Renewables developer CPFL Energias Renováveis rushed a 29MW wind farm into service eight months early to take advantage of high power prices on the spot market, as Brazil seeks to accelerate new capacity to compensate for a shortfall in hydroelectric supplies.
US power company ContourGlobal plans to expand its wind operations in Brazil, Peru and Chile, and is looking at new opportunities for hybrid thermoelectric-wind installations in the Caribbean, as regulatory reforms and auctions bring a wave of opportunities.
17 April 2015 01:44 GMT
Despite uncertainty over federal tax credits, the US wind industry is facing a more stable future, primarily through continued cost reductions and the market opportunity created by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
15 April 2015 05:30 GMT
German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon is in talks with clients of the insolvent Brazilian unit of turbine OEM Impsa, Enercon sales manager Stefan Lütkemeyer confirmed to Recharge today at the Hanover industrial fair.
15 April 2015 03:06 GMT
An increasingly competitive cost-of-energy case will help spur more than 55GW of new wind capacity in North America over the next 10 years, but growth is set to falter towards the end of the current decade, say latest figures from analyst MAKE Consulting.
13 April 2015 12:34 GMT
Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES) and National Capital Markets Association (Anbima) are preparing a scheme to incentivise the issuing of corporate bonds to finance private investment projects, including wind plants.
10 April 2015 04:20 GMT
After three years of major operational restructuring, Brazilian blade-maker Tecsis is drawing up plans to open a factory in Europe or the US as soon as 2018, when it expects its 8,000-blade annual capacity in Brazil to be fully utilised.
10 April 2015 03:14 GMT
Pressure is mounting in Brazil for the exemption of taxes on solar equipment and power, as Greenpeace intensifies a campaign in favour of the technology ahead of a meeting of state-government finance secretaries this week.
08 April 2015 04:55 GMT
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