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Wind energy industry development up 40% in strong second quarter

Over 40 percent more wind power projects are under construction or advanced development in America than at this time last year, according to second-quarter results released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).   Across the country, 29 wind projects, representing a combined 3,841 megawatts (MW), announced that they either began construction or entered … Continue reading Wind energy industry development up 40% in strong second quarter

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Nordex growing in line with the market in Germany

The German wind power market is characterized by light and shadow at the moment. Whereas sales volumes in the industry are heading for a new record, the award of projects resulting in short-term revenues for producers is declining. According to calculations by the industry association, the capacity of new installed onshore turbine rose by eleven … Continue reading Nordex growing in line with the market in Germany

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Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends.   A total of 4.8 GW of onshore wind capacity was installed in the … Continue reading Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

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ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

The government’s renewable capacity auction of about 3,000 MW, most of which was for solar power producers, was the second this year and is part of a drive to make sure 20 percent of all energy consumed in Spain by 2020 is from renewable sources.  Spanish construction company ACS has won 1,550 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

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Nordex laying the foundations for closer collaboration with EDF Energies Nouvelles

The Nordex Group has signed two promising contracts with EDF Energies Nouvelles. The French utility has now ordered a total of ten turbines with a combined output of around 36 MW from Nordex. The turbines are for the “Espiers” and “Guilleville” wind farms that are being built around 100 kilometres south of Paris. “We view … Continue reading Nordex laying the foundations for closer collaboration with EDF Energies Nouvelles

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Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy Announce America’s Largest Wind Farm

Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, today announced a 2,000-megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art … Continue reading Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy Announce America’s Largest Wind Farm

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Siemens Gamesa speeds up its integration process

Today Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its third-quarter of fiscal year 2017 results [1] (from April to June 2017). During this period, the company has accelerated its integration programme. The announced synergies of €230 million are now the ‘minimum’ and the company expects to realize these synergies in year 3, one year earlier than previously … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa speeds up its integration process

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Suzlon wins 50 MW wind power project

Suzlon Energy announced that its has won an order of 50.40 MW wind power project from Riyadh based Alfanar Group. This is a maiden order from Alfanar, for 24 units of S111-90m wind turbine generator, each with rated capacity of 2.1 MW. The project will be completed by March 2018. The project will be completed … Continue reading Suzlon wins 50 MW wind power project

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Egypt- 4 companies compete to establish wind farm at the Gulf of Suez

Four international companies are set to compete to establish a wind farm in the Gulf of Suez. The farm will output 250 MW. Sources at the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) said that the companies include Vestas and Siemens, as well as Enercon and Ray Power. The consortium comprised of Goldenwind has been excluded, … Continue reading Egypt- 4 companies compete to establish wind farm at the Gulf of Suez

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Enel starts operations of Cristalândia wind farm in Brazil

Enel, through its Brazilian renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (“EGPB”), has begun operation of its Cristalândia wind farm, which has a total installed capacity of 90 MW. The facility is located in the municipalities of Brumado, Rio de Contas and Dom Basilio, in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Bahia. “We are extremely pleased to … Continue reading Enel starts operations of Cristalândia wind farm in Brazil

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Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

Jon Powers is an Iraq veteran and former Chief Sustainability Officer for the U.S. government. He’s also a founder of Operation Free, a coalition of former service members who “advocate for securing America with clean energy.” This month, he penned a pair of op-eds explaining why the armed forces look to renewable energy to strengthen … Continue reading Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 36 wind turbines in Mexico

Siemens Gamesa continues to reinforce its leadership in Mexico, where it has ranked as the number-one OEM in recent years, with a new order for the supply of 76 MW. More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with the independent developer, Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín, for the installation over the course … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 36 wind turbines in Mexico

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Wind energy in Croatia: Senvion wins first order

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with the Croatian “Vjetroelektrana Orjak” for the delivery of five turbines for the Greda wind farm. The project will feature five Senvion MM92 turbines at a hub height of 80 meters and be located close to the city of Blato na Cetini in … Continue reading Wind energy in Croatia: Senvion wins first order

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Flat Top Wind I, LLC places Vestas order for 200 MW project in the U.S.

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the U.S. from Flat Top Wind I, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Alterra Power Corp., for the 200 MW Flat Top wind project located in central Texas. The order is their first order with Vestas in the U.S. and includes supply and commissioning of the turbines … Continue reading Flat Top Wind I, LLC places Vestas order for 200 MW project in the U.S.

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Renewables on the grid: Market-based solutions support reliability

AWEA supports creating markets for grid reliability services as the most cost-effective way to ensure electric reliability. Renewable resources are already able to provide many of these grid reliability services as well as or better than conventional power plants. As shown in the following table, wind plants already exceed the reliability services contributed by conventional … Continue reading Renewables on the grid: Market-based solutions support reliability

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Jacobs wins roles on major new wind farm project in Australia

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), to carry out the project management and owners engineers’ roles for a proposed 200 Megawatt wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia. The AUD$450 million (US$356 million) Silverton Wind Farm will produce approximately 780,000 Megawatt hours of renewable energy annually, … Continue reading Jacobs wins roles on major new wind farm project in Australia

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Transeastern Power Trust announces acquisition of 45 MW operating wind farm

Transeastern Power Trust (“Transeastern” or the “Trust”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding agreement with OMV Petrom for the acquisition of OMV Petrom Wind Power SRL operating a 45 MW wind farm located in the Dobrogea Region, Romania (the “Dorobantu Wind Project”). The Dorobantu Wind Project is equipped with 15 Vestas-V90 … Continue reading Transeastern Power Trust announces acquisition of 45 MW operating wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energy’s ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind power plant

With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018. Equis … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energy’s ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind power plant

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Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

Mammoet delivered the last wind turbine components for the extension of the Clyde Wind Farm situated near Abbington, Scotland. Energy supplier SSE is currently extending the existing 152 turbine wind farm with an additional 54 turbines. Mammoet was responsible for the transportation of all the turbine components during the construction of the extension that will … Continue reading Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

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Nordex awarded new contract in France

The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the “Pays Chaumontais” wind farm. With a capacity of 14.4 MW, the project is composed of six N117/2400 turbines that will be installed in Jonchery around 250 kilometres south-west of Paris in the first quarter of 2018. In this way, Nordex has gained … Continue reading Nordex awarded new contract in France

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