Wind Energy

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:04:00 UTC

ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite Applications

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual cycles.… read more
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:12:00 UTC

The Big Embrace: Electric Utilities Accept Wind and Solar as Reliable Sources, Plan for the Long Haul

Despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that the Clean Power Plan is being repealed, the attractive cost of renewables and improvements in battery storage technology mean that wind- and solar-generated power are here to stay.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 UTC

Proposed Tax Reform Bill Has ‘Disastrous Implications’ for Renewable Energy

Last week, both houses of the U.S. congress passed versions of a tax reform bill. As readers might recall, tax reform was one of the platforms on which Trump ran for president and getting a major tax reform bill passed would be a big win for him. Each version of the bill has implications for the renewable energy industry but the wind industry is particularly worried about the House bill.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:17:26 UTC

New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys

A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible for the toys' wind-up more
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:44:00 UTC

DERs and Grid Optimization — The Next Phase of the Grid Modernization Journey

The call for grid modernization is occurring across the world and utilities are positioned at the forefront of this industry transformation. While some states and countries are moving at a more rapid pace than others, grid modernization is a necessary outcome for utilities to ensure long-term sustainability.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:41:00 UTC

Orsted Green Bond Bets on the Future of the Planet

Orsted A/S, the Danish company built on oil and gas extraction, will issue its first green bonds as it moves toward completing a transition to renewable energy.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:16:00 UTC

Government of Wallonia of Belgium Commits €1 Million to IRENA to Support New NDC Facility

The Government of Wallonia of Belgium has committed €1 million to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of the Government’s support of renewable energy as a key pillar of international climate efforts.… read more
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:24:00 UTC

New North Sea Wind Atlas to Inform Future Offshore Developments

Wind farm operators in the North Sea will have a new atlas for wind resources in the region to help them identify how much power they can generate and how robust turbines should be.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:44:00 UTC

Wind Energy Feels the Force of World Markets

Vestas Wind Systems A/S lost about a fifth of its stock market value after the Danish company said it was squeezing less profit out of sales of equipment and services compared with a year ago because of increased competition. Before last week’s plunge, the shares had risen 15 percent this year.  

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:20:00 UTC

Enel to Bid in Mexico Power Auction After Raising $1.35 Billion

Enel Green Power SpA, the renewable-energy unit of Europe’s largest utility, plans to bid in Mexico’s power auction this month after raising $1.35 billion with a deal to sell stakes in eight wind and solar projects in the country in October.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:58:00 UTC

Clean Energy Is Overtaking Coal in This Competitive Electricity Market

Look around the U.S. and you’ll find plenty of examples of smart policy that is driving the adoption of cleaner, more efficient energy resources. In particular, California, New York, and Illinois are all leveraging policy to reduce carbon pollution and transition to a 21st century electric grid.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:22:00 UTC

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).… read more
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:05:00 UTC

California's Plans for Offshore Wind Run into Navy Opposition

As California pushes forward in its transition to clean energy, the state faces hard choices in its most futuristic initiative yet: offshore wind power. State and federal officials are engaged in an intensive planning process for the first auction of zones for development of giant wind farms in the Pacific.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:23:00 UTC


Energy innovations will be centered on digital technologies and the strategic use of data, according to new research published. A shift is coming in the energy industry from a focus on hardware to the increased importance of software in order to make systems more efficient, resilient, and digital. … read more
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:11:00 UTC

Modernization Efforts Are Poised to Dramatically Reconfigure the Electric Grid

It’s been nearly two years since the release of the GridWise Alliance’s last Grid Modernization Index (GMI-3). The results of the just-released GMI-4, GridWise’s latest tracking of grid modernization efforts across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, demonstrates increased participation in and acceleration of grid modernization efforts across the nation – as clean energy, distributed resources, smart meters, and other technology adoption expands.

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