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Enel Green Power has been awarded 326 MW in Peru

Enel Green Power (“EGP”), acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru, has been awarded the right to sign 20-year energy supply contracts for 126 MW wind power, 180 MW1 solar PV and 20 MW of hydro capacity following the renewable tender launched by the Peruvian government through the energy regulator OSINERGMIN. With 326 MW … Continue reading Enel Green Power has been awarded 326 MW in Peru

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First wind turbine installed at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

An important milestone has been reached in the construction of the Gemini Offshore Wind Park. On 16 February 2016, the first wind turbine was installed by Van Oord, and it will soon begin producing electricity. In the coming months, a total of 150 wind turbines will be installed 85 kilometres off the coast of Groningen, … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind power #1 new source of electricity in 2015

AWEA and others continue to crunch data for 2015, and the good news keeps coming. Wind power installed more electric generating capacity than any other form of power generation in 2015. The 8.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind power installed last year positioned wind well ahead of both solar power (7.3 GW) and natural gas (6 … Continue reading Wind power #1 new source of electricity in 2015

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Aibel: Additional work in the Hywind contract

Aibel has also been given responsibility for procurement to Statoil’s Hywind Scotland Pilot Park. The amendment to the contract was signed this week. Hywind Pilot Park, which is being built off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is the world’s first floating wind park. It marks an important step forward for offshore wind technology … Continue reading Aibel: Additional work in the Hywind contract

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Gamesa to repower a German wind farm with 4.5 MW wind turbines

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to make inroads with its business strategy for Northern Europe, having received its first order from Energiekontor, one of Germany’s leading renewable energy developers, for the repowering of a wind farm to be equipped with three G128-4.5 MW turbines. By installing these three turbines, with aggregate … Continue reading Gamesa to repower a German wind farm with 4.5 MW wind turbines

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Wind energy top source for new electric capacity in 2015

Wind energy installed more electric generating capacity last year than any other energy source in America.   The 8.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity installed surpassed the 7.3 GW of new solar photovoltaic capacity and 6 GW installed by natural gas, according to data from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the recently … Continue reading Wind energy top source for new electric capacity in 2015

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FUTUREN obtains permission to build its largest wind farm in France

FUTUREN obtained a building permit, today free of any third-party claim, to install 11 new wind turbines on Les Monts wind farm, located in the Aube French department. Following a first tranche of 4 wind turbines authorized in 2013, this expansion will bring the total capacity of the two tranches to about 48 MW. FUTUREN … Continue reading FUTUREN obtains permission to build its largest wind farm in France

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The World sets New Wind Power Installations Record: 63,7 GW New Capacity in 2015

According to preliminary figures, the world has seen a new record in new wind installations, adding 63’690 MW within the year 2015. The total wind capacity of the world has reached 435 GW. The global growth rate of 17,2 % was higher than in 2014 (16,4 %). Amongst the top 15 markets, Brazil, Poland, China … Continue reading The World sets New Wind Power Installations Record: 63,7 GW New Capacity in 2015

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China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Energy Statistics release

Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%. The US market reached 8.6 GW on the back of a strong fourth quarter surge, and Germany led a stronger than expected performance in Europe with a record … Continue reading China Wind Power Blows Past EU – Global Wind Energy Statistics release

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Over $2.3 billion in savings possible on Oregon electric bills by growing wind energy

Oregon households and businesses will keep more money in their pockets if the state continues to grow wind energy resources, according to new data released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The new data underscores the opportunity presented by a current legislative proposal to raise Oregon’s renewable … Continue reading Over $2.3 billion in savings possible on Oregon electric bills by growing wind energy

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Wind power in Germany: Nordex gains market shares

In 2015, the Nordex Group outdid its previous installation record in Germany. Bucking the trend in the sector, the manufacturer increased the number of wind turbine installations to 437 megawatts (2014: 412 MW). This means the company improved its market share from 8.7 to almost 12 percent. In international terms too, Nordex stepped up its … Continue reading Wind power in Germany: Nordex gains market shares

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Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

Beth Soholt is the Executive Director of Wind on the Wires, AWEA’s Midwest regional partner. Wind on the Wires concentrates on the technical aspects of connecting wind farms to the transmission grid, and delivering wind energy to cities and towns in nine states from Illinois to North Dakota.  Xcel Energy recently said it plans to … Continue reading Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

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Wind power in Ireland, Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Reinforcing Vestas’ competitiveness in Ireland, the 3 MW platform is particularly well-suited for the Irish market, as it meets the country’s demanding grid connection requirements. The 36 MW order for the Glanaruddery wind farm in County Kerry includes delivery, installation, and commissioning as well as a 12-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement.   … Continue reading Wind power in Ireland, Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

The Oregon state legislature is currently considering a bill that would eliminate coal from the state’s energy mix while increasing its Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2040. The initiative, called the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan (House Bill4036), has wide variety of supporters, ranging from the Sierra Club to utilities Pacific Power … Continue reading Support mounting for Oregon plan to eliminate coal, increase renewables

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Renewable energy is the lowest-cost Clean Power Plan compliance solution

Renewable energy accounts for virtually all of the new generation additions in the lowest-cost solution for complying with Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), according to new economic modeling using a Department of Energy tool. The analysis predicts that states and utilities will move quickly over the next few years to use renewable … Continue reading Renewable energy is the lowest-cost Clean Power Plan compliance solution

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Wind energy in Mexico: Gamesa will install 95 of its G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at a wind farm

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order for the supply of 200 MW at a wind farm located in the state of Coahuila, in northern Mexico. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will install and commission 95 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at this development. The turbines … Continue reading Wind energy in Mexico: Gamesa will install 95 of its G114-2.1 MW wind turbines at a wind farm

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

Long-term Vestas customer, Eolus Vind AB, has placed a firm and unconditional order for eight V126-3.3 MW wind turbines, confirming the competitive cost of energy of the Vestas 3 MW platform in the Swedish market.   The 26 MW order for the Kristinehamn-Långmarken wind project comes at a time of low electricity and green certificate … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

The year 2015 has closed as the darkest in the history of wind energy in Spain, with zero megawatts installed. This has not happened since the 80´s, when a shy development of the sector started in our country, which was accelerated in the 90´s and consolidated in the next decade, reaching 22,988 MW currently. Wind … Continue reading The Spanish wind energy sector installs zero megawatts in 2015

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Protecting our most precious resource: water

California’s ongoing drought serves as a stark reminder that water may well be our most precious resource. Luckily, wind power helps conserve billions of gallons every year. In 2013 alone, wind saved over 35 billion gallons of water. To put that into perspective, that works out to 120 gallons per person, or the equivalent of … Continue reading Protecting our most precious resource: water

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