Norsk Hydro to purchase wind energy from project in Sweden

Wind Energy in Sweden - Wind turbine farm

Large corporation has agreed to purchase electricity from wind farm Norsk Hydro, a major aluminum producer based in Europe, has agreed to purchase the majority of electricity produced by a new wind energy system in Sweden. The new wind farm is currently under development, receiving financial support from Macquarie, an Australia bank, and General Electric. These two organizations believe that the power purchase agreement formed with Norsk Hydro represents the largest of its kind for a corporate wind energy purchaser. Corporations are beginning to invest heavily in clean power Many…

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Wind energy achieves new milestone in Europe

Wind Energy Milestone Achieved

Wind power sets a new generation record in Europe last month Wind energy reached a new milestone in Europe at the end of October. On October 28, wind farms in 28 countries throughout the European Union generated approximately 25% of all the electricity that was used in Europe. This is approximately 153.7 gigawatts, which is enough to power about 197 million homes. Wind energy has grown very quickly in Europe, especially as the cost of wind turbines continues to fall. Several countries have also shown strong support for offshore projects,…

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Wind energy may supply 30% of Europe’s electricity by 2030

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Reports highlight the possible future of Europe’s wind power sector WindEuorpe, a trade group focused on wind energy in Europe, believes that wind power could provide as much as 30% of Europe’s electricity by 2030. The organization has release two reports highlighting the growth of wind power throughout Europe. Several countries have embraced this form of clean energy in order to cut emissions and reliance on fossil-fuels. Some have even shown strong support for offshore wind projects, which have the potential to generate large quantities of electrical power. Wind capacity…

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Large offshore wind energy system has its last wind turbine installed

Offshore Wind Energy - Large Wind Turbine

Nordsee One revieves its last wind turbine The last turbine of the Nordsee One offshore wind farm has been successfully installed. The large-scale offshore wind energy system is located in the North Sea. It is currently one of the largest offshore wind farms that have been completed in Europe. Nordsee One, the company responsible for the wind farm, expects that the new energy system will begin commercial operations at the end of this year. Wind farm can produce enough electricity to power 400,000 homes The Nordsee One wind farm is…

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New offshore wind energy project gains momentum in Germany

Offshore Wind Energy - Wind Turbines on Water

Offshore project reaches two major milestones A new offshore wind energy system being developed in the German North Sea has reached two significant milestones. Called the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, the project is being developed by Northland Power and Vestas. With a maximum capacity of 252 megawatts, the offshore wind farm is among the largest of its kind being developed in the North Sea. The project is expected to become operational within the relatively near future. Developer reaches financial close on project and development officially begins Northland Power has…

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Collaboration could secure the future of wind energy in Europe

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European countries will have to work together to expand wind energy capacity Europe may be able to make better use of its wind resources by spreading out its wind energy capacity rather than developing this capacity in a localized area. Climate researchers from ETH Zurich and Imperial College London suggest that this is the case. By spreading out capacity, European countries may be able to combat the intermittency problem that wind energy has experienced since its inception. In order to successfully expand capacity, however, these countries will have to work…

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Europe shows greater commitment to offshore wind energy

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Offshore wind energy wins the support of European leaders Leaders throughout Europe have come together to declare their commitment for offshore wind energy. Government representatives from Germany, Belgium, and Denmark gathered at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 industry event with the intent to show more support for a growing sector. Offshore projects have been taking form in several European markets, with these projects showing a great deal of economic promise. European countries intend to support the development of new projects in order to take advantage of these economic prospects. Countries…

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E.ON to invest in new airborne wind energy project

Airborne Wind Energy - Wind Turbine

European company will be supporting an innovative airborne wind energy project E.ON, an energy company based in Europe, has announced that it will be investing in an ambitious new wind energy project. The company will be investing in the development and potential construction and operation of an airborne wind energy demonstration site. The site is located in County Mayo, Ireland, and will make use of drones in order to capture the power of the wind. These drones will be tethered, but will be operating offshore. New project will use drones…

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Germany’s wind energy market grows aggressively in 2016

Wind Energy Market - Wind Turbines in Germany

Wind energy market in Germany leads installation growth Germany is quickly becoming the largest wind energy market in Europe. The country has invested heavily in the wind sector over the past few years in an effort to become environmentally friendly and reduce its reliance on fossil-fuels. According to data from WindEurope, and industry group, Germany installed more wind capacity in 2016 than any other European country. This has established Germany as a leader in the region’s wind energy market. Germany installed 12.5 GW of new wind capacity last year The…

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Wind energy has begun to outpace coal in Europe

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European wind energy space continues to show magnificent growth Wind power has gained significant momentum throughout Europe over the past year. In 2016, energy developers in Europe installed more wind turbines than any other form of power, beating out coal in terms of new installed capacity. Many European countries have begun showing favor for wind energy due to the vast potential it holds. These countries have access to strong wind currents that have, until recently, gone unused for the purpose of generating electrical power. Wind capacity grows by 8% in…

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Acciona aims to expand Spain’s wind energy market

Pamplona could become a leader in Spain’s wind energy market A Spanish town named Pamplona could soon become one of the country’s greatest wind energy producers. The town has long been a tourist attraction for the famous running of the bulls event. Every year, people throughout the world flock to Pamlona to witness or participate in this event. Soon, The town may be better known for its use of wind energy rather than just its bulls. An energy company called Acciona has big plans for wind energy and believes that…

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Wind energy is on its way to becoming a major force in Europe

Wind power could become the largest source of energy in Europe Wind energy may become Europe’s largest source of electrical power by 2030. The European Wind Energy Association has released a new report that shows that wind power is on its way to surpass the generation capacity of traditional forms of energy. Within the coming decade, wind power could see explosive growth throughout the region, especially as more countries begin showing support for this form of energy and become more environmentally friendly. Report highlights the growing potential of wind energy…

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Trains in the Netherlands to run exclusively on wind energy

By 2018 Dutch trains could be entirely powered by wind. In just three years, the Dutch rail network will operate only on wind energy under a new agreement made between power company Eneco and VIVENS, an energy procurement joint venture made up of Netherlands Railways (NS), Veolia, Arriva, Connexxion, and rail freight firms, reported Railway Technology. Approximately half of the electric trains in the Neterlands operate entirely on wind power. According to the Railway Technology report, at present, almost half of traction power on the 2,900km ProRail 1.5kV DC network,…

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Onshore wind energy may be the world’s cheapest form of power

European Commission report highlights the affordability of wind power Onshore wind energy may not be the world’s least expensive form of power, according to a report from the European Commission. Over the years, wind power has become a very popular form of renewable energy, competition with solar power and nuclear energy as viable alternatives to fossil-fuels. In the past, wind power was quite expensive, largely due to the costs involved in building and deploying wind turbines. Advances in technology and manufacturing have helped dramatically reduce the cost of wind energy,…

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Companies come together to boost Europe’s wind energy capacity

Gamesa and Areva team to launch new joint venture Gamesa and Areva, both prominent developers of wind turbines, have announced that they are partnering in order to bring more wind energy capacity to the European market. The two companies have come together to form a joint venture that will serve as a type of testing ground for new wind turbines coming from both of its parent companies. The joint venture will produce electrical power that will be used in various parts of Europe. Joint venture aims to address market needs…

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Wind energy now cheaper than coal in Europe

Energy utility releases information showing that wind power is now less expensive than coal Wind energy may now be the least expensive form of power in Europe, according to Portugal’s EDP, a prominent energy utility. The utility has released information that suggests onshore wind energy is not more affordable than coal and oil, making it one of the most economically attractive forms of power in Europe. Wind energy has already managed to find strong support from many European countries, some of whom are investing heavily in offshore wind projects, but…

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