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China to Reach 100 GW of Wind Energy by 2015

China, which overtook the United States as the country investing the most in clean energy last year, announced that it was ramping up its wind power development over the next 24 months following a new goal set by the government. Current policy in the world’s most populous nation has changed to reflect growing optimism in … Continue reading China to Reach 100 GW of Wind Energy by 2015

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Belgium plans artificial island for wind energy storage

Belgium is planning to construct an island in the North Sea for the sole purpose storing wind energy. Wind farms, when constructed using traditional mainstream methods, will eventually require backup as their electricity market penetration increases, and when wind turbines generate surplus electricity due to unusually high wind speeds (which can happen pretty often) it … Continue reading Belgium plans artificial island for wind energy storage

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Under Obama, Spain’s Solar Power, Wind Energy Companies Invest In U.S.

In recent years, Spanish investments in the U.S. have increased sevenfold, reaching $45 billion dollars in 2011, according to government data. Next year, the Spanish company Abengoa Solar is expected to complete construction of Solana, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant, in Gila Bend, Arizona. Another Spanish company, Iberdrola, claims to be the second-largest … Continue reading Under Obama, Spain’s Solar Power, Wind Energy Companies Invest In U.S.

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California Records 1,000 Megawatts of Installed Solar Power

California regulators are reporting that the state has hit a major milestone in renewable energy: more than 1 gigawatt—1,000 megawatts—of solar power has been installed through the California Solar Initiative, which encourages homeowners, businesses, local governments and nonprofit organizations to install solar panels on their roofs. Launched in 2007, the California Solar Initiative is an … Continue reading California Records 1,000 Megawatts of Installed Solar Power

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U.S. Installed Record 13.2 Gigawatts Of Wind Energy In 2012

With a key federal tax incentive about to expire, the U.S. installed a 5.5 gigawatts of wind power in December to cap off a year that saw a record 13.2 gigawatts of wind energy come online, according to a report released Friday by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The U.S. now boasts a total … Continue reading U.S. Installed Record 13.2 Gigawatts Of Wind Energy In 2012

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French favour renewables, but perceive high costs

Nine in ten people in France are in favour of renewable energy, a survey published on Thursday in Le Monde’s annual special publication Le Bilan du monde found, largely because of their clean and non-polluting image. Moreover, 63% of those surveyed said they think that more renewables will be used than traditional fuels in 50 … Continue reading French favour renewables, but perceive high costs

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Wind energy industry leaders to give live EWEA 2013 preview webinar on 22 January

In advance of EWEA 2013 in Vienna next month, a webcast featuring leading figures in the wind industry will address the state of play in wind energy. EWEA CEO Christian Kjaer will speak on the topic “Industry update: What trends are likely to emerge in 2013 and how can you capitalise on them?”. Tom Murley, … Continue reading Wind energy industry leaders to give live EWEA 2013 preview webinar on 22 January

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Mott MacDonald appointed owner’s engineer for 67MW Western Cape Wind Farm

Mott MacDonald has been appointed as owner’s engineer for the 67MW Hopefield Wind Farm in South Africa’s Western Cape province. Developer Umoya Energy has appointed the consultancy to deliver owner’s engineering services during the construction period for Hopefield Wind Farm, which was successfully bid in Round 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer’s (REIPP) … Continue reading Mott MacDonald appointed owner’s engineer for 67MW Western Cape Wind Farm

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US wind energy capacity is about 60 gigawatts

U.S. wind farm plants accounted for 6 percent of the nation’s total electricity generation capacity after a surge of installations at the end of the year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Developers installed a record 13.2 gigawatts of wind turbines including 5.5 gigawatts in December, which was the most ever for a single month, … Continue reading US wind energy capacity is about 60 gigawatts

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Global online atlas for solar power and wind energy

During its Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) made the world’s first global atlas for renewable resources public. The atlas comprises databases and maps that are freely available on the Internet. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has contributed substantially to this development through … Continue reading Global online atlas for solar power and wind energy

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The Atlantic Wind Connection announces offshore wind energy transmission project selects Bechtel, Alstom to build historic project

The Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC), developer of the New Jersey Energy Link, the first offshore backbone electricity transmission system proposed in the United States, will announce Thursday that it has selected major construction and design firm Bechtel as its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor and international power equipment supplier Alstom as its HVDC technical … Continue reading The Atlantic Wind Connection announces offshore wind energy transmission project selects Bechtel, Alstom to build historic project

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NNSA awards contract for largest federal wind farm to Siemens Government Technologies

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., (Siemens) to construct and operate the federal government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm, a first in the NNSA enterprise, will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex Plant. … Continue reading NNSA awards contract for largest federal wind farm to Siemens Government Technologies

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The Growth of the Global Clean Energy Marketplace

The clean energy industry is gathering momentum around the world. Innovation and investment are helping to reduce the cost of solar, wind, and other emerging technologies. Countries and companies are working to harness the economic opportunity associated with these new products, and deployment of clean energy technologies is accelerating globally. In the United States, however, … Continue reading The Growth of the Global Clean Energy Marketplace

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From Emerging to Mainstream: The Growth of the Global Clean Energy Marketplace

A new study, released today by the Pew Charitable Trust, analyzes the past, present and future of the global clean energy marketplace. Worldwide, the report projects the clean energy economy will continue to gather momentum and could generate as much as $1.9 trillion in revenue by 2018. Over the past decade, the clean energy industry … Continue reading From Emerging to Mainstream: The Growth of the Global Clean Energy Marketplace

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SolarCity Offers Solar Power for Less Than Utility Rates

For less than the price of a tank of gas, Long Island homeowners can now go solar. A recent Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) ruling allows SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY) to provide solar electricity directly to Long Islanders starting for as little as $39 per month, and significantly decrease their energy costs. SolarCity allows customers to … Continue reading SolarCity Offers Solar Power for Less Than Utility Rates

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Wind energy was top source of U.S. generating capacity

Renewable energy sources – including wind, solar power, geothermal energy, water and biomass – accounted for 49.1% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed in 2012, for a total of 12.956 GW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More than a quarter of that new capacity … Continue reading Wind energy was top source of U.S. generating capacity

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New world record of 12% efficiency for organic photovoltaic solar cell

Heliatek has announced a record-breaking 12.0% cell efficiency for its organic solar cells. The record, established in cooperation with the University of Ulm and TU Dresden, was measured by the accredited testing facility SGS. The measurement campaign at SGS also validated the superior low light and high temperature performances of organic photovoltaics (OPV) compared to … Continue reading New world record of 12% efficiency for organic photovoltaic solar cell

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56,000 electric vehicles sold in 2012 in the United States

Nearly 56,000 electric cars were sold in the United States in 2012, up 216 percent from the 17,600 sold in 2011. That’s according to a research note released Wednesday by Aaron Chew at the Maxim Group, who looked at total EV sales for both battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Though the … Continue reading 56,000 electric vehicles sold in 2012 in the United States

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Siemens wins new wind energy order in Scotland

Siemens has signed a contract for the supply of 25 wind turbines for Mid Hill Wind Farm in Scotland. Siemens will also provide a five-year Service and Availability agreement. The wind farm is located at Fetteresso near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and will consist of 25 x SWT-2.3-93 turbines, of which 20 will have a 125m tip … Continue reading Siemens wins new wind energy order in Scotland

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Policy choices shape wind energy success

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows a set of conditions that must be fulfilled in order to best harness wind, to attract investment and to help anticipate the effects of possible policy options for new and emerging markets. A new report released today … Continue reading Policy choices shape wind energy success

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