Category Archives: wind energy

U.S. use more clean energy in 2016

Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption was nearly flat.   Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Department of EnergyU.S. Energy Chart 2016 The 2016 energy flow chart released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory details the … Continue reading U.S. use more clean energy in 2016

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India may add 6,000 MW wind power capacity

India may add around 6,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity in the ongoing fiscal (2017-18), an industry body has said. “The government’s target (for the 2017-18) I think is 4,500 MW. We know that we have number of challenges in front of us, but we will try our best to give around 6,000 (MW) … Continue reading India may add 6,000 MW wind power capacity

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China’s renewable energy sector to attract $782bn investment by 2030

China’s wind and solar energy sectors could attract as much as 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investments between 2016 and 2030 as the country tries to meet renewable energy targets, according to a research report published on Tuesday. China has pledged to increase non-fossil fuel energy to at least 20 percent of its total … Continue reading China’s renewable energy sector to attract $782bn investment by 2030

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Wind energy in Czech Republic: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

Senvion, a leading manufacturer of wind turbines worldwide, has signed its first contract with EEH s.r.o for the delivery of eleven Senvion MM100 and two Senvion MM92 for the Václavice wind farm. The wind farm is located in Hrádek nad Nisou in the Okres Liberec region and will, with a total rated power of 26 … Continue reading Wind energy in Czech Republic: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

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DNV GL advises on £210m investment for three new UK wind farms

DNV GL advises respected lenders, including Santander, on their £210 million investment in a new 151 MW onshore wind portfolio. The three projects in the portfolio were among the first to secure debt financing, out of 15 onshore wind projects selected in the round one auctions of the UK government’s Contract for Difference (CfD). DNV … Continue reading DNV GL advises on £210m investment for three new UK wind farms

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Suzlon secures 50.40 MW wind power project in Karnataka

Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions provider in the world, has won a repeat order of 50.40 MW wind power project from a leading IPP company. This is a maiden order for 24 units of Suzlon’s new S111 120m hybrid wind turbine generator, each with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW. … Continue reading Suzlon secures 50.40 MW wind power project in Karnataka

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Saudi Arabia shortlists companies for its solar power, wind energy projects

Saudi Arabia is targeting 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023 in line with Vision 2030 diversification plan. Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has shortlisted companies for its solar and wind power projects, as part of the first round of its renewable energy initiative, the energy ministry said on Monday. France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles, Japanese … Continue reading Saudi Arabia shortlists companies for its solar power, wind energy projects

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Facebook buys more wind power

Here’s news we can all “like” today: Facebook announced plans last week to locate its newest data center in rural Nebraska. Thanks to a new renewable energy tariff provided by their future local utility, low-cost wind energy will power 100 percent of the facility. A big footprint This will be a big data center. Spread … Continue reading Facebook buys more wind power

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Wind energy drives Turkey’s power

Wind energgy plants constitute 41 percent of the 958 megawatt electricity generation capacity, which became operational in the first quarter of 2017. The initiatives of the Ministry of Energy to exploit the domestic and renewable energy resources to bring them to the economy have started to bear fruit. According to the data compiled from the … Continue reading Wind energy drives Turkey’s power

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New radar scanner tests wind turbines blades for defects

Thanks to the innovative radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view, thereby saving costs in production and operation. A demonstrator will be presented at this year’s … Continue reading New radar scanner tests wind turbines blades for defects

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Sembcorp wins India wind power project with close to 250 megawatts’ capacity

Sembcorp’s renewable energy business in India has won a bid for a new wind power project with close to 250 megawatts in capacity. Sembcorp Green Infra received a letter of award for the project following the country’s first national wind power tender, conducted by Solar Energy Corp of India, an entity under India’s Ministry of … Continue reading Sembcorp wins India wind power project with close to 250 megawatts’ capacity

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Neoen chooses the Qantum O&M platform for 315 MW Australian wind farm

Neoen, a leading renewable project developer and owner, has chosen QOS Energy’s innovative O&M management platform to monitor the performance of the 315 MW Hornsdale wind project, which will be amongst the largest wind farms operating in Australia once fully commissioned. The project, consisting of 96 Siemens 3.2MW wind turbines, is being built in three … Continue reading Neoen chooses the Qantum O&M platform for 315 MW Australian wind farm

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Wind energy in Egypt: Actis to establish wind farm

Lekela Power for New and Renewable Energy intends to sign an agreement with the government to establish a wind farm in the second quarter of this year. The total cost of this farm is estimated at 350m. Actis Egypt’s director, Sherif Elkholy, said that the company handed in all the required paperwork to the Ministry … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt: Actis to establish wind farm

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Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. builds Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant

Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. transported Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant on 36 Scheurle SPMT axle lines and is milestone for renewable energies in the oil-rich kingdom Safely stowed – SPMTs of the TII Group are just one of the numerous types of vehicles manufactured by the Heilbronn-based company group which are suitable for … Continue reading Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. builds Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant

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On the economics of wind energy and solar power

November’s COP22 climate summit of Marrakech gave climate policy fresh tailwind, after the blow of Donald Trump’s election. Even without a strong global treaty, national climate policies are multiplying?—?at least a certain type of policies. While the policy that economists often recommend?—?putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions?—?remains patchy, as a recent Worldbank report shows, … Continue reading On the economics of wind energy and solar power

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CanWEA Awards GE for Work on Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study

Recognized as a leader in its field, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded the 2017 R.J. Templin Award from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) for its work on the Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study (PCWIS). CanWEA — Canada’s leading source of information on wind energy’s social, economic, health and environmental benefits for … Continue reading CanWEA Awards GE for Work on Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study

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Opportunities for small wind turbines in urban areas

Small scale wind energy has significant potential in urban, suburban and industrial areas, but numerous challenges currently stand in the way to wide-scale uptake of this decentralised energy resource. At this conference, organised in the framework of the European SWIP project, you will learn about new technological developments in small wind turbines, and how to … Continue reading Opportunities for small wind turbines in urban areas

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Global renewable energy capacity reach record levels in 2016

As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published today by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017 finds … Continue reading Global renewable energy capacity reach record levels in 2016

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Environmental permit of 57 wind turbines in the Åndberg wind farm gains legal force

In December 2015 Rabbalshede Kraft was granted an environmental permit for the Åndberg wind farm in the municipality of Härjedalen. The permit, comprising up to 57 wind turbines (approximately 200 MW), has now gained legal force. The Åndberg area is largely designated by the Swedish Energy Agency as a national interest area for wind power … Continue reading Environmental permit of 57 wind turbines in the Åndberg wind farm gains legal force

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Vestas receives order for 76 MW repowering wind power project in Germany

The turbines will be installed at the Norderwöhrden wind park in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany and will replace 40 different types of turbines installed over the last 30+ years. With 13 different companies involved, the project is the result of great collaboration, demonstrating how repowering can provide improved return on investment across asset owners.   The … Continue reading Vestas receives order for 76 MW repowering wind power project in Germany

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