Indonesian wind farm secures cash and starts build

A wind farm project in Indonesia has achieved financial close and will soon be built. The 72MW Tolo 1 facility in South Sulawesi is to be developed by Singapore-based firm Equis Energy, with consultancy Mott MacDonald providing construction and operations monitoring services. Once operational, it is expected to produce enough renewable energy to power nearly […]

Sweet wind deal for Nestlé in the US

Nestlé has inked a deal to buy renewable energy from a wind farm in the US. The owner of brands such as KitKat and Milkybar said the 15-year agreement with EDP Renewables will provide around 80% of the electricity needs for five of its facilities in Pennsylvania. It is part of Nestlé’s aim to buy […]

Cumbrian Mear Moor wind farm now under community ownership

A Cumbrian wind farm is said to be the first in the UK to be transferred to community ownership from a commercial developer. More than 400 individuals raised £2.8 million in just two weeks to refinance the Mear Moor community wind farm. Energy Prospects, High Winds and Baywind bought the renewable project, with support from […]

Jack Daniel’s owner toasts 30MW wind deal

  The owner of brands such as Jack Daniel’s and Chambord has announced an agreement to buy 30MW of renewable energy. Brown-Forman Corporation is buying green electricity from Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas under a 15-year deal. It is expected to generate the equivalent of more than 90% of the firm’s annual […]

Ireland could face €1.68m fine over wind farm

Ireland is being taken back to the EU Court of Justice for not properly carrying out an environmental impact assessment for a wind farm. The European Commission is also requesting the Court to impose a minimum lump sum payment of €1.68 million (£1.47m) and a daily penalty of €12,264 (€10,738) if full compliance is not […]

First stage of 429MW wind farm secures funding

The first stage of a 429MW wind farm in Australia has secured funding. A consortium of large energy users, including ANZ, Coca-Cola Amatil, Telstra and the University of Melbourne, entered into new power purchasing agreements covering the 226MW first stage of the Murra Warra Wind Farm in Victoria. When fully constructed, the wind farm is […]

German renewables go sky high with ‘tallest turbines’

New wind turbines, said to be the tallest in the world, have gone online in Germany. Max Bögl Wind AG’s four turbines make up the pilot stage of a larger renewable energy and storage project in Gaildorf, near Stuttgart. Each year, the four turbines are each expected to generate more than 10GWh of electricity, enough […]

Race Bank installs final turbine

The final turbine has been installed at Ørsted’s Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm. The facility, which is based approximately 16.8 miles off the North Norfolk coast, will use its 91 6MW Siemens towers to generate 573MW of renewable electricity. Its developers expect it to be capable of powering more than half a million homes across […]

Siemens Gamesa wins turbine order in Norway

Siemens Gamesa has won an order to supply turbines for a wind farm in Norway. The onshore Nordicht wind project is said to be one of Europe’s largest developments, with a total capacity of 281.4MW. Siemens Gamesa will provide 67 turbines for the wind farm, which will supply clean electricity to around 50,000 homes. All […]

Amazon switches on giant wind farm in Texas

Amazon has powered up its largest ever wind farm in Texas. It consists of 100 turbines and is part of the web giant’s target of delivering 100% renewable energy for its data centres. It takes the company’s clean energy projects to 18 across the US, with the firm now generating enough clean electricity to power […]