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Taiwan inks deals to promote offshore wind energy

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs signed agreements with two companies on Monday to build two offshore wind farms by 2015, another step forward in the country’s efforts to develop wind power, according to vice economics minister Woody Duh.   The two systems, which have already completed environmental impact assessments, will have installed capacities of at … Continue reading Taiwan inks deals to promote offshore wind energy

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Innovation Driving Renewables Development

Enel Green Power is innovating across a number of renewable energy fields, a commitment which has seen the development of Renzo Piano’s mini-wind turbine blade and the cutting-edge R115 wave generator. Innovation is one of the key elements of a successful entrepreneur’s formula, and this is why Enel Green Power is focusing on the research … Continue reading Innovation Driving Renewables Development

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EDPR reaches 1,000 MW of new PPA in US in 2013

EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind energy producer, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, extended to 100 MW its Rising Tree North wind farm project located in the state of California, expected to be installed in 2014, and secured a … Continue reading EDPR reaches 1,000 MW of new PPA in US in 2013

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Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

New research released by an independent grid operator confirms that wind energy is drastically decreasing both the price of electricity and emissions of harmful pollutants. The study was led by PJM, the independent grid operator for all or parts of 13 Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North … Continue reading Independent grid operator study confirms wind power’s economic, environmental value

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Abengoa will develop a new 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa

Abengoa strengthens its position in South Africa with this new oncentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant that will be part of the largest solar thermal complex in Africa. The parabolic trough CSP plant will have a cutting-edge storage system, being able to generate electricity for five hours after the sunset. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the … Continue reading Abengoa will develop a new 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa

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Ramboll announces preparing a sound basis for three new wind farms in Denmark

Ramboll was recently awarded a major contract to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for three near-shore wind farms in Danish waters for the Danish energy grid owner, Energinet.dk. EIA for offshore as well as onshore activities The project covers the EIA for both the offshore wind farms as well as the onshore connection … Continue reading Ramboll announces preparing a sound basis for three new wind farms in Denmark

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South Africa: 2 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Projects Awarded in Window 3 of the REIPPPP

Today, 29 October 2013, the Department of Energy sent letters of appointment to 17 preferred bidders, two of which were for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects. “The Department received 93 Bid Responses on the Third Bid Submission Date.   The Department has today, 29 October 2013, sent letters of appointment as Preferred Bidders to 17 … Continue reading South Africa: 2 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Projects Awarded in Window 3 of the REIPPPP

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Toto Costruzioni Selects GE Wind Turbines to Power Italy

GE announced that it will supply Toto Costruzioni S.p.A. with eight GE 2.85-103 wind turbines for a wind farm in the Puglia region of Italy. The wind farm operator is Ponte Albanito S.r.l., a special purpose vehicle company, which is owned 70 percent by Renexia S.p.A. (a Toto Holding company) and 30 percent by Banco … Continue reading Toto Costruzioni Selects GE Wind Turbines to Power Italy

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EU offshore wind industry needs regulatory stability and a post-2020 EU legislative framework

Between € 90 billion and € 123 billion are needed by the European offshore wind energy industry to meet its 2020 target of 40 GW. Yet the main obstacle to development is not the availability of the funding but the regulatory instability freezing the industry, a new report will show. Regulatory stability and a post-2020 … Continue reading EU offshore wind industry needs regulatory stability and a post-2020 EU legislative framework

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Wind power could provide up to 18% of global electricity demand by 2050

Wind generation now meets a significant percentage of electrical demand globally  and last year the world added a record 44.8 gigawatts (GW) of wind power, bringing the total to more than 282.5 GW, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In its annual report for 2012, the IEA said that the global wind power capacity … Continue reading Wind power could provide up to 18% of global electricity demand by 2050

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RWE and Abengoa to sue Spain over Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) cutting

RWE expected to join the international arbitration against Spain for the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) cutting. Since 2011 , the German company operates through its subsidiary RWE Innogy the solar thermal power plant Andasol Granada 3 of 50 megawatts (MW) capacity. The Andasol complex as a whole is the largest European solar thermal plant and … Continue reading RWE and Abengoa to sue Spain over Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) cutting

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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will speak at state wind energy conference in Kearney next month

This year’s wind energy conference next month will focus on the potential for building more wind farms in Nebraska. The sixth-annual wind power conference will be held in Lincoln on Nov. 13-15. The event will feature presentations from Gov. Dave Heineman, several state senators and top executives from the state’s biggest utilities. Organizer Dan McGuire … Continue reading Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will speak at state wind energy conference in Kearney next month

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Kansas wind energy industry sees slower year

2013 has been a slower year for the wind energy industry in Kansas than last year. Elizabeth Salerno, director of industry data and analysis for the American Wind Energy Association, said 2012 was a record year for the wind power energy in Kansas. Capacity increased to 2,713 megawatts, a gain of more than 1,441 megawatts. … Continue reading Kansas wind energy industry sees slower year

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Ethiopia opens Africa’s largest wind farm

Africa’s biggest wind farm began production in Ethiopia on Saturday. The Horn of Africa country – plagued by frequent blackouts – plans to boost generating capacity from 2,000 MW to 10,000 MW within the next three to five years, much of it coming from the 6,000 MW Grand Renaissance Dam under construction on the Nile. … Continue reading Ethiopia opens Africa’s largest wind farm

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Goldwind Announces Third Quarterly Results for 2013

New profit at Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind soared by 388% to 187.9m yuan in the first three quarters of 2013 compared with the year-ago period . Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (“Goldwind” or the “Company”, Shenzhen stock code 002202, Hong Kong stock code 2208), announced the unaudited results of the Company for … Continue reading Goldwind Announces Third Quarterly Results for 2013

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Ohio Veterans to Descend on State Capitol to Push for Clean, Homegrown Energy

On Wednesday, October 30th at 10:45am EST, veterans from across Ohio will join the energy security campaign Operation Free for a press conference at the state capitol. The veterans – many employed in the wind industry – will be visiting the capitol to inform legislators about the economic and energy security benefits of renewable energy … Continue reading Ohio Veterans to Descend on State Capitol to Push for Clean, Homegrown Energy

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Twenty years of photovoltaic market development has seen the deployment of close to 100 GW of PV

The price decrease of PV modules and system is opening new opportunities, in both grid-connected and off-grid applications. The key components of a photovoltaic power system are various types of photovoltaic cells (some-times also called solar cells) interconnected and encapsulated to form a photovoltaic module (the commercial product), the mounting structure for the module or … Continue reading Twenty years of photovoltaic market development has seen the deployment of close to 100 GW of PV

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