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Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Can Offer Cheaper Electricity For Urban And Suburban Areas

According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah’s Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities and financial benefits of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in urban … Continue reading Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Can Offer Cheaper Electricity For Urban And Suburban Areas

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GE will provide 32 wind turbines for the wind farm at South Australia

This is the first time GE and ENGIE, two of the world’s biggest energy companies, have worked together on a renewables project in Australia. GE Renewable Energy (NYSE:GE) today announced an agreement with ENGIE in Australia to supply and install 32 wind turbines at the Willogoleche Wind Farm in South Australia, 160km north of Adelaide. … Continue reading GE will provide 32 wind turbines for the wind farm at South Australia

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Scotland is blowing the rest of the world away

When it comes to renewable energy, Scotland is blowing the rest of the world away. The country smashed a record this year by generating enough energy to power the equivalent of 124 percent of its households between January and June — solely through wind power. According to an analysis by WWF Scotland, wind turbines provided … Continue reading Scotland is blowing the rest of the world away

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Alliant Energy announces another major wind energy investment

Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company is pursuing another major wind investment that will help solidify Iowa’s national leadership in renewable energy. “The customers and communities we serve will benefit from this cost effective clean energy,” said Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company. “Our wind projects will help keep energy costs stable over … Continue reading Alliant Energy announces another major wind energy investment

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Siemens Gamesa to supply and install four onshore-projects in Germany with 27 direct-drive wind turbines

Four new onshore-projects with a combined rating of more than 84 megawatts (MW) will extend Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of direct-drive wind turbines with a further 27 units. Customer GETEC green energy AG has ordered nine SWT-3.2-113 wind turbines for the Energiepark Profen project located in Saxony-Anhalt. An additional five units of the same model will … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply and install four onshore-projects in Germany with 27 direct-drive wind turbines

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Saeta Yield agrees to acquire Lestenergia from Grupo ACS for EUR 104 million

Saeta Yield has reached an agreement with ProCME, a Portuguese subsidiary of Grupo ACS, to acquire 100% of Lestenergia, a portfolio of 9 operating wind farms located in Portugal with a total installed capacity of 144MW. The total cash consideration for the acquisition is c. EUR 104 million (representing a total enterprise value of EUR … Continue reading Saeta Yield agrees to acquire Lestenergia from Grupo ACS for EUR 104 million

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Hop on your bike and ride for wind power

Here’s something you don’t hear every day– a professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is biking 1,200 miles across the Midwest in an effort to promote wind energy. Dr. James Tinjum is traversing Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa, and passing through over 50 wind farms along the way. He teaches in UW-Madison’s Department of … Continue reading Hop on your bike and ride for wind power

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Vestas receives 148 MW order in the U.S.

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. The order includes supply and commissioning of turbines as well as a 20-year service agreement designed to maximize uptime and energy production. Delivery is expected to begin in 2017, with commissioning planned for 2018. “We are pleased to be … Continue reading Vestas receives 148 MW order in the U.S.

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Nordex benefits from rising demand in the second quarter of 2017

In the second quarter of the current year, the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) registered increasing momentum in its business. Business volume rose to EUR 852.7 million in the quarter (EUR 846.9 million), making a material contribution to the sales of EUR 1,501.1 million recorded in the first half of the year (H1/2016: EUR 1,483.9 million). … Continue reading Nordex benefits from rising demand in the second quarter of 2017

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Siemens wins tender for Turkish wind power project

Turkey picked Germany’s Siemens as the winning bidder for a $1 billion wind power project on Thursday, a sign Ankara wants to keep business separate from the widening diplomatic row between the NATO allies. Relations have deteriorated amid the crackdown that followed the failed coup in Turkey last year. The arrest last month of 10 … Continue reading Siemens wins tender for Turkish wind power project

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Google wants to store renewable energy using salt

Alphabet’s X-Division continues to surprise and has just presented a new solution for the storage of renewable energy. The project was given the provisional name “Malta” and uses tanks of salt and some liquid hydrocarbon to generate and store energy with the aid of a turbine. “The system takes in energy in the form of … Continue reading Google wants to store renewable energy using salt

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AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan: Help us celebrate #AmericanWindWeek Aug. 6-12

AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan penned a new post on Medium today, looking at exciting news from 2017’s second quarter and announcing an important new celebration: #AmericanWindWeek. Next week, we’re launching the first-ever #AmericanWindWeek. Wind power proponents from across the country will highlight the benefits wind brings to towns from coast to coast. Make sure to … Continue reading AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan: Help us celebrate #AmericanWindWeek Aug. 6-12

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Natural Power advises Octopus on 149 MW wind energy deal

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has advised funds managed by Octopus Investments (“Octopus”) on the acquisition of a 149MW portfolio of four UK-based onshore wind projects. Giles Dearden, Natural Power’s Director of Due Diligence, said: “We’re delighted to have acted as technical advisors for Octopus in the acquisition of this wind farm … Continue reading Natural Power advises Octopus on 149 MW wind energy deal

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Southern Company subsidiary surpasses 1,500 MW wind energy with Texas acquisition

As part of the company’s renewable growth strategy to build the future of energy, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has announced the acquisition of its fifth Texas wind project – the 148-megawatt (MW) Cactus Flats Wind Facility – from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES). “With the energy landscape constantly changing, we remain focused on … Continue reading Southern Company subsidiary surpasses 1,500 MW wind energy with Texas acquisition

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SAWEA establishes platform for women in energy

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has launched a programme that seeks to promote the professional and personal development of youth who are interested in pursuing careers in the energy sector. Through this programme, leading women in the energy sector are given the platform to connect with senior students at South African Universities and … Continue reading SAWEA establishes platform for women in energy

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Quanta Services selected for the Wind Catcher Generation Tie Line

Quanta Services, Inc. announced that it was selected by American Electric Power (AEP) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions for the Wind Catcher Generation Tie Line (Wind Catcher Tie Line). The anticipated contract value for this project makes it the largest project award in Quanta’s history. The Wind Catcher Tie Line consists of … Continue reading Quanta Services selected for the Wind Catcher Generation Tie Line

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Twelve months of operation confirm the projected high yield at sites with light winds

One year ago the Nordex Group installed a N131/3300 turbine with a hub height of 164 metres at the “Hausbay-Bickenbach” site in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Despite only light winds over the past year and the fact that the turbines were not often continuously available due to scheduled measuring activities in the first twelve months the N131/3300 … Continue reading Twelve months of operation confirm the projected high yield at sites with light winds

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Acciona Energy Names Rafael Esteban New CEO for North America

ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, has named Rafael Esteban as CEO of ACCIONA Energy USA Global LLC. In this role, Mr. Esteban will be responsible for the growth of ACCIONA’s renewable energy portfolio in the U.S. and Canada and the operation of 966 MW of wind and solar energy projects … Continue reading Acciona Energy Names Rafael Esteban New CEO for North America

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Wind power output curtailed again in South Australia

Wind output in South Australia has been curtailed for the third time in a month due to new rules imposed by the Australian Energy Market Operator, which restricts wind output to a maximum 12000MW unless four gas units are operating in the state. Over the weekend, strong winds in southern states pushed wind generation very … Continue reading Wind power output curtailed again in South Australia

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Montana Public Radio looks at the high demand for wind techs

Montana Public Radio has a new story out about the high demand for wind techs, the latest of several in-depth looks at the job. It makes sense reporters delve into the field– it’s the country’s fastest growing job, and the high-altitude visuals and hands-on work associated with maintaining wind turbines make for compelling storylines. Here … Continue reading Montana Public Radio looks at the high demand for wind techs

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