Category Archives: wind energy

Senvion announces extensive program for the future

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has presented an extensive program today. It will secure the company’s long-term competitiveness. The initiative will identify excess costs across the entire company, opportunities to reduce overcapacity in production, and invest in research and development, new technologies as well as the quality of Senvion’s products and services. … Continue reading Senvion announces extensive program for the future

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Tunisia to invest US$1 billion in renewable energy in 2017

The Tunisian government said recently that it is expected to invest about an equivalent of one billion U.S. dollars to produce 1,000 megawatts of power from renewable energy in 2017. Of the 1000 megawatts, 350 will be produced by wind power, 650 by photovoltaic energy, according to the Energy General Direction of the Tunisian Ministry … Continue reading Tunisia to invest US$1 billion in renewable energy in 2017

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Iran launches wind farm with 22 wind turbines

Iran’s Energy Ministry inaugurated a 55-megawatt (MW) wind farm in town of Takestan in Qazvin province on Sunday, semi-official Fars news agency reported.   “Iranian MAPNA group of companies has invested over 92 million U.S. dollars for the project, and the wind farm will be able to supply 15 percent of Iran’s electricity,” an Iranian … Continue reading Iran launches wind farm with 22 wind turbines

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Wind energy rise makes 248,000 wind related jobs by 2020 possible

As the largest renewable resource in the U.S. grows, so will wind-related job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans. That was the news released yesterday as AWEA joined Navigant Consulting to release new analysis showing the U.S. wind industry will drive over $85 billion in economic activity over the next four years while wind-related employment will … Continue reading Wind energy rise makes 248,000 wind related jobs by 2020 possible

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Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

Supplier to the international wind energy market, Certex UK, is to expand its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber region with the opening of a new office and workshop in Hull, and plans for long-term investment in the local community. The new facility is fundamental to the company’s support plans for the burgeoning offshore … Continue reading Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

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Wisconsin manufacturers find new growth opportunities

I remember how hard it was to find a job during the Great Recession. Having graduated from college in 2008, that was just the time I was looking for my first full-time position. For many businesses, keeping the doors open was a struggle. That was particularly pronounced in the manufacturing world. But the New North, … Continue reading Wisconsin manufacturers find new growth opportunities

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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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