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Four uses of wind energy around your home

Wind is a source of energy that is freely and abundantly available in nature. Harnessing it and using it for energy generation will not only make it possible for every home to receive energy supply, but it will also save the environment from further degradation through emission of greenhouse gases. Awareness of people around the world seems to be shifting towards harnessing the force of wind to power their lives. As per one report,...

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Wind power to reach 47 gigawatts in 2014 – G.W.E.C.

The wind market is expected to reach installations of at least 47 gigawatts in 2014. The Global Wind Energy Council has just released their newest Global Wind Report-Annual Market Update, updating the status of the global wind industry and making market projections for the years 2014-2018. According to the G.W.E. C., the global wind market is set to be back on track for 2014 with a dramatic in...

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228 MW offshore wind farm completed in Germany

Construction has been completed on a 228 megawatt-offshore wind farm in the German North Seas. The 80th and final offshore turbine has been installed at the Meerwind Süd │Ost offshore wind farm which is situated 23 kilometers north of Helgoland, Germany. The installation of the final turbine, along with the installation of a 3,500 ton offshore converter substation, marks the completion of the pro...

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EDF to use 194 MW of Vestas wind turbines in Texas

EDF Renewable Energy has placed a firm order with Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas for 194 megawatts of wind turbines for projects in the Texas Panhandle. The order is part of a master supply agreement that the two companies signed on September of last year (see related story). This most recent order brings the firm commitment of Vestas turbines to 494 MW to meet the demands of EDF pro...

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Alstom to supply 51 MW worth of wind turbines in Turkey

French conglomerate Alstom has signed a $75 million contract to supply 51 megawatts worth of wind turbines to a wind farm in Turkey. Under the contract between Alstom and Petkim, the French conglomerate will be supplying the Petkim Wind Farm, located in the Izmir Aliaga peninsula of Turkey, with 17 ECO 110 wind turbines rated at 3 MW each. This brings the wind farm to a total combined ca...

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First Wind gets $206 million in financing for Texas wind farm

U.S.-based renewable energy company First Wind has secured $206 million in financing for their first project in Texas. The company has announced that it has obtained financing for their 150 megawatt Route 66 wind project in Armstrong and Carson Counties, Texas. “This financing is an important milestone for the construction of Route 66 Wind, and we appreciate the commitment of our financial and construc...

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Vestas secures service agreement for an 84 MW-Romanian wind power plant

Wind turbine company Vestas has secured a service agreement which will cover an 84 megawatt wind power plant located in Tulcea County in Romania. Under the agreement, Vestas will be providing the Topolog Dorobantu wind power plant with their Active Output Management 5000 service programme which ensures turbine operation when the wind is blowing. The service option will also include a VestasOnline surveillance system which will...

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Global wind power hits 318,137 megawatts in 2013

The global wind market grew 12.5 percent in 2013 to reach a total of 318,137 megawatts worldwide. According to the Global Wind Energy Councils 2013 market statistics, wind power increased by nearly 200,000 MW in these past five years. However, 2013 marked a slowdown in market growth, with new installations only reaching 35,467 megawatts globally this year. The decline in new installations is said...

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Iberdrola completes project to optimize wind farm-grid connection

Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola, along with its partners, has successfully completed a project to develop ways to optimize the connection between wind farms and energy transmission grids. Iberdrola, in collaboration with Gamesa, Red Electrica de Espana, and the Institute for Technological Research, has completed the Syserwind demo project. The project is an initiative between the com...

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Panhandle 2 underway with wind turbines from Siemens

Siemens Energy will be supplying wind turbines for the 182-megawatt Panhandle 2 wind power project in Carson County, Texas. The project, which is being developed by Pattern Energy Group LP, will use 79 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines to provide power for nearly 56,000 American household. “We greatly value our continued partnership with Pattern Development, which is an important and trusted customer with a pro...

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