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China approves 4.5GW subsidy-free wind farms

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:24
China's top planning agency has approved 250 subsidy-free wind, solar PV and distributed pilot projects, with a combined capacity of 20.76GW.
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New blade analysis tool starts field testing

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:37
A new device call Notus promises to slash wind farm operation costs by scanning and detecting blade coating and surface faults using terahertz imaging -- a technology developed by US security agencies following the terrorist strikes in New York in September 2001.
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AWEA 2019: Don't hold your breath for carbon legislation

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:39
Significant congressional action on carbon legislation will not occur until after the end of next year, said panelists at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.
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AWEA 2019: Fossil fuel lobbies target Texas wind

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 18:46
Wind power may now have a foothold in the energy capital of world, Texas. But there is increasing pushback from the fossil fuel industry, according to speakers during a panel session on the Lone Star state at Windpower 2019 in Houston, Texas.
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Siemens Gamesa hits 1GW order mark with 4.5MW turbine

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:50
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has surpassed 1GW of sales for its SG 4.5-145 turbine first announced in August 2018 with an order for a 232MW wind farm in Nebraska.
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AWEA 2019: US wind opens doors to Cleanpower

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:15
For the first time in almost half a century, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) annual conference will next year be part of a larger "Cleanpower" 2020 conference.
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AWEA 2019: 'A rising tide raises all ships'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:04
The wind industry in the US needs to adapt to the growth of solar and storage, and with that, needs a change in the conversation, business leaders said as the American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2019 begins in Houston.
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AWEA 2019: Green New Deal is 'too much, too soon'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:58
The Green New Deal's goal of 100% renewable energy in the US by 2030 is not feasible, said Dan Shreve, head of global analysis at Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, at a private breakfast on the opening day of Windpower 2019 in Houston.
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Mainstream RP poised for growth after 'transformative year'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:05
Mainstream Renewable Power (RP) achieved a record profit of €487.5 million in 2018, which the developer described as a "transformative year" for the company.
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AWEA 2019: Vestas launches 3MW addition to EnVentus platform

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 08:11
Vestas has unveiled a new 3MW turbine for low wind sites at the American Wind Energy Association's Windpower 2019 conference in Houston, Texas.
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India seeks suitable wind sites

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:58
India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is consulting with various states to identify potential renewable energy sites, in a bid to ensure timely project execution.
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AWEA 2019: 'Repowering is here to stay', says GE

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:57
GE won more than 2GW of onshore wind turbines orders in North America during the first five months of 2019, and has also repowered 4GW of ageing capacity, it said at the launch of AWEA's Windpower 2019 conference in Houston, Texas.
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Vattenfall's Hall appointed Eurelectric president

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:37
Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall has been appointed as president of Eurelectric, the European industry association for the electricity sector, for the next two years.
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Orix plans to buy out cash-strapped Indian partner

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:18
Japanese financial service firm Orix Corporation has announced it intends to buy the 51% stakes cash-strapped Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) holds in seven Indian wind farms co-owned by the two companies.
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US military demands NextEra scrap two Oklahoma wind farms

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:24
NextEra Energy has scrapped plans for 470MW of new capacity across two wind projects in central Oklahoma due to fears that they could interfere with low-flying military aircraft.
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Nordex launches new 155-metre rotor diameter turbine

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 07:52
Nordex has unveiled a new turbine with a rotor diameter above 150 metres, targeting sites "without strict noise requirements".
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Portuguese parliament slams excessive payments to generators

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:54
The Portuguese parliament has approved a report calling for the government and regulators to curb excessive profits of electricity generators, including a €950 million alleged over-payment to EDP for guaranteeing supply from its Sines coal-fired plant.
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Indian auction momentum slows further

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:32
Three recent wind auctions in India with a cumulative capacity of 3.4GW were undersubscribed by nearly 1.1GW as prices stabilise.
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Acciona trials solar modules to power wind turbine

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:28
VIDEO: Acciona has installed flexible carbon-based photovoltaic (PV) modules on a turbine in Spain in an attempt to make wind power more efficient.
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Benefits of upgrading US grids far outweigh costs

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:16
"Some of our transmission lines are over 100 years old. Think about that -- we're charging iPhones and powering smart TVs with infrastructure built when large portions of the country still didn't have access to the electricity needed for a simple light bulb," said AWEA's Amy Farrell, as the trade body called for greater investment in grids to help reduce bills.
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