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Wind energy in Italy, Vestas wins auction to supply wind turbines

Vestas has received a 48 MW order for a wind farm awarded in the first Italian auction held in October 2019. The contract includes the supply and installation of 14 V136-3.45 MW wind turbines, as well as a ten-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime … Continue reading Wind energy in Italy, Vestas wins auction to supply wind turbines

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Wind power in Brazil, Siemens Gamesa supplies its largest wind turbines to AES

Third deal for next generation Siemens Gamesa 5.X wind energy platform, taking total orders close to 600 MW in Europe and Latin America. Siemens Gamesa will supply global utility AES with 52 wind turbines of the industry leading SG 5.8-170, boasting the largest rotor in the segment. The wind turbines will operate at up to … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil, Siemens Gamesa supplies its largest wind turbines to AES

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Wind energy in Norway, Vestas supplies wind turbines to Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

Vestas has secured an order from Green Investment Group Limited, a specialist developer, sponsor and investor and part of the Macquarie Group for the 79.8 MW wind project in Norway. Vestas has developed a customised solution for the project with 19 V150-4.2 MW turbines that combines Vestas’ largest rotor in Norway with a 25-year Active … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway, Vestas supplies wind turbines to Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

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The Investment Case for Energy Transition in Africa

IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development outline why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system Falling technology costs have made renewable energy a cost-effective way to generate power in countries all over the world, which would drive further development and improved economy. Despite the tremendous efforts that have been deployed at … Continue reading The Investment Case for Energy Transition in Africa

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EU Green Recovery is now needed to restart Europe

31 organisations from Europe’s electricity, heating, cooling, building and transport sectors called on the European Institutions today to stick firm to the European Green Deal objectives. And to restart Europe’s economy after the COVID-19 crisis by placing renewable energy and energy efficiency at the core of the EU Recovery Plan. The EU Heads of State … Continue reading EU Green Recovery is now needed to restart Europe

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Production of critical wind turbine components must continue – and will help cushion the blow of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis now has reaching impacts on the wind energy supply chain as European countries apply measures to contain the outbreak. National Governments recognise the critical role of the wind industry in ensuring a continued supply of electricity to European consumers and businesses. Reliable electricity supply is a prerequisite for the functioning of public … Continue reading Production of critical wind turbine components must continue – and will help cushion the blow of COVID-19

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Wind energy in Norway, Nordex 5 MW wind turbines for a 51 MW wind farm

Nordex has received another order for its new Delta4000 wind turbines, with their 5MW+ rated power, in Norway. The manufacturer will supply nine N149/5.X wind turbines for the “Lutelandet” wind farm. The wind poert project was developed by Vestavind Kraft and is owned by Lutelandet Energipark AS, a daughter of the Norwegian municipal utility, SFE … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway, Nordex 5 MW wind turbines for a 51 MW wind farm

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Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

Last week there was a general drop in prices in electricity markets. Wind energy and solar production increased in several markets, which together with the effects of the COVID 19 crisis, led to the fall in prices. Minimum prices for the last two years were reached on Saturday, March 28 in the N2EX, EPEX SPOT … Continue reading Price drop due to coronavirus and high wind power and solar production

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Wind energy in Tamaulipas, install two wind farms

The installation of two new wind power farms on the Tamaulipas border will begin this week, so the pieces of the wind turbines arrived at the port of Altamira and are being transferred to Matamoros and Reynosa, reported Carlos García Gonzales, Secretary of Economic Development. The wind turbines are moved overland in huge trailers to … Continue reading Wind energy in Tamaulipas, install two wind farms

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How can corporates minimise risks and maximise opportunities when entering renewable PPAs?

There are many variables at work in PPAs, and it’s easy to get lost in all the information out there. The new report from the RE-Source Platform, Risk Mitigation for corporate renewable PPAs, is designed for maximum clarity: one by one, we break down the various risks for corporates entering PPAs – and outline the … Continue reading How can corporates minimise risks and maximise opportunities when entering renewable PPAs?

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Total wind energy in India are expected to reach between 48 GW to 54 GW by 2020

Total wind energy installations in India are expected to reach between 48 GW to 54 GW by 2020 – well short of the government’s 60GW target. This implies that new tenders issued will be between 2 GW to 3 GW per year after accounting for the pipeline already under construction. The sudden decline in the … Continue reading Total wind energy in India are expected to reach between 48 GW to 54 GW by 2020

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Wind power in Sweden, 6.2 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

It has now sealed Scandinavian deals for the two variants of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform highlighting its strong fit with northern Europe markets. The company will supply eight SG 5.8-170 to Danish developer Eurowind Energy A/S. The wind turbines will operate at up to 6.2 MW delivering unmatched annual energy production. Wind turbines to … Continue reading Wind power in Sweden, 6.2 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

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Wind energy in France, Vestas’ wind turbines for 109 MW wind farm

Vestas has received a 109 MW order for a project in France that includes the supply and installation of 26 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for a minimum period of 10 years. Since the installation of its first turbine in France in 1991, Vestas … Continue reading Wind energy in France, Vestas’ wind turbines for 109 MW wind farm

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Drone technology facilitates inspections of wind turbines

The humming of small rotors will be heard more often in the future in maintenance work and inspections in Vattenfall’s various operations. Drones can simplify these tasks and reduce the risk of occupational injuries, for example during inspections of hard-to-access plant components. They can also be used to fly over rivers and map ice growth … Continue reading Drone technology facilitates inspections of wind turbines

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes fun of wind power and coronavirus

Former President Felipe Calderón tried Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for naming wind turbines “fans”, as well as for being against wind energy and promoting the use of coal and oil.Calderón Hinojosa published through his social networks a note by López Obrador, where they criticize the conservative governments that allowed the installation of wind energy and … Continue reading Andrés Manuel López Obrador makes fun of wind power and coronavirus

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Wind power in China, Vestas’ wind turbines for 62 MW wind farm

Vestas has received an order for a wind energy project in China that includes the supply of V120-2.2 MW wind turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 4000(AOM 4000) service agreement. The order brings Vestas’ total order intake in China up to more than 600 MW within a period of three months. Deliveries … Continue reading Wind power in China, Vestas’ wind turbines for 62 MW wind farm

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Turkey adds 687 MW of wind power in 2019

Turkey added 687 megawatts (MW) of installed wind farm capacity to reach 8,056 MW in total wind turbines capacity in 2019, according to the Turkish Wind Energy Association’s (TUREB). According to the data, wind energy provided about 8 million Turkish homes with electricity last year. According to TUREB’s report, more than 75% of wind farms … Continue reading Turkey adds 687 MW of wind power in 2019

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Unlocking Immense Potential of India’s Wind Energy

In the global energy transition, India is one of the keystone countries for clean energy growth, coal phaseout and mobilisation of investment to power a low-carbon economy. As one of the largest onshore wind markets in the world in installation terms, India is also a primary market for supply, trade and investment opportunities in wind … Continue reading Unlocking Immense Potential of India’s Wind Energy

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ENERCON installs E-138 EP3 E2 wind turbine prototype

Installation at Janneby site went smoothly despite coronavirus crisis ENERCON has successfully installed the first prototype of the E-138 EP3 E2. Despite the difficult conditions brought about by the coronavirus crisis, installation at the Janneby site in Schleswig-Holstein ran smoothly the past few days. The E2’s nominal power is increased from 3.5 to 4.2 MW … Continue reading ENERCON installs E-138 EP3 E2 wind turbine prototype

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Vestas secures fourth intertidal wind energy project in Vietnam

Maintaining its successful momentum with 200 MW order intake in Vietnam last year, Vestas has now secured its fourth intertidal project in the country with a 29 MW order with Sigma Engineering Joint Stock Company. The Ben Tre V1-3 wind power project will be located in Ba Tri District of Ben Tre Province in the … Continue reading Vestas secures fourth intertidal wind energy project in Vietnam

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