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U.S. solar power market more than doubles to 742 MW in 2Q 2012

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2nd Quarter 2012. The report finds that U.S. solar achieved its second-best quarter in history, having installed 742 megawatts of solar power, and the best quarter on record for the utility market segment. Utility installations hit 477 megawatts in the … Continue reading U.S. solar power market more than doubles to 742 MW in 2Q 2012

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Renewable energy attractiveness indices

Spain and Italy’s sovereign credit crises have continued to drag them further down the index, while the UK’s plethora of policy announcements this quarter have garnered little clarity for investors. Welcome to the 2012 global economy. Growth in many countries is faltering and unemployment rates are stagnating. Even the rapid growth countries are showing signs … Continue reading Renewable energy attractiveness indices

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The Wind-Hydro-Pumped Station of El Hierro

The El Hierro Sustainability Plan, approved on the 27th of November, 1997 by the Council of the island of El Hierro, poses the idea of making the island a self-sustained location. This possibility has been backed up in the “White Paper for a Community StrategyAction Plan” developed by the European Commission, which includes the following … Continue reading The Wind-Hydro-Pumped Station of El Hierro

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Nordex wind power placing store by close partnerships with its suppliers

The “Best Partner” award went to tower supplier Win&P, Korea, for its short and on-schedule delivery periods. The award winner in the “Service” category was Nanjing High Speed Gear, China. The world’s largest producer of transmissions for wind turbines, it was praised for its extremely short service response times. Nordex presented the “Innovation” award to … Continue reading Nordex wind power placing store by close partnerships with its suppliers

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Transporting blades by train for Vestas

One of the first blade-by-train transports in Europe, consisting of nine blades for Vestas’ V112-3.0 MW turbine, went from Vestas’ blade-factory in Lauchhammer, Germany, to the port of Esbjerg, Denmark, Friday 7 September. The train of cars had a total length of almost 700 meters, underlining the sheer size of this massive logistic challenge. Vestas, … Continue reading Transporting blades by train for Vestas

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Real-time wind data allows conscientious consumption of energy

For conscientious consumption of energy in Ireland, visiting www.energyelephant.com allows you to see the current status of electricity production from wind energy in the country, updated every 15 minutes. For those who realise the necessity of caring about where energy comes from, the internet is making things easier. People now have access to real-time information on … Continue reading Real-time wind data allows conscientious consumption of energy

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Indonesia to set prices for wind energy to lure investment

Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Rudi Rubiandini said that the government expected the new policy would increase the proportion of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix. The Indonesian government is preparing a new pricing regulation for micro-hydro, wind power and solar energy plants as an effort to lure investment in the … Continue reading Indonesia to set prices for wind energy to lure investment

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Wind energy in Nicaragua: MIGA backs wind farm with Gamesa’s wind turbines

The Eolo de Nicaragua project consists of 22 Gamesa G90 2-megawatt wind turbine generators, as well as the facilities and equipment required to connect the generators to a high-voltage substation. This wind farm will decrease greenhouse gas emissions, address the need for additional generation capacity in the country, and reduce the cost of electricity for … Continue reading Wind energy in Nicaragua: MIGA backs wind farm with Gamesa’s wind turbines

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Enercon to launch 2.5MW low wind turbine at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012

The rotor diameter of this new wind turbine is 115 metres with a rated power of 2.5 megawatts. The new E-115 series will be the main attraction at the ENERCON stand during this year’s HUSUM WindEnergy Fair (18-22 September). Designed for average wind speeds of 7.5 metres per second and gust intensities of up to … Continue reading Enercon to launch 2.5MW low wind turbine at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012

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Food price crisis looms because of extreme weather events

Climate change and extreme weather events caused by rising greenhouse gas emissions will result in rapidly increasing global food prices that will negatively affect millions of people. That’s the central message of a sobering new report — Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices; The costs of feeding a warming world — that was published Wednesday by Oxfam … Continue reading Food price crisis looms because of extreme weather events

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Moldova Noua wind farm in Romania enters operation

The fully operational plant, comprised of 21 2.3 MW SWT wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 48MW, 25MW of which have been online since December of last year, will be capable of generating some 130 million kilowatt hours, thus avoiding the emission of over 70 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. With … Continue reading Moldova Noua wind farm in Romania enters operation

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Enel Green Power starts operations at new wind farm in Andalusia

The clean energy produced by the nine 2 MW wind turbines at “Padul” wind farm will avoid annual atmospheric emissions of about 28,000 tons of CO2, saving around 14,000 tons of oil equivalent (TOE). Enel Green Power has connected a new 18 MW wind farm to the grid in Andalusia named “Padul” after the municipality … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts operations at new wind farm in Andalusia

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Acciona Windpower is awarded a 30 MW supply contract for a wind farm on Canada’s eastern seaboard

Joe Baker, CEO of Acciona Windpower North America, stated that “we’re very excited to partner with Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation on the first Canadian installation of our AW3000 turbine. PEI Energy Corporation has done an excellent job in selecting a turbine that will deliver low-cost, clean energy to its customers”. The contract with PEI … Continue reading Acciona Windpower is awarded a 30 MW supply contract for a wind farm on Canada’s eastern seaboard

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Jamaica Urges Investment in Wind Energy

Renewable energy is expected to represent some 20 per cent of the country’s energy mix by 2030. As Government continues to encourage investment in renewable sources of energy, private interests are being urged to consider wind energy as a lucrative area for investment. “We are trying to encourage private players, not just Government, to actually … Continue reading Jamaica Urges Investment in Wind Energy

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Wind power can help meet the UK’s climate goals

“With continuing government support, the average wind farm globally may produce power at costs that compete with fossil fuels as soon as 2016,” the report said, adding the generating technology keeps down the costs of reducing emissions and can help meet the 2020 renewable target. Wind power provides an effective way to reduce carbon dioxide … Continue reading Wind power can help meet the UK’s climate goals

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EWEA seeks new CEO as Kjaer announces departure

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer following the decision of Christian Kjaer to stand down from April 2013. Christian Kjaer has been CEO of EWEA since 2006. From 2003-2006 he was EWEA Policy Director, and previously worked for the Danish Wind Industry Association and the Danish newspaper … Continue reading EWEA seeks new CEO as Kjaer announces departure

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Gamesa to deliver 48 MW of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group in China

Gamesa will start to deliver 24 sets of G87- 2.0 MW Class S and G90-2.0 MW wind turbines from October this year. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has just signed a deal to supply 48 MW of capacity of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group for a wind farm that … Continue reading Gamesa to deliver 48 MW of its 2.0 MW wind turbines to Longyuan Group in China

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Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

The wind power project is based in Victoria, located approximately 30 km south of Ballarat. REpower Systems, a subsidiary of wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon, has signed a contract with Meridian Energy Limited to supply 64 MM92 wind turbines, each with 2.05 MW of rated power, to the Mt Mercer wind farm in Australia. This is … Continue reading Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

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Brazil: Investments in wind energy should reach R$ 40 billion by 2020

Wind power is the second most competitive form of such energy production in the country. In June of this year, the wind power industry accounted for 2 GW of installed capacity of power generation, spread over 71 farms. By the end of 2016, the goal is to insert 8.4 GW of wind power on the … Continue reading Brazil: Investments in wind energy should reach R$ 40 billion by 2020

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