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Iberdrola’s Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm named Climate Change Project of the Year

This offshore wind farm, developed by Avangrid, is under construction off the coast of Massachusetts, and already deluvers clean energy to 30,000 homes and businesses in the region. This is thanks to the five turbines that came into operation in the first quarter of the year. Vineyard Wind 1 is the first large-scale offshore wind project in … Continue reading Iberdrola’s Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm named Climate Change Project of the Year

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40 years since the first Ecotècnia wind turbine

The history of wind energy is fascinating, and I’ve always believed that it’s particularly poorly documented, especially in the case of Spanish wind energy. It’s a real shame that in a pioneering country and in a sector with only 40-50 years of history (at least what we call modern wind energy), many of the significant … Continue reading 40 years since the first Ecotècnia wind turbine

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Record Year for Wind Power in 2023

The year 2023 ended with a new record for new wind turbine installations: In total, the world added 116’065 Megawatt of new capacity within one year, more than ever before. According to preliminary statistics published today by the World Wind Energy Association, global wind power capacity has now passed one million Megawatt and has reached … Continue reading Record Year for Wind Power in 2023

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The United States is experiencing a photovoltaic energy explosion unlike any other in history

When reading about climate change, good news is hard to come by—hard but not impossible. Take, for example, this new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, which states that renewables hit a milestone not seen since World War II this year. The U.S. added 32.4 gigawatts of solar capacity, which shatters the 2021 record … Continue reading The United States is experiencing a photovoltaic energy explosion unlike any other in history

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Ireland’s largest offshore wind power project off Wicklow coast will have ’60 to 75′ wind turbines

THE FINAL DESIGN of Ireland’s largest offshore wind project, which will be located off the Co Wicklow coast, is set to be revealed later today. Codling Wind Park will have between 60 and 75 turbines, down from previous estimates of 100, and it is anticipated that the development will generate 1,300 megawatts (MW) of clean … Continue reading Ireland’s largest offshore wind power project off Wicklow coast will have ’60 to 75′ wind turbines

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Enel Green Power begins commercial operation of the Aroeira wind power plant, in Bahia, Brazil

Inaugurated this Friday (4/5), the wind energy complex with 81 wind turbines will be capable of generating 1,800 GWh annually.Enel Green Power Brasil, renewable generation arm of the Enel Group in the country, announced this Friday (4/5) the commercial operation of the Aroeira Wind Complex (348 MW), in Bahia. The complex covers the municipalities of … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins commercial operation of the Aroeira wind power plant, in Bahia, Brazil

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Photovoltaics advances in Angola

The Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, and the governor of Lunda Sul, Daniel Félix Neto, led the inauguration ceremony of the Saurimo Photovoltaic Park, in Lunda Sul. The event was attended by esteemed government officials, including the Secretary of State for Energy, Arlindo Carlos, and ambassadors from the United States of America, … Continue reading Photovoltaics advances in Angola

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Bekaert joins TAILWIND Project to develop floating offshore wind mooring solutions

Floating offshore wind (FOW) can harness stronger and more consistent wind speeds compared to onshore and fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines. The TAILWIND Project will embrace sustainable-by-design principles to deliver advanced station-keeping technologies. The TAILWIND project, launched in January 2024, will deliver advanced station-keeping technologies, designed to maintain the position of floating offshore wind energy farms … Continue reading Bekaert joins TAILWIND Project to develop floating offshore wind mooring solutions

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RWE awarded Electricity Business Licence for the development of Seohae offshore wind farm

RWE has been awarded a 495-megawatt (MW) Electricity Business Licence (EBL) by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy of Korea to develop the Seohae offshore wind project, located approximately 45 kilometres off the coast of Taean County in South Korea’s Chungcheongnam Province. This licence grants RWE its first exclusive development rights for offshore wind … Continue reading RWE awarded Electricity Business Licence for the development of Seohae offshore wind farm

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South Africa’s photovoltaic (PV) market expected to reach 10.27 GW by 2029

The future of South Africa’s energy landscape is becoming greener, with a new report from Mordor Intelligence predicting a rise in the solar photovoltaic (PV) market. The report, titled “South Africa Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Size and Share Analysis: Growth Trends and Forecasts (2024 – 2029),” forecasts a market size jump of 6.05 gigawatts (GW) … Continue reading South Africa’s photovoltaic (PV) market expected to reach 10.27 GW by 2029

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Azerbaijan to commission floating photovoltaic plant at Boyukshor Lake up to COP29

On the eve of the Baku COP29 summit, a 100 kW floating solar power plant (photovoltaic system) will be put into operation on the Boyukshor Lake, Trend reports via the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy, following a meeting with the delegation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “As part of ADB’s “technical assistance and knowledge exchange … Continue reading Azerbaijan to commission floating photovoltaic plant at Boyukshor Lake up to COP29

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Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in 2023

As every year, BloombergNEF has released its report “2023 Global Wind Turbine Market Shares” detailing the installation figures of wind turbines worldwide by manufacturer and their corresponding market shares. Please note, the figures refer to installations (indeed, they refer to commissioned turbines, i.e., those put into operation) and not orders. Just to clarify. Here are … Continue reading Top 10 wind turbine manufacturers in 2023

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UKA places its next large order of 253 MW of wind power from the Nordex Group

UKA orders another 39 wind turbines. 253 MW of clean, economical and independent energy for six federal states. In three months, UKA has already ordered 450 MW from Nordex for German wind projects. At the end of March, wind and solar park developer UKA (Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen GmbH & Co. KG) placed an order for 39 … Continue reading UKA places its next large order of 253 MW of wind power from the Nordex Group

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Iberdrola receives first clearance from Biden Administration for New England Wind projects

Iberdrola, through its US subsidiary Avangrid, has received ROD clearance from the Biden Administration for its New England offshore wind farm. The Federal Record of Decision (ROD) together with the Construction and Operations Plan Approval (COP), expected in 2024, represent an important milestone in the permitting for the construction of the future farm.  On February … Continue reading Iberdrola receives first clearance from Biden Administration for New England Wind projects

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Solar photovoltaic and wind energy in the last week of March

The Spanish electricity market registers negative prices for the first time and, together with Portugal, continues to have the lowest prices in Europe. In the last week of March, the Iberian MIBEL market registered the lowest prices in Europe for the eighth consecutive week and the Spanish market registered negative prices for the first time … Continue reading Solar photovoltaic and wind energy in the last week of March

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ACP Statement on New England 1 and 2 Offshore Wind Record of Decision

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from Anne Reynolds, ACP Vice President for Offshore Wind, after the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the Record of Decision for Avangrid’s New England 1 (791 megawatts) and New England 2 (1,080 megawatts) offshore wind projects: “The Record of … Continue reading ACP Statement on New England 1 and 2 Offshore Wind Record of Decision

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OX2 and Ingka Investments offshore wind farm Aurora receives Natura 2000 permit

The County Administrative Board of Gotland has granted a Natura 2000 permit for the offshore wind farm Aurora that OX2 and Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, are developing outside the islands of Gotland and Öland in Sweden. If the government gives final approval, construction could start by 2028 … Continue reading OX2 and Ingka Investments offshore wind farm Aurora receives Natura 2000 permit

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More than 3,000 new industrial projects choose Andalusia for being one of the national photovoltaic powers

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union, a solar energy sector association in Spain, today organized its General Assembly of Members in Andalusia in which the election of the new territorial delegate of UNEF took place. The event, which was attended by more than 50 people and the institutional presence of the Junta de Andalucía, was held under … Continue reading More than 3,000 new industrial projects choose Andalusia for being one of the national photovoltaic powers

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Global wind power production is “very predictable”, finds Eoltech study

Eoltech, a leading wind and solar resource assessment consultancy, released today the findings of a new study that aimed at assessing the variations of the global wind resource over the last 15 years. The data show that worldwide wind power production is very predictable, with annual variations remaining within a ± 3 % range. These … Continue reading Global wind power production is “very predictable”, finds Eoltech study

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China could drive Africa’s renewable energy revolution

African countries depend on fossil fuels. Only 2% of Chinese loans are allocated to renewable energies such as photovoltaics and wind.China has a unique opportunity to drive an energy revolution in Africa, but first it must reverse nearly two decades of neglect of green energy investments there, research from Boston University showed on Tuesday.Beijing has … Continue reading China could drive Africa’s renewable energy revolution

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