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Pennsylvania wind power system now operational


Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. recently announced the Twin Ridges wind farm, a 139.4 MW facility located in Somerset County, Pa., is now operational.

U.S. solar power will eclipse wind power in 2013, according to Duke Energy


Gregory Wolf, president of Duke Energy Renewables, said the U.S. will add more solar power than wind power in 2013 for the first time.

Alstom announces upgrade to onshore wind power platform


Alstom recently announced an upgrade of its 3 MW onshore ECO 100 Platform at the European Wind Energy Association 2013 Annual Event in Vienna.

Xcel Energy plans to seek proposals for up to 200 MW of wind power


Xcel Energy told regulators in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin that it will seek proposals for up to 200 MW of wind power resources by April 1.

Romanian wind project to use GE turbines


Energia Verde Ventuno will use seven 2.5-103 GE wind turbines for the Cerna Wind Park, located in Romania’s Tulcea region.

GE turbines to be used in Swedish wind power project


Fredriksdal Energi AB will be using 10 GE wind turbines for a new project in Sweden.

Carbon dioxide emissions at lowest levels since 1994


A Bloomberg New Energy Finance report shows that U.S. carbon dioxide emission levels are at the lowest since 1994.

GE introduces wind turbine for low wind speeds


GE announced the 2.5-120 wind turbine, designed for a 25 percent increase in efficiency and a 15 percent increase in power output at low wind speeds.

REpower wins 350 MW wind contract from EDF EN Canada


REpower has won a contract from EDF EN Canada for 350 MW of wind power generation, marking the biggest contract in company history for REpower.

Wind energy top source of new power in 2012


The American Wind Energy Association has announced that 2012 was the strongest year ever for wind energy.

Wind overtakes nuclear in China for now


In China, power generated by wind turbines in 2012 totaled 1,004 billion kilowatt-hours, surpassing that produced by nuclear reactors for the first time.

Honda to install wind turbine at Ohio manufacturing plant


Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Inc. will be installing wind turbines to help power the plant.

Xcel Energy to restart wind farm battery


Xcel Energy plants to restart a battery bank for wind energy storage that was shut down last year because of a potential risk for fire.

Environmental approval given for second phase of wind energy project


Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited partnership and Valener Inc. received environmental authorization from the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks for the 68 MW Seigneurie de Beaupré - 4 wind farm.

Infinity Wind Power announces purchase of Kansas wind projects


Infinity Wind Power, based out of California, has announced the purchase of the Pioneer Wind Project in Ford County, Kan. along with the purchase of two other wind projects in Kansas that were acquired last June.

Battery storage system completed at Texas wind farm


Duke Energy Renewables completed its 36 MW energy storage and power management system at its 153 MW Notrees Windpower Project in Texas.

HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil announce Furnas as host utility for 2013


PennWell Corporation announced today that Furnas will be the Host Utility for HydroVision Brasil, DistribuTECH Brasil and POWER-GEN Brasil to be jointly held September 24-26, 2013 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

EDF unit begins operations at two wind farms in Canada


EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, began commercial operations at the 150 MW Massif du Sud Wind Project, and started construction at the 150 MW first phase of the Lac Alfred Wind Project, both in Quebec.

Belgium planning artificial island to store wind energy in its search for a non-nuclear future


North Sea Minister Johan Vande Lanotte is planning to build a doughnut-shaped artificial island in the North Sea that will store wind energy by pumping water out of a hollow in the middle, as it looks for ways to lessen its reliance on nuclear power.

Interior designates land in Arizona for wind, solar projects


The U.S. Department of the Interior Jan. 18 designated 192,100 acres of land in Arizona for utility-scale solar and wind developments.