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Wind energy, like other parts of the global energy industry, remains largely male-dominated. Yet the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says opportunities exist to improve the gender balance, make greater use of women’s skills, and entrench wind power as part of an inclusive and sustainable energy system for the future. IRENA has released a brief...
Wind Power

Doha, Qatar-based Nebras said today that it acquired a 49% stake in the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm from Hong Kong-based Goldwind. The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is located in Victoria, Australia, about 35km west of Ballarat. The wind farm, which is set to be completed by the end of the year will have 149 turbines...
Wind Power

ACWA Power, and Saudi Arabian company, has signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan to develop, build and operate a 240-MW wind power project. The project – one of the two first independent power projects in Azerbaijan, according to a press release — will be constructed on a build own operate...
Wind Power

Pattern Energy Group this week announced it has closed financing and started construction on the repowering of its Gulf Wind facility located in Kenedy County, Texas.  Repowering the Gulf Wind facility will consist of removing the current wind turbines and replacing them with 118 new Siemens Gamesa 2.3-MW turbines, for a total new installed capacity of 271...
Solar

A new record was set in 2019 for the volume of sustainable debt issued in any one year, with the total hitting $465 billion globally, up a remarkable 78% from $261.4 billion in 2018. Last year also saw all-time, cumulative issuance of sustainable debt smash through the $1 trillion barrier, and reach $1.17 trillion by...
Wind Power

The first platform of the 25-MW WindFloat Atlantic wind farm was connected to the grid on Dec. 31, 2019, and is now generating power. According to project owner EDP Renewables, this 8.4-MW wind turbine is the world’s largest installed on a floating platform. The WindFloat Atlantic units measure 30 m in height and have a...
Wind Power

Kosovo, which largely relies on lignite for its electricity, will soon start benefiting from a cleaner supply of energy from the biggest wind farm in the country thanks to a €58 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The loan will cover about half the cost of construction and operation of...