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Nordex growing in line with the market in Germany

The German wind power market is characterized by light and shadow at the moment. Whereas sales volumes in the industry are heading for a new record, the award of projects resulting in short-term revenues for producers is declining. According to calculations by the industry association, the capacity of new installed onshore turbine rose by eleven … Continue reading Nordex growing in line with the market in Germany

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Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends.   A total of 4.8 GW of onshore wind capacity was installed in the … Continue reading Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

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ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

The government’s renewable capacity auction of about 3,000 MW, most of which was for solar power producers, was the second this year and is part of a drive to make sure 20 percent of all energy consumed in Spain by 2020 is from renewable sources.  Spanish construction company ACS has won 1,550 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

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Nordex laying the foundations for closer collaboration with EDF Energies Nouvelles

The Nordex Group has signed two promising contracts with EDF Energies Nouvelles. The French utility has now ordered a total of ten turbines with a combined output of around 36 MW from Nordex. The turbines are for the “Espiers” and “Guilleville” wind farms that are being built around 100 kilometres south of Paris. “We view … Continue reading Nordex laying the foundations for closer collaboration with EDF Energies Nouvelles

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Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy Announce America’s Largest Wind Farm

Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, today announced a 2,000-megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art … Continue reading Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy Announce America’s Largest Wind Farm

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Siemens Gamesa speeds up its integration process

Today Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its third-quarter of fiscal year 2017 results [1] (from April to June 2017). During this period, the company has accelerated its integration programme. The announced synergies of €230 million are now the ‘minimum’ and the company expects to realize these synergies in year 3, one year earlier than previously … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa speeds up its integration process

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Suzlon wins 50 MW wind power project

Suzlon Energy announced that its has won an order of 50.40 MW wind power project from Riyadh based Alfanar Group. This is a maiden order from Alfanar, for 24 units of S111-90m wind turbine generator, each with rated capacity of 2.1 MW. The project will be completed by March 2018. The project will be completed … Continue reading Suzlon wins 50 MW wind power project

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Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München Inaugurate 288 MW Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish power company Vattenfall and German communal company Stadtwerke München have successfully completed the construction and officially inaugurated the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm this week, making way for enough clean electricity for 400,000 German households. This past Sunday, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München officially inaugurated the 288 megawatt (MW) Sandbank offshore wind farm, located 90 kilometres … Continue reading Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München Inaugurate 288 MW Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

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Egypt- 4 companies compete to establish wind farm at the Gulf of Suez

Four international companies are set to compete to establish a wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. The farm will output 250 MW. Sources at the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) said that the companies include Vestas and Siemens, as well as Enercon and Ray Power. The consortium comprised of Goldenwind has been excluded, … Continue reading Egypt- 4 companies compete to establish wind farm at the Gulf of Suez

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Enel starts operations of Cristalândia wind farm in Brazil

Enel, through its Brazilian renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (“EGPB”), has begun operation of its Cristalândia wind farm, which has a total installed capacity of 90 MW. The facility is located in the municipalities of Brumado, Rio de Contas and Dom Basilio, in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Bahia. “We are extremely pleased to … Continue reading Enel starts operations of Cristalândia wind farm in Brazil

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Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

Jon Powers is an Iraq veteran and former Chief Sustainability Officer for the U.S. government. He’s also a founder of Operation Free, a coalition of former service members who “advocate for securing America with clean energy.” This month, he penned a pair of op-eds explaining why the armed forces look to renewable energy to strengthen … Continue reading Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

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Wind energy in Croatia: Senvion wins first order

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with the Croatian “Vjetroelektrana Orjak” for the delivery of five turbines for the Greda wind farm. The project will feature five Senvion MM92 turbines at a hub height of 80 meters and be located close to the city of Blato na Cetini in … Continue reading Wind energy in Croatia: Senvion wins first order

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Flat Top Wind I, LLC places Vestas order for 200 MW project in the U.S.

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the U.S. from Flat Top Wind I, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Alterra Power Corp., for the 200 MW Flat Top wind project located in central Texas. The order is their first order with Vestas in the U.S. and includes supply and commissioning of the turbines … Continue reading Flat Top Wind I, LLC places Vestas order for 200 MW project in the U.S.

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Renewables on the grid: Market-based solutions support reliability

AWEA supports creating markets for grid reliability services as the most cost-effective way to ensure electric reliability. Renewable resources are already able to provide many of these grid reliability services as well as or better than conventional power plants. As shown in the following table, wind plants already exceed the reliability services contributed by conventional … Continue reading Renewables on the grid: Market-based solutions support reliability

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Jacobs wins roles on major new wind farm project in Australia

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), to carry out the project management and owners engineers’ roles for a proposed 200 Megawatt wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia. The AUD$450 million (US$356 million) Silverton Wind Farm will produce approximately 780,000 Megawatt hours of renewable energy annually, … Continue reading Jacobs wins roles on major new wind farm project in Australia

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Transeastern Power Trust announces acquisition of 45 MW operating wind farm

Transeastern Power Trust (“Transeastern” or the “Trust”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding agreement with OMV Petrom for the acquisition of OMV Petrom Wind Power SRL operating a 45 MW wind farm located in the Dobrogea Region, Romania (the “Dorobantu Wind Project”). The Dorobantu Wind Project is equipped with 15 Vestas-V90 … Continue reading Transeastern Power Trust announces acquisition of 45 MW operating wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energy’s ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind power plant

With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018. Equis … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energy’s ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind power plant

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Germany expects 900 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2017

Germany connected 626 megawatts (MW) of newly built offshore wind capacity to power grids in the first six months of this year and expects to see total installations of 900 MW in the full year, five industry groups said in a joint statement on Thursday. The installed total is now 4,729 MW and if 900 … Continue reading Germany expects 900 MW of new offshore wind energy in 2017

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World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

The first of five turbines for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm has now sailed away from Stord in Norway to its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, announced that it had acquired a 25% stake in the Hywind Scotland project during … Continue reading World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

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ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies … Continue reading ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

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