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SKF inaugurates large-size bearing test centre

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:45
GERMANY: Swedish industrial group SKF opened its new test centre in Germany for large-size bearings under actual operating conditions, including those used in wind turbines.
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MEP would end priority dispatch for green power

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:06
EUROPE: The European Parliament's lead negotiator on reforms to the EU electricity market rules has backed the idea of abolishing the first call on grid access currently enjoyed by renewable power generators.
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Borssele consortium seeks more investors

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:14
NETHERLANDS: The consortium behind the Borssele III / IV offshore wind project, comprising Eneco, Shell, Mitsubishi-subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe, and Van Oord, is seeking further investment for the 700MW offshore project.
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Indian state regulator bars additional wind power purchases

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:46
INDIA: The windy state of Karnataka, which was considered a safe haven for wind power, is the latest state in India to stop wind power procurement and signalled a shift to auctions.
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GE wins 66MW order in Japan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:53
JAPAN: GE Renewable Energy will supply the turbines for the 66MW Akita Katagami wind project in the Akita prefecture in the north of Honshu.
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Vestas scales up to 4.2MW

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:23
DENMARK: Vestas has upgraded its 3MW onshore platform to 4MW with the introduction of three new models.
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Vestas set for 1GW Russia deal

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:01
RUSSIA: Vestas has been named the chosen supplier for the 1GW capacity won by developer Fortum in the recent Russian tender.
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ORE Catapult partnership to investigate longer blades

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:57
UK: The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has signed a £2.3 billion (€2.6 billion) research partnership with the University of Bristol to look at building blades for the 13-15MW turbine generation.
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South Korea turns its back on nuclear

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:10
SOUTH KOREA: President Moon Jae-in has said the country will move away from the use of nuclear energy and heralded an "era of clean energy".
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French utility set to buy Quadran

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:19
FRANCE: The third largest supplier of electricity in France, Direct Energie, is in exclusive negotiations to buy French renewables developer-operator Quadran for around €416 million.
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Innogy completes Zuidwester

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:41
NETHERLANDS: German developer Innogy has connected the 90MW Zuidwester project on the banks of the Ijsselmeer in the north of the country, completing the 429MW Noordoostpolder complex.
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Storage systems need to be competitive, says new report

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:37
EUROPE: The contribution that electricity storage could play in delivering the ambitions of the EU's 'clean energy package' should not be underestimated, argued a new report.
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Middle East and Africa set for 22% annual growth

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:10
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: Around 40GW of new wind power will be installed in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by 2026, at an average growth rate of 22%, according to new analysis by Make Consulting.
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Lagerwey confirms Russia licensing

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:47
RUSSIA: Lagerwey has partnered with Rosatom-subsidiary Otek in a technology licensing agreement following the Russian tender announcement.
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STX offers modular offshore substations

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:37
FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.
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Sweden passes bill to become carbon neutral by 2045

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:36
SWEDEN: The Swedish parliament has approved a "historic" climate bill committing the country to emitting zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
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Senvion names new chairman

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:41
GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Senvion has appointed former UK National Grid CEO Steven Holliday as its new chairman, replacing the retiring Stefan Kowski.
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Wind and solar to reach half installed capacity by 2040

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:44
WORLDWIDE: Global wind and solar capacity is expected to reach 48% of all installed generation by 2040, according to a new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
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GWEC celebrates 500GW on Global Wind Day

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:55
WORLDWIDE: Leading trade bodies, led by the Global Wind Energy Council, have celebrated reaching 500GW installed capacity world wide, on Global Wind Day 2017.
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Nordex wins France triple order

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:02
FRANCE: German manufacturer Nordex will install its N131 turbine in France for the first time after being awarded a series of contracts, totalling 36MW of wind capacity.
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