AMSC, a global provider of solutions to the wind and power grid industry, has landed a contract worth over USD30 million to supply wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) to Inox Wind Limited, part of India's Inox Group of Companies.
2012 wing growth, backed by solar for record year for renewables
February 12, 2013
Growth in China, Japan and an awakened US, together with a still healthy European market, saw the world’s total installed solar PV power capacity rise to 101-GW in 2012, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). The association said about 30 to 32-GW of new solar power capacity was completed worldwide last year, compared with almost 30-GW in 2011. Its new figures revealed a shift in the global market demand as emerging economies picked up some of the slack caused by a slowdown in European countries.
India’s second largest power company, Tata Power, may look around for partners to help it double its renewable energy generating capacity over the next five years, according to a Bloomberg report.
Vietnam is turning to wind power again for its island possessions. PetroVietnam Power Renewable Energy is investing USD17 million for three turbines with the combined capacity of 6-MW. When operational, the new wind farm should supply 25.4 million kWh each year.
China accounted for more than a third of all newly installed onshore wind power capacity with the installation of 15.9-GW of turbines in 2012.
The Japanese government is looking to triple the nation's wind power generation capacity to 7.5-GW by upgrading transmission grids in Hokkaido and the Tohoku region.
Indian wind turbine giant Suzlon Group and Orange Renewable Power, an independent power producer, have agreed to jointly develop a 50.4-MW wind energy project in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.
There are some glimmers of hope in Japan for an otherwise depressed global wind turbine market, according to research from Frost & Sullivan. Renewable energy markets have generally had a tough few years, with wind turbine projects slowing in 2012, the first time since its double digit growth rate from 2009.
Philippines renewable energy potential
January 25, 2013
The Philippines is sitting on vast renewable energy potential of more than 250-GW of power that could save money, generate jobs and make electricity available and affordable to more Filipinos, according to Greenpeace. In a new report, Green Is Gold: How renewable energy can save us money and generate jobs, the NGO says the Philippines economy stands to benefit from massive renewable energy investments and does not need to rely on outdated and destructive fossil fuels.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is turning to an as yet unproven technology in a bid to capture a 10 percent share of the global offshore wind power market by 2017.