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What impact do wind turbines have on tourism?

Wind power opponents always like to emphasize the bad influence wind power has on tourism, because landscapes suffer when “ugly” turbines (as expressed by the former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott) are cutting the lovely view. A study from Scotland has now investigated how big the impact of wind farms on local tourism really is – with a surprising result. [more]

Siemens to supply 64 wind turbines for 147 MW onshore project in the U.S.

30.08.2016 Siemens to supply 64 wind turbines for 147 MW onshore project in the U.S.
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64 SWT-2.3-108 for Grant Plains Wind in Oklahoma / Clean renewable energy for more than 50,000 U.S. households / Long-term service included

Siemens has received an order to supply, install and commission 64 onshore wind turbines for the onshore Grant Plains Wind project in Oklahoma. The customer is Apex Clean Energy.... [more]

Southern Company subsidiary acquires Grant Plains wind facility

30.08.2016 Southern Company subsidiary acquires Grant Plains wind facility
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Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has announced the acquisition of the 147 megawatt Grant Plains wind facility in Oklahoma from Apex Clean Energy.

"The acquisition of the Grant Plains wind facility is an important step in strategically growing our renewable energy portfolio," said Southern Power... [more]

Nordex Ireland: 27.5 MW for the Emerald Isle

30.08.2016 Nordex Ireland: 27.5 MW for the Emerald Isle
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Brookfield Renewable orders eleven N90/2500 turbines

The Nordex Group is supplying eleven N90/2500 turbines for Brookfield Renewable in Ireland. The "Slievecallan East" project is located on the west coast of the Republic and is due to start operation with a nominal output of 27.5 MW at the end of next... [more]

Australian company Windlab is developing a large-scale wind farm in Kenya

30.08.2016 Australian company Windlab is developing a large-scale wind farm in Kenya
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Meru County Governor Peter Munya has concluded a contract with Windlab to develop a large-scale wind farm in the Kenyan County.

"The development, construction and operation of a large scale renewable energy project within the County will bring employment, energy security and expertise to the region," said... [more]

Adwen begins the construction of its AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven

30.08.2016 Adwen begins the construction of its AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven
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Adwen has begun the civil works on the site where the first prototype of its AD 8-180 will be installed, in Bremerhaven. The main components of the wind turbine will arrive gradually until the installation starts in the fourth quarter of the year.

“It was extremely important for us to keep this project in... [more]

MidAmerican Energy moves forward with $3.6 billion investment in Wind XI project

30.08.2016 MidAmerican Energy moves forward with $3.6 billion investment in Wind XI project
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MidAmerican Energy Company received the final order from the Iowa Utilities Board for Wind XI today. The board’s action is a positive step toward the company’s 100 percent renewable vision.

“This is an exciting day for our customers, the state of Iowa and MidAmerican Energy,” said Bill Fehrman, president... [more]

Wind power keeps the lights on and lowers costs

29.08.2016 Wind power keeps the lights on and lowers costs
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Wind energy is an increasingly important, reliable and affordable part of America’s electricity mix, despite the misleading claims in Ryan Yonk and Arthur Wardle’s Aug. 19 commentary.

Yonk and Wardle are exactly right that the strongest energy system is comprised of a diversity of sources. An electricity grid drawing... [more]

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners acquires offshore wind project in Massachusetts, United States

29.08.2016 Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners acquires offshore wind project in Massachusetts, United States
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On behalf of Copenhagen Infrastructure II, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has acquired 100% of Offshore MW LLC, a company holding a 166,886 acre (675 square km) offshore wind energy lease issued by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and located south of Massachusetts.

... [more]

DONG Energy invites 4,500 Danes on an offshore wind turbine safari

29.08.2016 DONG Energy invites 4,500 Danes on an offshore wind turbine safari
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According to a survey conducted by Megafon, eight out of ten Danes support the conversion of the energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. At the same time, however, most of the respondents state that they do not know enough about how energy companies contribute to the green transformation.

... [more]

Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile

26.08.2016 Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile
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The Nordex Group has confirmed that negotiations are currently being held with its partner Acciona Energia regarding a 183 MW wind farm in Chile.

In the latest round of tenders on the Chilean energy market Acciona Energia - a close partner of the manufacturer - has been awarded the contract to feed some 500 GWh of... [more]

GE’s Digital Wind Farm Unlocks Higher Production for Two Aging Wind Plants in Japan

26.08.2016 GE’s Digital Wind Farm Unlocks Higher Production for Two Aging Wind Plants in Japan
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GE recently signed new service agreements utilizing Digital Wind Farm technology to boost energy output at two wind projects in central Japan / Kinden’s 30 MW Shirama wind farm near Osaka expects to add up to five percent more annual energy production, while Kandenko’s 22 MW Chosi wind farm near Tokyo expects to boost production by up to two percent / Projects will benefit from GE’s Prognostics and PowerUp* Services applications, part of its Digital Wind Farm ecosystem

... [more]

Q3/2016: Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update

26.08.2016 Q3/2016: Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update
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Policy clarity in key markets provides near-term boost to the global outlook, but also impacts long-term growth negatively

MAKE’s Q3/2016 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2025. Policy clarity in several key... [more]

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