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Wind energy in Spain: first offshore wind farm project

Equinor will invest more than 860 million euros to install in the Canary Islands first large offshore wind power farm in Spain, a decision adopted after the Norwegian company has been authorized to settle in the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC). As reported by the regional government, this investment is the result of actions undertaken … Continue reading Wind energy in Spain: first offshore wind farm project

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EU election results: the Parliament has a mandate to deliver on a net-zero carbon economy by 2050

From 23 to 26 May millions of Europeans went to the polls to elect their Members of the European Parliament. At 51% this year’s EU election turnout was the highest since 1999. And it was the first time turnout had gone up in the European elections. Voters increasingly see that Climate and Energy challenges are … Continue reading EU election results: the Parliament has a mandate to deliver on a net-zero carbon economy by 2050

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Study points to offshore wind energy potential in Ceará (Brazil)

Study points to wind power potential in the Ceará seaInstallation of wind turbines at sea (offshore) and has the potential of generation in Ceará. According to a new survey, the state will have greater area for the production of renewable energy.Old demand from the energy sector of Ceará is one of the main bottlenecks for … Continue reading Study points to offshore wind energy potential in Ceará (Brazil)

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China expected to have the fastest growth in the Floating Offshore Wind Power market

According to our research report, Floating Offshore Wind Power Market size is poised to reach USD xx Billion by the end of 2023 from USD xx Billion in 2017 and this market witnessed a growth rate of xx% during the forecast period 2018-2023. Browse 150 Pages of Research Report developed on Floating Offshore wind Power … Continue reading China expected to have the fastest growth in the Floating Offshore Wind Power market

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Senvion and Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II secure project delivery of 200 MW offshore wind farm

Senvion and Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co. KG (TWB II) announced today to continue their cooperation. The project partners have agreed on a new supply contract, which will ensure supply of wind turbines for the Trianel Borkum II wind farm. The remaining 17 of the 32 wind turbines are supposed to be delivered … Continue reading Senvion and Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II secure project delivery of 200 MW offshore wind farm

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GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

Forum will bring together emerging markets with strong offshore wind energy potential, with representatives from 15 governments expected to attend. World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries. GWEC Market Intelligence expects global offshore wind capacity to grow to 210GW in … Continue reading GWEC working with World Bank Group to hold forum on Offshore Wind Power in London

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Redundant Defense and Interior appropriations language risks delaying U.S. offshore wind power

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to recent inclusion of language related to U.S. offshore wind development in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Interior (DOI) FY 2020 appropriations bills: “The offshore wind industry is committed to compatibility with national security and wind projects are rigorously … Continue reading Redundant Defense and Interior appropriations language risks delaying U.S. offshore wind power

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Microsoft and Eneco to drive offshore wind power

Microsoft and renewable energy supplier Eneco have partnered to drive sustainable business transformations. Microsoft will use Eneco’s clean wind energy to power its data centres starting in 2022. After an earlier purchase in the year, Microsoft will buy 90 megawatts of offshore wind energy from the Dutch firm, bringing its total wind energy purchases in … Continue reading Microsoft and Eneco to drive offshore wind power

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Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

The 72 wind turbines have a total height of 188 metres and each foundation weighs up to 800 tonnes. The construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea has now started well on schedule, and the wind power plant will contribute significantly to Vattenfall’s goal of enabling fossil-free living within one generation. … Continue reading Construction of Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm has started

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AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan today announced that he would allow the Clean Energy and Jobs Act (CEJA) to pass into law. The law will establish a 50 percent by 2030 renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and is the culmination of years of dedicated work from the Maryland State Legislature. CEJA will help deliver affordable, clean energy … Continue reading AWEA statement on Gov. Hogan’s Clean Energy Jobs Act decision

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Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

The German offshore wind energy supply chain is under real pressure. A lack of auctions – the last one was in April 2018 and no more are scheduled until 2021 – and a disappointing perspective for future auction volumes to 2030 means their order books are drying up and it’s unclear when and how they … Continue reading Germany’s offshore wind energy supply chain under pressure

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Is Vietnam the next offshore wind energy hotspot in South East Asia?

We are just over two weeks away from the second edition of GWEC’s Vietnam Wind Power 2019 which will take place in Hanoi from 11-12 June, in partnership with GIZ, the Danish Embassy Hanoi and the Embassy of Ireland. During this two-day event, GWEC is organising its first closed-door Offshore Roundtable in Vietnam, hoping to start some early conversations … Continue reading Is Vietnam the next offshore wind energy hotspot in South East Asia?

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China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW wind turbines for the wind power project. The wind turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, Zhuhai City, in water depths ranging from 11 to 21 metres. The Zhuhai Jinwan … Continue reading China’s Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300 MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm

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China to establish offshore wind farm

China will establish an offshore wind power project with an investment of about USD23.5 billion in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over 10 million kilowatts. Under the agreement, the two sides will also … Continue reading China to establish offshore wind farm

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Development of INGECON® WIND MV power Converter for FC – topology wind turbines up to 15 MW

This paper presents the main aspects of the design procedure followed by Ingeteam to develop the INGECON® WIND MV Power Converter for FC Wind Turbines up to 15 MW. Within the design phase, the core components of the power converter, such as the Power Electronic Modules (semiconductors, drivers, capacitors, busbars, etc…), are developed in close … Continue reading Development of INGECON® WIND MV power Converter for FC – topology wind turbines up to 15 MW

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China to build offshore wind farm near east coast

China will build an offshore wind power project with an investment of 160 billion yuan (about 23.5 billion U.S. dollars) in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province, according to the provincial government of Jiangsu. On Sunday, the Jiangsu government and China Huaneng Group signed an agreement on the project with a planned installed capacity of over … Continue reading China to build offshore wind farm near east coast

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The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

It was the Parliament that fought for the 32% EU renewables target for 2030 – the European Commission and the Member States initially only wanted 27%. Last year the Parliament also pushed for more EU finance for renewables and R&D funding. And it secured key improvements to make Europe’s electricity markets ready for more renewables. … Continue reading The European Parliament is a key enabler of wind energy

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Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

16 May marked the opening of European Maritime Day (EMD) 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two-day event is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth, focusing on entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains.  With the eyes of the world focused on the ongoing climate … Continue reading Why offshore wind energy is essential to the fight against climate change

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Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is pleased to welcome GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level member. GE Renewable Energy is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines and provider of energy system solutions. The company operates across 35 countries with a total installed wind capacity of 62 … Continue reading Global Wind Energy Council welcomes GE Renewable Energy as its latest board level Member

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Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

“As a leader of the wind energy industry, we are constantly striving for top notch technology. The cooperation with GE Renewable Energy enables us to remain one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments. The size and performance of Haliade-X 12MW will support us to further improve the competitiveness of offshore wind energy production. Due … Continue reading Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to cooperate on deployment for largest offshore wind turbine in Europe

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