African Utility Week
African Utility Week, will take place from 13 - 14 May 2014 (Focus days: 12 May, post-event site visits: 15 May) at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.  
8th PV Fab Managers Forum
The PV Fab Managers Forum is the most important forum where suppliers and manufacturer meet and discuss current challenges and future requirements.
Vestas receives 155 MW order in Mexico for IEnova’s first wind power plant in Mexico
With reference to the Vestas Wind System A/S company announcement No. 21 of 23 May 2013, Vestas has received a 155.1 MW order for Mexico.
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UK renewable generation provides a big investor opportunity

UK renewable generation provides a big investor opportunity

Onshore and offshore wind generation in the UK are two of the strongest contenders for attracting funds from businesses and investors, according to the newest edition of PA Consulting Group’s Energy...

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Renewable energy increases share of UK's electricity mix

Renewable energy increases share of UK's electricity mix

Renewables’ share of UK electricity generation increased by more than 2 per cent in the third quarter of 2012. Renewable electricity generation was 9.5 TWh in the third quarter of 2012, an increase...

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Material and energy recycling of waste

Material and energy recycling of waste

In December 2010 the European Commission issued a new guideline which no longer sees waste as an unnecessary burden but rather as a valuable resource. The waste hierarchy distinguishes five stages: waste...

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The 6th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2014

The 6th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2014

As China’s photovoltaic industry has frequently encountered anti-dumping and anti-subsidy in foreign countries, most people focus on the solution that the government adopts to deal with the crisis....

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Energy Ocean 2014

Energy Ocean 2014

Energy Ocean is the leading industry event dedicated to promoting the development of clean, predictable and sustainable energy from the world’s oceans. Building on more than 10 years of continued success,...

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MENASOL 2014 - 6th Middle East & North Africa Conference & Expo

MENASOL 2014 - 6th Middle East & North Africa Conference & Expo

Now in its 6th year the PV Insider & CSP Today MENASOL is the region’s only event which combines market strategies with specific and cutting-edge engineering advice to cover the most exciting opportunities...

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IPPO ENERGY S.r.l.

IPPO ENERGY S.r.l.

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VRG Energy India Ltd.

VRG Energy India Ltd.

Over the decades, harnessing the sun's energy for the purpose of restoring natural resources has come a long way from just heating water to many other applications. Catering to the demanding requirements...

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ML SOLAR LLC

ML SOLAR LLC

ML Solar is a manufacture and wholesale distributor of solar energy products.  Our products include solar panels, solar cells, inverters, controllers, JBOX, tabbing, bus, flux, mounting and many other...

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STAFOR COMBI thermodynamic unit - ion heater hybrid system

STAFOR COMBI thermodynamic unit - ion heater hybrid system

The annual heating price increase encourages owners of private houses and apartments to search for new heating technologies and technical solutions to reduce these rising costs. Often, these solutions...

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Battery solution for renewable energy applications

Battery solution for renewable energy applications

Narada is a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We complement our extensive line of motive power, reserve power, and specialty batteries with a full range of integrated...

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Istar Solar Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Istar Solar Polycrystalline Solar Modules

These Off-Grid photovoltaic modules are composed of 36 high efficiency policrystalline solar cells produced with the most innovative technologies of isotropic exturization and antireflecting coating. Istar...

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Lithuanian Wind Power Association

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The Lithuanian Wind Power Association unites Lithuanian wind energy market participants, i.e. wind energy investors, facility producers and service providers.

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Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

The Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy “FARE” is a coalition of concerned individuals, businesses, communities, associations, policy makers, non-profits, and renewable energy producers.  FARE is...

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European Biomass Industry Association

European Biomass Industry Association

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C-LIEGE

European cities are facing major barriers to implement sustainable energy measures, aimed in particular at an efficient freight distribution and transport management. Even where there is a strong commitment...

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stoRE

stoRE aims to facilitate the realization of the ambitious objectives for renewable energy by unblocking the potential for energy storage infrastructure. Energy storage, as part of an integrated approach...

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SAVE AGE

The SAVE AGE project is the first European initiative, addressing energy efficiency issues in nursing homes as an important potential for decreasing energy consumption and costs.Besides technical improvements...

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Radar-friendly wind energy: An estimated 20 gigawatts of worldwide wind energy capacity is blocked by radar interference concerns, Vestas Technology R&D testing validates an efficient solution.

Vestas, the world leader in providing high-tech wind power systems, today announced that it has taken a major step forward in solving a critical wind energy challenge: It has successfully tested a full-scale “stealth” rotor on a turbine, paving the way for wind power plants to be located near many military, airport and other radar systems without interfering in their operations.
The stealth turbine test, which was conducted at a UK customer site with technology partner QinetiQ, is part of an ongoing research collaboration that began in 2006.  Preliminary test results, announced today at the International Wind and Radar Forum in Ottawa, Canada, showed that a Vestas V90 turbine with stealth rotor achieved a targeted reduction in radar cross-section of approximately 99 percent, or 20 decibels, compared with standard turbines.

Potential for new wind power locations

“Our testing has demonstrated that we have successfully adapted military stealth technology to make Vestas wind turbines viable for placement in many locations that have been restricted by radar concerns,” said Vestas Technology R&D President Finn Strøm Madsen.  
“This is a critical step toward the commercialization of stealth turbines and holds potential to open a significant number of wind power locations for Vestas customers.”
With an estimated 20 gigawatts of wind power capacity currently blocked worldwide by concerns about radar interference, Vestas’ stealth turbine research has validated a potentially important addition to the operational, technical and political mitigation tools available today.

Adaptation of proven military technology

The stealth turbine solution uses a portfolio of radar absorbing materials that are integrated into the current manufacturing processes for turbine components and can be designed to operate at aviation and maritime frequencies.  These modifications do not affect the performance or appearance of the turbines, which meet current visual standards.
The full-scale test announced today follows more than five years of research collaboration with UK-based QinetiQ to develop and improve the application of military stealth technology to wind turbines.  Early laboratory and wind tunnel testing progressed to initial site testing of a single, 44-meter blade in late 2009.  Additional design optimization led to process cost reductions and quality improvements that were verified by the full-scale testing of a three-blade stealth turbine in 2011.

About Vestas

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 43,433 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by approximately 50 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.
Today, Vestas operates in close to 70 countries, providing jobs for over 20,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world.

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Jeffrey Awalt, Technology R&D Communications
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