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American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants.   “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. “The Department … Continue reading American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

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Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. to supply 16 wind turbines from its two megawatts (MW) series for the Mynydd y Gwair wind farm in South Wales.   Located 15 km north of Swansea, Mynydd y Gwair wind farm will consist of 16 Senvion … Continue reading Senvion concludes 33 megawatt contract with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.

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Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

End of December, the World Wind Energy Association, in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Pakistan, launched the policy paper “Accelerating Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan: Capacity Building and Policy Options” on the occasion of a wind energy seminar held in Islamabad. Third in a series, the policy paper not only discusses barriers to wind market … Continue reading Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan

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Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

The order intake of the Nordex Group (ISIN DE000A0D6554) grew by 33.6% to EUR 3.30 billion in 2016 (2015: EUR 2.47 billion). The geographical distribution of 2016 orders mirrored the intended broadening of Nordex’ market footprint following the acquisition of Acciona Windpower effective 1 April 2016. Consequently, the share of South and North American orders … Continue reading Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

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Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

End of 2016 the Nordex Group has signed a contract for supplying 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the construction of the first phase of “Mount Gellibrand” wind farm in Australia. This 66 MW project is located near Colac, in Western Victoria state, in the south-east of the country. The customer is the Spanish project developer Acciona … Continue reading Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

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EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of four wind farms in the United States with installed capacity totalling over 708 MW. In North America, the Group has also accelerated its solar energy expansion drive in 2016 with notably a new 150 MWac project in the United States. It contributes to the EDF Group’s CAP … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its expansion in wind power and solar energy in North America

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Suzlon bags 226.8 MW wind power project order in Andhra Pradesh

Suzlon has entered into an exclusive Supply and Installation Agreement (SIA) and Engineering and Construction of the project. The company would also be responsible for operation and maintenance services with dedicated life cycle asset management services for an initial period of 10 years. “The project has the potential to provide power to over 1,20,000 households … Continue reading Suzlon bags 226.8 MW wind power project order in Andhra Pradesh

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Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

In addition to being a cleaner alternative, wind and solar power is now becoming a viable investment for individuals and companies. Sources of renewable and clean energy such as solar and wind power are now cheaper than heavily polluting fossil fuels in dozens of countries, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum. … Continue reading Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

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Vestas receives 300 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA comprising 150 V110-2.0 MW turbines, totalling 300 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Undisclosed at the customer’s request Project name: Undisclosed at the customer’s request Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 300 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 150 x V110-2.0 MW turbines Contract type: … Continue reading Vestas receives 300 MW order in the USA

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New record for Scots wind energy

New wind power records have been set in Scotland, it has been revealed . The country set two new wind power records at the end of December, according to data released today by WWF Scotland. It found wind turbines in Scotland generated power equivalent to all of the nation’s electricity needs for a record four straight … Continue reading New record for Scots wind energy

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Enhanced national security, billions a year for consumers, possible with improved transmission infrastructure

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds upgrades and additions to America’s transmission infrastructure create a more resilient grid, while delivering low-cost wind energy from Mountain states. This would provide $2.3 to $3.4 billion a year in consumer savings, paying for the cost of the transmission lines in under five years. … Continue reading Enhanced national security, billions a year for consumers, possible with improved transmission infrastructure

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Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

A country that’s used wind mills since the Middle Ages has begun harnessing the power of wind to bring its transportation system into the future. In a world first, Dutch railway company NS now runs all of its passenger trains on 100 percent wind energy. Roughly 600,000 people ride NS trains every day, and as … Continue reading Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

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Gujarat to sign MoU for India’s 1st 500 MW offshore wind energy project

In order to set up India’s first offshore wind power project — having a total installed capacity of 500 MW — Gujarat government will be signing an MoU with a Rajasthan-based company during the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit where over an estimated Rs 70,000 crore worth of deals are expected to be inked in the … Continue reading Gujarat to sign MoU for India’s 1st 500 MW offshore wind energy project

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Chinese government is to invest US$101 billion in new wind power

The Chinese government is to invest US$101 billion in new wind power and infrastructure by 2020, a strategy that is expected to drive significant breakbulk demand in the sector. The investment is part of a total US$361 billion earmarked for renewable infrastructure in the country by the National Energy Administration, or NEA, in line with … Continue reading Chinese government is to invest US$101 billion in new wind power

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Wind power AREVA sells its stake to Gamesa

Following on from the agreement signed with Gamesa on June 17, 2016, AREVA’s stake in Adwen was sold today. Gamesa is thus taking over AREVA’s offshore wind activities. This sale is part of the transformation plan undertaken by AREVA to refocus its business on nuclear fuel cycle activities. Commitments made as part of the tender … Continue reading Wind power AREVA sells its stake to Gamesa

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Suzlon secures 105 MW wind energy order from Axis Energy Group

Wind energy company Suzlon Today said it has won a 105 Megwatt wind power project from Hyderabad based Axis Energy Group. Axis Energy Ventures India Private Limited is the flag ship company of the Axis Energy Group and the project is being undertaken by a Special Purpose Vehicle – Axis Wind Farms (Anantapur) Pvt Ltd. … Continue reading Suzlon secures 105 MW wind energy order from Axis Energy Group

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Wind power and wildlife thrive together

National Bird Day is today and it offers a good chance to share the positive story about wind energy and birds. Cleaner air, healthier habitats What do some of America’s most respected conservation groups think about wind power? “Audubon strongly supports properly sited wind power as a renewable energy source that helps reduce the threats … Continue reading Wind power and wildlife thrive together

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RES announces joint 3 GW wind energy development agreement

Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operations of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce a joint development agreement with Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, to develop and construct approximately 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power across 10 projects located in various … Continue reading RES announces joint 3 GW wind energy development agreement

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Enel Green Power completes first 200 MW of Cimarron Bend wind power plant in Kansas

Enel Green Power North America is closing out 2016 with the start of operations of the first 200 MW of the company’s largest wind power project in Enel Green Power’s global portfolio, the 400 MW Cimarron Bend wind project in Clark County, Kansas. Cimarron Bend, which began construction in April 2016, will further solidify EGPNA’s position … Continue reading Enel Green Power completes first 200 MW of Cimarron Bend wind power plant in Kansas

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Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. signs agreement to purchase power from wind farm expansion

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU), announced it signed a 25-year agreement with a subsidiary of ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) to purchase the power from a wind farm expansion in southwest North Dakota. The agreement also includes an option for Montana-Dakota to buy the project at the close of … Continue reading Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. signs agreement to purchase power from wind farm expansion

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