New offshore wind energy project gains momentum in Germany

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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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EDF Renewable Energy opens a new wind energy system

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New wind farm can produce enough energy to power 78,000 homes EDF Renewable Energy has launched a new wind energy project 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The new project is comprised of 92 wind turbines that have been developed by Vestas. The Energy Information Administration believes that the project will be capable of generating enough electricity to power 78,000 average homes. An estimated 474,000 metric tons of carbon emissions are expected to be displaced by the project, comparable to removing 100,000 passenger vehicles from the road. Electricity from the wind…

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Google invests in Kenya’s largest wind energy system

Google is investing in the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Google has announced that it will be investing in a wind energy project in Kenya, which is one of the largest of its kind in Africa. The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project first broke ground in July of this year. The massive energy system is expected to become a very valuable resource for Kenya, which has been working to become more environmentally friendly and embrace clean energy in recent years. Renewable energy may also help the country reduce its reliance…

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Stealth technology comes to the wind energy space

New technology may be put to use at a wind farm in France A new kind of wind farm could soon be under construction in France. The wind farm is meant to serve as a demonstration for new wind turbine technology, which would create “stealth” turbines. Wind farms have often been criticized for their impact on ground radar systems. The blades of a turbine interfere with radar signals by returning them to their origin. As such, ground radar systems can sometimes confuse wind farms for aircraft and weather systems. Aircraft…

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New turbines to be used at offshore wind energy system in the UK

Vestas builds new turbines with an energy potential of 8MW Vestas, a manufacturer of wind turbines, has developed a massive new turbine that has the potential to produce as much as 8 megawatts of electrical power. These turbines are some of the largest of their kind in the world, and they have finally found a home in the United Kingdom. DONG Energy, a Danish energy developer, has been working on the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm and is in need of new turbines. UK continues to show aggressive support…

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First Wind orders new turbines from Vestas

Wind energy developer purchases turbines from Vestas Vestas, a leading developer of wind turbines, has received a new order from First Wind, a wind energy developer based in the U.S. First Wind is currently working on several projects throughout the country and is facing a growing need for new wind turbines. As such, the company has ordered approximately 150 megawatts worth of wind turbines from Vestas, which are expected to be delivered within the coming months. Wind power may be heavily influenced by politics The projects that First Wind is…

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Production Tax Credit extension heralded as victory for wind energy industry

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Production Tax Credit extension praised by wind energy developers The U.S. wind energy industry received some good news for the new year as federal lawmakers agreed to extend the Production Tax Credit, which helps support various wind energy products throughout the country. The extension was approved as part of a legislative deal that would help the U.S. avoid its “fiscal cliff” problem. The extension ensures that wind energy projects taking root throughout the U.S. will continue to receive the financial support they rely on to take form. Vestas calls extension…

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