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Geothermal Power, Media Review, 30th September 2014

Geothermal Power Plant

New Zealand : 166 MW Geothermal power station opened near Taupo

A state of the art geothermal power station has been opened near Taupo in New Zealand. Te Mihi was built over three years and cost $623 million and means Contact Energy can now cut back on using its gas-fired stations in Taranaki and Auckland. The station helps power more than 1,600,000 New Zealand homes. With two 83 MW steam turbines, the plant has been built to reduce risk and maximise capacity.

To read the full article : New Zealand : 166 MW Geothermal power station opened near Taupo.
For market statistics : New Zealand Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014 18:59

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Renewable Facts, Media Review, 27th September

Geothermal Power Plant

Geothermal agency spends Sh60b to boost national grid with 490MW

The Geothermal Development Company, which is tasked with accelerating the generation of geothermal power, has spent more than Sh60 billion in the last five years. Since its inception, it has developed 490MW worth of steam. In addition, it has 84 geothermal wells, 59 of which have been drilled within the last five years at a cost of Sh29 billion. DC has also bought seven deep drilling rigs and drilling materials for 100 wells at a cost of Sh28 billion, undertaken infrastructural works required for geothermal drilling, including access roads and water pipelines at an approximate cost of Sh3 billion. The company has a target to deliver 810MW to the national grid by December 2016. This comprises 150MW from Suswa field, 200MW from Baringo-Silali block and 460MW from Menengai. Already 90MW have been confirmed in Menengai. GDC has also advertised for construction of another 60MW power plant.

To read the full article : Geothermal agency spends Sh60b to boost national grid with 490MW.
For market statistics : Kenya Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 September 2014 18:35

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Renewable Power in the Americas, Media Review, 23rd September 2014

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Bolivia Expects 163 Megawatts of Renewable Power Within 10 Years

Bolivia expects to have at least 163 megawatts of renewable energy capacity in operation within 10 years. Bolivia’s first wind farm went into operation this year, the 3-megawatt Colpana project that may eventually be expanded to 24 megawatts.

To read the full article : Bolivia Expects 163 Megawatts of Renewable Power Within 10 Years.
For market statistics : Bolivia Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 19:16

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Solar Power, Media Review, 23rd September 2014

USA Solar Power

The Top 10 U.S. States for Solar Power — And What They Can Teach Us

The United States is witnessing a solar energy revolution with a massive, 120-fold increase in solar capacity over the last decade. The solar market in the U.S. had its second largest quarter in 2014. A huge 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity was installed in the first quarter, enough to power 3 million homes. This is the result of increasing awareness among Americans, as each year tens of thousands of them opt to install solar panels in order to reap the benefits of clean, natural and renewable energy from the sun. Why is solar energy on the rise?

To read the full article : The Top 10 U.S. States for Solar Power — And What They Can Teach Us.
For market statistics : United States Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 19:13

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Renewable Facts, Media Review, 20th September

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UK Installs First 6 MW Wind Turbine In North Sea

The United Kingdom celebrated the installation of its first 6 MW wind turbine over the weekend, having erected the first of 35 Siemens 6 MW turbines at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The Westermost Rough offshore wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy and its partners Marubeni Corporation and the UK Green Investment Bank. The project marks the first time that the Siemens 6 MW turbine will be used at a commercial level. Upon completion, the farm will have a total capacity of 210 MW and generate enough electricity to power approximately 210,000 UK homes.

To read the full article : UK Installs First 6 MW Wind Turbine In North Sea.
For market statistics : United Kingdom Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 19:08

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