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Wind power in Jamaica: Wigton Wind Farm commissioned

A 24 megawatt expansion of the Wigton WindFarm, Wigton III, was yesterday officially commissioned into operation, continuing transmissions to the national grid. The farm is expected to generate 63,072 megawatt hours annually with its new facility consisting of twelve 2 megawatt wind turbines, a 9.6km transmission line, and a new substation constructed by the Spanish … Continue reading Wind power in Jamaica: Wigton Wind Farm commissioned

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The Universitat Jaume I participates in a project to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy in the North Sea

Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) are participating from this year in the PROMOTioN European project that started last month of January. Its main objective is to reduce substantially the costs of the windmill farms installed offshore. The Instituto de Automática e Informática Industrial (ai2 Institute) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia is leading … Continue reading The Universitat Jaume I participates in a project to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy in the North Sea

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GE Renewable Energy introduces new suite of digital wind farm apps

Many of the new applications are already being deployed with pilot customers, and they will be broadly available as part of GE’s flexible service agreements beginning later in 2016. GE Renewable Energy has introduced a new software applications suite for its Digital Wind Farm ecosystem. “The Digital Wind Farm is changing the future of our industry. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy introduces new suite of digital wind farm apps

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China’s domestic wind turbines are 50% inferior to US wind turbines

Overall wind turbine quality in the United States is higher than in China. China’s domestically produced wind turbines are currently inferior. The total capacity of wind farms installed in China exceeds that in the US, which should lead to greater wind-generated electricity in China relative to the US (67.7%); on the other hand, the advantage … Continue reading China’s domestic wind turbines are 50% inferior to US wind turbines

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Bibby Offshore announces a move into offshore wind cable installation

Bibby Offshore (“Bibby Offshore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a move into the offshore wind array cable installation market. The Company has purchased a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (“ESS”), which will enable Bibby Offshore to lay power cables for offshore wind projects from its vessels. Bibby Offshore and ESS … Continue reading Bibby Offshore announces a move into offshore wind cable installation

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Offshore Wind Power Arrives in U.S. Waters

By Daniel Cusick, ClimateWire for Scientific American:   The first offshore wind farm in the United States is set to begin delivering power to Rhode Island’s electricity grid by year’s end, a milestone that could help reshape energy markets from New England to South Florida, experts say. But for U.S. offshore wind power to achieve its full potential, as … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power Arrives in U.S. Waters

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Nordex secures experienced wind manager as its new CFO

Christoph Burkhard (52) will join Nordex SE’s Management Board on 1 September 2016 to become the company´s new Chief Financial Officer. Christoph Burkhard is an experienced financial manager with a long track-record in the wind power industry, most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Siemens Wind Power Offshore prior to which he was Chief Financial … Continue reading Nordex secures experienced wind manager as its new CFO

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Iowa Wind Distributed Generation Portfolio in the USA

The two agreements relate to the construction of the wind farm located in Iowa, which will have an installed capacity of 30 MW, requiring a total equity investment of approximately 56 million USD. Building Energy SPA, multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, announces the closing of a Partnership … Continue reading Iowa Wind Distributed Generation Portfolio in the USA

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Wind energy industry calls on European Commission to scrutinise new Polish wind energy law

The wind energy industry is calling on the European Commission to look closely at Poland’s proposed law to restrict the siting of wind farms. Under the new legislation, which was passed by Poland’s lower house last week, wind farms would have to be built a minimum distance from residential areas of at least 10 times … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls on European Commission to scrutinise new Polish wind energy law

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Nordex past milestones in UK and Ireland

The second quarter saw Nordex achieve two significant milestones in UK and Ireland: ESB engaged the manufacturer to install five turbines for the “Crockdun” wind farm, taking Nordex past the 2 GW sold mark. In addition, with the commissioning of the “Moy” wind farm for Eneco, Nordex passed the 1.5 GW mark of installed capacity. … Continue reading Nordex past milestones in UK and Ireland

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Wind energy in Canada: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Québec

The order features the V117-3.45 MW wind turbine and introduces the 3 MW platform to Canada.  Parc éolien Nicolas-Riou S.E.C., a limited partnership owner at 50% by EDF EN Canada Inc, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and at 50% by the community partners Énergie Éolienne Bas-Saint-Laurent (ÉÉBSL) and the Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine … Continue reading Wind energy in Canada: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Québec

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Vestas chosen for the largest wind power project in ASEAN (Laos)

Vestas, has been selected as preferred technology partner for a prestigious wind project in Laos. The project is a 600 MW wind project placed in southern Laos. The wind farm is set to be completed in 2020 and it’s believed that it will become the largest wind farm in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) … Continue reading Vestas chosen for the largest wind power project in ASEAN (Laos)

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A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy

Today REN21 published the most comprehensiveannual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly established as competitive, mainstream sources of energy in many countries around the world. 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power generating capacity saw its largest increase … Continue reading A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy

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Senvion Closes Framework Agreement for 100 MW with PROKON

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed a long-term support and cooperation framework agreement for four wind farms in Germany with PROKON for a total capacity of 100 megawatts (MW). From the framework agreement, Senvion has already signed a conditional contract for 69 MW which includes the delivery and commissioning of the turbines, … Continue reading Senvion Closes Framework Agreement for 100 MW with PROKON

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Wind energy in Costa Rica: four wind power projects

The Alisios Wind Projects, owned and sponsored by Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (Wind) Limited (“GME”), a subsidiary company of Globeleq Generation Limited and Mesoamerica Power Ltd., have secured USD149 million in long-term debt financing. The project debt financing and syndication was completed in April 2016 by The Netherlands Development Finance Company FMO, (who acted as Mandated … Continue reading Wind energy in Costa Rica: four wind power projects

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SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

Located in the town of Kathu, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, this project makes up part of the 2010 IRP (Integrated Resource Program) National Electricity Plan, and will provide an increase in the country’s generation capacity until it reaches 86.8 GW in 2030, of which 24% will be renewable. It should be noted that … Continue reading SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power for 500 million Euros

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Wind energy project set to transform livelihoods in Turkana County

Lake Turkana Wind Power – transforming the energy landscape in Kenya By John Silence Kenya has for a long time relied heavily on hydro-generated electricity. As a result of limited generation capacity, this has led to chronic power shortages, unconscionably high tariffs and destructive power outages. In an effort to mitigate against the negative economic … Continue reading Wind energy project set to transform livelihoods in Turkana County

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Egypt signs with EDF Suez, Toyota, Orascom to establish Gulf of Suez wind power plant

The Ministry of Electricity completed the final contract with the consortium of GDF Suez, Toyota, and Orascom to establish a wind power plant project with a capacity of 250 MW in the Gulf of Suez next month. The ministry agreed with the triple alliance to purchase energy produced from the plant, according to a senior … Continue reading Egypt signs with EDF Suez, Toyota, Orascom to establish Gulf of Suez wind power plant

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Kyrgyzstan plans to promote wind energy

Kyrgyzstan is set to implement pathbreaking financial policies to promote development of wind energy sector in the country. Renewable energy has, so far, seen minimal development in Kyrgyzstan which generated most of its electricity from large hydro power projects. But now, the government is planning to offer significant tax incentives to project developers who look … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan plans to promote wind energy

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TransAlta Renewables announces pricing of $159 million project financing of a Quebec wind energy asset

TransAlta Renewables Inc. (TransAlta Renewables) (TSX:RNW) today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, New Richmond Wind L.P. (the “Issuer”), priced a bond offering of approximately $159 million which will be secured by a first ranking charge over all assets of the Issuer. The bonds are amortizing and bear interest from their date of issue at … Continue reading TransAlta Renewables announces pricing of $159 million project financing of a Quebec wind energy asset

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