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Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

Iberwind, one of the leading wind farm operators in Portugal, is extending its service contracts with the Nordex Group for 132 of its wind turbines. As part of a Premium Service contract the Nordex Group will be handling the service and maintenance of 110 N90/2500 and N90/2300 wind turbines and 22 N60/1300 machines until 2025. … Continue reading Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

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Wind energy in Turkey: BBVA finances wind farm to Polat Energy

Garanti BBVA recently signed the world’s first gender loan with Turkish company Polat Energy. The $44 million loan will finance the construction of Turkey’s largest wind farm. The company’s performance will be annually assessed based on a series of gender criteria, and improvements in their performance will also enhance the terms of the loan. For … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey: BBVA finances wind farm to Polat Energy

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Siemens Gamesa expands its green guarantee line to €1.25 billion

The company maintains its firm commitment to sustainability and combating climate change, having installed over 95 GW of wind power capacity to date, avoiding the emission of approximately 247 million tons of CO? per year. The wind turbines manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to pass milestones in its commitment to sustainable development, having … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa expands its green guarantee line to €1.25 billion

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Sprint and Duke Energy Renewables sign agreement on new 182-MW wind power project in Texas

Sprint (NYSE: S) and Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), today announced a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 173.3 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy. Duke Energy Renewables will build, own and operate the 182-MW Maryneal Windpower project located in Nolan County, Texas, that will come online … Continue reading Sprint and Duke Energy Renewables sign agreement on new 182-MW wind power project in Texas

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Global renewables investment to triple this decade

Global investment in new capacity for renewable energy is on course to reach $2.6 trillion by the end of this decade, more than triple the amount of the previous decade, a report commissioned by the U.N. Environment Programme says. The figure excludes large hydropower projects and is equivalent to 1.2 terawatts (TW) of new renewable … Continue reading Global renewables investment to triple this decade

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CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced conference chairs for CLEANPOWER 2020 (CP 2020), the new pan-renewable conference and exhibition hub for the U.S. energy industry launching next year. Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada, and Teresa Mogensen, Senior Vice President of Energy Supply at Xcel Energy, … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

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Wind energy in Taiwan: Ørsted hires Van Oord

Ørsted has contracted Van Oord to carry out cable installation works for the 900-MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a cluster of offshore wind power projects in Taiwan. Van Oord will be in charge of the transportation, installation and burial of the 111 inter array cables and three export cables for the wind energy projects. For … Continue reading Wind energy in Taiwan: Ørsted hires Van Oord

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Wind energy in Brazil: Piauí has largest wind farm under construction in South America

The wind farm will have the capacity to generate 3.3 TWh per year and will prevent the emission of over 1.6 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Piauí is among the largest clean energy producers in Brazil, ranking fifth among the largest wind energy producers in the country. Just as the state produces energy, … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Piauí has largest wind farm under construction in South America

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CoreMarine and CENER will boost floating wind energy

CoreMarine and CENER (National Center for Renewable Energies) sign a collaboration agreement whose main objective is to promote engineering services in the marine windpower industry sector. This collaboration articulates a multidisciplinary team for the development of floating wind turbines projects, offering joint services ranging from basic research and engineering wind farm projects to small-scale trials, … Continue reading CoreMarine and CENER will boost floating wind energy

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Iberdrola, the only European utility included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Iberdrola has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), making it the only European utility to have been included in the selection throughout its 20 editions, according to data published by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, who are responsible for producing them. Furthermore, Iberdrola has been included in both the … Continue reading Iberdrola, the only European utility included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Expansion of onshore wind energy is a “no regrets” option for Norway

On 16 September WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke about the future of Norwegian wind energy as part of the Havvindkonferansen 2019 offshore wind conference in Oslo. The “no regrets” option for Norway, he said, is the further expansion of onshore wind.  And for now, this is what’s happening. “Norway will more than double its onshore … Continue reading Expansion of onshore wind energy is a “no regrets” option for Norway

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Siemens Gamesa, confirmed member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy keeps constituent member, again this year, of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World), which tracks the economic, social and environmental performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. This is the tenth occasion the company has been selected for this index and the fourth year in a row. Additionally it was … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa, confirmed member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in 2019

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Wind energy is one of the industries identified by the Spanish Government as strategic

The wind power sector is one of the industrial sectors identified by the Government as strategic to boost the growth of the industrial sector, improve its competitiveness and generate sustainable growth The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), together with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, have developed the Sectorial Agenda of the Wind Industry, … Continue reading Wind energy is one of the industries identified by the Spanish Government as strategic

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Historic offshore wind farm turns ten

Located far from the Danish coast and in an area of the North Sea with high waves, the Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm, the world’s largest of its kind at the time, has been covering the annual power consumption of around 200,000 Danish households with renewable energy for the past decade. When HRH The … Continue reading Historic offshore wind farm turns ten

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Vestas receives an order of 34 MW for wind power in Norway

Vestas has received a 34 MW order for the Haramsfjellet wind energy project on the island of Haramsøya in western Norway. Vestas has developed a solution to fit the site’s wind conditions that includes eight V136-4.2 MW wind turbines and a long-term service contract to optimise energy production for the lifetime of the project in … Continue reading Vestas receives an order of 34 MW for wind power in Norway

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Navantia-Windar, selected for the manufacture of 62 jackets for the St. Brieuc wind farm

Ailes Marines SAS (70% owned by Iberdrola) has announced in the port of Brest that they have selected Navantia-Windar as a preferred supplier for the construction of 62 three-legged jackets, destined for the wind turbines of the St. Brieuc wind farm ( France) with an extension of 78 km2 and an electricity generation capacity of … Continue reading Navantia-Windar, selected for the manufacture of 62 jackets for the St. Brieuc wind farm

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Turkey’s daily wind energy sets record

Turkey’s wind electricity generation hit a daily record on Sunday with 19% of the total power being generated from wind, according to data from the Electricity Transmission Corporation (TE?A?) yesterday. The country produced 132.90 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity from wind farms on Sunday, according to data provided by TE?A?. In this particular time period, wind … Continue reading Turkey’s daily wind energy sets record

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Siemens Gamesa reinforces offshore wind energy foothold in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today held a launch ceremony with local government authorities and wind industry partners in Taiwan for what will be the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe. Construction is due to begin in 2020 at the site located in the port of Taichung. This represents an important milestone for … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reinforces offshore wind energy foothold in Taiwan

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DTE to request proposals for new solar and wind resources

DTE Energy announced it is issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP) for additional solar and wind projects in Michigan. DTE will use these resources to help achieve compliance with Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, source its voluntary renewable energy programs and deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2040.   Solar … Continue reading DTE to request proposals for new solar and wind resources

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EGP, 11 years driving job creation in Mexico

Mexico is the third biggest economy in America. In recent years, it has stood out for its macroeconomic stability and the increase in its per capita income. However, the North American country faces important challenges such as income inequality and the need for better conditions for a workforce of almost 60 million people. The Organization … Continue reading EGP, 11 years driving job creation in Mexico

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