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Wind energy in Bangladesh: Govt plans 60-MW wind farm in Cox’s Bazaar

The government has a plan to install 30 wind turbines with 60-MW capacity in Cox’s Bazar within the next six months. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Lt. Col. (retd) Faruk Khan said this while speaking at a roundtable discussion marking the World Tourism Day (WTD) at Jatiya Press Club on September 27. He called upon … Continue reading Wind energy in Bangladesh: Govt plans 60-MW wind farm in Cox’s Bazaar

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JinkoSolar, CJIC to Develop Kenya’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The project is planned to occupy 81 hectare and is expected to be one of the largest grid connected solar power plants in Africa. Located in northwest city of Garissa, Kenya, the plant is expected to produce approximately 76,473 megawatts hours per year, reducing yearly carbone missions by 64,190 tons and saving coal consumption by … Continue reading JinkoSolar, CJIC to Develop Kenya’s Largest Solar Power Plant

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Georgia Power creates initiative to acquire 210 MW of solar power

To meet the 210 MW target, Georgia Power would purchase 60 MW annually for three years with projects ranging in size from one to 20 megawatts, which applies to very large commercial or utility-scale projects. The other 10 MW would be met through a distributed-scale program for residential and commercial projects. Georgia Power Company today … Continue reading Georgia Power creates initiative to acquire 210 MW of solar power

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Iberdrola, Vattenfall Launch Development Of Offshore Wind Farm Complex

Iberdrola and Vattenfall say they have launched the preliminary development phase of an offshore wind power complex in East Anglia, U.K., that has the potential to deliver up to 7.2 GW of wind energy capacity. It has awarded the Scottish company Woods construction of two weather monitoring stations for its offshore wind power complex in … Continue reading Iberdrola, Vattenfall Launch Development Of Offshore Wind Farm Complex

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IMS predicts CPV market to grow to 1.2 GW by 2016

The concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market is forecast to double in 2012 and reach almost 90 MW or $325 million, according to a new report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)). Furthermore, IMS Research predicts installations of this emerging technology will grow rapidly over the next five years to reach almost 1.2 … Continue reading IMS predicts CPV market to grow to 1.2 GW by 2016

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Hyundai to Launch Fuel-Cell Electric Cars

The South Korean automaker is betting that fuel-cell electric vehicles will be a more realistic future auto technology than pure battery electric cars. FCEVs, in Hyundai’s estimation, present a more likely future scenario than battery electric cars like Nissan’s (TYO: 7201) Leaf. Cars of this latter variety have faced problems due to high battery expense, … Continue reading Hyundai to Launch Fuel-Cell Electric Cars

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Grover Norquist: Wind power supporter (?)

Anti-tax advocate and conservative strategist Grover Norquist has a way of capturing your attention, and he definitely got ours Tuesday, co-authoring a Politico op-ed titled “WH [White House] talks wind energy but won’t support it.” Huh? In a commentary column at Salon (“GOP anti-tax guru Grover Norquist is losing it”), Andrew Leonard breaks down Mr. … Continue reading Grover Norquist: Wind power supporter (?)

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Wind energy: Two more newspapers join host supporting PTC extension

Two more newspapers, the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and the Connecticut Post, have added their voices to the throng supporting extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The Journal-World’s editorial, published Tuesday, is of special interest because it highlights the division among Kansas’s public officials, noting that Congressmen Tim Huelskamp (R) and Mike … Continue reading Wind energy: Two more newspapers join host supporting PTC extension

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EU reaches 100 GW wind energy milestone

The European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants. It … Continue reading EU reaches 100 GW wind energy milestone

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Norway’s Crown Prince opens Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm

The Crown Prince will open the wind farm at an official ceremony at historic Holkham Hall in North Norfolk with support from UK secretary of state for energy and climate change Edward Davey, Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Ola Borten Moe, Norwegian trade and industry minister Trond Giske, and the owners’ presidents and CEO’s Helge Lund … Continue reading Norway’s Crown Prince opens Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm

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Wind turbines: Nordex scores a success at HusumWInd 2012

“The positive reaction by our customers at HusumWindenergy has confirmed that we have the right product for the market. In 2014 we will be exhibiting at WindEnergy in Hamburg. Here the infrastructure of the metropolis offers sufficient hotel capacity, an international airport link and a modern fair centre – everything our customers have asked for … Continue reading Wind turbines: Nordex scores a success at HusumWInd 2012

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Wind energy: Oklahoma’s Republican governor remains committed to PTC extension

According to the Tulsa (Okla.) World newspaper, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) told a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board Monday that she is continuing to support an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). Said the article, “[Gov. Fallin] remains committed to an extension of the federal production tax credit … Continue reading Wind energy: Oklahoma’s Republican governor remains committed to PTC extension

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Google’s new wind energy deal shows real corporate leadership

Today though, we can feel good about at least one company’s actions: Google announced that it is purchasing 48 megawatts of clean, renewable wind power for its data centre in Oklahoma, USA. That’s enough clean energy to power a small city! When’s the last time you felt really good about something a corporation has done … Continue reading Google’s new wind energy deal shows real corporate leadership

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More wind energy does not require more gas-fired back-up

Earlier this month wind power in the UK produced a record amount of electricity – some 80 GW hours, or the equivalent to over 10% of the UK’s total electricity generation. While that record is something to be celebrated, it prompted several articles in the UK media claiming that backing-up wind by ramping fossil fuel … Continue reading More wind energy does not require more gas-fired back-up

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Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling Convenient Long Distance Driving

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) unveiled its highly anticipated Supercharger network. Constructed in secret, Tesla revealed the locations of the first six Supercharger stations, which will allow the Model S to travel long distances with ultra fast charging throughout California, parts of Nevada and Arizona. The technology at the heart of the Supercharger was developed internally … Continue reading Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling Convenient Long Distance Driving

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Offshore wind energy: Iberdrola, Vattenfall hand $30m East Anglia deal to Wood Group

It has awarded the Scottish company Woods construction of two weather monitoring stations for its offshore wind power complex in East Anglia, for 23 million euros. This offshore project will be built in British waters and will become one of the world’s largest wind power developments, with up to 7,200 MW. Iberdrola has started, together … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Iberdrola, Vattenfall hand $30m East Anglia deal to Wood Group

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Vestas signs contracts for 192 MW with FRI-EL Green Power in Italy

The four wind power plants produce approximately 350,000 MWh per year, which is enough to meet the residential electricity consumption of more than 307,000 people in Italy and save the environment from about 135,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Vestas has signed with FRI-EL Green Power S.p.A. 15-year service contracts for four … Continue reading Vestas signs contracts for 192 MW with FRI-EL Green Power in Italy

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KfW IPEX-Bank finances Tongyuan Wind Farm in Taiwan

With a total capacity of 52.9 megawatts, the wind farm will be composed of 23 wind turbines. As KfW reported, they will be supplied, erected and put into operation by Enercon of Aurich, a leading German wind energy converter manufacturer. ENERCON will also perform the long-term servicing and maintenance of the WECs. The new wind … Continue reading KfW IPEX-Bank finances Tongyuan Wind Farm in Taiwan

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Quality of research on wind energy published in the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society

In the past two years, an obscure allegedly “peer reviewed” research journal, the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, has published a series of papers by authors who have anti-windfarm track records. The Bulletin has appeared erratically over the past few years. It was indexed between 1981-1995 by the Web of Science, the international scientific … Continue reading Quality of research on wind energy published in the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society

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