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Wind power in Oman: first large-scale wind farm to start operations in 2020

Oman’s first large-scale commercial wind-based renewable energy project is getting delayed and will start operations in 2020. “The project has been tendered, but is currently on hold and awaiting approval. The wind farm, which is expected to be comprised of around 25 wind turbines will be located near Harweel,” according to the seven-year outlook for … Continue reading Wind power in Oman: first large-scale wind farm to start operations in 2020

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Russia has fired the starting gun on a 1.9 GW wind energy tender

Authorities announced last month that they were tendering for projects to cover a five-year period from 2018 to 2022. Applications can be submitted from today until June 9, with the results expected to be announced before June 30.     Russia has fired the starting gun on a 1.9GW wind power tender that’s at least expected to attract … Continue reading Russia has fired the starting gun on a 1.9 GW wind energy tender

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Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced a commitment to provide Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held clean energy provider, with 120 GE2.5-116 90-meter turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm in Reagan County, Texas. The 300 MW wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned in 2018, will power the equivalent of 102,500 … Continue reading Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

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Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

A Teesside based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and radiant heat protection systems has successfully delivered a contract for Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project. Located 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer, Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply its world leading … Continue reading Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

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Acciona starts up the first hybrid wind power storage plant in Spain using batteries

The plant will use software to simulate storage systems with renewable energy, for which two company’s engineers have been awarded the ‘Eolo Innovation’ award for 2017 by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE). Located next to the experimental wind farm at Barasoain (Navarra), the plant will apply technological storage solutions that will be applied to … Continue reading Acciona starts up the first hybrid wind power storage plant in Spain using batteries

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Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel … Continue reading Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

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Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Thursday a new 3,000-megawatt (MW) renewables auction seeking wind power and solar photovoltaic capacity, following the success of last week’s auction round.   Rajoy said the new auction will be held before the summer and will contribute to improving competition in the domestic electricity market, as well as reduce energy … Continue reading Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

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Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the … Continue reading Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

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Saeta Yield completes the acquisition of the Carapé I and II wind farms in Uruguay

José Luis Martínez Dalmau, Saeta Yield’s Chairman and CEO, signed the acquisition of 100 per cent of Carapé I & II, two wind farms in operation in Uruguay, for a total outlay of approximately $ 65 m. This is Saeta Yield’s first international operation, which diversifies its portfolio and represents a 12% increase of its … Continue reading Saeta Yield completes the acquisition of the Carapé I and II wind farms in Uruguay

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Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

A Teesside based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and radiant heat protection systems has successfully delivered a contract for Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project. Located 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer, Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply its world leading … Continue reading Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

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Grid reliability, security and diversity: Another way wind works for America

“What happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine?” That’s a common question from those wanting to understand how grid operators integrate renewable energy. Fortunately, the experts who keep the lights on every day find they can reliably handle large amounts of wind and solar energy. Grid operators have always balanced major … Continue reading Grid reliability, security and diversity: Another way wind works for America

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Goldwind Americas acquires second 160MW project in deal with RES

Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., announced that it has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to acquire the 160-megawatt (MW) Heart of Texas Wind Project in McCulloch County, Texas. “The partnership with RES on the Heart of Texas wind project further demonstrates the … Continue reading Goldwind Americas acquires second 160MW project in deal with RES

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Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

U.S. wind industry leaders and the leader of the California Senate described the mounting economic benefits of increased wind power as thousands arrived in Anaheim for the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition. “With wind’s success comes new and solvable challenges. Management of the grid needs to evolve to meet these challenges,” … Continue reading Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

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Actis to acquire Gestamp’s wind farms in Brazil

Actis LLP signed a deal to acquire all of Gestamp Renewables Corp’s wind parks in Brazil, a move that will make the U.K. private equity firm the second-largest renewable energy company in the country.   The London-based Actis agreed to buy 416 megawatts of wind parks, the people said, asking not to be identified because … Continue reading Actis to acquire Gestamp’s wind farms in Brazil

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Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced a commitment to provide Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held clean energy provider, with 120 GE2.5-116 90-meter turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm in Reagan County, Tex-as. The 300 MW wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year, will power … Continue reading Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy for 300 MW Wind Farm In Texas

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Wind power running with the bulls

The U.S. wind industry is proceeding at full steam. After two consecutive years installing more than 8,000 megawatts (MW), wind growth shows no sign of slowing down. The industry just experienced its strongest first quarter since 2009 and the second strongest first quarter ever. At more than 84,000 MW installed, the U.S. has enough capacity … Continue reading Wind power running with the bulls

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Staying strong through the 2020’s: Market trends

Yesterday, in our examination of trends keeping the U.S. wind industry healthy and growing, we took a look at industry trends that will help drive continued expansion. Today, we focus on the market. What new customers are thirsty for wind power? How will decisions from utilities drive new business? Which unconventional players are entering the … Continue reading Staying strong through the 2020’s: Market trends

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

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Unilever UK sites to be powered by 100% renewable wind energy

Since April this year, Unilever UK has become the dedicated beneficiary of the energy produced at the 23-turbine strong Scottish Highlands-based wind farm in Lochluichart owned by renewable energy company, Eneco UK. A total of 165GWh or 87% of the farm’s output has been purchased by Unilever UK with the site’s surplus power (24GWh) sold … Continue reading Unilever UK sites to be powered by 100% renewable wind energy

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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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