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Wind power and solar energy will reduce 97% of water consumption in electricity generation

 In addition to its key role in the decarbonization of the global electricity sector, wind power, solar thermal and photovoltaic would also help reduce its water consumption by up to 97%. This is the result of a study conducted by a team of researchers from the Technological University of Lappeenranta in Finland and published in … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy will reduce 97% of water consumption in electricity generation

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Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

Japan’s leading power provider took its first major step in developing Asia’s promising wind energy market with the completion of Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind farm. JERA, a joint venture between utilities Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and Chubu Electric Power, owns 32.5% of the Formosa 1 wind farm off northwestern Taiwan, slated to begin … Continue reading Taiwan wind farm gives Japan foothold in Asia’s wind power game

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Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

Within a short period of time, Taiwan has emerged as a leading offshore wind power market in East Asia due to its ideal conditions for wind energy and the government’s commitment to developing the industry. In January 2018, the offshore wind energy target was increased to 5.5GW by 2025, and Taiwan continues to ride the … Continue reading Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

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From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

After Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election on Saturday 11 January, we are more confident than ever that Taiwan will continue to be a leader in the energy transition, both in Asia and globally. Three years ago, Taiwan started to transform its energy policies under a clear vision for a clean energy future from the DPP … Continue reading From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

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World’s largest offshore wind farm is set for completion this year

Located off the east coast of Britain, the wind farm called Hornsea One is expected to make enough wind energy to power one million UK homes. According to Orsted, the Danish energy company that built the farm, a single rotation of one turbine will be able to power an average home for a full day. … Continue reading World’s largest offshore wind farm is set for completion this year

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a multi-million dollar project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland. The offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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Siemens Gamesa closes 2019 with a new wind energy record in Spain

The Spanish business closed a successful year in 2019 with the installation of a new record of 1.2 GW, or 375 wind turbines, the highest amount of any year in the last decade. This was equal to 75% of the total installed wind energy capacity in the country. The milestone represented a five-fold increase in … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa closes 2019 with a new wind energy record in Spain

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GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

oday, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced its partnership with the Equal by 30 campaign, a joint initiative of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition and close the gender gap, and the International Energy Agency (IEA). Equal by 30 is a … Continue reading GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

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Wind energy in the Canary Islands, Naturgy lays the first stone of the Puerto del Rosario Wind Farm, the largest in Fuerteventura

The wind power plant Puerto del Rosario has been a beneficiary of the “First call for investment aid in wind power technology production facilities located in the Canary Islands co-financed with FEDER Funds”, promoted by the European Union.The wind farm will generate around 200 jobs and will involve an investment of more than 35 million … Continue reading Wind energy in the Canary Islands, Naturgy lays the first stone of the Puerto del Rosario Wind Farm, the largest in Fuerteventura

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Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project. The wind farm will be located 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus and once constructed will be the largest in Scotland. Petrofac has already started early … Continue reading Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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YPF Luz clinches $150 million in loans for wind farm in Santa Cruz

Argentine power generator YPF Luz, a subsidiary of state oil company YPF, said on Tuesday it had clinched $150 million in loans to build a wind farm in Santa Cruz, on the country’s famously breezy southern steppes. The company received $100 million in credits from BNP Paribas Fortis and $50 million from the U.S. International … Continue reading YPF Luz clinches $150 million in loans for wind farm in Santa Cruz

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Cepsa, Masdar agree to form wind energy joint venture

Abu Dhabi-based clean energy firm Masdar and Spain’s Cepsa agreed to establish a joint venture to develop renewable energy projects in the Iberian Peninsula. The 50:50 joint venture called Cepsa Masdar Renovables will focus on developing wind power and solar photovoltaic projects with an initial target of 500 to 600 megawatts in Spain and Portugal. … Continue reading Cepsa, Masdar agree to form wind energy joint venture

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WINDEXT, a European wind energy training project coordinated by AEE

The objective of WINDEXT is to standardize the training on the maintenance of wind farm and wind turbines and promote the use of digital tools.The WINDEXT wind power project, with a budget of one million euros and a duration of 3 years, has as main objective to standardize the training in maintenance of wind turbines … Continue reading WINDEXT, a European wind energy training project coordinated by AEE

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Wind energy ready to help deliver Europe’s Green Deal Investment Plan

The EU aims to mobilise €1 trillion in investments over the next 10 years to support the transition towards climate neutrality by 2050. Half of this amount will come from the EU budget, while Member States are expected to co-finance another €100 billion. The rest will come from private and public investments. The European Investment … Continue reading Wind energy ready to help deliver Europe’s Green Deal Investment Plan

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Nordex increases wind energy order intake to 6.2 gigawatts in 2019

Nordex continued to receive a large number of wind power orders from Europe as well as North and South America in the final quarter of 2019, with customers ordering 359 wind turbines generating a combined nominal output of 1,477 megawatts (MW) during this period (Q4 2018: 1,679 MW). Overall, the Nordex Group received orders to … Continue reading Nordex increases wind energy order intake to 6.2 gigawatts in 2019

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Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

Last week, several House lawmakers introduced a bill that would reform the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The ensuing debate sure to arise provides an excellent opportunity to lay some facts on the table about wind energy’s wholistic impact on birds. Wind Energy Provides Benefits to migratory birds The truth is wind is the most … Continue reading Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

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Nebras buys 49% in 527 MW Goldwind wind farm in Australia

Nebras Power announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Goldwind Australia’s 527-MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria, Australia. The power development and investment company purchased the stake through its affiliate Nebras Power Investment Management BV in a transaction that marks the Doha-headquartered firm’s entry into the Aussie power market. Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind … Continue reading Nebras buys 49% in 527 MW Goldwind wind farm in Australia

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Poland leading in Europe on onshore wind energy right now

Onshore wind power had a strong end of the decade with a number of auctions taking place in December. Poland held the largest European dedicated onshore wind farm auction ever with a total volume of 2.2GW. The average bid of €49/MWh was lower than the wholesale electricity price. The end of the year also saw … Continue reading Poland leading in Europe on onshore wind energy right now

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

The share of renewables in global power should more than double by 2030 to advance the global energy transformation, achieve sustainable development goals and a pathway to climate safety, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable electricity should supply 57 per cent of global power by the end of the decade, up from … Continue reading Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

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ADFD confirmed the allocation of USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today confirmed the allocation of approximately USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects in developing countries in the seventh cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The announcement marks a record level of funding for any cycle since the facility was launched and will provide funding for projects … Continue reading ADFD confirmed the allocation of USD 105 million for eight renewable energy projects

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