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NRG puts offshore wind projects on hold starting with Delaware wind farm

New Jersey-based NRG Energy, which acquires, develops, and manages energy-related operations nationwide, will be suspending offshore wind development for an indefinite period of time due to wind industry challenges and the lack of policies to buffer the market in such trying times.

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China’s Goldwind continues South American supply deals

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Company agreed to make available 23 turbines fit for low wind speeds for a project in Chile. The second largest maker of wind turbines in China said this is its second order for South America following an earlier commission for a high-altitude wind farm in Ecuador.

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Suzlon turbines to be used in 135-MW South African wind project

Suzlon Energy, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine supplier, will provide turbines for a 135 megawatt wind project to be built on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility will have up to 200 wind turbines and a generation capacity enough to power over 88,000 homes. It has successfully secured a power purchase agreement under the South African REBID procurement process.

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Vestas China producing 49-meter blades for 2-MW wind turbines

Vestas China said it has produced the first batch of 49-meter long wind turbine blades in their manufacturing complex in Tianjin, northern China. With this first batch, Vestas China is now poised to start mass manufacturing of the blades at their manufacturing complex in the Tianjin Economic Development Area, Chinadaily.com reported.

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Siemens finishes MidAmerican Energy wind turbine project in Iowa

Siemens A.G. subsidiary Siemens Energy Inc. completed the expansion of Iowa energy company MidAmerican Energy’s wind turbine project in the state. Thirteen Siemens wind turbines were put up at the Pomeroy wind expansion project located in the Pocahontas and Calhoun counties, adding 29.9 megawatts of electricity for Iowa’s households. General contractor Mortenson Construction will erect three wind projects in Iowa in this year.

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AWEA promotes wind industry ahead of Iowa straw poll

Days before Iowa’s straw polls, the American Wind Energy Association is sending out a message that it hopes the rest of the nation will notice: Iowa is a wind energy state. This weekend, Iowa will hold its nationally significant straw polls for the Republican Party’s presidential primaries, which AWEA will attend.

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Google invests $55 million in 1.55-gigawatt California wind farm

Google will invest $55 million to finance a section of a 1.55-gigawatt wind farm being built in California, raising the amount of money the Internet search giant has spent into clean energy projects to $400 million. The money will finance the fourth phase of the Alta Wind Energy Center being developed by North Carolina-based Terra-Gen Power, L.L.C. in the Tehachapi Mountains.

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World’s largest wind farm gets $ 500 million from Google, Itochu and Sumitomo

Google and subsidiaries of two Japanese conglomerates are joining original planners Caithness Energy and G.E. as owners in what could be the world’s largest land-based wind farm. A release in GE Energy Financial Services’ Web site states that Google, Sumitomo Corporation of America and Tyr Energy, the last two being subsidiaries of Sumitomo Corporation and Itochu Corporation, respectively, are investing in the Shepherds Flat wind project being built in Arlington, Oregon.

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Scotland bids for world’s first floating offshore wind farm

Scotland’s first minister begins negotiations with Norwegian energy giant Statoil for the offshore wind project

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Siemens near to supplying over 1 GW of wind turbines to Ontario

Siemens bags another wind turbine supply deal in Ontario worth 600 megawatts

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