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Wind power in Turkey: Nordex achieves 25 percent market share

In 2016 Nordex consolidated its position as market leader in Turkey. With some 350 megawatts the manufacturer accounted for a good 25 percent of the capacity installed in 2016. This means that Nordex remains the frontrunner in the market as a whole: with 1.5 GW the company has set up around one quarter of the … Continue reading Wind power in Turkey: Nordex achieves 25 percent market share

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Wind energy industry could drive a quarter million American jobs by 2020 – end of Trump’s first term

American wind power expansion is poised to drive 248,000 jobs and $85 billion dollars in economic activity over the next four years, according to new analysis released today by Navigant Consulting. These and other economic benefits will result from the addition of 35,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity through 2020.   AWEA released an … Continue reading Wind energy industry could drive a quarter million American jobs by 2020 – end of Trump’s first term

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Business is booming at this wind power factory

I’m on the road again this week to visit the people who work in and live with wind energy every day, hearing their stories about the ways wind makes a positive impact. After previous stops in Colorado, New York and Ohio, this time I’m trekking across Wisconsin. My first stop was Gearbox Express in Mukwonago, … Continue reading Business is booming at this wind power factory

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Gamesa steps up purchasing from Spanish suppliers by 17% in 2016

Gamesa purchased €936 million worth of goods and services from Spanish suppliers in 2016, marking year-on-year growth of 17%, with the attendant positive impact in terms of wealth and job creation. In addition, last year Gamesa increased its Spanish supplier base by 36%, adding 859 new companies to bring the total to 3,237 suppliers. Spain … Continue reading Gamesa steps up purchasing from Spanish suppliers by 17% in 2016

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GE, Borusan EnBW Enerji, Fina Enerji and Özgül Holding Sign MoU for YEKA in Turkey

General Electric (GE), Borusan EnBW Enerji, Fina Enerji and Özgül Holding signed Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the installation, operation and financing of a joint wind farm as part of the YEKA, the largest wind project in renewable energy in Turkey. Contributing to the renewable energy portfolio of Turkey, the wind YEKA project will … Continue reading GE, Borusan EnBW Enerji, Fina Enerji and Özgül Holding Sign MoU for YEKA in Turkey

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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades.   According … Continue reading Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

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Ohio special interest group hides renewable energy’s consumer and job-creation benefits

Ohio’s Buckeye Institute, which has been funded by the fossil fuel and tobacco industries, has released a report that uses misleading and out-of-date information to attack clean energy. Most notably, the report assumes the cost of renewable energy is five times higher than reality. In addition, the report ignores how renewable energy benefits consumers by … Continue reading Ohio special interest group hides renewable energy’s consumer and job-creation benefits

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Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Energy Project in North America

Mortenson, a leading renewable energy contractor, has been selected to build what will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600-megawatt Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Xcel Energy, will be home to 300 turbines and an 83-mile transmission line near Limon, Colo. „We are pleased to be … Continue reading Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Energy Project in North America

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ERG acquires six wind farms in Germany

ERG, through its subsidiary ERG Power Generation S.p.A., has acquired from DIF RE Erneuerbare Energien 1 GmbH and DIF RE Erneuerbare Energien 3 GmbH, a 100% equity interest in six German companies, owners of six wind farms in Germany. The wind farms, with an installed capacity of 48.4 MW, have an expected average output of … Continue reading ERG acquires six wind farms in Germany

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WindEurope talks auctions for South East Europe

WindEurope participated in a one-day workshop on auctions organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna. The workshop aimed to provide guidance to the Energy Community members on the key elements for efficient auctions and to present best practices from around the world. Participants included the European Commission, … Continue reading WindEurope talks auctions for South East Europe

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AWEA’s Community Engagement Seminar series

Ask any wind farm developer, and they’ll tell you the most successful projects are in communities that want them. And a lot of communities do, as there are wind farms in 41 out of 50 states, supporting well-paying jobs and investing billions of dollars in rural communities. But how can we help ensure that happens? … Continue reading AWEA’s Community Engagement Seminar series

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Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company behind the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has revealed a narrower search area for cables needed to carry clean power underground from the wind farms to the British consumer. Earlier this year Vattenfall revealed a 700 metre search area for a 60km underground cable corridor north of … Continue reading Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

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Gloucestershire wind farm to be built in 2017

Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, is set to complete construction of a new wind park at Alveston in Gloucestershire by the end of the year. The three windmill site, which is near the junction of the M4 and M5, will become Ecotricity’s second wind project in its home county of Gloucestershire, and follows twenty … Continue reading Gloucestershire wind farm to be built in 2017

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AWEA’s Jana Adams honored by Trending 40

We’d like to congratulate AWEA Senior Vice President of Member Value and Experience Jana Adams, who was recently named to the 2017 Trending 40 Association Innovators list. She will be recognized at an event on March 22. At AWEA, Jana and the member value and experience team have led the significant evolution and innovation of … Continue reading AWEA’s Jana Adams honored by Trending 40

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Wind powers 5.5 percent of U.S. grid

All of the new wind farms built over the past few years are making an impact: new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds the country generated more than 5.5 percent of its electricity using wind in 2016. That comes on the heels of a recent announcement that wind is now the country’s largest … Continue reading Wind powers 5.5 percent of U.S. grid

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Western University study says wind energy plans should generate more equitable benefits to neighbours

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning – including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines – the more likely it is that a development will have local support, says newly published research from Western University. The study by Chad Walker and Jamie Baxter of the Department of Geography examines communities living with … Continue reading Western University study says wind energy plans should generate more equitable benefits to neighbours

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Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

The Nordex Group has passed a new milestone in the Republic of Ireland: with the commissioning of Energia Renewables’ 95 megawatt (MW) “Meenadreen” wind farm in Donegal the manufacturer passed the 500 MW mark for turbines in operation. In total, Nordex turbines with a capacity of 529 MW are now producing green power for the … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Vestas wins 50 MW order in Norway

The firm and unconditional order is for the Ånstadblåheia wind park in the municipality of Sortland, continuing the momentum Vestas has built in Norway. The contract includes supply and installation of the wind turbines, as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin … Continue reading Vestas wins 50 MW order in Norway

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Wind energy Vestas creates 400 new jobs in Denmark

Vestas has announced the extension of factories in two locations in Denmark. The company will be looking for 414 new employees to fill engineering and production positions at plants on the islands of Funen and Lolland, it said in a press release. The move comes after the company hired 100 new workers at a factory … Continue reading Wind energy Vestas creates 400 new jobs in Denmark

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US wind energy generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). It shows wind supplied over 5.5 percent of electricity nationwide, up from 4.7 percent in 2015.   With 99 percent of … Continue reading US wind energy generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

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