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Large-scale wind and solar power ‘could green the Sahara’ – BBC News

BBC NewsLarge-scale wind and solar power ‘could green the Sahara’BBC NewsInstalling huge numbers of solar panels and wind turbines in the Sahara desert would have a major impact on rainfall, vegetation and temperatures, researchers say. They found that the actions of wind turbines would double the amount of rain that would …Massive Saharan Solar & Wind Farms Could Increase RainfallCourthouse News ServiceWind and solar farms could bring regular rains to the Sahara DesertMother Nature NetworkBig wind, solar farms could boost rain in Sahara: StudyManila Bulletinall 12 news articles »

Ex-Alstom wind chief Rannou named Senvion CEO – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyEx-Alstom wind chief Rannou named Senvion CEOWindpower MonthlyRannou was most recently chief executive of GE Renewable Energy’s hydro division, following the US conglomerate’s takeover of the power and grid business of Alstom. He will step in to the new role from March 2019 “at the latest”, the firm said. He also …and more »

Wind and solar farms can make their own weather, including extra rain over the Sahara – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWind and solar farms can make their own weather, including extra rain over the SaharaLos Angeles TimesYou already know that using solar and wind power can influence the climate by reducing our dependence on heat-trapping fossil fuels. Now scientists say these renewable forms of energy can change the climate more directly — and do it in ways that might …Filling Sahara with solar and wind farms would double local rainfallNew ScientistWind and solar power plants in Sahara could turn desert greenThe IndependentLarge wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetationPhys.OrgScience Magazine -Daily Mailall 12 news articles »

World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in Irish Sea – CNN International

CNN InternationalWorld’s largest offshore wind farm opens in Irish SeaCNN InternationalComprising 87 turbines, each around twice the height of Big Ben, the Walney Extension covers an area of 145 square kilometers and has a total capacity of 659 megawatts — the most produced by any single wind farm on the planet, according to Danish …Largest offshore wind farm opens off England’s coastEngadgetWorld’s largest offshore wind farm opens off northwest EnglandReutersWalney £1bn offshore wind farm is world’s largestBBC NewsFinancial Times -Yale Environment 360 -The Guardian -Orstedall 107 news articles »

Wind turbines: How much power can they provide? – Science Daily

Wind turbines: How much power can they provide?Science DailyWind power is an important pillar in Germany’s energy policy turnaround: According to the German government, the resource should cover 65 percent of German electricity needs by 2030, along with solar, hydropower and biomass. In a recent study, Dr.and more »

Wind turbines could appear off Atlantic City shore by 2020 – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comWind turbines could appear off Atlantic City shore by 2020NorthJersey.comThree wind turbines could sprout off the Atlantic City shore within two years, a modest start toward Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of powering millions of households from ocean breezes. San Diego-based EDF Renewables has submitted an application to operate a …New Jersey advances offshore wind power projectElectric Light & Powerall 76 news articles »

French trade bodies welcome new minister – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyFrench trade bodies welcome new ministerWindpower MonthlyThe FEE also called for a 45% target for renewable energy by 2030 — an increase from the 40% target in France’s Energy Transition Law — with 23% to be supplied by wind power, to be formalised in the PPE. Targets for onshore and offshore wind need to …and more »

Groundbreaking ‘spinning’ wind turbine wins UK Dyson award – The Guardian

The GuardianGroundbreaking ‘spinning’ wind turbine wins UK Dyson awardThe GuardianThe turbine is a 25cm sphere with geometric vents siting on a fixed axis. It spins when wind hits it from any direction. When wind energy turns the device, gears drive a generator which converts the power of the wind into electricity. This can either …Omnidirectional wind turbine wins UK design awardWindpower MonthlyMultidirectional wind turbine breezes to top spot in Dyson AwardThe EngineerO-Wind Turbine: James Dyson Award National UK WinnerYouTubeall 18 news articles »

Offshore wind power stations on the East Coast would bring in 25000 jobs – FreightWaves

FreightWavesOffshore wind power stations on the East Coast would bring in 25000 jobsFreightWavesEarlier this year, the Trump government proposed to open nearly all of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelves (OCS) to offshore oil and gas drilling, a move speculated to help bolster U.S. energy production and cater better to domestic needs. However …5 Stats About Offshore Wind Power That’ll Blow You AwayMotley FoolAsia’s 100-GW offshore wind potential could replace 350M tonnes of coal generationOffshore Wind Journalall 4 news articles »

Brexit no-deal ‘threatens’ European climate action – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyBrexit no-deal ‘threatens’ European climate actionWindpower MonthlyEUROPE: Any Brexit deal between the EU and the UK should contain a Climate and Energy Chapter, as settling for a “more conventional” free trade agreement would risk undermining efforts to implement the COP21 deal, business groups have warned.Brexit could drive up energy bills, say power firmsThe Guardianall 1,131 news articles »

Nordex to supply and service Argentinian project – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyNordex to supply and service Argentinian projectWindpower MonthlyAES Argentina Generación’s Energética wind farm will be located near the port city of Bahía Blanca in Buenos Aires province and will comprise 30 AW132/3300 turbines. Nordex will assemble the turbines and their 120-metre high concrete towers in …Nordex wins 99MW order in Argentina’s Buenos Aires provinceRechargeall 7 news articles »

PTC India looking at wind exit – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyPTC India looking at wind exitWindpower MonthlyThe investors expressed concerns about new non-core business investments, many of which are non-performing assets, and have asked the management to focus on core business of power trading….

GIP acquires NRG Energy’s renewables unit – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyGIP acquires NRG Energy’s renewables unitWindpower MonthlyThe deal includes NRG Energy’s controlling stake and 46% economic interest in yieldco, NRG Yield, which has an operational portfolio comprising wind, solar, and natural gas projects with a combined capacity of more than 5.1GW. NRG Yield had owned 32 …and more »

Vestas confirms Senegalese project build – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyVestas confirms Senegalese project buildWindpower MonthlyIn an interview with Windpower Monthly in June, Lekela CEO Chris Antonopoulos said investors could play a role in helping local communities across Africa when financing wind farm…

Egypt Brings New Natural Gas and Wind Power Plants Online – POWER magazine

POWER magazineEgypt Brings New Natural Gas and Wind Power Plants OnlinePOWER magazineNew natural gas-fired power plants and wind farms are part of Egypt’s strategy to increase the country’s power generation by at least 50%. It began delivering on that plan in July as it brought three gas-powered plants online in addition to one of the …