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MENA to have 40 GW of wind energy capacity by 2026

MAKE consulting has recently reported that the wind-power capacity in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region amounted to 676MW in 2016, compared to 682MW in 2015, and has forecasted the region’s capacity to install nearly 40GW of new wind-power capacity from 2017 to 2026 MAKE’s analysis addresses the global trend of declining renewable energy … Continue reading MENA to have 40 GW of wind energy capacity by 2026

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Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

From the deep fjord outside Stord on the west coast of Norway, the floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters. The world´s largest floating wind project will be located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at water depths between 90 and 120 meters. “Siemens Gamesa views the floating wind … Continue reading Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

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Nordex receives order for ten N131/3900 wind turbines from Turkey

Erdem Holding A.S. has placed another order with Nordex to deliver and install a wind farm. The manufacturer is to supply ten N131/3900 turbines for the “Eber” wind farm. A Premium Service covering at least 15 years also forms part of the deal. The “Eber” site is located 250 kilometres to the south-west of Ankara, … Continue reading Nordex receives order for ten N131/3900 wind turbines from Turkey

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Mayor Jon Mitchell, State Representatives to join Vineyard Wind for New Bedford Office Opening

Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, will host a ribbon cutting and office warming reception at its facility on 700 Pleasant Street in New Bedford. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, along with State Representatives Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford), Pat Haddad (D-Somerset), Robert … Continue reading Mayor Jon Mitchell, State Representatives to join Vineyard Wind for New Bedford Office Opening

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Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

Northwest China’s Qinghai Province has just run for seven straight days entirely on renewable energy. From June 17 to midnight of June 23, Qinghai used only wind, solar and hydro power stations. Quan Shengming, general manager of the provincial grid company, said during the period, electricity use was 1.1 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to 535,000 … Continue reading Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

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Van Oord starts collaboration with promising start-ups

The partnership between Van Oord and the start-up acceleration platform PortXL has reached new heights this year. During the final event on 22 June, Van Oord announced its collaboration with as many as five very promising start-ups. The young entrepreneurs of Parable, a start-up specialising in safety training using virtual reality, have been assigned by … Continue reading Van Oord starts collaboration with promising start-ups

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CPEC framework constructed wind energy project starts operation in Pakistan

The first harvest wind power project constructed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework in Pakistan has started commercial operation. According to the Express Tribune, the 49.5 megawatt facility has been developed by Sachal Energy Development Private Limited and is spread over 680 acres in the Jhimpir Wind Corridor in the country’s Sindh province. This … Continue reading CPEC framework constructed wind energy project starts operation in Pakistan

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Walney Extension offshore wind farm on schedule as offshore structures take shape

DONG Energy is making excellent progress with offshore construction work for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm with both offshore substations and 40 per cent of the turbine foundations now in place. Taking shape 19 kilometres off the Cumbrian coast, the 659 megawatt Walney Extension offshore wind farm will, on completion in 2019, be able … Continue reading Walney Extension offshore wind farm on schedule as offshore structures take shape

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Wind energy remains popular among Americans of all political stripes

It’s no surprise that the popularity of wind energy continues to grow in the United States. A new report from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment once again shows that Americans want more wind energy. An overwhelming 83 percent of survey respondents support increasing the use of wind energy in their state. The more … Continue reading Wind energy remains popular among Americans of all political stripes

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EDF Energies Nouvelles signs a Power Purchase Agreement for a 100 MW wind project in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Stoneray wind project which has 100 MW in capacity, via its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy. The United States represents a major market for the EDF Group, which is aimed at doubling its renewable energy capacity by 2030 under its CAP 2030 … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles signs a Power Purchase Agreement for a 100 MW wind project in the United States

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Electrification and clean hydrogen key to decarbonising economies

Wind energy together with clean hydrogen can play a vital role in decarbonising economies, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson will tell delegates at the Gas Infrastructure Europe conference today in Prague. Wind power is now 154 GW capacity and accounts for 10.4% of power demand in the EU. And it now supports the wider energy system … Continue reading Electrification and clean hydrogen key to decarbonising economies

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WindEurope furthers the interests of wind during EU Sustainable Energy Week

As part of EU Sustainable Energy Week, WindEurope has been at the heart of several events promoting the interests of the wind industry. On Tuesday, WindEurope organised an Energy Day event on A (C)lean energy transition: Innovative approaches to the offshore wind supply chain. The event focused on some of the key questions related to … Continue reading WindEurope furthers the interests of wind during EU Sustainable Energy Week

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Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and ridiculed wind energy. “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes,” Trump told the crowd. Iowa is the leading producer of wind energy in the country and generated 36.6 percent of … Continue reading Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

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Unlocking Ohio wind energy resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

Ohio Senate lawmakers today advanced an important fix to wind turbine setback policy in the state’s proposed biennial budget. The state’s setback policy, among the most restrictive in the nation, has effectively stopped new wind power development – and the jobs that come along with it – since passing in 2014. “The Ohio Senate took … Continue reading Unlocking Ohio wind energy resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

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Wind energy in Serbia: Senvion wind turbines for a wind fram

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed the financial contract for the Alibunar wind farm in Serbia with Elicio NV, for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 21 Senvion MM100 turbines. The installation is planned to take place in the first half of 2018, ahead of schedule; originally, the installation was to … Continue reading Wind energy in Serbia: Senvion wind turbines for a wind fram

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Vestas introduces rating of 4.2 MW and three new turbine variants

The announcement introduces the fourth generation of the platform since its launch in 2010 and takes the platform’s turbine portfolio to eight turbines, including the three new variants: V117-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW, and V150-4.0/4.2 MW. With its introduction, the V150-4.0/4.2 MW offers the largest rotor in its class and becomes the highest yielding onshore turbine … Continue reading Vestas introduces rating of 4.2 MW and three new turbine variants

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GE Renewable Energy Selected to Provide 66 MW of Wind Power with 22 wind turbines for Japan’s Akita Region

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with Shimizu Corporation to supply 22 units of GE’s 3.2-103 wind turbines, for the Akita Katagami wind farm in the Akita prefecture in northern Japan.   A Special Purpose Company (SPC) made up of Venti Japan, Mitsubishi Power Corp and C-Tech will operate the wind farm … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Selected to Provide 66 MW of Wind Power with 22 wind turbines for Japan’s Akita Region

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EDF Renewable Energy Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency for 100 MW Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has signed an agreement to supply Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) with 100 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from the Stoneray Wind Project in Minnesota beginning in 2020. Construction is expected to commence in early 2018 with an anticipated commercial operation date (COD) of December 2018. Stoneray Wind Project, … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency for 100 MW Wind Project

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Wind energy in Russia: Vestas wind turbines for Fortum Energy projects

In connection with OOO Fortum Energy being awarded a series of onshore wind power projects in the recently concluded Russian auction of renewable energy projects, the Fortum-RUSNANO wind investment fund has chosen Vestas as supplier for wind power projects.   As a part of the discussions between the parties, Vestas is planning to establish manufacturing … Continue reading Wind energy in Russia: Vestas wind turbines for Fortum Energy projects

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May cooler heads prevail in debate over renewable energy’s role in providing clean electricity

While articles in the academic journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences don’t often provoke bitter fights on the pages of major newspapers, that was the case for an academic study about renewable energy published earlier this week. The article was authored by 21 energy experts, many of whom previously published articles showing large … Continue reading May cooler heads prevail in debate over renewable energy’s role in providing clean electricity

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