Category Archives: Wind Energy

Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

Castilla y León is developing a pioneering project worth 9.77 million euros to develop comprehensive technology for recycling components of old wind turbines before the end of their useful life, according to data from the Ministry of Economy. The Community Government, wind energy developers and recycling companies, with the support of a community technology center, … Continue reading Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

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Wind energy, Nobody understands what Mexico is doing

Ramón Fiestas, president of the Latin American committee of the Global Wind Energy Council, points out that the changes in energy matters go against the decarbonization of the rest of the world. The changes that Mexico has made in the electricity market are already being echoed in the international arena. Not only among investors, but … Continue reading Wind energy, Nobody understands what Mexico is doing

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After years of false starts, offshore wind energy is poised to take off

About 60 miles east of New York’s Montauk Point, a 128,000-acre expanse of the Atlantic Ocean is expected to produce enough electricity to power around 850,000 homes when it’s populated with wind turbines and connected to the onshore grid in the next few years. Fifteen miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey, another windy swath of … Continue reading After years of false starts, offshore wind energy is poised to take off

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Wind energy replaces coal as Germany’s biggest energy source in 2020

The share of renewable energy in the amount of electricity generated and fed to the grid in Germany reached a new record, rising from 42.3 percent in 2019 to 47.0 percent last year, the Federal Office for Statistics (Destatis). At 25.6 percent, wind power with wind turbines replaced coal as “the most important energy source” … Continue reading Wind energy replaces coal as Germany’s biggest energy source in 2020

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Nordex Group: Preliminary figures 2020 confirm guidance

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today confirmed its new guidance issued in November 2020 and presented its preliminary figures for the 2020 financial year. The Company lifted consolidated sales by 41.6 percent to EUR 4.6 billion (previous year: EUR 3.3 billion), slightly above the forecast figure of approximately EUR 4.4 billion. Earnings before interest, taxes, … Continue reading Nordex Group: Preliminary figures 2020 confirm guidance

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Ørsted signs wind energy PPA with Target and Hormel Foods Corporation

Energy will come from the Haystack Wind Power project in Nebraska, US, currently under construction and expected online later this year. In addition to PepsiCo, announced earlier this year, Target, a general merchandise retailer, and Hormel Foods, a global branded food company, have signed long-term agreements with Ørsted to purchase energy from the 298 MW … Continue reading Ørsted signs wind energy PPA with Target and Hormel Foods Corporation

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Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

Deal signed with Energiekontor will see the installation of 8 SG 5.8-155 wind turbines at Longhill Burn wind farm in West Lothian, near Edinburgh. The wind turbines will be among the largest ever installed in the UK, with a rotor diameter of 155 meters to optimize power capacity. Contract underpins renewed growth of onshore wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

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Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

Approximately two years ago at the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) we set up the Offshore Wind Working Group, promoted by a small group of companies interested in analyzing the opportunities that were opening up in the Spanish market for wind turbines, since some technologies Floaters were beginning to reach levels of commercial development. Floating offshore … Continue reading Spain has the opportunity to lead floating offshore wind energy

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Naturgy’s wind power in the Canary Islands produces more than 143 GWh in 2020

The company has nine wind farms in the archipelago, eight in Gran Canaria and one wind farm in Fuerteventura, with a total installed capacity of 45.4 MW.The wind energy generated by these nine renewable facilities has prevented the emission of 113,645 tons of polluting and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and has made it possible … Continue reading Naturgy’s wind power in the Canary Islands produces more than 143 GWh in 2020

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Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

In 2020, 821 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in Africa and the Middle East, bringing total capacity in the region to over 7 GW, which helps to avoid 10.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually – equivalent to taking 2.3 million passenger cars off the road.The technical wind energy resource potential on … Continue reading Africa is only tapping into 0.01% of its wind power potential

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Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

Large parts of rural America have been experiencing population decline for over half a century. In fact, 35 percent of rural counties have a combined 6.2 million fewer residents than they did in 1950. There are many reasons for this demographic change, including a lack of economic opportunity for young people, who are often forced … Continue reading Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

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Iberdrola mobilises Aragón’s first green hydrogen generation project

A total of 15 institutions and companies in Aragón – which include the Government of Aragón, Zaragoza and Jaca City Councils, the Automobile Cluster and the Zaragoza Area Transport Consortium will install a 10 MW hydrogen generator in the Plaza Logistics Platform to supply heavy road and rail transport The initiative is one of 150 … Continue reading Iberdrola mobilises Aragón’s first green hydrogen generation project

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Ocean Winds announce the collaboration with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind energy in Greece

OCEAN WINDS, the Joint Venture created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, have signed a collaboration agreement with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind projects in the Greek seas. OCEAN WINDS has a wide portfolio composed of 1.5 GW under construction and 4 GW under development, and with the target of reaching 5 to 7 … Continue reading Ocean Winds announce the collaboration with TERNA ENERGY to co-develop floating offshore wind energy in Greece

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Kellogg, Enel Sign Agreement for Wind Power in North America

Through a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), Enel will sell a portion of the electricity delivered to the grid from the Azure Sky wind project to Kellogg Company.With operations expected in the first-half of 2022, the project, which consists of a 350 MW wind facility paired with approximately 137 MW of battery storage, will be … Continue reading Kellogg, Enel Sign Agreement for Wind Power in North America

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How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

Renewable hydrogen is currently among the hottest topics in the energy field. The molecule has been closely linked to Europe’s vision of a decarbonised energy system by 2050. Renewables such as wind energy are the raw material for the production of renewable hydrogen. That’s why WindEurope is active in different initiatives, promoting the future use … Continue reading How renewable hydrogen will help Europe’s decarbonisation

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American Clean Power Association Statement on CLEAN Future Act?

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee introduced the CLEAN Future Act. “We commend the House Energy and Commerce Committee for proposing robust climate legislation. The clean electricity standard represents a meaningful step forward on national energy policy that will help unleash … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on CLEAN Future Act?

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Capital Energy advances in the development of its first wind farm in Aragon, Biota

This wind energy facility, located in the Zaragoza municipalities of Biota and Uncastillo, will have an installed power of 58.7 megawatts (MW) and its development will involve an investment of about 47 million euros. The 20 wind turbines of this first Capital Energy wind farm in Aragon will be capable of supplying clean energy to … Continue reading Capital Energy advances in the development of its first wind farm in Aragon, Biota

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Capital Energy buys the wind turbines of its Buseco wind power plant from Siemens Gamesa

This renewable energy plant, located in the municipalities of Tineo, Villayón and Valdes, will have an installed wind power of 50 megawatts (MW) and its development will involve an investment of about 51 million euros.The 10 wind turbines of this first Capital Energy wind farm in Asturias, of the SG 5.0 – 132 model of … Continue reading Capital Energy buys the wind turbines of its Buseco wind power plant from Siemens Gamesa

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Acciona supports Banco Santander’s carbon neutrality target through its Oaxacas wind farm in Mexico

ACCIONA has signed an agreement with Banco Santander, through the ClimateTrade platform, to offset 145,000 tons of CO2 by transferring Certified Emissions Reduction certificates (CERs) from the group’s Oaxacas wind farm complex in Mexico. With this transaction, ACCIONA is contributing to Banco Santander’s goal of becoming carbon neutral in 2020 by offsetting approximately half of … Continue reading Acciona supports Banco Santander’s carbon neutrality target through its Oaxacas wind farm in Mexico

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Wind energy produced 29.9% in February in Spain

Photovoltaics generated 4.6% and concentrated solar power 0.7%. So far in 2021, wind power produced 29.5% of electricity in Spain. The demand for electricity in Spain fell by 3.5% in February. Taking into account that February 2020 had one more day as it was a leap year, in addition to other effects related to the … Continue reading Wind energy produced 29.9% in February in Spain

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