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At least ten wind and solar projects from companies, many Chinese, including Goldwind and Power China, and the Argentine Genneia and Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia (PCR) halted construction or commissioning due to the recent quarantine. These projects represent more than 1,000 GW of energy, according to company estimates.
In its latest $75.7bn strategic plan for 2020-24, Petrobras earmarks investment in R&D for renewables and decarbonisation of $70m a year ...By contrast, a year earlier in the 2019-23 plan Petrobras had earmarked $417m for renewables, including the development of offshore and onshore wind, and solar PV.
"This Sunday afternoon, some parts were disconnected from one of our generators in the municipality of Ilha Grande, in Piauí," said Omega in a note, adding that he hopes to resume the operation of the wind turbine "as soon as possible", but without mentioning deadlines. ...German Siemens, said that a “safety zone” was established around the equipment and that the causes of the problem are being investigated.
Delta 1 started operations in 2014 as the oldest wind farm in the complex, and the only one with Gamesa machines. The other wind farms came online between 2016 and 2019 using GE turbines. In 2019, a GE machine crashed to the ground at the Delta 6 wind farm.
“Two of the incidents involved blades coming apart during the operation of the turbine in high wind speeds, but resulting from different contributing factors,” said Hall. “The other two incidents of the first four appear to be related to how our control systems responded to a sequence of events in the field. “It does not appear that a single, systemic issue.
One worker was injured and is currently receiving medical treatment, GE added. "We are working to determine the root cause of this incident and to provide proper support as needed," it said The turbine collapse in Brazil is the fifth such incident involving GE turbines this year.
General Electric Co is investigating the cause of another accident involving wind power equipment it built and installed on a wind farm in Brazil operated by power company Omega, the two companies said on Thursday. On Tuesday, a GE wind turbine fell to the ground from its tower at the Delta 6 wind farm in Brazil’s northern Maranhao state. A worker is being treated for injuries.
“There is a lot of marketing and only a few real actions," he said. "There are people announcing that they are committed to ‘better energies’ and what have you, but if you look at the European companies, the ones that are leading announcements in renewables, the projections for the participation of renewables in their revenues in 2030 is of 1%, 1.5% tops."
A 1.7MW turbine, supplied by GE, has collapsed at a wind power facility in Brazil, making the latest collapse the fourth for the manufacturer in less than six months.
GALINHOS, Brazil — At night, blinking red dots fill the sky, and the sound of whooshing rotating blades is everywhere — constant reminders of the wind’s abundant presence here on Brazil’s Atlantic coast and its harvesting as a natural resource.
Among reasons for project delays were the lack of a license for construction, the lack of economic feasibility due to macroeconomic changes. A major de-contracting reason was also the demise of Argentine wind turbine maker Impsa which left over 1GW of stranded projects.
After cancelling this year’s only wind and solar tender Brazil is considering cancelling power purchase agreements (PPAs) of contracted, but unfinished or unbuilt, power plants, as revised figures indicate a stronger-than-expected decline in demand that leaves more than 9GW of surplus firm generation capacity contracted by 2019.
Yesterday the government said it would cancel the tender, claiming that distributors have contracted 9GW more than they need through 2020 and that the auction would overburden consumers if extra power was bought.
Brazil has cancelled its solar and wind tenders scheduled for 19 December amid worsening economic conditions and electricity distribution companies with more contracted power than they need.
Suzlon has confirmed local reports of the collapse of a wind turbine in Brazil ...In a local TV video taken after the crash, a tower section appears to have severed and the nacelle and rotor are splayed on the ground, in the sand dunes.
The Danish manufacturer has now announced 413 megawatts of deals in the last three days of the year and is just short of last year’s 5,964 megawatts of orders. It’s likely to beat that total when it details its earnings and unannounced orders from the last three months of the year on Feb. 11.
A storm that hit the Rio Grande do Sul with winds of 250 km / h (155 mph) dropped eight turbines at the Wind Complex Cerro Chato Eletrosul in Santana do Livramento, a town 492 kilometers from Porto Alegre. Enercon GmbH’s Wobben Windpower erected the first 45 wind turbines (Enercon model E-82 2 MW) at the site beginning in 2010. Prior to this latest incident, there were 108 turbines, each at 2MW for a total of 216 MW.
A storm that hit the Rio Grande do Sul with winds of 250 km / h (150 miles/hour) downed eight wind turbines at the Wind Complex Cerro Chato Eletrosul. Enercon GmbH’s Wobben Windpower erected the first 45 wind turbines (Enercon model E-82 2 MW) at the site beginning in 2010.
The failure of the system regulating the speed of the blades coupled with strong winds brought down a wind tower at the Amayo II Wind energy facility near Rivas.
The Danish turbine manufacturer said it was changes to Brazilian legislation in 2013, two years after the contract was agreed in 2011. It said this resulted in the companies to agreeing to "amicably" cancel the deal.