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AES Gener announces 1,600 MW of solar and wind energy in Chile and Colombia

AES Gener announced an investment of US $ 1.8 billion in solar and wind power projects with wind turbines for 1,600 MW in Chile and Colombia. They will be financed with available cash, incorporation of partners in the projects and a capital increase of US $ 500 million, which will be submitted for approval at … Continue reading AES Gener announces 1,600 MW of solar and wind energy in Chile and Colombia

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Argentinean Wind Power Pioneer and long-term WWEA Board Member Erico Spinadel passed away

With sadness, WWEA has received the message from Argentina that Prof. Dr. Erico Spinadel has passed away earlier this week. Prof. Spinadel was one of the early pioneers of wind power in Argentina and internationally, and, since 1996, served the wind community of his country as founder and long-standing President of the Argentine Wind Energy … Continue reading Argentinean Wind Power Pioneer and long-term WWEA Board Member Erico Spinadel passed away

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More research & innovation funding needed to deliver climate-neutral Europe

On 27 February WindEurope attended a workshop organised by the Strategic Energy Technologies Plan (SET Plan). At the workshop representatives of national governments and various energy technology sectors gathered to discuss how to improve the understanding of Europe’s investments in energy research & innovation. The SET Plan is the research & innovation pillar of the … Continue reading More research & innovation funding needed to deliver climate-neutral Europe

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Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

Wind energy is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the country according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, surpassing hydroelectric generation in 2019 for the first time in history. Annual wind generation totaled 300 million megawatt hours (MWh) in 2019, exceeding hydroelectric generation by 26 million MWh. “The past decade saw a … Continue reading Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

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Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

Xcel Energy has poured the first 66 foundations for what will be a 240 wind turbines in a wind farm in eastern New Mexico. Xcel Energy recently began construction on a $900 million wind farm southeast of Portales, New Mexico, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Power Project will be the … Continue reading Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

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Wind energy in Aragon, Naturgy inaugurates the Fréscano wind farm

The wind power installation has created 160 jobs and will be able to produce 80 GWh of energy per year, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of more than 30,000 homes.The wind farm is made up of 7 state-of-the-art wind turbines and will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 63,000 tons per … Continue reading Wind energy in Aragon, Naturgy inaugurates the Fréscano wind farm

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Record investments of €8.16 billion take Iberdrola’s net profit to a record €3.4 billion in 2019

Investments grow 32% to €8.16 billion: with 44% of total going to networks and 41% to renewables. Capacity increased in all its markets, with 5,500 new MW installed in 2019 (five times the annual average capacity installed over the past few years). Iberdrola obtained a net profit of €3.4 billion in 2019, a record high … Continue reading Record investments of €8.16 billion take Iberdrola’s net profit to a record €3.4 billion in 2019

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Wind energy in Mexico forecasts 1,200 MW in 2020

The wind power sector in Mexico expects to incorporate just over 1,200 megawatts with wind turbines during 2020, which will mean investments of between one thousand and one thousand 300 million dollars. Leopoldo Rodríguez, president of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), said the resources will go to the development of eleven projects, of which … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico forecasts 1,200 MW in 2020

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Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

The U.S wind power industry today recognized eight companies today for their innovation in the fields of operations and safety at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference in San Diego. The award winners include Acciona Energy USA Global, Apex Clean Energy, Duke Energy Renewables, EDF Renewables North America, JMS Wind Energy, Liberty Power, Shermco, and Third … Continue reading Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

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The IEA expects that wind energy and solar power generation will grow 50% in the next 5 years

Global renewable energy capacity will increase by 50%, to more than 1,200 gigawatts (GW) between 2019 and 2024, led by photovoltaic solar energy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). According to the report presented by Heymi Bahar, senior analyst of the renewable energy markets of the IEA, in an event organized by Enerclub, photovoltaic, … Continue reading The IEA expects that wind energy and solar power generation will grow 50% in the next 5 years

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GE Renewable Energy to deliver wind turbines for 300 MW wind farm in Gujarat, India

Selected by EDF Renewables / SITAC Group Joint Venture to provide 112 wind turbines for low wind speed conditions. Sitac Kabini wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 300 MW. Wind farm will produce enough green energy to meet annual electricity requirements for 1.3 million people in India. GE Renewable Energy has received … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to deliver wind turbines for 300 MW wind farm in Gujarat, India

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Wind power could generate 20% of US electricity within a decade

Offshore wind energy to eliminate 825 million metric tonnes of CO2 and become ‘a major source of the entire U.S electricity supply by 2030’. The U.S. could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, according to research from Cornell University. Called the “20% Wind Scenario,” as outlined by the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Wind power could generate 20% of US electricity within a decade

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Wind energy in Honduras, Cerro de Hula Wind Farm

The Cerro de Hula wind farm is one of the wind energy projects that contributes to the production of electricity nationwide (126MW) and that directly benefits Tegucigalpa and the communities of Santa Ana and San Buenaventura. Energy is one of the main assets in the economy of every country as it is a resource that … Continue reading Wind energy in Honduras, Cerro de Hula Wind Farm

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Impact of COVID-19 on China’s wind energy industry

This update has been jointly prepared by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA) based on consultation with their industry members and their own market intelligence.  As China is the world leader in new onshore and offshore wind power installations, there have been rising concerns in over the impact … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on China’s wind energy industry

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Wind energy in Djibouti, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for 59 MW wind farm

The 59 MW wind farm built by Siemens Gamesa will almost double the country’s current installed power generation capacity; wind power project will help reduce the cost of electricity, increase energy independence and decrease the country’s CO2 emissions; first Siemens Gamesa wind power project with the participation of an African investor. Energy access rates and … Continue reading Wind energy in Djibouti, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for 59 MW wind farm

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Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

Spain leads the ranking of EU countries in onshore wind farm installation. Spain has increased wind power by 2,243 MW in 2019, multiplying by five the installed wind turbines capacity compared to the previous year, adding a total of 25,704 MW of wind power installed with wind turbines. Wind energy has produced 20.8% of the … Continue reading Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

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Wind energy in Chile, Nordex’s 33 wind turbines for 156 MW wind farm

Nordex has received a large order for building a wind farm with wind turbines from the Delta4000 generation in Chile. The 156 MW wind farm will comprise 33 N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines. In addition to this, the customer has opted for the Premium Service for a period of 15 years. The wind farm is located 30 … Continue reading Wind energy in Chile, Nordex’s 33 wind turbines for 156 MW wind farm

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High wind power production in Germany once again caused negative prices

Solar energy production increased widely in European markets last week. However, in the case of wind power production, declines predominated, which led to the rise in prices in most markets. On the other hand, in the German market, high wind energy production once again caused negative prices over the weekend. This week, prices are expected … Continue reading High wind power production in Germany once again caused negative prices

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Wind energy, Senegal opens West Africa’s first big wind farm

Senegal inaugurated the first large-scale wind farm in West Africa on Monday, a wind power facility that will supply nearly a sixth of the country’s power when it reaches full capacity later this year. With the wind farm, Senegal will get 30% of its energy from renewable sources, which has been a goal of President … Continue reading Wind energy, Senegal opens West Africa’s first big wind farm

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Offshore wind power and the shipping sector can reinforce each other to reach the Green Deal targets

Wind energy currently makes up 15% of Europe’s energy mix. The majority of this is onshore wind farm plants. Offshore wind turbines is just 2% at the moment. But it’s growing rapidly thanks to decreasing costs and improving technology. So offshore wind power will be a major player in the future. But collaboration with the … Continue reading Offshore wind power and the shipping sector can reinforce each other to reach the Green Deal targets

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