Wind power Stories May 11

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The Biden administration has approved Vineyard Wind 1, the first major offshore wind farm in federal waters.
  • The IEA raises its forecast for global wind and solar growth by another 25% compared to six months ago.
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Wind power Stories May 6

The costs of most existing coal-fired power plants in the US are now more expensive than the total costs of wind and solar as a result of their plunging costs, according to a new study.

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Wind power Stories May 5

Enel Green Power North America, headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, has started construction on five new clean energy projects in the US. The new wind, solar, and hybrid projects announced today represent more than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity and 319 megawatts (MW) of battery storage capacity.

The five new projects under construction in Texas, Illinois, and Oklahoma will generate over 4.1 TWh of renewable electricity per year, capable of powering more than 525,000 US households annually. All five projects announced today have offtake agreements for a portion of their output.

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Wind power Stories May 4

Danish clean energy giant Ørsted has just completed its very first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project, and it’s in the US.

Its Permian Energy Center project (pictured above), a 460 MW solar and 40 MW battery storage facility, is in Andrews County, Texas.

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Wind power Stories April 26

A team at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow has figured out how to recycle glass-reinforced polymer composites (GRP) that are used in wind turbine blades. The university has partnered with Norwegian offshore wind developer Aker Offshore Wind and green investment company Aker Horizons to implement its new technology.

This plan could potentially prevent a huge number of wind turbine blades from ending up in garbage dumps.

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Wind power Stories April 19

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Researchers produce ultrawhite paint that can cool buildings and reduce the need for air conditioning.
  • Vietnam’s largest wind farm comes online.
  • China and US pledge to cooperate on fighting climate change.
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Wind power Stories April 7

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Texas wind power topped 10.4 million MWh in March – 2 million MWh above its previous high.
  • The UK’s power grid emissions fell to a record low on Monday.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Wind power Stories April 6

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Solar and wind led the record growth of renewables globally in 2020, according to IRENA.
  • South Dakota wants to subsidize more EV charging stations.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Wind power Stories April 2

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The first-generation Irene Vorrink wind farm is coming down. What happens next?
  • The SEC rules that Chevron must allow a shareholder proposal asking for a transparent account of how a net-zero by 2050 scenario will affect its operations and performance. 
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Wind power Stories April 1

GE Renewable Energy has made an agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy, a global clean energy developer and operator, to provide wind turbines for the 1.48 gigawatt North Central Wind Energy Facilities in Oklahoma.

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