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Wind power generated 20.8% of electricity in Spain until September

The demand for electricity in Spain fell by 3.5% in September. Wind power generated 20.8% until September, Concentrated Solar Power 1.8% and photovoltaic 11%.This decrease is observed once the effects of labor and temperatures during that month have been corrected.37.2% of electricity production in September in Spain was renewable and 58.2% did not emit CO2 … Continue reading Wind power generated 20.8% of electricity in Spain until September

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EDP Renewables Celebrates the Start of Construction on the Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm

With 1,400 megawatts of installed renewable energy capacity in Indiana, EDP Renewables will strengthen its position as the top wind energy producer in the state with this new 202-megawatt wind farm. EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a leading renewable energy developer and operator in North America, announces the start of construction at the 202-megawatt (MW) Indiana … Continue reading EDP Renewables Celebrates the Start of Construction on the Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm

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Significant increase in solar energy production in the third quarter in European markets compared to 2021

In the third quarter of 2022, the solar energy production increased in all analysed European markets compared to the same quarter of 2021. The largest increase, of 42%, was reached in the markets of France and Portugal. The increase in installed photovoltaic capacity in this period reached 28% in Spain and 46% in Portugal. In … Continue reading Significant increase in solar energy production in the third quarter in European markets compared to 2021

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Onshore wind continues to evolve with the new Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform upgrade to 7-MW

The company has increased the power of its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, one of the most competitive in the onshore wind turbine segment, and which can now offer up to 7 MW. Since their launch, more than 4.5 GW of these wind turbines have been sold. The new SG 7.0-170 turbine will offer one of … Continue reading Onshore wind continues to evolve with the new Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform upgrade to 7-MW

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Ørsted to implement new organisational structure and changes to executive management

To continue to drive growth under increasingly different local market requirements, while leveraging the synergies of a global organisation, Ørsted has decided to implement a new organisational structure and changes to executive management. The current corporate structure with a Commercial area and an Onshore business unit will be replaced by three regions: Europe, Americas, and … Continue reading Ørsted to implement new organisational structure and changes to executive management

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The acceleration of the increase in wind power in the Spanish energy mix is essential

More than 175 people are attending today a new edition of the benchmark technical event for the sector, the Wind Farm Operational Analysis conference, which the Wind Energy Business Association (AEE) is holding in Madrid. The program is divided into 6 technical sessions, in addition to 3 Keynotes, with the main experts and professionals in … Continue reading The acceleration of the increase in wind power in the Spanish energy mix is essential

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Ceará wins wind power plant with 58 wind turbines

Allonda Energia, a renewable energy company, is developing its new wind energy complex in Ceará. The undertaking will have 58 wind turbines and promises to generate 300 jobs for the inhabitants of the region. Allonda, the company responsible for providing real sustainable environmental solutions, announced this week that it will install a wind energy complex … Continue reading Ceará wins wind power plant with 58 wind turbines

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Siemens Gamesa takes next steps in Mistral strategy

To adapt footprint and capacity to market demands, around 2,900 positions globally will be impacted. Siemens Gamesa today announced the next step in the implementation of its new operating model, which forms part of the Mistral strategy program and is designed to unlock the company’s full potential and enable profitable growth in the long term … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa takes next steps in Mistral strategy

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Vestas signs agreement for 846 MW of wind power in Brazil

Engie signed an agreement with Vestas for the Serra de Assuruá wind farm in the state of Bahia, in the municipality of Gentio do Ouro, Brazil. The project has a capacity of 846 MW once fully installed, making it the largest wind project in Latin America. The firm order includes the initial supply, installation, operation … Continue reading Vestas signs agreement for 846 MW of wind power in Brazil

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Capital Energy signs the first agreement linked to wind energy with the City Council of Peguerinos

The agreement, by which the company and the town council will promote actions that improve the quality of life of the residents, is linked to the development of the Ágata wind farm This initiative combines the company’s contribution to the decarbonisation of the economy and the transformation of the energy model, through the commissioning of … Continue reading Capital Energy signs the first agreement linked to wind energy with the City Council of Peguerinos

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Vestas secures order for 74 MW project in Finland

Vestas has received a 74 MW order for a wind project Finland. The project includes 12 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines and a 30-year full maintenance contract (AOM 5000) to maximise annual energy production. “This order strengthens our presence in Finland and highlights the versatility and strong performance of the EnVentus platform technology, while we can … Continue reading Vestas secures order for 74 MW project in Finland

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Vestas wins 50 MW order in Japan

Vestas has secured a 50 MW order with Toda Corporation for the SGET Iwaizumi Wind Farm in Iwate prefecture, Japan. Owned by SPARX Green Energy & Technology, the wind project will be constructed by Toda Corporation and will feature 12 units of V117-4.2 MW wind turbines. The order includes supply and supervision of installation of … Continue reading Vestas wins 50 MW order in Japan

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Vestas wins a 74 MW EPC order for a wind project in Lithuania

Vestas has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for a 74 MW wind project in Lithuania. Aside from manufacturing, delivering, and installing the wind turbines, Vestas will also be the balance-of- plant (BoP) contractor, meaning it will deliver all civil and electrical works. Leveraging the versatility and the strong performance of the EnVentus … Continue reading Vestas wins a 74 MW EPC order for a wind project in Lithuania

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Enercon installs first EP3 wind energy converter with innovative E-nacelle

3 x E-138 EP3 E3 WECs for Staphorst wind farm in the Netherlands / Next milestone in ENERCON’s technology roadmap to lower the cost of energy  Following on from the EP5 platform, ENERCON is now also introducing the E-nacelle to the EP3 platform. The first EP3 WEC type to receive the innovative machine house with built-in … Continue reading Enercon installs first EP3 wind energy converter with innovative E-nacelle

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Vestas will supply wind turbines to ENGIE for wind power in Brazil

Engie Brasil Energia SA, has signed an agreement with Vestas for the Serra de Assuruá wind farm in the state of Bahia, in the municipality of Gentio do Ouro, Brazil.The wind power project has a total nominal capacity of 846 MW once fully installed, making it the largest wind project in Latin America. The firm … Continue reading Vestas will supply wind turbines to ENGIE for wind power in Brazil

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Big renewables investors getting ready to turn their backs on Europe

EU Energy Ministers will decide today new rules on revenue caps for inframarginal power generation. Governments need to act to help families and businesses pay the energy bills. But what is decided today could worsen the energy crisis. Europe needs big investments in home-grown renewables. Everyone agrees that – and that it’s the route out … Continue reading Big renewables investors getting ready to turn their backs on Europe

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Research black rotor blades for bird protection

To operate wind farms in harmony with the ecosystem, research is underway to show whether painting a wind turbine blade black helps birds to fly more safely between the wind turbines.Seven of RWE’s existing wind turbines in Eemshaven (Westereems wind farm) will get black blades.In addition to the effect on birds, the effect on the … Continue reading Research black rotor blades for bird protection

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Nordex Group obtains important product certificates for its 4 MW, 5 MW and 6 MW turbines

N163/5.X and N155/4.X turbines receive IEC Type Certification / Statement of Compliance for Design according to IEC awarded to the N163/6.X Hamburg, 29 September 2022. At the leading global wind summit Windenergy Hamburg, the Nordex Group punctually received three major certificates for turbines in the 4 MW, 5 MW and 6 MW class. TÜV SÜD … Continue reading Nordex Group obtains important product certificates for its 4 MW, 5 MW and 6 MW turbines

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Vestas secures 185 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a 185 MW order to power an undisclosed wind farm in the USA. The order consists of 41 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines. Vestas will provide supply, transportation, and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of … Continue reading Vestas secures 185 MW order in the USA

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The EU’s future-proof electricity grid will need many more onshore and offshore interconnectors

WindEurope took part in the European Commission’s Projects of Common Interest (PCI) Energy Days – which are dedicated to the practical implementation of the EU’s PCIs for energy. These PCI projects include onshore and offshore cross-border interconnectors and large energy storage assets. The focus of the event was the revised Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation … Continue reading The EU’s future-proof electricity grid will need many more onshore and offshore interconnectors

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