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Green Investment Group increases Polish presence

Green Investment Group acquires the 48 MW Zajączkowo onshore wind farm in Poland. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) today announced its second acquisition in Poland, buying the 48 MW onshore wind farm in Zajączkowo from J-Power Investment Netherlands B.V and Mitsui Renewable Energy Europe Limited. The project is located approximately 10km south-west of the city […]

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Signify signs VPPA with Green Investment Group

For the next ten years, Signify, the world leader in lighting, will purchase renewable energy for its operations in Poland from the Green Investment Group’s (GIG) Kisielice onshore wind farm. Kisielice wind farm is a 42-megawatt (MW) project located 200 kilometres north of Warsaw and was acquired by GIG in August. It has been operational […]

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AI solves erosion in wind turbine blades

The erosion of wind turbine blade material is a surprisingly costly problem, which no one had been able to solve before. The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades due to the effect of weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. VTT’s antiAGE project found a functional solution […]

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Strong government action needed to win global wind race, says RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed a study by financial analysts Ernst and Young which puts Britain near the top of the list of countries in which to invest in renewable energy. However, the trade association expressed disappointment that offshore wind is placed behind Germany in its level of attractiveness. In Ernst and Young’s latest quarterly index, the […]

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National Trust boss backs wind turbines

The National Trust’s director-general Dame Fiona Reynolds has given her personal approval to wind turbines describing them as ‘beautiful’. Her comments, made to The Sunday Times, are in direct contrast to the view held by National Trust chairman Sir Simon Jenkins, who has previously argued against onshore wind on aesthetic grounds. Dame Reynolds compared the […]

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UK’s first wind-to-heat scheme awaits green light

The pioneering district heating scheme in the Shetland capital Lerwick is to expand thanks to a unique ‘Wind to Heat’ renewable energy collaboration with power company SSE. Shetland Heat Energy and Power Ltd (SHEAP), a company wholly owned by Shetland Charitable Trust, has already won praise for its district heating scheme that feeds hot water […]

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Solar farm looks for community buy-in

  An Oxfordshire farmer has offered his local community a stake in one of the largest solar farms in the UK. Adam Twine, of Watchfield, Oxfordshire, is set to make £4.5m of shares available to local investors in the next few weeks.   Producing 4.4GWh of electricity annually, the £15m development at Westmill farm, near Swindon, […]

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Rising wind rentals generate extra income

Rental income from wind farm developments increased by between 10 and 15 per cent throughout 2011, according to research by CKD Galbraith. The rise in agreed rents paid to landlords in the 10 years from 2002 to 2011 inclusive was 250 per cent, the study found. Along with rental increases, CKD Galbraith noted that other […]

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Small wind aids Scottish energy targets

Small wind turbines are playing an increasingly important role in helping the Scottish government to meet its Renewables Routemap commitments – specifically with reference to the government’s ambitious renewable energy target of 30 per cent by 2020. The 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy report highlights how innovative migrogeneration technology solutions – such as the Evance […]

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