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1 GW awarded in latest German onshore wind energy auction

A total of 1 GW was awarded in the second onshore auction of the year in Germany, according to the results announced on 15 August 2017.   63% of the volume was awarded to projects in the eastern German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. In total, 281 bids amounting to almost 3GW … Continue reading 1 GW awarded in latest German onshore wind energy auction

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State renewable portfolio standards

We’ve previously reported on the economic and environmental benefits state renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) create. In short, RPS are powerful job creators, can lead to lower electricity prices, help clean our air, and usually more than pay for themselves. Now, a new video series puts real-world faces to these benefits. The mini-documentaries examine Washington state’s … Continue reading State renewable portfolio standards

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GE and AGL develop Australia’s largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

GE announced an agreement with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to supply and install 123 wind turbines for the Coopers Gap wind farm project at Cooranga North, 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. PARF is a partnership between AGL Energy Limited (AGL) (20 percent) and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) (80 percent, on behalf of clients … Continue reading GE and AGL develop Australia’s largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

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AGL commits to building Australia’s biggest wind farm

AGL Energy and the Government-owned QIC will build a $850 million wind farm with 123 turbines at Coopers Gap, about 250km northwest of Brisbane. About 200 jobs will be created during construction of Australia’s biggest wind farm, generating electricity to supply 260,000 homes when it is finished in mid-2019. The joint venture, known as the … Continue reading AGL commits to building Australia’s biggest wind farm

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Vestas – Interim financial report, second quarter 2017

Revenue, earnings, and free cash flow decreased compared to last year’s very strong second quarter of 2016. Solid order intake and combined order backlog at high level. Guidance for 2017 maintained. In the second quarter of 2017, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2,206m – a decrease of 14 percent compared to the year-earlier period. EBIT … Continue reading Vestas – Interim financial report, second quarter 2017

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Wind Power As The Fastest Growing Alternative Source Of Energy

There are various alternative energy sources that human beings have invented and they have gone to an extend of classifying them as renewable energy and non-renewable energy. Some of the renewable energy sources include: solar, biomass, hydroelectric energy and geothermal power while non-renewable energy are such as fossil fuels and natural gas. However, the most … Continue reading Wind Power As The Fastest Growing Alternative Source Of Energy

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Vestas receives order for the largest wind farm in Mexico

The order consists of 123 V136-3.45 MW turbines for a 424 MW project in Mexico. With this contract, Vestas’ order intake from Mexico’s energy auctions reaches almost 500 MW. Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one … Continue reading Vestas receives order for the largest wind farm in Mexico

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EDPR secures 75 MW wind energy contract in Northern Indiana, United States

EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, secured a long-term contract with Cummins Inc. for the energy produced by 75 MW from Meadow Lake VI wind farm. Meadow Lake VI wind farm project had initially secured 75 MW long-term contract, as announced in November 2016. The project, that … Continue reading EDPR secures 75 MW wind energy contract in Northern Indiana, United States

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

Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one of the largest wind power projects in Latin America.   Established in 2014, Zuma Energía is a leading Mexican player within renewable energy financially backed by Actis and Mesoamerica, … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Peikko delivers rock foundations to Storheia wind farm in Norway

Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received a substantial order to deliver rock foundation technology to Storheia Wind Park in Sør-Trøndelag area, Central Norway. Peikko will deliver all steel components for the 80 foundations of the wind park. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation reinforcement. Peikko … Continue reading Peikko delivers rock foundations to Storheia wind farm in Norway

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Germany awards licenses to increase onshore wind energy capacity by 1 GW

Germany will increase its onshore wind energy capacity by more than 1 gigawatt, equal to that of a nuclear plant, under new licenses awarded on Tuesday, its network regulator said. The regulator introduced an auction system this year to award licenses, aiming to intensify competition among project developers in order to lower costs and wean … Continue reading Germany awards licenses to increase onshore wind energy capacity by 1 GW

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Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.4M140 EBC turbine prototype in Heckelberg for the Notus energy Group. The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. The prototype in Heckelberg can power nearly 3,000 … Continue reading Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC

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Spain Is Using Accounting Tricks to Underpay the Wind Energy Sector

According to the country’s wind association, the Spanish government has reneged on commitments. Spanish wind investors beware: New capacity may be on offer, but experience shows the auction process is not to be trusted. Spain’s wind industry association, the Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE), believes a government accounting dodge deprived the sector of €630 million ($740 … Continue reading Spain Is Using Accounting Tricks to Underpay the Wind Energy Sector

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Best moments from the first #AmericanWindWeek

Thank you to the many people and organizations who helped make the first #AmericanWindWeek a resounding success! Across the country, thousands of supporters chimed in on social media and told us why they think wind energy is an American success story. On the ground, we had wind farm tours and open houses in states like … Continue reading Best moments from the first #AmericanWindWeek

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Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

Despite moves made by Ohio’s legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there’s still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects, with just a few turbines, rank Ohio among the top 10 when it comes to the amount of megawatts installed since 2003, … Continue reading Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

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WPPI Energy to buy electricity from Illinois wind farm

WPPI Energy says it will buy all the electricity generated from a proposed Illinois wind farm for the next 22 years. Chicago-based renewable energy developer Invenergy plans to build the 53-turbine Bishop Hill 3 wind farm, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. It will be able to generate up to 132 megawatts of power in ideal … Continue reading WPPI Energy to buy electricity from Illinois wind farm

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Suzlon Profit Hit by Shift in India’s Support System for Wind Power

Suzlon Energy Ltd. reported its lowest quarterly profit in a year as India’s support for auction mechanism to build wind energy projects slowed orders. The profit of 490.8 million rupees ($7.65 million) during the usually quiet fiscal first quarter compared with a loss of 2.6 billion rupees in the year-ago period, according to a filing to … Continue reading Suzlon Profit Hit by Shift in India’s Support System for Wind Power

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First American Wind Week celebrates U.S. leadership

Aug. 7-12 marked the first American Wind Week, when businesses, schools and communities celebrated America’s global leadership in wind power. As part of American Wind Week, our companies —  Blattner Energy and Anderson Trucking Service — were excited to host a group of state and local lawmakers at the Blattner offices in Avon to share the success story that is … Continue reading First American Wind Week celebrates U.S. leadership

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Tri Global Energy maintains lead in Texas wind energy development projects

Tri Global Energy, the Dallas-based renewable energy company, has maintained its position as the leading developer of wind energy projects under construction in Texas, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2017 Market Report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the nation’s trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. Tri Global Energy … Continue reading Tri Global Energy maintains lead in Texas wind energy development projects

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Senvion’s H1 results on target

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, posted revenues of EUR 830 million in the first half of 2017 with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 7.4%, backed by a strong performance in the service and offshore sector. The orders in the first six months totaled EUR 940 million, a 70 % increase on the … Continue reading Senvion’s H1 results on target

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