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U.S. Extends Wind Energy Taproots into Zambia

 A U.S. trade division said it awarded a $1 million grant to support a feasibility study for the development of a 130 megawatt wind farm in Zambia. Zambia relies on hydroelectricity for nearly all of its energy needs, which left the country...

Oman’s First Wind Farm Project to be Constructed

Oman is to have its first wind farm, courtesy of Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy development agency Masdar. Zaywa...

Hutchinson Wind-Power Plant Announces 140 Layoffs

Officials with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced that 140 employees would lose their jobs at its Hutchinson plant in late September. The Spain-based company says the layoffs were prompted by a reduction in orders. The company says it...

LEEDCo Wind Turbine Hearing Set for November, Project Would Put 6 Turbines in Lake Erie

The Ohio Power Siting Board wants to hear the public's opinion of the proposed Lake Erie wind turbine project. The siting board has set a formal public hearing for 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in Cleveland City Council chambers. Anyone can testify. A court...

GE and AGL Develop Australia’s Largest Wind Farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

GE (NYSE:GE) announced an agreement with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to supply and install 123 wind turbines for the Coopers Gap wind farm project at Cooranga North, 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. PARF is a partnership...

Bachmann awarded condition monitoring contract for TransAlta’s Melancthon Wind Farm in Canada

Bachmann Electronic has been selected as the Condition Monitoring System (CMS) provider to one of Canada’s largest power producers. TransAlta, commissioned an upgrade to its Melancthon wind farm located in Ontario, Canada. The wind farm, which is...

ZephIR Lidar Expands Engineering Team

ZephIR Lidar, a leading wind lidar manufacturer, has announced the expansion of its Engineering and Supply Chain Team as part of a larger strategy to increase production and meet the growing demand for more accurate wind measurements within the wind...

Aviva, China Resources Mull Bids for U.K. Wind Farms

Aviva Plc and China Resources Power Holdings Co. are among...

German Onshore Wind Power Costs Plummet in Second Auction

The cost electricity from the next bunch of onshore wind farms in Germany fell by a quarter in a government auction for power purchase contracts run by the regulator Bnetza Bidders dominated by 

Vestas Receives Order for the Largest Wind Park in Mexico

Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one of the largest wind power projects in Latin America.   Established in...

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The Wake Effect: Impacting turbine siting agreements

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New Tools to Determine Wind Energy & Solar Power Potential on Contaminated Lands

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