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Aquila Capital secures 700 MW wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

Aquila Capital, an alternate investment company, has reportedly acquired the project rights for renewable energy projects with a total capacity of 700MW in Spain, for a confidential price and from an unannounced seller. Sources familiar with the matter informed that the portfolio consists of more than 300 MW of photovoltaic and nearly 400 MW of … Continue reading Aquila Capital secures 700 MW wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

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Oman targets 30% renewable energy share by 2030

In a bid to diversify its energy sources, Oman has set an ambitious goal of covering 30 per cent of its electricity demand with renewable energy projects by 2030. With the launch of several major renewable energy projects in the sultanate, Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) expects solar energy, wind power and waste … Continue reading Oman targets 30% renewable energy share by 2030

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Renewable energy provided 17.6% of electricity generation in the United States in 2018

Renewable energy provided 17.6% of electricity generation in the United States in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Renewable generation (wind energy, photovoltaica and concentrated solar power) provided a record of 742 million megawatt-hours of electricity in 2018, nearly twice as much as the 382 million megawatt-hours produced in 2008. Nearly 90% of … Continue reading Renewable energy provided 17.6% of electricity generation in the United States in 2018

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The top 10 countries in the world by wind energy capacity

Wind energy is a well-established source of renewable energy, but what countries have the highest wind energy capacity in the world? Wind power has become an important source of energy generation around the world, with global capacity reaching over 600GW in 2018. The construction of new wind power varies year to year and by region; … Continue reading The top 10 countries in the world by wind energy capacity

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#FridaysforFuture: Young people are right. Time for a new culture and for 100% renewable energy to save the planet

Stefan Gsänger, Executive Committee Member of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Global100RE, and Ruslana, Ambassador for Global100RE, declare on the occasion of today’s worldwide #FridayforFuture demonstrations: “Young people in more than 100 countries around the world are demonstrating today for our future. They are deeply concerned that climate change will destroy the earth and … Continue reading #FridaysforFuture: Young people are right. Time for a new culture and for 100% renewable energy to save the planet

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Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030

Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030, which is enough to cover almost 40% of the country’s electricity consumption, WindEurope’s press and comms manager has said. “Portugal currently has 5.4 GW of installed wind capacity,” Andrew Canning told New Europe on 13 March. “All of that is onshore wind … Continue reading Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030

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Rioglass Solar Signs Contracts for World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Rioglass Solar Signs Dubai 600 MWe CSP Project Order for Both Parabolic Trough Receiver Tubes and Mirrors with Abengoa Energía and Shanghai Electric. The record-breaking Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV Hybrid Project Noor Energy 1, developed by Acwa Power in close cooperation with DEWA, Shanghai Electric Group Corporation as EPC, and Abengoa … Continue reading Rioglass Solar Signs Contracts for World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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Vestas and Danish Export Credit Agency unlock Vietnamese wind energy project

The Huong Linh 1 Wind Farm is located at Huong Hoa town in Quang Tri province and includes supply and installation supervision of 15 wind turbines of the 2 MW platform as well as a 10-year service agreement AOM 4000 including a Vestas Online® Business SCADA solution. The project achieved financial close in December of … Continue reading Vestas and Danish Export Credit Agency unlock Vietnamese wind energy project

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Wind energy in Greece: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

The Nordex Group’s new wind power business continues on its upward trend. Now the wind turbine manufacturer has won new orders for wind farms from Greece. TERNA ENERGY SA has ordered a total of 36 wind turbines of different models with a capacity of 108 MW. The orders also include a Premium Service contract covering … Continue reading Wind energy in Greece: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Masdar energy portfolio grows by 33% in 2018

United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy company Masdar announced at the Intersolar Middle East 2019 conference last week that its renewable energy portfolio grew by 33% in 2018. Masdar director of business growth Yousif Al Ali said the company’s total renewable energy capacity grew to 4GW, with projects under development in 25 countries. The company has … Continue reading Masdar energy portfolio grows by 33% in 2018

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Norway preparing to expand its offshore wind energy supply chain

This week WindEurope attended the Offshore Wind Days 2019 conference in Oslo. Organised by Norwegian Energy Partners, this event gives global participants two days to discuss and analyse offshore wind market developments and supply chain challenges both in Europe and beyond. Day 1 set the scene for offshore wind on both a European and global … Continue reading Norway preparing to expand its offshore wind energy supply chain

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The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

Invenergy, Apex Clean Energy, Planet Windpower, Wanzek Construction and Acciona were honored last week at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) last week recognized five accomplished individuals and companies as part of its Safety and Health Excellence Recognition and Excellence in Operations programs. Each year, these programs recognize industry leaders … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

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The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

AWEA’s 2019 WINDPOWER Conference will highlight how wind and its growing list of partners and allies can, together, power the future with cost-competitive, clean energy. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference is coming to Houston, the energy capital of the world, from May 20-23. 2018 was a historic year as wind power surpassed … Continue reading The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

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Castilla y León leads the wind power generation ranking of the Autonomous Communities

The potential of wind energy in Spain is reaffirmed with the data broken down by Autonomous Communities for 2018. The energy transition is a reality in most of the Autonomous Communities thanks to the installation of wind turbines during the last two decades. Faced with a national goal of reaching a 74% renewable contribution to … Continue reading Castilla y León leads the wind power generation ranking of the Autonomous Communities

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Solargis illustrates solar resource assessment for China Concentrated Solar Power projects

Solargis makes solar energy assessment simple, reliable, standardized and transparent, to help solar industry be more efficient and cost-competitive on the energy market. Solar and meteorological data, energy simulation services and consultancy offered by Solargis reduce technical and economic uncertainty of solar energy projects, save costs and increase return on investments. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) … Continue reading Solargis illustrates solar resource assessment for China Concentrated Solar Power projects

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Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds a year, the government said on Thursday. Britain, which aims to lift industrial productivity as it leaves the European Union, is the world’s biggest … Continue reading Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

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GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have announced plans to work together on efforts to develop offshore wind in emerging markets. This follows the World Bank Group’s launch of a new program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries, supported by funding from the government … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

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ESTELA welcomes the proposed “Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans” from the Spanish government

ESTELA welcomes the “Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans” recently sent by the Spanish government under the Governance 2030 Regulation covering the ten-year period 2021 to 2030. In Spain, the draft National “Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans” (NECPs) has been approved by the Spanish Council of Ministers and submitted to the European Commission. ESTELA, … Continue reading ESTELA welcomes the proposed “Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans” from the Spanish government

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WindEurope elects Vattenfall wind energy chief, Gunnar Groebler, as new Chair

WindEurope’s Board of Directors has elected Gunnar Groebler – Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind at Vattenfall – as the association’s new Chair. The Board, made up of corporate members, national associations and other organisations appointed Groebler for an 18-month term. Commenting on his appointment, Gunnar Groebler said: “It is an honour for me to … Continue reading WindEurope elects Vattenfall wind energy chief, Gunnar Groebler, as new Chair

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Nordex receives wind power orders from Luxembourg and Italy

The Nordex Group has received its first order from Luxembourg, for a 23 MW project. The manufacturer will be supplying seven N131/3300 wind turbines for the “Wincrange” wind farm. The customer is PW34 S.a.r.l., a project development company based in Derenbach. In addition, the Nordex Group has concluded a Premium Service Agreement covering 20 years. … Continue reading Nordex receives wind power orders from Luxembourg and Italy

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