Posts Tagged ‘capacity’

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February

Solar and wind power was responsible for a remarkable 98 percent of all new U.S. power generation capacity that came online in the first two months of 2018. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's latest ” Energy Infrastructure Update ,” the overwhelming majority of new power plants set up in January and February were […]

Gujarat wind power capacity to rise by 1,000 MW a year

Gujarat is likely to see huge investments in wind power over the next few years as the state government is targeting to double wind power generation capacity in the state by 2022. As of December 2017, Gujarat was home to 5,526 MW of wind power generation capacity, the second highest in the country after Tamil […]

Installed wind power capacity in EU breaks record

Brussels, Feb 13 : Wind power capacity in the European Union touched 169 gigawatts in 2017, an increase of 20 per cent compared to the previous year, breaking an earlier record, according to an annual report released on Tuesday. Of the new wind capacity, 12.5 GW was from onshore plants and 3.1 GW from offshore, […]

Tamil Nadu should double wind energy capacity: IEEFA

New Delhi, Feb 7 : Tamil Nadu should double its wind energy capacity to 15 gigawatts and increase its solar capacity six-fold to 13.8 GW by 2026-27 whilst simultaneously delivering cheaper electricity, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said on Wednesday. An IEEFA's report, “Electricity Transformation in India: A Case Study of Tamil […]

India to add 7000 MW nuclear power capacity says Piyush Goyal

The Union Cabinet in May had already approved the setting up of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors for nuclear power generation. The Centre is looking at doubling the nuclear power generation capacity to about 14,000 MW,Union minister Piyush Goyal said today even as he ruled out its becoming the main source of energy for […]

Electric cars are pollution shifters: we will need huge investment in generation capacity | Letters

Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues Colin Read There seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on diesel and petrol car sales, […]

Europe’s wind capacity grows but concerns persist

The first half of 2017 saw 6.1 gigawatts of extra wind power capacity installed in Europe. But a lack of long-term political commitment has hit investment and market concentration remains problematic. View full post on Wind Power News

China’s wind power capacity continues to grow in Q1

China's installed wind power capacity continued to grow in the first quarter this year, according to the National Energy Administration . China had 151 million kilowatts of installed wind power capacity as of the end of the first quarter, up 13 percent year on year. View full post on Wind Power News

India added 5,400 MW wind power capacity in last fiscal

New Delhi, April 2 – India added over 5,400 MW of wind energy generation capacity during 2016-17 — bettering its target of 4,000 MW, an official said on Sunday. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set a record in wind power generation capacity by adding over 5,400 MW in 2016-17 against a target […]

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. View full post on Wind Power News