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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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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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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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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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Clean Power Plan overcomes first legal challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently issued a major ruling on the Clean Power Plan, deciding a stay of the rule was not warranted. Here’s a roundup of what people are saying about the announcement. The New York Times “We are pleased that the court has rejected petitioners’ attempts to … Continue reading Clean Power Plan overcomes first legal challenge

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Governors’ coalition teams up wind energy and solar power to advance renewable energy across U.S.

After seven years of promoting the benefits of adding wind energy to the U.S. electricity mix, the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition announced today it will pair its advocacy work for wind with work for solar energy as well. The change is reflected in the group’s new name, the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSC). … Continue reading Governors’ coalition teams up wind energy and solar power to advance renewable energy across U.S.

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Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the growth of New York’s clean energy economy, address climate change, strengthen resiliency in the face of extreme weather and lower energy bills for New Yorkers starting this year. Additionally, the … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy Economy

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Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

Spain’s 500MW wind power auction last week was too small to satisfy demand and the country risks missing its 2020 target for renewables. The auction is Spain’s first under the new support scheme for renewable energy projects since the government implemented a series of harsh retroactive cutbacks to the country’s feed-in tariff in 2013. A … Continue reading Spain’s 500 MW wind energy auction inadequate

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Wind power in Brazil: Vestas inaugurates factory in Ceará

As part of its local production strategy, Vestas has inaugurated its hub and nacelle factory in Aquiraz, Brazil, at a ceremony attended by the Governor of Ceará, Camilo Santana, and key stakeholders from the Brazilian wind energy sector. The new factory is part of Vestas’ plans to meet the increasing production demands in Brazil and … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: Vestas inaugurates factory in Ceará

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Wind energy in Brazil: wind farm in the northeastern state of Pernambuco

PEC Energia, one of Brazil’s foremost renewable energy developers, is nearing completion of a $435 million, 150 MW wind park in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, and, during the project development stages, relied on Vaisala’s Triton remote sensing system for crucial wind measurement data.   The Triton Wind Profiler is manufactured by Vaisala, a global … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: wind farm in the northeastern state of Pernambuco

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), which represents 90% of Spanish wind energy sector, believes that the outcome of the auction held on Friday 14th, the first in Spain ever, is not significant because it does not reflect the reality of the sector. The fact that the auction was isolated (there is no calendar for … Continue reading The Spanish Wind Energy Association believes that the outcome of the 500 MW auction does not reflect the reality of the sector

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