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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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Clarifying the dollars involved in wind energy’s tax credit

EVWIND As the presidential campaigns have taken up the question of whether to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) beyond 2012, some confusion has arisen about the dollars involved. The PTC provides a credit against taxes of 2.2 cents for each kilowatt-hour of electricity that a wind farm generates during its first … Continue reading Clarifying the dollars involved in wind energy’s tax credit

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Keep wind power incentives in place

EVWIND The San Antonio Express-News today endorsed an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). Said the Express-News editorial in part: “The Obama administration wants to extend the incentives, and the issue has become an election-year football. But Congress should act prior to the November election.  The administration reported that the wind … Continue reading Keep wind power incentives in place

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Renault-Nissan plans to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles

EVWIND The electric car is the big bet Renult-Nissan alliance. Renault-Nissan aims to reach an accumulated sales volume of electric vehicles from 1.5 million units worldwide by 2016. Nissan has developed electric cars like the Leaf, which was released in Japan and the U.S. in December 2010 and in Europe in March 2011 and sold … Continue reading Renault-Nissan plans to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles

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Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

EVWIND Iberdrola has already requested permission to work in the expansion, which would be the third wind farm and would achieve the 551 MW, enough to supply 308,000 homes. The Whitelee wind farm, located on the outskirts of Glasgow, was launched in 2009 with 140 wind turbines, which have been subsequently added another 75 wond … Continue reading Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

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US wind energy industry vaults over 50 GW milestone

EVWIND Newsrooms, websites and social media have been enthusiastically reporting this past week that the United States wind power sector now has installed at least 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity. Chuck Grassley, a Republican Senator from Iowa, said in an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) press release that attaining 50 GW of wind energy … Continue reading US wind energy industry vaults over 50 GW milestone

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Wind power in Honduras: wind farm with wind turbines from Nordex

EVWIND Nordex has installed some 4,900 wind turbines with a capacity of 7,500 megawatts in 38 countries. Nordex wants 300 MW of wind power in Honduras, through Wind R4E. Nordex is a German wind power company with over 27 years experience and currently manufactures wind turbines in the U.S., from where they intend to export … Continue reading Wind power in Honduras: wind farm with wind turbines from Nordex

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The wind energy industry installed 413 MW in Spain in the first half

EVWIND   The wind power industry installed 413 MW in Spain in the first half of 2011, which accounts for 14% less than the same period last year, according to the Spanis Wind Energy Association (AEE). At June 30, the total stood at 22,087 MW. 2012 is an unusual year for the wind power sector … Continue reading The wind energy industry installed 413 MW in Spain in the first half

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Andalusia launches over 500 new MW of concentrating solar thermal power

Andalusia has been launched in the last year 517 MW of concentrated solar thermal power, for a total of 847.7 MW installed, which has exceeded the target in the Andalusian Energy Sustainability Plan, which reflected a target to 2013 of 800 MW. Andalusia has been launched in the last twelve months over 517 MW of … Continue reading Andalusia launches over 500 new MW of concentrating solar thermal power

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Wind energy in Uruguay: IDB loan for a wind farm with 44 wind turbines

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will give a credit of $ 65 million for the wind power project that foresees the Liberator install a wind farm of 66 megawatts. The total investment will require the wind farm is estimated at $ 169 million and will be located in Lavalleja, 10 miles south of Minas. Be … Continue reading Wind energy in Uruguay: IDB loan for a wind farm with 44 wind turbines

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From January to July has sold 290 electric cars in Spain

In July 50 electric vehicles were sold in Spain, a small figure, but showing the progress of the electric car with lithium ion batteries. The hybrid car registrations rose to 1,063 units during the month of July, an increase of 25.35% over the same month of 2011, according to REVE. The increase in hybrid sales … Continue reading From January to July has sold 290 electric cars in Spain

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