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Siemens Gamesa Touts First Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-09-13
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa reports it has created recyclable blades that decompose relatively easily into constituent materials that can be reused.

The technology involves the dissolution of the bonding resin in weakly acidic solutions. In the manufacture of a blade, resin converts fiberglass and other polymers, as well as wood and metal parts of the blade structure into a monolithic product that can be used in the production of other commercial products.

In the process of disposal, the blade is immersed in a special solution and decomposes into primary materials, with the exception of the resin, which dissolves.

Using the new technology Siemens Gamesa manufactured the first 6 81-meter RecyclableBlade blades and signed three contracts for their use in wind turbine projects. The recyclable blades will be installed on the wind turbines of the Kaskasi power plant in Germany and on the offshore generators of the French EDF Renewables and German WPD projects.

An estimated 200,000 wind turbine blades will be buried in the ground or otherwise disposed of by 2050. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Goa Spotlight, 12 Sept., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com ;EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.co

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


Ireland's Ballinagree Wind Farm Prepares Planning App.(Int'l.)
Coillte Renewable Energy , Orsted
Date: 2021-09-03
Irish state-owned forestry business Coillte Renewable Energy and Danish wind energy giant Orsted report they will submit a planning application for the proposed Ballinagree Wind Farm in Co. Cork to An Bord Pleanala -- the state regulatory board -- in the coming weeks. The two firms recently acquired the projects from Brookfield's Irish operations.

The project incorporates 20 wind turbines with a proposed overall blade tip height of up to 185 metres to be constructed on Coillte land and that of 16 local landowners.

To help tackle global warming, the The government of Ireland is committed to generating 70 pct of the country's electricity from renewable sources by 2030, which requires an additional 4,000MW of onshore wind to be developed. (Source: Coillte Renewable Energy, PR, Website, Sept., 2021) Contact: Coillte Renewable Energy , +18 903 67378, www.coillte.ie; Orsted, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Coillte Renewable Energy,  Orsted,  Wind ,  


Vestas Confirms 181 MW Australian Wind Farm Order (Int'l.)
Vestas
Date: 2021-09-01
German wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports receipt of a 181 MW wind turbine supply and installation deal that includes a 30-year service agreement from RES for the Dulacca Wind Farm in Queensland, Australia. The project will incorporate 43 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines that will generate sufficient energy for roughly 124,000 homes. (Source: Vesta Asia Pacific, PR, 30 Aug., 2021)Contact: Vestas, John Wawer, External Communications. +44 (0) 73 9792 9959, jowaw@vestas.com, www.vestsa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Australia Wind,  


Rocky Mountain Power Upgrades Wyoming Wind Fleet (Ind. Report)
Rocky Mountain Power
Date: 2021-08-25
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, PacifiCorp's Rocky Mountain Power reports it has more than doubled its wind energy production with the recently completed addition of new wind resources and upgrading its existing wind turbine fleet located in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. The installation of new larger state-of-the-art nacelles and blades increased the output and useful life of about 1,000 mw of existing generating capability from the same wind source.

The program began in 2017 when PacifiCorp announced its $3.1 billion Energy Vision 2020 initiative that included four new wind projects located in Wyoming: Cedar Springs 1, Cedar Springs 2; Ekola Flats; TB Flats, totaling 1,150 MW of new generating capability. (Source: PacifiCorp. Rcky Mountain Power, PR, 23 Aug., 2021) Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Gary Hoogeveen, Pres., CEO, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Rocky Mountain Power,  PacifiCorp,  Wind Trubine,  


GE, PKN ORLEN Ink Polish Offshore Wind Development MoU (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-08-25
GE Renewable Energy and the Polish state oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to work together to support the development of offshore wind projects in Poland, a country expected to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind projects by 2030 and up to 28 GW of offshore wind by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is already active in the Polish wind market with over 300 onshore wind turbines delivering 900 MW, with almost half of that coming online since 2018. LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, also employs around 1,000 employees at its Goleniow, Poland, onshore wind turbine blade manufacturing site. The government of Poland has announced plans to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and offers new sea areas enabling development of future offshore wind projects. Country’s offshore wind capacity is estimated to be 28 GWs by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is a $16 billion business that combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions, according to the company website, (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 25 Aug., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, twitter.com/GErenewables; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy news,  Poland Offshore wind news,  


GE, PKN ORLEN Seal Polish Offshore Wind Development Deal (Int'l.)

Date: 2021-08-25
GE Renewable Energy and the Polish state oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to work together to support the development of offshore wind projects in Poland, a country expected to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind projects by 2030 and up to 28 GW of offshore wind by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is already active in the Polish wind market with over 300 onshore wind turbines delivering 900 MW, with almost half of that coming online since 2018. LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, also employs around 1,000 employees at its Goleniow, Poland, onshore wind turbine blade manufacturing site. The government of Poland has announced plans to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and offers new sea areas enabling development of future offshore wind projects. Country’s offshore wind capacity is estimated to be 28 GWs by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is a $16 billion business that combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions, according to the company website, (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 25 Aug., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, twitter.com/GErenewables; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl


Iberdrola Commissions Herrera II Spanish Wind Complex (Int'l.)
Iberdrola
Date: 2021-08-18
Madrid-headquartered renewable energy major Iberdrola reports commissioning is underway on the €70 million Herrera II wind complex in Castilla y Leon, Spain. The project incorporates three wind farms -- La Huesca, Valdesantos and Orbanejoa -- with 14 wind turbines totaling 63 MW -- sufficient electricity to supply the equivalent of 60,000 households per year and to prevent the release of 50,000 tpy of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Herrera II utilizes SG 4.5-145 -- 4.5-MW wind turbines with 70-metre-long blades and a diameter of 145 meters, the most powerful and largest onshore wind turbines in Spain. With this project, Iberdrol operates 5,200 MW of renewable energy in Castilla y Leon where it plans to develop more than 2,400 MW of wind and solar energy at an estimated investment of €2 billion .

Iberdrola is building 1,700 MW of renewable capacity in Spain and has a pipeline of more than 17,000 MW on the Iberian Peninsula. Iberdrola has an installed capacity of 17,000 MW in Spain which it intends to increase to 25,000 MW by 2025. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 17 Aug., 2021) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  Solar,  Spain Renewable Energy,  


Bluefield Solar Expands Wind, Solar+Storage Portfolio (Int'l, M&A)
Bluefield Solar
Date: 2021-08-16
In the UK, Isle of Gurnsey-headquartered Bluefield Solar Income Fund Ltd is reporting acquisition of a 13-MW portfolio of 109 small-scale wind turbines across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, totalling 12.59 MW for £63 million ($74.1 million).

Bluefield also purchased a 45-MWp shovel-ready solar+storage project with 25 MWp in Lincolnshire UK. The assets were purchased from Arena Capital Partners Ltd . (Source: Bluefield Solar Fund Ltd., John Rennocks, Chairman, +44 (0) 1481 742 742, bluefieldteam@ocorian.com, www.bluefieldsif.com; Arena Capital Partners, www.arenacapital.ie

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bluefield Solar,  Wind,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  


Vestas Lands 126 MW EnVentus Order in Finland (Int'l.)
Vestas
Date: 2021-08-09
Hamburg, Germany-headquartered wind energy giant Vestas is reporting receipt of a 126 MW order from Taaleri Energia for the Isoneva project in Finland, adding to the more than 1.8 GW in firm orders already received in Finland for the EnVentus platform.

The order includes supply, installation of 21 V162-6.0 MW turbines from Vestas' EnVentus platform. Along with a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

The Isoneva project, which will be situated in Siikajoki municipality in the North Ostrobothnia region, will receive turbines in the first quarter of 2022 and be fully commissioned by the end of 2022.

Taaleri Energia is a Helsinki based renewable energy fund manager and developer and manages a 2.8 GW wind and solar portfolio in Europe, the US and the Middle East.The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange. (Source: Vestas, PR 6 Aug., 2021) Contact: Vestas, John Wawer, External Communications Specialist, +44 (0) 73 9792 9959, jowaw@vestas.com; Taaleri Energia, www.taalerienergia.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


247Solar, STAG-Tech to Collaborate on Clean Power (Ind. Report)
247Solar, STAG-Tech
Date: 2021-08-04
Great Falls, Virginia-based 247Solar Inc and Bristol, UK-based STAG-Tech are reporting an agreement to combine STAG-Tech's innovative compact wind turbines with 247Solar's HeatStorE™ long-duration thermal battery to provide turnkey, round-the-clock clean power solutions for a wide range of off-grid applications such as mine sites.

STAG-Tech's tilt-up turbines capture the fastest wind speeds at significantly lower cost than conventional large turbines. Packed into a 40 ft shipping container, STAG-Tech's turbines can be truck transported to all but the most remote locations. Minimal concrete foundations make installation fast and affordable and easily relocated, according to STAG-Tech.

247Solar's HeatStorE operates almost like an electrochemical battery but has significant advantages at longer durations, according to the company. Electric resistance coils use electricity from wind or photovoltaic (PV) installations to heat inexpensive silica sand. Energy is thereby stored as ultra-high temperature heat -- up to 1,000 degrees C -- for up to 20 hours at a fraction of the cost of batteries. By adding an external combustor, the battery can produce fully dispatchable backup power, according to 247Solar. (Source: STAG-Tech, 247Solar, PR, Aug,, 2021) Contact: STAG-Tech, Sean Zamick, CEO, info@stag-tech.com, www.stag-tech.com; 247Solar Inc., Bruce Anderson, CEO, 617.290.9913, info@247solar.com, www.247solar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News 247Solar,  STAG-Tech,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  


GE, LM Wind Blade Finishing Test Program Completed (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-07-30
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and GE Research, in partnership with the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are reporting completion of the 2020 Automated Blade Finishing programme aimed at improving wind turbine blade quality, manufacturing, advancing knowledge of composite processing together with sensing, robotics and automation to develop low-cost solutions for wind blade finishing with potential to increase throughput by 30 pct.

The programme is supported by the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) , Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) . AMO, through the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation awarded NREL $800 000 which was matched by $400 000 from OEDIT and $600 000 in company matching contributions. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, July, 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy news,  LM Wind Power news,  Wind Blade news,  Wind Energy news,  NREL news,  


GE, LM Wind Power Complete Blade Finishing Tests (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-07-30
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and GE Research, in partnership with the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are reporting completion of the 2020 Automated Blade Finishing programme aimed at improving wind turbine blade manufacturing auomation, quality, and advancing knowledge of composite processing to develop low-cost solutions for wind blade finishing with potential to increase throughput by 30 pct.

The programme is supported by the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), Colorado's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) . AMO, through the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, July, 2021) Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power ,  Wind Blade,  


LM Wind Power Expanding Gaspe Wind Blade Plant (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-07-23
GE Renewable Energy reports is partnering with the governments of Canada and Quebec for the expansion of its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade facility in Gaspe, Quebec, Canada.

The plant, which was previously expanded in 2017, has manufactured more than 10,000 blades, equivalent to approximately 6,000 MW. since it began production in 2005.

According to the Canadian Renewable Energy Association , Canada has more than 13,500 MW of installed wind capacity, enough to supply approximately three million homes. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 21 July, 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy (Canada, Heather Chalmers, Pres., CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power ,  Wind Blade,  


Siemens Gamesa Claims Major Indian Wind Turbine Order (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa,ReNew Power
Date: 2021-07-21
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa reports receipt of a major order for 180 units of its new SG3.4-145 wind turbines from ReNew Power for two projects in Karnataka State, India. Ninety-three units for the Tondehal project in the Koppal district, and 87 units for the 301 MW Hombal project in the Gadag district, for delivery in 2022.

Siemens Gamesa and ReNew power first partnered in 2012 for a 22 MW wind farm in the state of Maharashtra.Since that time Siemens Gamesa has developed wind farms for ReNew power across five wind-rich states in the country which are powered by turbines ranging from the company's legacy 850 kW turbine to its latest SG 3.4-145 turbine. Today, with over 1 GW of commissioned capacity of wind projects, Siemens Gamesa serves over 30 pct of ReNew's wind portfolio. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, reve, 20 July, 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Navin Dewaji, India CEO, Madhu Kumar, madhukumar.boppana@siemensgamesa.com, +91 443 924 244, www.siemensgamesa.com; ReNew Power Limited, Ms. Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, +91 124 489 6670/80, info@renewpower.in, www.renewpower.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  ReNew Power,  


Glasgow Firm to Install UK's Tallest Onshore Wind Turbines (Int'l.)

Date: 2021-07-14
Glasgow-headquartered RJ MacLeod reports it has won a contract for the extension of a South Lanarkshire wind farm that will incorporate the UK's first 200-metre-tall onshore turbines. The company will supply the supporting components and auxiliary systems to 15 additional turbines being installed at Kype Muir by Durban, UK-based Banks Renewables Ltd. The extension is expected to come online by the end of 2022.

Banks Renewables Ltd. currently operates 10 wind facilities in the UK. (Source: Banks Renewables, PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Banks Renewables, Gordon Thomson, +44 0 191 378 6100, www.banksgroup.co.uk/renewables

More Low-Carbon Energy News Onshore Wind Turbine,  


Vestas to Supply Turbines for He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l.)
Vestas, EnBW
Date: 2021-07-12
Danish wind turbine giant Vestas reports has been named "pre-selected tenderer" to supply its V236-15.0MW offshore wind turbines for Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered power producer EnBW's 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind project roughly 85km from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea.

The turbines are expected to be installed in Q2, 2025 for commissioning before the year end when the facility will operate without subsidies. EnBW and Vestas will finalize the contractual agreements over the coming months and expect to ink a final agreement efore the year end. (Source: EnBW, PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: EnBW Generation, Dr Georg Stamatelopoulos, CEO, Stefanie Klumpp, +49721 63-00, stefanie.klumpp@enbw.com, www.enbw.com; Vestas,+45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  EnBW,  Wind Turbine,  Offshore Wind,  


Leeward Closes Financing for Aragonne Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-07-09
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC reports it has closed on $262 million construction financing and secured tax equity commitments for the repowering of Leeward’s 90 MW Aragonne Wind project (Aragonne Repower) and the construction of the new 145 MW Aragonne Mesa Wind project. Construction of the Aragonne Repower and Aragonne Mesa projects in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, are underway and expected to be completed by this December.

Under a previously announced 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the GE wind turbine equipped projects will provide a combined 200 MW of wind power to APS.

Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 renewable energy facilities across nine states totaling approximately 2,000 MW of generating capacity. Leeward is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., with 17 GW under development spanning over 100 projects. Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  


Nordex Group Q2 Firm Orders Total 1,534MW (Int'l. Report)
Nordex
Date: 2021-07-07
Hamburg-based wind energy giant Nordex Group is reporting receipt of a total 1,534.1 MW in firm orders in Q2, 2021.

From April to June 2021, customers ordered a total of 297 wind turbines for projects in nine countries. Europe accounted for about 54 pct of the order intake, and Latin America about 46 pct. The strongest individual markets in Europe were Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, with regard to Latin America two high-volume orders came from Brazil.

With 170 turbines and a total output of 969 MW, more than 63 pct of the firm new orders are accounted for by the latest N163/5.X turbine model of the Delta4000 series alone. For major projects in Brazil and Finland with a total of 958 MW. (Source: Nordex, PR, 6 July, 2021)Contact: Nordex Group, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 (0)40 / 300 30 X 1116, www.nordex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  Wind,  


GE Tapped for Indian 55 Onshore Wind Turbines Order (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Solar Energy Corporation of India
Date: 2021-07-07
GE Renewable Energy reports its has been selected by Continuum Green Energy to supply, install and commission 55 sets of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the 148.5-MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in the state of Gujarat.

When fully operational, the project is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 125,000 households in India. The project has a 25-year PPA with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, Contact: Continuum Green Energy, Arvind Bansal, CEO, www.continuumenergy.in; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home; Solar Energy Corporation of India, www.seci.co.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Nordex Claims 70-Turbine Brazilian Order (Int'l. Report)
Nordex
Date: 2021-07-02
Hamburg, Germany-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE is reporting receipt of an order for 70 units of its N163/5.X Delta4000 turbines totaling 399 MW for a wind farm located in Brazil's north-east state of Piaui. The contract includes a 5 year service agreement. Turbine delivery and installation work is slated to get underway early in 2023.

Nordex has installed more than 33 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2020 generated revenues of €4.6 billion. The company operates factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India and Mexico and is focused on onshore turbines in the 4 to 5.X MW class. (Source: Nordex, PR, Website, 25 June, 2021) Contact: Nordex, www.nordex-online.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Boralex, Vestas Ink French Turbine Fleet Serv. Agreement (Int'l)
Boralex, Vestas
Date: 2021-07-02
Montreal-based Boralex Inc. and Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas are reporting a 15-year service contract under which Boralex-owned wind farms equipped with Vestas turbines will be serviced by Vestas France. Boralex's onshore wind power in France incorporates approximately 300 MW in operation.

Boralex is France's largest independent onshore wind power producer. The company also has facilities in the United States and development projects in the United Kingdom. "Over the past five years, our installed capacity has more than doubled to 2.5 GW. We are developing a portfolio of wind, solar and storage projects of more than 2.7 GW, guided by our values and our corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach," according to the release. (Source: Boralex, PR, 30 June, 2021) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres., CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com; Vestas,+45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex,  Vestas,  Wind TUrbie,  


Entergy Arkansas Seeks 300 MW of Solar/Wind Power (Ind. Report)
Entergy Arkansas
Date: 2021-06-28
Little Rock-based electric power producer Entergy Arkansas reports it will issue a RfP for up to 300 MW of solar and wind capacity, to be added to its electricity generating portfolio by 2026. Entergy Arkansas currently has about 73 MW of hydroelectricity capacity among its green sources, and 581 MWs of solar generation.

The additional renewable energy resources Entergy Arkansas is seeking will likely be a combination of build-own-transfer agreements, self-build alternatives and PPAs ranging from 10 to 20 years. Only solar photovoltaic and wind turbine resources will be eligible for the proposal and must include a minimum electricity generation capacity of 50 MW. (Source: Entergy Arkansas, PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: Entergy Arkansas, 800-368-3749, www.entergy-arkansas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Entergy Arkansas,  Wind,  Solar,  


Vattenfall Building Wind Components Warehouse in Denmark (Int'l.)
Vattenfall
Date: 2021-06-28
In Sweden, Stockholm-based wind energy giant Vattenfall reports it plans to construct a large wind turbine parts and components -- gearboxes, generators, transformers, shafts, blades and others -- warehouse at the Danish Port of Esbjerg. The 2,100 sqm indoor warehouse and an 8,200 sqm outdoor storage facility will serve wind farms in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and the UK when completed and stocked in 2022.

Vattenfall presently operates more than 1,300 on- and offshore wind turbines in Northern Sweden, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, all of which are monitored from Vattenfall's central control room in Esbjerg. (Source: Vattenfall, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  


NeXtWind Buys German Wind Farms for Repowering (Int'l. Report)
NeXtWind
Date: 2021-06-25
European green independent power producer NeXtWind is reporting investments totaling €42 million ($50 million) in three north German wind farms totaling 70MW. The projects across Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt comprise 34 turbines with an average age of 14 years.

NeXtWind plans to rejuvenate the sites with new, more efficient technology, almost tripling the annual output to roughly 300 gigawatt-hours a year from just above 100GWh. The company is now working with its local partners to bring its first projects to fruition, with lifetime extension and repowering work across all three sites due for completion between 2024 and 2026.

According to the company website, Nextwind has experience with technology development, prototyping, type certification, series manufacture, and field fleet support of a wide range of wind turbine technologies. Nextwind projects have included geared and direct drive, on-shore and off-shore, distributed and integrated drive-trains. (Source: NeXtWind, PR, renews, June, 2021) Contact: NeXtWind, Lars Meyer, CIO, sales@nextwindinc.com, www.nwxtwindinc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Repower,  Wind,  


GE, TNO Researching Wind Blade Tip Improvements (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-06-25
A consortium of GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and TNO, are collaborating on the TIADE project to develop technologies and design methods for more efficient operation of next-generation wind turbine rotors, wind farms with large rotor wakes, and demonstrate them in the field.

Innovations developed in the TIADE project will be tested on the full-scale 130 m diameter turbine recently installed in Wieringermeer, Netherlands. The turbine is powered by two-piece blades which allows the outer 12 m of the blades to be replaced by several innovative tips such as spoilers, serrations, vortex generators, "turbulators" and blade tip improvements. These innovations, which will be validated using advanced measurement techniques, can be applied to newly manufactured wind turbines in the factory or retrofitted to existing offshore wind farms. With both options available, implementation of the technologies in offshore wind farms can be done from 2023. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 23 June, 2021) Contact: TNO Wind Energy, Peter Eecen, R&D Manager www.tno.nl/en; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power ,  Wind Blade,  


J-POWER Joins Green Hydrogen Consortium AquaVentus (Int'l.)
J-POWER, AquaVentus
Date: 2021-06-23
Tokyo-based Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-Power) reports it has joined the German green hydrogen initiative AquaVentus. AquaVentus was established by 26 leading international companies, organizations and research institutions in December 2020 and presently has 60 members. Several projects are currently planned under the AquaVentus initiative and they are targeting to generate green hydrogen from the electricity generated by 10GW offshore wind power station by 2035. J-POWER believes that its participation in the Consortium will provide the company with valuable expertise in production, transportation and usage of green hydrogen.

AquaVentus aims to produce green hydrogen at sea, with the vision of achieving 10 gigawatts of production capacity for green hydrogen from offshore wind energy and transporting it to land by 2035.

AquaVentus project initiatives portfolio includes various sub-projects along the value chain including: development of offshore wind turbines with integrated hydrogen production (AquaPrimus); a large-scale offshore hydrogen park (AquaSector); a central supply pipeline (AquaDuctus); infrastructure for harbors (AquaPortus); hydrogen-based maritime applications and research platform. (Source: Electric Power Development Co., Ltd (J-Power) PR, 22 June, 2021) Contact: J-Power, +03-3546-2211, +03-3546-9532 -- fax, www.jpower.co.jp/english; Aqua Ventus, www.aquaventus.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News J-POWER,  Green Hydrogen,  AquaVentus,  


South Dakota Wind Turbine Blade Maker Calls it Quits (Ind. Report)
Molded Fiber Glass
Date: 2021-06-23
Aberdeen, South Dakota-based wind turbine blade manufacturer Molded Fiber Glass Co.(MFG) has announced it will permanently end operations at its 14-year old facility in less than two months due to the usual: changing market conditions, foreign competition and proposed revisions to tax policies affecting the wind energy industry in the United States. The plant will remain in operation for the next two months to complete existing orders. (Source: Molded Fiber Glass Co, PR, Patriot Post, 22 June, 2021) Contact: Molded Fiber Glass Co., 605-725-9463, www.moldedfiberglass.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Molded Fiber Glass news,  Wind news,  Wind Turbine Blade news,  


Vestas Wins 348 MW Brazilian Wind Turbine Order (Int'l.)
Vestas
Date: 2021-06-21
Danish wind energy giant Vestas is reporting receipt of a Brazilian project order for 81 units of its V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.3 MW Power Optimised Mode as well as a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Deliveries and commissioning are planned for 2023. Customer and project names are undisclosed at the customer's request.

With this order Vestas has surpassed 5.3 GW in firm orders of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in Brazil. (Source: Vestas, PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: Vestas, Latin Am.Jonathan Bendix Colombo, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, jbeco@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Brazil Wind,  


GE, Continuum Ink Indian Turbine Supply Deal (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-06-18
GE Renewable Energy reports it has contracted with Mumbai-based Continuum Green Energy India Pvt Ltd to supply, install and commission 55 of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for Continuum's 148.5 MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in Gujarat, India. The deal includes a long-term service agreement.

When fully online, the project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 125,000 Indian homes. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR,16 June, 2021) Contact: Continuum Green Energy, Arvind Bansal, CEO, +91-22-2570 1567, info@continuumenergy.in, www.continuumenergy.in; GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind International, Gilan Sabatier, Commercial Leader, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/wind-energy/onshore-wind

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GE, LafargeHolcim to Investigate Wind Blade Recycling (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LafargeHolcim
Date: 2021-06-16
Wind turbine manufacturer General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy and the world's largest cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim, are reporting a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they will investigate new ways of recycling wind blades, including use as a construction material to build new wind farms.

Under the MoU, LafargeHolcim plans to explore how wind turbine blades can be turned into sustainable construction materials. This research builds on the company's work under its Geocycle brand, to recover energy from GE's decommissioned turbine blades after they have been removed from the turbine and shredded.

GE previously announced it would partner with LafargeHolcim and COBOD International to develop wind turbines that use 3D-printed concrete bases. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, CNBC, 11 June, 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Jerome Pecresse, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home; LafargeHolcim Global Innovation Center, www.lafargeholcim.com; COBOD International, www.cobod.com

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Adani Launching Mundra Windtech Turbine Manufacturing (Int'l.)
Adani Enterprises
Date: 2021-06-14
Gujarat, India-headquartered Adani Enterprises Ltd is reporting the incorporation of Mundra Windtech Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary for manufacturing wind turbine generators. The company has not yet begun business operations.

Adani Enterprises Ltd. id an incubator is focused on establishing new businesses in the infrastructure and energy sector. (Source: Adani Enterprises Ltd, PTI, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Adani Enterprises Ltd., +91-79-26565555, customercare.irm@adani.com, www.adanienterprises.com

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W3 Energy Inks Luxcara Wind Farm Operations Contract (Int'l.)
W3 Energy, Luxara
Date: 2021-06-14
Umea, Sweden-headquartered W3 Energy reports it has contracted with Luxcara to provide onsite technical operations management for the Onusberget wind farm in northern Sweden.

The project, which is expected incorporate 137 wind turbines generating more than 750 MW when fully operational, will be Europe's largest single onshore wind farm.

W3 Energy will be responsible for onsite technical operations management and local accounting services as well as operation and maintenance of the electrical infrastructure and transformer stations. (Source: w3 Energy, PR, June, 2021) Contact: W3 Energy, +46 (0) 911-22 11 70, info@w3e.sewww.w3e.se, www.w3e.se; Luxcara, www.luxcara.com

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I GW Floating Wind Project Planned in Spain (Int'l. Report)
BlueFloat Energy
Date: 2021-06-11
Madrid-headquartered BlueFloat Energy is reporting plans to construct a 1 GW floating wind project near the Gulf of Roses in Catalonia, Spain.

The Parc Tramuntana project would be constructed in two, 500-MW phases, each of which would incorporate between 30 and 40 floating wind turbines. Subject to permitting which is underway, the project could be fully operational in 2026, according to the release. (Source: BlueFloat Energy, PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: BlueFloat Energy, Pierre-Antoine Tetard, Bus. Dev., info@bluefloat.com, www.bluefloat.com

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Goldwind Commissions 100MW Argentine Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
Goldwind
Date: 2021-06-09
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind is reporting commissioning of a 100MW wind project in its Loma Blanca complex in Argentina. All five wind farms in the Loma Blanca complex are equipped with Goldwind GW 3S smart wind turbines and comprise a total of 109 units and 354.6MW installed capacity.

The wind farm has been approved by the Argentine National Electricity Market Management Agency (CAMMESA) and has entered a 20 year commercial operation period. (Source: Goldwind, PR, renews.biz 8 June, 2021) Contact: Goildwind Americas, Lauren La Marche, Marketing, llamarche@goldwindamericas.com, www.goldwindglobal.com

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Green Hydrogen Systems IPO Aims for $153Mn (Int'l. Alt. Fuel)
Green Hydrogen Systems
Date: 2021-06-09
Copenhagen-based Green Hydrogen Systems, a maker of electrolysers to produce "clean" hydrogen derived from renewable power, reports it plans to raise $163 million with its IPO. Shares will be priced at 40 Danish crowns ($6.54), valuing the company at about 3 billion Danish crowns ($491 million US).

A.P. Moller Holding, the owner of maritime shipping giant Maersk, holds 18 pct of the company and has committed to buy shares worth 37 million crowns. Maersk is aiming to put the world's first vessel powered by carbon-neutral fuel into operation in 2023. Green Hydrogen Systems' current customers include the world's biggest offshore wind farm developer Orsted and top wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa. The firm is also in talks with Maersk.

Green Hydrogen Systems is backed state pension fund ATP, the Danish Growth Fund and Nordea. (Source: Green Hydrogen Systems, PR, Zawya, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Green Hydrogen Systems, +45 7550 3500, www.greenhydrogen.dk

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BHE Renewables Nails 54-MW Iowa Wind Acquisition (M&A)
BHE Renewables
Date: 2021-06-07
In the Hawkeye State, Des Moines-headquartered Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary BHE Renewables LLC is reporting completion of its acquisition of the 54-MW Independence wind energy project near Ryan, Iowa, from RPM Access LLC for an undisclosed price.

The project incorporates 20 wind turbines -- 18 GE 2.8-MW wind turbines and 2 GE 2.3--MW wind turbines -- and is expected to be completed and online in Q4, this year. The project will serve Central Iowa Power Cooperative under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Since 2012, BHE Renewables has invested extensively in solar, wind, geothermal and hydro projects. As a long-term owner of assets, the company's wind projects include the 300-megawatt Jumbo Road project near Hereford, Texas; 168-megawatt Pinyon Pines I and 132-megawatt Pinyon Pines II projects, located near Tehachapi, California; 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II project in Henry County, Illinois; 400-megawatt Grande Prairie project in Holt County, Nebraska; 72-megawatt Marshall project in Marshall County, Kansas; 212-megawatt Walnut Ridge project in Bureau County, Illinois; and the 300-megawatt Santa Rita wind project in Reagan and Irion counties in west-central Texas, according to the release. (Source: BHE Renewables, Website, PR, 2 June, 2021) Contact: BHE Renewables LLC, Alicia Knapp, Pres, CEO, 515-281-2437, info@bherenewables.com , www.bherenewables.com; RPM Access, www.rpmaccess.com

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Bureau Veritas Launches Floating Wind Verification Tool (New Prod.)
Bureau Veritas
Date: 2021-06-07
Paris-headquartered global testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas is reporting the introduction of OPERA, a new digital simulation tool to support the certification of floating offshore wind turbines.

OPERA provides an independent and integrated modelling solution that includes all components of a floating wind turbine, from mooring systems to blades, integrated loads analysis taking into account all types of couplings and supports the design review team in case of technical issues, according to the release. (Source: Bureau Veritas , PR, 7 June, 2021) Contact: Bureau Veritas , Laurent Leblanc, Snr. VP, www.group.bureauveritas.com

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Iberdrola, Vestas Ink Baltic Eagle Turbine Agreement (Int'l.)
Iberdrola, Vestas
Date: 2021-06-04
Madrid-headquartered renewable energy major Iberdrola reports it has contracted with Vestas to supply 50 units of its V174-9.5 MW wind turbine -- including service and maintenance -- for Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle project which is being developed roughly 75 km off the island of Rugen, in the German Baltic Sea.

When fully operational, Baltic Eagle, Iberdrola's second major offshore initiative in Germany after the installation of 350-MW Wikinger wind farm in 2017, will generate sufficient energy to meet 45 pct of the total electricity consumption of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and it will displace 1.65 million tpy of CO2 emissions.

Iberdrola has 1.3 GW installed and is progressing with the construction of a further 2.6 GW and expects to have 12,000 MW offshore wind in operation by 2030. The Group operates the 389-MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea (since 2014), 350-MW Wikinger in the German Baltic Sea (since 2017) and the 714-MW East Anglia One in British waters in the North Sea (since 2020). At different stages of planning and development are 496-MW Saint-Brieuc project, off the coast of Brittany in northern France, which will use 62 Siemens-Gamesa turbines each with 8-MW unit capacity; 800-MW Vineyard Wind, a joint venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, off the coast of Massachusetts; and Baltic Eagle. (Source: Ibersdrola, PR, Website, 25 May, 2021)Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es; Vestas, www.vestas.com

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GE Wins 88-MW Vietnam Wind Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-05-28
GE Renewable Energy reports receipt of an order from BIM Wind JSC to supply, install and commission wind turbines from its Cypress onshore wind turbine platform for an 88-MW wind project in Vietnam's Ninh Thuan province. The order includes a 15-year full service agreement.

The $135.9 million project is expected generate 306.9 million kWh per year for the national power grid when it comes online by the end Q3, this year.

BIM Wind JSC is joint venture company between Philippines AC Energy and Vietnam BIM Energy Holding. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR 27 May, 2021) Contact: GE Renwable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com

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GWO Touts Jet-Electro Wind Turbine Tech (New Prod & Tech)
Global Warming Solutions
Date: 2021-05-26
Temecula, California-based Global Warming Solutions, (GWS) Inc., a worldwide developer of technologies that help mitigate global warming and its effects, is reporting successful laboratory test results on the initial efficacy of its exclusively licensed and patented, scalable Jet-Electro-Station Technology (Tornado Technology) wind turbine.

According to the release, the company's Jet-Electro-Station Technology is based on the natural effect of tornados -- the convective acceleration of wind accompanied by the transformation of the heat energy of natural air into the acquired kinetic power of airflow. The implementation of the desired controllable effect becomes possible by using a multiplicity of elaborated wings.

Jet-Electro-Station is composed of a multiplicity of relatively small modules, each of which comprises a jet-rotor and generator of electricity. The modules are identical from the point of view of mechanics but differ in the used generators of electricity having specific conditions for optimal operation. GWSO's initial goal is a full-scale demo Jet-Electro-Station, according to the release. (Source: Global Warming Solutions, Inc., PR, 26 May, 2021) Contact: Global Warming Solutions, Michael Pollastro, Pres, (951) 528-2102, mpollastro@gwsogroup.com, www.gwsogroup.com

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Vestas Claims157 MW Australian Project Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Neoen
Date: 2021-05-24
Vestas has secured a 157 MW order from Neoen to deliver the engineering, procurement and construction of Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland, Australia.

The project will feature 28 Vestas V162-5.6 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform and is Vestas' first EnVentus order for Asia Pacific and Australia, as well as Neoen's first Australian project with Vestas. Delivery is slated for Q1, 2022 for commissioning in Q4, 2022.

Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe and has more than 136 GW of wind turbines and more than 117 GW of wind turbines under service in 84 countries, according to the company website. (Source: Vestas, Website PR, 21 May, 2021) Contact: Vestas, www.vestas.com ; Neoen, Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia MD, www.neoen.com

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EDP's Reloj del Sol Wind Farm Begins Operation (Ind. Report)
EDP Renewables
Date: 2021-05-24
EDP Renewables is reporting its subsidiary EDP Renewables North America's 209 MW Reloj del Sol wind farm in Zapata County, Texas, is now online. The Reloj del Sol facility along with the company's four other operating wind farms in the state, brings EDPR's operating renewable energy capacity in Texas to 909 MW -- sufficient power for approximately 236,000 average Texas homes each year.

In other news, EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has initiated the upgrading of 73 wind turbines at the Blue Canyon II Wind Farm in Oklahoma.

The repowering will upgrade 73 of the wind farm's 84 turbines from V80 1.8 MW machines to V110 2 MW machines, increasing the nameplate generating capacity of the wind farm from 151.2 MW to 164 MW. The repowering, which is expected to increase power production by roughly 30 pct, is slated to get underway in June and be completed by the year end. (Source: EDP Renewables North America, Website, PR, 20 May, 2021) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, www.edpr.com/north-america

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Orsted's First Renewable Hydrogen Project Underway (Int'l.)
Orsted
Date: 2021-05-19
Copenhagen-headquartered Orsted reports construction is underway on its first renewable hydrogen project -- H2RES. The 2-MW H2RES project, which will be situated on Orsted's premises on Avedore Holme in Copenhagen, will investigate how to best combine an efficient electrolyser with the fluctuating power supply from offshore wind, using Orsted's two 3.6 MW offshore wind turbines at Avedore Holme.

The facility will produce as much as 1,000 kg per day of renewable hydrogen which will be used to fuel zero-emission road transport fuel in the Copenhagen area and on Zealand. The project is expected to produce its first hydrogen before the end of the year.

The Danish Energy Agency previously awarded DKK 34.6 million ($5.6 million) to support the H2RES project. (Source: Orsted, PR, Website, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Orsted, Anders Nordstrom, VP Hydrogen , Allan Bodskov Andersen, IR, + 45 99 55 79 96, ir@orsted.dk, www.orsted.dk

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Vineyard Wind's 800-MW Offshore Project Progressing (Ind. Report)
Vineyard Wind, BOEM
Date: 2021-05-14
Vineyard Wind reports receipt of the U.S. DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) Record of Decision (ROD) -- the federal review process for the 800-MW, 160,000-acre offshore wind project 15 miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

The project, which will incorporate as many as 84 GE Haliade-X wind turbines, will be the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the country, according to Vineyard Wind -- a joint venture between AVANGRID subsidiary Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

In response to comments and direct engagement with neighboring communities, environmental organizations and advocates, fisheries organizations, as well as governmental and tribal entities, the project has committed to: invest millions of dollars to develop and deploy innovative technologies and undertake scientific research to further safeguard marine mammals; to provide millions to compensate fishermen for potential loss of revenue and gear, as well as to enhance their ability to fish in and around the lease area; and use an Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ALDS) to ensure nighttime lights will only operate a few hours a year when aircraft are present.

Vineyard Wind expects the project will reach financial close in the second half of this year and begin delivering energy to Massachusetts in 2023. (Source: Vineyard Wind, PR, T&D World, 11 May, 2021)Contact: Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov

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Hexicon to Launch Norwegian Floating Wind Turbine Demo (Int'l.)
Hexicon
Date: 2021-05-14
Stockholm-headquartered Swedish twin offshore wind turbine technology developer Hexicon AB reports it will develop a floating wind power demonstrator -- proof of concept -- project at the Norwegian Marine Energy Test Centre (Metcentre) deepwater area off of Norway's southern coast.

Hexicon has signed a conditional site exclusivity agreement with a reservation of 6 MW. Metcentre applied for consent for a new larger capacity of 85 MW which is expected to be granted in 2021. (Source: Hexicon AB, Website, PR, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Hexicon AB, Marcus Thor, CEO, +46 (0) 8 525 064 00, info@hexicon.eu, www.hexicon.eu; Norwegian Marine Energy Test Centre, www.metcentre.no

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Ameresco Completes First European Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2021-05-10
Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco reports completion and start-up of its wind turbine project in Municipality of Kefalonia, Greece .

The €9.8 million ($12.041million) project, Ameresco's first international wind project completed on continental Europe, was secured as part of a design, build, operate and maintain contract (DBOM) contract awarded to Ameresco in 2019 by PPC Renewables SA (PPCR), a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Power Corporation SA, Greece's largest power generation company. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Framingham Source, 8 May, 2021) Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

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Boralex Commissions 12-MW French Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
Boralex
Date: 2021-05-10
Montreal-based renewable energy specialist Boralex Inc. is reporting commercial commissioning of the 12-MW Bazougeais wind farm in the Ille-et-Vilaine department, in the Brittany region, France.

The wind farm incorporates four Vestas V117 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 3 MW for an estimated 30 GWh of electricity sufficient power for roughly 10,000 French households.

Boralex is aiming for a worldwide installed capacity of 2,800 MW by 2023. (Source: Boralex, PR May, 2021)Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres., CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com

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DOE Invests $3Mn for Carbon Use, Rare Earths Research (Funding)
University of Wyoming
Date: 2021-05-03
In Laramie, the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) reports it will receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. DOE for research focused on "expanding and transforming the use of coal to produce coal-based products using carbon ore, rare earth elements (REE) and critical minerals."

The funds will cover research in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana and the Greater Green River and Wind River basins of Wyoming and Colorado.

The production of rare earth elements and critical minerals is "vital for use in electronics, magnets, batteries, phosphors for lighting with applications in national security and clean energy production -- including the manufacturing of wind turbines", the release notes. The feasibility of recovering REEs from coal-based resources has been expanded through efforts led by the DOE and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, UW added. (Source: University of Wyoming, PR, May, 2021) Contact: Wyoming School of Energy Resources Center for Economic Geology Research Scott Quillinan, Dir, 307 766-6697, www.uwyo.edu/cegr

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Prime Super Snares Victorian Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l. Report)
Prime Super
Date: 2021-04-30
In the Land Down Under, independent profit-to-members superannuation fund Prime Super has boosted its investment in renewable infrastructure with the purchase of the 19.5-mw Mortons Lane Wind Farm in Woodhouse, Victoria, from Hong Kong-headquartered holding company CGN New Energy.

Mortons Lane Wind Farm incorporates 13 Goldwind GW82/1500 wind turbines and generates sufficient power for more than 4,000 homes while reducing up to 40,000 tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: Prime Super, PR, Inv. Daily, 29 Apr., 2021) Contact: Prime Super, 1800 675 839, www.primesuper.com.au; Mortons Lane Windfarm, www.mortonslanewindfarm.com.au

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Aker, Strathclyde to Collaborate on Wind Blade Recycling (Int'l.)
Aker Offshore Wind,
Date: 2021-04-26
Norway-based Aker Offshore Wind, Aker Horizons and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are reporting a memorandum of understanding to together develop recovery processes for used glass fibre wind turbine blades. Under the MoU, the parties will scale up and commercialise a University of Strathclyde developed process thermal recovery and post-treatment of glass fibres from used in wind turbine blades.

In February 2020 the Los Angeles Times reported "The thermoset glass-reinforced polymer composites used in wind turbine blades are extremely hard to breakdown and, since most blades last only 20 to 25 years, disposing of used wind blades in landfills could soon become an enormous landfill issue."

The University of Strathclyde notes a global increase of wind turbine blade waste from around 400,000 tpy in 2030 could grow to 2,000,000 million tons by 2050. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, Strathclyde Univ., Splash 274, 26 Apr., 2021) Contact: Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; University of Strathclyde, www.strath.ac.uk

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