GE Wind Turbines in Comexhidro Wind Farm, Mexico
GE will provide the Comexhidro Wind Farm located in Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico a total of eight 2.75-megawatt wind turbines. The wind farm will be producing clean energy as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the community. Comexhidro is the project leader of the construction and operation of the wind farm while Conduit Capital Partners is an investor of this project.
IEA Predicts Wind Power’s Growth
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), wind power will rank no. 2 in clean electricity generation by 2017 all over the world. Wind power is expected to increase by more than 40% to almost 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh). Countries that are expected to be big players in wind energy are China, US, India, Brazil, UK, Germany and France. This is the first time that the IEA has released a medium-term report and renewable power sources, which means that they are recognizing the increasing role of renewable energy in the global power mix.
Maryland’s Largest Solar Power Project Started
A 160-acre solar farm, which will be Maryland’s largest solar power installation already broke ground with the state’s very own Governor Martin O’Malley heading the event. The solar farm is located on the grounds of the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown and will produce about 20 megawatts of electricity.
Long Island’s Clean Solar Initiative Approved
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees has approved the LIPA’s new Clean Solar Initiative (CSI), which will provide 50 megawatts (MW) of solar energy on Long Island and will further advance the development of clean energy. The CSI recognizes LIPA as a national leader in renewable energy. LIPA’s CSI has received overwhelming support from all sectors.
U.S. Tariff on Wind Imports
The U.S. Commerce Department has imposed tariffs as high as 73 percent on imports of wind towers from China and as much as 60 percent on wind towers from Vietnam. The reason behind the high tariffs are based on the agency’s preliminary findings that the wind towers are being sold at prices below production costs. Various U.S. wind manufacturers have complained to the agency about this.