Iberdrola, awarded 295 megawatts of wind power capacity in Brazil

  Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, was awarded 295 megawatts (MW) at the last wind power tender held by Brazil’s National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). This is a major first step for Iberdrola in Brazil, after the consolidation earlier this summer of all its businesses under the new Neoenergia, in line with the growth plans set by the company. Neoenergia will build nine wind farms in the Santa Luzia area, in the state of Paraíba, which will become operational in January 2022. Thanks to these new facilities, Neoenergia’s wind power capacity in operation and under construction will now exceed 800 MW. Thus, Brazil becomes the strongest Latin American country in

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Vestas wins largest order to date in India with 250 MW turnkey order from country’s first energy auction

Vestas’ extensive experience from around 4 GW of turnkey projects across the globe has secured the company its largest project in India to date. The record order is placed by Ostro Kutch Power Private Limited and awarded through India’s first wind power auction held in February 2017. The 250 MW turnkey order follows another 100 MW turnkey project in India earlier this year, taking Vestas’ order intake in the market to more than 480 MW in 2017. The project will be located in the Kutch district of Gujarat state and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 125 V110-2.0 MW turbines, as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The

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Mix of flexibility solutions needed to stabilize power grids and avoid outages

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has released a new position paper on flexibility resources for power systems ‘Flexibility in the power system: The need, opportunity and value of flexibility’. The paper looks at the value, benefits and opportunities for the various flexibility options, as well as the costs and the barriers to their adoption. The white paper evaluates all the feasible options for flexibility in power systems looking at their costs, benefits and areas of applicability. Furthermore, it explores the various barriers – both economic and regulatory – organizations need to consider when developing their flexibility service offering. Power systems need to

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Senvion installs 130 megawatts in new markets

Project completion in three new countries highlights ongoing success Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced the completion of installation of several wind farms in three of its newly entered markets within Europe totalling 130 megawatts (MW). The installation of 33 Senvion 3.4M114 turbines was recently completed at the 112 MW Egersund wind farm, in Rogaland, Norway. The project with Norsk Vind Egersund AS will have a total rated output of 112 MW and will produce enough green energy to power approximately 20,000 Norwegian households. In Serbia, the country’s Minister of Energy inaugurated the eight MW Malibunar wind farm featuring four Senvion MM100 turbines. Malibunar wind farm is

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Nordex awarded first wind farm renewal in Spain

Acciona Energía to replace 90 older wind power systems with 12 new turbines The Nordex Group has won a 30-MW order to renovate one of Acciona Energía’s oldest wind farm in Spain. In the second half of 2018, it will upgrade the 30-MW wind farm “El Cabrito” with twelve multi-megawatt turbines. In this connection, Acciona Energia has opted for eight N100/3000 turbines and four AW70/1500 turbines that fit optimally in the existing wind farm layout. The contract provides for the delivery of the turbines as well as a guarantee for an initial period of two years. The wind farm was originally constructed around 25 years ago and was one of

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Iberdrola successfully installs all 70 wind turbines at Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

Total investment amounts to nearly €1.4 billion   Adwen and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier executed the installation of the 70 wind turbines of type AD 5-135 With 350 megawatts (MW) installed capacity, Wikinger will be capable of supplying renewable electricity of around 20% of the demand of Mecklenburg Vorpommern Iberdrola has successfully installed the 70 wind turbines comprising Wikinger offshore wind farm, the renewable infrastructure which the company is building in German waters of the Baltic Sea. It is a new and significant milestone for Iberdrola as it enters the final phase for the plant’s commissioning, having completed the installation of the offshore substation and the inter-array cables connecting the wind

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 281-megawatt Nordlicht onshore wind project in Norway

Total of 67 wind turbines of the type SWT-DD-130 to be supplied, rated at 4.2 megawatts each With a diversified investor’s base and highly efficient direct-drive wind turbines, the Norwegian onshore wind power project “Nordlicht” is currently one of Europe’s largest and most innovative developments in renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received an order1 for the supply and installation of 67 units of its recently upgraded OptimaFlex wind turbine type SWT-DD-130. The project site is located west of the city of Tromsø in northern Norway on two neighboring mountains. On Kvitfjell 47 units will be installed, and another 20 units will be installed on Raudfjell. The turbines are

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NREL Inks Technology Agreement for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells

MicroLink Devices opens the door for new multijunction solar cell applications   The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into a license agreement with MicroLink Devices, Inc. (Niles, IL) to commercialize NREL’s patented inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction solar cells. While high-efficiency multijunction solar cells are commonly used for space satellites, researchers have continued to look for ways to improve cost and performance to enable a broader range of applications. The IMM technique licensed by MicroLink Devices enables multijunction III-V solar cells to be grown with both higher efficiencies and lower costs than traditional multijunction solar cells by reversing the order in which individual sub-cells

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Hywind Scotland inauguration positions Masdar at the forefront of floating wind technology

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opens world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, now supplying around 20,000 households Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company’s Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology platform, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, join Scottish government and Statoil officials at launch ceremony in Aberdeen 30MW wind park to be connected to 1MWh Batwind storage solution, further optimising output Aberdeen, Scotland; October 18, 2017 – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Norway’s Minister for Energy & Petroleum, Terje Søviknes, attended today’s formal unveiling of the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, a renewable energy project which paves the way

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ACCIONA Energía will build and own three photovoltaic plants in Egypt

With total rated capacity of 150 MW, the plants will be located in the Benban complex in the Aswan region They will mean a total investment of approximately 180 million US dollars and produce clean energy equivalent to the consumption of 150,000 homes The energy sales contracts have been signed today in the presence of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, two Ministers, ACCIONA’s Chairman José Manuel Entrecanales, and Swicorp’s Chairman Kamel Lazaar, among others.   ACCIONA Energía will build and own three identical photovoltaic plants in a 50-50 alliance with its partner in the region Swicorp (Saudi Arabia) using its Renewable Energy Platform, Enara Bahrain Spv Wll (“ENARA”). Their total

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