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  • Energy Institute launches Ireland 2050 knowledge website

    Energy Institute (EI) Republic of Ireland has developed a new information source to improve understanding of the issues at play in energy in Ireland and the challenges for the next generation. A Red C survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,000 members of the public in the Republic of Ireland has highlighted a lack of knowledge and understanding of energy-related ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EDPR and EDP Foundation award Spanish students with University Challenge 2016

    EDP Renewables and the EDP Foundation in Spain have announced the winner of the EDPR University Challenge 2016 for students from Spanish universities. The awards ceremony was hosted by João Manso Neto, CEO of EDPR. The five shortlisted groups presented their projects to the audience and the judging panel, which was formed by EDP Renewables executives such as Joaquín ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Gamesa travels to the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair with its most innovative turbines and services

    The company is participating in various expert conferences and talks that will tackle the looming challenges facing the wind power industry Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is attending Europe's largest wind event, the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair, with its newest turbine models, the G132-3.3 MW and the G126-2.5 MW, and its innovative services solutions for the European ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa to install Asia`s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

    The company will deliver 33 turbines (67.5 MW) with 153-metre tall towers, the tallest installed by Gamesa to date The contract also encompasses operation and maintenance services for 10 years Gamesa has achieved a new milestone, having secured a contract for the installation of Asia's tallest wind turbines, specifically in Thailand. With towers stretching 153 metres high - 18 ...


    By Gamesa

  • NREL to Lead One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others

    Scientists at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead an effort to model the complex and turbulent flow of wind through large wind plants as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), which is gearing up U.S. computational capabilities to prepare for the next generation of supercomputers. NREL will also provide support to three projects related to ...

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

    A building boom is underway offshore in Europe. Up to 400 giant wind turbines are due to be built off the northeast coast of the UK in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind development. Output from the Dogger Bank project will be 1.2 Gigawatts – enough to power ...


    By Climate News Network

  • FLOWSTAR-Energy forecast for wind turbine

    CERC are providing forecasts of hourly power output for an operational wind turbine in a rural area near Inverurie, Scotland (see the map) for up to 4 days ahead. The predictions enable the turbine owner to plan energy usage. An example is shown in the figure. The live forecasts can be seen at the bottom of the CERC home page. The forecasts are calculated using our own ...

  • NREL Receives $1.38 Million from DOE to Help Commercialize Promising Clean Energy Technologies

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be receiving $1.38 million from DOE to lead four projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The funds will be used to advance promising renewable energy-related technologies with commercial potential and help strengthen the partnerships between the national labs and ...

  • NREL’s Kurtz, Tegen Honored for Clean Energy Leadership

    The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program has honored Sarah Kurtz and Suzanne Tegen of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for their leadership and achievement in the field of renewable energy. The C3E program, led by the Energy Department in collaboration with the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative, ...

  • NREL Distributes Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Round Four Funding

    The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE's Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP). The CIP aims to help manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines improve their turbine design and manufacturing processes while reducing costs and improving efficiency as they work ...

  • Gamesa secures first orders for the G114-2.0 MW in India: it will install 184 MW at two wind farms

    Since its launch, the global orderbook for this turbine model has grown to over 2,000 MW. The company will install 50 of its G114-2.0 MW class S wind turbines at a wind farm being built in the state of Andhra Pradesh and 42 turbines of this same model at a second project located in the state of Karnataka. Gamesa’s order intake in 2015 topped 3,880 ...


    By Gamesa

  • Call for Papers for the 23rd World Energy Congress Istanbul, 9-13 Oct

    The World Energy Congress is now accepting academic papers for its 2016 meeting. The deadline to submit papers is 30th April. Submitting a paper to the World Energy Congress provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of the global energy community. 20 papers will be selected to be presented at the dedicated expert forum and distributed to all delegates on USB ...


    By World Energy Council

  • NREL Estimates Economically Viable U.S. Renewable Generation

    Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing, for the first time, a method for measuring the economic potential of renewable energy across the United States. A study applying this new method found that renewable energy generation is economically viable in many parts of the United States largely due to rapidly declining technology costs. The report, ...

  • Is Renewable Energy Key to Canada’s Path To Climate Prosperity?

    To meet Canada’s commitment to decarbonize its energy system and contribute to fighting climate change, we will need to produce twice as much renewable electricity across the country as we do today and use that energy efficiently to power our buildings, vehicles and industries. That’s the key finding of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Priorities for UK energy and climate change policy

    Today I am setting out my priorities for the UK’s energy and climate change policy for the coming Parliament and publishing the DECC Autumn Update which sets out our key priorities and the recent progress the department has made against them. Affordable, ...

  • CERC applies new FLOWSTAR-Energy model to assess impact of proposed wind farm

    CERC was recently commissioned to carry out an assessment of the impact of two proposed large wind turbines on the wind energy yield of an existing smaller wind turbine in the neighbourhood of the proposed site. The assessment used FLOWSTAR-Energy to model the impact of the proposed wind turbines on the local flow and turbulence including the effect of the local topography. The picture shows ...

  • Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

    Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW - tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe hit 10,393.6 MW in 82 wind farms across 11 countries. Kristian Ruby, Chief Policy Officer at the European Wind Energy Association, said: "It has taken the offshore wind industry just six months to set the best ...


    By WindEurope

  • NREL, Clemson University Collaborate on Wind Energy Testing Facilities

    Two of our nation's most advanced wind energy research and test facilities have joined forces to help the wind energy industry improve the performance of wind turbine drivetrains and better understand how the turbines can integrate more effectively with the electrical grid. Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the Energy Department's National Renewable ...

  • Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Western Hemisphere Clean Energy Initiative

    At the Second Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial, hosted May 25-26, 2015 in Merida, Mexico, Energy Ministers of Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama and the United States announced the creation of a new Western Hemisphere Clean Energy Initiative. The participating countries intend to work toward a collective doubling of renewable sources such as solar, ...


    By US Department of Energy

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