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World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

Both components will be tested at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s site in Blyth. GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-meter long blade will be shipped to the UK as part of an advanced technology testing program. GE Renewable Energy has confirmed that the Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-metre long blade will be … Continue reading World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

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India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, says secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. India plans to set up 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030. This announcement was made by Anand Kumar, secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on Tuesday at the 17th meeting of … Continue reading India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

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Wind power in Kosovo: EBRD lends €18m to first wind farm

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting Kosovo’s first wind farm with an €18m loan. The 32.4MW wind farm, in Kitka has already begun operations, having been developed by the Turkish energy group Guris. It will raise annual national electricity generation by more than 1.4% and reduce emissions by 81,000 tonnes of … Continue reading Wind power in Kosovo: EBRD lends €18m to first wind farm

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High-Level Discussion on Renewables and Climate Change to Get Underway at 17th Council

More than 360 government representatives from 116 countries will gather in Abu Dhabi tomorrow to attend the Seventeenth Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Luxembourg will Chair the Agency’s two-day high-level meeting that takes place days ahead of the Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting, one of the central global preparatory meetings for the United … Continue reading High-Level Discussion on Renewables and Climate Change to Get Underway at 17th Council

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#AmericanWindWeek is a critical tool that can help support goals while growing U.S. wind power

#AmericanWindWeek 2019 serves as a springboard for continued advocacy, communications, and public support for wind energy. Despite the wind power’s phenomenal growth, many Americans, even some in communities that host wind farms and factories, don’t know much about it. #AmericanWindWeek is a chance to bring the wind community together– technicians, manufacturers, those benefiting from tax … Continue reading #AmericanWindWeek is a critical tool that can help support goals while growing U.S. wind power

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GE Renewable Energy and Enerfín team up in Valencia to construct 50 MW Cofrentes wind farm

The scope of the wind power projects highlights GE Renewable Energy’s capabilities in Spain with operations, manufacturing of blades, services and digital monitoring to be done in country. Enerfín announced today the start of the construction of the 50 MW Cofrentes wind farm, which will be powered by 13 of GE Renewable Energy’s onshore wind … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and Enerfín team up in Valencia to construct 50 MW Cofrentes wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa receives order for Ørsted’s 900 MW offshore wind power project in Taiwan

The company will install SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines at the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a wind energy project; Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility at Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, exceeding localization requirements. Local tower supply set-up through CS Wind and Chin Fong partnership to be used. Offshore … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives order for Ørsted’s 900 MW offshore wind power project in Taiwan

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GE wind turbines for Ukrainian wind farm

GE Capital’s Global Capital Advisory has reached another project milestone for DTEK Renewables B.V. 200-megawatt (MW) wind farm project, Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant (Primorsk). Financial close on a €90 million (MM) project financing package was reached with a German banking consortium and two European export credit agencies for the construction of phase II of a … Continue reading GE wind turbines for Ukrainian wind farm

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The Spanish wind energy launches an awareness campaign about the benefits of renewable energies

More than 20 companies from the Spanish wind power sector and the Spanish WindEnergy Association (AEE) join forces to launch an awareness campaign on the benefits of renewable energies. Today, June 24, will kick off the campaign ‘Renew your way of thinking’, whose main objective is to offer arguments that support the perception and knowledge … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy launches an awareness campaign about the benefits of renewable energies

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Wind farm extension becomes Vestas’ first merchant project in Italy

2076/5000Vestas ha firmado un contrato de 18 MW con VRG Wind 060 para la extensión de la planta de energía eólica Mazara del Vallo en Sicilia, Italia. Utilizando la tecnología líder en la industria de Vestas y los datos de operación de las turbinas eólicas existentes para impulsar la producción de energía eólica y mitigar … Continue reading Wind farm extension becomes Vestas’ first merchant project in Italy

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Navantia and Windar claim as leaders of offshore wind power

Navantia and Windar Renovables, which form a UTE in the offshore wind energy, claim themselves as “world leaders in the floating marine wind turbines sector”. They do so because “the only two offshore wind farm projects, one already in operation, and another by the end of this year,” have been built by them, according to … Continue reading Navantia and Windar claim as leaders of offshore wind power

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Latest Wind Power Tender in Turkey

The share of renewable energy sources (including hydro) had increased from 43.3% to 44.7%, and the share of total wind installed capacity increased from 7.9% to 8.4% in 20181. Turkey’s installed Wind Power Plants capacity is 6.9 GW2. In 2018, 6.7% of the electricity generation was generated from Wind Power Plants3. Even though, we had … Continue reading Latest Wind Power Tender in Turkey

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Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

In many parts of the world, renewables represent the least cost source of new power generation technology. The global weighted average levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined in 2018, including concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) (down 26% from 2017), bioelectricity (down 14%), solar PV and onshore wind … Continue reading Renewable Electricity Generation Costs

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Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

Nordex has received an order from NaturEner USA, LLC to provide Premium O&M services for their 400 MW fleet of Acciona Windpower wind turbines in Montana, USA. The related wind projects are: Glacier Wind phases 1 & 2, located near Ethridge and Rim Rock, located near Kevin. The three wind power projects consist of 266 … Continue reading Nordex extends service agreements for 400 MW of wind energy in U.S.

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Wind power industry

Wind energy has emerged as one of the most economical ways to add new generating capacity.  Yet, while falling prices are helping to move wind power into new markets and driving up sales, the highly competitive environment is causing a decrease in the number of wind turbine manufacturers. The global transition from FITs to more-competitive … Continue reading Wind power industry

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North Sea Ministers extend and intensify cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in the Danish city of Esbjerg and agreed to extend and intensify their cooperation on offshore wind energy. Offshore wind turbines is key to deliver Europe’s ambition on decarbonisation. A net-zero emissions economy by 2050 will rely on renewable energy. This will mean a total of 240-450 … Continue reading North Sea Ministers extend and intensify cooperation on offshore wind power

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301, a tax extenders package that would prolong expired tax credits or credits expiring in 2019, including the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), for one year: “Chairman Neal is proposing a general … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301

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Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy recently received its first preferred supplier nomination for an offshore wind farm in Japan. The agreement with customer Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the Northern Akita Offshore Wind Farm project, and a long-term service agreement. Commercial operation date is scheduled from 2024 onwards. All … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind energy preferred supplier nomination in Japan

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Norway wants to open two new North Sea areas to offshore wind energy

Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind farms, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts(GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said. The oil-producing nation has recently been seeking to develop wind power, both onshore and offshore. The first offshore area, which the … Continue reading Norway wants to open two new North Sea areas to offshore wind energy

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Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment

Global investment in renewable energy hit USD 288.9 billion in 2018, with the amount spent on new capacity far exceeding the financial backing for new fossil fuel power, according to new figures published today. These numbers, produced by BloombergNEF (BNEF), are being published today as part of REN21’s Renewables 2019 Global Status Report. The numbers … Continue reading Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment

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