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American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

“This important proposal will give a much-needed shot in the arm to Michigan’s manufacturing sector, helping it diversify even more into the renewable energy industry and create Michigan jobs,” said AWEA’s Gramlich. “AWEA fully endorses this proposal, and we’re encouraging all those in the wind industry supply chain in Michigan to become engaged in the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

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Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

With more than 21,673 MW of wind power installed, more than 19,450 wind turbines are operating in Spain, grouped among 930 wind farms. Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011 with the addition of 1,050 MW, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) Wind Observatory. Smaller growth was expected for … Continue reading Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

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Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm get the green light

The American Wind Energy Association says about 27,000 wind-related jobs could disappear if the PTC is not extended before the end of the year. While the US wind power sector is currently facing challenges from the ongoing economic crisis and political uncertainty over whether politicians will extend the industry’s largest tax incentive, it received some … Continue reading Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm get the green light

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IDB approves $76 million loan to finance 74-MW wind farm in Mexico’s Oaxaca

Oaxaca’s wind power industry development began in the 1990s but is only now approaching its real potential. By the end of 2012, wind-based installed capacity in the state will reach around 1.5 GW. With this latest loan, the IDB has approved more than $240 million in financing for wind farms in Oaxaca since 2009. The … Continue reading IDB approves $76 million loan to finance 74-MW wind farm in Mexico’s Oaxaca

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Offshore floating wind farm starts trial operation in Japan

The ministry’s spokesperson said that diversifying energy sources in Japan has become a significant national issue after the radioactive disaster at Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant, stressing that the ministry aims to take advantage of the country’ s first trial as an opportunity for widely developing wind power generation. Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm … Continue reading Offshore floating wind farm starts trial operation in Japan

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North Dakota Regulators Approve Allete Wind Farm

The wind energy project is being developed by Allete Clean Energy. It will have as many as 50 wind turbines. They’ll be spread over about 19 square miles north of Glen Ullin in Morton and Mercer counties. North Dakota’s Public Service Commission gave the project a construction permit Wednesday. Commissioner Kevin Cramer says the company … Continue reading North Dakota Regulators Approve Allete Wind Farm

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Wind energy study says opponents’ claims are unfounded

The report, from IPPR in association with the leading energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan, concludes there is no technical reason why wind turbines should not be supported. A new study into the efficiency and reliability of wind power has concluded that a campaign against them by Conservative backbenchers and others is not supported by the … Continue reading Wind energy study says opponents’ claims are unfounded

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Acciona Completes First AW-3000 Wind Turbine For North America

Two of the 3 MW wind turbines, which feature a 116-meter rotor diameter, will be installed at the Pioneer Grove Wind Farm in Cedar County, Iowa. Acciona has finished assembling its first AW-3000 wind turbine for use in the North American market. The wind farm will utilize two different tower technologies, which are both suitable … Continue reading Acciona Completes First AW-3000 Wind Turbine For North America

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Bird-Friendly Wind Power Brings Manufacturing Jobs to New Jersey

Raymond Green, a World War II veteran and retired welder and operating engineer has hired Sigma Design Company located in Middlesex, NJ to test, analyze, refine, optimize and manufacture his patented invention: Catching Wind Power® (CWP) Compressed Air Enclosed Wind Turbine. Once launched, it will bring 25+ new technology jobs to New Jersey. The blades … Continue reading Bird-Friendly Wind Power Brings Manufacturing Jobs to New Jersey

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The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

Drawing on recommendations made by the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce in June this year The Crown Estate is seeking opinion about how best to design and lease future offshore T&D facilities. A large number of T&D initiatives have been formulated by industry as part of the cost reduction pathways study and these have been … Continue reading The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

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Vestas supplies its first wind turbines with intelligent aviation lights

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has for the first time supplied radar-controlled aviation lights to a wind farm. The Obstacle Collision Avoidance System – or OCAS – is an innovative solution that only activates the lights when an aircraft is operating in the immediate vicinity of a wind power plant. This minimises the … Continue reading Vestas supplies its first wind turbines with intelligent aviation lights

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German wind energy sector

Politicians love it when they get the chance to present a successful investment project – Germany’s transport minister Peter Ramsauer was able to talk about “pioneering work with worldwide relevance” when he visited an offshore energy plant in Cuxhaven on Germany’s North Sea coast this week. A quarter of German electricity already comes from renewable … Continue reading German wind energy sector

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China is a world leader in renewable energies

Current plans include quadrupling wind power, photovoltaic and biomass capacities from 50 gigawatts in 2010 to 200 gigawatt by the year 2020, and 3 GW of concentrated solar power. The international community welcomed the news that China was investing in renewable energy, and the news didn’t stop there. Beijing continues to surpass itself in setting … Continue reading China is a world leader in renewable energies

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Vestas in talks with Mitsubishi

Today, there is information in the market that Vestas is in dialogue with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s biggest maker of wind turbines, says it is in talk with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over possible “strategic cooperation.” Vestas can confirm that there is an ongoing dialogue between the two companies regarding … Continue reading Vestas in talks with Mitsubishi

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Delaware Offshore Wind Energy Project Gets Support From Congress

The project is also supported by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Siemens, Gamesa, Vestas, the Port of Wilmington and Delmarva Power. Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Chris Coons, D-Del., and Rep. John Carney, D-Del., have written to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu, urging him to review and … Continue reading Delaware Offshore Wind Energy Project Gets Support From Congress

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