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Wind energy: Uncertainty is a killer

That uncertainty played a role in the decision of Otter Tail Power Co. to sell its subsidiary DMI, which manufactures wind turbine towers.   The Red Wing (Minn.) Republican-Eagle Wednesday joined the ranks of newspapers across the country supporting an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC).   In its editorial, the … Continue reading Wind energy: Uncertainty is a killer

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Wind Turbine Prices Continued to Decline in 2011

Wind turbine prices have dropped substantially in recent years, despite continued technological advancements that have yielded increases in hub heights and especially rotor diameters. Berkeley Lab has gathered price data for 96 U.S. wind turbine transactions totaling 26,600 MW announced from 1997 through 2011, including 12 transactions summing to 2,630 MW announced in 2011. Sources … Continue reading Wind Turbine Prices Continued to Decline in 2011

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Uncertainty Reigns in Federal Incentives for Wind Energy Beyond 2012

The U.S. wind power industry is facing uncertain times. GE and Vestas both secured roughly 29% of U.S. wind energy market share (by capacity installed) in 2011, followed by Siemens (18%), Suzlon and Mitsubishi (both at 5%), Nordex and Clipper (both at 4%), REpower (3%), and Gamesa (2%). There has been a notable increase in … Continue reading Uncertainty Reigns in Federal Incentives for Wind Energy Beyond 2012

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Himin Solar is the subcontractor for China’s first 1MWe Tower Plant

Himin Solar is the subcontractor for China’s first 1MWe Tower Plant, located in Yanqing, Beijing, developed by Institute of Electrical Engineering-CAS. Himin Solar is responsible for the development and manufacture of heliostats. This 1MWe tower project has just commissioned 2 weeks ago. Established on June 5, 1995, the Himin Solar Company Ltd. is now the … Continue reading Himin Solar is the subcontractor for China’s first 1MWe Tower Plant

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Houston to adding 50 electric vehicles to fleet for city employees

A city statement says the program is the first of its kind to utilize electric vehicles. Mayor Annise Parker says a new partnership with the car-sharing network Zipcar Inc. is the reason for the fleet additions. Houston is adding 50 electric cars to the municipal vehicle fleet for city employees across numerous departments to share. … Continue reading Houston to adding 50 electric vehicles to fleet for city employees

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Considering water use and wind energy

A recent Lincoln Journal Star editorial “Plan for next drought” (LJS, Aug. 21) appropriately stated that Nebraska “should spur adoption of better water conservation practices in the public and private spheres.” Nebraska public power entities are reviewing their electricity generation portfolios and determining what role — if any — wind and other renewable energy will … Continue reading Considering water use and wind energy

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U.S. wind energy layoffs continue this week in Colorado and Iowa

“I’m deeply distressed that our wind industry colleagues are facing furloughs and layoffs due to lack of stable tax policy,” Bode said. More jobs in American wind power were lost this week, this time in manufacturing facilities in Colorado and Iowa, in the absence of a policy signal only Congress can provide: extension of the … Continue reading U.S. wind energy layoffs continue this week in Colorado and Iowa

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‘Wind augmentation system’ could triple wind turbine power output

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, a company based in Massachusetts, reckons that it can triple the power output of wind turbines by building a ” wind augmentation system“. Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC: MMMW) today reports that the company’s new wind augmentation system is near completion. The Company plans to have a demonstration video soon … Continue reading ‘Wind augmentation system’ could triple wind turbine power output

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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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