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Renewable power plants produced 39.5% of Spain’s power in the first eight months of 2015, with wind power having the largest share at 19.6%, said grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).
Hydropower had a 12.3% share in the country’s mix in January-August. The remaining 7.6% were spread between solar energy and thermal renewables.
In August alone renewables were responsible for 31.7% …
German wind turbine maker Senvion, which was snapped up by buyout group Centerbridge Partners in January, could expand into new markets such as Chile, Peru and India as part of its drive to grow sales and improve margins, its chief executive said.
“Why has Centerbridge decided to buy us? Because we’re a successful company with growth potential,” Andreas Nauen told Reuters …
Policies Drive Growth in China, the US and Germany
Wind energy is globally on the rise, an encouraging trend ahead of the UN climate change agreement in Paris at the end of the year. The growth of wind power is a direct result of renewable energy policies implemented by governments. Such policy action, as discussed by governments meeting under the …
As global climate efforts intensify this year, a renewable power source is setting new records. Wind’s costs are plummeting in the United States, and offshore farms are soaring in Europe—at least for now.
Worldwide, wind power expanded more last year than ever before, and new reports show it’s continuing to gain ground. Since it emits no heat-trapping carbon dioxide, wind …
Renewable energy has come a long way in a relatively short time. But there are still many questions about the cost effectiveness and feasibility of investing in renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power, especially on an individual level.
Solar power has led the renewable energy pack for years. In terms of long-term reliability, solar power generation has the …
Turkey will hold an auction for 2 GW of wind power generation capacity next year, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) announced Saturday.
Developers will compete for licences to build wind parks. EPDK will be accepting preliminary applications between October 3 and October 7, 2016.
The 2 GW of wind power in the auction are to be operational by 2020.
In the last few months there is a movement afoot in India to speed up the development of wind energy projects and ope up the offshore wind sector. This shows from the government’s decision to continue with policies such as Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and Generation-Based Incentive (GBI) – along with its plans to launch the Wind Energy Mission.
In what …
French power producer Neoen is getting closer to the start of construction of the first 100-MW phase of the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia.
The project’s Offset Management Plan and Scientific Monitoring and Research Plan were approved by the government in July 2015, as announced on the project website today. Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter said in a separate statement …
Tough wind generation is growing fast, much remains wrong with the industry
Row after giant row of wind turbines marches towards the snowy peaks of the Tian Shan range, harvesting energy from the air. On a blustery July day in Xinjiang in China’s far west, it is hard to stand upright beside the structures, each 90m (nearly 300 feet) …
The U.K. authorized the Forewind consortium of four European utilities to build the joint-largest offshore wind project in the world.
The two 1.2-gigawatt wind farms, called Dogger Bank Teesside A&B, total almost four times the capacity of the largest operational project. They won development permission from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, according to a statement e-mailed Wednesday by …