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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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Siemens get first wind order in Philippines, 81 MW in Pagudpud

An 81 megawatt wind farm project in the Philippines will be using wind turbines from Siemens Energy. The company has announced that it is entering the Philippine market with an order of 27 direct drive wind turbines for the Caparispisan project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte (see related story). “We are delighted to have won our first order in the Philippines to support the further development of its renewable...

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Vestas, GDF Suez sign 10-year service contract extension

Vestas secures 10-year service contract extension with electric utility company GDF Suez Energia Italia for its six wind power plants in Italy. Under the 10-year service agreement, Vestas will provide GDF Suez Energia Italia with its Active Output Management 5000 service package. The A.O.M. 5000 ensures that the wind turbines produce the highest possible output; guarantees turbine operation during peak periods...

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Policy support needed to reach 1,000 gigawatts of wind by 2020 – G.W.E.C.

On the occasion of the annual celebration of Global Wind Day, the Global wind Energy Council is urging world leaders to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and switch to renewables. In a statement, the G.W.E.C. pointed out that research has shown that the level of subsidies to fossil fuels has gone up by nearly 30 percent to $640 billion since 2010 and today fossil fuels receive six times more subsidies than...

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Xzeres, Prowind look to small wind power projects in Britain

Small wind turbine company Xzeres Corp. has announced a distribution agreement with British wind project developer Prowind (UK) Ltd. The two will be working on building a distributed wind investment portfolio using Xzeres 10 kilowatt wind turbines. Prowind’s small wind division is targeting the deployment of 200 turbines before the end of this year and 1,000 turbines for 2014. Under...

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Asia leads takes the lead as global wind capacity grows in 2012

The global wind industry added 44.609 gigawatts of new installations last year, cementing a cumulative capacity of 282.275 GW, according to a report from the World Wind Energy Association. Asia accounted for the largest share of new installations having 36.3 percent, followed by North America with 31.3 percent and Europe with 27.5 percent. The largest Asian wind market, China, tied with the United States as...

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