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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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Philippines approves three wind projects

The Philippines has approved three wind energy projects that will produce 208 megawatts of power for more than 40,000 middle-class households, said an energy official. According to an AFP report, Mario Marasigan, the energy department’s renewable energy bureau chief, said the new wind farms will be the first to benefit from the feed-in tariff scheme implemented last July 2012 (see related story). The three...

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Globeteq unveils 44 MW wind project in Nicaragua

Emerging markets energy company Globeteq has launched its 44-megawatt wind project in Nicaragua. The Eolo de Nicaragua wind farm, located in the province of Rivas on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, will generate around 178 gigawatt-hours a year of clean power. The annual generation capacity of the project is equivalent to 7 percent of the country’s annual energy needs and will remove 110,054 tons of carbon...

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G.E. sees soaring orders for the U.S. wind market

The extension of tax credits for wind energy passed by the American government at the start of this year is expected to breathe fresh life into the country’s wind energy sector (see related story). In the case of one of the top turbine manufacturers in the world (see related story), this fresh breath of life is already manifesting itself in a marked increase in orders for United States-based projects. G.E...

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Kazakhstan to get its first wind power plant

Kazakhstan will be getting its first ever wind power plant. To be located in the town of Yereimentau in the Akmola region, the 45-megawatt wind facility will have the capacity to generate 172.2 kilowatt-hours of clean power annually. Under the terms of an agreement signed by the Eurasian Development Bank and First Wind Power Station LLP (Samruk Energy group of companies), around $94 million will be provided for...

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Vestas, G.E neck-in-neck as world leaders in wind turbine market in 2012

America’s General Electric and Denmark’s Vestas tied for the position of top turbine manufacturer for the wind market last year, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. The wind sector saw 48.4 gigawatts of new capacity installed in 2012, with G.E. and Vestas both accounting for 11.8 percent of the years commissioned energy capacity in 2012. The report showed that development...

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Global wind energy capacity increased to 282.5 GW in 2012

The global installed capacity of wind power has now reached 282.5 gigawatts, found the latest annual market report of Global Wind Energy Council. This year’s installed capacity of wind is a cumulative increase of almost 19 percent compared to 2011. New global installations of wind power reached 44.8 gigawatts in 2012, a 10 percent increase from the new installations recorded in 2011. Record installations in the...

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American wind enough to power 15.2 million homes in 2012

As of the end of 2012, America had enough wind power capacity to power 15.2 million homes, found the latest annual market report of the American Wind Energy Association. Wind energy grew 28 percent in the United States last year, said the association, setting a new installation record. At the end of the year, 45,100 wind turbines were installed in the entire country. The wind sector also topped all energy...

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Small wind power market to reach $3.3 billion by 2018

The market for small wind turbines will reach $3.3 billion in revenues by 2018, finds a report from Navigant Research. The small wind turbine industry is maturing and annual global installations of S.W.T.’s will roughly double in the next five years from 86 megawatts in 2012 to 172 megawatts in 2018. The markets future growth is said to be signaled by the expanded role of S.W.T. certification, the existence...

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