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Wind Powered Battery Storage Pilots in Texas

Duke Energy Renewables has developed a way of saving extra power generated by batteries at its Notrees Windpower Project in Texas. The $44 million battery-storage system holds excess energy from the 153-megawatt Notrees farm and releases it when power supplies dip. This innovation is particularly helpful because winds often blow more strongly at night, when […]

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January 28th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

France starts the second offshore round

On 8 January, the French government declared the second bidding round for offshore wind farms off the French coast. This time a total of 1,000 MW are up for tender, divided into two farms. These are the sites Le Tréport in the English Channel and the newly added area Noirmoutier south of the Saint-Nazaire project […]

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January 17th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

European Investment Bank finances EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm

EnBW Baltic 2 is being developed by German company EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH and the funding deal was signed this week in Karlsruhe. The wind farm consists of 80 wind turbines installed within an area of 27 square kilometres, 32 km north of the island of Rügen. This is a particularly demanding location for an […]

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January 14th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

600 MW wind farm in Romania finalised

The final wind turbine for Fantanele/Cogealac wind farm in Romania was connected to the regional grid in late November. CEZ Group´s 600 MW wind farm thus is now in full operation and is producing enough cleaner energy to power more than one million Romanian households each year. The project utilizes 240 GE 2.5 MW wind […]

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December 20th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

200 MW of solar power projects in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has again invited proposal from any interested company or bidding consortium for setting up 100 MW of solar PV projects and 100 MW of solar thermal projects under the Rajasthan Solar Policy 2011. The selection of these solar power projects shall be through a tariff based competitive bidding […]

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December 18th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

German manufacturer delivers solar thermal system to Kabul

Many hours of sun at consistently low temperatures: The winter in Afghanistan is predestined for the use of solar heat. The German collector manufacturer REM, Rottenburg/Laaber, has now delivered the first solar thermal system for a multiple dwaelling with 20 flats in Kabul – the beginning of a series of contracts for a total of […]

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December 18th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal,Technology | Read More »

GE sells 230 turbines to Renova Energia

GE and Renova Energia, a wind developer leader in Brazil with 1 GW installed, have signed a contract worth US$ 394 million for 230 GE 1.68-82.5 wind turbines. All 230 turbines have a 10-year operating contract, which will be managed from GE’s services centre.The purchase is part of Renova’s expansion plans that began in November […]

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December 15th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

The first kerosene free lighting state in India

The state government of Chhattisgarh in central India will become the first state of the country which is going to replace kerosene powered lanterns for lighting homes by LED based solar lanterns and solar study lamps. On December 5, 2012, the two programmes “One child One Solar lamp” and “Solar for each family” were launched. […]

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December 15th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

Wind power is growing in Italy

The installation of small wind turbines is growing rapidly in Italy since the introduction of feed-in tariffs. Since the introduction of feed-in tariffs for small wind turbines in 2008, installations have grown exponentially, says the University’s Wind Energy Report. Yet installed capacity of small wind turbines doubled from 2008 to 2009 and again in 2010 […]

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December 5th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

Costa Rica opens first large-scale solar facility

Costa Rica is celebrating the opening of the country’s first large-scale solar power plant. The solar park, which was built on the slopes of Miravalles Volcano and is comprised of 4,300 solar panels, will generate 1.2 GWh per year, enough to electrify about 600 homes. “Today we not only took another step in terms of […]

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December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

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