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South Africa has grown its wind energy generating capacity by 560MW for 2014 (GWEC). With a physically and financially constrained grid, getting more wind power online remains a challenge for the foreseeable future. But when there is a will, there is a way, according to some experts on the ground.Wind power is the most competitive way of adding new …
This Tuesday Brazil’s power sector regulator Aneel approved the price ceiling for the April 27 wind-and-biomass energy auction.
The maximum bidding prices will be BRL 179 (USD 56.9/EUR 51.9) per MWh for wind power projects, and BRL 215 per MWh for biomass projects.
A total of 570 proposals, with a combined capacity of 14,962 MW, have been registered for this auction. …
China Ming Yang Wind Power Ranks 8th in World’s Top 10 Wind Turbine OEMs, according to figures released by MAKE Consulting
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (NYSE: MY) (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), takes 8th in world’s top 10 wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) ranking in 2014, raised from 9th last year, according to the report of Global Wind Turbine OEM Market Share Study released by MAKE Consulting. The same source reveals that the market share …
India’s Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CStep) has invited tenders for first Lidar units to explore the offshore wind resource off the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Being run as part of the Fowind (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project, spearheaded by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the selected technologies will deployed across “various offshore …
Tomorrow morning, Europe will go dark. As the moon sweeps across its face, the sun will be hidden for about three hours in an eclipse that will allow only 20 percent of its usual light to reach the Earth. It’s a reminder that, in the drive to switch more of the world to renewable energy sources, solar panels don’t …
According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), wind installations worldwide grew by 44% in 2014, adding over 51 GW and pointing to a “solid sign of the recovery of the industry after a rough patch in the past few years.” Cumulative global wind capacity stood around 370 GW at the end of 2014.
The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project has called a tender for the supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for sites off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Japan’s moribund wind market will show renewed signs of life this year, but the authorities need to expedite growth by revamping cumbersome regulations that are driving installation costs to unnecessarily high levels, according to the secretary general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Wind farms in the UK produced 130,836 MWh of power in the 24 hours ended at 0830 today, thus reaching a 14.3% share in Britain’s total power generation for the period.
According to National Grid (LON:NG), wind power generation will reach a peak of 6,229 MW today. Tomorrow the peak will be 4,665 MW at 1200 local time.
Please note that …
This may well become the year of the wind farm in Africa.
A flurry of signed deals and ground breaking for new wind farm projects has taken place during the last few months, including several finished projects that have just gone online.
And there is no sign of the pace slowing.
“I think the pace of development will only increase from here …