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Andes Wind Parks files environmental declaration for 65 MW wind farm

Besides the plant with its 45 wind turbines, the wind farm also includes a transmission line to connect the future plant to Chile’s northern power grid SING. Chilean wind energy developer Andes Wind Parks filed yesterday an environmental declaration for the construction and operation of a 65-MW wind power plant in Calama, northern Chile. Andes … Continue reading Andes Wind Parks files environmental declaration for 65 MW wind farm

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Texas wind power: E.On wind farm now operating in Willacy County

The wind power project, located approximately 5 miles east of Raymondville and the first wind energy project in Willacy County, is powered by 112 Vestas 1.8 megawatt wind turbines providing more than 200 megawatts (MW) of power—enough to provide clean power to more than 60,000 households in Texas. E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America … Continue reading Texas wind power: E.On wind farm now operating in Willacy County

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Gestamp inaugurates wind farm in Puerto Rico

Gestamp has constructed wind farms with total generating capacity of 460 MW in a number of countries, including Spain, Brazil and the United States, among others. Spain’s Gestamp Wind has inaugurated the $82 million Punta Lima wind farm in Naguabo, a city on Puerto Rico’s east coast, company executives said. The wind farm will start providing … Continue reading Gestamp inaugurates wind farm in Puerto Rico

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Gamesa to supply 75 MW to ReNew Wind Power in India

India contributes 14% of Gamesa’s total sales in the first half of 2012. The contract -the first signed with this independent power producer- includes the commission of 50 MW of G97-2.0 MW and 24.65 MW of G58-850 kW machines. Largest order for the G97-2.0 MW platform in Maharashtra. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind … Continue reading Gamesa to supply 75 MW to ReNew Wind Power in India

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What critics of wind power’s incentive miss, by Denise Bode, AWEA CEO

The following article by AWEA CEO Denise Bode appeared yesterday on the Huffington Post website. As the prospect of Congress extending wind energy’s primary incentive, the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), has grown in recent weeks, so have both support and criticism. On the positive side, the Des Moines Register, Denver Post, and Chicago Sun-Times … Continue reading What critics of wind power’s incentive miss, by Denise Bode, AWEA CEO

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Common Standard between Plug-in Cars, Charging Stations and Utilities

Toyota is partnering with Duke Energy and Energy Systems Network (ESN), the non-profit industry initiative that leads Project Plug-IN, for this effort. As plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) continue to gain consumer acceptance and market share, automotive companies, utilities and charging equipment providers are collaborating on common standards to seamlessly align vehicles, charging stations and … Continue reading Common Standard between Plug-in Cars, Charging Stations and Utilities

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3TIER Selected by NREL to Update National Wind Integration Dataset

3TIER®, a global leader in renewable energy risk analysis, announced that it was selected through a competitive solicitation process by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to update the U.S. wind integration dataset. Dataset will help inform energy policy, infrastructure, and market planning to accelerate integration of wind energy in the … Continue reading 3TIER Selected by NREL to Update National Wind Integration Dataset

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Largest wind turbine blades and offshore wind farm vessel ready

  Two new technological developments in the global wind power industry have been garnering media interest recently as the emissions-free generating sector continues to increase its world-wide installed capacity year after year after year. Siemens announced earlier in August that it had built, at 75 metres, the world’s largest rotor blade for wind turbines. By … Continue reading Largest wind turbine blades and offshore wind farm vessel ready

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Mahindra Group Unveils Vision to Co-Create and Shape the Future of Mobility

In May 2010, Mahindra had acquired a majority stake in Reva Electric Car Company, subsequent to which the company was renamed Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles. Inaugurates Mahindra Reva’s green Electric Vehicle manufacturing plant – India’s first IGBC Platinum rated automobile facility http://www.mahindra.com/News/Press-Releases/1345633055 Synopsis: Anand Mahindra unveils Mahindra Group’s vision of the Future of Mobility, expressed … Continue reading Mahindra Group Unveils Vision to Co-Create and Shape the Future of Mobility

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Wind energy: Bloomberg endorses extension of PTC

Onshore wind power has improved to the point where it is now the most competitive of all renewable energy sources except hydropower. In an editorial posted yesterday, the Bloomberg news service endorsed extending the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) beyond its currently scheduled expiration date of Dec. 31. Excerpts from the editorial: “Onshore … Continue reading Wind energy: Bloomberg endorses extension of PTC

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Vestas intensifies cost saving plan and announces further workforce reductions

Global Senior Vice President of People & Culture Roald Steen Jakobsen says the further reduction in the workforce demonstrates Vestas is in full control of the cost reduction plan. “Vestas is currently three months ahead of  schedule  in regards to employee reductions in the organisation and being able to intensify this plan in order to … Continue reading Vestas intensifies cost saving plan and announces further workforce reductions

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Iowa newspaper: ‘Don’t target wind power’

The PTC provides an income tax credit of 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour for the first 10 years of electricity production from utility-scale wind turbines. It is set to expire on Dec. 31 unless Congress extends it first. A recent study by Navigant Consulting found that extending the Production Tax Credit will allow the industry to … Continue reading Iowa newspaper: ‘Don’t target wind power’

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Minnesota Wind Farm To Feature Gamesa’s New Low-Wind Turbines

Exergy Development Group’s 36 MW Big Blue Wind Farm, which will be built in south central Minnesota, will feature Gamesa’s newest wind turbine model. Gamesa will start the delivery of its first G97-2.0 MW in the United States in the Big Blue wind farm that Exergy Development Group promotes in the town of Blue Earth, … Continue reading Minnesota Wind Farm To Feature Gamesa’s New Low-Wind Turbines

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Wind energy in Chile: Acciona wind farm project with 22 wind turbines

EVWIND The regional bisecretario stressed that this example can put the Coquimbo Region as “the capital of renewable energy, particularly wind power. Today we have 97% of this energy, we have five wind farms and 192 MW of installed capacity. This region offers all conditions for wind farm factors above 28%. ” The Seremi highlighted … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile: Acciona wind farm project with 22 wind turbines

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Renewable energy could provide more than 125,265 jobs by 2020 in Spain

Transitioning to a green economy has a huge potential to create new jobs in Spain at a time when the crisis-hit country is reeling from a 50 per cent youth unemployment rate, according to a newly released report. However, the report titled Green Jobs for Sustainable Development – The case of Spain, says the severity … Continue reading Renewable energy could provide more than 125,265 jobs by 2020 in Spain

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Gamesa G8X-2.0 MW and G9X-2.0 MW wind turbines received certificates in China

EVWIND Gamesa Wind Turbines including G80, G87, G90, G97 and G87 CS –each of them with 2.0 MW of capacity- have received certificates respectively from China Electricity Power Research Institute (CEPRI). The application of testing jobs were back to April 2011, under the combined efforts of 20 people from engineering team and their counterparts in … Continue reading Gamesa G8X-2.0 MW and G9X-2.0 MW wind turbines received certificates in China

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Wind energy in Bolivia: Chinese wind turbines for a wind farm

The wind farm of 33 wind turbines will have a Chinese credit of $ 200 million. Anemometers measure the wind resource in several wind towers. While advancing the design, the implementation of wind power project in the department entered the home stretch waiting for results of studies measuring the direction and speed of wind in … Continue reading Wind energy in Bolivia: Chinese wind turbines for a wind farm

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Spain has 72% of global concentrating solar thermal power

EVWIND Triples the U.S. and seven other countries with concentrated solar thermal power plants. The CSP is one of the few sectors where Spain is the undisputed world leader, as the whole of concentrated solar thermal power plants accounted for 72.85% of total installed capacity in the world. Also, solar thermal technology developed by our … Continue reading Spain has 72% of global concentrating solar thermal power

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Venezuela moves ahead with wind farm construction of La Guajira

EVWIND Venezuela, with large oil resources, has not developed just renewable energy. For the generation of electricity depends on hydropower plants of the Caroni River, a tributary of the Orinoco, which causes serious problems in drought years. The wind energy completes wind hydro production. There are already two wind farms under construction, with Gamesa wind … Continue reading Venezuela moves ahead with wind farm construction of La Guajira

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