Category Archives: Wind Energy

World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

Both components will be tested at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s site in Blyth. GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-meter long blade will be shipped to the UK as part of an advanced technology testing program. GE Renewable Energy has confirmed that the Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-metre long blade will be … Continue reading World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

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Vestas and GE Renewable Energy settle multi-patent dispute

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Vestas) and General Electric Company (GE), acting through its Renewable Energy Business, have reached an amicable settlement of all disputes related to multiple patent infringement claims in the U.S., resulting in the discontinuation of the case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California as well as … Continue reading Vestas and GE Renewable Energy settle multi-patent dispute

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India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, says secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. India plans to set up 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030. This announcement was made by Anand Kumar, secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on Tuesday at the 17th meeting of … Continue reading India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

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Wind power in Kosovo: EBRD lends €18m to first wind farm

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting Kosovo’s first wind farm with an €18m loan. The 32.4MW wind farm, in Kitka has already begun operations, having been developed by the Turkish energy group Guris. It will raise annual national electricity generation by more than 1.4% and reduce emissions by 81,000 tonnes of … Continue reading Wind power in Kosovo: EBRD lends €18m to first wind farm

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High-Level Discussion on Renewables and Climate Change to Get Underway at 17th Council

More than 360 government representatives from 116 countries will gather in Abu Dhabi tomorrow to attend the Seventeenth Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Luxembourg will Chair the Agency’s two-day high-level meeting that takes place days ahead of the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting, one of the central global preparatory meetings for the United … Continue reading High-Level Discussion on Renewables and Climate Change to Get Underway at 17th Council

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#AmericanWindWeek is a critical tool that can help support goals while growing U.S. wind power

#AmericanWindWeek 2019 serves as a springboard for continued advocacy, communications, and public support for wind energy. Despite the wind power’s phenomenal growth, many Americans, even some in communities that host wind farms and factories, don’t know much about it. #AmericanWindWeek is a chance to bring the wind community together– technicians, manufacturers, those benefiting from tax … Continue reading #AmericanWindWeek is a critical tool that can help support goals while growing U.S. wind power

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GE Renewable Energy and Enerfín team up in Valencia to construct 50 MW Cofrentes wind farm

The scope of the wind power projects highlights GE Renewable Energy’s capabilities in Spain with operations, manufacturing of blades, services and digital monitoring to be done in country. Enerfín announced today the start of the construction of the 50 MW Cofrentes wind farm, which will be powered by 13 of GE Renewable Energy’s onshore wind … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and Enerfín team up in Valencia to construct 50 MW Cofrentes wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa receives order for Ørsted’s 900 MW offshore wind power project in Taiwan

The company will install SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines at the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind energy project; Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility at Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, exceeding localization requirements. Local tower supply set-up through CS Wind and Chin Fong partnership to be used. Offshore … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives order for Ørsted’s 900 MW offshore wind power project in Taiwan

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GE wind turbines for Ukrainian wind farm

GE Capital’s Global Capital Advisory has reached another project milestone for DTEK Renewables B.V. 200-megawatt (MW) wind farm project, Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant (Primorsk). Financial close on a €90 million (MM) project financing package was reached with a German banking consortium and two European export credit agencies for the construction of phase II of a … Continue reading GE wind turbines for Ukrainian wind farm

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The Spanish wind energy launches an awareness campaign about the benefits of renewable energies

More than 20 companies from the Spanish wind power sector and the Spanish WindEnergy Association (AEE) join forces to launch an awareness campaign on the benefits of renewable energies. Today, June 24, will kick off the campaign ‘Renew your way of thinking’, whose main objective is to offer arguments that support the perception and knowledge … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy launches an awareness campaign about the benefits of renewable energies

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Wind farm extension becomes Vestas’ first merchant project in Italy

2076/5000Vestas ha firmado un contrato de 18 MW con VRG Wind 060 para la extensión de la planta de energía eólica Mazara del Vallo en Sicilia, Italia. Utilizando la tecnología líder en la industria de Vestas y los datos de operación de las turbinas eólicas existentes para impulsar la producción de energía eólica y mitigar … Continue reading Wind farm extension becomes Vestas’ first merchant project in Italy

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Wind energy in Valencia: Elecnor builds the first wind farm in the Community in the last 8 years

The 50 MW wind power plant will have a total investment of 53 million euros. Elecnor has signed a contract with Cepsa to cover the sale price of energy for a period of 10 years for 50% of the energy generated by the wind farm. The wind energy project will create 300 direct jobs. Elecnor, … Continue reading Wind energy in Valencia: Elecnor builds the first wind farm in the Community in the last 8 years

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Navantia and Windar claim as leaders of offshore wind power

Navantia and Windar Renovables, which form a UTE in the offshore wind energy, claim themselves as “world leaders in the floating marine wind turbines sector”. They do so because “the only two offshore wind farm projects, one already in operation, and another by the end of this year,” have been built by them, according to … Continue reading Navantia and Windar claim as leaders of offshore wind power

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New Jersey selects Orsted for 1,1 GW offshore wind power project

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has selected Ocean Wind, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), to negotiate a 20-year offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,100MW. Located off the coast of Atlantic City, … Continue reading New Jersey selects Orsted for 1,1 GW offshore wind power project

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Lebanon’s Akkar’s wind farms to be ‘operational’ in 2020

The construction of the first wind farms are due to begin “in the next 30 to 60 days” and will be fully operational by summer of next year, chairman of Sustainable Akkar, Salah Tabbarah, told an audience at an EcOrient panel on the second day of the Project Lebanon Wednesday. Situated in Jabal Akroum, in … Continue reading Lebanon’s Akkar’s wind farms to be ‘operational’ in 2020

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Latest Wind Power Tender in Turkey

The share of renewable energy sources (including hydro) had increased from 43.3% to 44.7%, and the share of total wind installed capacity increased from 7.9% to 8.4% in 20181. Turkey’s installed Wind Power Plants capacity is 6.9 GW2. In 2018, 6.7% of the electricity generation was generated from Wind Power Plants3. Even though, we had … Continue reading Latest Wind Power Tender in Turkey

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Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

In many parts of the world, renewables represent the least cost source of new power generation technology. The global weighted average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined in 2018, including concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) (down 26% from 2017), bioelectricity (down 14%), solar PV and onshore wind … Continue reading Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

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Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

Nordex has received an order from NaturEner USA, LLC to provide Premium O&M services for their 400 MW fleet of Acciona Windpower wind turbines in Montana, USA. The related wind projects are: Glacier Wind phases 1 & 2, located near Ethridge and Rim Rock, located near Kevin. The three wind power projects consist of 266 … Continue reading Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

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Wind power industry

Wind energy has emerged as one of the most economical ways to add new generating capacity.  Yet, while falling prices are helping to move wind power into new markets and driving up sales, the highly competitive environment is causing a decrease in the number of wind turbine manufacturers. The global transition from FITs to more-competitive … Continue reading Wind power industry

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The wind energy capacity in 2018

The global wind power market continued to be fairly stable in 2018, with about 51 GW of capacity installed worldwide (including nearly 47 GW onshore and 4.5 GW offshore), down approximately4% from 2017. Onshore wind farm installations accounted for all of the market decline.  This was the fifth consecutive year with annual additions exceeding 50 … Continue reading The wind energy capacity in 2018

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