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Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified work force at WINDPOWER 2016

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has selected six 2016 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and five 2016 Wind at Our Backs Scholars and plans to recognize them at the group’s annual luncheon on Wednesday May 25 during the WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.       Meet the 2016 Rudd Mayer Fellows: Amanda … Continue reading Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) works with industry leaders to support a diversified work force at WINDPOWER 2016

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Portugal runs on renewable energy for four days

For 107 hours, the country of ten million powered itself with solar, wind, hydro and nuclear power. James Watson, the CEO of SolarPower Europe said Portugal’s achievement was a sign of things to come. “This is a significant achievement for a European country, but what seems extraordinary today will be commonplace in Europe in just … Continue reading Portugal runs on renewable energy for four days

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Goldwind Edges Out Vestas As World’s Leading Wind Turbine Supplier

New figures provided by Navigant Research have seen Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind edge out Vestas as the world’s leading wind turbine supplier. In its new World Wind Energy Market Update 2016, Navigant Research found that the recent “revival of the US and German markets” was responsible for “a significant shake-up in the rankings of the … Continue reading Goldwind Edges Out Vestas As World’s Leading Wind Turbine Supplier

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Nordex to install 32,5 MW wind farm in France

Nordex has obtained a new project order in France for 13 N100/2500 turbines. Nordex will supply and install the turbines for the wind farm “Eplessier” owned by one of the funds TTR Energy manages. The company was also involved in this project to support the three shareholders SAB WindTeam GmbH, Syscom Sarl and Loscon as … Continue reading Nordex to install 32,5 MW wind farm in France

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Gamesa closes its investment in NEM Solutions

Gamesa has closed the purchase of a 50% shareholding in technology player NEM Solutions from CAF and Tecnalia, having received approval for the transaction from the anti-trust authorities. The transaction makes Gamesa one of this company’s core shareholders, alongside CAF, each with a 50% interest. Gamesa acquired a 35% stake from the rail company and … Continue reading Gamesa closes its investment in NEM Solutions

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U.S. and Denmark coordinate on offshore wind energy

  Sometimes it helps to get advice from someone with a little more experience. That’s what happened last week, when the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Danish government to further the development of offshore wind energy. As the first offshore U.S. wind farm comes online later … Continue reading U.S. and Denmark coordinate on offshore wind energy

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WindEurope CEO at Africa-EU Energy Forum

A stable regulatory environment is essential in reducing capital costs for renewable energy investments in Africa, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told an Africa-EU Summit in Milan today. Dickson said: “The cost of capital is the largest share of total costs when investing in renewable energy projects in Africa. With long-term visions for the wind energy … Continue reading WindEurope CEO at Africa-EU Energy Forum

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Argentina starts clean energy push with 1,000 megawatt tender

Argentina invited bids for projects aimed at creating 1,000 megawatts of alternative energy on Wednesday in the country’s first push toward wind and solar power production needed to help narrow its energy deficit. Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the projects would be the initial stage of a plan that calls for 10,000 megawatts, or 20 … Continue reading Argentina starts clean energy push with 1,000 megawatt tender

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GE’s New 2 MW Wind Turbines Score More than a Gigawatt of U.S. Capacity in First Quarter

The new product platform was selected in contracts totaling more than a gigawatt of new wind capacity in the United States. “We continue to invest in wind technology because it drives growth,” said Anne McEntee, President & CEO of GE’s onshore wind business. “Our new 2 MW platform has helped us deliver a strong start … Continue reading GE’s New 2 MW Wind Turbines Score More than a Gigawatt of U.S. Capacity in First Quarter

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Leading US energy official says wind power cost cuts translating into rapid growth

It must have come as no surprise today to the folks in the room during Politico’s #PlaybookBreakfast event this morning, featuring Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, that the nation’s head of energy (and social media rockstar) chose to talk about the success of wind energy in the U.S. Thanks to wind power’s combination of low … Continue reading Leading US energy official says wind power cost cuts translating into rapid growth

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Goldwind Unseats Vestas as No. 1 Wind Turbine Supplier

A new report from Navigant Research examines changes that occurred in the wind energy sector during 2015 and provides forecasts for 2016-2020, as well as an outlook through 2025. With growth occurring in almost every market, 2015 marked another record-breaking year for the wind industry. Due to the revival of the U.S. and German markets, … Continue reading Goldwind Unseats Vestas as No. 1 Wind Turbine Supplier

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Vestas Wind Systems Selects Wipro to Provide Workplace Services

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been selected by Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS.CO), as its strategic IT partner for Workplace Services. Headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Vestas is a global energy company that delivers best-in-class wind energy solutions … Continue reading Vestas Wind Systems Selects Wipro to Provide Workplace Services

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Enel begins construction of 150MW Lindahl wind farm in North Dakota

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), a unit of Italy’s Enel, has begun construction of the $220 million, 150-megawatt (MW) Lindahl wind project in North Dakota, Kallanish Energy reports. Enel’s first project in North Dakota, the wind farm is designed to generate roughly 625 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually to meet the power needs of more … Continue reading Enel begins construction of 150MW Lindahl wind farm in North Dakota

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China Leads in Offshore Wind Energy as U.S. Only Starting

China and the U.K. are far ahead of the U.S. when it comes to developing offshore wind energy. Developers plan to put into operation the first seaborne U.S. wind farm this year — off Rhode Island — but advocates point to the stronger winds off the Pacific coast and say that’s where the industry’s greatest … Continue reading China Leads in Offshore Wind Energy as U.S. Only Starting

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Strategies to Improve Wind Turbine Longevity

Wind turbines are the workhorses of clean energy. Exposed to all Mother Nature has to offer, they produce power under nearly all conditions and are a vital component of the U.S. electrical infrastructure. However, like other machines, wind turbines won’t last forever. Mortenson Construction, a national leader in wind energy, has released a new study … Continue reading Strategies to Improve Wind Turbine Longevity

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Goldwind Americas signs 160 MW wind energy deal in Texas

Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002202, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited: 2208), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES (link is external)) to acquire the 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project located in McCulloch County, Texas. … Continue reading Goldwind Americas signs 160 MW wind energy deal in Texas

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World’s largest floating wind farm to be built off Scottish coast

The world’s largest floating windfarm is set to be built off the coast of Scotland after its developers were granted a seabed lease on Monday. Statoil, the Norwegian energy company, expects to have five 6MW turbines bobbing in the North Sea and generating electricity by the end of 2017. The company has already operated a … Continue reading World’s largest floating wind farm to be built off Scottish coast

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Renewable energy may power Vietnam by 2050

The “Sustainable Scenario for the Vietnamese power sector until 2050” report offers an overview of the country’s power sector within the global energy framework and suggests various scenarios from which the country could choose its energy sector development strategy. There are numerous renewable energy sources available in Vi?t Nam like solar, wind, water, geothermal, bio-mass … Continue reading Renewable energy may power Vietnam by 2050

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Iran to build 50 MW wind farm in Kazakhstan

Iran has signed an agreement with Kazakhstan towards building a 50-megawatt wind power plant in the west of Kazakhstan on the Caspian Sea coast within 18 months, a report said. The agreement with signed between Iran’s Power and Water Equipment and Services Export Company (SUNIR) and Eurasia Invest Group in Tehran, Iran Daily reported, citing … Continue reading Iran to build 50 MW wind farm in Kazakhstan

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EDF Energies Nouvelles signs a strategic partnership with Enbridge for the three first offshore wind farms projects off the French coast

EDF Energies Nouvelles, EDF Group subsidiary dedicated to renewable energy, is announcing a new partnership agreement with Enbridge Inc., a leader in the North American energy sector, including renewable energy. The agreement covers the development, construction and operation of three French offshore wind farms, totaling 1,400 MW of installed capacity. Through this agreement, Enbridge acquires … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles signs a strategic partnership with Enbridge for the three first offshore wind farms projects off the French coast

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