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Wind powers 5.5 percent of U.S. grid

All of the new wind farms built over the past few years are making an impact: new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds the country generated more than 5.5 percent of its electricity using wind in 2016. That comes on the heels of a recent announcement that wind is now the country’s largest … Continue reading Wind powers 5.5 percent of U.S. grid

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Western University study says wind energy plans should generate more equitable benefits to neighbours

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning – including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines – the more likely it is that a development will have local support, says newly published research from Western University. The study by Chad Walker and Jamie Baxter of the Department of Geography examines communities living with … Continue reading Western University study says wind energy plans should generate more equitable benefits to neighbours

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Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

The Nordex Group has passed a new milestone in the Republic of Ireland: with the commissioning of Energia Renewables’ 95 megawatt (MW) “Meenadreen” wind farm in Donegal the manufacturer passed the 500 MW mark for turbines in operation. In total, Nordex turbines with a capacity of 529 MW are now producing green power for the … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Vestas wins 50 MW order in Norway

The firm and unconditional order is for the Ånstadblåheia wind park in the municipality of Sortland, continuing the momentum Vestas has built in Norway. The contract includes supply and installation of the wind turbines, as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin … Continue reading Vestas wins 50 MW order in Norway

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Wind energy Vestas creates 400 new jobs in Denmark

Vestas has announced the extension of factories in two locations in Denmark. The company will be looking for 414 new employees to fill engineering and production positions at plants on the islands of Funen and Lolland, it said in a press release. The move comes after the company hired 100 new workers at a factory … Continue reading Wind energy Vestas creates 400 new jobs in Denmark

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US wind energy generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). It shows wind supplied over 5.5 percent of electricity nationwide, up from 4.7 percent in 2015.   With 99 percent of … Continue reading US wind energy generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

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New approach for matching production and consumption of renewable electricity promotes large-scale integration of solar and wind power

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the BALANCE project, which brings together leading European research institutes in the field of electrochemical conversion. The project aims to demonstrate a technology that enables flexible storage of large amount of renewable power. Such technologies are needed for the further integration of additional wind and solar power. … Continue reading New approach for matching production and consumption of renewable electricity promotes large-scale integration of solar and wind power

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Wind energy in Austria: Vestas wins 33 MW order

The project will employ a customised solution consisting of V112-3.3 MW turbines with a hub height of 140m and V126-3.3 MW turbines with a hub height of 137m, demonstrating the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio. The firm and unconditional order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. … Continue reading Wind energy in Austria: Vestas wins 33 MW order

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One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

Businesses working in the Scottish renewable energy sector are anticipating a sixth of their workforce will be lost within the next 12 months, a new industry survey has shown. Scottish Renewables polled its members on employment levels and confidence over the next year, with respondents predicting an average decrease in full-time equivalent posts in Scotland … Continue reading One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

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E.ON announces Texas energy storage projects

E.ON North America announced its Texas Waves energy storage projects will be co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 megawatt (MW) short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology. The Texas Waves projects will be the second and third grid connected lithium-ion … Continue reading E.ON announces Texas energy storage projects

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Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

Westar Energy has completed the 280MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas. The project, which is located near Spearville in Ford county, features 122 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Westar will own and operate the wind farm, which was developed by Infinity Wind and built by Mortenson Construction. About 200 temporary jobs were created during construction … Continue reading Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

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Acciona builds the first renewable project in Mexico following electric power auctions

ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168-megawatt (MW) facility located in the State of Tamaulipas, which will represent an investment of 221 million dollars (210 million euros at current exchange). It is the first renewable energy project resulting from the electric power … Continue reading Acciona builds the first renewable project in Mexico following electric power auctions

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Vestas announces President and Group Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific Sales Business Unit

To strengthen Vestas’ presence and market position in strategic and emerging markets in Asia-Pacific and China, Vestas announced last week that the current SBU APC will be re-organised into two new SBUs for the region per 1 April 2017: SBU CHI, covering China and Mongolia and SBU ASP, covering all other Asia-Pacific countries, including India. … Continue reading Vestas announces President and Group Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific Sales Business Unit

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India has installed capacity of 28 GW of wind energy

India’s wind energy sector is the fourth largest in the world. In an important milestone for India’s journey towards 24×7 power for all based on green energy, ABB India on Thursday said it has surpassed the 4.5GW mark with the delivery of over 2,000 wind power generators across the country. Currently, India has installed capacity … Continue reading India has installed capacity of 28 GW of wind energy

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Senvion wins major contract in the UK with Banks Renewables

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded contracts with Banks Renewables for the supply and installation of 47 turbines for three wind farm projects totalling 151 megawatts (MW). Senvion has also signed 20 year operations and maintenance contracts for all three projects.   Senvion will supply 26 of its 3.4M104 turbines for … Continue reading Senvion wins major contract in the UK with Banks Renewables

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Japan accelerates wind energy development

With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan’s installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms. Japan is set to add 300 megawatts of wind capacity … Continue reading Japan accelerates wind energy development

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Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

Member States proposed to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve, a facility designed to take excess carbon permits out of the market from 2019 onwards. The rate at which it will take permits out of the market would be doubled. And permits stored in the reserve would be cancelled if a certain threshold is reached. The … Continue reading Member States agree on general approach on post-2020 ETS reform

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Nordex closes 2016 in line with guidance

On the basis of its provisional consolidated financial statements for 2016, the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) achieved its targets. Sales climbed by 40% to EUR 3.4 billion, including sales of EUR 726 million contributed by the new subsidiary Acciona Windpower (AWP), which was consolidated from 1 April 2016 following the acquisition. The main sales driver … Continue reading Nordex closes 2016 in line with guidance

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Global Annual Installed Capacity of Small and Medium Wind Turbines is Expected to Exceed 446 MW in 2026

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for small and medium wind turbines (SMWTs), examining the competitive landscape, market issues, and technology issues, and providing forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2026. Despite weakening policy drivers and competition from declining solar PV prices, the SMWT industry is still poised for growth. With … Continue reading Global Annual Installed Capacity of Small and Medium Wind Turbines is Expected to Exceed 446 MW in 2026

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Turkana wind power project yields 102 MW

Lake Turkana Wind Power Company has started the injection of an initial 102MW into the national grid. The additional power forms 33 per cent of the total 310MW that the wind power farm has agreed to inject into the national grid by June. The renewable energy company is projecting to generate 1.6 billion kilowatt hour … Continue reading Turkana wind power project yields 102 MW

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