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Vestas’ 8.0 megawatt-wind turbine now operational

The world’s most powerful wind turbine, Danish wind turbine company Vestas’ V164-8.0 MW prototype is now operational, producing its first kilowatt hour of electricity. The 8 megawatt-wind turbine was installed at the Danish National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Osterid and will be closely monitored in the coming months to further validate its reliability and energy output. “We...

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Google makes 15th investment in renewable energy

Computing giant Google has begun 2014 by investing in their 15th renewable energy project, a 182 megawatt wind farm in Texas. Google has announced the finalizing of an agreement with wind developer Pattern Energy Group LP by which Google will invest $75 million in the Panhandle 2 wind farm in Carson Country, Texas. The agreement was finalized between Google and Pattern Energy Group LP last...

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Alstom to supply 80 MW worth of turbines for Fiber Winds Project in Texas

French multinational conglomerate Alstom will be supplying 80 megawatts worth of wind turbines to the Fiber Winds Energy project in Texas. Under the supply agreement signed between Alstom and utility-scale community wind power projects developer Tri Global Energy, LLC, the French conglomerate will be supplying the Fiber Winds Energy project located near Lorenzo and Ralls, Texas, with 80...

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Vestas supplies wind turbines to three different countries

Vestas begins 2014 by supplying 126.8 megawatts of wind turbines to projects in three different countries. The largest of the supply orders that Vestas will be filling is from Powerica Ltd. of India for 51.8 MW of wind turbines. Powerica Ltd.’s Jangi and Charbara projects, located in Gujarat, will utilize 25 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines and one V100-1.7 MW turbine respectively. Commissioning...

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Vestas completes nacelle for world’s most powerful wind turbine

Danish wind turbine company Vestas has just finished the prototype nacelle for the world’s most power wind turbine. Vestas has completed construction of the prototype nacelle for the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine. The nacelle spans 20 meters long, 8 meters wide, and 8 meters high. It weighs around 390 tons; including the hub. The wind turbine company boasts that one unit is capable of supplying electricity for 7,500...

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Ming Yang to develop 200 MW wind farm in Romania

China Ming Yang Power will be developing a 200 megawatt wind farm project in Romania. Through its subsidiary, Guangdong Mingyang Wind Power Group Limited, Ming Yang has signed a framework agreement with Speranta & Succesul S.A., a Romanian renewable energy developer. The total amount invested by both parties in the project will reach approximately 400 million Euro. As per the agreement, Guangdong Mingyang will...

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Vestas, Masdar to bring wind power to rural communities

Danish wind turbine companyVestasand Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar are collaborating to bring wind projects to energy-poor rural communities. The two companies have developed “Wind for Prosperity”, a commercial-based business model that will bring affordable and reliable electricity to rural populations. The model calls for hybrid systems to be made from factory-refurbished...

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Largest offshore demonstration project in the U.K. gets construction permits

The largest offshore wind demonstration site in Britain has received two crucial planning permits that will allow it to push through with construction. The National Renewable Center or Narec announced that they have been granted permission from the Marine Management Organization to construct a 99.9 megawatt- demonstration project for offshore wind off the coast of Blyth in Northumb...

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Wind power to generate one-fifth of world’s energy by 2050 – I.E.A. report

Wind power could be the source of one-fifth of the world’s energy by 2050 if the world overcomes all of the obstacles that delay its progress, projected the new report by the International Energy Agency. According to the report titled “I.E.A. Technology Roadmap: Wind Energy – 2013 Edition,” energy generated from wind could supply 18 percent of the world’s demand for power, a large leap from the cur...

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Iberdrola to build $116 million-wind farm in Kenya

Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola has signed a $116 million-turnkey agreement for the construction of a wind farm in Kenya. The wind farm will have a power capacity of 61 megawatts and will be located 40 kilometers northwest of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Iberdrola will be in charge of engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the project. The project will uti...

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