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Concentrated Solar Power capacity is forecast to grow by 87%, or 4.3 GW, in 2018-2023

Global Concentrated Solar Power capacity is forecast to grow by 87%, or 4.3 GW, in 2018-2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its Renewables 2018 report published in October. This represents 32% faster growth than in 2012-2017. The accelerated growth scenario includes 0.6 GW of further capacity in China, 0.6 GW in South Africa, … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power capacity is forecast to grow by 87%, or 4.3 GW, in 2018-2023

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Enel sells 540 MW of renewable capacity in Brazil

Agreement signed with Chinese company CGNEI to sell 100% of solar plants Nova Olinda (292 MW) and Lapa (158 MW) as well as the 90 MW Cristalândia wind farm. Enel S.p.A. (“Enel“), acting through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda (“EGP Brazil“), signed agreements with Chinese company CGN Energy International Holdings Co. … Continue reading Enel sells 540 MW of renewable capacity in Brazil

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GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbines prototypes to be installed in Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) announced today that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL) during summer 2019. The deal includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance … Continue reading GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbines prototypes to be installed in Rotterdam

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How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

As the old saying goes, there’s nothing permanent except change. This certainly holds true for the U.S. energy landscape. It is constantly evolving and renewable energy cost declines, technology advancements, and impending power plant retirements are driving the transition. How can we stay up-to-date on these changes? And more importantly, what role will wind energy … Continue reading How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

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New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

The American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement reacting to New York Governor Cuomo’s announcement, which more than triples the state’s offshore wind development target from 2.4 GW by 2030 to 9 GW by 2035. “By more than tripling New York’s already impressive offshore wind goal, Governor Cuomo has redefined offshore wind ambition nationwide,” … Continue reading New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

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Restrictions on steel imports could jeopardise the EU’s 2030 renewables target

EU countries will discuss a proposal from the European Commission on protective measures on steel imports to the EU. The EU will then vote on the measures, which aim to restrict steel imports from third countries to the EU until July 2021, on Friday. Steel import restrictions to the EU come as a response to … Continue reading Restrictions on steel imports could jeopardise the EU’s 2030 renewables target

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Wind energy in Costa Rica: new wind power plant in Guanacaste

The Cacao Wind Energy Farm is currently benefiting 20,000 homes in the Nicoya Peninsula, in Guanacaste province, in Costa Rica. ‘With the construction of this project, we reaffirm as a government that Guanacaste is a province with great development in Costa Rica,’ Vice President Marvin Rodriguez said at the opening ceremony of the facility on … Continue reading Wind energy in Costa Rica: new wind power plant in Guanacaste

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Six trends shaping the future of wind energy

2018 may be in the rearview mirror, but let’s take a moment to reflect on another year of incredible progress for American wind power. Wind energy made huge strides across the U.S., from the shores of Massachusetts all the way out to California and dozens of places in between. And that’s good news for families … Continue reading Six trends shaping the future of wind energy

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Senvion confirms 41 MW of wind energy in Spain

Senvion has secured firm orders for 41 megawatts (MW) of wind power with Alfanar Energy in Spain. Alfanar Energy, one of the leading developers globally, recently signed the orders involving the three wind farms Valdeabajo, La Moratilla and Soliedra, located in the province of Soria, in the Castilla y León region.   Senvion will supply … Continue reading Senvion confirms 41 MW of wind energy in Spain

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Wind energy: Vestas becomes the first company to install 100 GW of wind turbines

Vestas has been a pioneer in wind energy solutions and a cornerstone in making the world’s energy mix sustainable. In late 2018, a new milestone was reached in that 40-year journey, as Vestas achieved 100 GW of installed wind turbines with the installation of a V110-2.0 MW wind turbine at MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XI wind … Continue reading Wind energy: Vestas becomes the first company to install 100 GW of wind turbines

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Nordex obtains 300 MW wind turbines order for major wind energy project in India

Nordex Group has received a 300 MW turnkey order from Sprng Energy Private Limited. The project “Mulanur” is located in the state of Tamilnadu, near to the city of Coimbatore. Sprng Energy Private Limited is the Indian subsidiary for renewable energy of the private equity fund Actis, one of the leading investors in rapid-growth developing … Continue reading Nordex obtains 300 MW wind turbines order for major wind energy project in India

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Siemens provides four steam turbines to Concentrated Solar Power plant in Dubai

Four steam turbines will help generate 700 megawatts of clean electricity. High-efficiency and rapid-start turbines support CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) operations. As part of its ongoing support to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and its role as a premier partner to Expo 2020 Dubai, Siemens will provide four steam turbine generator sets and auxiliary … Continue reading Siemens provides four steam turbines to Concentrated Solar Power plant in Dubai

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Wind energy in India: Vestas’ wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas is off to a great start in 2019 by securing its first wind power order of the year with a 101 MW Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project in India from Trinethra Wind & Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Continuum Wind Energy Pvt Ltd. The project is designed to sell wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Vestas’ wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power takes wildlife conservation to the next level

Last year, the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) celebrated its 10 year anniversary. And there was no better way to mark the occasion than the creation of the new Wind Wildlife Research Fund. AWWI was founded by leaders of the wind industry in 2008 to maximize wind energy’s conservation potential through collaboration and research. A … Continue reading Wind power takes wildlife conservation to the next level

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19 Goldwind wind turbines in Morgado wind energy plant in Brazil

All 19 wind turbines in Morgado wind farm owned by Energimp in the state of Ceará of Brazil reached full power generation, after 4 years of problematic operation since it started to experience technical failures.   After the “SRR” – Supply of generator, Repair and Retrofit contract signed in April this year, Goldwind changed 15 … Continue reading 19 Goldwind wind turbines in Morgado wind energy plant in Brazil

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Wind power may take significant market share in Azerbaijan

Wind energy energy may take a significant share in Azerbaijan’s energy market, Director General of Russia’s Energy Development Fund Andrei Listovsky told Trend. He said this is not yet envisaged in Russia, since there are no consumers in places where it is possible to produce energy from the Sun and wind. “In Azerbaijan, everything depends … Continue reading Wind power may take significant market share in Azerbaijan

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Vestas receives 32 MW wind farm order in Italy and passes 12 GW in global wind power for 2018

Vestas has signed a 32 MW wind energy contract for the extension of the Ulassai wind farm in Italy that takes Vestas’ global order intake in 2018 to 12,014 MW, clearly passing 2017’s record order intake of 11,176 MW. The 2018 order intake is based on announced orders in all four quarters of 2018 as … Continue reading Vestas receives 32 MW wind farm order in Italy and passes 12 GW in global wind power for 2018

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Construction progresses on final phase of Dubai concentrated solar power park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announces completion of 128 pillars of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Concentrated Solar Power Park’s solar tower. The fourth phase of the park is the largest single-site investment project in concentrated solar power (CSP) in the world based on the independent power producer (IPP) model. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, … Continue reading Construction progresses on final phase of Dubai concentrated solar power park

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Enel Green Power brings online 620 MW of new wind power capacity in the United States

The 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Nebraska will sell its energy to Facebook and Adobe, while the Diamond Vista wind farm of around 300 MW in Kansas will sell its energy to Kohler, Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Oklahoma and City Utilities of Springfield Enel invested approximately 430 million US dollars in the construction … Continue reading Enel Green Power brings online 620 MW of new wind power capacity in the United States

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Vestas secures largest repowering order to date with 359 MW from Phoenix Wind Repower

Vestas has received a 359 MW wind energy order to repower a portfolio of three projects in Texas from Phoenix Wind Repower, LLC, which is a portfolio investment of a fund managed by the Infrastructure and Power strategy of Ares Management Corporation., a leading global alternative asset manager. The order is Vestas’ largest repowering order … Continue reading Vestas secures largest repowering order to date with 359 MW from Phoenix Wind Repower

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