Wind declared cheapest energy source in Denmark

This article originally posted at TckTckTck. The original can be viewed here.  Onshore wind is now the cheapest form of new electricity generation in Denmark, undercutting coal power, according to the government’s energy agency. New analysis shows that onshore wind plants … Continue reading Wind declared cheapest energy source in Denmark

World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013

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Written by Zachary Shahan of CleanTechnica, 11th April 2014.

With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW.

Whereas Europe had dominated annual growth for years up until 2013 (10 years, to be precise), solar PV growth was much more evenly split last year, and China actually topped the tables.

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Power system reserve – No need to build wind back-up

Originally posted at Wind Power Monthly. View the original post here.  KEY POINTS Back-up is always provided for all power plants on a system, with or without wind There is no need to build back-up for wind; existing power plants … Continue reading Power system reserve – No need to build wind back-up

Largest Wind Turbine In World Ready For Production

Published by www.cleantechnica.com. View original here.

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On Tuesday the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine swung into gear at the Danish National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Østerild. The prototype V164-8.0 MW wind turbine is 720 feet tall, has 260-foot blades, and can generate 8 megawatts of power — enough to supply electricity for 7,500 average European households or about 3,000 American households. Continue reading “Largest Wind Turbine In World Ready For Production”