Tagged Construction

CATL starts construction of Li-ion factory in Germany; 14 GWh by 2022

By mmillikin China-based Li-ion battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) has begun construction of its first lithium-ion battery factory in Thuringia, a state in east-central Germany. CATL has developed partnerships with a number of European companies in the automobile industry including BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler, Volvo, and Bosch. Germany is home to a strong…

Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines

Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines via high-resolution numerical simulations. The simulations demonstrate a clear advantage for a turbine model with four rotors. The researchers found, that the wind turbine wake recovers much faster with multi-rotor turbines, that multi-rotor turbines produce slightly more energy than single-rotor turbines, and that a turbine…

IEA wins EPC contract for 130-MW Iowa wind farm

By WPED Staff Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives announced a new wind energy project award valued at approximately $67 million. The award is for construction of the Richland Wind Farm in Sac County in western Iowa. The power generated by the 130-MW project’s planned 53 GE WTG turbines will be delivered into the Iowa electrical grid….

Our vision for a net zero carbon construction sector

By FORESIGHT Climate & Energy The global building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 if it makes changes along the whole of the production and supply chain, says Cristina Gamboa, CEO at the World Green Building Council, the global network leading the transformation of the built environment towards sustainability across…

Pro-solar organizations form SHINE to strengthen Virginia’s PV workforce

By Billy Ludt Organizations including Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), the Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA), Dominion Energy, Microsoft, solar developers, construction companies and energy consulting and recruiting firms, joined forces to launch SHINE, a public-private partnership dedicated to building solar career pathways in Virginia. SHINE’s official launch complements Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order…

Wind, solar projects halted for one year in Madison County #IA

By National Wind Watch WINTERSET, Iowa – A final vote was held Tuesday that halts wind and solar projects in Madison County for one year. The Board of Supervisors had already voted in favor of the moratorium twice. On Tuesday, a moratorium to pause construction of wind and solar projects for one year was passed….

State finds wind farm abused workers #OR

By National Wind Watch Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle’s agency has lowered the boom on Colorado-based RES Construction, a subcontractor on the $590 million Montague wind farm in Eastern Oregon’s Gilliam County. Investigators for the Bureau of Labor and Industries determined RES deprived workers of hundreds of meal and rest breaks earlier this year. BOLI…

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