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Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

Key findings of the US wind energy industry second quarter 2019 report. Record wind turbines capacity under construction or advanced development, reaching nearly 42 GW. Long-term contract volume for wind power capacity is up 10 percent over the first half of 2018, buyers include Hormel Foods, Walmart, and Target, Three states set new offshore wind … Continue reading Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

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Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

On the 30th of this month, Celec EP will tender for at least five renewable energy projects: hydroelectric, wind energy and photovoltaic solar. The process seeks the participation of private companies under a BOP model, which means that the private company invests, builds, operates the project for a certain number of years and finally returns … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

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Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency announced that Vattenfall have won the tender to build and operate the Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 are 350 MW each and will start operating in 2023. They are the latest in a series of 700 MW annual offshore … Continue reading Offshore wind energy delivers again in competitive Dutch tender

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Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

Vattenfall has won the tender for the second phase of the Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 3 & 4. In September 2018, Vattenfall was granted permits to build the first phase, HKZ 1 & 2. The wind farms will have a capacity of approximately 1.5 GW wind energy combined and will become … Continue reading Vattenfall wins tender for Dutch offshore wind power

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Vestas wins 41 MW wind power order in Germany for expansion of one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind farms

Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG has placed an order for 12 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines for the expansion of a citizen-owned wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein. With this order, the wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 210 MW with the possibility of a further expansion up to 300 MW in the coming … Continue reading Vestas wins 41 MW wind power order in Germany for expansion of one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind farms

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Wind power in South Africa: Enel Green Power begins new 140 MW wind farm

The Garob wind energy project, located in the Northern Cape province, is expected to generate around 573 GWh annually once fully operational in the first half of 2021. Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power, has started construction on its 140 MW Garob wind farm located near the town of Copperton, which is part … Continue reading Wind power in South Africa: Enel Green Power begins new 140 MW wind farm

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Wind power in Denmark: Vestas receives 58 MW repowering order

Vestas has received a 58 MW repowering order for the first phase of the 94 MW Overgaard 1 wind farm in Randers Municipality in Denmark. The order is placed by SE Blue Renewables, a joint venture between the Danish energy company SE and Denmark’s largest pension company, PFA Pension. The order includes supply, installation and … Continue reading Wind power in Denmark: Vestas receives 58 MW repowering order

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Global Offshore Wind Power Report: sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030

New GWEC Market Intelligence Report shows offshore wind energy sector has grown 21% average each year since 2013, taking total to 23 GW installed capacity globally. GWEC sees potential for sector to install additional capacity of 200GW by 2030 under its upside scenario and 190 GW of capacity under business-as-usual scenario. Asian offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Global Offshore Wind Power Report: sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030

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India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, says secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. India plans to set up 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030. This announcement was made by Anand Kumar, secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on Tuesday at the 17th meeting of … Continue reading India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

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Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

In many parts of the world, renewables represent the least cost source of new power generation technology. The global weighted average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined in 2018, including concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) (down 26% from 2017), bioelectricity (down 14%), solar PV and onshore wind … Continue reading Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

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Wind power industry

Wind energy has emerged as one of the most economical ways to add new generating capacity.  Yet, while falling prices are helping to move wind power into new markets and driving up sales, the highly competitive environment is causing a decrease in the number of wind turbine manufacturers. The global transition from FITs to more-competitive … Continue reading Wind power industry

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The wind energy capacity in 2018

The global wind power market continued to be fairly stable in 2018, with about 51 GW of capacity installed worldwide (including nearly 47 GW onshore and 4.5 GW offshore), down approximately4% from 2017. Onshore wind farm installations accounted for all of the market decline.  This was the fifth consecutive year with annual additions exceeding 50 … Continue reading The wind energy capacity in 2018

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Nordex receives wind power order for the second phase of the “Syvash” wind farm in Ukraine

The order has now also been awarded for the final construction phase of the “Syvash” wind farm with 113.1 MW in Ukraine: the Nordex Group has received an order to supply a further 29 wind turbines from the N131/3900 series. In February 2019 the Nordex Group had already reported the order to supply the first … Continue reading Nordex receives wind power order for the second phase of the “Syvash” wind farm in Ukraine

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Offshore Wind Power Majors to Attend CMT’s OWP Japan in Tokyo this May

CMT’s OWP Japan (Offshore Wind Power) summit in Tokyo on 15-17 May 2019, zooms in on Japan’s emerging offshore wind power market – bidding and government targets, cost reduction strategies, latest advancement in floating wind technologies and more. Japan is looking into offshore wind power to decarbonize its economy by 2050. CMT’s OWP Japan will … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power Majors to Attend CMT’s OWP Japan in Tokyo this May

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Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it. Direct Connect Development Co. said it has lined up three major investors to back the project. … Continue reading Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

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Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

A government/industry partnership announced today will mean that the UK will get 30% of its electricity from offshore wind turbines by 2030. The new offshore ‘Sector Deal’ sets the groundwork for a huge boost in offshore wind energy capacity in the UK. The sector deal will set offshore wind farm capacity on course to reach … Continue reading Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

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ENERCON signs 345 MW wind energy agreement for Canadian wind power projects

ENERCON has reached an agreement to supply ENERCON’s E-138 EP3 wind turbines for the Canadian wind farm market totaling 345 MW. “Over the past few months we have seen a lot of momentum for the new EP3 platform in different international markets”, says Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director of ENERCON GmbH. “We are delighted that ENERCON … Continue reading ENERCON signs 345 MW wind energy agreement for Canadian wind power projects

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The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

The first wind turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size (1,218MW) of the current world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with … Continue reading The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

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Taiwan announces 2019 feed-in-tariff for offshore wind power projects

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced the feed-in-tariff for offshore wind projects, which sign a power purchase agreement with Taipower in 2019. Developers have the option to choose between a 20-year flat tariff of TWD5,516 (approx. EUR157) per MWh or a tiered tariff of TWD6,279.5 (approx. EUR178) per MWh for the first 10 years … Continue reading Taiwan announces 2019 feed-in-tariff for offshore wind power projects

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Senvion and Mainstream Renewable Power sign further 84 MW wind energy order for wind power project in Chile

Senvion and Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd (“Mainstream”) have signed a wind power contract for 20 Senvion 4.2M148 wind turbines for the Alena wind farm project in Chile. This is the third conditional contract within a month. The three contracts signed are for a total of 424 MW and the contract scope includes the delivery, installation … Continue reading Senvion and Mainstream Renewable Power sign further 84 MW wind energy order for wind power project in Chile

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