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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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Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

ACS has submitted bids for the Stockyard Hill wind farm with an installed capacity of 500 MW and with an investment of 825 million euros. ACS would install wind turbines of REpower, German wind company controlled by Suzlon, the largest wind turbine manufacturer in India. ACS competes with Vestas and General Electric. The wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

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The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

30 August 2012, 12:30 Espaço SulAmerica, Sala de Imprensa Brazil Windpower, conference and exhibition Brazil’s wind power industry has grown dramatically over the past few years. Does the current system of energy auctions meet the needs of the market? What are the key obstacles? How can we overcome them, and what needs to be done … Continue reading The Way Forward for the Brazilian Wind Power Market

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Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

The report, titled “Beyond the Bluster”, examines common misconceptions about the effectiveness about wind power. A new report published by renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows how wind power can provide reliable, economic and secure energy generation capacity for the United Kingdom. It contains analysis of … Continue reading Report shows wind energy is reliable and reduces emissions

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European leaders need to set tougher emissions targets

It’s very gratifying to see the world’s leading financial daily underlining points which European Wind Energy Association and many others have been making for years: the Emissions Trading System (ETS) urgently needs to be fixed. Thankfully the European Commission has proposed an important first step: to delay the auctioning of yet more carbon allowances. This now … Continue reading European leaders need to set tougher emissions targets

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GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

  GE has installed 300 wind turbines in Brazil and will open two local service centers by 2014. GE celebrates its 10th year in the wind industry. As the GE fleet expands, the company also is announcing its plans to open two local service centers by 2014, representing a $1.5 million investment in Brazil. The … Continue reading GE Celebrates 300 Wind Turbines Installed in Brazil

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Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Vehicles

By comparison, the success of electric vehicles today is a stark turnabout from nearly twenty years ago, when the EV1 died young. Environment Georgia reported that in 2011, the first year electric vehicles came back on the market in the United States, over 17,000 were purchased. A 120-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy … Continue reading Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Vehicles

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American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

“This important proposal will give a much-needed shot in the arm to Michigan’s manufacturing sector, helping it diversify even more into the renewable energy industry and create Michigan jobs,” said AWEA’s Gramlich. “AWEA fully endorses this proposal, and we’re encouraging all those in the wind industry supply chain in Michigan to become engaged in the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association endorses Michigan 25 by 25 campaign

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Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

With more than 21,673 MW of wind power installed, more than 19,450 wind turbines are operating in Spain, grouped among 930 wind farms. Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011 with the addition of 1,050 MW, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association’s (AEE) Wind Observatory. Smaller growth was expected for … Continue reading Installed wind energy capacity in Spain reached 21,673 MW in 2011

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Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm get the green light

The American Wind Energy Association says about 27,000 wind-related jobs could disappear if the PTC is not extended before the end of the year. While the US wind power sector is currently facing challenges from the ongoing economic crisis and political uncertainty over whether politicians will extend the industry’s largest tax incentive, it received some … Continue reading Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm get the green light

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University Teams Lead Innovative Concentrated Solar Power Projects

The projects focus on increasing the efficiency of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems  — which use large, expansive mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers. In turn, these receivers collect the sunlight and convert it into heat that can be used to produce electricity. Research teams at the University of California, Los Angeles and … Continue reading University Teams Lead Innovative Concentrated Solar Power Projects

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DoE Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

These investments will enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and national laboratories to work together at the Department’s Scientific User Facilities, a national network of unique facilities that provide over 10,000 scientists and engineers each year with open access to some of the best instruments and tools in the world, including x-ray sources, accelerators, … Continue reading DoE Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

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IDB approves $76 million loan to finance 74-MW wind farm in Mexico’s Oaxaca

Oaxaca’s wind power industry development began in the 1990s but is only now approaching its real potential. By the end of 2012, wind-based installed capacity in the state will reach around 1.5 GW. With this latest loan, the IDB has approved more than $240 million in financing for wind farms in Oaxaca since 2009. The … Continue reading IDB approves $76 million loan to finance 74-MW wind farm in Mexico’s Oaxaca

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Offshore floating wind farm starts trial operation in Japan

The ministry’s spokesperson said that diversifying energy sources in Japan has become a significant national issue after the radioactive disaster at Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant, stressing that the ministry aims to take advantage of the country’ s first trial as an opportunity for widely developing wind power generation. Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm … Continue reading Offshore floating wind farm starts trial operation in Japan

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The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

Drawing on recommendations made by the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce in June this year The Crown Estate is seeking opinion about how best to design and lease future offshore T&D facilities. A large number of T&D initiatives have been formulated by industry as part of the cost reduction pathways study and these have been … Continue reading The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

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Low Cost, High Efficiency Solar Energy Technology Developed

Solar energy has the potential to be a renewable, carbon-neutral source of electricity but the high cost of photovoltaics — the devices that convert sunlight into electricity — has slowed widespread adoption of this resource. Researchers at RTI International have developed a new solar technology that could make solar energy more affordable, and thus speed-up … Continue reading Low Cost, High Efficiency Solar Energy Technology Developed

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Vestas supplies its first wind turbines with intelligent aviation lights

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has for the first time supplied radar-controlled aviation lights to a wind farm. The Obstacle Collision Avoidance System – or OCAS – is an innovative solution that only activates the lights when an aircraft is operating in the immediate vicinity of a wind power plant. This minimises the … Continue reading Vestas supplies its first wind turbines with intelligent aviation lights

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Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for ‘back-up generators playing havoc with business models’. At the end of last month the Economist published an article on Germany’s energy transition to renewables labelling it a “lunatic gamble”. This could not be further from the truth and in this blog we’ll … Continue reading Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

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