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Gamesa climbs two places to secure fifth place on the global wind energy

According to MAKE Consulting, Gamesa was the top-ranked manufacturer in India and Mexico for the third year in a row, and took second place in Brazil. The company is also the leading western OEM in China, the world’s largest market. In 2015, Gamesa bolstered its leadership in the world’s biggest wind power markets: the company … Continue reading Gamesa climbs two places to secure fifth place on the global wind energy

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Brookfield and Facebook to Enter Long-Term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement in Ireland

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and Facebook Inc., today announced a long-term renewable energy supply agreement. Brookfield Renewable will supply 100% renewable wind energy to Facebook’s second European data center under construction in Clonee, County Meath, Ireland and to Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin. Brookfield’s Irish operations comprise over 465 MW of operating wind assets in … Continue reading Brookfield and Facebook to Enter Long-Term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement in Ireland

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Annual Capacity of Lithium Ion Batteries for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Second-Life Stationary Energy Storage Is Expected To Reach 11 GWh by 2035

Residual asset value of lithium ion batteries for vehicles could create a distributed energy resource revenue opportunity for automotive OEMs A new report from Navigant Research explores the concept of reusing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for stationary energy storage system (ESS) applications, focusing on the key issues, market drivers, and challenges … Continue reading Annual Capacity of Lithium Ion Batteries for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Second-Life Stationary Energy Storage Is Expected To Reach 11 GWh by 2035

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New York Times calls for more wind power and transmission to carry it

  The New York Times editorial board called for more renewable energy in a pair of editorials this week. Monday’s commentary was globally-focused, examining the growth of renewables worldwide and the role they can play in helping countries achieve their Paris agreement promises. The New York Times says growing renewable energy is a key part … Continue reading New York Times calls for more wind power and transmission to carry it

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OECD electricity generation from wind energy and solar power grew 16% in 2015

Oil, gas and electricity output increased in 2015 across the 34 countries that make up the OECD, initial analysis of IEA monthly data reveals, with electricity generation from wind and solar leaping by 16%. Total OECD electricity generation was broadly flat (up 0.3% last year), with increases in wind and solar offsetting declines of around … Continue reading OECD electricity generation from wind energy and solar power grew 16% in 2015

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EWEA decide to rebrand to “WindEurope”

Wind power makes economic sense. Onshore wind is the cheapest form of new power generation in Europe today. Wind in Europe accounts for €67bn+ annual turnover and 255,000 jobs. Offshore wind is rapidly reducing costs and will play a central role in Europe’s power mix going forward. Wind is mainstream In the last year, wind … Continue reading EWEA decide to rebrand to “WindEurope”

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ABB wins $80 million order to connect new offshore wind farm to the Belgian grid

ABB has won an order worth around $80 million from Rentel NV in Belgium to deliver an advanced cable system that will connect the offshore substation at the Rentel windfarm located off the Belgian coastline to the mainland close to Zeebrugge. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2016. ABB will design, manufacture … Continue reading ABB wins $80 million order to connect new offshore wind farm to the Belgian grid

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More sessions, more access at WINDPOWER 2016

Did you know U.S. wind power  pays $222 million a year to rural landowners and saves 226 gallons of water a year for every American? As the industry continues to grow so do local economic resources, environmental benefits and consumer savings. These are just a few ways wind power is building a better world for … Continue reading More sessions, more access at WINDPOWER 2016

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Active role of U.S. Government and technological advancements to bolster position of U.S. in offshore wind energy market

The Global Wind Energy Council, an international trade association for the global management of wind power, states that the potential of offshore wind is so enormous that by properly harnessing it, the energy demands of the U.S. could be met four times over and that of Europe seven times over. The consistent, strong, and abundant … Continue reading Active role of U.S. Government and technological advancements to bolster position of U.S. in offshore wind energy market

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Top 3 ways to reduce the cost of wind turbine operations and maintenance

It is necessary to optimize the performance of existing, aging wind turbine plants so as to reduce their operational and maintenance costs. The reliability of turbines decreases with age and the unavailability of or difficulty in finding the required spare parts for old models can greatly increase the operations and maintenance cost. The biggest challenge … Continue reading Top 3 ways to reduce the cost of wind turbine operations and maintenance

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Vietnam needs clearer wind power laws

Delegates at a workshop asked for more specific procedures for small wind power projects, longer validity for investment and generation licences, and a stricter Standard Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) from Vi?t Nam Electricity (EVN). These were among the petitions related to administrative procedures that were raised at a validation workshop held last Friday in HCM … Continue reading Vietnam needs clearer wind power laws

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Jordan inaugurates $148M wind farm in Maan

Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif on Sunday in Maan inaugurated a wind energy project to generate electricity, funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The $148-million project aims at supporting the national economy and developing Maan, and comes in implementation of Royal directives to adopt alternative energy … Continue reading Jordan inaugurates $148M wind farm in Maan

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Peru utilizes only 1% of wind energy potential

In 2014, Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines announced that by 2024, hydroelectric, wind and solar, among other renewables, will meet 66% of Peru’s energy needs. Today they informed that Peru has a wind energy potential of about 22,450 megawatts (MW), but only 1% of that (239 MW) has been taken advantage of in plants. … Continue reading Peru utilizes only 1% of wind energy potential

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ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse Des Dépôts and Eiffage Join to Respond to ADEME’s Request for Proposals for A ‘Pilot Floating Wind Farm’

Closely designed with local players, this project will immediately create lasting economic activity. Based on innovative technology developed in France, the project represents a decisive step in the development of a highly promising renewable national marine energy resource and an encouraging vector for exports. ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse des Dépôts and Eiffage have today submitted … Continue reading ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse Des Dépôts and Eiffage Join to Respond to ADEME’s Request for Proposals for A ‘Pilot Floating Wind Farm’

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Green light received for merger between Nordex and Acciona Windpower

“We are now taking the first steps towards establishing our company as a truly global player in the wind turbine industry,” says Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, CEO of Nordex SE. Following clearance by the competition authorities, the merger of Nordex Group and Acciona Windpower (AWP) can go ahead. All contractual formalities have been completed and the … Continue reading Green light received for merger between Nordex and Acciona Windpower

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Acciona Windpower and Nordex complete merger to create new wind energy industry leader

ACCIONA has completed the sale of its wind turbine manufacturing subsidiary, ACCIONA Windpower (AWP), to Nordex of Germany in a cash-and-shares transaction valued at €785 million. Following clearance by anti-trust authorities, all contractual formalities have been completed. The transaction entailed the acquisition by Nordex of AWP from its parent, Acciona S.A., in return for new … Continue reading Acciona Windpower and Nordex complete merger to create new wind energy industry leader

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Wind power in China: Vestas secures 48 MW order

The firm and unconditional order has been placed by long-term customer Datang Renewables for the Gaoqiao wind park in the Huludao city of northeastern China’s Liaoning Province. Comprising 24 units of Vestas’ V110-2.0 MW turbine, the order brings Datang’s fleet of Vestas turbines to more than 900 MW.   “We decided to work with Vestas … Continue reading Wind power in China: Vestas secures 48 MW order

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Wind energy in Spain: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Burgos

Vestas will supply and install 15 V100-1.8 MW wind turbines for the Ausines wind farm. This will be the first larger-scale wind farm to be built in Spain in two years. Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for a 27 MW wind energy project to be located in Burgos, northern Spain. The order … Continue reading Wind energy in Spain: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Burgos

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What wind energy means to a community

We often talk about the many resources wind power brings to a community: land lease payments, well-paying jobs and expanded property tax revenue are a few examples. While quantifying these benefits is important, sometimes it’s hard to fully understand just how much a wind farm can positively impact a community- there’s truth to the cliché … Continue reading What wind energy means to a community

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U.S. and China decision to sign climate change accord

The United States and China issued a joint statement today announcing the two nations will sign the Paris Agreement, last year’s international agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions, on Friday, April 22 (this Earth Day). AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan reacted with the following statement: “This historic announcement shows the U.S. is in the market for … Continue reading U.S. and China decision to sign climate change accord

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