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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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Suzlon wins 65 MW-wind project in Uruguay

Wind energy company Suzlon will be providing 65 megawatts-worth of wind turbines to a wind farm in Uruguay. Suzlon will supply the wind farm, which will be located in the southern Department of Colonia in Uruguay, with 31 units of the wind energy company’s S95 – 2.1 MW wind turbine. The wind turbine model which will be utilized for the wind farm will have a hub height of 90 meters and is optimized for medium to low...

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Vestas supplies wind turbines to one of Romania’s largest wind power plants

Vestas has received an unconditional order for 108 megawatts-worth of wind turbines from S.C. Crucea Wind Farm S.R.L./STEAG GmbH for one of Romania’s largest wind power plants. The 108 MW-worth unconditional order is comprised of 36 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines. Utilizing these wind turbines, the wind power plant Crucea North – located in the Constanta county in the province of Dobrogea – is expected to...

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Siemens to provide wind turbines for 150-MW Grand Renewable Energy Project in Ontario

Siemens Canada has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP for wind turbines for their Grand Renewable Energy Project in Ontario, Canada. To be located in the county of Haldimand in southern Ontario, the Grand Renewable Energy park will consist of 100 MW of solar power and 150 MW of wind power. Commercial operation of the wind power portion is expected...

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Vestas to supply Uruguay and Netherlands with wind turbines

The end of September has seen Danish wind power giant Vestas signing two different wind turbine supply agreements – one for an onshore installation in Uruguay and another for an offshore installation in the Netherlands. Vestas will supply the Uruguayan company Fingano S.A. with 17 V112-3.0 MW-wind turbines for the Carape I wind power plant in Maladona. The turbines will provide a combined total capa...

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EDF Renewable Energy to use 200 MW of G.E. turbines for U.S. installations

General Electric will provide EDF Renewable Energy with up to 200 megawatts worth of wind turbines for a pipeline of U.S. based wind projects. Under a turbine supply agreement, G.E. will be providing its 1.85 MW turbine models to EDF Renewable Energy for projects beginning construction in 2013. The first of these turbines will be deployed at the 500 MW Hereford Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle (see rela...

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Wind turbines have no effect on residential property value

Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analyzed thousands of home sales across several states in the United States, finding no evidence of residential property devaluing due to proximity of wind turbines. Researchers from Berkeley Lab looked at more than 50,000 homes sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine states and found that the proximity of wind turbines does not affect the residential...

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Small or large, wind power projects increasing in the U.S.

The wind energy sector in the United States is soaring high this year as the price of wind power drops and more and more American’s are looking to small-scale wind installations to provide their power needs. "The tremendous growth in the U.S. wind industry over the past few years underscores the importance of consistent policy that ensures America remains a leader in clean energy innovation,...

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Xcel Energy to expand its wind power production by 1,500 MW

Minneapolis-based utility holding company Xcel Energy proposes to expand its wind power production by as much as 1,500 megawatts to reduce customer costs, protect against rising and volatile fuel prices, and benefit the environment. Xcel Energy has submitted proposals to purchase at least 1,500 MW of wind resources to state regulators throughout its service area, in line with the company’s goal to have a 30 percent increase...

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Ibedrola, B.S.C. partner for IT model of onshore and offshore wind production

The Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola has partnered with public research center Barcelona Supercomputing Center to jointly develop a major research, development, and innovation initiative called the Sedar Project. The Sedar Project (High Resolution Wind Simulation) is being jointly developed to create a new computer model that will improve estimates of electrical energy production in wind farms before...

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