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Renewable Facts, Media Review, 26th July

Offshore Wind Farm

European wind industry warns of offshore slowdown

The construction of offshore wind farms across Europe is starting to slow down, despite nearly 5GW of new capacity being built in the first half of this year. Figures from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) published this week revealed that 16 offshore wind farms were under construction in the first six months of this year, offering 4.9GW of total power capacity. The UK led the market, connecting 532MW of new offshore wind capacity to the grid across 147 turbines at five wind farms, while Belgium linked up 141MW from 47 turbines and Germany hooked up 30 turbines providing 108MW. The figures mean that Europe now hosts more than 2,300 offshore wind turbines across 73 sites and 11 countries, said EWEA.

To read the full article : European wind industry warns of offshore slowdown.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:02

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Renewable Facts, Media Review, 19th July

Uganda

Time for Uganda to explore its wind energy potential

According to Uganda’s renewable energy policy 2007, wind data collected by the country’s meteorology department concluded that wind energy is available and sufficient for power generation especially in the south western part districts of Kabaale, Ntungamo, Kisoro and around Mt Elgon,Karamoja areas with the average wind speed at 4m/s(meters per second). wind energy potential can therefore be harnessed as an alternative power source and for diversification of Uganda’s power sector.

To read the full article : Time for Uganda to explore its wind energy potential.
For market statistics : Uganda Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014 18:31

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Renewable Facts, Media Review, 13th July

Canada Wind Farm

450 MW of wind farms destined for Kansas, New Mexico

EDF Renewable Energy has awarded two contracts to Vestas to support the 150MW Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas and the 300MW Roosevelt Wind Project in New Mexico, US. Under the first contract, Vestas will supply 75 V110-2.0MW turbines for the 150MW Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas. Vestas will also provide 150 V100-2.0MW turbines for the 300 MW Roosevelt Wind Project in New Mexico, as part of the second project.

To read the full article : 450 MW of wind farms destined for Kansas, New Mexico.
For market statistics : United States Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 July 2014 19:10

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Renewable Facts, Media Review, 6th July

Wind Farm

Philippines - more renewable power projects needed

The Energy Department of the Philippines has said that more renewable energy projects can still qualify for feed-in tariff rates that are meant to ensure the viability of power plants harnessing natural resources. The agency asked renewable energy developers to submit more applications for feed-in tariff rates to accelerate the exploration, development and optimal use of renewable energy sources. It said in a statement the race for feed-in tariff allocation entitlement was on-going. Feed-in tariff is the rate per kilowatt-hour charged for generating each type of renewable energy source over a 20-year period. The agency said the installation targets of run of river hydro (250 megawatts), biomass (250 MW), wind (200 MW) and ocean (10 MW) remain available. The government also set an installation target of 50 MW for solar.

To read the full article : Philippines - more renewable power projects needed.
For market statistics : Philippines Renewable Facts.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 July 2014 15:23

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Renewable Facts, Media Review, 29th June

Renewable Energy

World Gets 22% of Electricity From Renewable Energy

The Renewables 2014 Global Status Report released earlier this month has good news for the environment, namely that an estimated 22.1% of the world’s electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013. That percentage is expected to rise as countries across the globe pour money and resources into alternative, clean energy. The U.S. ranks second, after China, for annual investment in renewable energy and for generating electricity from renewable sources, yet the U.S. has a lower share of energy (13%) generated from renewable sources than the world average of 22.1%, according to the data compiled by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, an international, government-supported institute that supports renewable-energy development. That’s because the U.S. uses a lot of electricity and resources in general.

To read the full article : World Gets 22% of Electricity From Renewable Energy.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:17

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