Category Archives: wind energy

Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

Casa dos Ventos, one of the pioneers and largest investors in the development of wind power projects in Brazil, has placed a 445 MW wind farm order for the supply and installation of 106 Vestas V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for the Rio do Vento wind farm in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. … Continue reading Casa dos Ventos places 445 MW wind energy order of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for Vestas in Brazil

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Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

Spanish utility company Iberdrola will spark renewed energy-price competition when it begins selling electricity to Irish homes this week and reveals plans to spend €100 million on wind farms. Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for around 20 years through its UK business, Scottishpower, which owns several wind farms here, including Barnesmore in Co Donegal. … Continue reading Iberdrola reveals plans to spend €100m on Irish wind energy

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Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

Renewable energy ( wind energy, PV, concentrated solar power) is increasingly powering the world, but erratic policy making is holding the sector back from its potential contribution to cutting carbon pollution and meeting climate and development targets, according to REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report (GSR), released today.  The report confirms that for the fourth … Continue reading Renewables now supply more than a quarter (26%) of global electricity

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UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced a global partnership today to accelerate low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development.  Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Agenda 2030, and stimulating renewable energy investments in … Continue reading UNDP and IRENA Join Forces to Advance Low-Carbon Energy Transition

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The extension of life of wind farms, a new challenge for wind energy in Spain

The development of renewable energies is key for the European Union to achieve a decarbonised energy model. Wind power in Spain represents 21.9% of the installed power in the generator park as a whole and ranks fourth in terms of renewable generation. Spain is a pioneer in wind energy, so some of its wind turbines … Continue reading The extension of life of wind farms, a new challenge for wind energy in Spain

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Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

The Norwegian government will tighten the licensing conditions for wind power, newspaper Aftenposten reported on Saturday. Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Borge Freiberg announced stricter regulations when it comes to respecting deadlines for the start of construction of wind farms. Wind power developers in Norway today have five years to go from the license … Continue reading Norway to tighten licensing conditions for wind power

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IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

The G20 group of countries, whose members represent nearly 80 per cent of global energy consumption and hold 75 per cent of global renewables deployment potential by 2030, are well positioned to lead the global energy transformation. The group has shown a growing commitment to collaborate on climate and energy issues, and to address challenges … Continue reading IRENA to Present Innovation Pathway to Renewable Energy Growth at G20

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11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017 . As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review finds that renewables … Continue reading 11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

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Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is hosting its annual Vietnam Wind Power Conference today for the second time running, gathering major international wind companies, energy authorities, financial institutions and regulators to discuss the potential for wind energy in Vietnam and the impact of renewables in the region. On the occasion of this official industry … Continue reading Vietnam set for wind energy expansion with over 1 GW expected to be installed by 2021

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Nordex obtains wind power order for 93 MW wind farm from Spain

At the end of May 2019 the wind turbine manufacturer received an order from Grupo Enhol, a Spanish project developer. All in all, the Nordex Group will supply and install 27 AW132/3465 wind turbines with a rated capacity totalling 93.55 megawatts for its new customer. The order also includes a Full Service Contract covering 10 … Continue reading Nordex obtains wind power order for 93 MW wind farm from Spain

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Onshore wind energy in Poland

On 11 June WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the Polish Wind Energy Association’s annual conference near Warsaw. Dickson was speaking as part of a panel on Polish onshore wind power and its role in the Polish National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The NECPs are the key instrument for driving the European energy transition … Continue reading Onshore wind energy in Poland

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Goldwind Presents Project Results and Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Fortaleza

Goldwind Brazil, with the presence of Mr. Wu Gang, Goldwind Chairman and Mr. Andreas Dupuis, Goldwind International Deputy General Manager, presented the results of the first phase of the Energimp project and the Social Responsibility Program of South America. The ceremony was held in Fortaleza, state of Ceará, on May 24. The main objective of … Continue reading Goldwind Presents Project Results and Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Fortaleza

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Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vindkraft has placed a wind power order with Vestas for the 164 MW wind farm Myrnenska, located in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 39 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement. The wind power project will feature … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has today begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). During the opening ceremony, Energy State Secretary Andreas Feicht, Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher, Siemens Gamesa CEO Markus Tacke and project partners Hamburg Energie GmbH and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) welcomed the achievement … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

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Vietnam to increase wind power capacity

The Vietnamese government has aimed to raise total capacity of wind power to 800 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2020, some 2,000 MW by 2025 and 6,000 MW by 2030, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday. At a wind power workshop in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on Tuesday, Vietnamese participants said that by the end … Continue reading Vietnam to increase wind power capacity

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Enel in Russia awarded 71 MW of new wind energy capacity

Enel, through its subsidiary PJSC Enel Russia (“Enel Russia”) was awarded today a new wind power project of over 71 MW in the 2019 Russian government renewable energy tender. The Rodnikovsky wind farm will be located in the Stavropol region, with Enel Green Power (“EGP”), Enel’s global business line dedicated to renewable energy, being in … Continue reading Enel in Russia awarded 71 MW of new wind energy capacity

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Wind energy in Guadeloupe: Renews Wind Farm

Authorities of the archipelago of Guadeloupe together with the company Quadran Caraïbes renew the wind farm of Montagne on the island La vista with the production of clean energy. The newspaper FAGuadeloupe now emphasizes that in the process the old wind turbines were replaced by more efficient ones with masts of 45 meters and blades … Continue reading Wind energy in Guadeloupe: Renews Wind Farm

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Wind industry to hold Argentina Wind Power in Buenos Aires, 4-5 September

The global wind industry will hold Argentina Wind Power, a major conference and exposition in Buenos Aires on 4-5 Septmeber 2019. The event, which will be the largest of its kind to be held in Argentina, is being organised by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Camara Eolica Argentina and Grupo La Nacion. It will … Continue reading Wind industry to hold Argentina Wind Power in Buenos Aires, 4-5 September

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Boralex commissions the Catésis wind farm in France

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) announces the commercial commissioning of the 10 MW installed capacity Catésis wind farm located in France’s Nord department. The commissioning of this wind farm increases Boralex’s capacity to 951 MW in France and a total of 1,987 MW worldwide. “We’re delighted with the commissioning of the Catésis wind farm which brings us … Continue reading Boralex commissions the Catésis wind farm in France

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