Vestas receives 40 MW order in India

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Farm in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state. With this order, Vestas has cumulatively received 80 MW in orders from Atria for the project. The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines, a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance. Commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2018. “With this  second order from Atria in just over a month, Vestas underlines that we can provide reliable and competitive solutions along

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Tidal energy projects aim to improve renewables’ reliability

A scale-up of tidal energy projects aims to expand capacity, improve reliability and prove their worth to investors as a renewable energy source.  Nova Innovation, a tidal power company based in Edinburgh, UK, deployed the world’s first array of tidal turbines last year, which were connected to the electricity grid in Shetland. In the autumn 2016, Nova Innovation received a Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument grant of €2.25m to develop a commercial demonstrator of Nova’s innovative direct drive tidal turbine technology. The turbines work by using the ebb of the tides from high to low twice a day, which moves huge quantities of water in the world’s seas. This rush of water back and

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UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund announces major projects in five countries

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced the first five projects under the US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (the Fund) across Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The projects will significantly reduce energy costs in the region, as well as improve resilience to natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma. Announced in January 2017, the Fund is a partnership between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), which leads the initiative; the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), which provides the grant financing; and Masdar, which is responsible for technical management and international, competitive project tendering. The projects represent the first

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Marathon Capital Advises Heelstone Energy on the Sale of a 194 MWDC Solar Portfolio to Sammons Renewable Energy

Marathon Capital, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of a 194 MWDC utility-scale solar portfolio by Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (“Heelstone”) to Sammons Renewable Energy (“SRE”). Heelstone, headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a leading developer, owner and operator of solar projects. Will Owens, Member of the Board of Managers and Managing Director of Heelstone, said, “We are confident that the portfolio has found an ideal long-term home with SRE. As we look to the future, we are well positioned with our current pipeline to develop and bring additional solar PV projects to completion. On behalf of the entire Heelstone team, I would like to thank Marathon Capital

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Photovoltaic monitoring by meteocontrol for the largest distributed solar project in the Middle East

Distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in Dubai: Phanes Group cooperates with meteocontrol   Meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of independent photovoltaic monitoring systems, is the monitoring partner for Phanes Group who is currently delivering Phase I of Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop project for the international port operator DP World. Together with the project developer Phanes Group and its asset construction company Oryx Solar System Solutions LLC (Oryx), meteocontrol is implementing complex photovoltaic rooftop systems with a total installed volume of 25.8 MWp. meteocontrol designed the customized monitoring platform for these rooftop solar systems. The DP World’s Solar Power Programme represents the largest solar rooftop-system project in the Middle East

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Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa

Xina Solar One will provide clean, sustainable and dispatchable energy to 95,000 South African households. The power plant provides sustainable energy to a country that is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Xina Solar One is the third solar thermal plant that Abengoa has developed in this country. August 16, 2017- Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun.

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Iberdrola will add another 600 megawatts of renewable energy in the United States before the end of the year

Iberdrola is a leading wind power company in the United States   It is currently building four wind farms: Tule, Deerfield, El Cabo and Twin Buttes II and the Gala photovoltaic plant, to consolidate the company’s position as a US leader Iberdrola, through its American subsidiary AVANGRID Renewables, is currently building four wind farms and a photovoltaic plant in the USA, which will add almost 600 megawatts (MW) of capacity expected to be commissioned before the end of the year.  The wind farms are Tule, with a capacity of 131.10 MW, in Deerfield, California, with 30 MW (Vermont); Twin Buttes II (Colorado), with 75 MW, and El Cabo (New Mexico),

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The British Government approves the Iberdrola East Anglia Three offshore wind power megaproject, with a 1,200 MW capacity

The company is consolidated as a global leader in the sector   The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom has approved this new project With East Anglia One, this new project will create a new offshore wind power area with an installed power of 2,000 megawatts, representing the largest project developed by a Spanish company in the history of the sector Iberdrola has received the approval of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom (BEIS) to build the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm, which will have an installed power of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW). With the approval, the

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Iberdrola will supply renewable energy to the city of Austin (Texas)

Iberdrola will Iberdrola will supply renewable energy to the city of Austin over the next 15 years, from a wind farm in Texas with a 200 MW capacity To achieve this, Iberdrola and Austin Energy have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), through which Iberdrola will own and operate the wind farm, and the electricity generated will be supplied to this city in Texas   Iberdrola’s US subsidiary AVANGRID Renewables and Austin have entered into an agreement for the long-term sale of power for the city of Austin (Texas). Therefore, Iberdrola will generate clean energy for the city of Austin over the next 15 years, from a wind farm

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ACCIONA will supply CFE Calificados (Mexico) with clean energy certificates for 20 years

The certificates will help the subsidiary company of the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to comply with its clean energy consumption targets, established by the Energy Reform in Mexico  ACCIONA Energía Mexico has signed two contracts to provide Clean Energy Certificates (CELs) to CFE Calificados, a subsidiary of the country’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), for the supply of electricity to large users. The first contract, for 49,500 CELs per year over 20 years, is linked to production from the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic solar plant in Sonora; ACCIONA has developed this plant together with its Mexican partner BioFields. The second, for 5,000 CELs per year over 20 years, will generate the

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