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Clean Energy Sees Strong Start to 2022, But Policy Uncertainty Threatens Future U.S. Growth

Despite looming challenges and policy uncertainty, the clean power industry started 2022 with a strong first quarter according to the American Clean Power Association (ACP)’s newly released Clean Power Quarterly Market Report Q1 2022.   It was a record first quarter for the industry as clean power owners and developers installed more than 6.6 gigawatts (GW) … Continue reading Clean Energy Sees Strong Start to 2022, But Policy Uncertainty Threatens Future U.S. Growth

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Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

Vattenfall has set a target to recycle all dismantled wind turbine blades by 2030, and 50 percent of the blades already by 2025. Turbine blades from Dutch Wind farm Irene Vorrink will be the first to enter the recycling process and turned into skis, snowboards and construction materials for solar farms. Gustav Frid, Senior Environment … Continue reading Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

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Siemens Gamesa clocks another deal for its 3.X wind turbines in India with 133 MW wind farm

The company will supply 37 SG 3.6-145 wind turbines for the project in the state of Karnataka to be manufactured at its facilities in India. Siemens Gamesa has signed a deal with Vena Energy to supply its industry leading 3.X platform turbines to a 133 MW wind project in Koppal District, Karnataka, India. In total, … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa clocks another deal for its 3.X wind turbines in India with 133 MW wind farm

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European markets prices rose due to the decrease in wind energy production

In the first week of June, European electricity markets prices rose in a generalised way due to the fact that the wind energy production was lower than that of the previous week. In the Iberian market, lower solar energy production also helped prices rise. On average, gas, Brent and CO2 prices were higher than those … Continue reading European markets prices rose due to the decrease in wind energy production

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Sweden: Nysäter wind farm connects to grid

The Nysäter wind farm, around 400 kilometres north of Stockholm, is now an essential pillar of Sweden’s green energy supply: in the presence of high-ranking representatives from business and politics, it will be inaugurated this afternoon. The 114 turbines have a capacity of 475 megawatts. This makes Nysäter one of the largest wind farms in Europe, … Continue reading Sweden: Nysäter wind farm connects to grid

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Enel Green Power moving forward on new wind power project in Alberta

The 152 MW Grizzly Bear Creek wind farm is slated for completion by the end of 2022. The wind farm Enel Green Power’s fourth in Alberta and will bring the company’s total installed capacity to over 360 MW in the province. Enel Green Power Canada Inc. has started the main construction phase of the 152 … Continue reading Enel Green Power moving forward on new wind power project in Alberta

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Iberdrola commissions Mikronoros wind farm and exceeds 300 MW in Greece

The project has contributed to the improvement of the Greek electricity transmission network through the renovation of the Patriarchis substation and the reinforcement of the communication system. The company currently has three other onshore wind farms under construction in the country, with a combined capacity of 106 MW. Iberdrola has commissioned the 33.6 MW Mikronoros … Continue reading Iberdrola commissions Mikronoros wind farm and exceeds 300 MW in Greece

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Vestas secures 101 MW order in Italy

ERG, the Italian leading independent operator producing energy from renewable sources, has placed a 101 MW order for the Mineo Militello Vizzini wind park, to be located in Sicily, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of 24 V136-4.2 MW wind turbines as well as a multi-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement. … Continue reading Vestas secures 101 MW order in Italy

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Ørsted enters Spanish onshore renewables market with solar and wind partnerships

Ørsted has entered four partnerships to pursue early-stage solar and onshore wind projects in the upcoming grid auctions in Spain and announces multi-GW ambitions in the market long-term. To support its Spanish ambitions, the company has established a team and office in Madrid. In 2021, Ørsted entered the European onshore market by acquiring Brookfield Renewable … Continue reading Ørsted enters Spanish onshore renewables market with solar and wind partnerships

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The energy transition goes together with nature protection

The European Commission’s REPowerEU Action Plan of 18 May 2022 set out detailed measures to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the growth of renewables. Crucially it tackles the permitting bottlenecks that are holding back the expansion of wind and solar. ?But simpler and faster rules and procedures to build wind farms … Continue reading The energy transition goes together with nature protection

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Vestas and EnBW sign conditional order agreement for the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in Germany

With reference to Vestas Northern & Central Europe’s press release of 9 July 2021, Vestas has secured a conditional order agreement to supply 64 V235-15.0 MW wind turbines for EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind project in 2025. In addition, Vestas will deliver a multi-year solution to service the wind project when operational. “We … Continue reading Vestas and EnBW sign conditional order agreement for the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in Germany

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Green hydrogen: a key to unlocking energy security in Europe

Siemens Gamesa launches a white paper, Unlocking European Energy Security, outlining the energy supply challenges facing Europe since the invasion of Ukraine and the actions needed to bring about stability and energy security while addressing the climate emergency and delivering decarbonization. In the space of just three months in 2022, the importance and urgency of … Continue reading Green hydrogen: a key to unlocking energy security in Europe

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The World’s Biggest Wind Turbines

This was originally posted on Elements. Sign up to the free mailing list to get beautiful visualizations on natural resource megatrends in your email every week. Since the early 2000s, wind turbines have grown in size—in both height and blade lengths—to generate more energy per unit. Today, the tallest turbines can reach over 200 meters … Continue reading The World’s Biggest Wind Turbines

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China to double wind, solar energy capacity by 2025

China aims to double its wind and solar capacity by 2025, according to a new road map that also allows for more coal-fired power plants to bolster energy security.The world’s biggest polluter earlier estimated it needs to double wind and solar use by 2030 to deliver on its pledges under the Paris climate accord. The … Continue reading China to double wind, solar energy capacity by 2025

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Iberdrola and FCC launch EnergyLOOP to lead the way in wind turbine blade recycling

The new company, promoted through Iberdrola’s PERSEO Venture Builder programme, will start its activity with the installation in Navarre of the first industrial-scale wind turbine blade recycling plant in Europe. EnergyLOOP, which aims to develop an innovative value chain that provides the energy transition with new recycling solutions, will invest 10 million euros in its … Continue reading Iberdrola and FCC launch EnergyLOOP to lead the way in wind turbine blade recycling

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RWE accelerates green power expansion

RWE is moving ahead with the expansion of renewable energies in Germany: RWE has already significantly strengthened its team for the onshore and solar business, which has a very regional focus. Of the 200 vacancies, around 50 have already been filled by new colleagues. They will intensively drive forward the project development of onshore wind … Continue reading RWE accelerates green power expansion

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Now is the time to accelerate renewable hydrogen and replace fossil fuels

CEOs from leading companies across the value chain, top EU decision-makers, and hundreds of stakeholders gathered at the Renewable Hydrogen Summit organised by the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition (RHC) to discuss the necessary policies to accelerate the renewable hydrogen uptake in Europe, and deliver the European Commission (EC)’s REPowerEU plan to reduce our continent’s dependence on … Continue reading Now is the time to accelerate renewable hydrogen and replace fossil fuels

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Wind energy research – 1500 sensors for the rotor blades of the future

Rotor blades are one of the most important components of a wind turbine. They can be up to 70 metres long and weigh between 15 and 20 tonnes. In order to operate wind turbines more efficiently in the future and also to be able to use them in locations that are less wind-intensive, even larger … Continue reading Wind energy research – 1500 sensors for the rotor blades of the future

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Chad’s first wind farm could be operational by 2025

Savannah Energy will build 500 MW of renewable energy in the Republic of Chad, including a 100 MW wind farm that will serve the capital city, N’Djamena, under a new agreement signed with the Chadian government. The 100 MW Centrales d’Energie Renouvelable de N’Djamena wind farm will be combined with a 100 MW capacity solar … Continue reading Chad’s first wind farm could be operational by 2025

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Siemens Gamesa and Greenalia push energy transition in Spain with trio of wind farms for a combined 110 MW capacity

The company will supply 22 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines for three different wind farms in A Coruña in north-western Spain The agreement includes the maintenance of the turbines for a period of 25 years When installed the park will supply clean energy to power the equivalent of 90,000 households and prevent the emission of almost … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa and Greenalia push energy transition in Spain with trio of wind farms for a combined 110 MW capacity

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