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A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

China is a leader in wind energy, concentrated solar thermal power and, above all, photovoltaic energy. Decades earlier than originally planned, China’s power grid has reached parity in the solar power market. It means that solar energy is again cheaper than electricity in the Chinese electricity grid, an advance that can boost the prospects for … Continue reading A true chinese miracle, this one that happened with solar power

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Global renewables investment to triple this decade

Global investment in new capacity for renewable energy is on course to reach $2.6 trillion by the end of this decade, more than triple the amount of the previous decade, a report commissioned by the U.N. Environment Programme says. The figure excludes large hydropower projects and is equivalent to 1.2 terawatts (TW) of new renewable … Continue reading Global renewables investment to triple this decade

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Wind energy is one of the industries identified by the Spanish Government as strategic

The wind power sector is one of the industrial sectors identified by the Government as strategic to boost the growth of the industrial sector, improve its competitiveness and generate sustainable growth The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), together with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, have developed the Sectorial Agenda of the Wind Industry, … Continue reading Wind energy is one of the industries identified by the Spanish Government as strategic

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EGP, 11 years driving job creation in Mexico

Mexico is the third biggest economy in America. In recent years, it has stood out for its macroeconomic stability and the increase in its per capita income. However, the North American country faces important challenges such as income inequality and the need for better conditions for a workforce of almost 60 million people. The Organization … Continue reading EGP, 11 years driving job creation in Mexico

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Europe’s progress on renewable energy depends on getting National Energy & Climate Plans right

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson highlighted the importance of the 2030 National Energy & Climate Plans at a Florence School of Regulation event on 12 September on the energy priorities for the next European Commission. Dickson said that Europe’s progress on renewable energy deployment over the next decade will be determined by the National Energy and … Continue reading Europe’s progress on renewable energy depends on getting National Energy & Climate Plans right

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall ready to step up work to achieve fossil-free steel production

SSAB, together with LKAB and Vattenfall, is ready to step up work to achieve fossil-free steel production and to move up the construction of the HYBRIT demonstration plant by three years, write the companies’ three CEOs in an opinion piece published today in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The opinion piece comes just ahead … Continue reading SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall ready to step up work to achieve fossil-free steel production

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Chile’s ambitious goals to lead renewable energy

The objective is that by 2050, 70% of the energy consumed in Chile is from sources such as solar thermal, photovoltaic or wind energy, which adds to the announcement of the decarbonization plan. Chile is inspiring the world with a significant expansion of solar energy, faster than any other country on the planet. (The State … Continue reading Chile’s ambitious goals to lead renewable energy

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Canary Islands, historical record of wind energy

In recent weeks, there has been a phenomenon that speaks of the growth of wind power in the Canary Islands, with a production in hours of low demand that has had to be limited, although only in part, and that are called “Surpluses of generation that cannot be integrated into the system ”, according to … Continue reading Canary Islands, historical record of wind energy

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Orsted sees market potential in Korean offshore wind power

Denmark’s state-run energy company Orsted sees high potential in the Korean offshore wind power market, intending to build long-term, sustainable relationships with the Korean government and companies. “Korea has a high potential in the offshore wind power market, given that the nation is a peninsular, possesses numerous sites with superb wind and the government’s strong … Continue reading Orsted sees market potential in Korean offshore wind power

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Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain

Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain. In August, 28.1% of the Spanish generation was renewable energy, wind power 12.5%, concentrating solar thermal 3.5% and photovoltaic 4.7%, and more than half did not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. In the first eight months of the year, renewables reach 36% of the … Continue reading Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain

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Nordex brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the wind energy

The management and visualisation software (SCADA) is a key component of wind turbines. The system controls and manages the wind turbines and the wind farm in order to ensure a maximum yield. With Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE the Nordex Group now offers the next generation of their operations control system on the basis of a … Continue reading Nordex brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the wind energy

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Recognizing sustainability at WINDPOWER 2019

The American Wind Energy Association is pleased to recognize the Nordex Group as our 2019 WINDPOWER Leader in Sustainability! The Nordex Group was one of 24 exhibitors that participated in the WINDPOWER Green Team, making them eligible for this award. Because of Nordex’s tactical partnership with its booth builder to reconfigure and reuse both the … Continue reading Recognizing sustainability at WINDPOWER 2019

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Request to connect 30,556 MW of wind power in Spain

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) provides for the year 2030 an installed capacity in the electricity sector of 157,000 MW, of which about 50,000 MW will be wind energy, 37,000 photovoltaic and 7,303 concentrated solar power. Red Eléctrica de España (REE) is processing applications for renewable projects for more than 142,000 megawatts … Continue reading Request to connect 30,556 MW of wind power in Spain

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Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

The northern German states aim to rely on hydrogen technology alongside wind power during the country’s energy transition (Energiewende), a conference of experts on green hydrogen was told here on Monday. “The north has a huge chance with its wind farms,” emphasized Enak Ferlemann, parliamentary state secretary of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport. Excess electricity … Continue reading Germany turns to hydrogen to push energy transition

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Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

The contribution of renewable power, wind energy, PV and concentrated solar power, to total installed capacity in the US is expected to double from 15% in 2018 to 30% by 2030, reaching a total of 442.8 gigawatt (GW). Representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%, this projection can be attributed to more states … Continue reading Renewables to represent 30% of US total installed capacity by 2030

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Response to power outage in the UK

A preliminary investigation by UK Transmission System Operator National Grid to UK energy regulator Ofgem into the recent UK power outage has suggested that it resulted from a lightning strike. The frequency – which is supposed to remain at 50Hz – fell to below 49Hz in a matter of seconds after the “near simultaneous” shutdown … Continue reading Response to power outage in the UK

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Report finds attractive wind energy prices, at under 2¢/kWh on average

“2018 Wind Technologies Market Report” provides an annual overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market.  Highlights of this year’s report include: Wind power capacity additions continued at a robust pace in 2018: $11 billion was invested in new wind power plants in 2018. In 2018, wind energy contributed 6.5% of the nation’s electricity … Continue reading Report finds attractive wind energy prices, at under 2¢/kWh on average

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Europe has space for enough wind turbines to power the entire world

Europe has enough space to create millions of wind turbines that could power the entire world until 2050, according to a new scientific analysis.  An international team of researchers say there is 4.9 million square kilometres of land – 46 per cent of Europe’s total land – that would be suitable for wind turbines, according to the paper published in Energy … Continue reading Europe has space for enough wind turbines to power the entire world

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Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

The Trump administration attacked the Renewable Energy Plan (wind power, concentrating solar thermal power, PV) driven by the Obama administration. The Trump administration attacked the Clean Energy Plan promoted by the Obama administration.A coalition of 29 states and cities filed a lawsuit against the Administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to block the … Continue reading Trump sued for dismantling Obama’s green policy

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Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

In August, renewable energy produced 29.8% of electricity in Spain: wind energy 14%, solar thermal 3.3% and photovoltaic 4.1%. Until July, concentrating solar power produced 2.4% of electricity in Spain, wind turbines 20.3% and photovoltaic 3.6%. The group of renewables generated 37.2% until July. The demand for national electricity in July is estimated at 24,283 … Continue reading Wind power generated 20.3% of electricity in Spain until July

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