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*
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
EDP Renewables wins $342M in financing for 2 US wind farms
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Opinion: Homegrown wind drives economic prosperity in Iowa | Report: Europe to add 140 GW of installed wind capacity by 2025 | Falvez Energy secures financing for 163-MW Texas project
Wind energy has been a major driver of economic growth in Iowa as it creates jobs, encourages investments in manufacturing, provides rural landowners with revenue and helps communities, writes state Sen. Tony Bisignano. "Iowa is well positioned to continue as a leader in the wind industry," he writes.
Europe is poised to add 140 gigawatts of installed wind capacity through 2025, according to research firm MAKE. The report said Germany would likely lead the pack with 36 GW of new installed wind capacity, followed by the UK and Turkey at 15.7 GW and 13.5 GW, respectively.
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Falvez Energy has secured financing for its Falvez Astra wind farm in Texas, which will have a total capacity of 163 megawatts, according to the company. The project is expected to use 68 General Electric 2.4-MW 107 turbines.
EDP Renewables North America has arranged $342 million in financing from two undisclosed lenders for a pair of wind farms in the US. The deal includes the 250-megawatt Hidalgo wind farm in Texas and the 78-MW Jericho project in New York.
Mainstream Renewable Power and General Electric will invest $1.5 billion to expand Vietnam's wind industry, according to the companies. "Delivering low-cost renewable energy in high-growth markets such as Vietnam is Mainstream's key strategic focus," Mainstream Chief Operating Officer Andy Kinsella said.
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Siemens has introduced a new owl-inspired blade add-on dubbed the DinoTail that is expected to curb turbine sound, according to the company. The new design will be included on Siemens' new SWT 3.3-megawatt 130LN turbine.
Senvion is not planning on participating in any large-scale mergers or consolidation activity despite moves from other players, according to CEO Juergen Geissinger. The company, instead, would focus on small acquisitions and internal growth, Geissinger said.
Envision Energy is hoping to expand its footprint in Northern Europe by investing about $1.1 billion over a 3 to 5-year period, according to CEO and founder Lei Zhang. "We think we can offer better products, hardware and software," he said.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton touted the importance of renewables and clean energy development during the first of three presidential debates on Monday. "We can have enough clean energy to power every home; we can build a new modern electric grid," she said.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spoke at the Center for American Progress's Upgrading America's Infrastructure conference this morning, highlighting how updating America's infrastructure creates jobs, protects public health and grows greater access to renewable energy like wind power. Read more.
These stories were selected and summarized by independent editors at SmartBrief Inc., not by AWEA's staff, and do not represent AWEA positions. They reflect the variety of daily coverage of American wind power.