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Wind energy could create 30,000 jobs in Ireland by 2020

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) have claimed Ireland’s wind power market has the potential to create 30,000 jobs by 2020 – that’s if the Government brings about some reforms to the industry. The IWEA is holding its autumn conference in Killarney, Co Kerry, today, where it launched a new policy paper on exports and a … Continue reading Wind energy could create 30,000 jobs in Ireland by 2020

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Vestas To Supply Wind Turbines For Three Wind Farms In France

Vestas has received an order from Ostwind, for delivery of 12 units of the V90-3MWwind  turbine for the Atrebatie wind power project in France. The 12 wind turbines will compose three wind farms of four V90-3.0 MW turbines each: Le Bois du Haut, Le Vert Galant, and Garimetz, all located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, with a … Continue reading Vestas To Supply Wind Turbines For Three Wind Farms In France

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EPIC: Photovoltaic industry growing strong

EPIC Report on s: PV Market Overview 2012 cites three developments that affected the level of photovoltaic revenues in 2011. The first was an increase in the supply of polysilicon source material, which led to a nearly 50 percent drop in the cost of a key solar module component. The corresponding decreases in the prices … Continue reading EPIC: Photovoltaic industry growing strong

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DENSO Develops Lithium-ion Battery Pack for Stop/Start System

DENSO’s new lithium-ion battery pack stores regenerated power and then supplies the stored regenerated power to the electrical and electronic components, such as the car navigation and audio systems. This reduces the power generation required by the alternator, which results in an overall load reduction on the engine and improves the vehicle’s fuel economy. DENSO … Continue reading DENSO Develops Lithium-ion Battery Pack for Stop/Start System

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Gestamp Solar and Kankyo-Keiei to Partner for Roof-top solar power projects all over Japan

Gestamp Solar, the photovoltaic solar division of Gestamp Renewables, announced today the partnership agreement with Kankyo – Keiei to develop roof-top solar projects all over Japan. The agreement will focus on the permitting and O&M of Megasolar in different locations, starting with 30 MW. “Kankyo Keiei and Gestamp Solar will work closely to identify the … Continue reading Gestamp Solar and Kankyo-Keiei to Partner for Roof-top solar power projects all over Japan

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Enercon ownership transfers to foundation

Wobben has transferred his shares to the family trust to preserve the independence of the wind energy company into the long term. Dr Aloys Wobben of Aurich has transferred his shares in the business to the Aloys-Wobben-Stiftung (trust according to German civil law) with final and binding effect as of 1 October 2012. The Aurich-based … Continue reading Enercon ownership transfers to foundation

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ContourGlobal says Vestas to equip its new Peru wind farms

The wind energy projects will sell their output under 20-year US Dollar-denominated long-term power purchase agreements under Peru’s RER program. ContourGlobal has contracted with Vestas Corporation to provide a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract (“EPC”). The total expected investment is approximately US $250 million. ContourGlobal, through its subsidiary ContourGlobal Latam S.A., announced today that … Continue reading ContourGlobal says Vestas to equip its new Peru wind farms

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Enel Green Power starts new wind farm in Spain

Enel Green Power España has connected to the grid the new Acampo Hospital wind farm in the province of Zaragoza (Aragon). With a 5.4 MW installed capacity, the fully-operational facility will generate over 19 million kWh annually. The fully-operational “Acampo Hospital” wind farm, located in the province of Zaragoza, will generate over 19 million kWh … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts new wind farm in Spain

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Gaelectric to raise €60m for Irish wind energy

The Irish Wind Energy Association holds its annual conference at the Inec in Killarney, Co Kerry, today. Gaelectric is raising €60 million from capital markets to fund a series of proposed developments in Ireland. Gaelectric said yesterday that the company had just secured planning permission for two onshore wind-power plants in Co Derry, at Smulgedon, … Continue reading Gaelectric to raise €60m for Irish wind energy

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Epuron acquires Australia’s largest tracking solar power plant from SunPower

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Epuron today announced that Epuron has acquired the 1-megawatt Uterne solar power plant operating in Alice Springs, Australia. Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA), Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, has provided project financing, making it the country’s first major bank to support a solar project of this size. The project … Continue reading Epuron acquires Australia’s largest tracking solar power plant from SunPower

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Wind energy in Peru: Vestas have signed a conditional contract for a 114 MW wind farm

Today there is information in the market regarding Vestas having received an order in Peru. Vestas can confirm that ContourGlobal and Vestas have signed a conditional contract for a 114 MW wind power project in Peru. As soon as the order becomes firm and unconditional, Vestas will immediately thereafter make a company announcement concerning this. … Continue reading Wind energy in Peru: Vestas have signed a conditional contract for a 114 MW wind farm

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Gamesa wind energy intensifies its technological and industrial diversification

Gamesa Electric -a Gamesa subsidiary specialising in electric industrial equipment- expects to generate 40% of its sales from these sectors in 2013. The company has more than 30 years’ experience developing proprietary technology in the power electronics industry, along with a track record spanning more than 80 years as a manufacturer of electric motors and … Continue reading Gamesa wind energy intensifies its technological and industrial diversification

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Wind turbines make fashion waves

Karl Lagerfeld sent out model’s clad in Chanel’s spring-summer collection on a solar-panelled catwalk dotted with a dozen towering, white, swishing wind turbines. Not only that but throughout the collection there were hints of renewable energy: a disc-shaped hat with a giant transparent rim that recalls a spinning turbine, a mini-dress embroidered in a blue … Continue reading Wind turbines make fashion waves

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 60 MWp solar power plant in France

Continuing the development of its operations in Europe, EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of asolar power plant, with an installed capacity of 60 MWp, at Crucey located in the Centre region of France. This innovative project also enabled the convertion of a military wasteland. Located close to Chartres, in the French department of Eure-et-Loir, … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 60 MWp solar power plant in France

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Vestas is on track with the development of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine

The development of the V164 wind turbine is on track and several main components are close to completion at Vestas facilities both in Aarhus, Denmark and in the Isle of Wight, UK. The development of the game changing V164-8.0 MW turbine is progressing according to schedule and several main components are close to completion. “We … Continue reading Vestas is on track with the development of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine

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€10-25 billion needed to secure Europe’s nuclear power stations

Hundreds of defects have been detected in nuclear power stations across Europe, according to a European Commission report leaked to German and French media. Fixing these faults could run up a bill of €10-25 billion, the report says. Die Welt, a German daily newspaper, says that the European Commission investigation into the continent’s nuclear fleet – originally … Continue reading €10-25 billion needed to secure Europe’s nuclear power stations

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Wind energy in Vietnam: new wind farm in in Bac Lieu

The Bac Lieu-based Cong Ly Construction and Trading Co Ltd has relied on the efforts of 1, 000 workers over the past 18 months to install the wind turbines. Under the wind power project, 62 wind turbines with total capacity of 99.2 MW will be installed at a total cost of VND5,200 billion ($US250 million), … Continue reading Wind energy in Vietnam: new wind farm in in Bac Lieu

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LM Wind Power announces expansion in Brazil

The wind energy development in the northeast of Brazil is predicted to contribute to the generation of 1,500 direct jobs with an overall investment of 100 million reais. LM Wind Power will join companies such as the Argentine turbine manufacturer IMPSA, tower manufacturer RM Wind and Iraeta, a company that produces flanges which also has … Continue reading LM Wind Power announces expansion in Brazil

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China’s Ralls Corp. sues Obama over wind farm

As the campaigns intensify, Obama has been facing mounting pressure from his Republican rival Mitt Romney who blamed him for not being tough enough on China. The Chinese government has repeatedly urged the United States to abide by its commitment against protectionism and maintain a free, open and just international trade environment. A Chinese-owned company … Continue reading China’s Ralls Corp. sues Obama over wind farm

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