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WWEA supports Israel and the Israeli Wind Energy Association in its work of structuring the wind market

The Middle East countries offer excellent opportunities for harvesting domestic and environmental-friendly wind power. In particular Israel, blessed with renewable energy resources, has recently made important steps for a substantial growth of wind power utilization within the country. The Israeli Wind Energy market is now well on track, as the Inter-Ministry committee has published a … Continue reading WWEA supports Israel and the Israeli Wind Energy Association in its work of structuring the wind market

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75,000 wind energy workers to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus and Father of the PTC Chuck Grassley: “Thank you!”

The wind power industry production and investment tax credits have been officially extended, and now tens of thousands of wind workers will remain employed. The U.S. wind energy industry has averaged $15.5 billion a year in private investment, and today, the equivalent of nearly 13 million American households is powered with clean, affordable, wind power. … Continue reading 75,000 wind energy workers to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus and Father of the PTC Chuck Grassley: “Thank you!”

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Uruguay set to become world leader in wind energy

Uruguay has set its sights on becoming one of the world’s leading wind power producers as part of plans to produce 90 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Electricity generated from wind is expected to make up 30 per cent of the South American nation’s total mix, with hydropower contributing 45 … Continue reading Uruguay set to become world leader in wind energy

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China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Entering Era of Large-Scale Development

“Wind power has become the third-largest electric power in China,” said Liu Qi, deputy director general of the National Energy Administration. “There is no electric power to substitute the position of wind power as No. 3, following thermal power and hydropower.” It was said in the report of the 18th CPC National Congress that “China … Continue reading China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Entering Era of Large-Scale Development

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Iberdrola announces sale of 32 wind farms in France to EDF Energies Nouvelles, MEAG and GE Energy financial services

Iberdrola has reached an agreement with a consortium of EDF Energies Nouvelles (20%), MEAG, asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO (40%), and GE Energy Financial Services (40%), a unit of GE, for the sale of 32 operating onshore wind farms in France totaling 321.4 megawatts. The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals, among other details … Continue reading Iberdrola announces sale of 32 wind farms in France to EDF Energies Nouvelles, MEAG and GE Energy financial services

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Algonquin Power & Utilities announces acquisition of 109.5 MW Shady Oaks wind energy facility

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“APUC”) (TSX: AQN) today announced that an affiliate of Algonquin Power Co. (“APCo”), APUC’s non-regulated power generation subsidiary, has acquired a 109.5 MW contracted wind powered generating station (“Shady Oaks”) from Goldwind International SO Limited (“Goldwind”) for total consideration to all stakeholders of approximately US$148.9 million. The Shady Oaks wind … Continue reading Algonquin Power & Utilities announces acquisition of 109.5 MW Shady Oaks wind energy facility

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REpower signs two wind energy contracts for wind farm in UK

Suzlon Energy on Monday said its UK-based unit REpower has signed two contracts for supplying wind turbines for a new wind farm in England. These wind farms will have output of 8.2 MW each, enough to generate power for nearly 5,000 homes. “Suzlon Group’s UK subsidiary, REpower UK signed two new contracts totalling 16.4 MW. … Continue reading REpower signs two wind energy contracts for wind farm in UK

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Obstacles remain for wind energy projects in South Dakota

A one-year extension of a federal wind energy tax credit could provide a jolt for the wind industry, but developers say other obstacles remain in South Dakota. The wind energy industry had been stalled because of uncertainty over whether the tax break would be extended. The extension was included in legislation to avert the so-called … Continue reading Obstacles remain for wind energy projects in South Dakota

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Vestas PowerForecast strengthens Italian customers’ wind energy business

The decision of FRI-EL Green Power S.p.A. to provide its wind power plants with Vestas PowerForecast shows customers’ needs to reduce risks, increase forecast of their wind parks’ production and comply with current legal requirements. Last November, the Italian Authority for Electricity and Gas approved a new regulation covering compensation fees for imbalance charges.  The … Continue reading Vestas PowerForecast strengthens Italian customers’ wind energy business

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Vestas awarded wind energy for 121 wind turbines in Iowa, USA

Vestas has received a three-year extension from Alliant Energy to provide service and maintenance for 121 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines at the Whispering Willow Wind Farm – East in Iowa. Under the agreement, Alliant Energy chose the Active Output Management (AOM) 2000 service option. This consists of scheduled maintenance and VestasOnline®, a surveillance system that … Continue reading Vestas awarded wind energy for 121 wind turbines in Iowa, USA

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French wind energy covers record 10 percent of demand

Right at the end of last year, on 29 December, wind power in France covered a record 10% of the country’s electricity demand, the French blog “habitat durable” reported. France’s wind power fleet reached a power production equivalent to 5,982 MW – the same level as six nuclear reactors. During the month of December in … Continue reading French wind energy covers record 10 percent of demand

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First call for proposals under the NER300 programme

The Commission has awarded over €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy technology (RES) projects. The projects cover a wide range of renewable energy technologies – from bioenergy (including advanced biofuels), concentrated solar power and geothermal power to wind power, ocean energy and distributed renewable management (smart grids). Results of the first call for proposals … Continue reading First call for proposals under the NER300 programme

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Electric vehicles fit mobility habits of European car drivers

Most existing driving patterns of European car drivers are compatible with the use of electric vehicles, according to a JRC-led survey carried out in six EU countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom). At EU level, 75% of new passenger cars were sold in these countries in 2011. The main purpose of … Continue reading Electric vehicles fit mobility habits of European car drivers

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Nebraska Wind Energy Projects Proceeding

Congress’ extension of a wind energy tax credit has paved the way for two large wind farm projects in Nebraska to proceed as planned. The state’s two largest public power utilities last month approved the wind projects, conditional on the renewal of the tax credit, which was included in legislation passed Tuesday to avoid the … Continue reading Nebraska Wind Energy Projects Proceeding

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IMPSA Signs a Contract Financed by Argentina and Launches the Construction of the Malaspina I Wind Farm

IMPSA’s subsidiary, Central Eólica Pampa de Malaspina S.A. (Malaspina I) and Nación Fideicomiso S.A.(NFSA) signed the Malaspina I Financial Trust Contract (FFMI) for the construction and startup of a 50 MW wind farm in the province of Chubut. The contract provides for the issuance of debt instruments for US$ 100 million. The Malaspina I Wind … Continue reading IMPSA Signs a Contract Financed by Argentina and Launches the Construction of the Malaspina I Wind Farm

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EDF Renewable Energy closes financing on Spearville 3 Wind Energy Project

EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, announced today that it completed tax equity financing with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on December 21 for the 100.8 megawatt Spearville 3 Wind Farm. EDF Renewable Energy developed and built the Spearville 3 Wind Power Project, located in Ford County, northeast of Dodge City, Kansas. It consists of 63 … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy closes financing on Spearville 3 Wind Energy Project

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German solar energy installations reach record high

Capacity grew by more than 7.6 gigawatt (GW), breaking the previous records of 7.5GW in 2011 and 7.4GW in 2010, and far above the 2.5- to 3.5GW Germanywould like to see each year. The solar energy boom has been encouraged by generous feed-in tariffs, which are guaranteed to generators for 20 years to encourage carbon-free … Continue reading German solar energy installations reach record high

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Earth, Wind and Power with Enel Green Power

For Enel Green Power, 2012 has been a year of great growth, especially in wind power and geothermal energy, that will pave the way for future development and offer opportunities in emerging countries. 2012 was a very important year for Enel Green Power, in which it strengthened its presence in the most promising developing markets … Continue reading Earth, Wind and Power with Enel Green Power

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Superconductors for efficient wind energy plants

An efficient, robust, and compact wind power plant with a 10 MW superconducting generator is being developed by partners from industry and science within the recently established EU project SUPRAPOWER. Superconduction enables considerable savings of energy and raw materials. Within SUPRAPOWER, researchers at KIT’s Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP) develop a rotating cryostat cooling the … Continue reading Superconductors for efficient wind energy plants

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