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Siemens Gamesa wins 140 MW of wind power orders in India

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won multiple wind power orders for a total of 140 MW from several industrial customers and a leading independent power producer (IPP) in India. Specifically, the company will handle the entire infrastructure needed to operate these projects (with installed capacity ranging between 2 MW and 58 MW), together with the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins 140 MW of wind power orders in India

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Pattern Development Completes 147 MW Wind Project in Québec, Becoming Canada’s Largest Wind Power Producer

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) today announced the completion of its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind power facility. Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. As announced in June 2017, the facility will be acquired by Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) … Continue reading Pattern Development Completes 147 MW Wind Project in Québec, Becoming Canada’s Largest Wind Power Producer

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Trump Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind power

U.S. offshore wind development just received a major boost from the Trump administration. This week, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the sale of two new offshore wind lease areas off Massachusetts, a call for input on additional proposed lease areas in the New York Bight, and a high-level … Continue reading Trump Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind power

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Suzlon wins two wind power projects in Gujarat

Suzlon Group today said it has won two wind power projects of 300 MW and 200 MW. Suzlon will install 238 units of S111 140m wind turbine generators (WTGs) with rated capacity of 2.1 MW each, SuzlonBSE 0.36 % said in a statement, adding that the projects will be located at Kutch district in Gujarat. … Continue reading Suzlon wins two wind power projects in Gujarat

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Facebook and Adobe to buy wind power from Nebraska facility

Facebook is to expand its use of wind energy through a new power purchase agreement with Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA). The deal, announced Monday, builds upon a previous one in which Facebook agreed to purchase the output from a 200-megawatt (MW) section of the Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Dixon County, Nebraska. Under … Continue reading Facebook and Adobe to buy wind power from Nebraska facility

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Wind power is practical in Taiwan

The Bureau of Energy has dismissed skepticism about the practicality of wind power in Taiwan where capacity factor in the summer is estimated at very low levels by some critics. While some critics estimate the summer capacity factor (actual utilization of capacity divided by installation capacity) for wind power generation in Taiwan at as low … Continue reading Wind power is practical in Taiwan

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Rosatom subsidiary reveals plans to start building 150 MW wind power project in Adygea, Russia

Rosatom subsidiary JSC VetroOGK will start construction in the summer of a 150MW wind farm in the Adygea region of Russia. The project will feature Lagerwey turbines and is planned for commissioning between December 2018 and January 2019. It will be located in the municipalities of Shovgenovsky and Giaginsky. Planning is also underway to build a … Continue reading Rosatom subsidiary reveals plans to start building 150 MW wind power project in Adygea, Russia

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Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

The American Wind Energy Association and the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition submitted comments today to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) opposing changes to the wind farm setback waiver process proposed by long-time wind opponent State Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati). AWEA released this statement: “State Rep. Seitz’s proposal to the Ohio Power Siting Board would twist … Continue reading Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

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Tri Global Energy blows past one gigawatt of wind power in 2017

Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, concluded the development of over one gigawatt (GW) of wind power in 2017, involving five Texas-based wind projects across seven Texas counties. The announcement marks the highest annual development yet of wind capacity for the nine-year-old company. One wind energy project, … Continue reading Tri Global Energy blows past one gigawatt of wind power in 2017

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CGN to build 3 GW offshore wind farm southern China

China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) said Friday it would build a 3 gigawatt deepwater wind power project off the coast of Guangdong Province. The country’s largest nuclear power operator said it would install wind turbines at two deepwater sea areas near the city of Jieyang. The company plans to invest 5 billion yuan (760 … Continue reading CGN to build 3 GW offshore wind farm southern China

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New customer places 28 MW wind power order in Germany

Ebert Erneuerbare Energien Projekt GmbH & Co. KG, a family-owned enterprise, has placed a 28 MW order for eight V136-3.45 MW turbines for the Grohnde-Kirchohsen wind park in Lower Saxony in Northern Germany. Leveraging more than 30 years of experience in the German market, Vestas’ extensive expertise in project management helped the customer through a … Continue reading New customer places 28 MW wind power order in Germany

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Suzlon receives 252 MW wind power project order

A leading Global Utility has awarded a wind power project of 252 MW to Suzlon Group. This project is won by the Utility through SECI II auction held recently. Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services. With this order, Suzlon has secured combined orders … Continue reading Suzlon receives 252 MW wind power project order

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Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres

Climate change will soon cause global wind power to flip hemispheres, researchers have claimed. The new study predicts wind resources in the next century may decrease in many regions in the Northern Hemisphere – and could sharply increase in several hotspot regions down south. Climate change will drive the flip, researchers wrote in the journal Nature. … Continue reading Climate change could cause wind power to flip hemispheres

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Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according to new research. However, some places, including eastern Australia, will see winds pick up. The research is the first global study to project the impact … Continue reading Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

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Plotting the future of offshore wind power in the North Sea

Last year ten countries signed a declaration on cooperation in offshore wind in the North Seas, acknowledging the need for closer regional collaboration. On the 28 and 29 November, the North Sea Forum, which was set up to implement the declaration, met with stakeholders from the industry at WindEurope’s annual Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam. … Continue reading Plotting the future of offshore wind power in the North Sea

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Ingeteam surpasses 40 GW milestone of installed wind power capacity

Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 40 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide thanks to record sales of its converter product lines. This significant achievement underpins the growth the company experienced in its core markets, with an addition of an impressive 10 GW … Continue reading Ingeteam surpasses 40 GW milestone of installed wind power capacity

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Belgian offshore wind power costs fall to €79/MWh as 716MW finalised

The Belgian government reached an agreement on Friday with the developers of three offshore wind farms for a subsidy rate €79/MWh. The three wind farms, known as Mermaid, Northwester II and Seastar, have combined capacity of 716MW and are due to be built between 2018 and 2020, according to the Belgian energy ministry. The projects … Continue reading Belgian offshore wind power costs fall to €79/MWh as 716MW finalised

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Wind energy to overtake coal power in Texas

Wind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after Friday’s news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the next year. The utility firm Luminant announced that it would close the Sandow Power Plant and the Big Brown Power Plant in early 2018. The power plants comprise 2,300 megawatts of … Continue reading Wind energy to overtake coal power in Texas

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The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

The Estraden is a Finnish cargo ship that sails the North Sea six times a week. And though it burns oil, it is sailing in the sense that its engines are powered in part by the wind. The Rotor Sail is the wind-power technology enabling the wide-scale experiment to green the shipping industry, and it’s … Continue reading The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

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USTDA supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica.  The feasibility study will evaluate the viability of installing the wind farm, which would represent one of the first offshore wind installations in Jamaica and the greater Caribbean region. … Continue reading USTDA supporting the development of an offshore wind farm in Jamaica

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