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2014-08-05 16:23:56

Acquisition increases contracted assets to 633 MW in Brazil and 1,200 MW in Latin America.ContourGlobal also announces that Brazil's State Development Bank, BNDES, has disbursed R$320 million (US$142 million) to ContourGlobal's Chapada do Piaui I project. SAO PAULO and NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal, an international power generation company, announced today that it has acquired an additional 122.6 MW of installed wind capacity in Brazil through a...

2014-07-30 12:24:41

MONTRÉAL, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation"), through its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A., has acquired Calmont 14 MW wind power project in the Midi-Pyrénées region in France. "With the Calmont wind power project acquisition, Boralex is pursuing its growth in France, strengthening its energy portfolio in the wind segment," said Boralex President and CEO Patrick Lemaire. With a 15-year power sales contract with EDF France, construction...

2014-07-29 23:14:55

Sibelloptics Recently Delivered a Laser Radar to NASA with the Ability to Detect Aircraft Turbulence; The System, Christened Windimager, is Also Able to See the Violent and Unpredictable Winds Produced by Microbursts, Storm Fronts, and Wild Fires, All of Which, if Not Detected, Can Claim Lives and Property Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The team of scientists and engineers at Sibelloptics have decades of experience building a wide range of lasers and optical systems. Now, after three...

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2014-07-22 05:00:37

Cell Press By using sophisticated GPS tracking to monitor seals' every movement, researchers have shown for the first time that some individuals are repeatedly drawn to offshore wind farms and pipelines. Those man-made structures probably serve as artificial reefs and attractive hunting grounds, according to a study published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 21. "I was shocked when I first saw the stunning grid pattern of a seal track around Sheringham Shoal," an...

wind turbine fires
2014-07-21 03:00:15

Colin Smith, Imperial College London Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to new research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the industry faces a number of challenges, such as opposition by wind farm lobbyists. Today’s research suggests that incidents of wind turbines catching fire are a big problem that is not currently being fully reported. Researchers from Imperial...

2014-07-18 16:20:37

Major Step Forward for Radar-Activated Lighting for Wind Farms NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laufer Wind (http://www.lauferwind.com) today announced the successful demonstration of its Aircraft Detection Sight Solution (ADSS), the first-ever trial against a radar-activated obstruction lighting system on a wind farm in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) participated in the trial. Laufer...

2014-07-10 20:21:27

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is providing a $64.5 million direct loan to Astidey S.A., in Montevideo, Uruguay, for the purchase of U.S.-manufactured wind-turbine generators being exported by Gamesa Technology Corporation Inc., headquartered in Feasterville-Trevose, Pa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110414/MM83673LOGO The authorization, which is Ex-Im Bank's second wind transaction in Uruguay,...

2014-07-03 16:21:13

CÔTE-DE-BEAUPRÉ, QC, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - After three years of construction, Boralex Inc. ("Boralex"), Gaz Métro Limited Partnership ("Gaz Métro") and Valener Inc. ("Valener") are pleased to officially open Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, a 272-MW project commissioned in December 2013 and one of the biggest wind farms in Canada. In recognition of this important milestone, a ceremony was held at the foot of one of the project's tallest turbines earlier...

2014-06-30 08:23:47

Construction to begin on 150 MW project in North Dakota BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, is pleased to announce it has received notice to proceed (NTP) for construction on the Border Winds Project in Roulette County, North Dakota. RES Americas is the developer and engineering, procurement, and...

2014-06-26 16:22:26

TÉMISCOUATA-SUR-LE-LAC, QC, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex") and Témiscouata Regional County Municipality ("RCM") have closed a $64.1 million financing for the Témiscouata I wind farm. At the same time, Boralex has closed a $142.7 million financing for Témiscouata II wind farm. "Completion of financing for the two Témiscouata wind farms is an important step in the development of these projects. Along with the RCM, Boralex has managed to successfully...


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