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President Humala inaugurates T-Solar Group photovoltaic solar-power plants in Peru

The president of the government of the Republic of Peru, Ollanta Humala, formally opened the T-Solar Group photovoltaic solar-power plants in the Majes and La Joya districts, located in the Arequipa region of southern Peru. The power plants at La Joya and Majes (Arequipa) are T-Solar’s first business project in Latin America, with a capex … Continue reading President Humala inaugurates T-Solar Group photovoltaic solar-power plants in Peru

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EDF Renewable Energy Commissions Kansas Wind Farm

The wind farm is located in Ford County, Kan., 17 miles northeast of Dodge City. EDF Renewable Energy developed and built the project, which comprises 63 GE XLE wind turbines, and EDF Renewable Services (formerly enXco Service Corp.) will provide the operations and maintenance services. EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, and KCP&L celebrate the commissioning … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Commissions Kansas Wind Farm

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Vestas Reaches 3 GW Of Wind Energy Capacity In Italy

Vestas says it has reached 3 GW of installed wind energy capacity in Italy, which represents 40% of the country’s total installed base. Since 1998, Vestas has widely contributed to Italy’s renewable energy generating mix through the production, sales and installation of cutting-edge wind technology, which has constantly evolved to ensure the lower cost of … Continue reading Vestas Reaches 3 GW Of Wind Energy Capacity In Italy

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Study compared environmental impacts of batteries production

A recent study has assessed some of the environmental impacts of the production of batteries used with low carbon systems, such as photovoltaic cells and wind energy. The results indicate that lithium-based batteries have the most significant impact, in terms of metal depletion and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but more complete data are needed on … Continue reading Study compared environmental impacts of batteries production

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What’s hot in wind energy technology right now?

In just over three months’ time thousands of wind energy professionals will gather in Vienna alongside EU and national level decision makers, financeers, technology specialists and others at the European Wind Energy Association’s Annual Event, EWEA 2013. But what will everybody be talking about at the event? Yesterday, I spoke to some of the conference’s … Continue reading What’s hot in wind energy technology right now?

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Wind Energy benefits the Economy according to a study by Ernst and Young

As requested by Acciona and EDP Renováveis, Ernst & Young conducted a study that presents an integrated analysis of the value creation potential of wind energy. The study compares two energy technologies, Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) and wind, to analyze the impacts of microeconomic factors such as direct costs as well as macroeconomic factors … Continue reading Wind Energy benefits the Economy according to a study by Ernst and Young

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Windreich sells 210MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm

German wind energy developer, Windreich, has signed a contract to sell its 210MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. Windreich will retain responsibility for the erection, commissioning and future operation of the wind farm. Windreich AG enters into a purchase agreement for the wind farm ‘Deutsche Bucht’with an Anglo-Saxon financial investor and at the same time … Continue reading Windreich sells 210MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm

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Canadian Wind Energy Association announces election of new members to Board of Directors

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce the election of the following industry professionals to its Board of Directors for 2012-2013 at the organization’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto Oct. 16: Adarsh Mehta, Director of Development, Acciona Wind Energy Canada – Ms. Mehta has been involved in the wind industry for the … Continue reading Canadian Wind Energy Association announces election of new members to Board of Directors

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ISOFOTON calls to create a technology framework to maintain European leadership in PV sector

ISOFOTON, world leader in solar technology, has actively participated in the APVIA PV 2012 International Exhibition, an important event that attracts corporate executives in the solar sector in Asia, which is being held this week in Singapore. Angel Luis Serrano, President of ISOFOTON, participated today in a specific panel where he called for the creation … Continue reading ISOFOTON calls to create a technology framework to maintain European leadership in PV sector

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Concentrated Solar Power Could Supply 11.3% of Global Electricity by 2050

CSP’s dispatchability, increased efficiency and track record in innovation has led to projections that by 2050, with appropriate support, CSP could provide 11.3% of global electricity. Global concentrated solar power (CSP) markets are growing faster than ever. CSP’s dispatchability, increased efficiency and track record in innovation has led to projections that by 2050, with appropriate … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power Could Supply 11.3% of Global Electricity by 2050

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Arotech Awarded Contract To Develop Lithium Battery For Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Arotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ARTX) announced today that its Battery and Power Systems Division has received an order to develop prototypes for a lithium battery for hybrid electric vehicles. The order to develop three prototype batteries was placed by an unnamed German automotive supply company. The first prototypes are due to be delivered in the first … Continue reading Arotech Awarded Contract To Develop Lithium Battery For Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Each alternative energy source—whether solar power, geothermal energy, or wind energy—has a major role to play, but it is wind power that is on its way to becoming the foundation of the new energy economy. The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, … Continue reading From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

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Lincoln Journal Star says: Extend wind energy PTC

In an editorial published today, the Lincoln (Nebr.) Journal Star becomes the latest newspaper of dozens across the country endorsing an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). Comments the Journal Star, “Just when it seemed that wind turbines would start sprouting on the Nebraska prairie in numbers equivalent to those in … Continue reading Lincoln Journal Star says: Extend wind energy PTC

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Gamesa unveils cost-cutting plan and new wind turbines

Gamesa presents its Business Plan 2013-2015 today, with the goal of addressing the immediate situation while laying the foundation to emerge stronger, in a position of leadership in the wind industry, through the following strategies and actions (More documentation): recovering and maintaining profitability, reducing fixed and variable costs (structure size and an industrial and procurement … Continue reading Gamesa unveils cost-cutting plan and new wind turbines

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Marubeni acquires interest in a wind energy facility in the US owned by EDF Renewable Energy

Upon completion of this transaction, Marubeni’s total generation capacity, worldwide, will be 30,091MW (gross) and 8,938MW (net). Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a transaction to acquire an economic interest in a wind power generation project owned by EDF Renewable Energy,  a renewable energy company in the North American market … Continue reading Marubeni acquires interest in a wind energy facility in the US owned by EDF Renewable Energy

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China issues white paper on energy policy

“China’s Energy Policy 2012” was released by the Information Office of the State Council, or China’s Cabinet. The country will actively develop hydropower, solar power and wind energygeneration. The newest edition of a government white paper on China’s energy policy was issued Wednesday, detailing policies regarding energy development, conservation and the promotion of renewable power … Continue reading China issues white paper on energy policy

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US grants offshore wind energy lease for Delaware project

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) granted a lease for an offshore wind farm off the coast of Delaware to a unit of U.S. power company NRG Energy. The government issued the first offshore wind lease in 2010 to privately held Cape Wind for its 420-megawatt (MW) wind farm off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. As … Continue reading US grants offshore wind energy lease for Delaware project

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EU greenhouse gases in 2011: emissions fall 2.5%

Emissions of greenhouse gases in the European Union (EU) fell on average by 2.5 % from 2010 to 2011, although several countries increased emissions. Almost all European countries are individually on track towards their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol compared to last year, according to two reports published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). … Continue reading EU greenhouse gases in 2011: emissions fall 2.5%

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