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The successful matrimony of hydrogen and offshore wind power

A consortium of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell The Netherlands announced their intention to launch the NortH2 project: the production of green hydrogen using renewable electricity generated by a mega offshore wind farm, 3 to 4 gigawatts in 2030, contributing to the objectives of the Dutch Climate Accord. In a company statement this week, Shell … Continue reading The successful matrimony of hydrogen and offshore wind power

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AES Gener announces 1,600 MW of solar and wind energy in Chile and Colombia

AES Gener announced an investment of US $ 1.8 billion in solar and wind power projects with wind turbines for 1,600 MW in Chile and Colombia. They will be financed with available cash, incorporation of partners in the projects and a capital increase of US $ 500 million, which will be submitted for approval at … Continue reading AES Gener announces 1,600 MW of solar and wind energy in Chile and Colombia

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Argentinean Wind Power Pioneer and long-term WWEA Board Member Erico Spinadel passed away

With sadness, WWEA has received the message from Argentina that Prof. Dr. Erico Spinadel has passed away earlier this week. Prof. Spinadel was one of the early pioneers of wind power in Argentina and internationally, and, since 1996, served the wind community of his country as founder and long-standing President of the Argentine Wind Energy … Continue reading Argentinean Wind Power Pioneer and long-term WWEA Board Member Erico Spinadel passed away

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More research & innovation funding needed to deliver climate-neutral Europe

On 27 February WindEurope attended a workshop organised by the Strategic Energy Technologies Plan (SET Plan). At the workshop representatives of national governments and various energy technology sectors gathered to discuss how to improve the understanding of Europe’s investments in energy research & innovation. The SET Plan is the research & innovation pillar of the … Continue reading More research & innovation funding needed to deliver climate-neutral Europe

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GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind energy growth in Japan

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have launched a joint Japan Offshore Wind Task Force with key local and global industry players to accelerate Japan’s offshore wind market. As of December 2019, Japan has 65.6MW of offshore wind power, including five floating turbines totalling 19MW, with another 13GW … Continue reading GWEC and JWPA launch joint Task Force to drive offshore wind energy growth in Japan

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Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

Wind energy is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the country according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, surpassing hydroelectric generation in 2019 for the first time in history. Annual wind generation totaled 300 million megawatt hours (MWh) in 2019, exceeding hydroelectric generation by 26 million MWh. “The past decade saw a … Continue reading Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

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Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

Xcel Energy has poured the first 66 foundations for what will be a 240 wind turbines in a wind farm in eastern New Mexico. Xcel Energy recently began construction on a $900 million wind farm southeast of Portales, New Mexico, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Power Project will be the … Continue reading Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

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Wind energy in Aragon, Naturgy inaugurates the Fréscano wind farm

The wind power installation has created 160 jobs and will be able to produce 80 GWh of energy per year, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of more than 30,000 homes.The wind farm is made up of 7 state-of-the-art wind turbines and will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 63,000 tons per … Continue reading Wind energy in Aragon, Naturgy inaugurates the Fréscano wind farm

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Record investments of €8.16 billion take Iberdrola’s net profit to a record €3.4 billion in 2019

Investments grow 32% to €8.16 billion: with 44% of total going to networks and 41% to renewables. Capacity increased in all its markets, with 5,500 new MW installed in 2019 (five times the annual average capacity installed over the past few years). Iberdrola obtained a net profit of €3.4 billion in 2019, a record high … Continue reading Record investments of €8.16 billion take Iberdrola’s net profit to a record €3.4 billion in 2019

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind inks wind turbines orders for Taiwan wind energy projects

MHI Vestas finalises contracts with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms. MHI Vestas and CIP have finalised commercial agreements for the Changfang and Xidao wind power projects in Taiwan with a combined capacity of 589 MW. The wind farm orders represent MHI Vestas’ first projects in Asia Pacific to reach … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind inks wind turbines orders for Taiwan wind energy projects

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Wind energy in Mexico forecasts 1,200 MW in 2020

The wind power sector in Mexico expects to incorporate just over 1,200 megawatts with wind turbines during 2020, which will mean investments of between one thousand and one thousand 300 million dollars. Leopoldo Rodríguez, president of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), said the resources will go to the development of eleven projects, of which … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico forecasts 1,200 MW in 2020

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Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

The U.S wind power industry today recognized eight companies today for their innovation in the fields of operations and safety at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference in San Diego. The award winners include Acciona Energy USA Global, Apex Clean Energy, Duke Energy Renewables, EDF Renewables North America, JMS Wind Energy, Liberty Power, Shermco, and Third … Continue reading Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

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The IEA expects that wind energy and solar power generation will grow 50% in the next 5 years

Global renewable energy capacity will increase by 50%, to more than 1,200 gigawatts (GW) between 2019 and 2024, led by photovoltaic solar energy, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). According to the report presented by Heymi Bahar, senior analyst of the renewable energy markets of the IEA, in an event organized by Enerclub, photovoltaic, … Continue reading The IEA expects that wind energy and solar power generation will grow 50% in the next 5 years

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GE Renewable Energy to deliver wind turbines for 300 MW wind farm in Gujarat, India

Selected by EDF Renewables / SITAC Group Joint Venture to provide 112 wind turbines for low wind speed conditions. Sitac Kabini wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 300 MW. Wind farm will produce enough green energy to meet annual electricity requirements for 1.3 million people in India. GE Renewable Energy has received … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to deliver wind turbines for 300 MW wind farm in Gujarat, India

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Wind power could generate 20% of US electricity within a decade

Offshore wind energy to eliminate 825 million metric tonnes of CO2 and become ‘a major source of the entire U.S electricity supply by 2030’. The U.S. could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, according to research from Cornell University. Called the “20% Wind Scenario,” as outlined by the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Wind power could generate 20% of US electricity within a decade

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Wind energy in Honduras, Cerro de Hula Wind Farm

The Cerro de Hula wind farm is one of the wind energy projects that contributes to the production of electricity nationwide (126MW) and that directly benefits Tegucigalpa and the communities of Santa Ana and San Buenaventura. Energy is one of the main assets in the economy of every country as it is a resource that … Continue reading Wind energy in Honduras, Cerro de Hula Wind Farm

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Impact of COVID-19 on China’s wind energy industry

This update has been jointly prepared by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA) based on consultation with their industry members and their own market intelligence.  As China is the world leader in new onshore and offshore wind power installations, there have been rising concerns in over the impact … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on China’s wind energy industry

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Wind energy in Djibouti, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for 59 MW wind farm

The 59 MW wind farm built by Siemens Gamesa will almost double the country’s current installed power generation capacity; wind power project will help reduce the cost of electricity, increase energy independence and decrease the country’s CO2 emissions; first Siemens Gamesa wind power project with the participation of an African investor. Energy access rates and … Continue reading Wind energy in Djibouti, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for 59 MW wind farm

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Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

Spain leads the ranking of EU countries in onshore wind farm installation. Spain has increased wind power by 2,243 MW in 2019, multiplying by five the installed wind turbines capacity compared to the previous year, adding a total of 25,704 MW of wind power installed with wind turbines. Wind energy has produced 20.8% of the … Continue reading Wind energy exceeds 25,700 MW installed in Spain

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Northland Power acquires offshore wind power projects in South Korea

Northland Power will acquire Dado Ocean Wind Farm, a development company with offshore wind farm development sites in South Korea. Northland Power has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Dado Ocean Wind Farm, a development company with multiple early-stage offshore wind development sites near Chodo Island, off the south coast of South Korea. … Continue reading Northland Power acquires offshore wind power projects in South Korea

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