Category Archives: Wind Energy

Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines

As renewable energy gained national popularity, scientists developed production mechanisms that reached toward smaller footprints. Recent tax incentive extensions provide financial support for wind turbine customers, increasing residential and commercial purchases. The government’s support of clean energy development is up against significant ecological challenges, however. Like all technological devices, wind turbines generate carbon emissions. Until … Continue reading Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines

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EDP Renewables reaches 12.6 GW of installed capacity

The company has 2.1 GW more in its portfolio than in the same period last year. Noteworthy is the good performance of the business in Europe and Brazil as well as the good visibility of growth in the short term and the solid asset rotation strategy implemented. EBITDA amounted to EUR 654 million (-13% vs. … Continue reading EDP Renewables reaches 12.6 GW of installed capacity

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Eni acquires 1.2 GW of wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

Eni will expand its renewable energy presence in Spain with the acquisition of solar and wind power projects with a total capacity of 1.2 GW, the company reported on July 26.Gas e Luce, Eni’s retail subsidiary, which has integrated its renewable energy operations, signed an agreement with Azora Capital to buy the portfolio of new … Continue reading Eni acquires 1.2 GW of wind power and solar energy projects in Spain

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Acciona and SSE Renewables have agreed to explore offshore wind energy opportunities in Poland

ACCIONA Energía and SSE Renewables have agreed to explore offshore wind opportunities in Poland as the country seeks to progress the deployment of around 6GW of offshore wind energy by the end of the decade. For that purpose, both companies, who are already cooperating on the exploration of offshore wind opportunities in Spain and Portugal, … Continue reading Acciona and SSE Renewables have agreed to explore offshore wind energy opportunities in Poland

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Duke Energy starts up 182 MW Texas wind farm

Duke Energy has begun commercial operation of its 182MW Maryneal Windpower wind farm in Texas. The Maryneal plant, in Nolan County, increases Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions’ US wind capacity to over 3GW. In 2019, Sprint, now part of T-Mobile, signed a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 173.3MW of the energy generated by the … Continue reading Duke Energy starts up 182 MW Texas wind farm

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Oyster Bay wind farm ready for commercial operations

The Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA) 140 MW Oyster Bay wind farm, situated in the Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, has successfully reached commercial operation. Every year the Oyster Bay wind farm will generate over 568 GWh and prevent 590,000 tons of CO² from being emitted into the atmosphere.  This brings … Continue reading Oyster Bay wind farm ready for commercial operations

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RWE deploys new software tool to optimise operations across offshore wind fleet

RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has signed an agreement with the Danish firm Systematic to deploy an innovative information management tool across its global fleet of offshore wind farms. Under the contract, software company Systematic will supply it’s marine management tool, called SITE, to manage vessel and personnel information as well … Continue reading RWE deploys new software tool to optimise operations across offshore wind fleet

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Wind turbines being built in Barbados

Construction is under way at Ashford Plantation, St John, for the erection of four wind turbines, the first of their kind in Barbados, by Pavana Energy Limited.Electricity in Barbados could be up and running the very next day after a storm with wind turbine energy. So said developers of Pavana Energy Limited, the first company … Continue reading Wind turbines being built in Barbados

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Study investigates potential for first large-scale offshore hydrogen park in the German North Sea

Project partners RWE, Shell, Gasunie and Equinor signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaSector project – the vision of the first large-scale German offshore hydrogen park. The project aims to demonstrate that in Germany offshore based hydrogen production enables an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way to produce green hydrogen.  … Continue reading Study investigates potential for first large-scale offshore hydrogen park in the German North Sea

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GE Renewable Energy announces joint development agreement for weather technology with Whiffle

Agreement to use Whiffle’s ultra-fine atmospheric Large Eddy Simulation (LES) modeling for wind energy applications. Technology will be used to optimize wind turbine siting and enable improved AEP. GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has entered into an Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Whiffle, a Netherlands-based weather forecasting technology firm, for application of Whiffle’s … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy announces joint development agreement for weather technology with Whiffle

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Iberdrola grants Van Oord the installation of the foundations for the Baltic Eagle wind farm

Iberdrola and Van Oord have signed a contract for the transportation and installation of Baltic Eagle’s monopile foundations, as well as the supply, transportation and installation of the inter-array cables. With a production capacity of 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm will supply renewable energy to 475,000 households, while saving nearly one million tons … Continue reading Iberdrola grants Van Oord the installation of the foundations for the Baltic Eagle wind farm

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Nordex Group announces new strategic collaboration with TPI Composites in Mexico

Against the backdrop of a continuing market momentum and a strong order intake, the Nordex Group and the American rotor blade manufacturer TPI Composites have agreed on a unique strategic partnership in addition to collaborating in Turkey and India. As part of this innovative collaboration model, the Nordex Group will transfer the operation of its … Continue reading Nordex Group announces new strategic collaboration with TPI Composites in Mexico

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IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency. Signed by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and EPRI’s President and CEO Arshad Mansoor, the agreement provides the framework for … Continue reading IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

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Clean Power’s Meeting at the White House

Yesterday I had the honor of participating in a meeting at the White House with union and business leaders to represent our growing industry as Washington continues to sort out the bipartisan infrastructure framework. When I met with President Biden, Vice President Harris and business leaders I was proud to tell them that more than … Continue reading Clean Power’s Meeting at the White House

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IRENA Outlines Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables for G20

Boosting offshore renewables will accelerate the energy transition and allow G20 countries to build a resilient and sustainable energy system, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. Offshore Renewables: An Action Agenda for Deployment actively contributes to the G20 agenda by identifying actions which support the commercialisation of offshore technologies such … Continue reading IRENA Outlines Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables for G20

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Austria aims to have 100% renewable electricity by 2030

The Austrian National Parliament has voted in favour of the country’s new Renewable Expansion Law (EAG). The law sets a 100% renewable electricity consumption goal by 2030 for Austria – up from 75% right now. For this to become a reality, Austria will need an additional 27 TWh in electricity generation. And 10 TWh of … Continue reading Austria aims to have 100% renewable electricity by 2030

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The American Clean Power Association and the U.S. Energy Storage Association announce intent to merge

The boards of directors of the American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have voted to pursue a merger of the two trade associations to combine their staff, programs, and members. The merger will bring together the diverse membership and talented team members of ESA with the resources and reach … Continue reading The American Clean Power Association and the U.S. Energy Storage Association announce intent to merge

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Iberdrola ramps up investment in Asia Pacific renewables, acquiring Sowitec Vietnam’s 550 MW green pipeline

The Vietnamese company owns six renewable projects under development: five onshore wind farms and one floating photovoltaic project Vietnam plans to install more than 20,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030  Iberdrola already has growth strategies in markets such as Australia, Japan and Korea Iberdrola is continuing its growth in Asian Pacific renewable energy markets, … Continue reading Iberdrola ramps up investment in Asia Pacific renewables, acquiring Sowitec Vietnam’s 550 MW green pipeline

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Offshore wind power in Vietnam at a crossroads

A new report by the Global Wind Energy Council, in cooperation with The Renewables Consulting Group, finds that Vietnam is facing a crucial crossroads in its energy system planning, and has the opportunity to act now to accelerate deployment of offshore wind in this decade. The first large-scale offshore wind projects are not likely to … Continue reading Offshore wind power in Vietnam at a crossroads

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North Macedonia advances in three wind energy and solar power projects with 210 MW

ESM is seeking consultants for feasibility studies for solar power plants of 60 MW and 100 MW in Bitola and its 50 MW Miravci wind power project in Gevgelija. After Germany’s KfW Development Bank provided a EUR 2.4 million grant to North Macedonia to produce feasibility and environmental impact studies for green energy systems, Elektrani … Continue reading North Macedonia advances in three wind energy and solar power projects with 210 MW

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