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Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

Gamesa today inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions. Construction of this manufacturing facility, one of the company’s largest in India, is framed by Gamesa’s growth plans, which contemplate capex of more than €100 million through 2017 to reinforce … Continue reading Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

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NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

NPR recently took a look at what it’s like to be a wind turbine technician, America’s fastest growing occupation. How do you get the job? What’s the day-to-day like? For answers, NPR interviewed Daniel Lutat, Director of Sustainable Resources and Technologies at Iowa Lakes Community College, home to one of the nation’s leading wind tech … Continue reading NPR: What does it take to land America’s fastest growing job?

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Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted today to override Gov. Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override: “Making the Clean Energy Jobs Act law is the right decision for Maryland. Renewable energy legislation is pro-growth, pro-business, and means access to more jobs in … Continue reading Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

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Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Bloomberg reports. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the al-Jouf area in northern Saudi Arabia and 400 … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

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Senvion installs largest rotors in France

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has completed the installation of five Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines, equipped with a 122 meter rotor diameter, the largest rotor ever installed in France.   These wind turbines at the Quatre Chemins wind farm, have a hub height of 89 meters and a nominal power of 3 … Continue reading Senvion installs largest rotors in France

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Enel Green Power Closes 2016 with Record Renewable Energy Capacity of 2,018 MW Built

During the year, EGP completed plants like the 102 MW Apiacás hydropower park in Brazil, the 160 MW Finis Terrae solar PV plant in Chile, and the 129 MW Palo Alto and 100 MW Vientos del Altiplano wind farms in Mexico, as well as the 88 MW Nojoli wind farm in South Africa Enel Green … Continue reading Enel Green Power Closes 2016 with Record Renewable Energy Capacity of 2,018 MW Built

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WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

WindEurope welcomes today’s State of the Energy Union address from Maroš Šef?ovi?, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “The Commission has reinforced its clear commitment to the energy transition in Europe with renewables at its heart. The Clean Energy Package is the … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes European Commission’s State of the Energy Union address

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Rosatom pushes into wind energy in Russia

Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom said on Tuesday that it was joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture, hoping to tap a domestic market worth billions of euros each year. The Russian government wants wind energy to generate two percent of the country’s electricity output by 2024, and Rosatom already has a … Continue reading Rosatom pushes into wind energy in Russia

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Nordex Group acquires SSP Technology

The Nordex Group is acquiring SSP Technology A/S, a developer and manufacturer of rotor blade moulds and the holder of numerous patents for the production processes for this component. The acquisition includes IP rights, around 70 employees and the facilities with a floor area of some 10,000 square metres in Kirkeby (Denmark).   With this … Continue reading Nordex Group acquires SSP Technology

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Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has reached two gigawatts (GW) installed capacity in the UK. Senvion crosses this milestone with the installation of the first turbine at the Dunsland Cross wind farm, owned by an investment fund advised by Temporis Capital LLP, located in Devon. Senvion UK Ltd celebrated the one gigawatt … Continue reading Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

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Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

A contract for assembling pioneering suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has helped safeguard around 35 jobs and create up to another 105 positions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne after being awarded to Smulders Projects. The company will carry out the work on the 11 foundations at its Wallsend-based manufacturing facility which Smulders … Continue reading Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

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India stands fourth in wind power installation

India’s renewable energy sector is undergoing transformation with a target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity to be reached by 2022. India has attained the fourth position globally in installed wind power capacity after China, US and Germany as a result of various steps in the “right” direction, the Economic Survey said today. With … Continue reading India stands fourth in wind power installation

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Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. The turbines will be installed in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is expected to begin in the second half of 2017. The project demonstrates the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio and how it can … Continue reading Vestas wins 41 MW order in southern Germany

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Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

The work on fifty wind power projects is underway at Gharo-Keti Bandar and Hyderabad wind corridor in Sindh having capacity of producing 2000 megawatts of the electricity. Meanwhile, financial closing of 36 other such projects has almost been completed and these will be ready to be made operational by the end of next year. 2000 … Continue reading Work on 2,000 MW wind power projects underway in Pakistan

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Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

The last batch of 30 wind turbines for the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project is due to arrive in Mombasa early this month. The project, Africa’s biggest wind power scheme and the largest private investment in Kenya’s history, should be fully connected to the national electricity grid and producing power by the end of … Continue reading Lake Turkana wind power scheme readying for production by end June

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CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it provided one of its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to international energy and services company, Centrica. The vessel MPC 19 CWind Alliance supported the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LID) offshore wind farms operated by Centrica  that will provide 194.4MW of installed offshore … Continue reading CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

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An energy transition is underway

Carbon emissions grow at less than a third of the rate of the past 20 years, reflecting both gains in energy efficiency and the changing fuel mix, but in the base case are still projected to increase, highlighting the need for further action “The global energy landscape is changing. Traditional centers of demand are being … Continue reading An energy transition is underway

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IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

IKEA Canada has acquired its second wind farm in Alberta, purchasing the 88 MW Wintering Hills facility near Drumheller for approximately $61 million. The furniture retailer, which purchased a 48 MW wind farm near Pincher Creek in 2013, has vowed to become globally “energy independent” by 2020. The Wintering Hills facility, which was jointly owned … Continue reading IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

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The power of wind energy and how to use it

Wind offers an immense, never-ending source of energy that can be successfully harnessed to power all of the things that currently draw energy from nonrenewable resources. But wind frequency varies with weather patterns. Researchers from North China Electric Power University and North China University of Science and Technology recently developed a model to help predict … Continue reading The power of wind energy and how to use it

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