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Wind power production keeps prices low in European electricity markets

Wind energy production increased in most of Europe, lowering electricity prices, except in the Iberian peninsula, where the decrease in wind energy contributed to a rise in prices. Meanwhile, demand for electricity continues to rebound in European markets as the de-escalation of confinement measures continues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time helped by lower … Continue reading Wind power production keeps prices low in European electricity markets

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Aracati will have two more new wind farms

The wind energy plants will have 25 wind turbines, with a power of 86.6 megawatts. The State Superintendence of the Environment (Semace) will authorize the installation and operation of two new wind power plants in Aracati. The technical opinions favorable to the enterprise were approved on Thursday (14) during a virtual meeting of the State … Continue reading Aracati will have two more new wind farms

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CTC works to reduce the cost of floating wind turbines by 15%

The MooringSense consortium, a European project led by the CTC Technology Center, has reached the first two milestones that allow it to lay the foundations for defining a new management model for floating wind turbines, by means of which it aspires to reduce its maintenance and of operation for the generation of offshore wind energy … Continue reading CTC works to reduce the cost of floating wind turbines by 15%

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China invents anti-cloud tools at target-beating Concentrated Solar Power tower

Following strong early performance, Supcon Solar is implementing cloud impact measures at the 50 MW Delingha Concentrated Solar Power tower to further increase output. In March, China’s Supcon Solar said it had exceeded six-month output targets at its 50 MW Delingha Concentrating Solar Power tower plant in Qinghai Province and recorded average output «fulfilment rates» … Continue reading China invents anti-cloud tools at target-beating Concentrated Solar Power tower

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Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

As part of GWEC Market Intelligence’s services, the database on global wind auctions is an important tool for the industry to stay up-to-date on all the latest developments and business opportunities around the world. While the industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and auctions have been delayed or postponed in a few countries, … Continue reading Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

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Chile could build Concentrated Solar Power at $76/MWh

Concentrating Solar Power plants could be built at a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of $76/MWh near the city of Copiapo in northern Chile, according to a report by researchers at Santiago’s Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria and the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation. The researchers estimated solar thermal production, capital costs, operational costs and financial … Continue reading Chile could build Concentrated Solar Power at $76/MWh

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Ørsted submits bid for Holland Coast North Offshore Wind Farm

Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, says: “The Netherlands has ambitious climate targets for both the energy and industrial sectors and is an important market to us. We deliver a strong bid with a high degree of risk mitigation. We commend the Dutch government for holding on to its tender timelines … Continue reading Ørsted submits bid for Holland Coast North Offshore Wind Farm

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Vestas wins 46 MW order with customised solution for high wind energy site in the Netherlands

E-Connection, a Dutch wind power project developer with more than 30 years of experience in developing, realising and managing complex wind energy projects, has placed an order for 11 turbines totaling 46 MW for the first phase of the wind project Oosterscheldekering Wind Optimization that consists of the four wind parks Binnenhaven, Roggeplaat-West, Noordland Buiten … Continue reading Vestas wins 46 MW order with customised solution for high wind energy site in the Netherlands

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Equinor : Base selected for world’s largest offshore wind farm

Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, have today announced plans to build a new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the Port of Tyne. Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be able to generate around 5% of the UK’s electricity needs Multi-million GBP Operations and Maintenance … Continue reading Equinor : Base selected for world’s largest offshore wind farm

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India must intensify policy reforms to revive wind energy growth beyond 50 GW by 2022

A new report, India Wind Outlook Towards 2022: Looking beyond headwinds, published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and MEC+(MEC Intelligence), finds that India’s total wind power capacity could reach 50 GW GW by 2022 as existing pipeline and new auctions face multiple challenges.India is the world’s fourth-largest onshore wind farm market by installations, … Continue reading India must intensify policy reforms to revive wind energy growth beyond 50 GW by 2022

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Iberdrola buys two onshore wind energy projects in Scotland

The company continues to agitate the energy sector, with a third operation in Europe that succeeds in taking over 100% of the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm and acquiring the French company Aalto Power. Located in Brittany, some 16 kilometers from the coast, the Saint-Brieuc park will have 62 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, with 8 … Continue reading Iberdrola buys two onshore wind energy projects in Scotland

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Germany to expand offshore wind energy to 20 GW by 2030

Germany’s federal government and coastal states increased the capacity target of offshore wind power in the North Sea and Baltic Sea from 15 to 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) announced on Tuesday. “The determined, efficient, grid-synchronous and increasingly market-oriented expansion of renewable energies is a decisive element in … Continue reading Germany to expand offshore wind energy to 20 GW by 2030

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Vestas breaks annual wind turbine installation record

Vestas became the first wind turbine manufacturer to install more than 10 GW of wind capacity in a single year (2019), according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. The Danish OEM’s grid-connected capacity of 11.3 GW in 2019 is an increase of 1.5 GW on 2018, with installations completed in over 35 markets. The company’s … Continue reading Vestas breaks annual wind turbine installation record

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World map of wind power and solar energy

The study carried out to prepare this map has been published in the journal Nature Scientific Scientific. The map shows the density of this type of infrastructure in different regions and the approximate energy production. This is the world’s first open-access dataset for wind and solar power generation facilities. The estimated share of renewable energy … Continue reading World map of wind power and solar energy

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Vestas sets a record for wind turbines and dominates onshore wind energy

Vestas became the first manufacturer of wind turbines by installing more than 10 GW of wind power capacity in a single year (2019), according to a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie. The Danish OEM network-connected capacity of 11.3 GW in 2019 is an increase of 1.5 GW in 2018, with installations completed in more than … Continue reading Vestas sets a record for wind turbines and dominates onshore wind energy

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Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power plant build continues progress amidst COVID-19

While COVID-19 has impacted millions of organisations around the world, ‘the world’s largest solar thermal CSP’ build has maintained progress amidst challenging times. The 700 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant Known as project Noor Energy 1 is, “the largest single-site concentrated solar power plant in the world, using a state-of-the-art combination of a central … Continue reading Dubai’s Concentrated Solar Power plant build continues progress amidst COVID-19

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Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid wind energy plant in the Philippines

Commercial hybrid project manages an existing 16MW wind power facility with battery storage integrated through Siemens Gamesa’s Hybrid Plant Controller (HPC). Siemens Gamesa is fast advancing on an innovative hybrid energy project in Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines that will provide a stable electricity supply in a location with a … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid wind energy plant in the Philippines

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Nordex records first quarter 2020 in line with expectations

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) confirms the preliminary figures for the first quarter of 2020 released on 5 May 2020. Sales in the first quarter of 2020 increased to EUR 964.6 million (Q1/2019: EUR 398.9 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose to EUR 13.1 million (Q1/2019: EUR 3.3 million), showing an … Continue reading Nordex records first quarter 2020 in line with expectations

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Vestas appoints Anders Nielsen as CTO and Tommy Rahbek Nielsen as COO to drive innovation and operational efficiency in the next phase of the energy transition

Driven by the position of renewables as the cheapest source of electricity in two-thirds of the world, the energy transition is, despite short-term uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, in a new phase where higher penetration of renewables, accelerated electrification and new markets are creating novel and increasing demands for Vestas’ technology, manufacturing and solutions. To … Continue reading Vestas appoints Anders Nielsen as CTO and Tommy Rahbek Nielsen as COO to drive innovation and operational efficiency in the next phase of the energy transition

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GE, Siemens Gamesa and WEG lead installation of wind turbines in Brazil in 2019

North American GE Renewable Energy led the installation of new wind turbines in Brazil in 2019, followed by Siemens-Gamesa and local manufacturer WEG (WEGE3), according to a report by consultancy Wood Mackenzie released on Monday. While GE Renewable Energy maintained its position as the leader in Brazil wind energy, seeing the market share reach 55.8%, … Continue reading GE, Siemens Gamesa and WEG lead installation of wind turbines in Brazil in 2019

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