Posts Tagged ‘half’

UK built half of Europe’s offshore wind power in 2017

Capacity is growing fast and turbines getting bigger – some almost as large as the Shard Britain accounted for more than half of the new offshore wind power capacity built in Europe last year, as the sector broke installation records across the continent. The windfarms out in the North Sea and other shallow European waters […]

Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year

Experts hail rapid transformation that will see clean energy outgrow fossil fuels in the next five years – but warn UK is failing to exploit huge potential Green energy accounted for more than half of net electricity generation capacity added around the world last year for the first time, leading energy experts have found. The […]

Solar Sells in Chile for Cheapest Ever at Half the Price of Coal

The Spanish developer Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica won contracts to sell power from a 120-megawatt solar plant for $29.10 a megawatt-hour at an energy auction this week. That's the lowest price on record for electricity from sunshine, surpassing a deal in Dubai in May. It's the cheapest to date for any kind of renewable energy, and […]

Global coal and gas investment falls to less than half that in clean energy

Record year for renewables also sees financial investment by developing countries overtake that of the developed world in 2015, research shows Global investment in coal and gas-fired power generation plants fell to less than half that in renewable energy generation last year, in a record year for clean energy. It was the first time that […]

Centerbridge’s Senvion plans Frankfurt listing in first half 2016

Feb 22 German wind turbine maker Senvion plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the first half of the year, the company said on Monday, taking heart from strong demand for wind energy around the world. Sources told Reuters in November that buyout firm Centerbridge, which bought Senvion in January last year, was […]

Half of windfarm complaints about turbines yet to be built: commissioner

Andrew Dyer says 50% of complaints relate to seven future facilities and include noise, economic and health fears Approximately half of all complaints made to Australia’s windfarm commissioner relate to turbines that have not yet been built, the man tasked with the job has said. Andrew Dyer was appointed as the country’s first windfarm commissioner […]

Wind turbines now visibile from half of Scotland

Congratulations, you’re now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we’ll send them straight to your inbox. WIND turbines can now be seen from almost half of all places in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the government’s nature agency. View full post on Wind Power News

China Datang expects use of wind farms to rise in second half

China Datang Corp Renewable Power, the wind and solar power unit of one of the mainland’s big five national power generation groups, expects wind farms utilisation to pick up in the year’s second half after dropping in the first half because of weak wind resources and causing the firm to fall into a net loss. […]

Renewable Energy Provided One-Third Of Germany’s Power In The First Half Of 2014

Thanks to favorable weather and record production from solar and wind power, renewable energy accounted for approximately 31 percent of Germany’s electricity generation in the first half of 2014. View full post on Wind Power News

Kenya to generate over half of its electricity through solar power by 2016

Government invests $1.2bn jointly with private companies to build solar power plants across the country Kenya has identified nine sites to build solar power plants that could provide more than half the country’s electricity by 2016. Construction of the plants, expected to cost $1.2bn (£73m), is set to begin this year and initial design stages […]