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America’s largest wind farm unveiled

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Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, has announced a 2,000megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art GE 2.5 megawatt turbines. The ...

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Bird conservationists oppose Scotland floating wind farm

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has frowned at the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm that is being built off the north-east coast of Scotland. There are fears that the revolutionary technology, which will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines, may kill thousands of sea birds ...

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Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar, wind

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Santiago’s metro system – which transports approximately 2.4 million passengers each day – will become one of the first subways in the world to source most of its power needs from renewable energy. Next year, Latin America’s second largest subway system, will source 60 per cent of its energy from solar and wind projects. In a statement, Metro de Santiago said ...

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Study reveals strong outlook for global wind power

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication”Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update” on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Delhi, India. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90 countries, including nine with more than 10,000 MW installed, and 29 which have now ...

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Government support accelerates wind power in Japan

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With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan’s installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 months, propelled by higher tariffs guaranteed by Tokyo and a rising number of offshore wind farms. Japan is set to add 300 megawatts of wind capacity – enough to power more ...

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Wind energy surpasses hydroelectric power in U.S., coal in Europe

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The wind certainly blows across the world and, not unexpectedly, its impact is being felt – and in more ways than one. In America, wind power has achieved its second strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy generating capacity, according to a new report released last Thursday (February 9, 2017) by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind surpassed hydropower ...

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Promising prospects for solar, wind energy

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The Paris Climate Change Agreement set the course for the world to shift to a sustainable energy future, placing renewables at the cutting edge of the necessary transformation of the energy sector. The costs and benefits of transitioning to a clean energy future have been the subject of much debate. New analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the ...

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Renewable energy scheme to boost Kenya’s power grid

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Project follows a successful run of more than $2.5 billion worth of booked orders across Africa in the last year General Electric (GE) Africa has announced that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado County. GE will be the sole equipment supplier for the 100MW project, some 50 kilometres from the ...

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Denmark gets low-priced offshore wind turbines scheme

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With a price of 10.31 Eurocent per kWh, the new offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, will provide power much cheaper than other recently established offshore wind farms in Denmark and abroad The winning tender for the wind farm Horns Rev 3 came from Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S who have agreed a price of 10.31 Eurocent per kWh. In comparison with ...

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