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  • WWEC2017 Conference Resolution

    The World Wind Energy Association and the Swedish Wind Power Association welcome the presence of those 300 participants from 39 countries attending this Conference, from wind and all other renewable energy technologies. The Conference covered all aspects of wind utilisation, science and technology, related policies, manufacturing, development, operation, community involvement as well as other ...

  • Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds: Deloitte Study

    Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses - along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities - seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and decisions, independent of federal stances, according to Deloitte's annual "Resources 2017 Study - ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The first 60 kw Wind Turbine made ATB Riva Calzoni

    In the past few days, the first 60 kW wind turbines, one of four that will be installed in plants in the south of the country, in Sicily, Campania and Basilicata. The wind turbine was manufactured in the new site of Artogne dedicated to clean and renewable energy, it has been opened in the beginning of March. The equipment is on the cutting edge of technology: materials and design absolutely ...


    By ATB Riva Calzoni SpA

  • AXYS FLiDAR first to Stage 3 on Carbon Trust Roadmap

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce we have met all of the Stage 3 performance criteria outlined in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for Floating LiDAR Technology (OWA Roadmap). Since the initial deployment of our flagship FLiDAR system in 2009, along with the acquisition of FLiDAR NV in September 2015, AXYS’ FLiDAR buoys have successfully completed or ...

  • WWEA released latest Global Small Wind Statistics

    On the occasion of the World Small Wind Conference held during Intersolar Europe in Munich (Germany), WWEA has released the global small wind statistics. The Summary of the 2017 Small Wind World Report indicates that 2015 was one of the most challenging years for the small wind industry in the recent years. As of the end of 2015, a cumulative total of at least 990’000 small wind ...

  • One-stop fulfillment: Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

    Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). Siemens Gamesa will ...


    By Gamesa

  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...


    By Gamesa

  • Flow Water is now bullfrogpowered with 100% green energy!

    The water you know and love to be 100% natural Canadian spring water, sourced in an eco-friendly box and packed with electrolytes—is now choosing 100% clean, renewable power for its Aurora production facility. Bullfrog Power’s producers will inject renewable energy into the grid to match the amount of conventional power the facility uses. ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour ...

  • AXYS Technologies to exhibit at Offshore Wind Energy in London, UK

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) will be exhibiting at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 at the ExCel Centre – Booth – N-F2 in London, UK from June 4th – 6th. AXYS will be represented by President and CEO, Terry Tarle and Director of Sales – Europe, Graham Howe, who will brief attendees on new methods to optimize the collection of critical metocean data and how that data can be used ...

  • Sweco advices in South African renewable energy transition

    Sweco is advising Eskom, the public power utility in South Africa, in the country’s transition towards renewable energy. The project includes analyses of methods and power system operations and is commissioned by DANIDA, the Danish state board for development cooperation. South Africa is currently transitioning its energy production to include domestically generated renewable energy, ...


    By Sweco

  • G+ issue Safe by Design workshop report on wind turbine service lifts

    The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), has issued its latest "Safe by Design" workshop report, documenting the key recommendations and outcomes from a workshop held in September 2016, held in light of a fatal incident on an onshore wind turbine in Germany in 2015. Facilitated by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the workshop was attended by a range of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New Atlas Shows Energy Potential of Africa and Opportunities for Investment to Meet Africa`s Energy Needs

    Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of the total African population still lacks access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • World Renewable Energy Community presents Global Renewable Energy Solutions Showcase on the occasion of COP23 in Bonn (7-8 November 2017)

    Leading global, European and German Renewable Energy Associations invite the global climate community to attend the first ever Global Renewable Energy Solutions Showcase event (GRESS), held on 7 and 8 November in Bonn, in the direct vicinity and in parallel with the UN Climate Change Conference COP23. The event has been endorsed by the global, European and German renewable energy associations, ...

  • Wind Turbines Affect Behavior of Desert Tortoise Predators

    How a wind energy facility is designed can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists placed ...

  • Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP by 2023; Namibia to tender 150 MW plant

    Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023 Saudi Arabia plans to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023, according to the government's newly created Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO). Saudi Arabia's National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) has set a target of 9.5 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2023 as the country looks to diversify away from ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Got green waste? Let’s turn it into something useful

    Need power in California? Got green waste? APL is now expanding into project development in California––operating its own equipment for on-site power and heat generation, focusing initially on sites that can net meter with the utility grid and have green waste onsite they’re paying to dispose of. ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Energy efficiency must be an industrial strategy priority

    Engineering profession calls for stable delivery of a long term, low carbon energy strategy in new report Improving energy efficiency and resource productivity must be a priority in the government’s new industrial strategy, particularly in buildings and energy networks, according to a new report published today that summarises the engineering profession’s response to the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Lufft wind sensors on Argentine research station in the Antarctica

    Reliable even in eternal ice: 20 Lufft wind sensors are installed at the oldest Argentine Antartica research base which is still in operation. Did you know that the oldest still operated Argentine research station in the Antartica is equipped with 20 Lufft wind sensors since 2011? The Lufft WS200 sensors reliably and continuously deliver info on wind directions and ...

  • SDG&E Seeks More Storage To Harness Clean Energy And Enhance Reliability

    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently announced that it has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 megawatts (MW). These four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles at the ready. In addition, the company signed a contract to add a 4.5 MW demand ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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