A personal quest to promote the use of wind energy and hydrogen technology in the Great Lakes area of the United States. The Great Lakes area is in a unique position to become an energy exporting region through these and other renewable energy technologies. *Update 2014: Just do it everywhere - Dan*
Monday, August 08, 2016
Vestas' big Iowan win, restructured Impsa opens factory
ARGENTINA: One week after signing a major restructuring deal to save the company, Argentinean engineering firm Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona (Impsa) has inaugurated a new wind turbine factory in the west of the country.
NETHERLANDS: The announcement of the Borselle auction results was greeted by the offshore wind industry with a mixture of astonishment, delight, and (from competitors) a little concern. Dong Energy had beaten the €100/MWh levelised cost of energy (LCOE) barrier well ahead of schedule.
JAPAN: Marubeni Corporation has signed an agreement with a consortium of companies, including utilities, to carry out feasibility studies for its two proposed projects at Akita Port and Noshiro Port in Akita Prefecture, in the northern part of the major Japanese island.
NETHERLANDS: Tennet and four partners will begin a pilot scheme to investigate whether clean power, including wind, can provide reserve power to national grids.
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ARGENTINA: Competition in the first tender under Argentina's new renewables programme Renovar is likely to be even tougher after the government put back the deadline for offers and removed a series of restrictions on which companies can participate.
SERBIA: Serbia has laid the groundwork for the construction of 500MW in wind farms with the approval and publication of long-awaited renewable-energy legislation on power purchasing agreement criteria, incentives and other details of the market framework.
WORLDWIDE: Despite the additional challenges and costs involved, cold-climates sites are increasingly attractive to developers thanks to their high winds and location in mature markets. And technological advances have made tackling icy conditions easier.