Category Archives: wind energy

Large wind power plant to be built in Russia

Vassily Golubev, Governor of the Rostov region, has signed an order on allocation of 133 hectares of land to the “Azovsky VES” company for the construction of a wind power plant for 10 bln roubles (about $167 m). As Construction.RU has been told by the regional press office, the power plant with the capacity of … Continue reading Large wind power plant to be built in Russia

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Vestas reports a record year

For full-year 2016, revenue amounted to EUR 10.2bn, EBIT margin before special items was 13.9 percent, total net investments* were EUR 617m, and the free cash flow* amounted to EUR 1,564m – in line with the expectations to revenue of EUR 10.0bn-10.5bn, EBIT margin before special items of 13-14 percent, total net investments* of approx … Continue reading Vestas reports a record year

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Why do you love wind power?

It’s time to kick off #iheartwind 2017! All month long, we want to hear from wind power’s biggest supporters about why they love wind energy. Do you support wind because it creates good, homegrown jobs? Because it increases energy independence? Or maybe because it helps clean our air? To let us know why you think … Continue reading Why do you love wind power?

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Nordex grows in Germany

The Nordex Group installed substantially more wind turbines – 267 units – in its domestic market in 2016 than in the previous year (2015: 176). This growth of around 50% slightly exceeded the internal budget. As the capacity of these turbines also rose, installed capacity climbed by an even sharper 58% over the previous year … Continue reading Nordex grows in Germany

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Kenya urged to embrace green technologies to enhance air quality

Massive investments in green technologies will not only strengthen Kenya’s resilience to climate change but also boost air quality in cities and rural towns, an expert told Xinhua on Monday. Duncan Onyango, a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi’s department of environmental and biosystems engineering, said that Kenya’s clean air status will only be … Continue reading Kenya urged to embrace green technologies to enhance air quality

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Canada’s wind energy industry had another year of strong growth in 2016, adding 702 MW of new capacity

Canada’s wind energy industry had another year of strong growth in 2016, adding 702 MW of new capacity through the commissioning of 21 projects in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Sixteen of these projects are owned, at least in part, by aboriginal or local communities, or municipal governments. Canada now has 11,898 MW of installed … Continue reading Canada’s wind energy industry had another year of strong growth in 2016, adding 702 MW of new capacity

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

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Greenwind S.A, a subsidiary of Pampa Energía, one of the largest power companies in Argentina, to supply 29 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the 100 MW Corti wind park in the Bahía Blanca, Argentina.   The order is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract and comprises … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

WindEurope launches a unique digital platform in the presence of European Commission Vice-President Šef?ovi?. The Daily Wind Power Numbers platform will inform policy makers, stakeholders and citizens every day on: the share of wind in yesterday’s power mix in Europe, broken down by Member State; yesterday’s hourly electricity mix (all fuels and technologies), again broken down … Continue reading WindEurope launches Daily Wind Power Numbers

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Did You Know Your Favorite Products Are Built With Wind Power?

From Facebook data centers to Tide laundry detergent, America’s favorite brands increasingly have one thing in common: a pledge to transition to 100 percent renewable energy, and they’re choosing wind as a low-risk, reliable solution. A few years ago, Fortune 500 companies started making remarkable shifts in the way they powered their stores, factories and … Continue reading Did You Know Your Favorite Products Are Built With Wind Power?

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Oil India Limited Commissions 54 MW Wind Power Project

Oil India Ltd (OIL) has commissioned 54 MW wind energy project that is spread across states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Patan in Gujarat houses 16 MW capacity of wind turbines, while the remaining 38 MW capacity is at Chandgarh in Madhya Pradesh. The project is fully funded by OIL with a total cost coming … Continue reading Oil India Limited Commissions 54 MW Wind Power Project

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Suzlon Commissions 35 MW Wind Power in Brazil

Suzlon Group has successfully completed installing and commissioning of over 350 MW wind energy in Brazil over a period of 16 months ending November 2014 with bulk of 309 MW being added in Calendar Year 2014. This combined capacity includes projects located in the high wind states of Rio Grande do Norte & Ceara in … Continue reading Suzlon Commissions 35 MW Wind Power in Brazil

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The increasing advantages of offshore wind energy over its onshore counterpart is a major factor boosting the Offshore Wind Energy Market

The report, titled “Offshore Wind Energy Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 – 2022”, is available for sale on the company website. According to the report, the global installed capacity in the offshore wind energy market is poised to grow from 7,045.4 MW in 2013 to 52,120.9 MW in … Continue reading The increasing advantages of offshore wind energy over its onshore counterpart is a major factor boosting the Offshore Wind Energy Market

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Ninh Thun approves $74m wind power plant in Vietnam

The central province of Ninh Thun has approved a new wind power project in Thun Nam District’s Phc Minh Commune. The 712 hectare Phc Minh Wind Power Plant will have 23 turbines with a combined capacity of 48.3 MW and cost VN?1.66 trillion (US$74.7 million). But the project has not yet been listed in the … Continue reading Ninh Thun approves $74m wind power plant in Vietnam

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WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and Intersolar Europe are pleased to invite the small and medium wind stakeholders as well as the solar PV and energy storage industry to participate in the World Small Wind Conference WSWC2017, taking place in Munich/Germany on 1 and 2 June 2017, in parallel with the Intersolar Europe exhibition 2017 (31 May … Continue reading WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

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Allianz and MUFG invest in EDF wind farm in Oklahoma

Allianz and MUFG, one of the world’s leading financial groups, have together invested tax equity in the Great Western wind park developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), one of the leading wind project developers in the United States. The Great Western wind project is located in Ellis and Woodward Counties, around 200km … Continue reading Allianz and MUFG invest in EDF wind farm in Oklahoma

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Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

Gamesa today inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions. Construction of this manufacturing facility, one of the company’s largest in India, is framed by Gamesa’s growth plans, which contemplate capex of more than €100 million through 2017 to reinforce … Continue reading Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

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NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

NPR recently took a look at what it’s like to be a wind turbine technician, America’s fastest growing occupation. How do you get the job? What’s the day-to-day like? For answers, NPR interviewed Daniel Lutat, Director of Sustainable Resources and Technologies at Iowa Lakes Community College, home to one of the nation’s leading wind tech … Continue reading NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

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Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act today. That means more jobs, economic development and clean energy for Maryland families and businesses. State Sens. Brian Feldman and Catherine Pugh, along with Del. William Frick, were instrumental in pushing the measure through successfully. In April of … Continue reading Maryland lawmakers stand up for clean energy

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Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted today to override Gov. Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override: “Making the Clean Energy Jobs Act law is the right decision for Maryland. Renewable energy legislation is pro-growth, pro-business, and means access to more jobs in … Continue reading Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

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Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Bloomberg reports. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the al-Jouf area in northern Saudi Arabia and 400 … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

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