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Post-Approval Design Changes Made Possible by Smart Technology

25 Jul 2016 16:45 | Bremerhaven, Germany - E.ON and Statoil gave the green light in May 2016 to the construction of the 385 MW “Arkona Becken Südost” wind farm, 35 km northeast of the island of Rügen. The use of seismic surface surveys made it possible to stick to schedule despite changes to the wind farm design without the need for further post-surveys. read more...


LM Wind Power Breaks Ground For New Wind Turbine Blade Plant in Turkey

21 Jul 2016 14:37 | Kolding, Denmark - LM Wind Power, independent designer and manufacturer of wind turbine blades, announced that it has broken ground for a 17 hectares piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, from the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI). read more...


Obama Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

20 Jul 2016 15:13 | Washington - President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change. read more...


Gamesa Secures Type Certification for the G132-5.0 MW

11 Jul 2016 13:53 | Madrid - Gamesa has secured type A certification for its G132-5.0 MW wind turbine from DNL GL, a certification service provider. read more...


First Solar Shifts Malaysian Production Capacity to Series 5 Assembly

06 Jul 2016 15:59 | Tempe, USA - First Solar announced that it is reallocating production capacity at its Kulim, Malaysia, facility to support a new assembly line dedicated to the company's recently announced Series 5 thin film photovoltaic module offering. read more...


Yingli Connects a 50 MW PV Project in Shanxi Province, China to the Grid

01 Jul 2016 14:01 | Baoding, China-- Yingli Solar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ("Yingli China") has completed a 50 megawatt (MW) "Top Runner" project in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China and connected it to the grid by the end of June 2016. Yingli China was selected to develop and construct the project in July 2015. read more...


Vestas secures orders for 162 MW in the United States

01 Jul 2016 10:19 | Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has received two firm and unconditional orders, totaling 162 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines for projects in the United States. read more...


Siemens Signs Long-Term Wind Service Agreement in UK

30 Jun 2016 11:28 | Munich - Siemens has been awarded a long-term contract extension for service and maintenance at the 350-megawatt (MW) Clyde wind farm in Scotland. The customer is Clyde Windfarm (Scotland), LTD, owned by SSE, Greencoat UK Wind and GLIL. read more...


Tata Power Arm Signs Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to Acquire Welspun Renewables

22 Jun 2016 20:26 | Mumbai, India - The Tata Power Company Limited ("Tata Power"), India’s largest integrated power company, announced that, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited ("TPREL"), a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed an SPA with Welspun Energy Private Limited ("WEPL") to acquire its subsidiary Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited ("WREPL"). This represents the largest transaction in renewables space in India. read more...


Adwen and LM Wind Power Partner to Present the Longest Blade in the World

21 Jun 2016 09:32 | Bremerhaven, Germany - Adwen and LM Wind Power have partnered to take a large step forward towards lowering the cost of energy in offshore, putting their respective technology expertise together to present the longest blade in the world. read more...


Siemens and Gamesa to Merge Wind Businesses to Create a Leading Wind Power Player

17 Jun 2016 15:05 | Madrid, Spain - Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens' wind power business, including wind services, with Gamesa to create a leading global wind power player. Siemens will receive newly issued shares of the combined company and will hold 59 percent of the share capital while Gamesa's existing shareholders will hold 41 percent. read more...


Saudi Aramco and GE Partner to Install Saudi Arabia’s First Wind Turbine

17 Jun 2016 13:08 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Aramco and GE are partnering to install Saudi Arabia’s first wind turbine at the Turaif Bulk Plant, located in the north-west of the Kingdom. read more...


Gamesa to Service 216 MW of Turbines in Spain for the Vapat Group for Seven Years

17 Jun 2016 11:42 | Madrid, Spain - Gamesa has secured a new 7-year agreement1 with the Vapat Group for the provision of operations and maintenance services covering capacity of 216 MW in Spain. read more...


Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025

15 Jun 2016 10:33 | Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. – The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). read more...


ABB Connects Power to the Indian Grid From One of the World’s Largest Solar Plants

14 Jun 2016 21:10 | Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has successfully commissioned five substations to integrate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar project at Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. read more...