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IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

Boosting renewable energy projects on the ground requires scaling up investment. IRENA’s state-of-the-art analysis of enabling policy frameworks and finance mechanisms channel public and private investment in markets like Africa, Latin America, Asia, South-East Europe and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Now, IRENA is taking its work one step further by increasing the Agency’s … Continue reading IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

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Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Teaching the next generation

This Veterans Day we want to thank the thousands of wind workers who have served our country. Your teamwork, knowledge and dedication help make wind’s American success story possible. The skills veterans develop while serving make them perfect candidates for careers in wind—U.S. wind power is proud to hire veterans at a rate 67 percent … Continue reading Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Teaching the next generation

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South Africa: Local content to boost wind energy capacity

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) estimates that South Africa will need to produce roughly 640 wind turbines each year until 2029 to meet the energy goals outlined in the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) announced last month. Fortunately, capacity already exists in the country to produce 150 steel wind towers per year as … Continue reading South Africa: Local content to boost wind energy capacity

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Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Wind brings stability

Steven Valentine is a Wind Tech 2 at Clearway Energy’s Elbow Creek Wind project in Big Springs, Texas. He is a U.S. Army veteran. I was still a new aircraft mechanic working at a tiny airport when 9/11 happened. The impact was felt all over the country for years. For those of us working in … Continue reading Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Wind brings stability

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New Extension Plans for Limekiln Wind Farm in Scotland

Green energy firms Infinergy and Boralex have announced plans to extend the 21-turbine wind farm at Limekiln (close to 90 MW), south of Reay in Caithness. The extension proposals are to the east of the current wind farm project within Broubster Achaveilan North forest and will increase the installed capacity by about 20 MW. Nick Sage, … Continue reading New Extension Plans for Limekiln Wind Farm in Scotland

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Wind energy in Aragon, Enel connects the Campoliva I wind farm

The new wind power plant of the Endesa renewable energy subsidiary has a capacity of 35.99 MW, will be able to generate 108 GWh / year and has meant an investment of 40 million euros. Its construction responds to Endesa’s strategy of decarbonising its generation mix, a process whose first milestone is to reach 8.4 … Continue reading Wind energy in Aragon, Enel connects the Campoliva I wind farm

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Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

A total of 21 solar and wind power plants will be erected around the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. According to the newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbunn, the constructions will be executed in incultivable sites of that damaged prefecture. Also in intramontane areas abandoned by the population due to nuclear devastation in 2011, he said. … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

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Poyry to build wind farm in Vietnam

Finland’s Poyry Plc announced to join forces with an owner’s engineer contract awarded by a unit of Thai company Banpu Power, for a 90-MW wind farm project in the town of Vinh Chau, Vietnam. The Finnish consulting and engineering firm said the wind farm will be built in three 30-MW phases. Detailed engineering design for … Continue reading Poyry to build wind farm in Vietnam

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Testing begins for first offshore wind farm in Australia

Scientific testing begins this month for Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, near Gippsland, which could provide enough power for more than 1.2 million homes. The testing comes as the union movement launches a campaign to lobby the state and federal governments to smooth the way for the project to proceed. The Star of the … Continue reading Testing begins for first offshore wind farm in Australia

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Highlights of the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 Wind Energy Conference

On 31 October 2019, energy industry leaders gathered in Singapore for the Wind Energy Conference at the Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES). The conference, co-organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), featured dialogues on regulatory challenges, project financing and the latest technological advancements in the wind … Continue reading Highlights of the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2019 Wind Energy Conference

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Turkish Wind Energy Congress took place in Ankara

Let’s take stock of where Turkey currently stands on wind energy – and what the future holds. Turkey has 7.6 GW of wind energy installed today, which accounts for 7.5% of the power mix and 7,000 jobs. But there has been a slowdown in the financing of new projects since 2016. The main initial cause … Continue reading Turkish Wind Energy Congress took place in Ankara

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Governments of Nine Brazilian States Will Meet During WWEC2019 for Expansion of Renewable Sources

Brazil will have, within ten years, the largest 100% renewable region of the world. With 53 million inhabitants, the Northeast region already concentrates 90% of all wind generation of the country and also shows exponential growth in solar energy. The next steps to make the region a great global symbol of renewable energy production will … Continue reading Governments of Nine Brazilian States Will Meet During WWEC2019 for Expansion of Renewable Sources

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Latvia to install over 100 wind turbines during next decade

During the next decade, Latvia plans to install 110 new wind turbines, each with a capacity of eight megawatts (MW), according to the National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030 presented by the Economics Ministry on Friday. The total capacity of the wind farms currently in operation in Latvia is around 70 MW. According to … Continue reading Latvia to install over 100 wind turbines during next decade

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Ambev to invest $145 mln in wind energy to power Budweiser in Brazil

Ambev has signed a deal with a private equity group to build a wind farm that will supply renewable energy to all of its beverage plants in Northeastern Brazil, as well as to its five Budweiser breweries across the country. Under the terms of the agreement, Ambev is expected to pay around 600 million reais … Continue reading Ambev to invest $145 mln in wind energy to power Budweiser in Brazil

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European renewable production lowers the prices of the main electricity markets

Solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power production, wind power production and electricity demandFrom Monday to Wednesday of this week, solar production has recovered 21% in Italy compared to the average production last week. Similarly, a recovery of 8.5% has occurred in Spain. In the case of Germany, the generation from this technology has had a … Continue reading European renewable production lowers the prices of the main electricity markets

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EDPR secures over 1.5 GW of wind energy in two weeks

The company has acquired a 50% stake in a portfolio of three solar energy plants in the US with an installed capacity of 278 MW and has secured a contract to supply 804 MW of offshore wind energy via a JV, also in the United States; These additions to future installed capacity culminate a period … Continue reading EDPR secures over 1.5 GW of wind energy in two weeks

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Cambodia to have first wind farm

Cambodia’s Khmer Times and Phnom Penh Post have carried stories about the Blue Circle’s project to build a wind farm in Kampot province – the first of its kind in the country. Victor Jona, director-general of the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s General Department of Energy, said this month, the Singapore-based company will discuss with … Continue reading Cambodia to have first wind farm

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Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

Interconnection is essential for the development of wind power and solar energy in Africa.Africa needs to accelerate the development of hydroelectric, wind and solar plants and strengthen the cross-border interconnection of the network to establish “an electric highway,” according to an industry report. The document, published in Beijing by the Development and Cooperation Organization for … Continue reading Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

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AEDB approves 11 wind power projects in Pakistan

The Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) accorded approval for issuance of letters of support (LOS) for 11 wind power projects having combine power generation capacity 558 MW. The AEDB meeting that held here on Wednesday with Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan in the chair took this decision. The Board took up agenda item … Continue reading AEDB approves 11 wind power projects in Pakistan

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China develops giant offshore wind turbines

China has developed a giant offshore wind turbine with a 210-meter rotor diameter, which will be put into production soon, according to the science and technology bureau of southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The wind turbine, coded H210-10MW, has a unit capacity of 10 megawatts and is China’s first to have a rotor diameter of more … Continue reading China develops giant offshore wind turbines

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