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Wind power in Brazil: New wind farm close to producing electricity

Brazilian utility CPFL Energia (NYSE: CPL) said it is in the final phase of construction on its 188 MW Santa Clara wind farm in Rio Grande do Norte state. The utility is in the process of installing the shared connection transmission facility it needs to begin operating under government regulations, the article said. The wind … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: New wind farm close to producing electricity

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Nevada’s First Wind Power Project Begins Generating Wind Energy

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind Farm – the first wind power project in the state of Nevada – has completed construction and is fully operational. A ceremony is being held today to commence commercial operations at the 151.8 megawatt (MW) Spring Valley Wind Farm, which is located near … Continue reading Nevada’s First Wind Power Project Begins Generating Wind Energy

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Wind energy in Angola: construction of country’s first wind farm

The minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, announced last Tuesday in Luanda the construction of the country’s first wind power park, in Tombua region, which is to be one of the biggest in Africa. According to the minister the mentioned wind farm, which might produce 100 megawatts of power, will also have facilities … Continue reading Wind energy in Angola: construction of country’s first wind farm

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New wind farm for Galawhistle with 22 wind turbines

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing gave the go-ahead for the scheme, which lies 7km east of Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, and 4km west of Douglas, South Lanarkshire. Planning consent has been granted for a wind farm which will generate 55 megawatts electricity or enough to power 31,311 homes. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has approved the Galawhistle wind … Continue reading New wind farm for Galawhistle with 22 wind turbines

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UTC sells Clipper Windpower

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced Tuesday that it has completed the divestiture of its Clipper Windpower unit to Platinum Equity. UTC announced in March that it was moving Clipper into discontinued operations in anticipation of a transaction. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified … Continue reading UTC sells Clipper Windpower

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Global Wind Energy Composites Industry 2012-2017

The consumption of composite materials in Global Wind Energy Industry is forecast to reach $3.9 billion by 2017 study says. The world’s growing appetite for wind energy has transformed wind turbine blades into one of the hottest composite applications around. The huge demand for wind power generating equipments – particularly in the U.S and China … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Composites Industry 2012-2017

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Gamesa sells its third Polish wind farm to RWE Innogy

Wind turbines of the Gamesa G90-2.0MW type were installed at Taciewo wind power plant. WE Innogy took over the Taciewo onshore wind farm in Poland from Gamesa. Situated in the northeast of the country and developed by Gamesa, its 15 wind power systems add up to a total installed capacity of 30 megawatts. The commissioning … Continue reading Gamesa sells its third Polish wind farm to RWE Innogy

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Obama: seven utility-scale wind energy and solar power projects to be expedited

Two concentrating solar power (CSP) projects complete line up. Decisions will be finalized in December for Solar Reserve’s 100MW Quartzsite concentrated solar thermal project. Quartzsite Solar Energy is a 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant under development in Arizona by Solar Reserve. Through a presidential initiative called We Can’t Wait, President Obama has expedited … Continue reading Obama: seven utility-scale wind energy and solar power projects to be expedited

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Walmart Introduces Wind Turbines in Red Bluff, California

Walmart today unveiled at its distribution center in Red Bluff, California, its first onsite large-scale wind turbine pilot project. The wind turbine, expected to be operational by this fall, will provide roughly one megawatt of power or 15 to 20 percent of the distribution center’s yearly electrical use. Under a PPA arrangement Foundation Windpower installs, … Continue reading Walmart Introduces Wind Turbines in Red Bluff, California

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United Technologies completes Clipper Windpower transaction

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced Tuesday that it has completed the divestiture of its Clipper Windpower unit to Platinum Equity. UTC announced in March that it was moving Clipper into discontinued operations in anticipation of a transaction. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified … Continue reading United Technologies completes Clipper Windpower transaction

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Offshore wind energy: Construction starts on Meerwind wind farm project

To comprise 80 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines, the 288MW offshore wind power project will be located about 23km northwest of the island Helgoland in the German North sea. WindMW GmbH (“WindMW”), a joint-venture of Blackstone and Windland Energieerzeugungs GmbH, today announces the start of offshore construction on its 288 MW Offshore Wind Farm, Meerwind Süd … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Construction starts on Meerwind wind farm project

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Vestas has received its first Italian V100 wind power order consisting of 11 wind tubines V100-1.8 MW

Vestas has received its first Italian V100 wind energy order consisting of 11 units of the V100-1.8 MW wind turbine, representing a total capacity of 19.8 MW, for the Santa Luce Wind Farm, which will be located in Tuscany, Italy. The contract comprises delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business … Continue reading Vestas has received its first Italian V100 wind power order consisting of 11 wind tubines V100-1.8 MW

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Obama Administration Announces Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

Today, as a part of his We Can’t Waitinitiative, President Obama announced that seven nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects will be expedited, including projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming. Together, these job-creating infrastructure projects would produce nearly 5,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy – enough to power approximately 1.5 million … Continue reading Obama Administration Announces Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

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Wind energy to get incentives in India

The wind power sector is all set to get back the ‘generation-based incentive’ (GBI) benefits, Chairman, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association and Chairman and Managing Director, Gamesa India Pvt Ltd, Ramesh Kymal, said quoting ministry sources. Under the ‘GBI scheme’, wind power generators were given an incentive of 50 paisa per unit, subject to a … Continue reading Wind energy to get incentives in India

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Wind turbines: Rep. Noem to visit technical school, discuss PTC extension

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R) is scheduled to visit Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute (MTI) this afternoon to tour the facility, which offers wind technician training, and host a roundtable discussion on the impending expiration of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to the Mitchell Daily Republic newspaper. Noem, who is in … Continue reading Wind turbines: Rep. Noem to visit technical school, discuss PTC extension

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Wind farm: Seeing which way the wind blows, off the French shore

Support for the onshore wind energy industry in France has blown hot and cold in recent months, but government backing for offshore was reinforced in April by its decision to award tenders to build offshore wind farms to produce 2 GW of energy. French company Nass&Wind Offshore, is taking full advantage of this momentum and … Continue reading Wind farm: Seeing which way the wind blows, off the French shore

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FIT Regime for wind energy, solar power and geothermal energy in Japan

A new feed-in tariff regime (the “FIT Regime”) for renewable energy power plants (solar energy, wind power, hydro, geothermal energy and biomass) came into effect in Japan on July. A new feed-in tariff regime (the “FIT Regime”) for renewable energy power plants (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass) came into effect in Japan on July … Continue reading FIT Regime for wind energy, solar power and geothermal energy in Japan

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PTC: Wind power manufacturer to close, lay off nearly 400

Wind tower manufacturer DMI Industries Inc. will close its plants in Tulsa, Okla. and West Fargo, N.D. The Tulsa plant will close in November and 167 people will be laid off. The plant in West Fargo will close in October and lay off 217 employees. “The market value for DMI’s assets has been significantly impacted … Continue reading PTC: Wind power manufacturer to close, lay off nearly 400

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Cutting edge wind farm attracts major interest from wind turbined suppliers

Significant global interest from wind turbine manufacturers to deploy at a cutting edge offshore wind demonstration centre, off Aberdeen, was confirmed today [07/08/12] with the scheme’s backers announcing that they had signed working agreements with six potential suppliers. As a result of these Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), the partners behind the more than £230 million, … Continue reading Cutting edge wind farm attracts major interest from wind turbined suppliers

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Medical experts favour wind energy over dangerous, toxic fossil fuels

It’s curious Health Canada has taken an interest in studying the health impacts of something as benign as wind turbines when for years health and environment experts have been cautioning about the negative impacts of fossil fuels on human health. Medical authorities in Canada and around the globe have given wind energy a clean bill of … Continue reading Medical experts favour wind energy over dangerous, toxic fossil fuels

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