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Solar Industry Experienced Positive Growth In 2012

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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Solar Industry Experienced Positive Growth In 2012

The renewable-energy industry has by no means been healthier than now, by the looks of it. In spite that natural gas has become more cost efficient. This year the wind-turbine installation in the U.S. has actually overtaken the installation of new natural-gas capacity. In 2012, new wind capacity had reached 6,519 MW as of Nov. [...]

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California Had The Largest increase of Wind Power in The States – 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

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California Had The Largest increase of Wind Power in The States – 2012

2011 experienced strong progress in wind power capacity in California Grid. According to a report published by the U.S. Department of Energy, California had the strongest addition of wind power to the grid in the US. High honors were received by several states, which included but not limited to Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Colorado. [...]

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World’s Largest Wind Farm Now Operational

Sunday, November 18, 2012

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World’s Largest Wind Farm Now Operational

The London Array Offshore Wind Farm is now generating its first power was announced by DONG Energy, E.ON, and Masdar. The 630MW scheme which is located in the Thames Estuary will produce sufficient power to supply over 470,000 UK homes with electricity, when fully functional and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. 151 [...]

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Wind Energy Experienced Significant Growth

Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Wind Energy Experienced Significant Growth

A rising determinant of global energy supply is large-scale wind energy. Worldwide energy consumption continues to rapidly increase due to economic and population growth. Between 1973 and 2006, the total primary energy supply for all uses almost doubled and electricity generation had more than tripled. A large portion came from fossil fuels such as coal, [...]

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Research Say’s it is a Reality Wind Energy Can Meet Future Energy Needs

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Research Say’s it is a Reality Wind Energy Can Meet Future Energy Needs

The next 20 years could see the world’s energy needs being filled by wind power, was announced by Stanford University. A climate model has been developed by The University’s School of Engineering and the University of Delaware and was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It was claimed that it [...]

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Wind Power Demand Not As Strong As Expected

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Wind Power Demand Not As Strong As Expected

Being well-known for its potential to offer clean and abundant electricity, wind power has become one of the fastest-growing energy sources around the world. By 2030, the Department of Energy of the USA, has estimated that wind power could constitute 20 percent of the nation’s electricity supply. The USA has passed Germany to become the [...]

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Nordex is investing in Ireland

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Nordex is investing in Ireland

Both Glenought and 15 MW Gibbett Hill Wind Farms will have its wind turbines provided by Nordex for its second phase. Nordex has been awarded a contract to deliver and assemble seven high wind turbines for the Glenought 2 and Gibbett Hill projects, both projects are Irish. The two projects are located at winded elevated [...]

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Brazil: Iberdrola and Neoenergia Are Investing In Wind Energy

Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Brazil: Iberdrola and Neoenergia Are Investing In Wind Energy

IBERDROLA, the globe leader in wind energy, and Brazilian consortium NEOENERGIA are signing ten loans for the sum of 300 million, with Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento Economico y Social (BNDES) and with Banco do Brasil. Iberdrola and Neoenergia, for the umpteenth time, will finance 10 wind power farms in Brazil. Brazil has been one of [...]

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A 12-Megawatt Solar Power Plant In New Mexico

Sunday, July 1, 2012

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A 12-Megawatt Solar Power Plant In New Mexico

On June 19, 2012, Las Cruces, New Mexico joined the growing number of clean energy communities with the inauguration of a 12-megawatt solar power plant located near the Las Cruces International Airport. The El Paso Electric Company (EPE) and SunEdison, a global solar-energy service provider, collaborated to create and activate the solar farm in May [...]

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Banks in South Africa Willing To Finance Solar Energy Projects

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Banks in South Africa Willing To Finance Solar Energy Projects

The energy industry in South Africa has a bright outlook. It is estimated that about 8.4 GW of power comes from solar photovoltaic. Solar power and wind energy contribute about 1GW and 8. 4GW of power respectively, to the countries energy needs. Standard Bank finance power head, Alastair Campbell states that despite the rigid terms [...]

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