. Total energy includes power used for homes, buildings, industry, vehicles and other uses.   It was the highest percent of … Continue reading U.S. Renewable Energy use highest since 1930s

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Unlocking U.S. Wind Energy Potential

Wind power is an important source of clean, affordable American energy. Wind power supplies nearly 5 percent of our nation’s electricity demand across 39 states, and it’s getting cheaper every year thanks to new strides in wind technology and policy. Since the 1980s, the cost of deploying wind energy has dropped by 90 percent. Meanwhile, … Continue reading Unlocking U.S. Wind Energy Potential

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New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

The next-generation of larger wind turbines can unlock previously untapped wind resources in regions about one-fifth of the United States, making wind energy capable of generating electricity in all the 50 U.S. states, said a report released here Tuesday.   U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the Enabling Wind Power Nationwide at the opening session … Continue reading New wind turbines to expand wind power to whole U.S.

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Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

All 50 states could become wind energy producers, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday, once the next generation of larger, taller turbines in development hits the market. More than 1,000 American wind turbines are already accessing higher wind resources with towers reaching 100 meters or more above the ground, rather than the 80 … Continue reading Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

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Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).     From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate, according to a new video report, Solar Energy in … Continue reading Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

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U.S. wind power: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Maine

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 13 V112-3.075 MW wind turbines for the Passadumkeag wind farm in Penobscot County, Maine.   The order was placed by Passadumkeag Windpark, LLC, an affiliate of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC.  The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as … Continue reading U.S. wind power: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Maine

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Solar power accounted for 32 percent of new capacity in the United States last year, wind energy accounted for 23 percent

Wind power accounted for 23 percent of new capacity, with coal taking a share of less than 1 percent. California saw three concentrated solar power plants come fully online in 2014: the Genesis project in Riverside County and the Ivanpah and Mojave projects in San Bernardino County, collectively accounting for another 767 megawatts of new … Continue reading Solar power accounted for 32 percent of new capacity in the United States last year, wind energy accounted for 23 percent

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