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Gamesa continues to cement its presence in Brazil, winning a new 144 MW wind energy contract

The agreement contemplates the installation of 72 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines at the Chui complex being developed by Eolicas do Sul. Since the beginning of its operations in Brazil, the company has signed firm orders for more than 1.400 MW. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to consolidate its presence in Brazil, … Continue reading Gamesa continues to cement its presence in Brazil, winning a new 144 MW wind energy contract

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Renewable energy will power Africa’s ambitious future

As a native of Kenya, I am fortunate to have personal experience of how renewable energy can transform a country that is developing fast. Energy sources in Kenya have diversified since 2000, when renewable power capacity contributed 5.4 per cent of the country’s total energy mix. By 2012, this figure had grown to 16.2 per … Continue reading Renewable energy will power Africa’s ambitious future

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Nearly half of the Earth’s new electricity comes from renewable energy sources

Nearly half, or 44 per cent, of the Earth’s new electricity production comes from renewable sources, such as wind energy, solar power and water power. At the same time, the prices of wind and solar electricity are crashing down. The popularity of the renewables continues, even though investments into renewable energy production decreased 14 per … Continue reading Nearly half of the Earth’s new electricity comes from renewable energy sources

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Offshore Wind Power approaching 7 GW worldwide

In the new »Wind Energy Report Germany 2013« Fraunhofer IWES researchers confirm that offshore wind energy is increasing worldwide. While the UK is leading with 50% offshore market share, more than 2 GW are under construction in Germany. Japan enters the offshore market with prototypes of floating wind turbines. The offshore wind energy sector has … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power approaching 7 GW worldwide

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Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operation of Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center

The project is sited on private land in Antelope, Boone, and Madison Counties, approximately 100 miles northwest of the city of Lincoln. Prairie Breeze consists of 118 GE 1.7 MW wind turbines, with output purchased by the Omaha Public Power District (“OPPD”) under long-term agreement. “Prairie Breeze is Invenergy’s first wind farm in Nebraska, a … Continue reading Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operation of Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center

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Ethiopia Secured US$ 1.3 Billion Loan for the Aysha Wind Farm

Ethiopia has secured a US$ 1.3 Billion loan for the Aysha Wind Farm project, according to the Ethiopian News Agency. It was the project implementers, who had a meeting with President Mulatu Teshome on Wednesday,that announced the loan agreement. Commenting on the project, Mulatu said, it is ideal for the rest of the world because … Continue reading Ethiopia Secured US$ 1.3 Billion Loan for the Aysha Wind Farm

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Subsidies to renewables are the most transparent and visible

From direct government support to tax breaks and the cost of negative externalities like pollution, subsidies to the power sector take many different – and often hidden – forms. In fact, the exact definition of a subsidy was the crux of an at times heated debate “subsidies to the power sector: Europe’s best kept secret?” … Continue reading Subsidies to renewables are the most transparent and visible

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59 MW order secures Vestas’ leadership in South Korean wind energy market

Vestas has received an order for the supply of 18 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the 59.4 MW Yeong Yang Wind Farm project in South Korea. The order, placed bv GS Yeongyang Windpower Co. Ltd., part of South Korean business powerhouse GS Group, also includes a 10-year full-scope service agreement, “Vestas is delighted to be … Continue reading 59 MW order secures Vestas’ leadership in South Korean wind energy market

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Vestas receives 63 MW wind power order in the Philippines

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 63 MW in Philippines. Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has ordered 21 V90 3.0MW turbines for the second phase of its project in Burgos, Ilocos Norte province. The deal also includes delivery, installation and commissioning plus a ten-year service contract. The Danish supplier said the wind turbines … Continue reading Vestas receives 63 MW wind power order in the Philippines

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First Wind finances 148 MW wind farm in Maine

Maine’s largest wind power developer says it has secured finances for a $400 million project in Aroostook County. First Wind says the Oakfield project is expected to produce 148 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough for about 50,000 homes. It says construction, which is anticipated to support 300 jobs, is on schedule. First Wind says … Continue reading First Wind finances 148 MW wind farm in Maine

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GE offers $13.5 billion enterprise value to acquire Alstom

GE (NYSE:GE) and Alstom announced here today that GE has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Thermal, Renewables (“Power”) and Grid businesses of Alstom (ALO.PA) consisting of $13.5 billion (€9.9 billion) enterprise value and $3.4 billion (€2.5 billion) of net cash, totaling $16.9 billion (€12.35 billion). The Alstom board of directors has positively received … Continue reading GE offers $13.5 billion enterprise value to acquire Alstom

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Wind Energy Results

To better understand the state of knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from utility-scale wind power systems, NREL developed and applied a systematic approach to review life cycle assessment literature, identify sources of variability and, where possible, reduce variability in GHG emissions estimates through a meta-analytical process called “harmonization.” Over the last 30 years, several … Continue reading Wind Energy Results

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