ACCIONA Energía’s fourth wind farm in India enters service

Bannur (78 MW) raises the company’s capacity in the country to 164 MW The wind farm has 26 Nordex-Acciona Windpower 3-MW turbines ACCIONA Energía has put the 78-MW capacity Bannur wind park into service in India. It is the fourth owned by the company in the country, taking its operational capacity there to 163.8 MW. Located in Bijapur district in the state of Karnataka (south-west India), Bannur has twenty-six AW125/3000 Nordex-Acciona Windpower wind turbines (rotor diameter 125 metres) mounted on 120-metre high concrete towers. The new facility will generate an estimated 242 gigawatt-hours (GWh) a year, equivalent to the consumption of over 224,000 Indian homes and avoiding the emission of 232,562

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DONG Energy Signs Letter of Intent with NaiKun Wind Energy Group in British Columbia, Canada

​Offshore wind project could support British Columbia’s commitment to develop clean, renewable energy.   Today, DONG Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) which gives DONG Energy the exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia and explore the potential for establishing a long-term partnership with Naikun Wind Energy Group. Located in Hecate Strait, between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert on the British Columbia mainland, the Haida Energy Field location has some of the strongest, most-consistent winds in the world and comprises of a 550-square kilometer area. The project would feature bottom-fixed structures

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8.3 GW of Solar PV managed by GreenPowerMonitor including 10 projects larger than 100 MW

 GreenPowerMonitor, part of DNV GL, expected to reach milestone of 9GW PV under its management by end of 2017.  DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, announced a key milestone today with GreenPowerMonitor (GPM) providing monitoring, control and asset management solutions for 10 uber-large PV energy power plants in production globally. The total solar PV capacity monitored by GPM is currently 8.3 GW and is expected to reach 9 GW by the end of the year. According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2017, Solar PV is expected to become a major contributor to the energy supply of the future and play a significant

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VARTA Storage enters British market

Waxman Energy becomes exclusive distributor of VARTA Storage energy storage systems on the British market. VARTA Storage is expanding its sales territory and is now also active in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This has been made possible thanks to an exclusive collaboration with Waxman Energy Ltd. In autumn 2017, the wholesale distributor will incorporate the energy storage systems of the VARTA element and VARTA pulse lines into its product range. “We are extremely pleased to have found an experienced distribution partner for the UK and Ireland in Waxman Energy. Our companies share a commitment to deliver not just high-quality and reliable products, but top-class customer service, too,” says Gordon

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Samsung SDI Introduces High-tech Innovations to Lead the Popularization of EVs at Frankfurt Motor Show

Samsung SDI to showcase its battery technology innovations and high-tech products with aims to make the popularization of electric vehicles – Exhibits multifunctional battery packs, low height cells, cylindrical batteries based on new technology standard ‘21700’ – Raises vehicle interior space utilization with better mileage, customized battery and cells of various sizes SEOUL, South Korea– Samsung SDI (President: Jun Young-hyun) (KRX:006400) today announced that it has exhibited various products which could lead the popularization of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA Cars 2017) which was opened on September 12. The concept of the products Samsung SDI displayed at the show is “a battery company preparing for the popularization

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H2020 boosts energy harvesting

Dr Yang Bai and co-workers from the Microelectronics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland, have presented a perovskite-based ceramic material which is able to collect three ambient energy sources and convert them to electricity. Energies which are normally wasted can be collected and converted to electricity, and with this could potentially help to power portable and wearable devices, from biometric sensors to smart watches. This technology is called energy harvesting (EH). The research – funded by Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – discovered a single perovskite material called KNBNNO, which is able to harness three forms of energy simultaneously. KNBNNO is synthesised by doping a sufficient amount of

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GE Renewable Energy Unveils its Largest Onshore Wind Turbine

GE’s 4.8 MW turbine with 158m rotor diameter designed to reach onshore industry’s highest Annual Energy Production rate Brand new machine targeted for low to medium wind speed sites, providing power for the equivalent of 5,000 European residential homes GE’s first onshore entry in the 4MW segment  GE Renewable Energy today unveiled its brand-new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine, GE’s largest high efficiency turbine to date. Featuring the largest rotor in the segment and innovative blade design, the 4.8-158 offers a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP), reducing the cost of energy for customers with low to medium wind speed sites. Pete McCabe, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind

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EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW in UK

EDP Renováveis and ENGIE consortium is awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW offshore wind project in UK EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77%) and ENGIE (23%), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD)  for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh (in real 2012 terms). The contract was awarded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) following its latest CfD auction. EDPR and ENGIE are jointly developing this project, which is located off the north-east coast of Scotland. Upon conclusion of

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Senvion installs first prototype of 3.6M140 EBC

Senvion installs first prototype of 3.6M140 EBCNew turbine ensures optimised output and quick installation for moderate wind speed sites Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.6M140 EBC (Eco Blade Control) turbine prototype at the Windtestfeld Nord near Husum, in Schleswig-Holstein, for 4testwind GmbH. The Senvion 3.6M140 EBC is one of Senvion’s biggest onshore turbines designed for moderate and strong wind speeds. The new turbine is equipped with the innovative load-reducing pitch control system Eco Blade Control (EBC) technology which enables optimized load management even in challenging wind conditions. The 3.6M140 EBC also features a newly designed steel tower and

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E.ON starts constructing the Texas Waves power storage plant in the USA

Batteries directly connected to two wind farms Stabilisation of the transmission networks E.ON has started constructing its Texas Waves power storage project in the USA. The 20 megawatt (MW) storage facility (2 x 2.5 MWh) is being constructed on the sites of the pre-existing E.ON wind farms Pyron and Inadale in West Texas. As an integral part of the wind farms, Texas Waves will be able to react quickly for the network operator, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to cope with changes in the energy requirements and thereby increase both the reliability and efficiency of the system. With both the industrial-scale 10 MW plants, E.ON is expanding its role

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