Microsoft to purchase wind energy from a GE wind farm in Ireland

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Microsoft enters into long term power purchase agreement with GE Microsoft has signed an agreement with General Electric that will see the technology company purchasing all new wind energy capacity from GE’s newest wind farm in Ireland. Called the Tullahennel Wind Farm, the project is located in County Kerry. The wind energy system has a maximum capacity of 37 megawatts. Microsoft will be purchasing all of this electricity for the next 15 years. This represents one of the largest clean energy purchases that Microsoft has made in recent years. Agreement…

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Irish offshore wind energy system gains new support from Parkwind

Offshore wind energy - cliffs in Ireland

Parkwind has become a strategic partner in the Oriel Wind Farm An offshore wind energy system being built in Ireland has received a major investment that could speed up development. Parkwind, an offshore wind developer based in Belgium, has announced that it has become a strategic partner in the Oriel Wind Farm. The project is being developed in the North West Irish Sea, some 22 kilometers from Dundalk. Parkwind has invested in the project in order to aid in its development, offering expertise and financial support. New wind project will…

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Wind energy is helping Ireland reach its 2020 renewable goals

IWEA says wind power is responsible for Ireland staying on track to meet its renewable energy target. According to new figures from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), so far, in 2015, approximately 142 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy production capacity has been installed in the country, which represents a total investment of €225 million, reported Business & Leadership. In 2014, €352 million was invested in wind power projects in Ireland. IWEA CEO Kenneth Matthews said that Ireland has remained on track to meet its 2020 renewable electricity goals…

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GE invests in two wind energy projects in Ireland

General Electric Energy Financial Services has acquired two wind farms in Ireland from Element Power General Electric Energy Financial Services has announced that it has made its first equity investment in wind energy in Ireland. The firm has acquired two wind projects that are taking root in the country. These wind farms has been managed by Element Power, but are now a part of General Electric’s expanding renewable energy portfolio. Investing in clean energy can be a risky endeavor, but GE has been showing strong interest in the capabilities of…

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