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Quebec Set To Add Another 700MW of Wind Energy

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds today’s Québec government announcement of a fourth call for tenders for the commissioning of a new 700-MW wind energy block. In issuing this new call for tenders, Québec Premier Jean Charest reaffirms his government’s commitment to renewable energy by seeking to attain the 4,000-MW objective set in its … Continue reading Quebec Set To Add Another 700MW of Wind Energy

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IEA: Wind Energy Will Be Among Top Global Renewable Sources By 2017

Renewable power generation is expected to continue its rapid growth over the next five years, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that acknowledges the coming-of-age of the renewable energy sector. The report says that despite economic uncertainties in many countries, global power generation from hydropower, solar power, wind power and … Continue reading IEA: Wind Energy Will Be Among Top Global Renewable Sources By 2017

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Wind Farm: REpower hits 1 GW in the UK with latest supply wind turbines contracts

REpower Systems SE has signed projects with an overall capacity of more than 1 GW in the UK following today’s announcement of a further five onshore wind energy contracts. In 2012 alone, the company has signed close to 200 MW in the UK. With a market share of 12 per cent in 2011 REpower is … Continue reading Wind Farm: REpower hits 1 GW in the UK with latest supply wind turbines contracts

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Clean Wind Energy Tower Receives Efficient Energy Conversion Devices & Methods Patent

Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCBB: CWET) announced the publishing of its patent titled Efficient Energy Conversion Devices & Methods (U.S. Pat. No. 8,120,191) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers specific aspects of deploying multiple turbines in a wind tunnel coupled to a novel hydraulic system capable of maintaining high … Continue reading Clean Wind Energy Tower Receives Efficient Energy Conversion Devices & Methods Patent

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Wind energy will grow by 100 terawatt-hours per year – IEA

Wind power will be the second biggest contributor to global renewable electricity generation by 2017, according to a ground-breaking report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Despite economic uncertainties in many countries, global power generation from renewable sources including wind turbines will increase by more than 40% to almost 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh) – roughly … Continue reading Wind energy will grow by 100 terawatt-hours per year – IEA

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Wind power: Pioneering community college hopes for PTC extension soon

Columbia Gorge Community College, in The Dalles, Ore., is hoping for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to a Public News Service article. The college, which was one of the first in the U.S. to develop a training course for wind energy technicians, is seeing a drop-off in the … Continue reading Wind power: Pioneering community college hopes for PTC extension soon

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Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800 MW wind power projects in UK

Dong Energy has selected Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800MW offshore wind energy planned to be built off the British coast. Under the signed framework agreement, Siemens will provide SWT-6.0-154 type 300 wind turbines each with a generating capacity of 6MW. Each 6MW turbine can produce electricity to light up 6,000 European households. DONG Energy … Continue reading Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800 MW wind power projects in UK

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Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

As wind energy puts a new face on energy in West Texas, wind power generated electricity is charging the economies of several small towns and bringing new faces onto the scene – mostly construction workers, some with families. Along U.S. 287 and several routes, tall transmission-line towers are going into place. New substations near Kirkland, between … Continue reading Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

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DLF gets shareholders’ nod to sell wind power unit

DLF said shareholders have approved the proposal to sell its wind energy unit. Shareholders have approved the proposal to sell DLF’s entire wind power unit through a postal ballot, the company said in a BSE filing. Of the 144.59 crore votes polled, 99.98 percent were in favour of the resolution, it said. On June 18, … Continue reading DLF gets shareholders’ nod to sell wind power unit

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Wind energy in Chile on the rise with new 90 MW wind farm

SoWitec Energías Renovables de Chile has completed construction of the 90MW Valle de Los Vientos wind farm in Loa province of northern region II, Chilean renewable energy center (CER) said in a press release. The US$200mn project received a 25-year concession from the energy ministry for the land. It is the first active wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile on the rise with new 90 MW wind farm

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Innergex and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi annouce a partnership agreement for the development of a wind farm

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) (“Innergex” or the “Corporation”) and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi (the Mi’gmaq of Quebec) announce that they have concluded a partnership agreement for the development, financing, construction, and operation of a large wind farm on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, in Canada. The two partners believe that this project corresponds perfectly … Continue reading Innergex and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi annouce a partnership agreement for the development of a wind farm

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Wind turbines: S.D. blade manufacturer sees success imperiled by delay in extending PTC

A new wind turbine rotor blade factory in Aberdeen, S.D., has helped keep that city’s economy strong, but its success to date is threatened by impending expiration of the federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC), according to Richard Morrison, CEO and president of Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG). At a meeting of the Aberdeen … Continue reading Wind turbines: S.D. blade manufacturer sees success imperiled by delay in extending PTC

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Wind power to cut diesel fuel costs

Wind energy now provides residents of an isolated Alaska village with renewable energy to run a water treatment facility, reducing the village’s dependence on imported diesel fuel while maintaining crucial infrastructure. Southwest Windpower, in conjunction with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Anchorage-based Susitna Energy Systems, installed three of the distributed wind turbine maker’s … Continue reading Wind power to cut diesel fuel costs

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US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind power

99 million US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind farm follows tax equity partnership for the same plant Grant awarded to Enel Green Power’s North American subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc., under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, President Obama’s stimulus programme. Rome, July 20th , … Continue reading US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind power

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Wind power in Mongolia: Loan for Wind Farm

The 50-megawatt Salkhit wind farm will be built southeast of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar and it’s expected to start working later this year, according to an e-mailed statement today from Norton Rose LLP that advised on the financing. It’s expected to supply 5 percent of the country’s electricity. The wind power project is being developed … Continue reading Wind power in Mongolia: Loan for Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

Anchorage’s new wind farm is set to go online by the end of September. When completed, the project, which is being developed by the Cook Inlet Region Incorporated, will provide enough electricity to power 4,000 homes along the rail belt. The transmission line that runs across the inlet is almost done. And this week crews … Continue reading Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

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Siemens to supply 300 offshore wind turbines to DONG Energy

Siemens and DONG Energy continue their successful cooperation in offshore wind. On July 19, 2012, the companies signed a framework agreement for the supply of a total of 300 wind turbines with a capacity of 1,800 megawatts (MW). The agreement is based on the new SWT-6.0-154 direct drive wind turbine that will be installed in … Continue reading Siemens to supply 300 offshore wind turbines to DONG Energy

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PTC uncertainty threatens wind farm’s benefits to Illinois economy

    Illinois’s 23 largest wind farms have generated 19,047 construction and maintenance jobs and will add $5.8 billion to local economies over the lifetime of the projects, according to a study released Tuesday by the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, but the study’s author said further jobs and economic development are … Continue reading PTC uncertainty threatens wind farm’s benefits to Illinois economy

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