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Ingeteam is set to exhibit at Mexico WindPower 2016

Once again, Ingeteam, the leader in operation and maintenance services in Mexico, is to take part in the most important event for the country’s wind power sector: Mexico WindPower 2016, to be held on the 24th and 25h February at the Banamex Centre in Mexico City. During the Fair, Ingeteam will showcase its latest advances … Continue reading Ingeteam is set to exhibit at Mexico WindPower 2016

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TPI launches second Mexico wind blade plant and expands its agreement with Gamesa

TPI Composites, Inc., a leading global wind blade manufacturer, announced today that it plans to open a second wind blade manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico in the second half of 2016, and that it has signed a long-term agreement with Gamesa to continue to supply wind blades from its existing Juarez, Mexico manufacturing facility and … Continue reading TPI launches second Mexico wind blade plant and expands its agreement with Gamesa

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Goldwind Displaces Vestas to Claim First Place in Global Wind Power Market

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today released FTI Intelligence’s preliminary rankings of the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). These rankings are to be published in the Global Wind Market Update – Demand & Supply 2015 report, which … Continue reading Goldwind Displaces Vestas to Claim First Place in Global Wind Power Market

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China to lead wind energy market in 2016

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology has become the world’s largest wind turbine maker, the company announced today. In 2015, the Chinese-based wind energy generator installed huge turbine capacity in different regions that it overtook the world’s top two wind turbine maker; Denmark’s Vestas Wind System and General Electric of the US. Goldwind by reaching the … Continue reading China to lead wind energy market in 2016

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U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association announced the historic figures today ahead of the March 9 release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report. For the first time ever, solar beat … Continue reading U.S. solar energy market sets new record, installing 7.3 GW of solar PV in 2015

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Senvion intends to go public in first half of 2016

Senvion Group 1(“Senvion”), a leading global player in wind energy, is planning a listing of its shares on the regulated market segment (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange during the first half of 2016, subject to market conditions. In connection with the listing, the current owners of Senvion’s shares plan to sell a portion … Continue reading Senvion intends to go public in first half of 2016

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Wind energy in Norway: Vestas wind turbines for 1 GW wind power project

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 278 wind turbines totaling 1001 MW, from Fosen Vind DA in Norway.  The 1 GW order comprises turbines for six different wind parks in Norway, which combined will be Europe’s largest onshore wind project to date.   Emphasising the flexibility of Vestas’ product portfolio, the record … Continue reading Wind energy in Norway: Vestas wind turbines for 1 GW wind power project

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The Clean Power Plan should remain

An overwhelming 70 percent of American utility executives want to move forward with the Clean Power Plan, according to a new survey out by Utility Dive. Utilities and other generators are ultimately primarily responsible for implementing state plans to comply with the rules, and their leadership’s broad satisfaction with the Clean Power Plan is a … Continue reading The Clean Power Plan should remain

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Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins WINDPOWER

The numbers speak for themselves- recent analysis shows wind energy was America’s largest source of new electric generation capacity in 2015. Some news outlets have even declared an energy revolution is underway. And the good news is likely to continue. 9.4 gigawatts (GW) of new wind are under construction, with an additional 4.9 GW in … Continue reading Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins WINDPOWER

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Growth of predictive analytics bolsters wind power’s efficiency

Sumant Kawale runs Business Development at SparkCognition and his team is responsible for Customer Project Delivery and Channel Partnerships, along with supporting sales and marketing activities. Sumant is an electrical engineer by training, and has worked in Semiconductors and Telecom. He has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and prior to … Continue reading Growth of predictive analytics bolsters wind power’s efficiency

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Wind power capacity tops nuclear energy

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind farms newly built in 2015 was a record 63.01 gigawatts, corresponding to … Continue reading Wind power capacity tops nuclear energy

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Wind energy in Kansas moving ahead

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association said, “Wind energy remains quite strong. It makes sense for states to move forward.” After Texas, Kansas has the nation’s second largest wind power potential. Now the state ranks 6th among the states in wind power capacity. The huge wind power possibilities of Kansas was all … Continue reading Wind energy in Kansas moving ahead

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Enel Green Power has been awarded 326 MW in Peru

Enel Green Power (“EGP”), acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru, has been awarded the right to sign 20-year energy supply contracts for 126 MW wind power, 180 MW1 solar PV and 20 MW of hydro capacity following the renewable tender launched by the Peruvian government through the energy regulator OSINERGMIN. With 326 MW … Continue reading Enel Green Power has been awarded 326 MW in Peru

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First wind turbine installed at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

An important milestone has been reached in the construction of the Gemini Offshore Wind Park. On 16 February 2016, the first wind turbine was installed by Van Oord, and it will soon begin producing electricity. In the coming months, a total of 150 wind turbines will be installed 85 kilometres off the coast of Groningen, … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind power #1 new source of electricity in 2015

AWEA and others continue to crunch data for 2015, and the good news keeps coming. Wind power installed more electric generating capacity than any other form of power generation in 2015. The 8.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind power installed last year positioned wind well ahead of both solar power (7.3 GW) and natural gas (6 … Continue reading Wind power #1 new source of electricity in 2015

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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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