Here is this weeks greentech news…
Spanish technology leader in wind energy Gamesa sold a 70MW project in Mexico to Iberdrola. The installation will consist of 35 Gamesa 2.0 MW wind turbines when it is completed in 2014.
Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric opened a 14MW at Carn Hill in Newtownabbey. The installation consists of six wind turbines and will generate enough electricity to power 8,000 homes a year.
The World Bank has backed transformational large Hydro projects in a number of developing countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Nepal. The World Bank had previously shunned large Hydro projects due to the environmental consequences associated with the dams. While big hydro projects can produce lots of cheap, clean electricity, flooding caused by the dams often results in the displacement of the villages that they are supposed to be helping.