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China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Post-2021

From its first 102 MW Donghai Bridge Wind Farm near Shanghai commissioned in 2010, China has since been busy building swathes of turbines at sea with nearly 7 GW of capacity already installed as of December 2019. While China is considered a late bloomer in the offshore wind industry, it is expected to surpass offshore … Continue reading China’s Offshore Wind Energy Industry Post-2021

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GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype operating at 13 MW

GE’s prototype to undergo a series of tests at 13 MW power output to obtain its type certificate in the coming months.The uprated 13 MW version will continue to feature 107-meter long blades and 220-meter rotor, and will be able to generate 4% more energy than before.Haliade-X technology has already been selected for 4.8 GW … Continue reading GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype operating at 13 MW

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Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

On 8 October WindEurope spoke in a “Hybrid Power Plants” conference organised by Solar Plaza. The conference focused on hybrid wind/solar and wind/solar/storage power plants and how can help speed up the energy transition. A hybrid renewable power plant combines at least two renewable generation technologies sharing one single connection point to the grid and … Continue reading Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

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Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore wind farm gets connected to two different countries’ electricity grids. When completed, the electricity generated at the Kriegers Flak wind farm will be … Continue reading Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

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Iberdrola aspires to develop new offshore wind energy projects for 1,300 MW in New York

Iberdrola has presented a proposal to develop offshore wind power projects in waters of the State of New York (United States) for some 1,300 megawatts (MW), in a clear commitment by the group to be the leader in this technology in the country. In a conference with analysts to present the results for the first … Continue reading Iberdrola aspires to develop new offshore wind energy projects for 1,300 MW in New York

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New 150 MW wind farm in Ukraine

Wind Power GSI Volyn LLC intends to build a wind power plant with a capacity of 150 MW in Ivanychi and Volodymyr-Volynsky districts of Volyn region.According to the website of the unified register of environmental impact assessment, within the framework of the project, it is planned to install 28 wind turbines in the territory of … Continue reading New 150 MW wind farm in Ukraine

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Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

IRENA and Climate Investment Platform partners are working closely to advance renewables deployment efforts in developing countries Access to renewable energy finance remains a key challenge for developing nations. While many countries across Africa, Asia and Small Island Developing States remain highly disadvantaged by a lack of adequate energy infrastructure, they are presented with a … Continue reading Climate Investment Platform: Plugging the Energy Investment Gap in Developing Countries

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EDP Renováveis reached an agreement in Greece for the joint-development of wind energy

The agreement envisages the joint development of a wind power portfolio with a capacity of 900 MW. EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers,   announces it reached an agreement with Ellaktor, the largest infrastructure group in Greece, for the joint development … Continue reading EDP Renováveis reached an agreement in Greece for the joint-development of wind energy

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Iberdrola increases investments by 23% to €6.64 billion as of September, with net profit up 5% to €2.68 billion

Profits increase. Net profit rose by 4.7% to €2.68 billion – the adjusted figure increased by 8.8% – and adjusted EBITDA rose by 3.2% to €7.56 billion. Growth has been supported by the increase in installed renewable capacity and the operational performance of the renewable business and generation and supply business Impacts of COVID-19. They … Continue reading Iberdrola increases investments by 23% to €6.64 billion as of September, with net profit up 5% to €2.68 billion

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Members Reinforce IRENA’s Position at the Heart of Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

“We may never see oil demand return to 2019 levels,” said Dr. Thijs De Graaf, lead author of ‘A New World’ – an influential report published two years ago by the IRENA-convened Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, and participant at the second meeting of IRENA Collaborative Framework on the geopolitics of … Continue reading Members Reinforce IRENA’s Position at the Heart of Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

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Equinor bids for two wind power projects off U.S. East Coast

Equinor had submitted two bids in New York’s second offshore wind auction, following a deal it signed with BP BP.L last month to cooperate on offshore wind in the United States. Equinor said it was bidding for two projects off the U.S. East Coast, Empire Wind Phase 2 and Beacon Wind, which together have the … Continue reading Equinor bids for two wind power projects off U.S. East Coast

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Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

For energy wonks, Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis 14.0 is always one of the year’s most anticipated reports. It’s the gold-standard when comparing the cost of different power generation technologies on an objective, equitable basis. No surprise, Lazard finds that wind and solar continue to be the lowest-cost sources of new power generation across … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

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October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

We’re half-way through AWEA’s annual October safety campaign, “Stand Tall.” This year we’re focusing on sprains and strains from working in the?nacelle. Soft tissue injuries– sprains and strains– may be sudden (acute) or long-standing (chronic). The symptoms of a sprain or strain may include pain?, swelling?, stiffness?, and reduced efficiency of function. Dynamic stretching is … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, which includes national targets for offshore wind development:  “On behalf of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), our thanks go to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Grijalva; Water, Oceans, & Wildlife Subcommittee … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

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Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

Two crystal-clear blue lakes in the Swiss canton of Valais, Lac d’Emosson and Lac du Vieux Emosson, look at first glance like any number of local glacier-fed tarns, surrounded by mountains and crystalline air blowing down the slopes of nearby Mont Blanc. But first impressions can be misleading: The twin bodies of water are central … Continue reading Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

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In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

In September, the European Commission in Brussels proposed an ambitious new goal for renewable energy in the region: a 55% reduction in greenhouses gases by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) to put Europe on track toward climate neutrality by 2050. To get there, EU countries are going to have to accelerate their efforts around renewable … Continue reading In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

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Van Oord Takes Stake in Estonian Offshore Wind Farm Developer

Dutch marine and offshore services contractor Van Oord has become a shareholder in Saare Wind Energy, a company developing the Saaremaa offshore wind farm in Estonia. “The collaboration with Van Oord allows Saare Wind Energy to intensify the development process for this offshore wind farm, as financial support and knowledge are combined. Saare Wind Energy … Continue reading Van Oord Takes Stake in Estonian Offshore Wind Farm Developer

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Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

Gonzalo Martín, General Secretary of Protermosolar, will analyze what the role of concentrated solar power plants will be in energy storage within a decade at the I Energy Storage Congress (ALEN’20).Currently, thermal storage in molten salts in solar thermal power plants reaches 7 GWhe in Spain. This type of storage can perform two main functions: … Continue reading Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

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Ceará expects to produce more than 5 GW of offshore wind energy in the next five years

 Ceará is emerging as an important producer and supplier of wind turbines for offshore wind energy for the coming years. After the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Government of the State of Ceará and the Chinese Mingyang Smart Energy, in September of this year the installation of a large industry of wind … Continue reading Ceará expects to produce more than 5 GW of offshore wind energy in the next five years

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The future of SGRE wind turbine performance tests offshore and onshore is the ZX TM nacelle Lidar

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) statement of testing and approval of nacelle based wind Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from ZX Lidars for the purpose of Power Performance Testing on Siemens Gamesa wind turbines released In connection with a power curve campaign, Siemens Gamesa has tested a new technology together with the well-known company ZX Lidars. Based … Continue reading The future of SGRE wind turbine performance tests offshore and onshore is the ZX TM nacelle Lidar

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