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Dong Energy to construct new operations and maintenance in Merseyside for offshore wind energy

Dong Energy will build a new operations and maintenance (O&M) facility in Kings Wharf, Seacombe to serve its two offshore wind farms in the area. The facility will consist of a new office and warehouse building on a disused site. It will serve the existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm and the new Burbo Bank … Continue reading Dong Energy to construct new operations and maintenance in Merseyside for offshore wind energy

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Wind energy could provide 26% of China’s electricity by 2030

China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power — if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a newly published MIT study. The study forecasts that wind power could provide 26 percent of China’s projected electricity demand by 2030, up from 3 percent in 2015. Such a … Continue reading Wind energy could provide 26% of China’s electricity by 2030

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Adwen and LM Wind Power Partner to Present the Longest Blade in the World

Adwen and LM Wind Power have partnered to take a large step forward towards lowering the cost of energy in offshore, putting their respective technology expertise together to present the longest blade in the world. According to Adwen, the huge component of 88.4 meters has been specifically designed for its AD 8-180 wind turbine model, … Continue reading Adwen and LM Wind Power Partner to Present the Longest Blade in the World

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Vestas to build 1,000 wind turbines for Iowa wind farm

Vestas announced that it was selected as the sole provider for a major new wind farm in Iowa. They entered into a conditional agreement with MidAmerican Energy to supply as many as 1,000 new wind turbines for project which is pending approval by the Iowa Public Utilities Commission. MidAmerican is a first of it’s kind … Continue reading Vestas to build 1,000 wind turbines for Iowa wind farm

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Offshore wind power would reduce Turkey’s energy dependence

Offshore wind power appears to be more efficient than onshore plants, according to experts. However, building offshore wind power plants requires a more investment compared to onshore plants. Despite the cost, offshore plants pay back more. With a long Mediterranean coastline, Turkey has the potential to generate its own energy. While the resource-poor country focuses … Continue reading Offshore wind power would reduce Turkey’s energy dependence

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Cuba promotes wind power with Chinese wind turbines

Some 500 years after ocean winds swept Christopher Columbus’ ships into Gibara Bay, in Cuba’s eastern province of Holguin, officials are harnessing those same sea breezes to generate electricity. The historic town of Gibara, where the famed explorer set foot during his first voyage to Cuba, is home to two wind farms that are part … Continue reading Cuba promotes wind power with Chinese wind turbines

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China to generate a quarter of electricity from wind energy by 2030

China is on track to generate more than a quarter of its electricity from wind power by 2030, and the figure could rise to nearly a third with power sector reforms, a new study has found. Within 14 years, more new generating capacity – mostly clean energy – will come online in China than currently … Continue reading China to generate a quarter of electricity from wind energy by 2030

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Predictive analytics among top trends at WINDPOWER 2016

Seth Morris is a Senior Sales Executive at SparkCognition who focuses on helping his customers leverage the latest innovations in cognitive machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop revolutionary solutions in the areas of predictive prognostics, optimization, and cyber/physical security. SparkCognition is cognitive, data-driven analytic company focused on delivering reliability, safety and security to the industrial … Continue reading Predictive analytics among top trends at WINDPOWER 2016

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Wind energy in Philippines: six potential wind power projects in Luzon

Energy Development Corp., a renewable power producer led by the Lopez Group, plans to build six more power projects that will add 1,500 megawatts. EDC received an approval from the Energy Department to conduct studies on six potential wind power projects in Luzon and the Visayas to determine their impact on the power grid. Latest … Continue reading Wind energy in Philippines: six potential wind power projects in Luzon

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A renewable energy reality: Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere

The artwork for Ontario’s Climate Change Action plan shows Ontario, circa 2050, as a paradise of cyclists, electric cars, wind turbines, solar panels, dense urban environments and homes powered by geothermal energy. Renewable energy industries could not have been happier. These industries have been growing fast, their products becoming cheaper, their subsidies continuing, their consumers … Continue reading A renewable energy reality: Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere

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Vestas to supply wind turbines for MidAmerican’s 2,000-MW Wind Power XI Iowa project

Vestas has entered into an agreement with MidAmerican Energy Company to supply up to 1,000 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for MidAmerican’s 2,000-MW Wind XI project in Iowa. The project is still pending approval from the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB). The conditional agreement includes exclusivity provisions for Vestas to supply 100% of MidAmerican’s 2016 PTC Safe … Continue reading Vestas to supply wind turbines for MidAmerican’s 2,000-MW Wind Power XI Iowa project

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EDF EN Canada and MD1 Wind LP Dedicate the Mont Rothery Wind Power Project

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and MD1 Wind LP, a limited partnership formed by a consortium of four affiliated entities of the Desjardins Group (“Desjardins”), including Desjardins Group Pension Plan, and Manulife Financial Corporation (“Manulife”), along with around 70 attendees, dedicated the 74 megawatt (MW) Mont Rothery Wind Project today. … Continue reading EDF EN Canada and MD1 Wind LP Dedicate the Mont Rothery Wind Power Project

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California tries to capture offshore wind energy

Offshore wind farms are finally coming to the United States but don’t expect to see spinning blades off the shores of California any time soon. While the industry predicts a clean-energy bonanza from the West Coast’s steady and powerful breezes that may go a long way to help the state meet its ambitious clean energy … Continue reading California tries to capture offshore wind energy

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The wind energy should create 15,000 jobs in Ceara, Brazil, 2019

Ceara announced that is working to reduce by three months the waiting period for the environmental licensing of wind power projects. Wind farms in the the Brazilian state of Ceara enjoy the world’s highest capacity factor at 43.4% on average. Brazil’s average capacity factor for wind energy stands at 35.2% while globally the figure goes … Continue reading The wind energy should create 15,000 jobs in Ceara, Brazil, 2019

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Iberdrola signs shareholder agreement with Siemens and will hold 8.1% in the new Gamesa resulting from the merger with Siemens Wind Power

Ignacio Galán, Iberdrola Chairman, said: “We are very happy to have contributed to the creation of the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines of which Iberdrola will continue to be a prominent shareholder. The new company will have headquarters in Spain and will be listed in the Spanish Stock Exchange”. After completion of the merger … Continue reading Iberdrola signs shareholder agreement with Siemens and will hold 8.1% in the new Gamesa resulting from the merger with Siemens Wind Power

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Siemens and Gamesa to merge wind energy businesses to create a leading wind power player

Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens’ wind business with Gamesa. Businesses are highly complementary with regard to markets, products and technology and will create great value to customers and shareholders. Siemens to hold a 59 percent stake and consolidate the merged company and existing Gamesa shareholders to hold 41 percent. Gamesa … Continue reading Siemens and Gamesa to merge wind energy businesses to create a leading wind power player

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Ararat Wind Farm receives its first blade delivery

Victoria’s Ararat Wind Farm, powered by RES, Downer and GE, has today received its first shipment of GE turbine blades. The delivery marks an important milestone in the development of Australia’s third largest wind farm, which is projected to inject almost $8 million into the local economy. Arriving in Victoria today, the blade shipment weighs-in … Continue reading Ararat Wind Farm receives its first blade delivery

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Wind energy in China: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

China Longyuan Power Group Corporation has the largest installed wind capacity in China.  Its Vice General Manager, Huang Qun, says that “We decided to work with Vestas once again on this project, based on our previous experience with their turbines’ reliability on our many diverse wind sites – and we are of course expecting this … Continue reading Wind energy in China: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per … Continue reading Average Costs for Solar Power and Wind Energy Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

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