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Virginia Company Adds to Major Wind Energy Investment

Virginia-based Apex Wind Energy Inc. has purchased an additional 44,000 acre northeast Indiana wind farm from Missouri-based Wind Capital Group LLC. The company is planning a two-phase project that could generate up to 300 MW of wind power. A company spokesperson tells Inside INdiana Business he expects investment in the combined Wells County Wind Farm … Continue reading Virginia Company Adds to Major Wind Energy Investment

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IMPSA Signs US$ 238 M Contract for the Construction of the Chu

The wind farm will be the first to have wind turbines manufactured at IMPSA’s new production centerin Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. IMPSA has signed a new contract with Chuí Holding S.A. –formed by Eletrosul (49%) and the Rio Bravo Fundo de Investimento em Participação (51%)– by which both companies will be building six wind … Continue reading IMPSA Signs US$ 238 M Contract for the Construction of the Chu

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American wind energy goes back to business, creating U.S. jobs

The U.S. wind power industry is seeing stepped-up hiring and new investment in 2013, following the industry’s strongest year ever. In 2012, wind energy for the first time became the number one source of new U.S. electric power generation, providing some 42 percent of all new generating capacity.   Projects that are helping strengthen the … Continue reading American wind energy goes back to business, creating U.S. jobs

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Alpine wind farm lights up mountainous region in winter

Erich Enikl works in the Moschkogel alpine wind farm in Styria, Austria in turbine maintenance. Today, as part of the Global Wind Day “wind energy stories” series, he tells us about his passion for wind energy. When did you first become passionate about wind energy? My first encounter with a – very small – wind … Continue reading Alpine wind farm lights up mountainous region in winter

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Empower America Partners with SolarWorld to foster U.S. jobs in renewable energy

Empower America, a nonprofit coalition that hires U.S. service veterans to construct solar-energy projects featuring American-made solar products, today announced a partnership with SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years. Under the partnership, the solar manufacturer will serve as the primary solar-panel and racking supplier for Empower-America-developed solar projects.

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Beijing unveils policies for electric vehicles

Beijingers who plan to buy electric cars won’t have to compete for a license plates due to a series of preferential policies for new energy vehicles that will be rolled out soon. Beijing will unveil policies for electric vehicles in the first half of 2013, including a maximum purchase subsidy of 120,000 yuan (19,296 U.S. … Continue reading Beijing unveils policies for electric vehicles

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Oops, wind farm performance stays strong

There was quite a bit of ballyhoo around the anti-wind network a few weeks ago concerning a study funded by the misnamed Renewable Energy Foundation (a British anti-wind group). The study suggested there was an issue with wind turbine performance over time that would have a negative impact on wind energy’s economics. We cross-posted the … Continue reading Oops, wind farm performance stays strong

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Cowessess First Nation’s wind energy project first of its kind

Construction of Cowessess First Nation´s wind farm, includes erection of an 800 kW Enercon E53 wind turbines connected to a lithium ion battery with 740 kWh of electrical storage. Construction of a wind power project – the first of its kind in North America – is underway on Cowessess First Nation land four-kilometres east of … Continue reading Cowessess First Nation’s wind energy project first of its kind

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E.ON

Plans for a giant wind farm off the coast near Brighton have taken an important step forward this week with confirmation developer E.ON has resubmitted its initial planning application for the project. The energy giant, which was granted the rights to the Hastings Round 3 offshore wind development zone back in 2010, withdrew its first … Continue reading E.ON

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Photovoltaic meets 4.3% of Italian electricity demand in February 2013

Italian grid operator Terna SpA has reported that electricity generation from solar photovoltaics (PV) increased 11% year-over-year in February 2013 to 1.11 TWh, enough to meet 4.3% of demand. In the first two months of 2013 PV produced 1.87 TWh, a 3.2% increase over 2012 and enough to meet 3.5% of demand. In 2012 PV … Continue reading Photovoltaic meets 4.3% of Italian electricity demand in February 2013

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Ameco Solar: Our Chevy Volt Runs On Solar Energy

While driving an electric car is reducing our carbon footprint, we are also reducing our greenhouse emissions by using solar power to charge our new Chevy Volt. The bright and bold design — done by Iconography Studios over in Los Alamitos — highlights the fact that our brand new electric car is powered by solar … Continue reading Ameco Solar: Our Chevy Volt Runs On Solar Energy

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Portugal reaches 225.5 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity

Cumulative photovoltaic capacity in Portugal reached 225.5 MW at the end of 2012, according to a report published by the Portuguese energy regulator, DGGE (Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia), on March 4. Of these, 99.8 MW was photovoltaic power installed via mini-generation (up to 3.68 kW) and micro-generation (up to 250 kW) schemes. In … Continue reading Portugal reaches 225.5 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity

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Europe needs a strong 2030 renewable energy target

The European Union could achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050 “at the latest” if ambitious renewable energy targets for 203o are agreed, WWF has said in a new report. By 2030 the EU could be generating more than 40% of its energy from renewable sources, said the report, Re-energising Europe: Putting the EU on Track … Continue reading Europe needs a strong 2030 renewable energy target

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Andrew Garrad new President of the European Wind Energy Association

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has today elected Andrew Garrad as its new President. Garrad joined the wind energy industry in 1979 and was President and later Chairman of GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest independent renewable energy consultancy, with 1,000 employees in 27 countries devoted to renewable energy. Garrad built his first wind … Continue reading Andrew Garrad new President of the European Wind Energy Association

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Alstom enters Canadian wind energy market through an agreement with NaturEner

Alstom and NaturEner Energy Canada Inc. (“NaturEner”) have entered into an agreement for the supply of up to 414 MW of wind turbines to be installed at NaturEner’s Wild Rose Projects in Alberta. The agreement includes 138 ECO 110 3.0 MW wind turbines, and 10 years of maintenance services. This project, amounting to around €420 … Continue reading Alstom enters Canadian wind energy market through an agreement with NaturEner

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