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3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

A BREEZY range of remote hills near a major power line and 20-year supply contracts have proponents of the Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia confident of success. Construction of the 270-megawatt farm is well underway and the project’s first stage, which will generate 100 megawatts, is expected to begin producing electricity by the end … Continue reading 3 factors in deciding an ideal location for wind farm projects

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Clean Energy defies fossil fuel price crash to attract record $329bn global investment in 2015

Clean energy investment surged in China, Africa, the US, Latin America and India in 2015, driving the world total to its highest ever figure, of $329.3bn, up 4% from 2014’s revised $315.9bn and beating the previous record, set in 2011 by 3%. The latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show dollar investment globally growing … Continue reading Clean Energy defies fossil fuel price crash to attract record $329bn global investment in 2015

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China pushed renewable energy installed capacity beyond 900 gigawatts in 2015

China was the world’s leading market across a number of renewable energy technologies in 2015 and helped to drive global renewable installed capacity to an estimated 913.48 Gigawatts (GW), says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states that China led the world for annual capacity additions in solar, biopower, small hydropower and … Continue reading China pushed renewable energy installed capacity beyond 900 gigawatts in 2015

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Siemens receives major U.S. order from Westar Energy for 280-megawatt wind power project

Siemens to supply and service 122 wind turbines for Western Plains wind power plant in Kansas. 280-megawatt onshore wind power project to be located in Ford County   Siemens has been awarded an order from Westar Energy, Inc. to supply, support install and provide service for 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm … Continue reading Siemens receives major U.S. order from Westar Energy for 280-megawatt wind power project

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The Rise of the Non-Traditional Energy Buyer

John Powers leads the Renewable Energy Advisory Services Division at Renewable Choice Energy and has helped corporate and institutional clients achieve their renewable energy goals for over 12 years. This is the first in a 4-part series of blogs on the explosive renewable growth currently underway in the commercial & industrial market sector. A sea … Continue reading The Rise of the Non-Traditional Energy Buyer

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Top five wind energy stories over the holidays

Greg Alvarez http://www.aweablog.org   Hopefully everyone enjoyed some egg nog and time with the family over the last couple of weeks. Before we get too far into 2016, we wanted to make sure you saw the top five ways wind power ended 2015 on a high note. Here’s a quick roundup of some wind power … Continue reading Top five wind energy stories over the holidays

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

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Brazil, consisting of 45 V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 90 MW. Customer: Not disclosed at the customer’s request. Project name: Not disclosed at the customer’s request. Location/Country: State of Bahia, Brazil Number of MW: 90 MW Number of turbines/turbine type 45 x V110-2.0 … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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New Jersey has the highest potential to develop offshore wind energy

In a report released Monday, the Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center says carbon pollution equal to 1.1 million cars could be eliminated by 2020 with a rapid expansion in wind power off the Jersey Shore. “Offshore wind’s potential off the Jersey Shore is still incredibly strong,” said Doug O’Malley, the group’s director. “The … Continue reading New Jersey has the highest potential to develop offshore wind energy

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Enel Green Power Builds 254 MW Solar Power Plant In Brazil

Ituverava, which will have a total installed capacity of 254 MW, is Enel Green Power’s largest solar power plant currently under construction. The facility is located in the state of Bahia and will be able to generate more than 550 GWh per year. Enel Green Power will be investing approximately 400 million US dollars in … Continue reading Enel Green Power Builds 254 MW Solar Power Plant In Brazil

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Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería to build four wind farms in Costa Rica

Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería have signed EPC contracts with subsidiaries of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) to build 80 MW in Costa Rica. The two companies will handle all the construction and commissioning phases required for this project, named Alisios, which comprises four 20-MW wind farms: Vientos de la Perla and Vientos de Miramar, located in … Continue reading Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería to build four wind farms in Costa Rica

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Growth in lithium ion batteries for the vehicle electrification and grid energy storage sectors was significant in 2014

A new report from Navigant Research details global shipments of advanced batteries, including documentation on energy capacity, power capacity, cells shipped, and revenue, in 2014. With increased sales of consumer electronics, particularly smart phones, plus growing interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and grid management, demand for advanced batteries continues to rise. Between 2013 and … Continue reading Growth in lithium ion batteries for the vehicle electrification and grid energy storage sectors was significant in 2014

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China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar energy, wind power

Starting in 2016, on-grid tariffs for solar producers will be 0.02 to 0.10 yuan lower per kilowatt-hour – with the higher cuts applying in the country’s less populated, arid western region – while tariffs for wind power generators will fall 0.02 to 0.03 yuan, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement. The … Continue reading China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar energy, wind power

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Gamesa lands contract to supply 30 MW to a wind farm under development in the US

Gamesa has signed a fresh contract with Heritage Sustainable Energy for the supply of 30 MW as part of phase two of the Big Turtle complex, located in northeast Michigan (US). The agreement also encompasses the provision of operations and maintenance services for 12 years. Under the terms of the agreement reached with Heritage Sustainable … Continue reading Gamesa lands contract to supply 30 MW to a wind farm under development in the US

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American wind power breezes past 70-gigawatt milestone

American wind power just passed the 70 gigawatt (GW) mark, meaning enough wind turbine capacity is now installed to supply over 19 million typical American homes with low-cost electricity. The announcement comes as political leaders from around the world, including the U.S., reached a historic agreement this month to reduce carbon pollution, further increasing the … Continue reading American wind power breezes past 70-gigawatt milestone

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Canary Islands: 100% Electricity from renewables is possible and economically viable

The Canary Islands could meet their entire electricity requirements from renewable energy sources by 2050, thereby establishing a sustainable, zero-emission and economically viable long-term energy supply, as demonstrated by a recently published study produced by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on behalf of Greenpeace. Systems analysts at the DLR … Continue reading Canary Islands: 100% Electricity from renewables is possible and economically viable

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Paris defines 100% renewable energy as the new normal

The UN Climate Change Conference COP21 ended last weekend with 195 governments agreeing on a new climate treaty, and this Paris agreement is a big breakthrough! The agreement itself is indeed not detailed, includes no clear figures on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, no strong legal commitments on how to act. Hence my assessment is based … Continue reading Paris defines 100% renewable energy as the new normal

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Jürgen Geissinger joins Senvion as CEO

Jürgen Geissinger has joined Senvion, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 17 December 2015. Geissinger, one of Germany’s foremost business leaders, has a long track record in leading and expanding technology-based engineering businesses, and previously spent 15 years at the helm of Schaeffler, … Continue reading Jürgen Geissinger joins Senvion as CEO

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Lessons from a wind farm road trip

Brad Romano and Ashley McKinney, two professional Instagramers with a combined following of 200,000 people, just finished a six state road trip visiting wind farms and manufacturing facilities. They came away pretty impressed, and with some amazing photos to boot. “What we learned about the power of renewable energy was pretty mind blowing,” Brad said. … Continue reading Lessons from a wind farm road trip

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Wind energy revitalizes rural communities

Long-time rancher and Nebraska state Sen. Al Davis thinks wind energy can be a lifeline for his constituents. That was the main takeaway of a recent interview with Sen. Davis in Midwest Energy News. He explained that his rural district of 40,000 people struggles with population loss and lack of financial resources, and noted wind … Continue reading Wind energy revitalizes rural communities

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World to markets: Invest now in climate solutions

Over the weekend global leaders agreed to change the course of our world by declaring the need to pivot to a clean, low-carbon future. Monday’s headlines struggled to convey the magnitude of their call to action: Washington Post: Countries just adopted a historic climate change accord Los Angeles Times: Nearly 200 nations join together to … Continue reading World to markets: Invest now in climate solutions

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