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GWEC announces Ben Backwell as new CEO

Wind Power Monthly - 6 hours 2 min ago
WORLDWIDE: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced that Ben Backwell will replace Steve Sawyer as its CEO.
Categories: Wind Power

Vestas secures debut Panama order

Wind Power Monthly - 6 hours 32 min ago
PANAMA: Vestas has received its first order for a wind farm in Panama, the 66MW Toabré project in the central province of Coclé.
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DNV GL to showcase Indian offshore feasibility report

Wind Power Monthly - 7 hours 10 min ago
INDIA: DNV GL is exhibiting the results of a four-year study into the potential for offshore wind in India at the Global Offshore Wind 2018 conference in Manchester, England today.
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Trump Directs DOE To Rescue Struggling Nuclear Plants

Nuclear Power - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:34
President Donald Trump stepped into the debate on securing the national electricity resources by directing grid operators to purchase power from economically troubled nuclear power and coal-fired power plants.(read more)

Tanzania's Uranium Mines Wait For Economics To Change

Nuclear Power - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:40
The east African nation of nation of Tanzania is poised to enter the market as a uranium producer, but is holding back until the price of the fissile metal rises, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a news release Monday.(read more)

Timely US Offshore Wind Construction Support Vessel Proposed

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:09
Two companies based in The Netherlands have proposed developing a near-term marine vessel solution for delivering wind turbine parts for the construction of new U.S. offshore wind projects planned over the next few years.

AT&T ‘Goes Big’ on Wind Power in Texas

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:09
AT&T last week said it is adding to its wind power program with the purchase of 300 MW from two new wind farms in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties in Texas.

'Investors should do more than just invest'

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:18
AFRICA: Chris Antonopoulos, CEO of renewable energy developer and investor, Lekela Power, believes investors should play a more hands-on role in local communities around renewable energy projects.
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NPR's Planet Money Features the World's Biggest Battery

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:32

California is generating a ton of solar power-some days, more than people can use. It could power the whole state soon, except for one problem: There's no way to hold on to all that energy at night.

Trump's China Tariffs May Deal Solar a Second Tariff Blow

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:02
Buried as an obscure-sounding item in a 10-page Trump administration list of Chinese products that are set to be taxed at an additional 25 percent are some solar equipment that, if ultimately included, could affect the renewables industry.

Funding Puts Community-Scale Microgrid in Line for Wholesale Market Participation

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:02
The California Energy Commission has approved a grant for a community-scale microgrid that will participate in California’s wholesale electricity market.

Nordex wins Spain triple deal

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:39
SPAIN: Nordex will supply a total of 31 AW132 3MW and 3.3MW turbines, to three projects of 95MW total capacity.
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Prysmian to supply Borssele III & IV cables

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:17
NETHERLANDS: Italian supplier Prysmian has won an order from contractor Van Oord to supply 66kV inter-array cables to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project.
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Vestas wins new Xcel order

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:14
UNITED STATES: Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has been awarded a 442MW order from developer Xcel Energy.
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Senvion 'all in' on new 4.2MW in North America

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 08:03
UNITED STATES: Senvion's North American chief said the business unit is going "all in" on its new 4.2MW turbine in a bid to get ahead of the curve.
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Enel commissions Peru's largest wind farm

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:07
PERU: Enel Green Power has commissioned the country's largest wind farm, the 132MW Wayra I project.
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Want To Save the World with Your Brilliant Clean Energy Idea?

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:28
A new partnership between Enel and InnoCentive focuses on the power of the crowd to solve many of the world’s sustainable energy challenges.

Westinghouse AP1000 On Track For First Criticality In June

Nuclear Power - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:33
Chen Hua, chairman of the China National Nuclear Power Corporation, has said that the first completed Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactor would reach first criticality by the end of June and that it remained on track to enter commercial operations status by the end of November, Science Daily reported.(read more)

New Research Consortium Tasked with Reducing Offshore Wind Costs

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:16
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected NYSERDA to administer an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development consortium that will identify ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind in the U.S.

More California Parks Are Now Offering Remote Solar EV Charging

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:16
Two of California’s state parks have received new public charging infrastructure that offers electric vehicle owners the ability to charge up on solar power.