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ACORE’s 13th Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street)

Join the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)’s 13th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street (REFF-Wall) on June 21-22 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City!

REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of over 600 decision makers, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, …

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Windaba 2016: “Towards 100% Renewables” – Call for Abstracts

South Africa has excellent wind resources and is one of the leading new wind markets globally. It currently has a total of 1,053 MW of installed wind capacity with a further 3,000 MW at different stages of development.

Windaba 2016 aims to take a long term view towards a ’30 GW or more’ wind industry – to establish what it …

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Call for Papers for Brazil Windpower 2016 is open!

Brazil is ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. During 2015, it installed 2.75 GW – a record for Brazil – bringing the total to 8.72 GW which accounts for 6.3% of the Brazilian energy matrix

More than R$ 16 billion have been invested, 41,000 jobs created, more than 5 million homes were supplied with electricity from wind power, …

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Exciting target increase for the Australian Capital Territory

Australia’s Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government announced in late April that it would increase the final round of its renewable energy auction to 200 MW, which will be enough to cover 100 per cent of the territory’s electricity needs by 2020. The ACT Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Simon Corbell said the switch to 100 per cent renewables …

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Global Wind Day activities in Italy

On the occasion of the Global Wind Day 2016, ANEV, the Italian Wind Energy Association, is organizing several events around the country to promote public awareness of one the most important and exploited renewable source of energy: wind energy. Two main events will take place on 15 June in Rome. In the morning a workshop will be held about benefits …

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Aggressive PV Bids at Mexican Auction Disastrous for Wind Power

Mexico announced the results of its inaugural long-term power auction the last week of March. Solar PV developers shocked the wind power industry by dominating the post-market reform auction, signing PPAs for three-quarters of the total power awarded. Enel set a record for PV pricing in Latin America with a PPA signed at 35.60 USD/MWh. In total, PV developers signed …

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K2 Management awarded contracts in Taiwan, Sweden and Uruguay

Optimising turbine locations in Taiwan 

K2 Management has been awarded a contract from Taiwan Power Company. The local utility is planning to install four to five wind turbines on the North East corner of the island. K2’s wind analysis experts will support the utility with wind data analysis, review of terrain and roughness, and energy yield production analysis, optimized with computational …

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Dutch remain positive about increase of wind energy

A recent opinion poll carried out by a renowned Dutch polling agency shows that Dutch people remain extremely positive about an increase of renewable energy generation by means of wind turbines. This poll also shows that the public opinion on wind energy has long been fairly constant in the Netherlands.

The research again makes clear that roughly eight out of ten …

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Mexico passes 3,000 MW milestone in 2015

With installations of just over 700 MW last year, Mexico just passed the 3,000 MW mark in terms of cumulative capacity at the end of 2015. Projected installations in 2016 are about 800 MW but it’s after that that the market will take off in earnest. A variety of circumstances have led to dramatic growth expectations for 2017 and 2018 …

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Finland passes 1000 MW wind power milestone

 

 

 

 

 

Despite Finland’s good wind resources, harnessing energy from wind started later in Finland than in many other countries. A guaranteed feed-in-tariff was introduced in March 2011, which has given new wind energy projects the necessary financial security to move forward. The FIT was set at a higher rate of EUR 105,3/MWh until the end of 2015 to speed up …

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