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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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Samsung and Pattern Development complete 100 MW Belle River wind power facility in Ontario

The Belle River Wind power facility in Lakeshore, Ontario is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”) today announced their 100 megawatt (MW) Belle River Wind power facility has completed construction and is fully operational. Belle River Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to … Continue reading Samsung and Pattern Development complete 100 MW Belle River wind power facility in Ontario

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Wind power will creates jobs

The long white blades carve graceful circles through the salt air. Spinning clockwise, they slice across the impossibly blue sky that frames them. We’ve been watching them since they crept into view, about 15 minutes after our boat left Montauk. From afar, they’re beautiful. Up close, they’re stunning.   These five wind turbines located three … Continue reading Wind power will creates jobs

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India’s wind energy tariff drops to all-time low

India’s wind power tariff has dropped to an all-time low of Rs 2.64 per unit, primarily due to a sharp fall in the cost of wind turbine generators as India moves from a feed-in tariff regime to tariff-based competitive auctions in the wind power sector.   In an auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. … Continue reading India’s wind energy tariff drops to all-time low

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Shell to sell out of Borssele offshore wind power plant

Just months after lobbying the Dutch government to step up its offshore wind ambitions from 5GW to 20GW, Royal Dutch Shell is looking to cut its stake in a US$1.4 billion offshore project. Shell and its partners in the Blauwwind consortium, Eneco and Mitsubishi, are looking to sell up to 45% of their stake in … Continue reading Shell to sell out of Borssele offshore wind power plant

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Wind power in Morocco: Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant already operational

In Morocco, Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant is already operational and is to be inaugurated on October 11, 2017. Investment agreement for the project was signed in March 2016 and the latter cost €100 million ($11,730,000). The plant can therefore supply the 200MW windfarm led by Nareva in Boujdour (85% of its production is to be … Continue reading Wind power in Morocco: Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant already operational

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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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