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Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 2, 2014)

On April 2, 2014 EERE’s Wind Program announced a funding opportunity entitled “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations.” This funding opportunity will fund R&D investments in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Wind ...

Siemens to build major offshore wind manufacturing site in the UK

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 25, 2014)

The revised plan will be spread across two sites comprising the previously announced Green Port Hull project construction, assembly and service facility and a new rotor blade manufacturing facility in nearby Paull, in East Riding. Siemens is investing £160 million across the two locations and its port partner Associated British Ports (ABP) ...

Stronger First Quarter for Global Investment in Clean Energy

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Apr. 16, 2014)

Investment in clean energy worldwide rallied nearly 10% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year earlier, reaching $47.7bn. The first-quarter figure owed much to a 42% jump in investment in small-scale solar, as households and businesses in countries such as Japan and the US took advantage of the big falls that have taken ...

European Commission uses state aid guidelines to push its EU energy vision

by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)  (Apr. 9, 2014)

According to state aid guidelines published today (April 9, 2014), the Commission recommends removing support mechanisms for renewable technologies that are expected to become "grid competitive" between 2020 and 2030, without specifically defining what the term means; whereas the guidelines only apply to the period from 2014 to 2020. The proposals ...

USDA Explores Feasibility of Alternative Energy Production at Airports

by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  (Mar. 29, 2014)

A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) highlights the potential for alternative energy production at airports. The study findings were published in an article titled " Airports Offer Unrealized Potential for ...

GE to Provide Wind Energy in Scotland

by General Electric  (Mar. 10, 2014)

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will supply SSE Renewables with 10 GE-1.6 megawatt (MW) wind turbines for the Langhope Rig Wind Farm in Scotland. Once operational, the 16-MW Langhope Rig Wind Farm will generate the equivalent energy needs of approximately ...

Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

by Associated Press  (Feb. 5, 2014)

A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm - five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally ...

Good winds boost wind power in Brazil

by Alstom  (Feb. 24, 2014)

The wind market is reaching high levels in global investments in power, and currently is the component of the energy mix that is growing faster. Recently, GWEC – the global wind power council – released the statistics related to the 2013 market, which presented a cumulative capacity of 318,137 MW, which represents an increase of nearly ...

GE Strengthens India’s Localization Efforts in Wind Energy

by General Electric  (Apr. 4, 2014)

Launches Advanced 1.7-103 Low-Wind Speed Turbine in India Developed and Engineered in India for India’s Wind Conditions GE’s First ‘for India’ Wind Turbine to Help Meet India’s Unmet Energy Needs GE (NYSE: GE) today introduced the ...

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 12, 2014)

On March 12, 2014 EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled "Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations." This funding opportunity would seek to fund R&D investments in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented ...

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