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Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity … Continue reading Renewables adds 176 GW with solar and wind energy accounting for 90 per cent of additions

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El Salvador to build wind power plant with wind turbines from China

El Salvador has already advanced 30% in the construction of the Ventus Wind Farm, located in Metapán, and this day new wind turbines have arrived. El Salvador has already advanced 30% in the construction of the Ventus Wind Farm, located in Metapán, and this day new materials have arrived in the country to advance in … Continue reading El Salvador to build wind power plant with wind turbines from China

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COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in India, the world’s fourth largest wind energy market in terms of cumulative installations, has announced that the disruption of supply chains due to the spread of coronavirus in China or any other country should be considered as a case of natural calamity and falls under a … Continue reading COVID-19 and wind power in India, China and Spain

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COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

Wind power generation contributes 27.6% of demand, the market price is the lowest in the last 4 years and CO2 emissions from the electrical system reach a record low. Wind energy generation in MarchWind turbines has generated 15% more in March than in 2019.If we compare the wind generation values of March 2020 compared to … Continue reading COVID-19, electrical system and contribution of wind energy

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U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding in offshore wind energy resource characterisation and technology demonstrations for technologies not yet deployed at commercial scale. This announcement seeks projects in the following areas: “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators … Continue reading U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

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Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

Wind farm with innogy SE to use 38 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD Flex wind turbines. Power to be supplied to more than 400,000 German households. Wind turbine installation work to start in Q3 of CY2022. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order from innogy SE to supply the offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany

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Nordex supplied 1.6 GW of wind turbines to wind power in the first quarter of 2020

Nordex has closed the first quarter of 2020 with an order intake of 1.644 GW, increasing the volume of firm orders in a year-on-year comparison by almost 59 per cent (Q1/2019: 1.035 GW). At around 1,292 MW, demand in Europe was particularly high, accounting for almost 79 per cent of total order volume. The strongest … Continue reading Nordex supplied 1.6 GW of wind turbines to wind power in the first quarter of 2020

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the New York Legislature passed a state budget that includes critical improvements to the way that renewable energy projects are sited and developed in the state.   “New York continues to lead the nation in its commitment to affordable, clean, renewable energy. These … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

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Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

Innogy has partnered with Asia Cement Corporation to further develop an offshore wind farm off the coast of Taiwan. The Chu Feng offshore wind power project is expected to be part of the next grid allocation round in Taiwan. Innogy Renewables Operations Offshore senior vice-president Sven Utermöhlen said: “The government has plans to considerably increase … Continue reading Innogy and Asia Cement to develop 448 MW wind energy project offshore in Taiwan

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Spain sets sights on 22 GW of new wind energy by 2030

The Spanish government is targeting over 2 GW of annual wind energy installations out to 2030 as part of its new 10-year plan for renewables. Madrid has submitted its National Energy & Climate Plan (NECP) to the EU and wants renewables to account for 42% of the country’s energy mix and generate 74% of its … Continue reading Spain sets sights on 22 GW of new wind energy by 2030

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Ignacio Galán: “We will speed up investments as soon as possible to contribute to economic activity and promote employment”

The chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, today addressed the more than 600,000 shareholders of the company in what was the first 100% remote AGM in its history. During his address from the Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao, he appealed for responsibility and collaboration in mitigating the effects of the crisis brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) … Continue reading Ignacio Galán: “We will speed up investments as soon as possible to contribute to economic activity and promote employment”

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Wind energy in Italy, Vestas wins auction to supply wind turbines

Vestas has received a 48 MW order for a wind farm awarded in the first Italian auction held in October 2019. The contract includes the supply and installation of 14 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines, as well as a ten-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime … Continue reading Wind energy in Italy, Vestas wins auction to supply wind turbines

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Wind power in Brazil, Siemens Gamesa supplies its largest wind turbines to AES

Third deal for next generation Siemens Gamesa 5.X wind energy platform, taking total orders close to 600 MW in Europe and Latin America. Siemens Gamesa will supply global utility AES with 52 wind turbines of the industry leading SG 5.8-170, boasting the largest rotor in the segment. The wind turbines will operate at up to … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil, Siemens Gamesa supplies its largest wind turbines to AES

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Wind energy in Norway, Vestas supplies wind turbines to Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

Vestas has secured an order from Green Investment Group Limited, a specialist developer, sponsor and investor and part of the Macquarie Group for the 79.8 MW wind project in Norway. Vestas has developed a customised solution for the project with 19 V150-4.2 MW turbines that combines Vestas’ largest rotor in Norway with a 25-year Active … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway, Vestas supplies wind turbines to Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

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The Investment Case for Energy Transition in Africa

IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development outline why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system Falling technology costs have made renewable energy a cost-effective way to generate power in countries all over the world, which would drive further development and improved economy. Despite the tremendous efforts that have been deployed at … Continue reading The Investment Case for Energy Transition in Africa

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EU Green Recovery is now needed to restart Europe

31 organisations from Europe’s electricity, heating, cooling, building and transport sectors called on the European Institutions today to stick firm to the European Green Deal objectives. And to restart Europe’s economy after the COVID-19 crisis by placing renewable energy and energy efficiency at the core of the EU Recovery Plan. The EU Heads of State … Continue reading EU Green Recovery is now needed to restart Europe

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Production of critical wind turbine components must continue – and will help cushion the blow of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis now has reaching impacts on the wind energy supply chain as European countries apply measures to contain the outbreak. National Governments recognise the critical role of the wind industry in ensuring a continued supply of electricity to European consumers and businesses. Reliable electricity supply is a prerequisite for the functioning of public … Continue reading Production of critical wind turbine components must continue – and will help cushion the blow of COVID-19

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Wind energy in Norway, Nordex 5 MW wind turbines for a 51 MW wind farm

Nordex has received another order for its new Delta4000 wind turbines, with their 5MW+ rated power, in Norway. The manufacturer will supply nine N149/5.X wind turbines for the “Lutelandet” wind farm. The wind poert project was developed by Vestavind Kraft and is owned by Lutelandet Energipark AS, a daughter of the Norwegian municipal utility, SFE … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway, Nordex 5 MW wind turbines for a 51 MW wind farm

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Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

Last week there was a general drop in prices in electricity markets. Wind energy and solar production increased in several markets, which together with the effects of the COVID 19 crisis, led to the fall in prices. Minimum prices for the last two years were reached on Saturday, March 28 in the N2EX, EPEX SPOT … Continue reading Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

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Wind energy in Tamaulipas, install two wind farms

The installation of two new wind power farms on the Tamaulipas border will begin this week, so the pieces of the wind turbines arrived at the port of Altamira and are being transferred to Matamoros and Reynosa, reported Carlos García Gonzales, Secretary of Economic Development. The wind turbines are moved overland in huge trailers to … Continue reading Wind energy in Tamaulipas, install two wind farms

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