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Navantia, Iberdrola and 50Hertz host the delivery ceremony for the substation “Andalucía” at Puerto Real

This electricity distribution facility weighs over 8,500 tonnes, heavier than the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty combined, and will be the power core of the Wikinger offshore wind farm, a 350 MW renewable project developed by Iberdrola in the German sea with an overall budget of over €1.4 billion. In attendance with the … Continue reading Navantia, Iberdrola and 50Hertz host the delivery ceremony for the substation “Andalucía” at Puerto Real

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First American offshore wind turbines installed

American offshore wind power is one step closer to becoming a reality, with installation of the first turbines at Deepwater Wind’s Block Island project now complete. Construction on the country’s first offshore wind farm began last spring, off the coast of Rhode Island, and the project is expected to be fully operational later this fall. … Continue reading First American offshore wind turbines installed

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Taaleri orders eleven additional Nordex N131/3000 wind turbines

Good start to the third quarter for Northern Europe in Finland: The Nordex group has received a further call-off from its frame agreement with the Finnish asset management company, Taaleri. For the wind farm “Kivivaara- Peuravaara”, the manufacturer will supply eleven additional N131/3000 turbines. With this order, the customer has raised the number of turbines … Continue reading Taaleri orders eleven additional Nordex N131/3000 wind turbines

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Port Augusta 375MW solar and wind energy park approved

Plans to build a major 375MW hybrid wind and solar plant near Port Augusta in South Australia, near to the site of the closed Northern coal power plant, have won approval from the state government. Project developer DP Energy said in a statement released late on Friday that the government’s green light meant it could … Continue reading Port Augusta 375MW solar and wind energy park approved

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GE to invest in Mytrah wind energy project in Andhra Pradesh

GE Energy Financial Services has agreed to invest $31 million in Mytrah Vayu Private Limited (MVTPL) to support development of 200 MW wind energy project in Andhra Pradesh. GE Energy Financial Services has agreed to invest $31 million in Mytrah Vayu (Tungabhadra) Private Limited (MVTPL) to support development of 200 MW wind energy project in … Continue reading GE to invest in Mytrah wind energy project in Andhra Pradesh

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Pattern Energy dedicates 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm in Indiana

Pattern Energy Group has dedicated the 150 megawatt (MW) Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge in Benton County, Indiana. The electricity supplies the electric grids that service Amazon Web Services (AWS) datacenters. The 150 MW facility will create enough clean energy to power 46,000 homes each year, according to average annual residential energy use data from … Continue reading Pattern Energy dedicates 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm in Indiana

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ESS double up on Wikinger offshore wind farm project

Subsea technology specialist, Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), has extended a trenching scope on the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea with the award of a seabed clearance project. The Scottish company was last year awarded a contract by main contractor Prysmian Group to carry out pre-cut seabed trenching, prior to cable laying, on … Continue reading ESS double up on Wikinger offshore wind farm project

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Euro 42 million project financing for the 63.4 MW French wind farms

ERG Wind France 1 SAS (100% ERG Renew) has today signed a facility agreement on a non-recourse portfolio project finance basis for the six wind farms for a total installed capacity of 63.4 MW owned by its subsidiaries located in France. The wind farms entered into operation between 2005 and 2008 and they were acquired … Continue reading Euro 42 million project financing for the 63.4 MW French wind farms

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Vector Cuatro opens new office in Chile

The Spanish multinational opens a new office in Chile as a new regional hub for its activities in South America and to further strengthen its international presence. The new office is located in Santiago de Chile, in concrete in the Las Condes district, where the local team has been operating since a few weeks. This new … Continue reading Vector Cuatro opens new office in Chile

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Duke Energy Renewables completes the final Los Vientos wind energy project in Texas

The 426th turbine of the Los Vientos wind power projects is now spinning and serving customers near the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas. It marks the completion of Los Vientos IV, the last of the five area projects to begin operation. Duke Energy Renewables has installed more than 1,500 MW of wind energy in … Continue reading Duke Energy Renewables completes the final Los Vientos wind energy project in Texas

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Nordex: N117/3600 and N131/3600 produce up to a 12% higher yield at sites with moderate and light winds

At the world’s leading wind fair, Windenergy Hamburg, which is being held together with the WindEurope Summit in Hamburg from 27 to 30 September 2016, Nordex will be presenting two new turbines from its multi-megawatt Generation Delta platform: the N117/3600 for moderate-wind sites and the N131/3600 for sites with light winds. Thanks to a 20 … Continue reading Nordex: N117/3600 and N131/3600 produce up to a 12% higher yield at sites with moderate and light winds

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Nordex South Africa: “Amakhala Emoyeni”on the grid

The Nordex Group has successfully connected its largest wind farm in South Africa to date, to the grid. Installation was completed in June before the wind farm passed necessary grid connection tests in mid-July. Now the customer, Cennergi, a joint venture comprised of Exxaro and Tata Power, has officially commissioned the turbines. The wind farm … Continue reading Nordex South Africa: “Amakhala Emoyeni”on the grid

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IRENA conference set to boost off-grid renewable energy development worldwide

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 September to 1 October 2016, to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading IRENA conference set to boost off-grid renewable energy development worldwide

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Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order with Acwa Power to supply 40 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the 120 MW Khalladi wind park, which will be located in the windy Tangiers region of northern Morocco.   The contract comprises the supply of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

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Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

Deon Reynolds has always been a guy who enjoys the outdoors, so it makes sense that as a professional photographer, landscapes have long been his favorite subject. But a few years ago, a new opportunity presented itself that ultimately took Deon’s career in a different direction, leading to some of the most prestigious recognition he’s … Continue reading Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

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Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

The third-largest state economy in the United States will soon run obtain half of its electricity needs from renewable energy thanks to a new measure approved by the New York Public Service commission Monday. The Empire State’s new Clean Energy Standard will diversify the state’s electricity by requiring utilities and other energy suppliers to procure … Continue reading Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

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Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

The Massachusetts state legislature just passed a new law that will dramatically expand procurement of renewable energy in the state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the move: “Massachusetts lawmakers have taken transformative action to make the state’s energy supply cleaner and more reliable,” said Andrew Gohn, Eastern Region Policy Director, AWEA. “We thank … Continue reading Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

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Wind energy in Brazil: Nordex Group to build 66 MW wind farm in Bahia

The Nordex Group will install 22 AW125/3000 turbines in Brazil for its customer EDF Energies Nouvelles. Acciona Windpower signed the contract for this project in the winter of 2015, prior to the merger with Nordex. The project was now booked as a firm order in June 2016 and has also been considered in the recent … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Nordex Group to build 66 MW wind farm in Bahia

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American wind power remains on track to supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity

When Congress passed a five-year extension of the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) with bipartisan support last December, the U.S. wind industry finally had what we’ve sought for years: long-term policy certainty. This meant a business environment primed for success, and a chance for our companies to harness America’s world-class wind resources for families … Continue reading American wind power remains on track to supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity

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More companies are choosing to power their operations with renewable energy

This is the first in a two-part series that examines why companies are buying renewable energy, how they’re doing it, and what this process might look like moving forward. What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the … Continue reading More companies are choosing to power their operations with renewable energy

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