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GM to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100 percent wind power

Last week I predicted it wouldn’t be long before we had more news on Fortune 500 wind power purchases. Well, a whole seven days passed before there were new deals to report. Wind powers the open road for GM GM just announced wind power purchase agreements with projects in Ohio and Illinois. The automaker is … Continue reading GM to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100 percent wind power

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Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost. Green power outlook presented by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich … Continue reading Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

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Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

The first-ever solar and wind power plant with the capacity of generating two megawatts of electricity was put into service  at the industrial park in western Herat province on Sunday. Water and Energy Minster Ali Ahmad Osmani, who inaugurated the plant, termed the $3.5 million project as “a biggest one” in Afghanistan.   He said … Continue reading Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

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Serbian wind power project receives €59.1m in loans

A proposed wind farm in Serbia is due to receive a total of €59.1 million (£53.3m) in loans to finance its construction. IFC is lending €19.1 million (£17.2m) to energy and telecommunications group Elicio, with a further €40 million (£36m) being lent by Unicredit, the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and Green for Growth Fund … Continue reading Serbian wind power project receives €59.1m in loans

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Wind power in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Leveraging Vestas’ extensive experience from more than 100 turnkey projects across the globe, the order includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The order follows the inauguration of Vestas’ blades factory in Gujarat and the 54 MW Periyapatti order earlier this year, adding … Continue reading Wind power in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Saudi Arabia pre-qualifies 25 bidders for 400 MW wind power project

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources’ Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has pre-qualified 25 bidders for the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for its 400 MW wind power project in Dumat Al Jandal in the Kingdom’s Al Jouf region, it said on Tuesday.   The qualified companies will proceed to the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia pre-qualifies 25 bidders for 400 MW wind power project

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Offshore wind power proposed to meet energy demand in India

Offshore wind — plentiful along the coast of southern India — can be a potential source to meet the increasing energy demand in this region, scientists at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai report.   After reviewing various wind resource maps along the 3,100-km coastline of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and … Continue reading Offshore wind power proposed to meet energy demand in India

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General Electric To Lead Wind Power Project In Abu Dhabi

Masdar, a renewable energy company in Abu Dhabi, has signed a deal with a consortium made up of several global players to put up a wind farm in Oman. The consortium consists of TSK from Spain and the US-based General Electric. The project is the joint work of Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company and Masdar … Continue reading General Electric To Lead Wind Power Project In Abu Dhabi

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Wind power in Thailand: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has strengthened its position in Thailand’s renewable energy market by finalising the sale of 60 V136-3.0 MW turbines to an undisclosed customer. These low-wind turbines will be the first of their kind in Asia Pacific, and with a hub height of 157 meters, the wind park will also feature the highest towers in the … Continue reading Wind power in Thailand: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Exciting offshore wind power news from DOE

More good news from the Department of Energy (DOE) as we hit the midpoint of #AmericanWindWeek. DOE released three new wind energy market reports on Tuesday, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) latest annual Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report. The offshore market report reviews the latest information on the offshore wind market, technology and … Continue reading Exciting offshore wind power news from DOE

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Siemens wins tender for Turkish wind power project

Turkey picked Germany’s Siemens as the winning bidder for a $1 billion wind power project on Thursday, a sign Ankara wants to keep business separate from the widening diplomatic row between the NATO allies. Relations have deteriorated amid the crackdown that followed the failed coup in Turkey last year. The arrest last month of 10 … Continue reading Siemens wins tender for Turkish wind power project

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Lebanon Will Have Its First Wind Power Plant In 2020

Three private companies in Akkar have received permits to build wind farms in this northern region of Lebanon to generate 200 megawatts (MW) in total. These companies are Hawa Akkar, Lebanon Wind Power, and Sustainable Akkar. Green Prophet The companies have agreed to sell power to the state-run Electricité du Liban for 11.3 cents per … Continue reading Lebanon Will Have Its First Wind Power Plant In 2020

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Legal framework needed for Vietnam’s wind power

Tobias Cossen, head of GIZ’s project on supporting the up-scaling of wind power said that Viê?t Nam has great potential to develop wind power as the country possesses around 3,000 km of coastline with excellent wind conditions. The Vietnamese government has approved several programmes to encourage the development of renewable energy in the country. As … Continue reading Legal framework needed for Vietnam’s wind power

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Vietnam has large wind power potential

Vietnam has huge potential in terms of geography and wind power resources to generate electricity, experts have said. The western part of the East Sea bordering southern Vietnam is one of two areas with an average wind speed at sea of 10-11km per hour, according to research from the Vietnam Institute of Seas and Islands under the Ministry of Natural … Continue reading Vietnam has large wind power potential

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Wind power in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines awarded its largest order to date

APG Group and Vasa Vind, a HgCapital Renewable Partners company, have placed an order for 288 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines, making the order the largest V136-3.45 MW order to date and the largest Vestas order ever in Sweden. Press release from Vestas Northern Europe, Malmö, Sweden.   The firm and unconditional order comprises … Continue reading Wind power in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines awarded its largest order to date

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Wind power in China: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The firm and unconditional order is for Xuanhuihe project in Yanshan County of northern China’s Hebei Province. It includes supply and supervision of installation as well as an Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service contract, guaranteeing a defined level of availability and performance.   Further, the order also includes VestasOnline® Business, our unique SCADA system … Continue reading Wind power in China: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy Selected to Provide 66 MW of Wind Power with 22 wind turbines for Japan’s Akita Region

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with Shimizu Corporation to supply 22 units of GE’s 3.2-103 wind turbines, for the Akita Katagami wind farm in the Akita prefecture in northern Japan.   A Special Purpose Company (SPC) made up of Venti Japan, Mitsubishi Power Corp and C-Tech will operate the wind farm … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Selected to Provide 66 MW of Wind Power with 22 wind turbines for Japan’s Akita Region

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World Wind Energy Market has reached 486 GW from where 54 GW has been installed last year

The worldwide wind energy capacity reached 486,661 MW by the end of 2016, out of which 54,846 MW were added in 2016. This represents a growth rate of 11,8 % (17,2 % in 2015). All wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2016 can generate around 5 % of the world’s electricity demand. China and … Continue reading World Wind Energy Market has reached 486 GW from where 54 GW has been installed last year

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Wind power in Australia: Senvion signs Partnership Agreement for over 429 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a Delivery Partnership Agreement with RES Australia and its project partners for the 116-turbine Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria in a consortium with Downer and is now part of Senvion’s conditional order book. The Delivery Partnership Agreement is for the early works which are … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Senvion signs Partnership Agreement for over 429 MW

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Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets is thrilled to announce that the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has approved grant funding for Access Power’s 130MW wind power project in Pensulo, Zambia. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency grant funding will support Access Power’s feasibility studies and … Continue reading Access Power secures USTDA Grant funding for Zambia wind power project

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