Category Archives: Wind Energy

Iberdrola will continue to invest in offshore wind energy

Iberdrola will continue to invest in offshore wind energyEurope’s largest power utility, Iberdrola , will continue to bet on offshore wind in the coming years, increasing the value of its assets in the sector to about 17 billion euros ($18 billion), its executive chairman, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, told shareholders on Friday. In the past two … Continue reading Iberdrola will continue to invest in offshore wind energy

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Life cycle analysis of a wind turbine

One of the most widespread myths about renewable energies in general, and wind power in particular, has always been the emissions associated with the manufacturing and construction of installations. Also, the Energy Return on Investment (EROI), the ratio between the amount of energy a plant can produce during its lifespan and the amount of energy … Continue reading Life cycle analysis of a wind turbine

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Offshore wind to contribute positively to South Korea’s coastal cities economy with 87 trillion won in investments and 770,000 jobs

In pursuit of South Korea’s ambitious 14.3GW offshore wind installation targets by 2030, the construction of offshore wind farms could introduce over 770,000 job opportunities to revitalise local communities and contribute 87 trillion won worth of investments into the economy.  The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new reports reveal that offshore wind development supports local … Continue reading Offshore wind to contribute positively to South Korea’s coastal cities economy with 87 trillion won in investments and 770,000 jobs

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Floating photovoltaics could limit Africa’s future reliance on hydro-generated energy

Floating photovoltaics (FPV), also known as floating solar farms, are photovoltaic systems that can be deployed on the sea’s surface or on other bodies of water. While their environmental impact is still the topic of debate worldwide, these systems could be highly advantageous for generating renewable energy, particularly in warm regions where available land is … Continue reading Floating photovoltaics could limit Africa’s future reliance on hydro-generated energy

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Vestas has signed an offshore wind energy agreement with more than 1 GW in northern Europe

Vestas has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of wind turbines for a large-scale offshore wind farm with two construction phases in Northern Europe with a combined capacity above Vestas’ current disclosure threshold of 1 GW. When the agreement results in firm and unconditional orders, Vestas will disclose them in accordance with the company’s … Continue reading Vestas has signed an offshore wind energy agreement with more than 1 GW in northern Europe

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Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project wins construction approval in New York

Equinor, opens a new tab received approval from the New York State Public Utilities Commission to begin construction of its Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.The wind farm is scheduled to begin producing energy in 2026.Electricity generated from offshore wind farms is important to state and U.S. goals of reducing … Continue reading Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 offshore wind project wins construction approval in New York

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France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

Yesterday France announced the winners of the 250 MW South Brittany floating offshore wind auction, the world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction. This is a major milestone for floating offshore wind technology. So far Europe has only built small pilot and demonstrator projects. With yesterday’s announcement floating wind took a big step towards commercialisation … Continue reading France announces winners of world’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind auction

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What does Argentina need to promote wind energy?

One of the fundamental pillars for the growth of wind energy in our country is the implementation of clear and consistent policies that encourage investment and expansion of wind farms (EFE/Archive/Filip Singer) Migration towards more sustainable energy sources is gaining momentum in Latin America and Argentina is emerging as one of the leaders in this … Continue reading What does Argentina need to promote wind energy?

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ACP Statement on Clean Energy Manufacturing Policy Announcements

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) released the following statement from ACP CEO Jason Grumet after the U.S. Treasury released new guidance on the domestic content bonus credit for qualifying wind, solar, and energy storage technologies: “The domestic manufacturing incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act are essential to strengthen America’s clean energy supply chain. We commend … Continue reading ACP Statement on Clean Energy Manufacturing Policy Announcements

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5 reasons why photovoltaic storage allows you to have a fairer and more sustainable electricity bill

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF), the majority association of solar energy in Spain that has more than 800 associated companies, claims in the context of the International Day of Light, the great value of solar energy storage as a basic tool for the Citizens have a fairer, more sustainable electricity supply aligned with the decarbonization … Continue reading 5 reasons why photovoltaic storage allows you to have a fairer and more sustainable electricity bill

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Masdar and partners sign deal for 10 GW of wind power in Egypt

Masdar, the UAE’s leading renewable energy company, its joint venture Infinity Power and its Cairo-based partner Hassan Allam Utilities, on Wednesday signed a land access agreement for its 10 GW onshore wind project in Egypt with the government of the country. The signing, witnessed by Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, is a major step towards … Continue reading Masdar and partners sign deal for 10 GW of wind power in Egypt

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REPowerEU – EU presents new initiatives to strengthen energy security and accelerate transition to renewables

Today is the second anniversary of REPowerEU, the EU’s energy policy response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. REPowerEU has speeded up the permitting of wind farms and helped raise the share of wind in Europe’s electricity mix – it’s now 19%. The EU have now launched new initiatives to keep the momentum of REPowerEU by … Continue reading REPowerEU – EU presents new initiatives to strengthen energy security and accelerate transition to renewables

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Photovoltaic and wind power in the second week of May

In the second week of May, prices in the main European electricity markets remained at similar levels to those of previous weeks, although the weekly average rose in most of them. The weekly average price fell only in the French market, which registered the lowest value, thus breaking the Iberian market’s streak of the lowest … Continue reading Photovoltaic and wind power in the second week of May

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ONYX receives first wind power contract in Indonesia

Following a successful field trial, the contract will see ONYX deliver its ecoCMS and fleetMONITOR technology to 30 wind turbines across UPC Renewables’ Sidrap wind farm, providing comprehensive data and analysis to enable long-term predictive maintenance (PdM) strategies. The 75 MW Sidrap onshore wind farm is Indonesia’s first utility scale wind farm and began providing … Continue reading ONYX receives first wind power contract in Indonesia

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Repair and refurbishment of wind turbine components is a growing business

Both OEMs and other suppliers are experiencing significant growth in this wind energy sector, which continues to increase in volume as the average age of wind farms rises. Spain is precisely the country with the highest average age in the entire European Union, and therefore, it has a significant activity in these types of services. … Continue reading Repair and refurbishment of wind turbine components is a growing business

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Acciona expands its presence and its social impact activities in the Philippines

ACCIONA, a global leader in sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy, is expanding its presence in the Philippines through the acquisition by ACCIONA Energía of an 80 % stake in Freya Renewables, a consulting firm for renewable development. On a visit to the country, José Manuel Entrecanales, chairman & CEO of ACCIONA, also committed to expanding … Continue reading Acciona expands its presence and its social impact activities in the Philippines

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Renewable energy passes 30% of world’s electricity supply

Renewable energy accounted for more than 30% of the world’s electricity for the first time last year following a rapid rise in wind and photovoltaic solar power, according to new figures. A report on the global power system has found that the world may be on the brink of driving down fossil fuel generation, even … Continue reading Renewable energy passes 30% of world’s electricity supply

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NREL tests automation in wind turbine blade manufacturing

Blade manufacturing remains a highly manual and labor-intensive process. And while some robots have been used by a few blade manufacturers/suppliers for sanding and painting, the reality is that automation is still not the norm in blade factories. Surely, the reasons for this lack of automation are twofold: That’s why the National Renewable Energy Laboratory … Continue reading NREL tests automation in wind turbine blade manufacturing

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Blue Circle will install Goldwind wind turbines in a wind power project in the Philippines

Developer Blue Circle has signed a contract with manufacturer Goldwind for the supply of 17 GW 165-6.0MW wind turbines for the Kalayaan 2 wind farm in the Philippines. Goldwind has celebrated this milestone as a “major breakthrough” as it marks their first order in the country. The Philippines currently has 443 MW of installed wind … Continue reading Blue Circle will install Goldwind wind turbines in a wind power project in the Philippines

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Analysis of clean technologies: solar photovoltaic, wind energy, batteries, electrolyzers and heat pumps

For every nation, clean technology manufacturing can bring economic security, employment, and resilience to clean energy transitions, says the IEA. The sector is now so significant that it’s also impacting overall GDP performance: in 2023, clean technology manufacturing alone accounted for around 4% of global GDP growth and nearly 10% of global investment growth. Here, … Continue reading Analysis of clean technologies: solar photovoltaic, wind energy, batteries, electrolyzers and heat pumps

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