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Offshore Wind Development in India: FOWIND Commissions India’s First LiDAR for Offshore Wind Resource Assessments in Gujarat

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power

02 November 2017, New Delhi – The FOWIND Consortium is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of India’s first offshore LiDAR, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat.

The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the …

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FOWIND Launches New Report on Grid Integration for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by development of offshore wind power

NEW DELHI, 23 October – The FOWIND Consortium launched a new report today: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led …

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REN21 is looking for a new Executive Secretary

Christine Lins, REN21’s Executive Secretary since July 2011, is stepping down from her current position. REN21 is therefore seeking an outstanding, experienced individual to head its Secretariat.  The post is based in Paris/France and involves a good deal of international travel. Interested candidates are invited to consult the vacancy notice. Application deadline is 17 November, 2017.

 

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German WindEnergy Association presents business opportunities in Argentina

Berlin.  At this year’s HusumWind the German WindEnergy Association (BWE) presented barriers, business models and recommendations for wind energy development in Argentina. The business breakfast was opened by BWE-president Hermann Albers, Argentine General Consul Fernando Brun and RE-Network Schleswig-Holstein’s managing director, Sascha Wiesner.

In collaboration with eclareon and the Argentine RE-association (CADER) the project analysed framework conditions and barriers as …

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Wind companies working to restore operations to 100% after earthquake in Mexico

From the first hours after the earthquake wind energy companies have been helping with cleaning and recovery as well as with the loan of machinery to remove debris.

The wind companies affiliated to the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE) with operations in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec are working to restore normal operations.

Wind farms in the region, in coordination with the federal, …

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Mainstream Renewable Power Announces Changes to its Senior Management Structure

Dublin – 6 September

Mainstream Renewable Power, the world’s largest independent wind and solar company is making a number of changes to its senior management structure.

Eddie O’Connor, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer for the last nine years has assumed the role of Executive Chairman, while Andy Kinsella, currently Group Chief Operating Officer becomes Group Chief Executive. Sir Roy Gardner, …

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New market rules set to enable US$ 6bn in investment in Argentina’s renewable power sector

-Government, industry to discuss implications of rules at seminar in Buenos Aires 1 September

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Buenos Aires, 1 September. New market rules which will allow large power users to directly meet their renewable power obligations through private supply contracts could lead to up to US$ 6 bn being invested in Argentina’s energy sector …

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Europe adds 6.1 GW of wind energy capacity in first half of 2017

WindEurope releases H1 wind energy statistics 

BRUSSELS, 27 JULY 2017 – 6.1 GW of extra wind energy capacity was installed in Europe in the first half of 2017, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure puts Europe on course for a bumper year for installations, although hides some worrying trends.

A total of 4.8 GW of onshore wind capacity was installed …

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Wind Power leading the charge to drive out fossils

-Wind power has crossed the 500GW milestone – Global Wind Day 2017

 15 June, Brussels. Today we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 alone $112.5 billion were invested in wind power globally, and the industry now …

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GLOBAL WIND DAY CELEBRATES INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENTS AND BENEFITS COMMUNITIES

South Africa joins countries across the globe to celebrate Global Wind Day 2017.  This worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June, is a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth.

In more than 80 countries worldwide, wind farms generate clean and renewable power, and South …

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