Mexico

Fuerza Viento Papaloapan started due diligence for the construction of a wind park in Alvarado, Veracruz. The project aims for the installation of 20 turbines, with a total capacity of 40MW, and would require an estimated investment of MX$750 million.

Vestas announced that it got awarded with a 118MW order from Compañía Eólica Vicente Guerrero for the development of the Vicente Guerrero wind park. The park will operate under a PPA scheme. The order also includes a 20-year AOM (Active Output Management) service agreement.

Manuel Piñuela, with its recently developed Freevolt, is aiming to take advantage of unused radiofrequencies to transform them into direct current to power up gadgets, this way taking advantage of wasted energy used for the transmission of information.

International

Vestas got awarded a 28MW order in Germany for a wind park to be located in Lower Saxony. Nils de Baar, President Vestas Central Europe highlighted how locating the park near a closing nuclear power plant becomes a visual example of wind energy’s increasingly strong position. The order also includes a 20-year AOM service agreement and the Vestas Online® Compact SCADA solution.

Canadian Solar started commercial operations on Gunma Aramaki PV park, located 100km away from Tokyo, Japan. The park has an installed capacity of 19.1MW and lays under a PPA scheme with the largest energy utility in the country, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings.

Spain’s grid operator, Red Eléctrica de España, announced that the country generated about 33.7 percent of its energy during 2017 with renewable sources. While nuclear (not considered a renewable) was the main generating technology, covering 22.6 percent of the entire mix, wind came in second place generating 19.2 percent, hydro in sixth with 7.3 percent and solar in seventh with 5.4 percent.

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