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  • 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

  • Wind and Solar dominate a big year for new generating capacity in 2016

    The broad shift in U.S. electricity generating capacity—as coal declines while natural gas and renewable resources rise—has been easy to see in the overall numbers, but a federal analysis has drilled down in the data, offering stark illustrations of what is going on. The percentage of electricity from coal-fired generation declined to 33 percent in 2015 from 52 percent in 1997, as ...

  • Gamesa to supply the turbines for Indonesia`s first wind farm

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi - a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek and AC Energy Holdings- for the supply of 75 MW for the first wind farm ever to be commissioned in Indonesia, a high-potential wind market1. This order also constitutes a sales and product milestone for Gamesa as it marks the first ...


    By Gamesa

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Largest Offshore Wind Project in the Nation

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority voted to approve the nation's largest offshore wind farm, and the first offshore wind farm in New York. The approval of the South Fork Wind Farm, a 90 megawatt development 30 miles southeast of Montauk, is the first step toward developing an area that can host up to 1,000 megawatts of offshore ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

    The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and Intersolar Europe are pleased to invite the small and medium wind stakeholders as well as the solar PV and energy storage industry to participate in the World Small Wind Conference WSWC2017, taking place in Munich/Germany on 1 and 2 June 2017, in parallel with the Intersolar Europe exhibition 2017 (31 May ...

  • WWEA: Fostering Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan through capacity building, WWEA warns against introduction of auctions

    End of December, the World Wind Energy Association, in partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Pakistan, launched the policy paper “Accelerating Wind Power Deployment in Pakistan: Capacity Building and Policy Options” on the occasion of a wind energy seminar held in Islamabad. Third in a series, the policy paper not only discusses barriers to wind market growth but provides also ...

  • Report Shows New Transmission Can Help Wind Energy Supply a Third of U.S. Electricity

    The Energy Department earlier this week released a report which confirms that adding even limited electricity transmission can significantly reduce the costs of expanding wind energy to supply 35% of U.S. electricity by 2050. The report, titled Reducing Wind Curtailment through Transmission Expansion in a Wind Vision Future and authored by the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • AWS Truepower, a UL Company, Contributes to Large-Scale Latin American Interconnection Study

    AWS Truepower, a UL company and expert in renewable energy consulting and engineering services, participated in a continent-wide study that examined the viability of a low-carbon interconnected electricity system from Mexico to Argentina.  The work was performed by employees of AWS Truepower, LLC which has since been acquired by UL. On behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank, AWS ...


    By UL LLC

  • Gamesa secures début order for its new 3.3 MW platform, specifically the supply of 198 MW in Mexico

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has achieved an important milestone in its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order for its new G132-3.465 MW turbine, which guarantees the lowest cost of energy across a broad spectrum of sites. The company has secured an order from a power utility for the supply of 198 MW at one of its wind developments in Mexico. ...


    By Gamesa

  • The number of turbines installed by Gamesa in Brazil reaches the 1,000 mark

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy and the number-two turbine OEM in Brazil according to the MAKE Consultancy ranking has achieved a new milestone, having installed 1,000 wind turbines since it entered this market six years ago. These turbines, which imply total installed capacity of 2 GW, are sufficient to cover the electricity demands of a city the size of Munich (Germany), ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa wins supply agreement for 155 MW for a Terna Energy wind farm in the United States

    Gamesa, a global leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with Terna Energy for the supply of 74 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines (155 MW) at a wind complex being developed in Texas, in southern United States. This order is included in the third-quarter order intake figure already disclosed, which amounted to 1.090 MW. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will deliver and commission ...


    By Gamesa

  • Floating wind sector urged to copy onshore manufacturing model to cut costs

    To compete on costs with fixed-bottom offshore wind and other renewables, the floating wind industry should industrialize the foundation in the same way it has manufactured and commoditized the turbines for onshore wind, according to Henrik Stiesdal, wind energy pioneer and former CTO of Siemens Windpower. Stiesdal told Wind Energy Update that a “quantum leap” on floater designs holds ...

  • 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 ...

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