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Enel starts construction of 140 MW wind farm in South Africa

The Nxuba project, which is slated to enter into operation by September 2020, is expected to generate over 460 GWh annually and will be the Group’s third wind farm in the Eastern Cape province· The company will invest a total of over 200 million euros in the construction of the project, which is part of … Continue reading Enel starts construction of 140 MW wind farm in South Africa

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How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

More than ever, companies are looking to power their businesses using wind energy. Across the world, companies more than doubled the renewable energy contracts they signed between 2017 and 2018. And here in the U.S., 2018 was a record year for non-utility wind power deals. Altogether, non-utility buyers in the U.S. have contracted for more … Continue reading How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

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Turkey’s wind energy sector grows 7.24 percent in 2018

Sector increases total installed wind power capacity to 7.36 gigawatts in 2018. Turkey invested $650 million to wind energy sector and added 457 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity in 2018, Turkish Wind Energy Association (TUREB) data showed on Tuesday. According to Turkish Wind Energy Statistics Report 2019, Turkey’s total installed wind capacity reached to 7,369 … Continue reading Turkey’s wind energy sector grows 7.24 percent in 2018

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Tri-State and EDP Renewables announce 104 megawatt Crossing Trails Wind Farm

Tri-State continues investment in economically-beneficial renewable energy projects for its membership and the region EDP Renewables’ Crossing Trails Wind Farm, located in eastern Colorado, is Tri-State’s fifth wind energy project investment. Project is EDP Renewables’ first renewable energy project in Colorado – expanding its operational footprint to fifteen U.S. states. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association … Continue reading Tri-State and EDP Renewables announce 104 megawatt Crossing Trails Wind Farm

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Nordex Group will also produce rotor blades in Mexico

The Nordex Group will in future also produce its own rotor blades in Mexico. To this end, the company will set up a production facility in Matamoros, in the state of Tamaulipas. Moving forward, rotor blades totalling more than 1GW capacity per year will be produced there for both the local and global markets. Production … Continue reading Nordex Group will also produce rotor blades in Mexico

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Feng Zhao joins GWEC as Strategy Director

Wind Energy expert Feng Zhao has joined GWEC as its new Strategy Director. Zhao is one of the world’s foremost experts on the wind industry, having created and provided industry leading data and advisory services first for BTM Consult, and then for FTI Consulting. His project experience includes advising on global supply chain management, market … Continue reading Feng Zhao joins GWEC as Strategy Director

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Skyline Renewables acquires wind energy portfolio

Skyline Renewables, which was formed last year by Transatlantic Power Holdings and Ardian, has acquired a 117 megawatt wind portfolio from NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources. No financial terms were disclosed. The wind farms are located in Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. Skyline Renewables has purchased a 117 megawatt (MW) … Continue reading Skyline Renewables acquires wind energy portfolio

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Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

The offshore wind farm will have 476 MW installed capacity. Pioneering V174-9.5 MW from MHI Vestas wind turbine to be used, allowing sharp cut in cost of electricity. The two companies will work together on exclusivity terms until the final supply contract is signed. Germany is one of Iberdrola’s strategic markets for offshore wind energy … Continue reading Iberdrola selects MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany

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Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und … Continue reading Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

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MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

MHI Vestas will supply up to 52 V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the Iberdrola offshore wind energy project, the first commercial offshore wind farm to feature the V174 wind turbine. Iberdrola has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind power project in German waters of … Continue reading MHI Vestas named as Preferred Supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle wind farm in Germany by Iberdrola

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What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Wind Power on Capitol Hill is the biggest opportunity of the year to meet with your representatives in Congress to advocate for wind energy. And this year, we have some great new opportunities to tell wind’s story. With new members making up over 20 percent of the 116th Congress, we have the chance to educate … Continue reading What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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The challenges of the world titans of wind power

The wind energy industry’s growth, focused on improving the economic and power yields, shows global onshore wind turbine size increasing steadily over the past decade. A while ago, the current onshore size ones were only considered for offshore markets…but nowadays they enter into onshore reality. Latest WTG models entering the market attain hub heights of … Continue reading The challenges of the world titans of wind power

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Promising results following the entry of CTE Wind Ibérica in the Spanish/Latam wind energy market

It was mid 2017 when CTE Wind Civil Engineering, a consolidated consultancy and engineering office set up in France and with offices in 5 other countries, expert in the WTG foundation design with more than 15 years in the wind industry, bet for the Spanish and Latin American wind power markets as part of its … Continue reading Promising results following the entry of CTE Wind Ibérica in the Spanish/Latam wind energy market

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EDF Renewables and SITAC Group sign power purchase agree-ment covering 300 MW of wind energy project in India

EDF Renewables in India and its partner for wind power in India, the SITAC Group today announce the signing of a long-term power purchase agreement covering the output of 300 MW of wind farm recently awarded by the Indian government. This power purchase agreement (PPA) was the outcome of a competitive tender process launched by … Continue reading EDF Renewables and SITAC Group sign power purchase agree-ment covering 300 MW of wind energy project in India

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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WIND EXPO 2019: Industry Leaders Gather in Japan at the Dawn of Emerging Offshore Wind Power

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. will be holding WIND EXPO 2019 – Japan’s largest wind energy exhibition & conference from Feb. 27 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. Scene from the previous show (2018) The 7th edition will be attracting 160 exhibitors from 13 countries and held inside “World Smart Energy Week 2019”. Along with the other … Continue reading WIND EXPO 2019: Industry Leaders Gather in Japan at the Dawn of Emerging Offshore Wind Power

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Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

A senior delegation of government and business dignitaries has witnessed the steady progress in the development of the 50-megawatt (MW) Dhofar Wind Farm, the GCC’s first utility-scale wind farm. Visiting the project site in the southern Dhofar Governorate of Oman were Hamdan Ali Al Hinai, chairman of the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), … Continue reading Progress made on 50 MW wind farm in Oman

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North Dakota commission approves wind farm

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a wind farm project that would bring up to 123 wind turbines to the southern part of the state. NextEra Energy Resources plans to build the Emmons-Logan Wind Energy Center on about 28,000 acres northeast of Linton. The wind farm will have a capacity of nearly 300 … Continue reading North Dakota commission approves wind farm

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Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

With an installed capacity of 100 MW, the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179,000 homes in the Northern Cape region (northern South Africa) and prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant incorporates … Continue reading Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

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Offshore wind farm could beat onshore wind turbines on cost

Currently, onshore wind energy is one of the cheapest sources of renewable power. However, without change to planning restrictions, Cornwall Insight has estimated offshore wind power is likely to surpass onshore wind farm to be the new source of cheap renewable energy in less than ten years. Offshore wind has seen significant innovations, such as … Continue reading Offshore wind farm could beat onshore wind turbines on cost

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