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Wind energy and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds

The United States could reliably meet about 80 per cent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI); the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science.     However, meeting 100 per cent of electricity demand with only solar and … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds

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Top 10 global wind turbine OEM rankings: Vestas, GE, Goldwind, Gamesa, Siemens, Enercon, Nordex, United Power, Mingyang and Envision

Wind energy consultancy MAKE reports that Vestas has won the top position in its top 15 global rankings, according to MAKE’s Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share analysis. The pure-play turbine OEM added 8.7 GW across 36 markets in 2016, beating runner-up GE by nearly 3 percentage points, the largest differential between the top two spots … Continue reading Top 10 global wind turbine OEM rankings: Vestas, GE, Goldwind, Gamesa, Siemens, Enercon, Nordex, United Power, Mingyang and Envision

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Canadian wind energy as a solution to climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction in North America

As climate change once again captures headlines, the need to explore potential solutions like wind energy has never been greater.   In Quebec, the provincial government will soon undertake a review of the province’s energy future; determining the optimal mix of cost-effective and non-greenhouse gas emitting renewable electricity sources like hydro and wind to support … Continue reading Canadian wind energy as a solution to climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction in North America

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First wind turbines erected at Mainstream’s Oldman 2 wind farm in Canada

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has successfully erected the first of 20 wind turbines at its 46 megawatt Oldman 2 wind farm, located in Alberta, Canada. Mainstream started construction works in September 2013 and the wind farm is expected to the operational in August 2014. The wind farm is using 20 Siemens … Continue reading First wind turbines erected at Mainstream’s Oldman 2 wind farm in Canada

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Voltalia to build 90 MW wind farms in Brazil

Voltalia said it will begin construction August 1 on three wind farms in Brazil for a total installed capacity of 90 MW. Civil engineering works will be carried out by Brazilian Cortez Engenharia, while WEG Equipamentos Eletricos will be in charge of electrical infrastructure. Wind turbines and towers will be provided by Acciona Windpower. The … Continue reading Voltalia to build 90 MW wind farms in Brazil

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