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Wind Energy Working to Protect Birds, Bats and Wildlife

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) reaffirmed the wind energy industry’s commitment to respecting and protecting wildlife habitat and the environment in the wake of the release of the Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s Annual Report Part II. Indeed, the wind energy industry globally and here in Ontario has a strong track record of partnering with academic … Continue reading Wind Energy Working to Protect Birds, Bats and Wildlife

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Testing wind turbines to their limits

A large climatic chamber which can test offshore wind turbine components in extreme  temperatures ranging from -60 degrees Celsius to +60 degrees was unveiled in Antwerp on Thursday as part of a new research and development facility. An element of the Offshore Wind Application Lab (OWI-Lab), the climate chamber, is housed inside a structure in … Continue reading Testing wind turbines to their limits

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Gamesa wind energy to supply 15 wind turbines in Italy

The first order signed with Toshiba Europe T&D, for a project that will promote Eolica Erchie in the Puglia Region, includes 15 wind turbines G90-2.0 MW. Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy market, will supply 30 MW in Italy to the wind farm that Eolica Erchie develops in the Province of Brindisi, … Continue reading Gamesa wind energy to supply 15 wind turbines in Italy

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REpower successful at HUSUM Wind Energy

“The trade fair was a success for REpower. We had very promising discussions with our customers – particularly customers from Germany,” says Jens Müller-Nielsen, Managing Director of REpower Systems GmbH, the subsidiary in charge of business in Germany. “Potential business partners also availed themselves of the opportunity to obtain detailed information about REpower and its … Continue reading REpower successful at HUSUM Wind Energy

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Europe accounts for over 70% of installed photovoltaic capacity in 2011

With a cumulative installed capacity of over 51 GW, the European Union is leading in PV installations with more than 70 percent of the total worldwide 70 GW of solar PV electricity generation capacity at the end of 2011, the report noted. Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity … Continue reading Europe accounts for over 70% of installed photovoltaic capacity in 2011

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Acciona incorporates energy storage into a grid-connected PV solar plant for the first time in Europe

The innovative system provides stable production of renewable energy and facilitates its integration into the grid. The ILIS project involves a 1.1 MW battery and a smart control system to improve the regulation of the solar plant. ACCIONA has materialized the first European experience of real operation of a grid-connected photovoltaic plant on an industrial … Continue reading Acciona incorporates energy storage into a grid-connected PV solar plant for the first time in Europe

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The fact that wind power and solar energy use virtually no water may become a deciding factor

In a white paper entitled “Water may top the case for renewables,” Mr. Liebreich comments, “The other critical issue missing from the U.S. presidential election battle is water–particularly as U.S. Drought Monitor reports that nearly two-thirds of the nation is now suffering from moderate to exceptional drought conditions. The fact that wind and solar energy … Continue reading The fact that wind power and solar energy use virtually no water may become a deciding factor

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Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

The consortium led by IBERDROLA and EOLE-RES has begun two geotechnical and geophysical feasibility campaigns on the site of the offshore wind project to be built in the bay of Saint Brieuc. These campaigns will specify the dimensioning and the design of the foundations and will confirm the method of installation of the future wind … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

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Statkraft to Build Two More Wind Power Plants in Sweden

Norway’s Statkraft has decided to build the Björkhöjden and Ögonfägnaden wind farms in Sweden. The work will start immediately, which means that Statkraft will have four major wind farms under development in cooperation with SCA in mid/northern Sweden. Statkraft’s investment budget for the two most recent projects is about NOK 5.2 billion. In total, the … Continue reading Statkraft to Build Two More Wind Power Plants in Sweden

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Berkshire Hathaway Unit To Acquire 2 California Wind Farm Projects

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A, BRK-B) will get just a shade greener as its MidAmerican Wind unit announced Sunday its agreement to buy two wind-energy projects in Tehachapi, Calif. Selling the 168-megawatt Alta Wind VII and the 132-megawatt Alta Wind IX projects is California Highwind Power, a unit of Terra-Gen Power LLC. MidAmerican … Continue reading Berkshire Hathaway Unit To Acquire 2 California Wind Farm Projects

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Senergy study shows UK could more than double its offshore wind energy targets

The findings reveal that the Government could not only surpass its aim of achieving 18GW of offshore wind generation connected to the grid by 2017 but that by 2020 there may be as much as 38GW connected. An evaluation of the UK’s offshore wind potential carried out by Senergy’s industry-leading renewable energy consultancy has shown … Continue reading Senergy study shows UK could more than double its offshore wind energy targets

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New Source of Geothermal Energy in Western US

Discovery of a new type of geothermal energy resource in Utah offers hope for significantly more potential across the western U.S., and a boost in geothermal power production. In this wind-whipped region of west central Utah lies a volcano, a literal hotbed of geothermal energy that has the potential to erupt with cheap, dependable power … Continue reading New Source of Geothermal Energy in Western US

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U.S. photovoltaic solar power shipments set record in 2011

Total U.S. shipments of photovoltaic modules increased from 2, 644,498 peak kilowatts in 2010 to 3,772,075 peak kilowatts in 2011, a nearly 43-percent surge, according to the report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic modules reached a record high last year, despite declining prices for solar technology and photovoltaic cells, … Continue reading U.S. photovoltaic solar power shipments set record in 2011

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Time and Congress run out on wind energy industry

The wind industry, which was booming while the rest of our economy was struggling, now is in danger of withering away. Who’s to blame? Congress. On Wednesday, more than 300 Americans at LM Wind Power’s manufacturing facility in Grand Forks lost their jobs. Last week, more than 600 workers in Siemens Energy’s wind division were … Continue reading Time and Congress run out on wind energy industry

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Obama blocks Chinese firm’s purchase of U.S. wind energy projects

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday issued an order revoking a Chinese company’s purchase of four wind farm projects in the United States citing national security concern, amid the fierce presidential election battle. The order directs Ralls Corporation to divest its interest in the wind farm projects that it acquired in the U.S. state of … Continue reading Obama blocks Chinese firm’s purchase of U.S. wind energy projects

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Ethiopia turns to wind energy to boost energy security

While hydroelectric power will remain a predominant energy source, the country is looking to diversify its production of renewable power. Hydro power is vulnerable to the effects of climatic change, and non-renewable fuels such as gasoline and charcoal are polluting and expensive. Ethiopia is venturing into large-scale wind power generation for the first time as … Continue reading Ethiopia turns to wind energy to boost energy security

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Obama blocks Chinese wind farm located close to US navy site

President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from building wind turbines close to a Navy military site in Oregon due to national security concerns. The privately-owned Chinese company Ralls Corp, which had been installing wind turbines that had been made in China by Sany Group, will now be forced shelve its plans and … Continue reading Obama blocks Chinese wind farm located close to US navy site

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Denmark Renewable Energy Generation 40.7%, Wind Energy 28.1%

A surge in wind power production helped Denmark increase its percentage of renewable energy to 40.7% in 2011, finds a new report published by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA). Electricity production based on renewable energy accounted for 40.7% of domestic electricity supply in 2011, of which wind power contributed 28.1%, the DEA says. Consumption of … Continue reading Denmark Renewable Energy Generation 40.7%, Wind Energy 28.1%

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Kyocera to Supply 30MW of Modules for Solar Power Plant in Northern Japan

The project will be operated by Eurus Energy Group’s subsidiary in charge of renewable energy generation business, with plans for construction to start in October of this year and operations to start in March 2014. The solar power plant is expected to generate the equivalent amount of annual power for roughly 9,600 typical households, off-setting … Continue reading Kyocera to Supply 30MW of Modules for Solar Power Plant in Northern Japan

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Ex-Im Guarantees PNC Loan to Finance Solar Energy in Barbados

This solar power project, one of the largest in the Caribbean, includes engineering services and solar-system racking exported from two American companies. Williams Industries-Williams evergreen Ltd will use the solar-power system to provide 1.4 megawatts of on-site power to ten sites within the Williams Group portfolio. Ex-Im Bank provided a $6.4 million loan guarantee to … Continue reading Ex-Im Guarantees PNC Loan to Finance Solar Energy in Barbados

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