Category Archives: wind energy

Vietnam has potential for 160 GW of offshore wind energy

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Vietnamese Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority are working together on input for a roadmap for offshore wind power development in the south-east Asian country that has estimated potential for 160 GW. The report aims to help the Vietnamese government take steps to streamline the development process for wind … Continue reading Vietnam has potential for 160 GW of offshore wind energy

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German government drops the idea of wind energy distance rule

Germany’s governing coalition of Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) yesterday agreed to drop the idea of nationwide 1000m distance rule for wind turbines.  Instead the German States can now set their own rules up to a maximum distance of 1000m.  This ends long discussions and paves the way for Germany to define its new … Continue reading German government drops the idea of wind energy distance rule

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Ingeteam launches its new-generation wind power converters

Ingeteam, a global technology Group specialized in electric power conversion, has launched its new-generation wind power converters developed for high power DFIG application. Ingeteam’s DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market and application. The wind converters are extremely grid-friendly, and include FRT, SCR and SSR features, enabling them to be deployed anywhere in … Continue reading Ingeteam launches its new-generation wind power converters

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CO2 emissions from energy sources in Spain were reduced by 7.2% in 2019, thanks to the greater wind energy contribution

Eurostat estimates that in 2019, a year before the European Union (EU) extensively introduced containment measures for COVID-19, the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the combustion of fossil fuels (mainly oil and products derived from oil, coal, peat and natural gas) decreased significantly by 4.3% compared to the previous year in the EU. Spain … Continue reading CO2 emissions from energy sources in Spain were reduced by 7.2% in 2019, thanks to the greater wind energy contribution

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Nordex wind turbines to equip Vattenfall’s 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland

Nordex (Acciona) will be the supplier for Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK. The 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland will consist of 50 N133/4.8 strong-wind turbines, and the Group will maintain the machines on the basis of a Premium Service Contract with a term of 10 years. The Nordex Group … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines to equip Vattenfall’s 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland

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Wind energy in Turkey, GE Renewable Energy wind turbines for Fina Enerji

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines for four wind farms in Turkey.With a total capacity of 193 MW, the wind power projects will provide renewable energy to the region, powering the equivalent of 195,000 homes and save up to 650,000 tons of CO2.The 156 … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey, GE Renewable Energy wind turbines for Fina Enerji

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Siemens Gamesa arranges sustainability linked syndicated guarantee

The syndicated guarantee of up to €600m led by BNP Paribas covers the construction of components for Hornsea 2, the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date. Siemens Gamesa has signed a bank guarantee line for up to €600m to cover the construction of components for Hornsea 2, the largest offshore wind farm to be … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa arranges sustainability linked syndicated guarantee

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Mexico against common sense and against wind energy

The President of Mexico AMLO lacks all common sense, he is an old school populist, like Trump, Bolsonaro and similar characters, left or right, and in addition to having denied the coronavirus for months, he is an defender of oil and an enemy from wind power and solar energy. History will put you in the … Continue reading Mexico against common sense and against wind energy

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Wind power production keeps prices low in European electricity markets

Wind energy production increased in most of Europe, lowering electricity prices, except in the Iberian peninsula, where the decrease in wind energy contributed to a rise in prices. Meanwhile, demand for electricity continues to rebound in European markets as the de-escalation of confinement measures continues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time helped by lower … Continue reading Wind power production keeps prices low in European electricity markets

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Aracati will have two more new wind farms

The wind energy plants will have 25 wind turbines, with a power of 86.6 megawatts. The State Superintendence of the Environment (Semace) will authorize the installation and operation of two new wind power plants in Aracati. The technical opinions favorable to the enterprise were approved on Thursday (14) during a virtual meeting of the State … Continue reading Aracati will have two more new wind farms

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Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

As part of GWEC Market Intelligence’s services, the database on global wind auctions is an important tool for the industry to stay up-to-date on all the latest developments and business opportunities around the world. While the industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and auctions have been delayed or postponed in a few countries, … Continue reading Q1 2020 Wind Energy Auctions Database

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Vestas wins 46 MW order with customised solution for high wind energy site in the Netherlands

E-Connection, a Dutch wind power project developer with more than 30 years of experience in developing, realising and managing complex wind energy projects, has placed an order for 11 turbines totaling 46 MW for the first phase of the wind project Oosterscheldekering Wind Optimization that consists of the four wind parks Binnenhaven, Roggeplaat-West, Noordland Buiten … Continue reading Vestas wins 46 MW order with customised solution for high wind energy site in the Netherlands

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India must intensify policy reforms to revive wind energy growth beyond 50 GW by 2022

A new report, India Wind Outlook Towards 2022: Looking beyond headwinds, published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and MEC+(MEC Intelligence), finds that India’s total wind power capacity could reach 50 GW GW by 2022 as existing pipeline and new auctions face multiple challenges.India is the world’s fourth-largest onshore wind farm market by installations, … Continue reading India must intensify policy reforms to revive wind energy growth beyond 50 GW by 2022

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Iberdrola buys two onshore wind energy projects in Scotland

The company continues to agitate the energy sector, with a third operation in Europe that succeeds in taking over 100% of the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm and acquiring the French company Aalto Power. Located in Brittany, some 16 kilometers from the coast, the Saint-Brieuc park will have 62 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, with 8 … Continue reading Iberdrola buys two onshore wind energy projects in Scotland

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Vestas breaks annual wind turbine installation record

Vestas became the first wind turbine manufacturer to install more than 10 GW of wind capacity in a single year (2019), according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. The Danish OEM’s grid-connected capacity of 11.3 GW in 2019 is an increase of 1.5 GW on 2018, with installations completed in over 35 markets. The company’s … Continue reading Vestas breaks annual wind turbine installation record

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World map of wind power and solar energy

The study carried out to prepare this map has been published in the journal Nature Scientific Scientific. The map shows the density of this type of infrastructure in different regions and the approximate energy production. This is the world’s first open-access dataset for wind and solar power generation facilities. The estimated share of renewable energy … Continue reading World map of wind power and solar energy

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Vestas sets a record for wind turbines and dominates onshore wind energy

Vestas became the first manufacturer of wind turbines by installing more than 10 GW of wind power capacity in a single year (2019), according to a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie. The Danish OEM network-connected capacity of 11.3 GW in 2019 is an increase of 1.5 GW in 2018, with installations completed in more than … Continue reading Vestas sets a record for wind turbines and dominates onshore wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid wind energy plant in the Philippines

Commercial hybrid project manages an existing 16MW wind power facility with battery storage integrated through Siemens Gamesa’s Hybrid Plant Controller (HPC). Siemens Gamesa is fast advancing on an innovative hybrid energy project in Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines that will provide a stable electricity supply in a location with a … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply innovative hybrid wind energy plant in the Philippines

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Nordex records first quarter 2020 in line with expectations

The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) confirms the preliminary figures for the first quarter of 2020 released on 5 May 2020. Sales in the first quarter of 2020 increased to EUR 964.6 million (Q1/2019: EUR 398.9 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose to EUR 13.1 million (Q1/2019: EUR 3.3 million), showing an … Continue reading Nordex records first quarter 2020 in line with expectations

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Vestas appoints Anders Nielsen as CTO and Tommy Rahbek Nielsen as COO to drive innovation and operational efficiency in the next phase of the energy transition

Driven by the position of renewables as the cheapest source of electricity in two-thirds of the world, the energy transition is, despite short-term uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, in a new phase where higher penetration of renewables, accelerated electrification and new markets are creating novel and increasing demands for Vestas’ technology, manufacturing and solutions. To … Continue reading Vestas appoints Anders Nielsen as CTO and Tommy Rahbek Nielsen as COO to drive innovation and operational efficiency in the next phase of the energy transition

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